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60 DIY Christmas Gift Basket Ideas They’ll Love

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Looking for a way to express your creativity and thoughtfulness in your gift-giving? Check out these lovely DIY Christmas gift basket ideas that are perfect for everyone on your list including women, men, kids, teens, pet lovers, and more!

The best thing about gift baskets is that they are such a versatile gift idea! You can create gift baskets on virtually any budget for the perfect Christmas present.

Gift baskets are also on my list of favorite crafts to make and sell!

How to create the perfect Christmas gift basket

Follow these simple steps to create an easy-peasy themed gift basket!

  1. Decide on a theme-keep scrolling for tons of fun ideas
  2. Choose a container-see below for some creative alternatives to baskets
  3. Fill the container with goodies-shop the grocery store, dollar store, Amazon, Etsy, clearance section, and even your own home
  4. Apply the finishing touches-ribbon, filler, a special note or gift tag

*Tip: be sure to include a variety of small gifts in your Christmas gift basket. For example: something edible, something readable, something wearable, something consumable, and something adorable.

If you want to be really crafty, your gift basket doesn’t even need to include an actual basket!

Ideas of containers to use instead of a basket

Themed gift basket ideas

  • Sports-baseball lover, football lover, golfer
  • Gardening
  • Music
  • Gaming
  • Booklover
  • Artist
  • Movie night
  • Food
  • Spa
  • Favorite color
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor enthusiast
  • Fitness fanatic

Christmas Gift Basket Ideas For Men

These are a few of his favorite things…

Christmas gift basket ideas-favorite snack foods in a jar
A guy’s favorite foods in a jar by One Good Thing
sample size alcohol in jar
Minibar in a jar from The Shabby Creek Cottage
gift basket filled with men care supplies
Men’s self-care basket from Savvy Saving Couple
wicker basket filled with tools
Manly stuff gift basket by Simple Easy Creative
wooden caddy filled with grilling supplies
Cookout crate by Jacquelyn Clark
Gift basket ideas-pair of men's slippers filled with snacks
Cozy slipper gift from Pretty Providence

Copy this: grab a comfy pair of men’s slippers and fill with an assortment of snacks, manly lip balm, and hand warmers. Tie a simple bow to hold everything together.

Christmas Gift Basket Ideas For Women

Beautiful themed gift baskets she’ll love

wooden box filled with spa supplies
Organic spa kit from Darling Darleen
slippers filled with foot care items
Pedicure gift basket by Laura’s Crafty Life
jar filled with self care items
Mom survival kit in a jar from Classy Clutter
tin filled with spa supplies
Spa day in a tin from The DIY Mommy
plastic bucket filled with sports theme gifts
Mom sports-themed basket by Three Crafty Cousins
bundt cake pan filled with kitchen towels and utensils
Bundt cake gift idea from Darling Doodle Design

Copy this: Using a bundt pan as a container, fill it with a cake mix (store-bought or homemade), measuring cups, dish towels, pot holders, a whisk, and a spatula.

Christmas Gift Basket Ideas For Babies

Cute and cuddly gift ideas for babies and toddlers

laundry basket filled with baby items
A basket filled with baby necessities by A Day in Motherhood
crate filled with baby gifts
Baby clothes gift basket by The Inspired Hive
wire basket filled with baby items
Welcome baby basket by Fantabulosity
Christmas gift basket ideas-sandbox filled with sand toys
Sand toys in a sandbox gift for toddler by Savvy Budget Boss
Old suitcase filled with baby toys and clothes
Adorable horse-themed gift basket for baby from White Horse Relics
Christmas gift basket ideas-various items for baby bath in a wooden tub
Bathtime themed gift basket for baby from White Horse Relics

Copy this: Get your hands on an old-fashioned wooden barrel planter, and fill it with hooded bath towels, bath toys, baby washcloths, baby soap, and blue bath bombs to look like bubbles.

Christmas Gift Basket Ideas For Kids

Unique ideas for fun gifts

Christmas Eve gift box
Christmas Eve gift box from The DIY Mommy
gift basket filled with movie fun and games
Activity basket for kids by A Girl and a Glue Gun
art caddy filled with supplies gift
Crafty gift basket (Source Unknown)
baseball basket filled with snacks
Sports-themed gift bucket by Hoosier Homemade
teal basket filled with gifts from Frozen movie
Frozen gift basket by My Sister’s Suitcase
tin bucket filled with slime ingredients
Slime gift bucket by My Frugal Adventures

Copy this: fill a painted metal pail with white glue, tiny foam balls, baking soda, contact solution (yes, you read that right), food coloring, and glitter if desired.

