Easy Holiday Gift Baskets + Pier 1 Imports Giveaway

This post is brought to you by Pier 1.  As always, all opinions are my own.

I was thrilled when my friends at Pier 1 Imports asked me to come in and check out their great holiday gifts.

I’m a big gift basket fan.  I find them fun to put together, and I’d like to think the recipients enjoy them as well.  So when I spotted the themed kitchenware items at Pier 1 I knew they’d be perfect in holiday gift baskets for some special ladies in my life.

One of the things I love about giving gift baskets is that if you get the right basket, the person can reuse it somewhere in their home.  The wicker baskets I found would work perfectly anywhere in someone’s home.

I went with a snowman theme for this basket– a cute snowman dip bowl & spreader set, two kitchen towels, giant red mug, Christmas tree-shaped soap dispenser, and ornament.

snowman basket

The second basket I made is more of a kitchen theme– two kitchen towels, snowman measuring cup set, gingerbread man spoon rest, gingerbread man mug, ornament, and gingerbread man shaped soap dispenser.

gingerbread man basket

The third gift basket has a penguin theme going on– penguin measuring cup set, two kitchen towels, penguin shaped soap dispenser, penguin mug, and ornament.

Seriously how cute are the measuring cup sets?

penguin basket

 When putting together a gift basket keep size in mind.  You want the gift basket to look full, not sparse.  So if you only plan on filling a basket with three small items, grab a smaller basket.

You can also mix things up a bit.  If you look carefully, I folded the towels differently in each basket.

After I arrange a gift basket I wrap it in cellophane.  I left out that out because it’s harder to photograph and see everything in the basket with cellophane on.  I buy cellophane by the roll, but you can also find cellophane bags, which makes it a lot easier to package.

Easy Holiday Gift Basket Ideas + Pier 1 $50 Giveaway!

Now on to the extra fun part– I’m giving away a $50 Pier 1 gift card!  Use the Rafflecopter below to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Stalk away!

This post is brought to you by Pier 1.  As always, all opinions are my own.


  1. Lora W. says

    We have to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” every year, and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” cracks me up every time i see it.

  2. Kendall says

    Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life are my two favorite Christmas movies that I have to watch every year!

  3. Erin P says

    It’s not Christmas at our house until we’ve watched Emmit Otter’s Jugband Christmaszip! Happy Holidays and thanks!

  4. Angie S. says

    I love A Christmas Story and would watch it for the 24 hours if I could! National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation still makes me laugh!

  5. Nona Diane says

    Pier 1 = fun,fun,fun!
    Christmas isn’t complete without It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th St. – love the classics.

  6. Linda G says

    Love the penguins and snowman! What’s my favorite Christmas movie? Hmm, I’ve never seen most of the “classics” like Holiday Inn or White Christmas, so I’ll have to say It’s a Wonderful Life. I think it gets better with every viewing.

  7. says

    I love the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We usually have the 24-hours-of-a-Christmas-Story playing in the background at my parent’s house on Christmas Eve too, I’m pretty sure it’s my dad’s favorite movie of all time.

  8. Natalie says

    We watch A Christmas Story on TBS for at least 12 of the 24 hours it’s on on Christmas Eve/day. It never gets old! It’s a major award!

  9. Chelsea says

    My favorite Christmas movie is It’s a Wonderful Life. My family always used to watch it together on Christmas Eve.

  10. michelle o says

    I have too many favorite Christmas movies! I think my most favorite is the original Miracle on 34th Street. I also love It’s a Wonderful Life and the Santa Clause movies.

  11. Ashleigh Miller says

    How the Grinch stole Christmas (the cartoon version, lol) since I was little girl, now I hope my son will love it just as much as me!

  12. Paula Willbanks says

    I love A Christmas Story. We watch it every Christmas Eve as a family. You put together some beautiful gift baskets, thank you for the opportunity to win :)! Happy Holidays

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