The classic container for a gift basket is... a basket of course. But it doesn't have to be! You can use other, more unique gift basket containers to place your gift items in.
Check out this list full of ideas for alternative containers. Not only do they serve as the container for your gift basket, but they are also practical by themselves!
This means that by using one of these containers, you'll be adding another gift item to your basket! And when it comes to a gift basket, the more gift items the merrier!
At Home - General
In The Kitchen
Study / Office
In the Garden
|Rain Barrel (see gardening gift basket page for more details)|
|Garden tool tote|
|Tote bag (click here to see step by step instructions on how to use a bag as gift basket)|
|Mesh bag ( see swimmer gift basket page for more details).|
|Shoe bag (see golf gift basket page for more details).|
|a towel folded into a gift basket - here's how|
Cosmetics bag/ pouch
Wardrobe drawer organizer
|Car organizer (see car driver gift basket for more details).|
|These containers are either environment friendly or can be recycled from materials most of us have at home.|
Shoe box - cover it with gift wrapping paper inside and out for an aesthetic look.
|Inner boxes of electrical appliances - electrical appliances usually come in a big box full of smaller inner boxes for each component. These inner boxes are great gift basket containers because they are usually made of plain white carton paper so there is no need to cover up any logos or brand patterns.|
|Pretty shopping bag - some shops provide shopping bags with gorgeous patterns and no logos or other shop related info. These bags can be recycled as excellent gift basket containers.|
|Recyclable bamboo bowl - a disposable yet durable,eco-friendly, perishable, dish which is fridge and microwave safe and can be re-used several times. It comes in different sizes and is always good to keep around the house for picnics, parties and....as an eco friendly container for gift baskets.|
|Reusable/ folding Shopper bag - this shopper bags fold into a fist size pouch or even smaller. Great to carry in your bag for spontaneous shopping and can also be a great container for almost any type of gift basket theme.|
One of the coolest ideas for gift basket containers, is not only to choose a practical container but to customize it for the recipient. This way the container gets most of the attention and the filling can be secondary.
Zazzle is a great site for customized gifts and containers. They print whatever you want on many different items. Check out these cool tote bags for example, you can customize them with your recipient's name, photo, a funny message and more
Tote bag a little too big? how about a hat?
or a mug?
And here are other personalized gift basket / container options:
For more unique gift basket containers, and for cool ideas on what to put in them, check out the different gift basket ideas by hobby, characteristics and other categories (see navigation bar on the left side at the top of this page for all categories).
Each gift basket page starts off with container ideas that are relevant to the featured gift basket theme.