DIY Movie Night Gift Baskets

Homemade DIY Movie Night Gift Basket Ideas For Any Gift Giving Occasion!

Creating your own homemade DIY movie night gift basket is super easy and just may be the most fun you’ll have all week! Seriously, it’s fun to make these and give them out as gifts. And the best part is, everyone loves them! Of course, every good DIY movie night gift basket has to include popcorn. If it doesn’t include popcorn, then it’s not a movie night gift basket.

DIY Movie Night Gift Basket

The hardest part about making these gift baskets is deciding what items to include in addition to the popcorn. There are literally thousands of different items you can include. It can be a bit overwhelming. Well, fear not, because we came up with a great a-la-carte selection of items that you can purchase directly from Amazon to create your own unique DIY movie night themed gift basket. We’ve included highly-rated selections at various price ranges to allow you to accommodate your budget, while still creating a movie night basket your recipient will love! Of course, you don’t have to go with our selections, we are merely presenting you with some typical movie night gift basket items in order to ‘Pop’ some ideas into your head! 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 movie night themed 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 movie night 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 movie night gift baskets make great gifts for people of all ages, and they make great birthday gifts, housewarming gifts, Father’s Day gifts, thank you gifts, and more.

Let's Start Creating Your DIY Movie Night Gift Basket!

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Begin by Selecting Some Popcorn

A DIY movie night gift basket without popcorn is like having a birthday without cake. It just isn't right!

Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theater Butter Microwave Popcorn, 3.29 Oz 6-ct bag

Pop Secret Popcorn, Extra Butter Microwave Popcorn 6 Ct

Orville Redenbacher’s Skinnygirl Butter & Sea Salt Microwave Popcorn, 1.5 oz Mini Bag, 10 ct

Orville Redenbacher’s Naturals Simply Salted Microwave Popcorn, 3.29 Oz, 6 count

Newman’s Own Sea Salt Microwave Popcorn – 9.6 oz – 3 pk

Cousin Willie’s Microwave Popcorn Bags, Buttery Explosion (4 Boxes, 12 Bags), Gourmet Popcorn

Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP Sea Salt Microwave Popcorn, 3.29 Fresh-Pop Bowls, 13.16 Oz

Popcorn Holders

You can't have popcorn without something to hold it in! Check out these fun suggestions that will give your recipient a more realistic movie-going experience.

ViziY Popcorn Boxes Container Holder – 32 Red and White Striped Retro Vintage Paper Popcorn holders. Bonus-Emoji Stickers!

Novelty Place Plastic Red White Striped Classic Popcorn Containers for Movie Night – 7.8 inch Tall x 3.8 inch Square (4 Pack)

Funny Style Reusable Plastic Popcorn Containers/Popcorn Bowls Set for Movie Theater Night – Washable in The Dishwasher – (BPA Free-4 Pack)

Let's Spice Things Up a Bit!

Popcorn seasoning turns any popcorn night into a specialty gourmet popcorn night. Add some of this to your DIY movie night gift basket and you will be forever praised!

Kernel Season’s Popcorn Seasoning Mini Jars Variety Pack, 0.9 Ounce (Pack of 8)

Amish Country Popcorn | Seasoning Variety Pack | 5 Bottles | Ballpark Buttersalt, Cheddar Cheese, White Cheddar, Ranch, Sour Cream and Onion | Old Fashioned, Non-GMO and Gluten Free

Something Nice to Wash it All Down With

We're talking drinks, here. But not just any drinks. Opt for something on the fancier side like these selections below. Your DIY Movie Night Gift Basket wouldn't be complete without them!

