Looking for the perfect gift? Here are ten homemade, creative gift basket ideas that your recipient will absolutely love!
When it comes to deciding what to give your loved ones, gift baskets beat conventional gifts any day. Make that DIY, and it’ll have your personal touch to make it even more special.
If you’ve ever thought of putting one together, there’s a chance you might have gotten lost on “DIY Gift Basket Pinterest”! Maybe you even ended up abandoning the idea altogether!
Well, not this time, because we’ve got you covered. This curated list of 10 homemade creative gift basket ideas has everything from the prettiest and most affordable gift baskets to even gift basket ideas for grandma! Keep reading to find the best DIY gift basket idea for you.
Year of Dates Gift Basket
Figuring out what to do on a date night can be a challenge whether you’re a newlywed couple, just starting to date, or have been with your partner for decades! Check out our Year of Dates if you’re trying to find a great homemade creative gift basket idea. It’s the ultimate interactive gift basket solution that is cost-effective too!
Making the basket involves coming up with 12 date ideas (one for each month of the year) and placing them as individual cards, alongside trinkets, gifts, tickets to events, and money.
Our detailed tutorial will take you through everything you need for this project, from the materials and tips on doing research, to even making a spreadsheet of dates!
Between traditional movie dates and thrilling outdoor adventures, your date will be over the moon to receive 12 whole months of worry-free fun!
DIY Sangria Kit
Need a quick gift for a housewarming party you forgot all about? Jessica from Fantabulosity will help you steal the show with her DIY Sangria Kit in a glass drink dispenser!
All you need is a handful of items that are easy to come by and you’ll have the perfect DIY gift basket for both formal events and casual dinner parties.
The tutorial gives you a list of things to put in gift basket as well as tips on making it look pretty. From citrus and liquor to even a wooden stick, your gift basket will have everything you need to make a good sangria punch.
It’s the perfect gift to get the party going. Once your group is done using it for a fun time, your friend will be left with a drink dispenser that can be kept and used forever!
DIY Sunshine Box + printables
What says “happy” better than the color yellow, am I right?
True to its name, this DIY Sunshine Box with printables from byDeze is sure to bring brightness to your giftee’s day the minute they lay their eyes on it! The idea is to fill your gift basket with anything and everything yellow.
The tutorial provides a long list of items you can add to your gift basket, including snacks, soft toys, soaps, and stickers. You will also find two adorable printables that you can stick onto your sunshine box to spruce it up some more!
Whether it be a retirement gift or a “Get Well Soon!” basket, this one is sure to lift spirits!
Just Add Ice Cream! Gift Basket
Every hot summer’s day needs some ice cream which is why anyone would love receiving our Ice Cream Sundae Gift Basket! It’s based on a simple and “sweet” concept and is easy to put together so you can enjoy sundaes all summer long.
This DIY gift basket is packed with everything you need to assemble and decorate the perfect sundae, including sauces, toppings, spoons, and even colorful napkins. All you need is a bowl of your favorite ice cream to use as a blank canvas, and you’re good to go.
Affordable and creative, these hampers make fantastic gift baskets for families or friends with a sweet tooth!
Glitter-Themed Gift Basket
Bring a sparkle to a loved one’s eye with this glitter-themed gift basket by All Crafty Things! Charming and unique, it’s sure to be hit, whether it’s for a 7-year-old princess or a glitter-obsessed tween.
A collection of all things glittery, this sparkling gift basket has everything from markers and sticker sheets to glitter glue, glitter chalk, and nail polish! The easy-to-follow guide makes it a breeze to put together in a jiffy and includes tons of cute ideas with all the best products, brands, and more.
Just make sure your little glitter fiend opens their gift box in a place that doesn’t get glitter on everything they own – because glitter is forever!
Just Wanted to Teal You You’re Awesome Color-Themed Basket
While bright yellow is great for the bubbly, happy-go-lucky friend, teal is for those who seem to emanate a sense of calm wherever they go. Complete with a printable tag with the pun “Just Wanted to Teal You You’re Awesome!”, this teal gift basket by DIY Gifts Ideas is easy on the eyes and on the wallet too.
Packed with all things teal, this gift box is perfect for those who love a good blue-green palette or for those who just appreciate a vibrant aesthetic. Check out the guide to find an exhaustive list of trinkets and goodies you can throw in to tie it together.
Add peppermints or bath bombs to give your gift basket a distinct aroma, and put in face masks or other skin care products to make it the complete self-care package. There’s plenty of room to get creative with this one!
Cookie Decorating Gift Basket
‘Tis the season to be jolly, but don’t know what to give your extended family for Christmas? Well, nothing says the holidays like cookies, a warm glass of milk, and family!
And yes, Christmas gift baskets can be filled with more than just the run-of-the-mill candles and mugs and we’re going to show you how! Check out our cookie decorating gift basket, a fun holiday package that is perfect for a family evening together.
With candy canes and red-white ribbons, it’s everything that Christmas is all about. Plus, it’s so easy to put together! The gift basket is essentially a complete kit of everything you need to decorate your very own cookies.
Pre-baked cookies, sprinkles, candy melts, chocolate sauce, icing, you name it! There’s even a link to a recipe for roll-out cookies if you want to pull out all the stops and make it completely and truly DIY.
This homemade gift basket has everything you need to create some holiday cheer.
DIY Self-Care Gift Basket
We all know someone who works too hard and could use some pampering. This DIY Self-Care Gift Basket by The Rising Spoon is just the thing for anyone who needs a little extra TLC!
The best part about this homemade creative gift basket idea is that you can make it as personalized as your giftee would like. Think about what your loved ones have been wanting the most or what they’re going through, and use this tutorial to help you put together their perfect pamper package.
It’s a great way to show someone you care and want them to feel their best! From skincare packages, cozy t-shirts, their favorite beverage mix, or even their favorite candy, include whatever you know will brighten their day and give them a relaxing escape.
DIY Gingerbread Pancake Breakfast Gift Basket
Who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of freshly made pancakes? Now imagine that smell intermingled with the aroma of gingerbread! The DIY Breakfast Gift with Gingerbread Pancake Mix, another clever creation by The Rising Spoon, promises to lift spirits and get your giftee ready for the busy day ahead!
Skip the off-the-shelf flour mix and put the “DIY” in your DIY gift basket by making your gingerbread pancake mix yourself (recipe provided in the link!). Just as the name suggests, this breakfast gift basket has everything you’ll need for the perfect gingerbread pancake breakfast. Flour mix, syrups, candy toppings, breakfast beverages, and more.
From cooking tips to possible stores to choose from, this guide has got you covered with everything you need to put this together. This homemade creative gift basket idea is amazing for the holiday season, as a Mother’s day gift basket, or even as a “just-because” gift!
Wedding Wine Basket + Free Printables
Looking for gift basket ideas for couples? We’ve come up with a gift that will leave all the wine-lovers at the next bridal shower you attend completely floored: our wedding wine basket (with free printables)! It’s a DIY gift basket option that is both easy to put together and fun to personalize.
We love love, so we know how special occasions like the first night of marriage, the first Valentine’s Day, and the first Christmas are to a new couple.
This gift basket makes a sweet keepsake that the newlyweds can crack open on each of their special days all throughout their first year together! Creative and thoughtful, it comprises 12 bottles of wine, each labeled for their convenience.
To help you save some time and make the bottles look consistent, we have gone ahead and included free printable cards for each occasion. Trust us, it doesn’t get cuter than this!