Grace Notes

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March 23, 2023

A Basket of Sunshine

Gift Basket Ideas for Spring and Summer

Words: Christen Hammons
Photo credit: Johanna Love

After enduring months of cold, dark, dreary days, it can be easy to feel like the sun may never shine again. Putting together a “basket of sunshine” is a thoughtful way to spread some cheer and remind a friend that sunnier days are just around the corner. The concept is simple: gather a collection of comforting things in various shades of yellow.

To make it feel even more special, you can bundle the items and tie them with twine and even add a dried flower here or there. To get you started on your own basket of sunshine, here are some items to look for.

Yellow Gift Basket Ideas

  • Teacups or mugs
  • Socks
  • Candles


What to Put in Your Gift Basket

Pencils or pens

  • Lip balm
  • Journals
  • Bubble bath
  • Flowers
  • Linens
  • Wine or shampoo
  • Face masks


Handmade Gift Basket Ideas

Handmade soaps

  • Lotions
  • Body or linen sprays
  • Uplifting books
  • Candies


Yellow Gift Basket Ideas


  • Hair clips
  • Tea bags
  • Nail polish
  • Bath bombs
  • Stationery
  • Body scrubs


How to Make Your Own Gift Basket


We hope you enjoyed these quick and easy gift basket ideas that are sure to brighten anyone’s day.

For even more inspiration, you might also like:


Christen Hammons is the Director of Publishing for Stampington & Company and Editor-in-Chief of Bella GraceBook of ListsField Guide to Everyday MagicThe Cozy Issue,Somerset Studio, and GreenCraft. She lives in Orange County with her husband and their two rescue dogs.

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Comments ( 2 )

  1. Cynthia

    April 19, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    What a wonderful, fun idea to make a basket of sunshine….love it.

  2. Debbie

    June 2, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    I am now on the hunt for all things sunny and yellow to share with co workers. 🙂

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