diy candle gift basket

Create the Ultimate DIY Candle Gift Basket!


DIY Candle Gfit Basket Ideas For Her, making a candle gift basket, decorating a gift basket 

Hi lovely people, it’s Katie, your go to candle maker! Creating beautiful things is not just a hobby for me, but my way of living. Lately, I’ve been putting a lot of candle gift baskets together and thought this would be a great time to share how I do it!

The best part is that there's no budget in mind, so whether you want to keep it cozy or go all out, these ideas can be scaled up or down to fit any occasion.

Today, I'm going to guide you through filling your candle gift basket, perfect for all sorts of occasions; Mother’s Day, birthdays, housewarmings, gratitude, congratulations, or just a little something special for her. So, let's dive into the world of thoughtful and customizable candle gift baskets!

(No affiliations or partnerships involved – it's just me, sharing some fun ideas to make your gift-giving a bit more special)


Let's start with the basics. You'll need a basket or something to hold all the goodies together. The choice is yours, and it depends on your style and price range. Personally, I've found great options at Dollartree and Target, so make sure to explore your local stores for the perfect fit.



Now, let's talk candles! Here are some of my top recommendations to help you choose the perfect one:

  • Fruit Loop Bowl or Candle: Perfect for the “kid inside” or the “morning person”
  • Flower Bouquet XL Tealight Set: A delightful alternative to traditional flowers, bringing a touch of floral elegance in the form of tealights
  • Butterfly and Love Candles: Create a whimsical atmosphere with these
  • Heart Tealights: a mini candle set that’s never fails to make them smile

Fruit Loop Bowl

flower candles, flower tealights, bouquet Flower Bouquet XL Tealight Set

love candle, flower and hearts, pink, dessert, whipped Butterfly and Love Candles

heart tealight candles

Heart Tealights



Next up, consider adding a cozy blanket cover to your basket. Whether it's a woven style or something chunky and soft, it's the perfect space filler that adds an extra layer of warmth and comfort.




Now, let's get floral! I won't specify what kind of flowers; that's entirely up to your recipient's taste. You can create a mini flower stand with floral foam from the dollar store, buy a bouquet, or even build your own. Get creative and let the flowers bring a burst of color and life to the basket.



Tea or coffee, anyone? Include a sampler set, teabag gift box, their favorite tea, or a bag of premium coffee beans. And of course, a special mug is a must – something they can use every morning and be reminded of your thoughtful gift.



Add a touch of self-care, add in some face masks, pimple patches, dry shampoo, handmade soaps, bath bombs.



Consider a mini beauty set with essentials like mascara, eyebrow gel, nail care, and their favorite perfume.



Don't forget the sweet treats! Add some candy or chocolates to satisfy their sweet tooth.

For those looking to splurge, high-budget gifts like AirPods, an iPhone, iPad, watch, designer bags, jewelry, or gift cards can elevate your basket to the next level!


That wraps up our guide to crafting the ultimate candle gift basket! But before you embark on your creative journey, here's a little extra tip: don't forget to include shredding paper, tissue paper, and ribbons for that extra cute appeal. Building a basket is not just about the items you put in; it's also about the presentation.


So, as you assemble your basket, keep your person in mind. Tailor it to their interests, likes, and style. Make it uniquely theirs, and you'll be sure to create a gift that's not only beautiful but also meaningful. Happy gifting!

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