Gift Basket DIY

Gift Basket DIY |

Gift giving is one of my love languages. I find so much joy in picking out things I know the recipient will love, and I’ll take any excuse to go shopping! Normally I bake something or make a painting (check out my Etsy shop!), but sometimes I like doing something a little different. I have so much fun making gift baskets for people, because I can fill it with all kinds of goodies. They are perfect for any occasion, and completely customizable. You just can’t go wrong with a gift basket! 

Gift Basket DIY |

This one I made for one of my best friends after she graduated college and passed her GRE, which is definitely cause for celebration! I called it a “Basket Full of Sunshine”, because I wanted to brighten her day with food, candy and other trinkets I knew she would love. I got everything in yellow and orange shades and filled the bottom with yellow tissue paper. The basket had:

  • Vitamin Water
  • Lindor truffles
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Candle
  • Energy drink mix
  • Skinny Cow chocolates
  • Fingernail polish
  • Big Sucker
  • Juicy Fruit
  • Lots of sunflowers!

Like I said, gift baskets can be completely customizable, which is what I love the most about them. When I go on trips to places, I like to pick up some local goodies and make baskets to give as presents for Christmas. For one of my friends’ birthdays I made a pedicure basket with nail polish, a nail file and sugar scrub. For finals week, I  made Isaac a basket full of his favorite candy and chips. And a few weeks ago I made a basket full of muffins, wrapped in some super cute kitchen towels, that I gave as a welcome home basket to some friends after a mission trip. Y’all… the sky’s the limit when it comes to gift baskets, and they are so fun to make! Best of all, you don’t have to go all out and crazy with them. Sometimes the simplest gifts mean the most. 

Looking for more easy DIY gift ideas? Check out my Pinterest board. 


If you were to make a gift basket, what would it have in it?


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  1. Blue Car Painted Green

    July 13th, 2016 at 6:27 am

    What a sweet idea! I love the sunny, sunflower theme. This is so simple, yet powerful. Great idea. Thanks for posting.

  2. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you!! Yellow is my favorite color, so I really enjoyed making this basket.

  3. Katie Arnold

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I love how you added the sunflowers! They totally brighten up the food!

  4. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks! Sunflowers are some of my favorite, so I couldn’t make this basket without them. :)

  5. Lecy | A Simpler Grace

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:58 am

    What a beautiful gift! So bright and sunshiny. Gift baskets are one of my favorite things to give people because you can make them your own. :)

  6. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you Lecy! I agree… I love making them too!

  7. Caroline @ In Due Time

    July 13th, 2016 at 10:01 am

    What a great idea. I love the flowers too!!

  8. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Thanks Caroline!

  9. Allie

    July 13th, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    What a great idea! I love how bright you made it with all your colorful gift choices and flowers. Who wouldn’t love to receive this?!

  10. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you Allie! I loved the yellow too, because I feel like it’s such a friendly happy color. :)

  11. Kristen

    July 13th, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    I love the theme! A basket of sunshine is so cute! You’re so thoughtful!

  12. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 21st, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Thanks Kristen!! I had fun making it :)

  13. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie

    July 14th, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Love this idea! I know I’d personally love to receive something like this, so I’ll have to keep this in mind for next time!

  14. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 21st, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Awesome! Glad you liked it Joscelyn.

  15. Mistle

    July 14th, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I love the idea of basket that you are able to customize yourself. They are so creative! This basket is awesome! I love the bright colors!

  16. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 21st, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Thank you Mistle! :)

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I'm a sinner saved by grace who loves staying active and eating healthy. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Isaac, and I'm mama to James and an adorable puppy named Lillie.

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