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Giving someone the perfect holiday gift is great. Giving them a holiday basket full of great gifts is even better! Here are some tips for how to put together a holiday gift basket that’s simple yet unique. Your friends, colleagues or loved ones are sure to feel that special holiday spirit when they find it on their doorstep.

How to Build the Perfect Hershey Gift Baskets

Gift baskets are so fun … to give and to get. But during the busy holiday season, you might not have time to make something from scratch. That’s why we’ve put together a couple options depending on how much time you want to put into building that perfect gift basket!

Here are three easy ways to put together a fun and unique holiday gift basket:

1. Use a Fun Filler

Use a Fun Filler

Gift baskets are all about visual presentation. You want them to look like they’re bursting with goodies, but you still want to be able to see everything inside. The solution is to prop up your gifts with a filler such as confetti, ribbon or tissue paper. Feel free to experiment with different colors to go with the theme of the occasion.


And for the holidays you get to really think outside the box: This DIYer’s Homemade Gift Basket uses sprigs and pinecones to drive home the holiday feeling!

DIYer’s Homemade Gift Basket

This DIY option is a great way to give a gift with a personal touch without having to do a lot of work. Fill the basket with snacks and favorite Hershey’s holiday treats, like HERSHEY’S Dipped Pretzels. If using full-size bars, print these custom wrappers for a nice holiday touch.

What’s in this basket:

  • Bottle of wine (sub in a candle for a nonalcoholic option)
  • HERSHEY’S Dipped Pretzels
  • REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups
  • KISSES Milk Chocolates Filled with Caramel
  • HERSHEY’S Cocoa


2. Think About Their Personality

Think About Their Personality

Your giftee might be more excited by making cookies than eating them. We can’t really relate, but that’s the beauty of gift-giving: It’s about showing them you’ve been paying attention all year! Think about what they like to do when you’re arranging their gift basket. Consider including some useful stocking stuffers for their hobby or passion, like this Holiday Baker’s Gift Basket: 

The Holiday Baker’s Gift Basket

This basket works whether you like to bake or the person on your list does! Including a few of your favorite holiday cookies will put your skills on display. You can include some baking supplies too, so that whoever gets the gift can create their own holiday cookies! Add a handwritten recipe for them to follow, and they can re-create the cookies you gave them.

What’s in this basket:

  • Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
  • ROLO® Pretzel Delights
  • HERSHEY’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Whisk, spatula and measuring spoons
  • Oven mitt

3. Let Us Do the Work

Let Us Do the Work

This is perfect for corporate gifts, an easy thank you, or just if you don’t have time to put something together yourself. We’ll handle assembling gourmet Hershey’s favorites in a festive basket and ship it, totally ready to give. (Note that each treat will come individually wrapped in plastic and that the dishes are not included!)

The Buy-It-Yourself Basket

If you want to personalize your assortment like the one pictured here, have it sent to your house and repackage the treats into individual dishes. Then print out a custom gift tag while you’re at it! Use twine to attach your message for a handcrafted touch.

Make it personal with Hershey.

A gift basket is a great way to show you care. It’s even better when there’s chocolate inside! This holiday, use these baskets as inspiration to DIY a gift for friends, family and co-workers. Or buy one ready-made to simplify your gift list. For more unforgettable gift ideas, check out our crafts and recipes.