Сhristmas is definitely the most beautiful time of the year for many reasons. On the flip side, it can be THE most stressful time of the year making sure everything is just right! One thing I love about Christmas is the gift giving. I enjoy putting time and energy into something and watching someone enjoy the fruits of my labor. DIY Christmas hamper ideas are the best way to ensure joy on Christmas for family and friends.
20 DIY Christmas Gift Hamper Ideas that will Bring Joy!
Don’t know where to start with making a Christmas gift basket? No need to worry because we’ve got 20 fantastic ideas to make your holiday season less stressful. These baskets can be made for around $30 and are specialized to ensure that you can easily choose a basket to fit the receiver.
1. Wine and Cheese Christmas Hamper
Among the Christmas hamper ideas, there is a reason the wine and cheese one is first! This is the perfect Christmas gift because we all know we need that bottle of vino, and adding some cheese and crackers to the basket makes it all the better.
2. Christmas Cookie Kit Gift Basket
Nothing brings family members together in my home more than making Christmas cookies. Even the teenagers in our house enjoy baking, decorating, and then eating these cookies. Quickly put this basket together with baking essentials from your local supermarket: spatula, whisk, Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, frosting, and some Christmas cookie cutters.
3. Hot Chocolate Party Gift Hamper
A hot chocolate gift basket is always among the lists for gift ideas at Christmas time. I always like to put a couple of mugs, some hot chocolate mixes, cinnamon sticks, peppermint sticks, and marshmallows.
4. Family Movie Night Christmas Hamper
One great Christmas gift on this list includes a memorable family movie night. While many people stream movies now, you can include in the gift basket an amazon gift card so they can purchase their movie of choice online. Then place the movie goodies such as popcorn, candy, and sodas.
5. Coffee Connoisseur Gift Basket
As a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, I love coffee-themed gift baskets. This is the perfect gift for that friend or family that simply cannot function without some good coffee. Simply grab a cute wicker basket and some holiday-themed ground coffee. If you want to get fancy, put a mug and some specialty creamer.
6. Essential Oils Collection Basket
If you are looking for a basket with non food items, then this is a great one. The great thing about gift baskets is they can be themed in any way. Essential oils are the ideal gift for someone who enjoys the natural way of life. Add a few drops of lavender to personalize this gift basket.
7. S’mores Christmas Gift Basket
Who doesn’t love a S’more? Create a thoughtful gift basket with a collection of graham crackers, chocolates and different kinds of marshmallows. This particular basket is a great one to give to neighborhood friends or family.
8. It’s a Family Tradition Recipe Basket
This inspiration comes from my grandmother’s favorite recipes. If you have unique family recipes you want to share, this is a highly personal way to show how tradition can live on and take different forms. You can do this by handwriting down your recipes, putting the ingredients in the basket, or printing them on index cards. It is the perfect Christmas gift to honor your family members.
9. DIY Ornament Craft Gift Basket
My children love making their own Christmas ornaments to hang up on the tree. In fact, I have many that have lasted over a decade. You can find plastic ornaments that are ready to decorate at your local supermarket. Fill your basket with these ornaments, some paint, glitter, and a bottle (for transferring whichever elements).
10. The Cosy Hamper
Christmas is the perfect time to cosy up with a warm fluffy blanket by an open (or fake) fire. I don’t care how many blankets I have in my house; there are never enough fluffy throws. Make a “cosy” themed gift basket with fuzzy socks, a warm blanket, and maybe a scented candle.
11. The Tea Lover Time Hamper
A tea themed Christmas hamper is not everyone’s “cup of tea”. However, these gift baskets are the perfect gifts for those tea fanatics in your life. Even if you aren’t a tea fan yourself, they will appreciate how much effort you put into the gift.
12. Christmas Morning Breakfast Hamper
Christmas morning is the time for a great big breakfast and making memories. Therefore, giving a breakfast hamper is a great way to start of your Christmas morning. Put in some pancake and waffle mix, some fresh fruit, whipped cream!
13. The New Baby at Christmas Gift Basket
There is something extra special about having a new baby at Christmas time. When life is crazy, and there is so much to do, that little baby will fill a heart with joy and life. I like to add a little bit for everyone in this hamper: the first Christmas with a baby ornament, some treats for the new momma, and maybe even a little something for dad.
14. The Smell Good Gift Basket
For me, a basket full of great candles, room sprays, Potpourri (the funny part), and bougie pillow mists are a treat! These things make my house feel warm and cozy and smell like a place I really want to be! This hamper is the gift that keeps on giving, everywhere from the living room and all the way to the bathroom.
15. Spa Day Christmas Hamper
Mom, ladies of the house, you know we need our “me” time. What better way to show you value someone than giving them their own Christmas hamper full of “me” time stuff? Stick scented candles, fluffy socks, some mulled wine, and bath salts. All this and a very happy lady.
16. The Bro Beer Christmas Hamper
My husband isn’t much for giving gift baskets. But, where I made these for his employees, they LOVED IT. Guys need a thoughtful gift, too…and this gift basket will do just the trick. You can get an excellent wicker basket from the dollar store! Fill it up with specialty brews, some pretzels, and maybe some peanuts.
17. The Special Someone Basket
Sometimes it is easier to create a gift basket for someone you don’t know because you don’t really have any stock in it. However, putting an entire basket together for someone special to you, filled with things they love, shows attention. Whether this is for a family member or a significant other, stop and think about the things they love to put in their Christmas gift hamper.
18. Ice Cream Bar Christmas Hamper
Even though you may be singing “Baby, it’s Cold Outside,” you can’t overlook that an ice cream sundae is a year-round treat. Create a Christmas hamper with chocolate sauce, maraschino cherries, nuts, and any other topping ideas you can think of. Make this basket of goodies even better with a small gift card for the actual ice cream and some cute bowls.
19. Merry Christmas with Cocktail Night Basket
Well, cocktails are part of this jolliest time of the year. As an in-house date night, I like creating these Christmas gift baskets for my friends who don’t yet have children (or ones with grown children). Buy some versatile ingredients, some Christmas cocktail recipe cards, and maybe some cocktail tools that can be used again.
20. Story Time Christmas Hamper
So many amazing Christmas stories have become a tradition to read in many households. In mine, we read the story of Jesus’s birth on Christmas Day and Twas the Night Before Christmas on the eve. Sending a Christmas gift basket with Christmas-themed books allows families to spend time together. This is a memory that no gift could ever top.