The Best DIY Gift Baskets to Make for Every Occasion

Who doesn’t love a beautiful gift basket. We often have few opportunities in life to tell someone what they mean to us.

DIY gift baskets are fun to put together, cost effective, they look beautiful and can be personalized to the recipient’s individual tastes. The time and love you put into your basket is what makes these so meaningful to the person receiving it.

Once you choose a theme for the basket, you can let your creativity go wild.  With careful planning you can even make the baskets look like a million while still keeping your finances in check. Shopping for each unique item combined with all that pretty packaging can be just as fun as actually giving the gift. Also, don’t forget to include a special note with your basket.

We’ve uncovered some of the best DIY baskets ideas to help inspire you to make beautiful and thoughtful gifts that the person receiving it will remember for years to come.

Mommy Survival Kit in a Jar

This gift basket can be give to anyone, a new mom, a soon-to-be mom, a friend, or just anyone that needs a pick me up. It's a mommy survival kit!

Via Classy Clutter


Box of Sunshine

To show someone you are thinking of them or to brighten up their day consider giving them a Box of Sunshine!  Basically you can take anything in the color yellow and add it to this box.

Via Happy Money Saver


Margarita Gift Basket

A nice thing about a margarita gift basket is that you can vary it to fit your budget. For example you could skip the squeezer and add more limes, vary the types of tequila and orange liqueur or skip the liquor and put in margarita glasses, coarse salt, a lime squeezer and some limes. Oh and don’t forget to include your favorite margarita recipe.

Via Just the Right Things


Cozy Slippers Gift Idea

Who can’t use a pair of cozy slippers to warm their feet in the cooler months. Filling them with little treats and knick-knacks turns them into a unique DIY gift idea.

Via Pretty Providence


Gardener’s Gift Basket

Assemble a basket of treats for your favorite horticulturist.

Via Martha Stewart


New Homeowner Gift Basket

Here’s a smart and practical housewarming gift for friend’s or family that have just purchased their first home.

Via Just Make Stuff


Coffee Lover’s Gift Basket

For all the coffee lovers in your life, why not give the gift of coffee! Or, you could also substitute coffee for tea – there are few things that compete with a perfect, warm cup of tea, and aromatic, sweet and spicy chai is one of our favorite comforts. Get your chai fix with this lovely Chai Making Kit.

Via Happy Go Lucky


Moscow Mule Gift Basket

Here’s a fun gift basket idea, perfect for an engagement gift. It’s easy to make and will be the hit at the party.

Via Stay at Home Katie


Get Well Soon Basket

If you know someone who is ill, why not make up this little gift that will cheer them up as well as make them feel better? It doesn’t cost a whole lot of money to create this cute little get well gift.

Via Do It Darling


Teal Gift Basket

Super cute teal themed gift bundle ideas – including printable gift tags in versions for multiple occasions and just because!

Via Crazy Little Projects


New Baby Gift Box

With a few personalized details, you can easily turn a collection of store bought finds into the sweetest gift to welcome a new baby.

Via Style Me Pretty


Ice Cream Gift Basket

Here’s a “cool” Ice Cream Gift Basket Idea with FREE ice cream tags included.

Via Porch


Holiday Cookie Gift Basket

Who wouldn't love to have this sweet basket given to them this holiday season? Neighbors, friends, teachers…

Via Holiday Cookie Gift Basket


Mani-Pedi in a Jar

Winter weather can wreak havoc on hands and feet! Give the gift of soft and pretty fingers and toes with this mani-pedi gift in a jar. Crafty beauty lovers may also like our DIY Artisan Nail Polish Maker Kit to create their own polish – the perfect addition to your mani-pedi gift jar.

Via One Good Thing by Jillee


The Ultimate Bathing Gift Basket

Perfect for that friend who needs a good excuse to relax. Fill it with loofahs, body washes, bath salts and gels, candles, and a succulent for a pretty finishing touch. Our DIY Natural Bath Salts Kit would be a perfect addition to this lovely gift basket.

Via Style Me Pretty


The Griller’s Gift Basket

We certainly can’t forget the men in our lives. Why not treat them to an amazing Griller’s Gift Basket. If the recipient is adventurous you may even consider this BBQ Sauce Making Kit for your basket. Makes a great gift for the foodies in your life.

Via A Girl in Paradise


Movie Night Gift Basket

Who doesn’t love to turn out the lights, cuddle up close to their honey, and munch on some yummy snacks? Here’s a sweet date night gift basket idea.

Via The Dating Divas


These DIY gift baskets are easy, personal and sure to be a hit. Pin these ideas on Pinterest so you can quickly reference these fantastic ideas for the next special occasion.

Here are the best DIY gift baskets ideas to help inspire you to make beautiful and thoughtful gifts that the recipients will remember for years to come.

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