This Reader Turned The Traditional Gift Basket Into a Gift Tower!

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Gift basket with candy and gifts

You’ll never think of gift baskets the same way again! 😍

Gift baskets are always a wonderful and welcome gift idea, especially when you make them yourself so you can personalize them with items that that you know the giftee will love.

This week, we have a reader who put a spin on the classic gift basket by… wait for it …not actually using a basket at all!

Check out her super creative idea…

I made my friend a birthday tower, and instead of a basket, I used a clearance cupcake stand I ordered from a deal I saw on Hip2Save! I filled the shelves (which are normally meant for cupcakes) with lots of fun finds – many deals I found on your site.

two gift baskets filled food and gifts

I started it a few months in advance and then just continued to add on. If you look closely, you can see I even gift wrapped cleaning wipes! Hey, it’s practical right?! She can even reuse the cupcake stand too!

You could also take this idea to make a similar gift tower for kids as well.


two gift baskets filled with gifts and candy


Thank you, Kyra, for sharing this new way of creating a gift basket with us! I will never do my gift baskets the same again as I am 100% stealing this idea! 🙌

The big problem with traditional gift baskets is that you can’t see half of the contents until you empty it out. This totally takes care of that issue and it looks so classy as a bonus! I love that you were able to fill it with deals from the Hip2Save site as well, BIG thumbs up to you, Kyra! 👍

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Comments 14

  1. Kristin

    This is a brilliant idea! I’m sure you can also do this with those tiered farmhouse trays that sell like hotcakes in Targets dollar spot!

  2. Diane

    This looks very cool! How do you keep the stuff from falling down? I am going to try this! Thanks!

  3. Stephanie

    That is such a clever idea Kyra! I am definitely going to try this in the future.

  4. knight_allyson

    I absolutely love this idea! I already have some cardboard cupcake stands that I got super cheap. I always give my sister a goody box for Christmas, this would take it to a whole new level!

    • MommySpendsLess

      Pun intended? 😀

  5. Tracey

    Awesome idea; I want to be your friend Kyra!!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  6. Tonya S

    What a sweet gift! You rocked it. 😍

  7. tipaye

    Nice—great idea! 🙂

  8. AngieM

    That’s how I did my Christmas gifts baskets and my birthday baskets too💕❤

  9. Amber

    Super cute! Thanks for sharing!!!

  10. AngieM

    I actually use Shutterfly deals and add magnet pics to personalize the baskets 🤩

  11. Andrea

    That is awesome! What a fun gift. I’m sure your friend loved it!

  12. Momof3superkids

    Very good idea! Lovely presentation 💖

  13. Holly-Marie

    This is so cute! I’m hosting a dog party to get a pup rescued/rescue event and I’m doing (2) raffle gift baskets and I’m so going to try this. Thanks!

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