Evelyn Romans | 

5 Easy Gift Baskets You Can Make from Your Pantry

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I can give you a long list of reasons to coupon, but right now I’ll just give you one really good one: easy gift baskets made from items you probably got for free in your stockpile. Thanks to your smart savings, you can give friends and family the things they want and need using some of the ideas below—free printables included!

Find out how to build a gift stockpile with this article: How I Built My Gift Stockpile for Birthdays and Weddings.

1. New Baby Gift Basket


Use these stockpile items:

  • Happy Baby squeezable fruit pouches
  • Snuggle fabric softener
  • Huggies diapers or wipes
  • banana, pumpkin, and sweet potato baby food
  • Beech-Nut baby food (in the flavors above)
  • Q-Tips cotton swabs
  • soothers (pacifiers)
  • Infants’ Tylenol pain reliever
  • Desitin diaper rash cream
  • baby powder
  • Johnson’s Baby Shampoo (no tear formula)
  • Johnson’s Lavender Baby Oil Gel
  • Johnson’s Baby Head-to-Toe Wash
  • Johnson’s Baby Hands & Face Wipes
  • Pampers diapers or wipes
  • Purell hand sanitizer
  • Parent’s Choice baby bottles
  • a baby bath or a diaper bag

2. Housewarming Gift Basket


Use these stockpile items:

  • a lightbulb
  • Scotch-Brite sponges
  • Joy dishwashing liquid
  • Glad ClingWrap or Glad food storage containers
  • sugar
  • spices
  • Hefty trash bags
  • Barilla Pronto pasta
  • Windex window cleaner
  • flour
  • ZipLoc sandwich bags
  • Command hooks
  • Sharpie markers
  • Chex Mix cereal
  • Charmin toilet paper
  • Clorox disinfecting wipes
  • Pledge furniture spray
  • Swiffer Duster
  • Mr. Clean household cleaning product
  • Bounty paper towels
  • Cascade Complete dishwashing detergent
  • Newman’s Own pasta sauce
  • A laundry basket or cleaning bucket

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3. Get Well Soon Gift Basket


Use these stockpile items:

  • honey
  • tea
  • vitamin C
  • applesauce
  • Gatorade sports drink
  • NyQuil cold medicine
  • Fantastik Scrubbing Bubbles household cleaning product
  • Ricola cough drops
  • Kleenex tissues
  • Airborne dietary supplement
  • Dial soap
  • Emergen-C dietary supplement
  • Keri lotion
  • Tums antacid
  • Clorox Bleach Gel toilet bowl cleaner
  • a Reach toothbrush
  • Aleve pain reliever
  • Blistex lip care product
  • a puke bucket


4. Teacher Gift Basket


Use these stockpile items:

  • Shout wipes or Shout laundry stain remover
  • a ruler
  • Sharpie markers
  • Extra gum
  • Mounds chocolate bar
  • Purell hand sanitizer
  • Papermate InkJoy pens
  • Fiber One snack bars
  • Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover
  • Band-Aid bandages
  • Starburst candy
  • Bayer Aspirin
  • Burtz Bee’s Lip Balm
  • Energizer batteries
  • Febreze odor eliminator
  • Secret deodorant or Pop Secret popcorn
  • a wire organization basket

5. Wedding/Bridal Shower Gift Basket


Use these stockpile items:

  • Pop Secret popcorn
  • Pledge furniture spray
  • Gain laundry detergent
  • Dawn dishwashing liquid
  • Fantastik Scrubbing Bubbles household cleaning product
  • Glad ClingWrap or Glad food storage containers
  • honey
  • Bounty paper towels
  • Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
  • Snuggle fabric softener or dryer sheets
  • Charmin toilet paper
  • Snickers candy bar
  • Hershey’s Kisses chocolate
  • Extra gum
  • Keri lotion
  • a cleaning bucket

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