Christmas Gift Basket Ideas For Teens

Fun gift ideas any teen would love to receive!

wooden crate filled with games and snacks for teen
Gamer gift basket by The Dating Divas
car wash bucket filled with car supplies
Car care bucket gift by Life’s a Bargain
basket filled with teen gifts
A Sleepover Kit by A Girl and a Glue Gun
plastic bucket filled with candy
Candy basket (Source Unknown)
basket of makeup and nail supplies
Makeup gift basket (Source Unknown)
Christmas gift basket ideas-teen magazines, earbuds, craft supplies in a wire bin
Teen favorites gift basket from Taste of Home

Copy this: fill a wire basket with adult coloring books, colored pencils, earbuds, bangles, nail polish, and candy for a teen girl. Fill with comic books (or boy magazine), mints, candy, earbuds, lip balm, winter hat for a teen boy.

Christmas Gift Basket Ideas For Families

Popular gift baskets perfect for sharing!

tin filled with games, movie, and popcorn
Family game night tin by The DIY Mommy
basket filled with board games and treats
Boardgame basket by Essential Packaging
plastic bucket filled with cake mixes
Cupcake gift basket by I Think We Could Be Friends
gift box with sundae ingredients
Sundae in a box by Bloom Designs
cooler filled with camping games, snacks, and equipment
Camping gift basket (Source Unknown)
plastic bucket filled with movie gift cards and treats
Dinner and a movie gift basket (Source Unknown)

Copy this: fill a decorative tub (or reusable popcorn tub) with bags of popcorn, movie theater candy, gift cards for streaming service (or movie tickets), and a cozy blanket for movies at home.

Christmas Gift Basket Ideas For Coworkers

Quality, inexpensive gift ideas for everyone in the office

tin bucket filled with games and chocolate
Buckets of fun gift from Crazy Little Projects
basket filled with root beer float ingredients
Root beer float gift basket by Thirty Handmade Days
jar filled with yellow treats
Sunshine in a jar gift by Fun Squared
jar filled with warm socks and chapstick gift
Winter survival kit in a jar by Happy Go Lucky
basket filled with goodies
Sweet treats basket from A Helicopter Mom
wire basket filled with office supplies gift
Office supply basket (Source Unknown)

Copy this: fill a metal file holder with assorted office supplies such as sticky notes, sharpie pens, dry erase markers, white-out, staples, and tacks.

Christmas Gift Basket Ideas For Pet Lovers

Dog and cat-themed gift baskets for furry friends

jar filled with dog toys and treats
Doggie fun in a jar from AJ Wears Clothes
dog water dish filled with dog supplies
Dog or cat essentials bucket by Emily Reviews
cat food bowl filled with toys
Cat gift bowl by American Lifestyle
litter box filled with cat toys and supplies
Cat gifts in a litter box by Savvy Saving Couple
Christmas gift basket ideas-assortment of dog toys and treats in a burlap basket
Dog lover’s gift basket from Savvy Budget Boss
Christmas gift basket ideas-assortment of cat products in a gift basket
Gift basket for cat lover from 365 Designs

Copy this: fill a cat bed with cat treats, a lint roller, cat toys, kitty litter, and more cat toys. Secure it with cellophane and a pretty bow.

Christmas Gift Basket Ideas For Travelers

Fabulous gift ideas for frequent flyers or staycation enthusiasts

gift basket for car care
The commuter gift basket from My Frugal Adventures
gift basket filled with road trip supplies
Family road trip basket by The Chaos and the Clutter
lunchbox filled with snacks and goodies
Travel care package by Live Laugh Rowe
Christmas gift basket ideas-basket filled with travel size products
Essentials for travelers gift basket by Savvy Budget Boss
staycation basket filled with goodies
Staycation gift basket from the Dating Divas
fabric basket filled with picnic supplies
Happy Camper basket by Camping World

Copy this: fill a camping basket with wet wipes, disposable cups and plates, firestarter, snacks, and a national park guide.

Christmas Gift Basket Ideas For Foodies

Didn’t ya know, the way to the heart is through the belly?

hot cocoa gift
Gourmet hot cocoa gift basket from DIY Network
crock pot filled with soup mixes and spoon
Slow cooker gift ‘basket’ from Hamilton Beach
gift basket filled with spaghetti ingredients
Italian dinner gift basket from DIY network
basket filled with taco ingredients
Christmas gift basket ideas Mexican food gift basket from Darling Doodles
Pancake ingredients in a gift basket
Breakfast lover’s basket by Curly Q. Paper
wire basket with wine and cheese
Wine lover’s gift basket from Life is a Party

Copy this: fill a wire bin with bottles of wine, wine glasses, cheese, crackers, a fancy corkscrew, and a wine-pairing guide.

I hope these DIY gift basket ideas have inspired you to create a one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone on your list!

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