At the end of the year, I am overwhelmed with gratitude when I reminisce about our family’s blessings. I’m thankful for my family, our health and home. As my preschooler is starting to understand what being thankful means, I want to demonstrate how to give back. Sadly, not everyone can celebrate the holidays like us. Together, we are going to create several DIY Holiday Donation Gift Basket Ideas to give back to those less fortunate than us.
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It’s a simple way of showing compassion and giving back to our community. The gift baskets don’t need to be over-the-top and they’re easy to make. Keeping them simple makes it easy to do with your kids. Since it’s Winter time, think of essentials that everyone needs.
Here are some ideas to get you started (Affiliate Links):
- Hot Cocoa Packets, Coffee or Tea
- Toiletries (Toothbrush, Deodorant, Soap, Feminine Products)
- Essential Medications (Ibprofen, Cough Drops, Antacids)
- Simple Sources of Nutrition (Non-Perishable – Oatmeal, Nutrition Bars)
- Warm Blanket
- Winter Hat
- Hand Written Holiday Card from the Kids
Keep things easy and look for a one-stop shop, like Walmart or Amazon. It’s the perfect one stop shop for everything we needed. If you want to make it even easier, order via Amazon from the links above.
I try to buy from big brands who also donate when the items are purchased. When big brands donate, it shows families that they care. That sets a good example when I’m teaching my kids about giving back – and that why we made sure to include them in our project.
I love that we helped others before we even finished our Holiday Donation Gift Baskets. That’s the power of corporate responsibility. B+B is a brand we’ve found that donates yearly!
After you’ve done your shopping, follow the instructions below for tips on creating your donation gift basket. Keep the kids actively involved with the process to help them understand the idea of giving back.
DIY Holiday Donation Gift Basket Ideas
Pick a seasonal basket or container.
Let the kids create a generic holiday card to include.
Organize the items, with taller products in the back.
Chose an organization and drop off your Holiday Donation Gift Basket. Churches, soup kitchens and shelters are great places to consider.
David @ Spiced
Monday 13th of November 2017
What a great idea to have your son help create basket to give to folks in need! I love that b+b gives so much back to the folks who need it most. Thanks for sharing this idea...it's a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit! #client