Today I’m sharing how to make a DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Basket. You can make this for her, or for a teen girl’s Valentine’s Day gift. Or maybe you want to make one for someone else? DIY a gift basket for her; a sister, aunt, mom, or grandma. I’ll share how you can grab a few of their favorite things, and toss in Valentine’s gift or two. It’s so easy to make a gift basket. Let me show you how.
Gift baskets are easy to make and can be very affordable. The end result is a great gift for her. Use the same instructions for any time you need to make another gift basket. Looking for something else? Here’s where to find all our gift ideas.
DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Basket
I don’t give out big gifts every year. Sometimes it’s just candy and a sweet card. Or homemade cupcakes, and a cute mug. But, I just happened to be shopping at Target. Uh, you know what that means? The dollar section and other areas of the store always have too much eye candy for shoppers just like me.
Anyway, when I was there I had this idea to make Valentine’s Day Basket for Sammie. She only has two years left at home, so I kind of want to spoil her for the next few years. But, I wanted the gift to be budget-friendly. Let me show you how you can make a fun themed Valentine’s Day gift basket too.
If you have a gift basket at home reuse it! That’s what I did. Then grab some gold/white shredded crinkle gift paper or another color like pink crinkle paper. Depending on the size of your basket get 1/2 pound or 1 pound.
Want to be thrifty? You can store any un-used crinkle paper in a plastic bag for storing, keeping it nice looking until needed for your next gift.
DIY gift basket
Grab your gift basket or use one you have, or upcycle one
Gold/white shredded crinkle gift paper or other colors
Pick out a few fun items, see Valentine’s Day ideas below (for us it was the fluffy Valentine’s Day Pillows)
Add in one or two other items you know she, or your teen, or receiver of the gift would like or need
Need gift ideas? We listed some of our favorites below
Do you really want to spoil her? Consider wrapping up a special box with jewelry.
How to make a gift basket
Step 2 Add a few gifts on the bigger side to fill the basket space. I spotted these two faux fur throw pillows at the store and grabbed them. Here’s where you can get similar faux fur throw pillows in white, pink, or silver. The main difference is they are bigger in size, and more in price. But, oh so pretty! Anyone who gets on will love them! Or run down to your Target to see if any of the smaller sizes are left. But, you can grab faux fur pillow throw covers like this (available in so many colors) and fill them with Poly-fil. Or Use heart pillow inserts.
Step 3 Find little items to surprise them they will like. I spotted these cute Valentine’s Day Pins. She loves collecting pins for her jackets.
Step 4 Add items they need. Next, I picked out an exercise mat and resistance stretch cords. She’ll love these since track season is starting soon. When you roll out this mat it says #keepongoing
Step 5 Put it all together and add something sweet.
I am going to slip in her favorite chocolate bars to finish up the basket for Valentine’s Day. All this for under $25. Sweet Valentine’s Day gift for her. (My soon to be sweet 16, teen!)
How to wrap your gift basket with cellophane?
- Check out this video on how to wrap your gift basket with cellophane.
When creating your gift basket think of something she’s been wanting, like a newly released book, craft tools she’s needed… Then grab something she didn’t expect. Add something sweet, and something that says Valentine’s Day, you’ll be golden. Here are a few ideas all the ladies in our family love, and might make a great gift idea for her.
Looking for more things to make for Valentine’s Day gifts?
Here’s Where To Find all our Valentine’s Day Crafts. There are so many DIY crafts to make for Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for her
- heart boxed candy
- assorted chocolates
- cute Valentine’s Day patches
- enamel pin sets
- Valentine’s Day Mugs for coffee/hot chocolate
- Valentine’s Day candles
- boohoo S&G Bubble Boutique Bath Bombed Set •
- Adorn Bath Bomb •
- Pearl Bath Bombs Rare Gemstone Spa Trio with Luxury Ring Surprise – Set of 3 •
- Charcoal Detox Bath Bomb •
- MAKERSKIT Cotton Candy Bath Bomb •
- Barr-Co. Reserve Bath Bomb 4.3 oz. •
Jewelry for her
Prices for every budget
Miriam Merenfeld Jewelry Tokens 18K Over Silver Necklace •
Tiffany & Co. Open Heart Pendant Necklace • Tiffany & Co. •
GUESS – Heart Bracelet Bracelet • GUESS •
Silvertone Puff Heart Stud Earrings • Saks Fifth Avenue •
Gucci Silver Logo Heart Ring • Gucci •
Dogeared Anchor Heart Charm Necklace • Dogeared •
Dogeared Heart Arrow Charm Necklace • Dogeared •
Dogeared Sister Heart Necklace, 16″ • Dogeared •
Lovely Set, White, Rose gold plating • Swarovski •
Jane Basch 14K & 22K Over Silver Heart Bangle •
Miriam Merenfeld Jewelry Inspirations 18K Over Silver Necklace •
Nordstrom Rack CZ & Solid Detail Heart Stud 2-Piece Earrings Set •
Aila Day Heart Watch, Leather strap, White, Rose gold-tone • Swarovski •
Rosanna Iridescent Heart Trinket Box • Rosanna •
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