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What gift basket ideas are best for fall?

Fall gift baskets are loved for their warm sentimentality and warm ambiance. While it’s easy to order a premade fall basket with all sorts of treats and treasures, it’s often more fun — and sometimes more profitable — to design your own.

Building the perfect fall gift basket involves a bit of planning and research. If you’re including food, for example, consider shelf-stable options for convenience. Gift baskets for one person may contain fewer items or smaller portions, while those for households should contain enough treats for everyone to enjoy. And of course, you’ll have to decide how to adorn the fall basket – whether it’s with ribbon, raffia or faux flowers.

What to know about making gift baskets

What do you put in a fall gift basket?

Gift baskets typically contain a diverse assortment of items that revolve around a central theme, such as scent, flavor, color, or occasion. Some gift baskets contain half a dozen pieces, while others contain up to two dozen treats and treasures. There are also gift baskets that contain a single expensive item with a few small complementary accessories.

Types of Fall Gift Baskets

Food: Gift baskets often contain shelf-stable foods, such as candy, snacks, fruit, nuts, and chocolate. There are also meal-focused gift baskets, which include soups, deli meats, breads, and desserts.

Beauty: Beauty gift baskets usually include self-care products like lotion, face masks, hair treatments, bath products, or spa and beauty tools. Most of the beauty products in these baskets share the same scent profile as a central theme.

Holiday: Holiday-themed gift baskets, including Halloween and Thanksgiving baskets, often include seasonal treats. These range from sweet corn to gourmet mixed nuts to fruit. They can also include fall-themed cooking utensils, such as spatulas or cookie cutters.

Family: Family gift baskets include enough items for all members of a household to enjoy. These baskets generally contain a larger quantity of food products. Some of these baskets may include whole cakes or large assortments of cookies and candies.

Assemble a Fall Gift Basket

Popular Basket Materials

Wicker remains a favorite option for fall gift baskets, though it’s not the only choice. With regard to natural materials, cotton rope baskets remain popular for their durability and potential for reuse. Metal baskets are loved for their rustic and versatile designs. Plastic baskets are also worth considering as they are lightweight, affordable and durable.

Gift basket essentials

Crinkle paper shredding filler for wrapping and filling gift baskets

Besides the gift items, you may need to purchase a few other gift basket essentials. basket filler is often used to fill the gaps between gift items, while basket bags help consolidate and secure content in transit. Some gift baskets are lined with custom cut foam to minimize shock and stabilize items.

How to decorate a gift basket

Decorating a gift basket is the finishing touch that ties the whole gift together. The most common ornaments are ribbons and bows. More ornate designs, which often involve hot glue guns or wire, feature faux flowers, fruit or raffia. Another option is to attach a small plush woodland-themed creature to the basket, such as a fox or owl.

How Much You Can Expect to Spend on Fall Gift Basket Items

On average, you can expect to spend between $25 and $250 to create a fall gift basket. This includes the cost of gift items as well as assembly essentials and decorative items. If you intend to send your gift basket, be prepared to pay between $20 and $60 for shipping.

11 Best Fall Gift Basket Ideas

A sample of autumn-inspired tea

Stash Fall for the Fall Tea Sampler

Stash Fall for the Fall Tea Sampler

As the weather cools, tea emerges as a favorite fall beverage. The Stash Fall for Autumn Tea Sampler includes six seasonal varieties with rich, distinct flavors.

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An apple scented candle

Yankee Candle Macintosh Large Jar Candle

Yankee Candle Macintosh Large Jar Candle

Candles are gifts that keep on giving, and when you invest in this 22-ounce jar candle, it lasts for 150 hours. The macintosh scented candle is made with high quality paraffin wax which provides an even and clear burn.

Sold by: Amazon and Kohls

Harvest Inspired Tea Towels

Tea towels Maison d'Hermine Pumpkin

Tea towels Maison d’Hermine Pumpkin

Fall-inspired tea towels add an upscale touch to any fall kitchen or gourmet gift basket. This absorbent cotton set features three designs with pumpkins, leaves and harvest-themed prints.

Sold by: Amazon

Maple syrup

Butternut Mountain Farm Pure Vermont Maple Syrup

Butternut Mountain Farm Pure Vermont Maple Syrup

Maple syrup always seems to hit the mark, whether it’s poured over waffles or baked beans. This Grade A maple syrup is native to Vermont and is verified non-GMO and free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.

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An insulated cup

Tumbler Tervis Fiesta Butterscotch Fall Leaves

Tumbler Tervis Fiesta Butterscotch Fall Leaves

From pumpkin spice coffee to apple cider, this insulated tumbler keeps drinks hotter longer this fall. The 16-ounce tumbler, which comes with a lid, is microwave and dishwasher safe.

Sold by: Amazon

A mini waffle maker

Mini Dash Pumpkin Waffle Maker

Mini Dash Pumpkin Waffle Maker

This mini waffle maker creates pumpkin-shaped waffles, cookies or hash browns. The space-saving design is equipped with a 4-inch nonstick cooking surface and a cool-touch handle.

Sold by: Amazon

A tasty fruit jam

Tiptree blackcurrant jam

Tiptree blackcurrant jam

A tasty addition to any fall gift basket, this popular preserve is made with black currants grown in England. The preserve is made in small batches to maintain the highest flavor and quality standards.

Sold by: Amazon

A pumpkin treatment mask

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

This best-selling pumpkin mask from Peter Thomas Roth resurfaces and exfoliates with alpha hydroxy acid and aluminum oxide. It leaves the skin smooth, refreshed and radiant.

Sold by: Amazon, Ultimate and Sephora

Praline pecan nuts

Kirkland Signature Pecan Pralines

Kirkland Signature Pecan Pralines

Praline pecans are a favorite staple for cooking, baking, or snacking. These sweet pralines come in a 40 ounce resealable jar that locks in freshness and flavor.

Sold by: Amazon

wildflower honey

Beekeeper's Naturals Wildflower Honey

Beekeeper’s Naturals Wildflower Honey

Honey is found in many fall drinks and comfort foods, from tea to cookies. This raw wildflower honey imported from Canada has a slight sweetness with floral undertones. It also exhibits hints of mint, lavender and other herbs.

Sold by: Amazon

Molasses Buicuits

Archway Molasses Glazed Cookies

Archway Molasses Glazed Cookies

Most fall gift baskets contain at least one comfort food, like these Archway Iced Molasses Cookies. They have a soft, chewy texture that lends itself to being steeped in tea or coffee.

Sold by: Amazon

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