STUBBORN SODA 3 Flavor Variety Pack, 3 Fl Cans (12 Count)

Virgil’s, Soda Cream, 12 Fl Oz, 4 Pack

Wild Bill’s – 4-Flavor Soda Variety Sampler, Root Beer + Vanilla Cream + Black Cherry + Orange Cream, Pure Cane Sugar, NO High Fructose Corn Syrup, Caffeine Free, Gluten Free, Vegan (12 oz, 12-Pack)

IZZE Sparkling Juice, 4 Flavor Variety Pack, 8.4 Fl Oz (24 Count)

Starbucks, Refreshers with Coconut Water, 3 Flavor Variety Pack, 12 fl Oz. Cans (12 Pack)

Bai Bubbles, Sparkling Water, Gimbi Pink Grapefruit, Antioxidant Infused Drinks, 11.5 Fl Oz (Pack of 12)

Let's Sweeten Things Up a Bit

A DIY Movie Night Gift Basket isn't a movie gift basket without some classic movie-going candy. Of course you can easily buy candy at the store, but here are some suggestions anyway...

REESE’S PIECES Peanut Butter in a Crunchy Shell Candy, Gluten Free, 4 oz Box

M&M’S Peanut Chocolate Candy Movie Theater Box 3.1-Ounce Box

WHOPPERS Malted Milk Balls Candy, Movie Snack – 5 Oz Box

Black Forest Gummy Bears Candy – 9 oz

Red Vines Red Licorice Twists, Original Red Flavor, Soft & Chewy Candy, 16 Oz Bag

Lemonhead Candy Theater Box 5 Ounce

Jujyfruits Candy, 5 Ounce Theater Box, 5 Ounce (Pack of 12)

Mike and Ike Original Fruits 5 Ounce Box (Pack of 2)

Add a Couple of Salty Snacks to Balance Out the Sweet

Salty snacks make great filler for your DIY Movie Night Gift Basket. They're also good for munching on when the popcorn runs out!

Unique Snacks Sourdough Craft Beer Pretzel Rings, Delicious Homestyle Baked, Certified OU Kosher and Non-GMO, 11 Ounce Bag (Pack of 3)

Unique Snacks Original “Splits” Pretzels, Delicious Homestyle Baked, Certified OU Kosher and Non-GMO, No Artificial Flavor, 16 Oz Bags (Pack of 12)

Unique Snacks Extra Dark Splits Pretzels, Delicious Vegan, Homestyle Baked, Certified OU Kosher and Non-GMO, No Artificial Flavor, 11 Oz Bags (Pack of 6)

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps Original Flavor, 3 Oz On-the-Go Bag (Pack of 8)

barkTHINS Dark Chocolate Pretzel with Sea Salt Snacking Chocolate, Holiday, 4.7 oz Bag

Snyder’s of Hanover Mini Pretzels, 100 Calorie Individual Packs, Multipack 10 Ct

Cheez-It Baked Snack Cheese Crackers, 4 Flavor Variety Pack, School Lunch Snacks, Single Serve Bag 1 Ounce (Pack of 42)

Frito-Lay Variety Pack, Party Mix, 40 Count

Now Let's Add Some Trail Mix for a Final Touch

Everyone loves snacking on trail mix while watching their favorite movies.

Orchard Valley Harvest Dark Chocolate Fruit and Nut Variety Pack, 1.9 Ounce, 2 Ounce Bags (Pack of 8), Non-GMO, No Artificial Ingredients

Orchard Valley Harvest Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix, 1 Ounce Bags (Pack of 15), Cranberries, Almonds, and Cashews, Non-GMO, No Artificial Ingredients

Sahale Snacks Raspberry Crumble Cashew Trail Mix, 1.5 Ounces (Pack of 9)

Nature’s Garden Healthy Trail Mix Snack Packs – Mixed Nuts, Heart Healthy Nuts, Omega-3 Rich, Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds, Perfect For The Entire Family – 28.8 Oz Bag (24 Individual Servings)

Power Up Trail Mix Gourmet Nut Bag, Mega Omega, 14 Ounce

Power Up Trail Mix, Protein Packed Trail Mix, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Keto-Friendly, Paleo-Friendly, No Artificial Ingredients, Gourmet Nut, 14 oz Bag

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.  

West Bend PC10631 Dishwasher-Safe, 3-Quart, Red Popcorn Container – Can double as a gift basket