Send Joy This Holiday Season With DIY Gift Baskets


Time flies by so fast that it’s already December! And who doesn’t love the “ber” months? One of the many reasons why we love the “Ber” months are the special Christmas gift basket from work, exchange gifts with friends, and the endless family reunions. Surely, there is something to be excited about every holiday season in the Philippines!

But this 2020, the pandemic will change the way we celebrate the holidays. Big reunions and visiting friends are not allowed for now as the health authorities reassert that we avoid social gatherings and limit the parties to your immediate family members at home.

While the fun and big family and friend reunions are canceled, the strong bond between family and friends will never be. You can share the love this Christmas by sending gifts to your loved ones. To make it more unique and special, you can try out-of-the-box gift ideas for this holiday season. Personal gifts like DIY Christmas gift baskets or boxes filled with goodies are a good idea.

And if you have no idea what to include in your gift basket, don’t worry! Check out our list of ideas to make the perfect Christmas gift basket:

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For those who are working and studying at home

What’s inside the Christmas gift basket?

  • Webcam
  • Mug or Tumbler
  • Desk lamp
  • Phone or laptop stand
  • Pen holder
  • Journal or planner
  • Keyboard cover
  • Pens
  • Notepads
  • Mini humidifier
  • Bookcase
  • Pastel highlighters
  • Mini desk fan
  • Stress toy
  • Headphones
  • Cable Bites

What’s special about this DIY Christmas gift?

Your family and friends who are working and studying at home need a combination of digital tools and office supplies. But because these gifts are in-demand these days, you will need to follow some shopping tips for hassle-free Christmas shopping. Make a Christmas gift basket list and buy on online stores like National Bookstore’s Lazada and Shopee stores.


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For the plant lovers

What’s inside the Christmas gift basket?

  • Plant spray or mister
  • How-to book for plant care
  • Plant seeds
  • Trowel and fork set
  • Plant jar for terrariums
  • Hat for outdoor gardening
  • Plant basket for harvesting herbs
  • Plant markers
  • Gardening gloves
  • Plant tote bag
  • Gardening scissors
  • Wall planter
  • Creative plant pots
  • Plant stand
  • Plant soil
  • Decorative stones or pieces

What’s special about this DIY Christmas gift?

One of the best home-improving gifts every condo owner will love is potted herbs that they can use for home-cooked meals. They will add beauty to a condo space and they will also make the plant lover in their families happy. If they are not a plantito or plantita yet, then this Christmas gift basket or box will turn them into one!


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For the movie or TV series lovers

What’s inside the Christmas gift basket?

  • Snack jars
  • Comfortable slippers
  • Fairy lights
  • Cookies
  • Popcorn bowl
  • Throw blanket
  • Bottle of wine for the adults
  • Juice bottles for the kids
  • Matching family pajamas
  • Candies
  • Chocolates
  • Popcorn packets
  • Throw pillows
  • Tumblers
  • Popcorn seasoning packets
  • Stuff toys

What’s special about this DIY Christmas gift?

For a family and close friends who love watching movies and going on series marathons, this is the perfect Christmas gift basket idea! Remind them of the feeling of going to cinemas (that they definitely miss!) and enjoying their favorite movie with this holiday gift basket or box idea.


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For those who have fur babies at home

What’s inside the Christmas gift basket?

  • Pet name tags
  • Lint brush
  • Pet toothpaste
  • Collars
  • Pee pads
  • Harness
  • Leash
  • Paw and Coat Wipes
  • Poop bags
  • Pet toothbrush
  • Odor spray
  • Food and water bowls
  • Diapers
  • Toys
  • Treats
  • Dental chews

What’s special about this DIY Christmas gift?

Having a pet dog or cat is not easy. Aside from a home and TLC from its owners, pets also have other needs to stay happy and healthy. You’ll be making the fur parent in your family and circle of friends really happy with this holiday gift basket because you just got everything their fur babies need!


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For those who love marine life

What’s inside the Christmas gift basket?

  • Small fish
  • Fish bowl or small aquarium
  • Heater
  • Thermometer
  • Chlorine remover
  • Lights
  • Fishnet
  • Substrate or aquarium soil
  • Water test kits
  • Siphon tool
  • Aquarium scrubber
  • How-to books for Aquarium care
  • Aquarium figurines
  • Fake plants
  • Decorative rocks
  • Real aquarium plants

What’s special about this DIY Christmas gift?

With the limited travel opportunities and strict travel guidelines, your loved ones who marvel at marine life may take some time to enjoy the oceans. So why not bring marine life to them? This aquarium kit as your Christmas gift basket or box will surely make them enjoy watching their fish every day.


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For art lovers

What’s inside the Christmas gift basket?

  • Yarn
  • Knitting hook
  • Yarn tote
  • Hook case
  • Watercolor book
  • Watercolor tubes
  • Brush
  • Watercolor palette
  • Decorative paper
  • Scissors
  • Zipper pouches
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Hand lettering workbook
  • Colored pens
  • Origami guide book
  • Sketchbook

What’s special about this DIY Christmas gift?

Make the artsy person in your family and friends extra busy! With this holiday gift basket or box filled with artsy goodies, they’ll have cool DIY creations that will keep them busy for hours. They might even share (or send!) their wonderful creations to you in return.


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For those who have to go outside for work or important errands

What’s inside the Christmas gift basket?

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Plastic bags
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Water bottles
  • Food container
  • Cutlery set
  • Stylish washable face masks
  • Disposable face masks
  • Spray bottle
  • Alcohol
  • Tissues
  • Medicine container
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Face mask storage box
  • Ear savers
  • Face shields

What’s special about this DIY Christmas gift?

Going out these days is not easy, even with quarantine restrictions eased. But some of us need to work on-site in our offices or buy the necessary items for their household. To make sure your family and friends are safe and sound every time they go out, you can give these complete holiday gift baskets that contain COVID-19 essentials. It’s a nice gift set to send your love and care during the pandemic.


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For those with quarantine fitness goals

What’s inside the Christmas gift basket?

  • Towels
  • Water bottle
  • Earbuds
  • Comb
  • Socks
  • Shorts
  • Workout t-shirt
  • Sweatpants
  • Jump rope
  • Resistance bands
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Phone armband
  • Energy bars
  • Hair ties
  • Headband

What’s special about this DIY Christmas gift?

Got a fit and fab family or friend? Keep them on track with their fitness goals with this holiday gift basket or box. These items will keep them inspired or will help them start new fitness routines for 2021.


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For the kids and young-at-heart

What’s inside the Christmas gift basket?

  • Pull-back cars and trucks
  • Candies
  • Chocolates
  • Character costume
  • Softballs
  • Cute nightlights
  • Monopoly
  • Snake and Ladders
  • Giant blocks
  • Chess
  • Coloring books
  • Crayons
  • Indoor bowling set
  • Clay set
  • Puffy stickers
  • Slime jars

What’s special about this DIY Christmas gift?

Make your friends’ and relatives’ children thankful to their ninang! This Christmas gift basket will also tickle the kids at heart in your family and friends. Keep them warm and happy with these toys or items that will remind them of their childhood happiness.

Giving gifts is one way to show our love and appreciation to our family and friends, even if we are away from them. Making them personalized will matter more, as it makes them feel that you gave careful thought and attention to their favorites. So keep your bonds strong and happy by making creative and personalized Christmas gift baskets this festive season.


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