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Gift Basket Ideas {How to Make a Gift Basket}

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I love putting together gift baskets! It’s a great way to customize a gift and your options are truly endless.

There are so many gift basket ideas out there, from things you can buy and things you can make yourself, I decided to put together a list of some of my favorites!

Gift baskets are one of my very favorite ideas for gifting. You can customize your gift basket in so many ways to make it extra special for the recipient. Today, I’m sharing some of my very favorite gift basket ideas!

To start, you’ll need to choose a theme and start making and/or purchasing your items.

You’ll then need to find a basket large enough for your items and then you can start filling your basket. I like to line the basket with tissue paper, but this is totally optional.

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I tend to place the larger items towards the back of the basket, and then fill in the smaller items. If you choose to wrap your basket, you can purchase clear basket bags, or buy a roll of clear cellophane to wrap your basket in. Tie it off with a bow, and you’re done!

And now, here are my favorite gift basket ideas and tips and tricks to make your own!

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via popsugar

Looking for a unique hostess gift or know someone who loves to entertain? This gift basket owes it’s charm to it’s cohesive color scheme. I also love how it’s lined with a dishtowel! You can find a similar, inexpensive wire basket here.

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via 100 layer cake

A couples themed gift basket is the perfect idea for a wedding, engagement or anniversary gift! Fill with champagne or wine, a scented candle, soft throw, plant, coffee, bubble bath…anything the couple might be able to enjoy together.

tea gift basket idea

tea gift basket via burlap+blue

Know a tea lover? Gift them a tea gift basket, filled with teas, mugs, coasters, notecards, creative writing utensils, your favorite book…the list of clever items to include can go on and on!

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via must have mom

Isn’t this family sundae kit adorable? We made something similar for my son’s school’s auction and it was a huge hit! Fill it with ice cream toppings, cones, spoons, bowls, an ice cream scoop, and a gift card to a grocery store so the recipient can buy ice cream!

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via burlap+blue

Gift basket ideas can come in all shapes and sizes, and this gift basket is a clever and fun way to thank delivery drivers during the holidays! I took a basket, filled it with water, sodas and snacks, and place it on my front porch. It was definitely appreciated; I even had to refill it several times during the holiday season.

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via the tom kat studio

A hot cocoa basket is the perfect holiday gift or cold-weather hostess gift! Fill with high quality hot cocoa, mugs and/or to-go cups, marshmallows, peppermint sticks, syrups, and anything else you can think of!

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via fantabulosity

I love the idea of color themed gift baskets! Just take a fun container and your recipients favorite color or colors and go to town! You can find many things inexpensively, such as lip balms, nail polish, snacks, candy, sodas, notebooks, pens, pencils etc. The only limit is your imagination!

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via style me pretty

A bubble bath gift box is a darling idea! Throw in some bubble bath, maybe some bath bombs, a scented candle, wine chocolate, even your favorite book! The perfect gift basket idea for a friend, sister, or mom!

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via jo-lynne shane

A manicure gift basket is such a clever idea. Throw in some nail polishes, nail stickers, scrubs and lotions, manicure supplies, anything goes!

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via mama papa bubba

A gift basket filled with crafting supplies? What a fantastic idea! Love how she used a tackle box; such a creative gift idea. Head to the craft store or dollar store, and fill your basket with ribbons, washi tapes, stickers, glue, cardstock, mod podge, pom poms…the possibilities are endless!

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via thirty handmade days

Know someone heading off to college? A college survival kit is exactly what they need! Fill it with all the essentials–snacks, dorm decor, gum, school supplies, favorite books, gift cards…there are so many neat things you can fill it with!

via just bright ideas

This is, obviously, just the tip of the iceberg for gift basket ideas!

Thanks for reading all about Gift Basket Ideas {How to Make a Gift Basket}! Have a lovely day!

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