Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I’m so excited to celebrate all things love! Whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not, there’s no better time than Valentine’s Day to remind the people in your life how much you love and appreciate them. One of my favorite things to do for special occasions is to put together custom gift baskets, and today I want to show you some of my favorite ideas for creating a Valentines Day gift basket.
I love gift baskets because they are such a thoughtful and easily customized gift. A good gift basket can be filled entirely with things that you know your gift recipient will love, which means they will always be thrilled to receive it! Valentine’s Day gift baskets are the perfect gift for friends, family members, and of course, significant others. If you want to craft the perfect thoughtful gift basket for some of your favorite people this Valentine’s Day, keep reading for all of my best tips!
15 VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT BASKET IDEAS
If you’re new to creating gift baskets, don’t worry – it’s super simple, and a lot of fun! At the core of it, all you really have to do to craft a perfect gift basket is to fill a basket full of things that your recipient is sure to love. But let’s be honest – I’m always a fan of going above and beyond. I like building gift baskets around specific themes, or making sure to have a wide array of items in my basket.
There are several different ways that you can fill a Valentine’s Day gift basket, and what you put in your basket does somewhat depend on who the basket is for. After all – you’re going to create a different basket for your boyfriend than you would your mom! However, there are definitely a few staple items that are always a great bet when creating your gift basket no matter who it’s for. (Spoiler alert: it usually involves chocolate.)
Read on for all of my best tips and tricks for making your own DIY Valentine’s Day gift basket!
CHOOSING THE PERFECT BASKET
When I’m putting together a gift basket, I like to make sure that I choose a basket that’s super cute so that the recipient will be able to reuse it around their home. After all, why give a gift basket in a box that will just have to be thrown away when you can give it in a basket that can be used for organization or storage around your gift recipient’s home? The basket becomes part of the gift, and people always love getting a new piece of practical home decor.
If you want to ship your basket to a far away loved one, you can just put the reusable basket inside of a large cardboard box and ship it as-is. Just make sure to stuff the box with lots of packing materials to keep everything in place!
This basket is the perfect choice for Valentines Day gift baskets! I love that it’s pink and festive for the holiday while still being simple and stylish enough to be used elsewhere in your home.
Everyone loves a boho touch, and this basket is such a stylish choice. I love the tassled detailing!
Wicker is such a great choice for a gift basket because it can seamlessly fit into so many different home aesthetics. I love this wicker basket from Amazon – it’s such a great shape and size!
15 IDEAS FOR YOUR VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT BASKET
Wondering what to put inside your Valentines gift basket? I know that gifts can be tricky, but don’t stress – I have you covered with tips and tricks for all of the loved ones on your list.
If you ask me, chocolate is pretty much a Valentine’s Day nonnegotiable. No matter who you’re putting together a gift basket for, you can’t go wrong including decadent chocolates. I’m always a fan of a gorgeous box of chocolates, but I also love a pack of Ferrero Rocher.
Whenever I put together a gift basket for my girlfriends, I always make sure to include a pair of fuzzy socks. They’re so soft and cozy, and they’re one of those things that you don’t always think to buy for yourself, so they make for a fun surprise. Plus, in these dreary February months, we all need a little extra warmth.
Speaking of cozy, it’s hard to beat a good throw blanket, and I’m obsessed with this fun heart checkered blanket – it’s the perfect Valentine throw! I love that it’s festive for the holiday while still being cute enough to use throughout the year as well.
Encourage your special someone to relax with aromatherapy shower steamers. They provide stress relief and a wonderful long lasting aroma that will make everyday life feel like a luxurious spa.
Who doesn’t love a warm candle lighting up their home in the wintertime? I think that this conversation heart candle couldn’t be cuter, but if you want to go with something a bit more subtle, a more traditional option can remind your loved one just how much you care every time they burn it.
For the warm-beverage fan in your life, it’s hard to go wrong with a cute mug. Whether your loved one is a coffee fanatic or likes to sip a cup of tea to unwind in the evenings, it’s the perfect addition to your Valentines Day gift basket.
I love the recent trend of building lego flowers with your significant other so that you have flowers that will never die! Not only is is a fun keepsake, but it also makes for a great cozy date night in.
Having a luxurious hand cream on deck is a game changer during the harsh winter months, and I love incorporating a really nice lotion in gift baskets. It’s a thoughtful touch that your recipient will love and appreciate.
Brightening eye patches help reduce puffiness around the eyes from exhaustion or stress, and provide such a relaxing spa-like experience. I always like to include them in gift baskets to help my loved ones unwind.
Let’s be honest – even it it may be a little cheesy, who hasn’t hoped to get a teddy bear on Valentine’s Day at least once in their life? A cute stuffed animal is a classic and fun Valentine’s Day gift, and is a sweet touch for Valentines day basket.
Lip balm is a quick and simple addition to any gift box, and works well for friends, family, and significant others alike. I love this Burt’s Bees pack as it comes with multiple flavor options!
Journals are a great gift for your introspective loved ones, but they also can be easily customized to make a thoughtful gift your loved one will never forget. Let the journal become a place to write letters back and forth, make lists of your favorite memories together, or sprinkle reasons that you love them throughout the pages for them to discover as they use the journal.
Could these scrunchies be any cuter? They’re such a fun, stylish, and easy addition to any Valentine gift basket.
Nothing says “I love you” quite like great skincare. Splurge on some luxurious face masks for your Valentine’s Day basket for a gift your loved one will enjoy.
Perfect for a best friend or significant other, connected keychains can help you feel close no matter how far away you may be.
DON’T WANT TO CREATE YOUR OWN?
As fun as it is to create your own Valentine’s Day gift baskets, sometimes you just don’t have the time or energy to build your own basket. In that case, there are still options! You can buy pre-assembled Valentine’s Day gift baskets for your loved ones that will be just as special.
For the wine lover in your life, this wine gift basket is an amazing choice. For the one who needs to relax, you can’t go wrong with this spa gift basket. And when all else fails, who doesn’t love a gift basket filled with assorted chocolate?
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