Gift baskets are a great way to showcase your handmade gifts – so why not try a few of the tutorials below and create your very own personalized gift basket for someone you love. It’s easier than ever to put together holiday gift baskets for friends and family. So you can still give traditional presents like, kitchen gadgets, kitchen utensils, manicure gift sets and cosmetic sets.
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Tutorial Bucket of Goodies
This is great for neighbors or somebody who has recently moved into a new house. Include items such as a plant and towels – the things they need to make their house a home.
Tutorial Housewarming Gift Basket
For the ultimate pampering treat – make this coffee body butter from coffee butter, shea butter, oil, fragrance oils such as vanilla and a mixer. It would work brilliantly into a coffee themed gift basket.
Tutorial Coffee Body Butter
Delight lovers of all things organic with this awesome lip balm made from cocoa butter, shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax. The ingredients are melted in a double boiler and then poured into tubes with the use of a plastic funnel.
Tutorial Organic Lip Balm
The key to this foot soak is epsom salt which has known restorative powers and can be purchased for just a few dollars at the local drug store. The salts are combined with green tea which can help to reduce swelling – so it’s perfect to revive aching feet.
Tutorial Lavender Green Tea Foot Soak
Give dry feet a luscious treat with this sumptuous heel balm made by combining beeswax pellets, shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil and lavender essential oil.
Tutorial Lavender and Shea Butter Heel Balm
Nothing says festive quite like gingerbread especially when worked into yummy biscotti which can then be placed in a mug.
Tutorial Gingerbread Biscotti
For a delicious breakfast treat that they’ll love – make this strawberry jam. You’ll need organic strawberries, chia seeds, fresh lemon juice and pure honey. This is as close to healthy a treat can get.
Tutorial Homemade Strawberry Chia Jam
You can’t beat the buttery goodness of shortbread – unless of course you add pistachios to the mix!
Tutorial Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
Bacon lovers won’t be able to resist the lure of this delicious gift pack which includes bacon jam, bacon salt and bacon salt. If they still haven’t had their bacon fix after all this – then you’ll just have to add packets of bacon too!
Tutorial A DIY Bacon Gift Pack Jam Candy Salt
A wonderful addition to any aspiring chefs kit as it really adds to the flavor of a dish. To makre this cheap and cheerful gift you’ll need coarse sea salt, finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves and the zest of 1 lemon grated.
Tutorial Rosemary Lemon Sea Salt
For a snack on the go these banana breads will really hit the spot and they make great gifts for neighbors and co workers. Bake them in cute mason jars that the recipient can then reuse to house other items like stationery for example.
Tutorial Banana Bread in a Jar
All they’ll need to add to this mix is some water, oil, and eggs to make a delicious brownie.
Tutorial Brownies in a Jar
In just 10 minutes you can make this yummy cocoa kit which includes peppermint candies. You’ll need a clear glass jar, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, powdered milk, salt, mini marshmallows, crushed peppermint candies and mini chocolate chips to recreate this idea.
Tutorial DIY Hot Chocolate with Crushed Peppermint Candies
Give them cocoa in a jar for those chilly days when they’ll need a quick pick me up.
Tutorial Hot Cocoa in a Jar with Free Printable
Who can resist marshmallows – especially these two toned ones shaped like Hersheys kisses. They’re ideal with hot chocolate so would work great with a cocoa gift basket.
Tutorial Two tone Vanilla Strawberry Mini Marshmallows
For the person who loves their glitz and glam – these glitter candles are perfect. You’ll need soy wax flakes, glitter, wicks and of course tins to recreate these twinkling pots of joy.
Tutorial Glitter Candles in a Tin
If you’re low on wrapping – follow the instructions in this tutorial to turn a piece of round paper into a basket.
Tutorial DIY Mini Paper Baskets
For a breakfast basket that they’ll love waking up to – make this delicious banana bread by following the recipe and instructions in the tutorial. It would also make a great hostess gift for dinner parties you’ll likely by attending over the festive season.
Tutorial Banana Bread and Honey Butter Breakfast Gift Basket
Help them warm up with their very own cozy cocoa hamper. In a bowl combine 1 cup of cocoa powder, 2 1/2 cups dry milk powder ,2 cups powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon salt. Whisk to eradicate lumps and fill a mason jar with the mix. Other items to include in the hamper are marshmallows and spices like nutmeg and cinamon.
Tutorial Hot Cocoa Mix Gift Basket
Tutorial Hot Cocoa Mix
This would work well as part of a treat hamper and could be gifted any time of the year. Ingredients needed include sugar, water, honey, glucose syrup
egg whites, dark chocolate, and almonds.
Tutorial Chocolate Almond Nougat Gifts
Stuck for a last minute gift and don’t have any wrapping? Bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies and turn a paper plate into a basket with this nifty idea.
Tutorial DIY Cookie Basket Made from a Paper Plate
A great little present to give coworkers – all you need is a paper plate to make the basket and muffins that you can either bake yourself or purchase ready made ones from the store.
Tutorial Muffins Gift Basket Printables