Gifts CONTAIN YOURSELF

A better way to wrap gifts: Make the box a gift, too. Hundreds of attractive, multi-purpose baskets and boxes are on the market today, in all shapes and sizes – including a few that don’t appear to be containers at all. Just add a ribbon and the present is wrapped. All of the containers pictured on these pages, except the trunk, are under $15. We’ve even included some gift ideas.



1. Picnic basket, comes in four sizes. Size shown, $8.95. Fill it with picnic supplies- paperplates, napkins, plastic cups, or two bottles of wine. At the Sample House. Three locations at 9825 North Central Expressway, 2811 Routh or A better way to wrap gifts: Make the box a gift, too. Hundreds of attractive, multi-purpose baskets and boxes are on the market today, in all shapes and sizes – including a few that don’t appear to be containers at all. Just add a ribbon and the present is wrapped. All of the containers pictured on these pages, except the trunk, are under $15. We’ve even included some gift ideas.



1. Picnic basket, comes in four sizes. Size shown, $8.95. Fill it with picnic supplies- paperplates, napkins, plastic cups, or two bottles of wine. At the Sample House. Three locations at 9825 North Central Expressway, 2811 Routh or 710 Northgate Plaza in Irving.

2. Lacquer box in black or maroon. A niceway to box a man’s shirt. Top and bottomlined with printed paper, for a second life as apair of desk trays or shelf organizers. $13.50 atThe Market in European Crossroads, WillowCreek Village, or at 4236 Oak Lawn.

3. Small Japanese lacquer box, $6. Just theright size for a hostess gift of cocktail napkinsor coasters. At The Market.

4. Chinese woven lacquered basket, $10. Have 710 Northgate Plaza in Irving.

2. Lacquer box in black or maroon. A niceway to box a man’s shirt. Top and bottomlined with printed paper, for a second life as apair of desk trays or shelf organizers. $13.50 atThe Market in European Crossroads, WillowCreek Village, or at 4236 Oak Lawn.

3. Small Japanese lacquer box, $6. Just theright size for a hostess gift of cocktail napkinsor coasters. At The Market.

4. Chinese woven lacquered basket, $10. Have a small Norfolk Pine, a living Christmas tree, potted inside.

5. A Santa basket, handmade in Ecuador. Fill it with candy for a small Norfolk Pine, a living Christmas tree, potted inside.

5. A Santa basket, handmade in Ecuador. Fill it with candy for a child’s stocking. Next year it can be hung as an ornament on the tree. $5 at In Good Company, 2933 North Hena child’s stocking. Next year it can be hung as an ornament on the tree. $5 at In Good Company, 2933 North Henderson.

6. Chinese oval basket with herringbone design, $12.75. Fill it with small scented candles. Other sizes also available. At In Good Company.

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6. Chinese oval basket with herringbone design, $12.75. Fill it with small scented candles. Other sizes also available. At In Good Company.

7. Round woven baskets in four different sizes. Fill it with potpourri. Sizeshown, $3. At The Market.

8. Round woven basket with handle. Just the right size for a cake or a set of bar glasses. Made in the Philippines. $15 at In Good Company.

9. New tins with old designs. For the gourmet: Fill with the latest kitchen gadgets. Sizes shown, $5 and $7.50. At The Sample House.

10. It looks like a woven basket, but it’s really a box with an overlay of straw. Fill it with scented soaps. $3 at The Sample House.

11. Heart-shaped brass box. Enclose tickets to a symphony or theater perfor7. Round woven baskets in four different sizes. Fill it with potpourri. Sizeshown, $3. At The Market.

8. Round woven basket with handle. Just the right size for a cake or a set of bar glasses. Made in the Philippines. $15 at In Good Company.

9. New tins with old designs. For the gourmet: Fill with the latest kitchen gadgets. Sizes shown, $5 and $7.50. At The Sample House.

10. It looks like a woven basket, but it’s really a box with an overlay of straw. Fill it with scented soaps. $3 at The Sample House.

11. Heart-shaped brass box. Enclose tickets to a symphony or theater performance for the music or drama lover. $4 at In Good Company.

12. Tin box with butterfly or frog-on-a-lily-pad design. A nice way to packagehome-baked cookies or fruit cake. $5 atThe Market.

13. China cow and base. An appropriatecontainer for imported cheese. $ 10, ThePavilion at Marie Leavell’s, 147 InwoodVillage.

14. Silk embroidered box. Doubles asan evening purse. Inside, try a gift certificate for a dress to match. $15, JohnSimmons, NorthPark.

15. Fabric-covered and lined box, $14.50.Fill it with personalized stationery.Other prints also available. At In GoodCompany.

16. Box of brass and lacquered wood,$10. Future use as a man’s jewelry box.For the present, fill it with handkerchiefs.Large size, $50. At The Pavilion at Marie mance for the music or drama lover. $4 at In Good Company.

12. Tin box with butterfly or frog-on-a-lily-pad design. A nice way to packagehome-baked cookies or fruit cake. $5 atThe Market.

13. China cow and base. An appropriatecontainer for imported cheese. $ 10, ThePavilion at Marie Leavell’s, 147 InwoodVillage.

14. Silk embroidered box. Doubles asan evening purse. Inside, try a gift certificate for a dress to match. $15, JohnSimmons, NorthPark.

15. Fabric-covered and lined box, $14.50.Fill it with personalized stationery.Other prints also available. At In GoodCompany.

16. Box of brass and lacquered wood,$10. Future use as a man’s jewelry box.For the present, fill it with handkerchiefs.Large size, $50. At The Pavilion at Marie Leavell s.

17. China pillbox. A nice stocking stuf-fer when filled with a roll of postagestamps. $1.50 at The Sample House.

18. Hungarian hand-painted porcelainegg. Elegant enough to hold fine jewelry.$14.95 at Edward Stalcup, Inc., 2TurtleCreek Village.

19. Porcelain cat or dog, as shown, restingon a teak box. Enclose a one-ounce bottle of a friend’s favorite perfume. $11.50at John Simmons.

20. Woven basket filled with cacti and Leavell s.

17. China pillbox. A nice stocking stuf-fer when filled with a roll of postagestamps. $1.50 at The Sample House.

18. Hungarian hand-painted porcelainegg. Elegant enough to hold fine jewelry.$14.95 at Edward Stalcup, Inc., 2TurtleCreek Village.

19. Porcelain cat or dog, as shown, restingon a teak box. Enclose a one-ounce bottle of a friend’s favorite perfume. $11.50at John Simmons.

20. Woven basket filled with cacti and violets. Basket ($5.95) and plants available from James Hinton, 2928 North Henderson.

21. Woven apple basket. Inside, place a gift certificate for dinner for two at a favorite restaurant. $12.50 at The Pavilion at Marie Leavell’s. 22. Fully lined wooden trunk with tray. Fill it with sheets and towels or a handmade quilt. $89.50 at In Good Company.

violets. Basket ($5.95) and plants available from James Hinton, 2928 North Henderson.

21. Woven apple basket. Inside, place a gift certificate for dinner for two at a favorite restaurant. $12.50 at The Pavilion at Marie Leavell’s. 22. Fully lined wooden trunk with tray. Fill it with sheets and towels or a handmade quilt. $89.50 at In Good Company.

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