Easy Gift Basket Ideas for the Holidays

Home gift ideas are perfect for hostess gifts, teacher gifts, kids presents, and more. Check out these easy gift basket ideas for the holidays!

gift baskets filled with home items under a christmas tree and an overlay reading "holiday gift basket ideas"

copper baskets filled with home gifts under a christmas tree

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I have a brother who begins his holiday shopping in July. July, y’all!  For the rest of us (myself included) though, there are many gifts yet to be purchased, I’m sure: gift for family, friends, and all those special people in our lives. I’m so excited to partner with T.J.Maxx today to help you find some of those gifts this holiday season. And better yet, I’ve got some super cute gift basket ideas to make it easy for you!

Home Gift Ideas

Kitchen accessories, home decor, and cozy accents… I love giving home gifts for the holidays because whatever the size – a college dorm room or a dream home – your loved ones live somewhere, and home gifts can brighten that in some small way.

woman sitting in front of Christmas tree holding a mug that reads "love"

T.J.Maxx not only has a fabulous variety of home gift ideas in store, they even have an online “gifts for home list (so if you’re the type who refuses to shop anywhere after mid-October except the comfort of your own bedroom, they’ve got you covered!). And gifts from the home section make the most adorable gift baskets. Here are four gift basket ideas to get you started.

Gift Basket Ideas

Hot Cocoa Gift Basket

You know I love copper, so this copper basket was the perfect way to corral a beautiful copper tea kettle, some adorable mugs, delicious hot cocoa mix, and a cute candle to set the mood. This fun gift basket would make a perfect teacher gift or friend gift. Find tons of great basket options here!

hot cocoa mix, candle, mugs, and copper tea kettle in a gift basket

Home Chef Gift Basket

round copper basket with dish towels, coasters, and sea salt

From gourmet salts to gorgeous dish towels, T.J.Maxx’s home section has a wonderful variety of gifts for the kitchen lover. Just look at those gorgeous marble and wood coasters I found! You can check your local T.J.Maxx or browse online for more options! And again, a copper wire basket is the perfect base for this gift. You can shop their kitchen and dining room items online here.

close ups of dish towels, wooden coasters, and sea salt in a gift basket

Hostess Gifts

root wood mini serving tray and serving spoon tied together with a ribbon

Speaking of kitchen and dining room, are you attending holiday parties this year? Spending Thanksgiving at Aunt Ruth’s and Christmas at Grandma’s? Don’t forget your host or hostess gifts! Kitchen and tabletop gifts are perfect for those who enjoy opening up their homes for the holidays, and the gift “baskets” don’t always need to be elaborate. I love that T.J.Maxx.com actually has gift ideas organized by price point: gifts under $25, under $50, and under $100. So convenient, and perfect to help you find gifts for everyone on your list.

Gift Basket for All Ages

black and white plaid fleece blanket in front of twinkling Christmas tree lights

This “basket” idea is really so simple: wrap a fun water bottle in a cozy throw blanket and tie a ribbon around it. All four of my kiddos wanted this one!

copper water bottle wrapped in a black and white plaid fleece blanket and tied with a ribbon

Warm and Cozy Gift Basket

fringed wood throw blanket, travel mugs, and holiday candle in a copper wire gift basket tied with a bow

An Italian wool throw, a couple of cute travel mugs, and a huge holiday candle make for a thoughtful, warm gift basket. Search for similar mugs and candles online or drop by your nearest T.J.Maxx to put together your own perfect cozy basket.

travel mugs that read "Love" and "Blessed", a fringed wool throw, and a holiday candle in a copper wire basket

Who are you shopping for this holiday season? Shop T.J.Maxx online to find the perfect present!

And be sure to pin these ideas for later. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Angela! I just tied the ribbon in a bow and then bent the ornament hook through the central part of the bow. I hope that helps!

  1. Great ideas. Not completely suitable for an Australian summery Christmas- but can easily be replaced with fun, sunny substitutes such as beach towels or kimono beach wraps, sun hats, thongs (what you might call flip-flops) and some spf 50+ sunscreen. I might actually just try to make that cute cheese board and wooden spoon at some stage. My woodwork always looks pretty rough so these will be acceptable, I hope!

  2. Hello I just came across your site, very beautiful. How would I wrap the gift baskets if I wanted to give to my co-workers.

  3. love your warm and cozy basket! trying to copy, can’t get my throw to roll up cute like yours…any suggestions? thanks

    1. Thank you, Peg! The blanket I used was fuzzy enough to stick to itself, so that helped. You could try tying a ribbon around it to hold it in place, though, if it doesn’t want to cooperate otherwise. I hope this helps!

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