Pasta Night Family Gift Idea

by Merissa on December 4, 2012

in Featured, Homemade for the Holidays

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Pasta Night Family Gift Idea

I love putting together simple homemade gift baskets for gifts. I like that you can personalize them perfectly for your recipient and they are perfect for those times when you need just a little bit more than a single gift item. They also work great for family gifts!

This gift basket is one that I've given to friends and neighbors in past years and it has been well received! It's always nice to take a meal to your friends but a meal like this means they can eat it whenever they are hungry for it and not just on the day you bring it over.


Here's what I have included in my Pasta Night gift baskets:

  • A jar of Pasta Sauce (You could also do home canned, or home canned tomatoes with a packet of Italian Seasoning)
  • Package of pasta
  • Garlic Gold
  • Breadmaker Bread Mix (so they can make their own garlic bread!)
  • Pasta spoon or wooden spoon
  • Jar of Olives
  • Small jar of Olive Oil
  • Chocolates or a little dessert (Ooey Gooey Brownie Mix would be a good one to put with this.)
  • Parmesan or aged cheese


What else could you put in a Pasta Night gift basket? You could always take it a step further and add a movie or a game, or you could keep it simple with the above items. The last time we gave this as a gift we gave it as a wedding gift and included a nice cutlery set as well.

For the baskets, I like to look for them when I'm at thrift stores or rummage sales. Now and again I pick one or two up if I find some that are cute and sturdy.

Find even more homemade gift ideas!

What are some of your favorite homemade gift baskets to make and give?


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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mary Beth December 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

What a cute idea! I think this might be a keeper. We moved into a new neighborhood this year, and I’ve been looking for something a use as gifts for them all. I was thinking about cookies, but this is so cute, I think I’ll go with something similar. Thanks!


2 Maggie Esch December 16, 2012 at 12:09 pm

One of my favorite gift baskets is muffin mixes (homemade or store bought) with measuring spoons and cups, a rubber spatula, a muffin pan and local honey and homemade jam. I’ve done this for holidays and especially wedding gifts, with a pretty basket and wrap you can match it to any season :)


3 Mareeska December 30, 2013 at 10:16 pm

A bottle of wine and a couple of wine glasses would also be a great addition to some baskets.


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