What to include in gift baskets for girlfriends

What to include in gift baskets for girlfriends.


When picking out gifts for your best friends, it’s important to consider everyone’s specific tastes and likes. This can sometimes be challenging when you are choosing gifts for your entire group of friends.

Gift baskets are a great way to show your girlfriends that you are both thoughtful and creative when gift-giving. Here are a few items you should include in gift baskets for your girlfriends.

Comfy items

Regardless of what the weather outside looks like, you can never go wrong by adding a few comfy options to your gift basket. From blankets to slippers, here are a few comfy items that your girlfriends are sure to love.

  • Slippers
  • Fuzzy socks
  • A throw blanket
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair scrunchies

When picking out cozy gifts to add to your gift baskets, think about what items would be ideal for a girls' night in.

Warm drinks

Warm drinks are the perfect addition to your girlfriends' gift baskets. Plus, there are plenty of options to choose from, including tea, coffee, or hot chocolate. Based on their drink of choice, you should be sure to include a generous selection.

For example, if your friends love tea, you should include a variety of flavors, such as chamomile, lavender, green, or black. If your friends love coffee, then you should search for different blends and flavors that they may enjoy. Lastly, if your friends are not big tea or coffee drinkers, hot chocolate is always a safe option that is loved by many.

Extra points if you throw in a mug too!

What to include in gift baskets for girlfriends

This collection is pictured in a 10 in x 8 in x 2½ in wooden gift basket crate by Carpenter Core.

Snacks and treats

When it comes to snacks to include in your gift baskets, you should be sure to cover all your bases by including both salty snacks and sweet treats. After all, sometimes salty cravings may hit right after eating something sweet, or vice versa.

Salty snacks that your girlfriends might love to indulge in include: 

  • Potato chips
  • Popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Pretzels 

For friends who have more of a sweet tooth, we recommend stocking up on:

  • A variety of chocolates, from M&M’s to Hershey’s
  • Sugar cookies
  • Brownies
  • Gummy bears
  • Peach rings

By including both food options in your gift baskets, you are giving your friends a variety of munchies and snacks to enjoy along with their gifts. Plus, you are definitely going to please all of your girlfriends, regardless of which snacks they love the most.

Cosmetic items

Cosmetic items like makeup and skincare products are essentials when you are creating gift baskets for your girlfriends. Here are a few of our top item suggestions: 

  • Lotion
  • Moisturizer
  • Lip gloss or lipstick
  • Eyeshadow
  • Makeup brushes
  • Bath salts
  • Perfumes 

Cosmetic and skincare items definitely make great additions to gift baskets for your girlfriends. In fact, most gift baskets for women include a variety of cosmetic products. To make sure there is enough room in the gift baskets for all your items, we recommend including travel-sized versions of cosmetic products to make space for more gifts.

Books or magazines

Reading material, like books or magazines, always makes a great addition to gift baskets. The best part about this gift is that there are so many to choose from. 

If your girlfriends are major bookworms, you should include their favorite genres, whether it is self-help, mysteries, or thrillers. If your best friends prefer shorter reads, then you should opt for a magazine instead.


It is always a good idea to add smaller items to your gift baskets. These items can fill up any empty spaces – plus, they can also serve as small surprises that your recipient may not have been expecting. 

Here are a few suggestions of small accessories to add to your gift baskets: 

  • Coin purse
  • Keychain
  • Bracelet or necklace
  • Charms, for a charm bracelet
  • Scarf
  • Phone case

A girl can never have too many accessories, so feel free to incorporate as many accessories that can fit in your gift baskets.

A bottle of her favorite wine

Finish up your gift baskets by incorporating a bottle of wine for the special women in your life. From red and white wines to rose, there are so many different wines to choose from. Be sure to include the wine that your friends love most. 


To make your gift baskets extra personal, we recommend customizing the container and decor with your girlfriend’s favorite colors. You may also want to consider adding her name somewhere on the front of the container, which will make her feel even more special.

What else would you include in gift baskets for your girlfriends?

This article was made possible by support from Carpenter Core. We make small customizable wooden crates and boxes used for gift baskets and product packaging.

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