Holiday Gift Basket Ideas With a Homemade Twist

If you're in a bind and need a last-minute gift for someone on your holiday shopping list, you can't go wrong with going homemade.

Roni Proter of Dinner Reinvented shared with Eye Opener a great idea for a custom-made gift baskets and homemade items to fill it up.

Berry Christmas Basket: Customize this basket with a berry theme by throwing in a berry glass, berry dinnerware, red faux berry star ornament and more! Make this basket extra-special with some homemade Wild Berry Drop Scones (recipe below).

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Wild Berry Drop Scones

2 cup all purpose flour


1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 Tbsp baking powder

3/4 tsp. salt


5 tbsp cold unsalted butter

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 egg

1 cup frozen wild berries like blueberries, blackberries and raspberries

Coarse sugar for sprinkling.



Add all the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt) and whisk. Cube the cold butter and add it in, using a pastry cutter or your hands to break up the butter until it’s well combined. If you pick up a handful of the flour, it should be crumbly but stick together slightly. Whisk the egg in a small bowl, then add it to the dry mixture, along with the cream. Add the frozen berries and gently stir until all the ingredients are combined. Scoop a couple tablespoons of the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet, sprinkle with coarse sugar, and bake at 375 for 13-17 minutes or until golden brown at the edges.