Gift baskets are an excellent way to have your present stand out, especially among the sometimes impersonal gift cards and cash. They are a wonderful idea for bridal showers or wedding presents, gifts for clients from your business, raffles or silent auctions, birthdays, or Christmas gifts. These unique gift basket ideas are almost as much fun to put together as they are to receive.
Unique Gift Basket Ideas:
Road Trip Gift Basket from here on The Chaos and The Clutter – This is such a good idea to give a family who you know has an upcoming road trip or move across country.
Sensory Gift Basket from here on The Chaos and The Clutter – For adults or children who need extra input for sensory processing, this is the way to say “I see you.”
Spy Secrets Gift Basket from here on The Chaos and The Clutter – This unique gift basket is based on the book Spy Secrets and a good choice for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list.
DIY Stationary Gift from The Life of Jennifer Dawn – Such a nice way to give the handmade touch to your offering.
Pasta Dinner Gift Basket from Frugal Mom, Eh! – Perfect for the young couple. Add a bottle of wine for that extra special touch.
The Sick Mom Rescue Kit thought up by Teaching Mama – This is the gift that no one wants to need, but every mom will at one time or another and it will be greatly appreciated when they do.
Date Night in a Tin from The DIY Mommy – Such a cute idea to give your spouse or to give to another couple.
New Parents at Home Date Night at The Dating Divas – I think this idea is adorable for a Christmas gift or even a baby shower gift for new or expectant parents.
Ice Cream Sundae in a Box from Smashed Peas and Carrots – What a sweet idea to give to your neighbours or friends that they can enjoy with the whole family!
Coffee Lovers Gift Basket from Life Your Way – For that person on your list who cannot start the morning without a good cuppa joe!
Homegrown Gift Basket at The Craft Train – It doesn’t get more personal than creating something with things you grew yourself.
Welcoming New Neighbours Gift Basket from Good at Everything – This is a lovely way to bring back the tradition of welcoming new people to the neighbourhood with a gift.
Laundry Gift Basket at Celebrate Every Day With Me – This is a cute idea to give newlyweds as a wedding gift or for their first Christmas together.
Gift Basket for the Elderly over at A Mother Far From Home – I love the points she brings up about the benefits of cultivating relationships between children and the elderly and what better way to start than with an offering?!
Family Movie Night in a DIY Popcorn Bowl from We Heart Parties – Who doesn’t love a cozy movie night in?
DIY Knitting Lover’s Gift Basket at Swoodson Says – Put together a collection that the knitter you know would desire.
Sewing Gift Basket from Frugal Mom, Eh! – For the new sewer or the veteran, this is a thoughtful tin to give.
Mexican Cooking Themed Gift Basket from The Life of Spicers – I love their idea of including an apron!
DIY Sangria Gift from Fantabulosity – This gift is sure to stand out and be the talk of the night.
Teacher Appreciation Gift Basket from I Heart Crafty Things – Coming up with unique gift ideas for teachers every year is a struggle all moms can relate to. This is a good idea that can easily be personalized.
Back to School Teacher Survival Kit from Temecula Blogs – This kit could easily be given as a Christmas gift also as it is flu season.
Unique Gift Basket Ideas for Kids:
Anti-Anxiety Kit for Kids from here on The Chaos and The Clutter – For kids who struggle with anxiety, sensory or regulation, this is truly the best gift you could ever give!
DIY Sensory Gift Basket from here on The Chaos and The Clutter – This gift basket is easy to create for specifically each recipient’s sensory needs.
Dollar Store Kids Engineering Kit at Little Bins for Little Hands – If you want to encourage big thinking in your child, something like this is the way to go.
Inventing Kit for Kids from Mama.Papa.Bubba – Bring on the imagination!
Star Wars Kids Movie Gift Basket Idea from Mom Endeavors – This one is for the Star Wars movie fans on your list.
Science Kit for Kids from I Can Teach My Child – This includes easy to find items as well as printables that you can include for the budding scientist.
Mermaid Play Dough Kit from Mama. Papa. Bubba. – This website is full of the most adorable playdough kits! I’ve only included a link to this one, but once you’re over there, it’s easy to find the rest of them. These are an awesome homemade gift basket idea!
Build Your Own Tinker Space at STEAM Powered Family – These items offer such open-ended discovery opportunities.
Engineering Travel Kit from Lemon Lime Adventures – This kit for kids is incredibly easy to put together.
Beginner Sewing Kit for Kids from Childhood 101 – Put together this kit (love the box they chose!) for a child who wants to learn to sew.
Pirate Theme Playdough Kit from Playdough to Plato – The homemade sand playdough in this kit looks so realistic.
Little Red Wagon Gift Basket Idea from DIY Inspired – This is an adorable idea for a baby shower or first birthday party.
Portable Lego Kit for Little Travellers from Mama.Papa.Bubba – Make road trips
less painful more fun for parents by giving this to their child.
Make a Craft Kit for Kids from Kids Craft Room – I like how she includes very basic craft supplies that allow for maximum creativity.
Birthday Play Dough Kit from The Kindergarten Connection – This homemade gift would be perfect for a child’s birthday.
Other Unique Gift Basket Ideas:
One of the nicest things about giving a gift basket is how easy it is to personalize. You can choose a theme basket based on the interests of the person you will be giving it to. If they love bacon, you can fill a skillet with bacon, tongs and bacon themed merchandise. If they are huge Harry Potter fans, put together a collection of fun memorabilia including a cool Harry Potter style wand.
You can get creative when it comes to choosing a container to put the gift in. You can use tins, a classic wicker basket, a laundry basket, a giant popcorn bowl, a wooden crate, a metal tub, a cardboard box, a plastic container, or a glass jar. Here are some other unique gift basket ideas to inspire you:
Cat Lovers – Fill a litter box with gifts for their cat such as treats, a collar and food as well as a Texts from Mittens the Cat calendar, cat socks, a crazy cat lady Christmas sweater, a Cat Lover colouring book, a cat throw pillow, Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover’s Soul book, the Cat-opoly game, a funny cat mug, these measuring bowls, and a fashionable scarf.
Board Game Night Gift for Families – Include a deck of playing cards, some snacks, Dutch Blitz, some dice, a pad of paper and a few pens, and your favourite board games. Our family’s current obsession is Splendor but we also enjoy Ticket to Ride and Settlers of Catan.
Instant Pot Gift Basket – Fill an Instant Pot with a ladle, tea towel and an Instant Pot Freezer Meal Plan.
Book Lover Gift Basket – Put together a few of your favourite books with reading socks, a bookmark, a cozy blanket, library scented candle, some tea (this one has literary quotes on the tea bags) or coffee, and this library card mug. You could put all of it in a library card tote bag or a book bag.
Gift Basket for the Stephen King Fan – Assemble a Constant Reader mug, a Stephen King book and bookmark, a DVD of one of the movies based off of his books, Stephen King quotes, The Dark Tower clock, Go Float Yourself mug, this money clip, this notebook and a pen, and a shirt like this one and put it all in a Stephen King themed bag.
Chocolate Martini – We have friends that gave us the alcohol needed to make a Chocolate Martini along with 2 martini glasses, Hershey’s kisses to put at the bottom of the glasses, and chocolate sprinkles. It was a memorable gift.
Hot Cocoa – Fill a mug with a package of hot chocolate mix, a mixing spoon and some mini marshmallows. This is a simple and inexpensive gift to give anyone from kids to grandparents.
The possibilities for creating your own unique gift basket are endless. And they are so much fun to put together.