DIY Colour-Cordinated Gift Basket
Gifting is so hard sometimes. You want to find the perfect present for someone, but it can definitely be a struggle. Some people are picky, or you just might be unsure of what they would like. So what do you do? Instead of opting for an impersonal gift card, my solution is simple…
Make a gift basket! And even more fun than that–a colour-coordinated gift basket!
DIY gifts are my favourite to give because I can display my creativity, but also personalize the presents I’m giving my friends and family! I think it’s much more meaningful to offer something you’ve put time and thought into. And what’s more personal than finding things your recipient would love, and all in their favourite colour too!
The best part about this gift idea is that it’s so diverse. It can be used for any occasion (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, baby showers, bridal showers, etc.) and given to virtually anyone! A small basket is perfect for housewarmings, a teacher’s gift, and so on. On the other hand, a larger basket would be great as a care package.
For my mom’s birthday, I made a purple-themed gift basket since that’s her favourite colour! It’s not always easy to find the exact items you want in the colour you’re looking for, but with a little creativity and determination, you’ll be able to make the perfect gift basket!
Here are some ideas of what you can put in your gift basket:
- Shower gel
- Body spray
- Lip balm
- Hand cream
- Hand wash
- Body lotion
- Face masks
- Nail polish
- Scratch tickets
- Hair accessories
- Gift cards
Essentially, the options are endless! Here’s what I chose as my items!
For the gift basket I made, I found a medium sized basket from Michael’s to use. I also bought purple ribbon, purple paper crinkle, and a large clear plastic bag specifically made for wrapping gift baskets.
I filled the basket with the paper crinkle and fluffed it up so it filled the basket about halfway.
Next, I organized my items so that everything can be seen at least partially. You want your recipient to be able to see everything inside their beautiful gift! It is okay if some things are covered, though. Your recipient will have fun discovering all the items inside the basket as they go through it!
Here’s what my basket looked like once all the items were inside.
Once I was satisfied with how it looked, I put it inside the clear plastic bag. Using cellophane works well as well, but I just found the bag to be easier to use. It was larger than I needed for the basket, so I tucked in some of the extra plastic and tied it up with my purple ribbon. After trimming the excess material at the top, you’re all done!
Let me know if you make your own gift basket and how it went for you!
For more DIY projects and gift ideas, check out my Pinterest.