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3 Last Minute Holiday Gift Basket Ideas

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We know finding the perfect last minute gifts can be a real struggle, especially with Christmas just weeks away. The gift has to say we have put thought into it, while still feeling unique. Not an easy task. Luckily, we’ve taken all the guesswork, and come up with three amazing Holiday gift basket ideas that are sure to wow anyone on your list.

Pamper Me Basket

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What better way to say you deserve a “me” day than an at-home spa day. This gift basket features:

  • Lemon & rosemary bath salts
  • Musteav Moisture-Lifting Pleasure Sheet Mask
  • Miniso Pore Strips
  • Bath & Body Works Hand Cream in Winter Candy Apple
  • Bath & Body Works Champagne Toast Candle
  • The Body Shop Drops of Youth Youth Concentrate
  • The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
  • Homemade Honey & Peppermint Lip Balm
  • Homemade Brown Sugar Scrub
  • Loofah, dry mitten, pedicure kit,
  • Sleep Mask

How To #1: Lemon & Rosemary Bath Salts

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Directions: Take a glass container (with latch), and combine 1 ½ cup of epsom salt, the lemon peel of one full lemon (finely chopped) and a few rosemary sprigs together. Stir until everything is well combined.

How To #2: Honey & Peppermint Lip Balm

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Ingredients:

  • 7 – 8 tsp of organic beeswax pellets
  • 6 tsp of organic virgin coconut oil
  • 2 to 3 tsp of raw honey
  • 5 to 6 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 6 to 9 acrylic or lip balm containers

Directions: Heat water in a small saucepan until it boils. Place a heat proof glass bowl over the boiling water. Next pour in the beeswax and coconut, and then let them melt together. Make sure to stir frequently to speed up the process. Once they’ve melted, turn off the heat. Add the honey and peppermint oil. Stir. Pour the liquid mixture into the acrylic containers, making sure to move quickly before the liquid mixture turns solid. Just screw on the lids and you’re done!

How To #3: Brown Sugar Scrub

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Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of packed brown sugar
  • 3 to 4 tbsp of raw honey
  • 2 to 3 tbsp of raw coconut oil

Directions: Melt the coconut oil in a small pan, and set it aside to cool. In a small glass bowl, combine the brown sugar, melted coconut oil and honey. Mix until well combined. Pour the sugar scrub in a container of your choice.

Add Your Touch

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To give the gift basket an extra touch, use alphabetical stickers to label your homemade bath salts, lip scrub, and lip balm.

DIY Paint Night Basket

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Why not give those creative people on our Christmas list their very own paint night experience right from their homes. This gift basket features:

  • 2 mini canvases
  • 6 acrylic paint pots (colors of your choice)
  • Paint brushes in a range of shapes and sizes
  • 1 paint palette
  • 1 glass container as brush/or/water holder
  • 1 apron
  • Photo inspirations (optional)

Add Your Touch

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Personalize the basket with a christmas card, along with photo inspirations you’ve printed out so they can use to start their painting adventure.

The Foodie Basket

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Give the gift of a good meal with this fun Italian dinner inspired basket. This gift basket features:

  • 16 oz bag of Penne (Made in Italy)
  • 16 oz Organic Balsamic Vinegar
  • 6.5 oz of Marinated Artichoke Hearts
  • 16 oz Marinara Sauce (homemade or favorite store bought)
  • 1 S. Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water (or Wine of choice)
  • White Chocolate & Walnut Biscotti Mix Jar
  • Small parmesan shaker
  • mini containers with Italian seasoning and pepper flakes
  • Recipe Cards

How To #1: White Chocolate & Walnut Biscotti

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cups of all purpose white flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • ½ cup of coarsely chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup of white chocolate chips
  • 1 to 2  tsp of ground cinnamon

Directions: In a 16oz mason jar, slowly layer in the flour, salt and baking powder. Next, add the sugar, cinnamon, chopped walnuts and white chocolate chips. Seal the Jar.

Add Your Touch

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Use glitter or decorative washi tape to give a pop of color to your jars. Add poinsettia pieces around the basket for a little something extra.


Tell us which Holiday Gift Basket Idea Was your Favorite on the comments below.

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Adel Massyn
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This is wonderful ideas. I am going to try all of it

-Joan Cajic
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I love these ideas and I want them all, if someone would give me this I would actually be satisfied, last minute or not lol.

OlderMommyStill
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I love giving (and receiving…lol) gift baskets like these, they’re so thoughtful!

Jeanette
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That would be fun to make for my kiddos teacher. It would be easy to do in a lot more personal then something bought at the store.

GiGi Eats Celebrities
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I am the type to give FOOD related gift bags! Go to World Market and pick up a bunch of weird crap – DONE!

Nadene van der Linden
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Nadene van der Linden

I really appreciate that you have added some home made gift ideas in here. thank you!

Rachel Robinson
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These are great gift ideas! I always love a good DIY gift. I always find it more meaningful 🙂

Tatjana
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Love the pain night basket. What a great idea for a creative person!

