Unique Christmas Basket Ideas for Thoughtful and Creative Gifts

The holiday season is still months away, however, it’s never too early to plan ahead for great gifts at Christmas (or anytime!). We believe thoughtful and creative Christmas baskets make a fabulous gift for neighbors, teachers, and loved ones. Putting together a holiday basket is not only a fun and festive activity, but it also allows you to show how much you care.

To help you get started, here are 5 themed Christmas basket ideas that are sure to thrill the recipient. And as you might have guessed, we have an ornament recommendation for each Christmas gift basket:

1. Cozy Night-In Basket

The cozy night-in basket is perfect for anyone who loves to snuggle up with a good book or movie. Fill the basket with a soft throw blanket, a scented candle, some hot cocoa mix, and a pair of fuzzy socks. You could also include a book or a Netflix subscription. We love our cozy hot chocolate ornament to pair well with a cozy, night-in basket.

2. Spa Basket

The spa basket is a great gift for anyone who needs a little relaxation and pampering. Fill the basket with some bath bombs, a bathrobe, a loofah, and some scented body lotion. You could also include a relaxing Spotify playlist or a scented candle. We recommend the cup of tea ornament, nail polish ornament, or yoga mat ornament as a great choice to go with this Christmas gift basket.

3. Baking Basket

The baking basket is perfect for anyone who loves to spend time in the kitchen. Fill the basket with some baking tools, such as measuring cups and spoons, mixing bowls, and a rolling pin. You could also include some baking mixes, such as cookie mix or cake mix, and some festive sprinkles or decorations. We have so many ornaments that would pair well with a baking gift basket. Maybe the spice rack ornament or the measuring spoons for the talented baker. 

4. Coffee Lover's Basket

The coffee lover's basket is a great gift for anyone who can't start their day without a cup of coffee. Fill the basket with some gourmet coffee beans or a selection of flavored coffee pods. You could also include a travel mug or a French press, as well as some cookies or biscotti to enjoy with their coffee. We have lots of coffee ornaments to choose from French press, a pumpkin spice latte, a coffee pot, blended coffee, or coffee to go!

5. Movie Night Basket

The movie night basket is perfect for anyone who loves to watch movies at home. Fill the basket with a Netflix subscription, some microwave popcorn, and some candy or other snacks. You could also include a cozy blanket or some movie-themed socks. For ornaments, we recommend the popcorn ornament as a perfect pairing. 

When putting together your Christmas basket, remember to be creative and have fun! Don't be afraid to mix and match different items to create a unique and thoughtful gift. When it comes to assembling your Christmas basket, remember to pay attention to the presentation. Use a festive basket or container, add some tissue paper or filling, tuck in all of the items, and tie it up with a ribbon to make it look extra special. Christmas baskets are a wonderful way to give gifts.

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Written by

Rachael Mitchell

Rachael Mitchell is a freelance writer based in Seattle, Washington, and has over 15 years of writing experience. She’d never be able to pick just one favorite ornament, but narrowed it down to the S’more and Tennis Ball. She always looks forward to s’mores in the summer with friends and family adding gourmet ingredients, and played 4 years of college tennis in the mid-west.

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