15 DIY Christmas Gift Basket Ideas

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Are you done with your Christmas shopping? Or are you stuck about what to get for your bestfriend? What to give to your in-laws? Or to someone so close to you but can’t think of a nice gift? How about considering a gift basket? Personally, I love giving and receiving gift basket! It is well thought of and with a personal touch. Whether it is a DIY or store-bought, I am excited to open it up and see what’s in there.

Here are some of my favorite DIY Christmas Gift Basket Ideas that are unique, creative and personalized:

1. The Hot Cocoa Kit | lark & linen

To beat the winter blues with such a sweet gift, hot cocoa will surely be appreciated. Add any hot cocoa powder, cinnamon sticks, mini marshmallows, candy canes and a marbled mug.

2. Coffee Gift Basket | The TomKat Studio

For coffee lover friend or relative! You can personalize it by adding a mug with their initials on it or add their favorite coffee and even assorted cream for them to choose.

3.  Moscow Mule Gift Basket | Tonality Designs

Moscow mule is a cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge of lime and mint leaves. It is popularly served in a copper mug, which is the real star in this basket.

4. Tea Lover’s Gift Basket | Live Laugh Rowe

You definitely know someone who always prefers tea over coffee so this is for them. You can’t go wrong with this idea. Add your choice of tea, it can be assorted tea bags variety, tea rest, teacup and cookies.

5. Pancake Breakfast Gift Basket | Curly Q Paper

This basket can be a hit to moms with little kids who love pancakes. Add gingerbread pancakes, maple syrup, bacon, mimosas, orange juice or any other juice that you think they prefer.

6. Relaxing Spa Gift | Mom Endeavors

Personally, I think this is the best gift for busy moms. What a great gift for moms so she can relax after the busy and stressful holidays. Add lotion, body wash, loofah, scented candle and a jar of bath salts.

7. The Night Before Christmas Gift Basket | Simple Easy Creative

This is a meaningful gift basket for the whole family. For those with family traditions on Christmas eve, this will really play a part in creating memories. Have some classic Christmas movies, popcorn, hot cocoa mix, nuts, chips and add Christmas pajamas and a cozy blanket.


8. Cuddle Kit For Two | The Dating Divas

This kit is a perfect gift for your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend for a night full of cuddles. Add some romantic movies, wine or sparkling juice, chocolate truffles, scented candle and a nice soft blanket. With a free printable gift tag if you go to the blog.

9.  DIY Spa Night Gift Basket | The Everygirl

For a close friend or for a white elephant gift exchange because others say that you can’t go wrong with wine. In a wire basket, add a wine of your choice, assortment of spa essentials and a scented candle.

10. Herb Garden Gift Basket | myrecipes

I would love to receive this basket anytime! For a mama who loves gardening specifically herbs, this is for you. You can add potted fresh rosemary, organic dried herbs, buy or DIY herb-infused oil like basil infused oil and rosemary infused oil, garden gloves and other garden tools.

11. Cookie Decorator’s Delight | myrecipes

For a baker in your circle, for sure it’s a delight! A mix of a cookie press, cookie cutter, spatula, decorating pens, mat, parchment paper, measuring spoons, rolling pin, baking books and magazines.

Cookie Decorator's Delight

12. Coffee Lovers Gift Basket | The Gardening Cook

We can’t get enough of coffee! Add three blends of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee (that’s the author’s choice) but you can put your own choice. (remember: we are just getting some inspiration here). Put chocolate chip cookies, peppermints, chocolate-covered espresso beans and holiday chocolate pieces. With a free printables on the blog.

13. Snow Day Survival Kit | The DIY Mommy

This is a unique DIY kit because this is exclusively for those who are somewhere in the North (like where I am), who can experience severe winter snow. Good for snow days where the whole family is stuck at home. (But you can give this to anyone, with or without snow.) In a tin or basket, add sugar cookie mix in a jar, cookie-cutter, hot chocolate mix in a jar, and some chocolate spoons to mix the hot chocolate with, candy canes, sprinkles. You can visit the blog for the complete instructions and free printables!

14. Holiday Cookie Gift Basket | The TomKat Studio

This gift idea is for a cookie lover in your list that you know will be happy with this kit. Start with a large mixing bowl and fill with cookie baking essentials such as cookie dough, cookie sheet, cooling rack, spatula, cookie scoop and holiday cookie cutters then add some sprinkles! Click the link and visit the site for a free download of cookie kit labels. Sweet!

15. Non-Dairy Hot Chocolate Gift Basket | Frog Prince Paperie

A special gift that specifically for someone special, a friend who doesn’t take any dairy product thus non-dairy hot chocolate. Start with Silk Almondmilk or Coconutmilk, add the non-dairy cocoa mix, marshmallows, spoons dipped in chocolate, mugs and few gingerbread men. Check the site for the hot cocoa mix recipe.

There you go! I hope you were able to get some ideas and inspirations among these gift baskets. I love them all that’s why they are included in my list.

BUT…if you don’t have time for these DIYs, there’s nothing wrong in buying ready-made gift baskets from stores. That’s why it’s there, for busy people who can not do it themselves.

Here are some of the store-bought gift baskets that are readily available:

Don’t you think it is so nice to receive any of these baskets? As for me, oh yes anytime!

Have a Merry Christmas!


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