Now that it’s November, my brain is already starting to think in “Christmas mode”. I truly love the season, and I always try to give as many handmade gifts as I can. My Snow Day Survival Kit Christmas gift idea from last year was so well received that I thought I’d kick off November with a fun series – a week of gifts in tins! This week, I’ll share with you some ideas for creative gift baskets that you can give to your friends or neighbors for Christmas (and some will work for any time of the year). Each gift in a tin idea will come with free printables so that you can make your gift look extra special!

The first gift in a tin idea is this Winter Cold Survival Kit. There’s no escaping cold and flu season once the kids start school and the weather turns chilly, so why not cheer your friends up with a selection of comforting items packaged in a pretty tin?

Winter Cold Survival Kit: This makes a great, unique gift! Honey, lemon, gift card, epsom salts, tea cup, tea, cough drops and free printables!

In this gift basket, I’ve used:

  • a large tin basket (here’s a similar size from Amazon)
  • scraps of cotton fabric (for ties and the epsom salt bag)
  • twine string
  • a bottle of honey (free printable label below)
  • a lemon (free printable label below)
  • a tea cup with a hand drawn gold Sharpie heart on it (free printable tag below)
  • cough drops
  • a fabric bag filled with epsom salts (cut fabric in a circle, fill with salts, tie with twine and attach the free printable label)
  • some tea bags
  • a Google Play gift card

Winter Cold Survival Kit: This makes a great, unique gift! Honey, lemon, gift card, epsom salts, tea cup, tea, cough drops and free printables!

What are some other things you could include in a gift tin like this? What about some tissues, an ITunes gift card or some chewable Vitamin Cs?

Click on the image below to download your sheet of free printable labels and tags to go with the Winter Cold Survival Kit:

Winter Cold Survival Kit: This makes a great, unique gift! Honey, lemon, gift card, epsom salts, tea cup, tea, cough drops and free printables!

I used a scrap piece of fabric to tie around my tin, but you could also use ribbon or a piece of scrapbook paper. I punched small holes in the tops of the round tags, and tied them around the tea cup, espom salt bag and tin handle with twine.

This gift in a tin is a sweet way to let someone you care about know that you’re thinking about them. It also makes a great gift for anyone – so that they’re prepared when they DO come down with that dreaded winter cold!

Winter Cold Survival Kit: This makes a great, unique gift! Honey, lemon, gift card, epsom salts, tea cup, tea, cough drops and free printables!

Come back tomorrow for another unique gift in a tin idea!

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