Christmas is here and I wanted to share a fun tutorial for easy and inexpensive DIY Christmas gift baskets for your friends and loved ones.
Earlier this year, I made a bunch of scented pine cone fire starters — and I wanted a unique way to give them out as gifts for the Christmas season.
These S’more Christmas Cheer baskets are ideal for the backyard fire lover… and as a last-minute surprise gift exchange!
We also made a bunch of these gift baskets to give to the teachers at my son’s Parents Day Out program — because they have always been so creative sending my son home with his very own handmade crafts.
My Gift Card For These DIY Gift Baskets
I created a little Christmas Cheer poem to go inside each card that I attached to each gift basket.
Here’s what it says:
⭐️S’more Christmas Cheer⭐️
Invite over some friends and light the wick…
These scented pine cones will start a fire🔥 quick!
Roast the marshmallow to a gooey sweet,
And nestle between the chocolate treat.
Wishing you S’more laughter and cheer…
Merry Christmas🎄and Happy New Year!
With Love❤️, from the Jaggers
Materials Needed For DIY Christmas Gift Baskets
Here’s a list of the supplies I used to create these holiday gift baskets. Many are inexpensive from Dollar stores:
- Computer (I used font variations from the Microsoft Word program)
- Color printer
- Tri-fold Christmas cards
- Christmas foam stickers
- Cellophane gift wrap
- Christmas ribbons
- Scented pine cone fire starters (I made my own)
- Large marshmallows
- Chocolate covered graham cookies
- Christmas boxes, trays, bowls, tins, etc.
- Regular scissors and decorative edge scissors
- Glue stick
- Cellophane loot bags (the perfect size for the pine cones)
How To Make These Holiday Gift Baskets
These are the steps I used to create my S’more Christmas Cheer Baskets this year:
- First, determine how many Christmas gift baskets you want to make.
- Then, purchase and gather all of the materials mentioned above.
- Print out the Christmas Cheer poem in a neat font. (I chose to use computer fonts because I do not have neat writing, nor did I want to write out the entire S’more Cheer poem for every card.)
- Cut out the Christmas Cheer poem from your printed copies, then glue one onto each tri-fold Christmas card.
- Put the Christmas cards into their envelopes, then glue a generic “S’more Christmas Cheer” message on the front of each envelope.
- Place 3 pinecone fire starters into their own cellophane loot bag.
- Place 1 bag of chocolate-covered graham cookies, 1 bag of marshmallows, and 1 bag of pine cones onto a Christmas tray, box, or platter.
- Place a completed Christmas basket in the center of the cellophane gift wrap, then cut the right amount off the roll for each one.
- Cut some ribbon — to tie the corners of the cellophane wrap together for each gift basket.
- Use Christmas-themed foam stickers to secure the tri-fold Christmas card and envelope onto the front of each cellophane-wrapped gift basket.
The Bottom Line…
I really enjoyed making these fun and simple Christmas gift baskets.
Although not everyone has a fireplace or a fire pit, the pine cones are still festive — because they’re scented and decorative. Chocolate covered graham cookies and marshmallows are a fun snack anytime, even if they can’t be roasted over a fire as intended.
Overall, these DIY gift baskets cost less than $8 to make (if you make the pine cone fire starters yourself).
I hope you’ve enjoyed this holiday gift basket tutorial.
I’m a first-time mom. I work from home and write — mostly about my quest for time- and sanity-saving techniques as a new mom. I also like to share details about the alternative choices I’m exploring, as I enjoy this journey called motherhood. My family includes a newborn, 2 teenage stepchildren (who live with their mom), 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a wonderful husband. My pre-pregnancy life was full of freedom and adventure, so I have a fresh new perspective when it comes to having a small tiny human by my side 24/7!