DIY Holiday Gift Baskets

DIY Holiday Gift Baskets

Get Crafty this Holiday Season with 4 Simple DIY Baskets Gifts Ideas

It’s that time of year again. Closing the chapter on one year and opening a new chapter to the next. Peace out 2020, you were…. well, terrible.

Many of us were hit hard the past 6 months and the thought of trying to think of gift ideas is exhausting. Trying not to break the bank? Yeah, me neither! Making and crafting your own DIY holiday gifts can be easy and affordable.

There are a couple of basics when thinking of a gift basket.

First, you need a vessel to hold your gifts in. There are lots of different options like a Wire BasketWoven BasketBamboo BinFelt OrganizerPlastic Box or even a Tray. Get one big enough to hold all the different goodies you want to put in there. I would recommend one at least 12” x 9” x 8” but again, it all depends on what you want to include.

The best part of this? The recipient of the gift will be able to reuse the container. It really is the gift that keeps on giving! Here are four ideas for the perfect gift baskets this holiday season.

Kids Craft Basket
With the kids stuck at home doing remote learning, coming up with things for kids to do is hard. So, providing your friends or family a gift basket of kid’s crafts might be just the thing they need.

Sample Items to Include:
  • Crayons, Pens, Marker
  • Coloring Books
  • Rocks – kids love painting rocks

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Movie Night Basket
Here is another fun activity you can do at home while the movie theaters are working on re-opening. Bring the movie night home. Many blockbusters are being released via online streaming services, so this is the perfect gift to give this holiday season.

Sample items to include:

  • Wine and cheese – check out our charcuterie blog!
  • Adult beverages
  • Kid’s beverages
  • Gift card (like a VISA® for the purchase of a movie)

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Spa Day Basket
Need some time for self-care, what is that even?? Everyone in your friend circle is going to love this basket!

Sample items to include:

  • Hand cream
  • Nail polish
  • Scented soaps
  • Scrub brush

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Date Night Basket
Date nights are probably pretty hard to come by when married with children, now layer on a pandemic and not a lot of babysitting options and man, goodbye date nights. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Plan a date night in with your partner, spouse, or best friend. Who says date nights are just for lovers.

Sample items to include:
  • Wine and Cheese – check out our wine and cheese pairings blog for inspo
  • Glasses to drink wine, champagne, beer, etc.
  • Snacks
  • If you are the give-giver, include a free babysitting night coupon!

  • Or include everything they need to cook in for the night. Have pasta, sauce, parmesan cheese
  • Candles
  • Print out and include this list of date night ideas for when the pandemic is over and you can actually go out and enjoy some time!

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Hot Cocoa Basket
As the weather starts turning colder, warming up with a nice cup of hot cocoa. Giving the gift of Hot Cocoa is perfect for this time of year.

Sample items to include:
  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Stirring stix
  • Flavored stix like chocolate spoons, rock sticks, etc

  • Sprinkles
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Mugs

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S’mores Gift Basket
Struggling to find things to keep the kids busy? Try a s’mores indoors or outdoors! If you’re in a colder state, the thought of going outside and having a campfire is not the ideal night. Why not bring the outdoors in? No fireplace? No problem. Grab yourself some non-scented candles and let the fun begin.

Sample items to include:
  • Graham crackers
  • Chocolate
  • Roasting sticks

  • Marshmallows
  • Non-scented candles

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DIY gifts don’t have to be as scary or expensive as you thought. Gift giving itself comes from the heart. No matter what you decide to do this holiday season, remember it is about the thought that counts, not how much money you spend. Now grab some containers and get wrapping. Happy gifting!

For more homemade ideas check out our Cactus Garden blog and DIY Holiday Gifts blog for more inspiration!

Home for the Holidays

Laura Sirk is a Marketing Manager at mDesign
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Posted: Nov 9, 2020