I whipped up a set of pirate themed potholders and a rope trivet for my Father In Law for Christmas. The fabrics were from stash. Skull and crossbones because he likes pirates, and the blue was a mix of leftover 1.5" strips from some quilts, and the binding was binding left from the same quilts. I thought it looked like water and made a fun contrast.
I put them together with some homemade Seasoning Mixes, and a meat breaking tool, pepper mill, and peppercorns, and some sea salt.
The gift ‘basket’ is really the cardboard crate the Mason jars came in. I simply wrapped it in black tissue paper, and used some leftover basket fill to keep the jars from rolling about.