Housewarming Gift Basket.

Kyle’s sister and brother-in-law recently bought a new house and are hosting a housewarming open house soon. I wanted to give something that she (they) would be sure to love without spending a fortune. I decided on a gift basket (well not technically a basket), because who doesn’t love a gift basket!? They are definitely one of my favorite gifts to receive! They enjoy cooking and she prefers whole wheat, organic, and healthy food options. So I decided to go with a pasta dinner basket.

Here’s what I included in my basket:
Threshold Metal Colander (Target)
Barilla Whole Wheat Pasta (I was originally going to use spaghetti but it didn’t look right because the package is tall & thin.)
Organic Pasta Sauce
Two small cookbooks (one of pasta dishes, one of salads)
*UPDATE (1-25-14): I found these cute gift tags from Darling Doodle Design, so I added the first one tied to the pasta sauce with some string.


It was so easy to assemble. You just have to arrange everything so that it looks nice and ‘works together’. I put the noodles in first, then the sauce, followed by the cookbooks. You can assemble them anyway you’d like though! If I get to the craft store I will by some raffia string in two compatible colors and tie a bow around the strainer. You could use ribbon or a Christmas bow if you’d like, but it’s cute enough without adding any extra décor!


The best thing about gift baskets is that you can choose the items and arrange them any way you’d like. Other items you could use include: artisan bread, olive oil, balsamic vinaigrette, wine, spice rubs, etc. Or you could go with a totally different theme like hot sauce & beer. Maybe they enjoy game night, make a baskets with cards, dice, and a board game. What ever the specific couple likes. The possibilities are endless!