How to Make a Christmas Gift Basket for a Fisherman

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When making a gift basket for a fisherman, solicit ideas from your local fishing store. Start with a fishing basket and fill it with things like bait, lures, hooks and other fun items. Browse your local drugstore or craft store for inexpensive items that have a fish theme.

Step 1

Pick out a wicker fishing basket to start with. You can also use a tackle box, fishing vest, backpack or even a bucket. See resources below for online information.

Step 2

If the person doesn't have a pole, include that also. If using a fishing vest, place items in the pockets. Include fun items that have a fish theme, such as a travel mug, deck of cards, fish-shaped candy, a hat, writing pen or key chain.

Step 3

Finish the gift basket by placing a few silk cattails in the basket. Tie a red ribbon around the handle of the basket and attach a gift card with--you guessed it, a fish on it.

Things You'll Need

  • Wicker fishing basket
  • Red fabric bow
  • Silk cattails
  • Fishing line
  • Fishing lures, hooks and bait
  • Other fishing items

Who Can Help

  • Where to buy wicker fishing baskets
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Amy Madtson resides in southern Oregon and has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008, focusing on health and gardening for websites such as eHow and GardenGuides. Madtson has an Associate of Arts in business from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. She holds a childbirth educator certification and a one-year midwifery completion certificate.

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