Themed Gift Basket Ideas

When choosing a perfect gift for a friend, loved one, or coworker, it's sometimes hard to choose just one. If you have more than one idea of what to buy, or are looking for something very personalized, consider treating them to a themed gift basket filled with coordinating items. 

A themed basket will allow you to pick a few different items that will together create the perfect gift. When deciding on a theme, use the person's hobbies, interests, and passions as inspiration. If you don't know the person that well, stick to a basket with a general theme, and fill it with treats such as food or drinks. 

Themed gift baskets are ideal for almost any type of special event or occasion, including birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations, housewarmings, and bridal or baby showers. You may even be able to use the theme of an event, such as a wedding reception, when choosing your presents. 

If you're on a tight gift-giving budget, you don't have to spend a lot of money to create a thoughtful, customized themed gift. Look for smaller yet meaningful items to fill the basket, such as a favorite candy or pictures. 

Here are some more themed gift basket ideas to get you started:

1. Spa-Themed Basket 

You can never go wrong with a basket stuffed with soothing, spa-themed items designed to pamper the recipient. Start by choosing a high-quality wicker basket that the celebrant can reuse to hold towels or other items later. 

Then, fill it with items such as moisturizing soaps and shower gels, bubble bath and bath salts, scented lotions and creams, facial masks, and a soft washcloth or sponge. Try to choose items in the same or similar scent—such as lavender or vanilla—for a cohesive gift. 

If you have room in the basket, add candles, body sprays or essential oils to use in a diffuser. A gift certificate to a local spa is another way to round out the present. 

2. Food-Themed Basket 

A food-themed basket filled with the recipient's favorite treats is always a thoughtful idea. You can either get one already assembled with goodies, or handpick them yourself from a gourmet or specialty retailer. 

Decide on whether you want sweet or salty items, or a mouthwatering combination of both. For a movie night-themed basket, for example, choose a bag or two of popcorn, seasoned salts, boxes of candy you'd find at a theater's snack counter, and a bottle of soda or water. 

For more ideas, it is recommended you look at the gifts available from a provider such as Texas State Preservation Board.