The Sunday School class is handling meals for the family, but my husband's team needed to send a Get Well gift as a matter of courtesy. 4 people contributed $4 each for a total of $16.
I assembled the best snack and fruit selection available in fifteen minutes, choosing items which were nonperishable and sugar-free. I really felt God leading me as I raced through the store, sales flyer in hand:
two bags of organic chips for height ($2), 3 Campbells Select Soups ($4), mixed nuts ($2.50), rye crisps ($1), Laughing Cow cheese ($2.50), 6 individual sugar-free applesauce cups ($1), two packages of trail mix ($1), 4 oranges ($1) and 4 pears ($1).
Don't you hate how gift baskets are often half empty? Yet, you do need something to lift the base, or else everything settles at the bottom.
Instead of filler, I layered a package of paper plates and napkins across the bottom (25-cents from yard sale). Six applesauce cups elevate and cushion the fruits. A bundle of greenery adds color to the handle.