Gift basket ideas for the homebody, spa lover, DIYer, entertainer, baker, movie lover, and coffee fanatic.
I’m calling it. Christmas shopping is DONE! I have to tell myself to “officially” stop or else I’ll just end up giving my heart out right up until the day.
Having the gift giving love language might be a blessing and a curse in that regard. 😉
But I truly can’t help it. I LOVE giving little treats to teachers and neighbors and the mail man and the garbage pickup crew. It’s a big reason why I love this time of year, not for the receiving but for the giving.
This year, since so many of us are staying home, I decided to put together “experiences” in the form of gift baskets for our neighbors. I didn’t want to give people “stuff”. I wanted to create a moment for them, whether that was in the form of a movie night on the couch or a ‘smores making evening in the backyard or a cookie decorating afternoon in the kitchen.
So I pulled together 8 fun gift basket ideas, if you need out-of-the-box ideas for friends, family members, or neighbors.
I picked up everything from Walmart using free curbside pickup for most of the items in stores, and for everything else I was able to have them delivered using free 2-day shipping.
If you’re in a time crunch as Christmas gets closer, you can use same-day delivery service too. And you can use Walmart’s “Gift Finder” tool to make it easier to search curated lists for gift ideas.
I plan to just leave these little kits on our neighbors’ porches for them to enjoy.
8 Creative Gift Basket Ideas
1. Baking Kit Gift Basket Idea
- Batter bowl
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Butter dish
- Kitchen towels
- Scone mix
- Cookie mix
- Cookie icing
2. Movie Night Gift Basket Idea
3. Coffee Gift Basket Idea
- Locking jar with biscotti
- Ground coffee
- Sugar & creamer set
- Tall travel coffee cup
- Travel coffee mug
4. Handy DIYer Gift Basket Idea
5. S’mores Kit Gift Basket Idea
- Tabletop gas fire pit
- Telescoping roasting skewers
- Hershey chocolate bars
- Reese’s cups
6. Spa Gift Basket Idea
- Throw blanket
- Essential oil diffuser
- Essential oil
- Apothecary jar with bath salts
- Hand and foot set
- Facial mask
7. Sangria Kit Gift Basket Idea
- Wine glasses
- Wooden spoon
- Red wine
- Orange juice
- Brown sugar
- This recipe written with a note
8. Cozy at Home Gift Basket Idea
We’ll be making the rounds to drop off all of the goodies in our neighborhood with the kids this week. Can’t wait!
Do you do fun little gift baskets? Or any sweet gifts for neighbors. I’m not really one who bakes cookies for lots people so this is my alternative. 😉