This DIY Family Movie Night Gift Basket is perfect for all occasions and so cute! We love gifting this basket to new neighbors, teachers, hairdressers, and basically anyone that needs a pick-me-up!
Not only is a DIY family movie night gift basket affordable to throw together, it’s also customizable!! You can add in the family’s favorite movies, candies, and drinks if you know what they are, or you could do a theme like Christmas, The Grinch. Halloween, or Harry Potter!
We partnered with Ashley at Give Gift Baskets to create this wonderful basket that you can recreate! If you want her to make a custom basket for you – you can do that as well! You can email her at email@example.com or contact her via Instagram! She also made this cute Self Care Basket for us!
What do you put in a family movie basket for a gift night?
What you put into your family movie basket is totally up to you! You could do a theme or mix in infamous movie night things like popcorn or candy!
Below are a few ideas, but we didn’t include all of these in our basket.
13 Movie Night Gift Basket Ideas
- Pillow Pal for Kids
- Family-Oriented DVDs
- Novelty Popcorn Buckets
- Movie-Style Candy
- Fun-Size Bags of Chips
- Cozy Socks
- DoorDash Gift Card for Dinner
- Movie Trivia Game
- Printable movie tickets
Short on time? Watch our web story on how to make a movie night kit!
How do you make a movie basket?
You’ll want to start with a basket! We picked up everything, including the basket, at Target for less than $75! You can also re-use a basket if you have one on hand or choose a gift bag or box to save a little money!
Basket: 13″ Decorative Coiled Rope Square Base Tapered Basket Medium White – Threshold™
We also wanted to include a cozy blanket that everyone could curl up in for the movie! We love this Solid Chenille Throw Blanket!
We chose a big box of Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theater Butter Microwave Popcorn to include in the basket. This took up a good amount of room and was fairly inexpensive! You could also open the box and include a few bags of popcorn each if you were making multiple baskets for people.
Popcorn Holders: 8ct Popcorn Boxes, Small
These popcorn holders were also relatively inexpensive and elevates your typical movie night!
Coca-Cola Soda – 6pk/8 fl oz Glass Bottles
There is also something magical about glass Coke bottles! We love this 6-pack, and again – it’s relatively cheap and takes up a lot of room in the basket.
M&M’s Family Size Milk Chocolate Candies – 19.2oz
We also love to include something chocolate into our baskets! You could include either a big bag like this or several small movie-box-style candies in your own basket!
Red Vines Twists Original Red Licorice Candy – 5oz
Red Vines also scream “MOVIE NIGHT” to us! Plus, it brings in a candy that isn’t chocolate — so there is something for everyone!
25ct Banded Tissue Paper White – Spritz™
You’ll also need tissue paper to prop up all of your goodies so that you can see them well!
How do you make a movie basket?
Step 1: Buy the items listed above.
Step 2: Put the blanket in the basket and stuff the rest with tissue paper. This fills it so that everything will show when you are done.
Step 3: Take the Coke bottles & popcorn holders out of the packaging and arrange everything in the basket.
Step 4. Enjoy!!
What are you including in your DIY family movie night gift basket?
Also – if you don’t have time to make a basket, don’t forget Ashley at Give Gift Baskets can create a custom basket for you — whether it’s movie night themed or just something special you want to send someone!
Not big on DIY? Check out our 25 Unique Movie Night Gift Ideas (That aren’t DIY)!