Basket types include:
▪ a wastepaper/waste basket (=for paper you throw away) He threw her letter in the wastepaper basket.
▪ a laundry/clothes basket (=for dirty clothes) Will you please put your socks in the laundry basket?
▪ a shopping basket She paid for the apples and put them in her shopping basket.
▪ a picnic basket We took a picnic basket and a rug.
▪ a bread basket (=for serving bread) There was a bread basket on the table.
▪ a fruit basket (=containing fruits) He had a fruit basket sent up to her hotel room.
▪ a hanging basket (=for putting plants in and hanging outside) All the shops had hanging baskets outside their doors.
▪ a wicker basket (=made from the hard stems of a plant) She stores her vegetables in pretty wicker baskets.