Make your own gift box

Celebrate a special occasion and treat a loved one to a DIY gift box.

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by Emily Gilbert |

Deciding what to give someone as a present can be tough, whether it's for Christmas, Easter, their birthday or any other occasion. And if you're not given a specific idea, it can feel like a minefield.

That's why we love to make a personalised gift box filled with goodies, so you can create a thoughtful gift that is bound to make anyone smile.

While it might be something you only want to do for your nearest and dearest, making your own gift box means you can combine lots of lovely bits and pieces the lucky recipient is bound to love because you've made it with them in mind.

If making your own gift box is something you'd like to have a go at, our step-by-step guide will walk you through exactly what you need to create a gorgeous present.

Choose the gift box

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This will depend entirely on what size present you'd like to give. You may just want to do something small, or you might like to go wild and choose an extra-large box. Either way, we recommend choosing a deep box with a lid.

If you don't want to use a gift box, why not make your own gift basket or hamper?

Pick some filling

Rather than having the contents rattling around, it's wise to add some filling to pad out the bottom of your gift box. Available in lots of colours, it will help display the exciting gifts within.

Select your gifts

Now for the fun part - choosing the contents of your gift box! This part can be as inexpensive as you want, it all depends on your budget. To help you out, we've listed a few ideas below with a range of price points that you can mix and match.

Intergalactic Bath Bomb

Intergalactic Bath Bomb

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This pretty bath bomb will unleash a galaxy of refreshing peppermint oil, cobalt blue clouds and shimmering stardust.

Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles

Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles
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You can't go wrong with chocolate and Lindt Lindor is absolutely delicious. Pop in the whole box or open it up to sprinkle a handful.

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
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One of our favourite sleep sprays, this blend of Lavender, Vetivert and Camomile will calm both mind and body.

7th Heaven Moisturising Face Mask Pack

7th Heaven Moisturising Face Mask Pack
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Give the gift of good skin with this pack of five clay face masks.

The Pink Gin Collection

The Pink Gin Collection
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Alcohol is (mostly!) always a good idea and you can choose based on preference from beer, wine or spirits, such as this gift set of four 5cl miniatures of pink gin.

Yankee Candle Scented Candle

Yankee Candle
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With so many different scents (and sizes!) to pick from, candles make for a great gift and Yankee Candle is amongst the best.

Cosy Bed Socks 4 Pack

Cosy Bed Socks 4 Pack

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Made from recycled polyester yarn, these fluffy socks are super soft and cosy, perfect for those chilly moments.

Morning Kick Tea

Morning Kick Tea

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Available in both loose leaf and tea bags, this energy-boosting citrus tea blend will give a boost equal to caffeine but without the crash later on.

Border Biscuits Classic Recipes Twin Mini Pack

Border Biscuits Classic Recipes Twin Mini Pack
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If you're making a few gift boxes, this generous box of Border's biscuits can be added to all of them.

Themed gift box ideas

If you fancy, why not follow a theme for your gift box?

• Bathtime bliss

• The night before Christmas

• Afternoon tea

• Cheese and wine

• Chocolate mad

• Night time unwind

• Skincare saviour

• Bake off bonanza

• Childhood memories

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