Originally Authored By Sarah Lennington
Who doesn’t like to receive a gift basket? Here are a number of different gift basket ideas. There’s sure to be one to cover every single person on your list. Once you’ve chosen one of these themes, don’t forget to make sure you get everything you can in the basket and use coordinating colors. Add some decorative ribbon, and if you’d like you can wrap in cellophane tied with a bow.
Spa gift basket
Use small basin as basket. This can be used for a foot soak or storage as well. Inside put some tissue paper, then add a foot soak, body scrub, body wash, nail polish, nail file, loofah, sponge, bubble bath, bath salts, small towel or towels, eye mask, facial mask, candle, lotion, and body spray.
Movie gift basket
Use large mixing bowl, or a popcorn bowl if you can find one. Inside put some tissue paper, then add a movie or two, popcorn, different types of candy and candy bars, drink mix, a couple of cups/glasses, popcorn seasoning, nuts, and cookies. Use any or all of these. Just make sure you get everything you can in coordinating colors. Add some decorative ribbon, and if you’d like you can wrap it in cellophane and tie it with a bow.
Chef’s gift basket
Start with a large mixing bowl. In it put some tea towels, baking utensils, dessert plates, ceramic mugs, spices, seasonings, oven mitts, baking mixes, measuring spoons, a measuring cup, napkins, recipe box, recipe cards, a recipe or two printed on some pretty paper, and a dessert or food scented candle.
Fishermans gift basket
Put in tackle box or lunch box. Lure’s, hooks, sinkers, fisherman picture frame, fish seasoning or breading, fisher’s book, beef jerky, coffee, crackers, and polarized sunglasses.
Hunters gift basket
Find an authentic wood weave basket. Place in things like thermal socks, scent-killer spray, binoculars, knife, deer picture frame, hunting magazine or book, anything camo, granola bars, and deer/turkey calls – e.g. depends on what season it is, and what they usually hunt for. Add any or all of these. Then, decorate with some add-ins like pinecones or other outdoor-looking decorations.
Dog gift basket
Put in basket or large dog dish. Bones, dog treats, ball, stuffed animals, squeaky toys, dog dishes, dog blanket, collar, leash, and brush.
Cat gift basket
Get a cat bed or basket for this one. Catnip, treats, cat toys, toy mouses, food and water bowls, collar, and cat picture frame will make this extra special.
Baby gift basket
Put in diaper bag, baby bathtub, or basket. Add blanket, washcloths, hooded towels, rattles, stuffed animals, clothing, baby picture frame, teething toys, blocks, wipes, baby shampoo, baby hairbrush, rubber ducky, booties, and baby lotion.
Sporty teen boy gift basket
Gatorade mix, water bottle, stopwatch, ball (depending on what they play), nutrition bars, any app store giftcard, sweatband, sporty socks, body spray, and homemade cookies in the shape of whatever sport they play (example: football, soccer, baseball, glove).
Gamer gift basket
Gaming gift card, drink mix, small snacks (candy, chips, cookies, crackers), and battery packs and chargers (only if you know what kind you need to get).
Teen boy gift basket
Drink mix, water bottle, small snacks (candy, chips, cookies, crackers), any app store giftcard, notebook, pens, model cars, and cologne.
Girly teen girl gift basket
Get creative and wrap these in a scarf or comfy sweatshirt: writing journal, gel pens, hair accessories, nail polish, perfume, flowers, eyeshadow, small stuffed animal, jewelry, pretty socks, candles, lotions, bubble bath, and any app store giftcard.
Sporty teen girl
Water bottle, Gatorade mix, stopwatch, socks, nutrition bars, ball (depending on what sport they play), app store giftcard, body spray, small back massager, and homemade cookies in the shape of whatever sport they play or like (example: footballs, basketballs, volleyballs)
Nail gift basket
Put inside small basket, or small cosmetic case. Nail clippers, nail polish, cotton balls, nail polish remover, nail stickers, nail file, toenail separators, and nail soak. Add any or all of these. Just make sure you get everything in coordinating colors. Add some decorative ribbon, and if you’d like you can wrap it in cellophane and tie it with a bow.
