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« on: December 19, 2008 12:47:39 PM »

I have a friend that is very much into the Inheritance Series of books (e.g., Eragon) and I decided to pick up the latest book for her for Christmas. At the book store, they were also selling Beanie Baby dragons in gold as a promotion. From that, I got the idea to make a gift basket.

Most of the items in the basket were bought at a sale or discounted price Smiley
  • The 'basket' was a pretty wooden lidded box with roses painted on it that I picked up at Marshalls = $5
  • I had purchased 2 copies of the book when it went on sale. In addition to the sale price, I had a coupon for 40% off so in the end, the 2nd copy of the book cost about $5
  • My friend is also an avid crocheter and I thought it would be cool to find some gold yarn that the dragon could 'nest' on. At Big Lots, I found Moonlit Mohair for $1.50 per ball (normally about $4 per ball I think.) I bought all they had which came to 9 balls = $13.50
  • Unfortunately, I did not pick up the dragon the day I bought the books. But I found a brand new one on eBay! = $10
  • Gold bead Christmas Tree garland (dragon treasure) = $1
  • Gold Coin Chocolates (more dragon treasure) = $6
  • Bag of Lindt truffles to complete the basket = $2.50
  • Shrink wrap, ribbon, ornaments = $4.50

and voila!

The whole basket cost about $47 to make. Considering the book at full price is $27.50, and the yarn would have cost $36 if purchased in a craft or yarn shop, I think I did pretty good Wink Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008 01:06:10 PM »

WOW! You did a great job! 

It looks perfect and you got some great finds  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008 02:19:05 PM »

I love it. Cheesy
& I really heart these type of gifts.

Some girls were just born with glitter in their veins.

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2008 06:33:33 PM »

Thank you Smiley

« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2009 03:34:05 PM »

What a great gift and the stuffed dragon looks perfect for the book!
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2009 03:41:09 PM »

argh! he's really cute!

i love doing gift baskets, i might do gift baskets this year, start looking for stuff on sale now and collect it... yours look's fantastic! i love the bow with the ornament in the middle.
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2009 04:52:56 PM »

that's really really lovely.
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2009 08:08:07 AM »

That's the kind of gift, I want to offer at christmas this year. Very lovely!
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