@boredmoms
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The Lemon Rosemary Salts look awesome!! And so pretty for gift giving!

Laura Dove
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Ooh I love the idea of a pamper basket! The brown sugar body scrub sounds great!

tara pittman
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That lemon rosemary scrub sounds wonderful. I have a rosemary plant in my yard so I should make this

ANOOP KUMAR
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Pain night basket looks awesome. It’s a great idea. Would definitely try it myself some day.

Dian
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Thank you for the ideas, my list is just waiting for me to have the time to go out and buy everything 🙂

Soon Joo Uh
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Love all ideas but I really love the paint night basket! I never thought of that! I think it will be great gift for anyone all ages!

Serena Hale
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I enjoy gift baskets period. I remember receiving one as an adult for Easter. I went crazy. These are some great ideas. I need to try the lemon scrub.

United Moms Network
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I love these ideas! I’m always looking for out of the normal ideas so these are great!

Kittys Lifesyle
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Wow these are some great ideas… I would love to try them for our christmas party 😀

Susie
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Great ideas! I always struggle to find gifts so I might make my own basket!

Mary Jingjing Mortos Lopez
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Mary Jingjing Mortos Lopez

Great things on a basket, perfect for presents!

Carol Cassara
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It’s really awesome to make your own gifts, not only is it less expensive than buying a gift but it also comes from the heart! Love these ideas!

Melanie
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The foodie hamper looks fab, but the beauty one is also. Love the idea of a Bath & Body Works Champagne Toast Candle x

Ame Lie
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adds on the basket, preserved foods for example here in Philippines, like pickled papaya, bagoong or shrimp paste in a jar plus bunches of unripe mangos.

Rachel Brown
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I love the food basket idea – you can adapt the contents to whomever you like – adn food is always a gd way to go!

Hannah Marie
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Thank you so much for the Honey & Peppermint Lip Balm DIY! I have some small empty containers that I want to fill with balm as gifts this year but needed a good recipe!

Anosa
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I do love pamper me gift baskets but the food one does look real awesome too

Anne
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Thank you for this inspiration. I haven’t bought ANY presents yet and might just wake my inner crafty. Cheers!

Tiffany MrsTee Haywood
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Such great ideas! i always love creating a gift basket that can touch on different parts of a friend or family member’s personality!

Style Over Coffee
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I am done with my shopping but these baskets are incredible. I totally love the Pamper me basket and love how you have added a personal touch to each on of them 🙂

Jennifer G
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I am finally finished all my holiday shopping… thank goodness. I am totally loving these baskets though.

Razena Schroeder
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The baskets are fabulous and I love the homemade scrub and lip balm. I can see me making it for friends and colleagues.

Tiffany La Forge-Grau
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Tiffany La Forge-Grau

I really love the pamper me basket! I like giving or receiving gifts like this. Great gift to have after the busy holidays to unwind and feel pampered.

Ruth I.
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A foodie basket is what I am considering, I am sure my relatives would like it. I am always late in buying gifts. lol!

Athena Nagel
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Great ideas – I always love giving baskets. I feel like it shows so much thought and love.

Lyka Chiang
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Hmm never had this idea before since I’m so used to gift wraps but I should definitely do this especially that I’m not yet done preparing gifts. 🙂

Maro Akamatra
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I love all three options but the paint one spoke to me! I also made my own lipstick and I love that!

Sayantani Ghosh
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I loved all the brilliant ideas mentioned in the post specially the one about adding a personal touch to the gift which I strongly lean towards 🙂 I love the foodie basket 🙂

mail4rosey
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Baskets are always a good idea. You can personalize them to the recipient’s taste and they know you went out of your way to get them something special.

James Costello
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Clever Gift Basket ideas. Will definitely try it some day.

Farrah Less Gomez
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I do have a co worker each year she bake homemade cookies and put it on a nice jar. Then she share it at work, I love this kind of idea. Your recipe is worth sharing for.

Terri Ramsey Beavers
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I think a pamper me basket would be a hit for anyone on my gift giving list. Females love self pampering. I would even love one myself.

Adaleta Avdic
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A pamper me basket is the perfect gift. I know so many ladies who would love to receive one of those.

Homemade for Elle
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These are such great ideas! I make a lot of my own homemade beauty products, but never thought to put them together in a basket. The paint night basket is super fun, too! Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

Brandi Crawford
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I can always use gift ideas! These are really good. I will probably be doing all of my planning last minute.

David E
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These gift baskets are so cool. It’s always nice to do something a little bit more personal I think. 🙂

Ravmeet Oberoi
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Holiday baskets are a neat way of showing someone how well you know them. I really like the paint DIY basket.

GiGi Eats Celebrities
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The only thing I would want in my basket is SALMON – lol!

Brandi
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These all sound amazing! I would love the pamper me gift basket for myself.

kim@hungryhealthygirl
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Such great ideas! I know a few people on my list that would love to receive one of these!

kavita
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I love these gifting ideas and all are great.Love the pain night basket. An indeed great idea for a creative person!

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