Construction worker gift basket
Put inside of cooler or gift basket. Gloves, various tools, duct tape (seriously), sturdy and comfortable socks, hat, small snacks (cookies, crackers, candy, chips, beef jerky), mini notebooks, pens, and handkerchiefs.
Toddler gift basket
Blanket, stuffed animals, blocks, shaky toys, sippy cups, hair bows (for girls), Gerber toddler snacks, sugar-free cookies, hooded towel, and clothes.
Gardener gift basket
Put in flower pot or basket. Gardening tools, gloves, sun hat, seeds, gardening book, and flowers.
Girl’s gift basket
Coloring books, art supplies, crayons, dolls, doll accessories and clothing, building things, candy or cookies, cartoon band-aids, stuffed animals, fuzzy socks, children books, and small purses. A
Boy’s gift basket
Cars, trucks, blocks, coloring books, crayons, art supplies, candy or cookies, small ball, cartoon band-aids, planes, army men, toy animals, and children books. Add any or all of these. Just make sure you get everything in coordinating colors. Add some decorative ribbon, and if you’d like you can wrap it in cellophane and tie it with a bow.
Family gift basket
Some kind of drink, cups/glasses, board game or movie, napkins, popcorn, cookies, candy, and snack mix.
Sundae gift basket
Sundae bowls, spoons, syrups, sprinkles, maraschino cherries in a jar, ice-cream scoop, and other various toppings. Add any or all of these. Just make sure you get everything in coordinating colors. Add some decorative ribbon, and if you’d like you can wrap it in cellophane and tie it with a bow.
Homemaker gift basket
Candles, cookie cutters, hand towels, flowers, tea, teacups, small jar filled with mints or hard candy, and moisturizing lotion. Add any or all of these. Just make sure you get everything in coordinating colors. Add some decorative ribbon, and if you’d like you can wrap it in cellophane and tie it with a bow.
Fashionista gift basket
A purse will make a nice vessel for this basket set of items: Jewelry, scarves, sunglasses, shirts, fashion magazine, lipstick, and gloves.
New Mommy gift basket
Baby blanket, baby clothes, tea cup, tea, small sweets for Mom, a Mommy and baby picture frame, bracelet, scrapbook, lotion, relaxing bath salts, eye mask, fleece blanket, baby toys, and lotion.
This one is sure to be a winner with anyone. Wrap this in decorative paper or bags: Bottle of wine/ sparkling juice or hot chocolate/coffee, crackers, candy canes, sausage, cheese, plate and two mugs or two wine glasses, ornaments, peppermints, mini Christmas decorations, and Christmas cookies.
S’mores gift basket
In a small hibachi grill, put a bag of marshmallows, mini roasting sticks, candy canes, chocolate bars, graham crackers, and hot chocolate or coffee.
A+ student or school-lover gift basket
Put inside backpack or basket. Notebooks, paper, pens, pencils, erasers, post-it notes, planner, highlighters, small calculator, small snacks, coffee and coffee cup or tea and teacup, book, book light, and folders. Add any or all of these. Just make sure you get everything in coordinating colors. Add some decorative ribbon, and if you’d like you can wrap it in cellophane and tie it with a bow.
Bookworm gift basket
Writing journals, copies of your most recent favorite books, book light, small snacks, coffee or tea packets, coffee mug or tea cup, small fleece blanket, warm socks, and bookmarks.
These might go well in a bucket pail like you might find at a vintage car wash: Air fresheners, hanging dice, car cleaning supplies, car towels, tire cleaner, car phone holder, and key chains.
Try these in a toolbox: Duct tape, a do-it-yourself booklet, tools, nails, screws, measuring tape, and a level.
Work-a-holic gift basket
Put all of this in a briefcase: framed inspiration/motivation cards, sticky notepads, pens, coffee mug, instant coffee mix, small snacks, calculator, and monogram key chain.
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