This is a perfect example of a Budget Friendly Basket. I volunteered to do a Basket for my future (at the time) Sister-In-Law’s Bridal Shower as one of the “Winner” gifts. As I’ve said before I love making up Baskets! You can work within any kind of budget and still make it look good.
In this Beach Basket, I’ve chosen to gear it towards a Mom or a young child that was invited, by adding beach toys to it. It could be for the beach or even to have fun at the pool and sandbox.
I added a few sand toys, like a bucket, shovel, and sand molds with different shapes. Then I added a beach ball, suntan lotion, beach towel and a cooling towel, in case someone got very hot because they didn’t realize how long they stayed out in the sun! Ok, I’m speaking from experience with that one! Ha! As you can see, I also added some small melamine flip-flop plates so they can have a sandwich or snack at the beach or pool area along with a mini cooler that was added. The mini cooler I chose for this held a bottle of water, a snack, and your keys, along with your wallet, if you wanted. This was just one of the baskets the winner had a choice of picking. I spent $20 on this Basket, but like I said, you can make this budget friendly according to the budget you want to spend. For example, if you wanted to spend more money, you could add another towel, or even some cups to match the plates, maybe a few extra toys or even a bigger bucket and shovel. Another idea would be to get a bigger cooler and put everything in it along with some drinks instead of a basket and bucket. If you’re looking to spend less, you could eliminate the cooling towel and/or the plates if you’re giving it to a child as a gift. If you spend less, you could fill it up and still make it look nice by the presentation. What I mean by that is, you could put everything in the bucket instead of putting some things around it like I did for this basket. That way, it will fill up the bucket fast, especially if you put newspaper at the bottom of the bucket so the items you put in it will be up higher to see. Then you can use tissue paper and add it in between each gift you add to the bucket.
If you would like to know how I wrap up a gift basket you can go here.
Hopefully, this will give you an idea or two about building your own Beach Basket to give!