Putting together a gift basket is a wonderful way to show someone in your life how much you love and appreciate them regardless of the occasion. Not only are they simple to create, but a fun way to make the recipient feel special. Gift baskets come in all shapes and sizes, and there is no limit to how much you can give and how creative you can be as far as what you decide to put in it. Think of the recipients likes and interests, and surprise them with a thoughtful gift basket you took the time to put together. Whether the basket is meant to be made for someone’s birthday, a self-care or congratulatory gift, they’ll be sure to appreciate you going above and beyond for them.
Although you can give someone a gift basket at any time, they are popular for all sorts of occasions, and it’s easy to see why. A gift basket lets you give a wide variety of presents at once, and a personalized gift basket is often an even better way to be creative and show your thoughtfulness to the recipient. If you’ve ever wondered how to make a gift basket, it’s really as simple as finding an appropriately sized container and filling it with unique gifts for your recipient. At Shutterfly, we specialize in helping you make unique gifts that will have more meaning than generic gifts found in stores. Here are just a few of our favorite ideas for a DIY gift basket.
Whether you need a gift basket for your boyfriend, girlfriend, or an anniversary gift basket for your spouse, we have plenty of ideas to make a great gift for men or women. Try a customized gift basket based on shared interests, such as movies you like to watch together at night. Print your partner one of our 22×28 premium posters that you’ve customized with a cool shot or artwork for one of their favorite films. You can even include their favorite line from the movie as personalized text. Share snacks in one of our custom ceramic bowls that you can label for movie night use. Include some cute ticket invitations customized with their name and a schedule for movie date nights as well.
Coffee gift baskets remain one of the most popular ideas, and we have plenty of gear for a creative coffee lovers gift. Get started with some of our personalizable coffee containers, like our travel tumblers with handles, custom ceramic coffee mugs, tall latte mugs, and extra-large 25oz mugs. You can make a fun birthday gift basket for a coffee lover on your list, or use these ideas to build a motivational gift basket. Make our cups and mugs unique with some of your best photos together, or make classy monogram travel mugs they can bring to work. Pair them with fun accessories like ceramic photo coasters with inspiring quotes, so they’ll be motivated to bring their A-game every day.
If you want your recipient to party hard with your gift baskets, then making a wine basket (or similar barware gift basket) is a great way to go. The point of baskets is to carry things anywhere, so start filling your wine gift basket with a personal wine tote your giftee can take wherever they go. We have gorgeous botanical designs, scripted love designs, rustic plaid color block designs, and more. Make sure to pair this with some of our custom stemless wine glasses with gallery photos or funny text they’ll love. Of course, you can go beyond the wine theme and fill this basket with a ceramic beer stein, custom flasks, and other bar essentials as well. Include a funny birthday card with these gifts to make a party central birthday gift basket.
Sometimes, our family members and friends will go through tough times, such as losing a loved one or a beloved pet, and giving sympathy gift baskets may be all we can do in the beginning. We have plenty of thoughtful gifts to fill a sympathy gift basket, starting with a tasteful sympathy card. We have a wide variety of designs for photo sympathy cards that celebrate the life of the departed, or you may want to choose a general sympathy card with an encouraging message. We have memorial garden stones and wind chimes for recipients who like to spend time outdoors, and we have gorgeous glass plaques to honor lost loved ones.
If there’s a big birthday, holiday, or special event coming up, gift baskets are the perfect way to share in the joy and spread cheer. Whether you need a few last-minute gifts or you’re preparing an impressive congratulations gift basket, we have tons of personalized gifts that can make any special occasion even better.
Gift baskets are a great opportunity to load up on unique holiday gifts, and we have plenty of those to go around to make a beautiful holiday season basket. Get started with one of our unique Christmas cards that you can load up with fun winter family photos from your family to theirs. Help them decorate their tree with an assortment of custom Christmas ornaments, including our metal, glass, and jeweled ornament designs. We even have light-up ornaments to make their tree shine even brighter. Top it off with personalized Christmas stockings for each member of their family (including the pets).
Regardless of the holiday, mom deserves the best Mother’s Day gift baskets she can get when that time of year rolls around again, and we have lots of Mother’s Day basket gifts she’s sure to love. Try designing her a self-care gift basket with comfort gifts like our relaxing custom ceramic candles and comfortable sherpa photo blankets. We have funny Mother’s Day tote bag designs with messages that’ll always keep her laughing throughout the day. She’ll love having a glass of wine while she relaxes in the tub with her new candles, and once she’s out, she can wrap herself in some of your most precious memories together as she curls up in bed with our luxe sherpa blanket.
If you know someone who’s just made a big move, then gift baskets for a housewarming are among the best ways to make them feel more comfortable. Start your housewarming gift with some fun home accents, like our personalizable photo throw pillows, ranging in sizes from 12×16 to 20×20. We also have small canvas prints available in the popular 8×10 size, which are great for decorating a shelf or desk space. Help them spruce up their kitchen with a family cutting board and wood serving utensils engraved with their initials, and they’ll be making gourmet food before you know it.
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