I went into Target yesterday to pick up some things for the 4th of July. Of course, I had to stop by the dollar spot. You know how Target runs are; you go in for one thing and leave with everything but that thing. When I saw these adorable wicker picnic baskets in the dollar spot, I just had to have them. I thought they would be adorable for welcome bags or a mini picnic. I am a sucker for anything picnic-themed or anything that involves a basket. If I found these before my wedding, I would have used them for my welcome bags (I will blog those soon!)These were so inexpensive to make and absolutely adorable! I hope Target continues to sell these affordable baskets so I can gift them during the holidays. I may need to go back to Target and buy them all. Even if you didn’t plan to make a gift package, these little baskets are so cute to fill up with a few sandwiches, chips, and sparkling water to take to the park or beach!
These little gift packages were made with everything at Target. You don’t have to run around a ton of stores to find all the goodies! I had so much fun filling them up. I tried to pick out items that had a lot of colors but also things people actually eat.
What to place inside a picnic-themed gift package!
Hillshire Small Plates – They are perfect because they have the meat, cheese, and crackers! You don’t have to do any of the hard work, they’re cheaper than buying all the ingredients, and they fit perfectly in the basket! I chose two for each basket. You can find them near the cheese section.
Pistachios – Every charcuterie-style picnic needs some nuts.
Dark Chocolate – Because it goes with everything.
Sour Candies – Not only is the packaging cute (I’m a sucker for packaging), but I happen to think sour candy is the best when paired with rosé.
Sparkling Water – The water is the perfect item to add to the bottom of the basket to push up the rest of the snacks. It adds more volume, plus hydration is important.
Utensils- Paper plates, cute napkins, and a champagne glass.
Wine – I went with rosé for summer, but I would change the wine selection based on the season.
Hair scarf – I absolutely loved this little scarf from Target! It decorated the basket up big time. Plus, you can wear it in your hair instead of throwing away ribbon.
I’m already planning on making another themed picnic basket with these!
I added a cute zinnia from my garden to dress it up even more.
Questions for you!
- What would you pack in these picnic baskets?
- What gift theme should I do next?