These creative gift basket ideas are so fun you’ll want to give one to everyone left on your list!
Last week, Matt was in charge of putting together gifts for his command holiday party. With a price point of about $20 per gift we knew we had to get creative to come up with some gifts that people would actually enjoy/want! I immediately suggested some gift basket ideas. After some convincing and assuring that I would do most of the work, he agreed and I am so proud to say that they were a HUGE hit in the office.
Sometimes coming up with thoughtful and useful gifts can be difficult without spending too much money. We put these creative gift baskets together pretty easily and each one was less than $20.
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Bonjourno. Put together the fixing for a perfect Italian night at home. We picked up most items at World Market including gourmet pasta, pasta sauce, gourmet olive oil, meats and cheeses, and a colander. You could also include Italian spices, bread, and tea towels.
An adorable mixing bowl stuffed with some of my favorite baking items like silicone whisks, measuring spoons, cookie cutters, and sprinkles. This was the hottest gift of the day! I made sure to pick colors that mixed well together (the pink and aqua is so pretty). You could also include an apron, oven mitts, and gourmet baking mixes.
Who doesn’t love sitting by the fire eating these marshmallow treats? The basket included a bag of giant marshmallows, a box of graham crackers, and a variety of chocolate bars. We took it up a notch and included specialty chocolate bars in fun flavors like “hot fudge” and “peppermint bark.” The only thing this box was missing was some roasting sticks which were remarkably difficult to find in December.
Everyone has a friend that always has a mug in their hand. This is the perfect gift for them. A bag full of their favorite coffee, a fun, oversized coffee mug, flavored syrup, and some gourmet cookies to top it off.
Family Movie Night
This basket contains the makings of a great evening at home and who doesn’t love staying in, snuggling up, and vegging out on Sour Patch Kids and popcorn? I stuffed popcorn tubs (similar here) with microwavable popcorn, boxes of candy staples, and a gift certificate to Redbox.
A breadboard (similar), tea towels, some fresh bread, and specialty marmalade or preserves make a fantastic hostess gift. Put everything in a pretty basket and you’re good to go.
This is a great gift for a man’s man. We put together two of these baskets and they were HOT among a group of sailors. It’s so easy to put together and it’s the epitome of a useful gift. Simply fill a bucket with your favorite car washing supplies. We included ArmorAll Wipes, sponges, rags, auto glass cleaner, and car washing soap.
Saturday Morning Breakfast
This was Matt’s favorite and I’m seriously considering adding all of these items in his stocking this year. For the pancake lover’s in your life this basket is perfection! We found gourmet pancake mixes at Target and World Market along with some specialty syrups in flavors like Butter Pecan and Coconut Pineapple. Yum!
When you have a crazy sweet tooth but have nothing sweet in your house, you’ll be so glad you got this basket! Matt pulled his favorite candies and paired them with a variety of specialty sodas to create this simple basket for someone who loves sweets!
So many of us have friends with furbabies – why not create a basket just for them! We included toys and treats for the pet in their lives.
What are your favorite budget-friendly gift basket ideas?