DIY Hot Chocolate Gift Baskets

Homemade DIY Hot Chocolate Gift Basket Ideas For Any Gift Giving Occasion!

Making a homemade DIY hot chocolate gift basket is super easy. In fact, the hardest decision you’ll have to make is deciding on what type of hot chocolate to include. You basic choices include milk chocolate or dark chocolate, regular or sugar free, and whether or not you want to include any flavored varieties. You’ll also need to decide between offering an assortment of individual single serving packages or go the full-on canister route. Whatever type of hot chocolate mix you decide to include in your DIY hot chocolate gift basket, your gift recipient will love you forever (at least until they consume everything in the basket!).

DIY Hot Chocolate Gift Basket

Because there are literally thousands of options available for inclusion in your DIY hot chocolate gift basket, we’ve decided to make the process a little easier for you. We created a great a-la-carte selection of items that you can purchase directly from Amazon to create your own unique DIY hot chocolate-themed gift basket. We’ve included highly-rated selections at various price ranges to allow you to accommodate your budget, while still allowing you to create a hot cocoa gift basket your recipient will love! Of course, you don’t have to go with our selections, we are merely presenting you with some items typically included with this gift basket theme! You can find many of these items at your local store as well. Just keep in mind, that you will need to keep any perishable items that you buy refrigerated until you present the gift.

For your convenience, we’ve broken out the basket items by category to make it easy for you to build your DIY hot chocolate gift basket. Just select one or more items from each category, add a few of your own unique product touches, and within minutes, you’ll have everything you need to create a hot chocolate gift basket that will rival anything you can purchase from the over-priced gift basket companies. Please note that some items are in multiples, which is helpful if you are creating multiple DIY gift baskets with the same, or similar theme.

DIY homemade hot chocolate gift baskets make great gifts for people of all ages, and they make great Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, Father’s Day gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, thank you gifts, get well soon, gifts for friends, and more. And although hot chocolate gift baskets are a no brainer gift for winter months, they were equally as well as gifts during the fall months.

Let's Start Creating Your DIY Hot Chocolate Gift Basket!

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Begin by Selecting Some Hot Cocoa

If you forget this step, you'll have to go back to gift basket making school and be forced to sit in the corner. Please note, that hot chocolate also come in K cups.

Godiva Chocolatier Hot Cocoa Powder Canister, Milk Chocolate, 13 Ounce

Ghirardelli Chocolate Premium Hot Cocoa Mix, 32-Ounce Packages (Pack of 2)

Equal Exchange Organic Dark Hot Chocolate, 12 Ounce

Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa, Candycane Cocoa, 16-Ounce Cans

COCORINGA Moringa Hot Chocolate Cacao First Natural Keto Instant Non-dairy Hot Cocoa

NOMU Skinny 60% Cocoa Hot Chocolate (3 Pack | 99 servings) | 20 Calories only, Keto Diet Drink, Low GI, High Protein

BariWise Protein Hot Cocoa, Chocolate – 2g Net Carbs, 80 Calories, 15g Protein (7ct)

Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix Canister 76.5 ounce (2 Pack)

Land O’ Lakes Cocoa Classics Variety Pack (34 count)

Stephens Gourmet Hot Cocoa, Dark Chocolate (Dark Chocolate, 1 Pound (Pack of 1)

Godiva Chocolatier Hot Cocoa Canister, Dark Chocolate, 14.5 Ounce

Now Choose at Least 2 Mugs

If you are building your own homemade DIY hot chocolate gift basket, it just wouldn't be right if you didn't give the recipient something to hold their hot cocoa in. Otherwise it would just be a big mess and require a mop!

LIFVER 20 Ounces Coffee Mugs Set of 4, Large Ceramic Coffee Mugs with Large Handles

Christmas Coffee Mugs Set of 6 Large-sized 14 Ounce

4 All Times Hot Chocolate Makes Me Happy Mug (11 oz)

Hedume 4 Pack Ceramic Hot Chocolate Mugs, Cute Coffee Mug Set

Hot Chocolate Custom Mug

IPOW 2 Pack Color Changing Mug Magic Mug Heat Changing Mugs – 12 Oz

Set of 4 Coffee Mug Sets, DeeCoo 15 Ounce Large Ceramic Coffee Mugs

Cutiset 14 Ounce Ceramic Speckled Campfire Coffee Mug,For Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate, Set of 4

Now For What Goes on Top!

The perfect cup of hot chocolate just wouldn't be complete unless it was topped with marshmallows. We recommend getting some small decorated mason jars to stuff full of marshmallows since the marshmallows don't generally come in small packages.

Jet-Puffed Marshmallows (7 oz Resealable Marshmallow Bag)

Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallows, 10 oz each – 3 pack

Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme (7 oz Marshmallows Jar)

Jet-Puffed Marshmallows (1 lb Marshmallow Bag)

And Finally...Let's Sweeten Things Up a Bit

Your DIY hot chocolate gift basket recipient will hate you forever if you don't add some gourmet cookies or mouth-watering dark chocolate to the mix.

Lindt LINDOR Sea Salt Milk Chocolate Truffles

Lindt LINDOR Assorted Chocolate Truffles

GHIRARDELLI Intense Dark Chocolate Squares, 86% Cacao, 4.12 Oz Bag (Pack of 6)

Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares, Premium Assortment, 4.85 Ounce

Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares, Dark and Raspberry Filled, 5.32 Ounce

Rip Van Chocolate Hazelnut Wafer Cookies

Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies, Dark Chocolate, 20 Packs, 2 Cookies per Pack

Tate’s Bake Shop Tiny Chocolate Chip Cookies, 1 ounce (Pack of 24)

Dolcetto Lemon Wafer Bites, 0.70 Ounce (Pack of 24)

Loacker Quadratini Dark Chocolate bite-size Wafer Cookies

Walkers Shortbread Fingers Shortbread Cookies Snack Packs,1.4 Ounce (Pack of 24)

Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies, Dark Chocolate, 10 Packs, 2 Cookies per Pack

Fiorella Crunch Wafer Cookies – Delicious Chocolate Covered Crispy Thin Wafers with Layers of Hazelnut Cream Filling

Highkey Keto Cookies Chocolate Chip – 3 Pack – Almond Flour Keto Snacks

Biscolata Mood Cookies with Chocolate Filling – Crispy Biscuit Shell Filled with Milk Chocolate Creme

Pepperidge Farm Milano Mint Chocolate Cookies, 7 oz. Bag

Dutch Caramel Stroopwafel Duo by Belgian Boys, Authentic Waffle Cookies, Individually Wrapped, No Preservatives, Non-GMO, Case of 15 2-packs

ChocZero’s Keto Chocolate Covered Almonds – Milk Chocolate Coconut – Roasted Almonds Dipped in Sugar Free Candy (3 Pack, 3.5oz per bag)

Hu Hunks Vegan Chocolate Covered Almonds With Sea Salt | 2 Pack | Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Paleo, Organic Dark Chocolate

Pepperidge Farm Milano Mint Chocolate Cookies, 7 oz. Bag

Brach’s Red and White Peppermint Candy Canes, 12 count

YumEarth Organic Candy Canes, Full Size, 10 Canes Per Pack – Allergy Friendly, Non GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan

Baskets and Fill Material

If you need baskets and fill material, we recommend heading over to your local Dollar Store if you have one in the neighborhood or within the general vicinity. You might also have some luck at Walmart or Target. Amazon also has a wide variety of baskets in various, shapes, sizes, and materials.