How to Make a Cookie Baking Gift Basket

Small basket filled with cookie mix, icing, and sprinkles

It is possible to give a thoughtful gift without breaking your budget. Whether you need a simple gift for someone special or a unique present for someone who “has it all,” a creative gift basket can be a beautiful and budget-friendly solution.

How to Make a Cookie Baking Gift Basket

This Cookie Baking Gift Basket was assembled for less than $5.00 by taking advantage of after-Christmas sales.

  • 1 basket (small flower pot)—$0.50
  • 1 sugar cookie mix—$2.00
  • 2 tubes icing—$0.50 each
  • 1 jar sprinkles—$0.50
  • 3 tubes writing gel—$0.25 each

Sugar cookie mix, jar of sprinkles, and tubes of icing

 3 Variations on the Cookie Baking Gift Basket

  1. Substitute a cake mix for the cookie mix; add cupcake liners or mini muffin liners to the basket.
  2. Use a larger basket and add a cookie scoop or a pretty potholder.
  3. Instead of a ready-made cookie mix, include a homemade cookie mix in a jar.

Basket filled with cookie mix, tubes of icing, and container of sprinkles

Giving the Cookie Baking Gift Basket

This fun basket would make a perfect gift for many occasions. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Hostess gift
  • Big brother/big sister gift when a baby is born
  • “Just because” gift for coworkers or friends
  • Tween girl birthday gift
  • Holiday gift for homeschool co-op friends
  • Thank you gift for service people: garbage collector, mailman, babysitter, etc.

What other ideas do you have for making a gift basket on a budget?

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