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 you can fill 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
Christmas gift basket ideas-sample size alcohol in a jar
Minibar in a jar from The Shabby Creek Cottage
Men’s self-care basket from Savvy Saving Couple
Manly stuff gift basket by Simple Easy Creative
Christmas gift basket ideas-bbq supplies in a wooden crate
Cookout crate by Jacquelyn Clark
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

Christmas gift basket ideas-spa kit for women in wooden crate
Organic spa kit from Darling Darleen
Pedicure gift basket by Laura’s Crafty Life
Mom survival kit in a jar from Classy Clutter
Spa day in a tin from The DIY Mommy
Mom sports-themed basket by Three Crafty Cousins
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

A basket filled with baby necessities by A Day in Motherhood
Baby clothes gift basket by The Inspired Hive
Welcome baby basket by Fantabulosity
Sand toys in a sandbox gift for toddler by Starting Over Daily
Adorable horse-themed gift basket for baby from White Horse Relics
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 from The DIY Mommy
Activity basket for kids by A Girl and a Glue Gun
Crafty gift basket (Source Unknown)
Sports-themed gift bucket by Hoosier Homemade
Frozen gift basket by My Sister’s Suitcase
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!

Gamer gift basket by The Dating Divas
Car care bucket gift by Life’s a Bargain
A Sleepover Kit by A Girl and a Glue Gun
Candy basket (Source Unknown)
Makeup gift basket (Source Unknown)
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 families

Family game night tin by The DIY Mommy
Boardgame basket by Essential Packaging
Cupcake gift basket by I Think We Could Be Friends
Sundae in a box by Bloom Designs
Camping gift basket (Source Unknown)
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

Buckets of fun gift from Crazy Little Projects
Rootbeer float gift basket by Thirty Handmade Days
Sunshine in a jar gift by Fun Squared
Winter survival kit in a jar by Happy Go Lucky
Sweet treats basket from A Helicopter Mom
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

Doggie fun in a jar from AJ Wears Clothes
Dog or cat essentials bucket by Emily Reviews
Cat gift bowl by American Lifestyle
Cat gifts in a litter box by Savvy Saving Couple
Dog lover’s gift basket from Starting Over Daily
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 the frequent flyer on your list

The commuter gift basket from My Frugal Adventures
Family road trip basket by The Chaos and the Clutter
Travel care package by Live Laugh Rowe
Essentials for travelers gift basket by Starting Over Daily
Staycation gift basket from the Dating Divas
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?

Gourmet hot cocoa gift basket from DIY Network
Slow cooker gift ‘basket’ from Hamilton Beach
Italian dinner gift basket from DIY network
Mexican food gift basket from Darling Doodles
Breakfast lover’s basket by Curly Q. Paper
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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