Easy Breakfast Gift Basket You Can Make Yourself

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A Breakfast Gift Box or Basket can be a great way to celebrate a special occasion, like birthdays, Mother’s Day, and Christmas or something as simple as Moving Day. Be sure to include favorite breakfast and brunch items as well as teas, coffee, and other fun morning beverages.

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Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it’s one that’s easy to skip. Too easy. We all know we should eat, but …. that morning rush gets the best of us sometimes. A Breakfast Gift Box is the perfect gift to give to friends and family members who might be a little too busy to start the day right.

Everyone’s gotta eat, so you can easily create curated baskets formal your peeps, customized to their tastes and preferences. A breakfast gift box is a special way to celebrate with some fun food.

No one will want to skip breakfast when you have this breakfast gift basket on hand.

Why Make a Breakfast Gift Basket

It’s easy! This breakfast gift box is super easy to put together and can be customized to your special person.

Breakfast food is fun! Whether you make custom muffin and pancake mix jars or simply collect favorite tea gifts and delicious spreads or single size samplers, you can make a brunch gift basket super fun!

It can be incredibly affordable. Sure, you can buy gourmet gift baskets, but assembling your own delicious breakfast baskets allows you to control the ingredients as well as the costs. I’ve even included some tips below to help you get the best value on favorite breakfast menu items for your breakfast gift box.

When to Give a Breakfast Basket

There are many occasions when giving a breakfast gift box would be welcome and spot-on, including:

  • birthdays
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • welcoming a new baby
  • honeymoon parting gift
  • housewarming or moving gift
  • in a college care package
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Easter
  • for vacations, travel, and road trips
  • teacher appreciation
  • coaches thank you gifts
  • Christmas

What to Include in a Breakfast Gift Box

There are so many breakfast gifts that you can include in this basket. Think about what would be fun at a morning meal, either for a special brunch occasion or for a busy person on the go who might benefit from having grab and go breakfast foods.

I like to include shelf stable breakfast items so that no one need worry about refrigeration.

Some breakfast gift box ideas include: 

  • jars of homemade granola or “instant oatmeal”. You can also make homemade mixes for other breakfast foods, like baked muffins or scones.
  • coffee, tea, juice, or shelf-stable milks
  • dried fruit, nuts, and trail mix
  • protein or cereal bars
  • boxed juice or nectar
  • packaged fruit cups
  • jam, honey, or maple syrup
  • pancake or waffle mix
  • a travel mug or other special dishes, like overnight oats containers
  • a gift card to a favorite coffee shop or donut shop

There are plenty of shelf-stable items that you can add, both gourmet and everyday, to make this a special gift that doesn’t cost a lot. By equipping your friend or loved one with some pre-made items, you’re also giving them tools and ideas to keep up the practice, not only of eating breakfast, but also of saving money to do it.

Different Types of Breakfast Baskets

There’s really no limit to the ways you can prep a breakfast gift box:

A Family Breakfast Box – include fruits and drinks suitable for both kids and adults. This is perfect for the family welcoming a new baby or someone who’s recently moved.

The Busy Adult on the Go – include high protein foods such as collagen packets, protein bars, and nut mixes as well as hydration packets, coffee, and tea.

Homemade Breakfast Basket – prepare your favorite granola, scones, muffins, or other baked goods. Include a printed recipe card in case they want to make it themselves. (My ebook Summer Gifts from the Kitchen will show you how.)

Money Saving Tips

  • Scan the grocery store for sales and clearance items that fit the budget.
  • Prep your own mixes and breakfast foods.
  • Divide a larger container of protein bars among several gift baskets.
  • Save samples you receive over a few months and tuck them.
  • Browse thrift stores for fun mugs and breakfast bowls.
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Breakfast Gift Basket

A breakfast gift basket is easy and affordable to put together. You can vary the shelf stable breakfast items included to suit the tastes and preferences of your gift recipient.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Equipment

  • a basket or other gift bag

Supplies
  

  • travel mug
  • overnight oats container
  • coffee, tea, or shelf-stable milk
  • various snacks packaged for on the go, such as trail mix, dried fruit, protein bars
  • packets of overnight oats, homemade granola, instant oatmeal, or muesli
  • gift card

Instructions
 

  • Assemble your gift basket with the travel mug, oats cup, coffee or tea packets, and the various snacks and breakfast items.
    travel mug, overnight oats container, coffee, tea, or shelf-stable milk, various snacks packaged for on the go, such as trail mix, dried fruit, protein bars, packets of overnight oats, homemade granola, instant oatmeal, or muesli
  • Include a gift card with a special message.
    gift card

Notes

Variations

A Family Breakfast Box – include fruits and drinks suitable for both kids and adults. This is perfect for the family welcoming a new baby or someone who’s recently moved.
The Busy Adult on the Go – include high protein foods such as collagen packets, protein bars, and nut mixes as well as hydration packets, coffee, and tea.
Homemade Breakfast Basket – prepare your favorite granola, scones, muffins, or other baked goods. Include a printed recipe card in case they want to make it themselves. (My ebook Summer Gifts from the Kitchen will show you how.)
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This post was originally published on December 22, 2012. It has been updated for content and clarity.

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