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If you’re having a hard time choosing a gift for family members this holiday season – go for the gift basket! You can include several little items you know they’ll love plus it shows you took the time to think about them. This gift basket is PERFECT for road trip lovers. I’m even giving you a free printable road trip art print to include. All you need to do is pick up some DASANI® Sparkling (my personal favorite road trip beverage) and a little holiday flair like Sprite® Cranberry and whatever other small items you want to include then read my tips below on putting it all together!

How to put together a road trip lover's gift basket - great tips and ideas!

What To Put In a Road Trip Holiday Gift Basket

The first thing you need to do when putting together a road trip gift basket is gather up all your gifts. The great part about a gift basket is that you can completely tailor it to your budget. You’ll definitely want something bigger that takes up a lot of space. Since it’s a road trip themed gift basket a favorite beverage is a perfect choice!

How to put together a road trip lover's gift basket - great tips and ideas! How to put together a road trip lover's gift basket - great tips and ideas!

I picked up some DASANI® Sparkling Lime and Sprite® Cranberry at Fry’s along with a few other things to put in the gift basket. They even have holiday gift wrap, decor, and bins/baskets that I could choose from. My fridge is fully stocked with DASANI® Sparkling because my whole family loves a bubbly drink and this one comes in 14 flavors with no added sugar! Sprite® Cranberry adds some fun holiday color and flavor to my gift basket, plus, it was the perfect drink while crafting up this gift basket to get me into the holiday spirit! They also help get me into the holiday spirit with this fun online advent calendar. 

How to put together a road trip lover's gift basket - great tips and ideas!

Once you have your drinks of choice, here are some other ideas of things to put in a road trip gift basket:

  • favorite snacks (I made some energy bars)
  • activity books
  • traveler’s notebook
  • pens/markers
  • books or gift card to purchase digital or audio books
  • a list of podcasts to try
  • travel themed ornament
  • travel themed shirt or hat
  • playing cards or a new travel-friendly game
  • extra charging cables or plugs
  • travel themed print How to put together a road trip lover's gift basket - great tips and ideas!

How To Put Together a Road Trip Themed Gift Basket

When you’re ready to put the whole basket together, you’ll want to decide if you can put everything in a closed box and wrap it, or set it up in a basket for a fun display. Choose a nice big basket and get started.

How to put together a road trip lover's gift basket - great tips and ideas!

Add height to the basket with boxes. If you buy some extra DASANI® Sparling that works great too!

How to put together a road trip lover's gift basket - great tips and ideas! How to put together a road trip lover's gift basket - great tips and ideas!

I like to add a paper filler (it’s recyclable and easy to come by with holiday shipping/shopping season).

How to put together a road trip lover's gift basket - great tips and ideas!

Then layer in your gifts!

How to put together a road trip lover's gift basket - great tips and ideas! How to put together a road trip lover's gift basket - great tips and ideas!

I like to add a bit of holiday flair with greenery, ornaments, or even some Sprite® Cranberry.

How to put together a road trip lover's gift basket - great tips and ideas!

A personalized tag is a fun way to finish off the gift basket. I made some to make the free print that you can use if you like! Just print here, cut out, punch a hole, and attach with string or ribbon.Printable "let's go" road trip tags for gifts

I like to leave these open but you can wrap the whole thing up too if you wanted! Gift & enjoy!

How to put together a road trip lover's gift basket - great tips and ideas!

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Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.

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    • Allison Waken Reply

      Isn’t it great?! It’s from the local company Citizen Home Decor – I don’t see this specific one on their site but you could ask them on Instagram, they are at lots of local flea markets – https://www.citizenhomedecor.com

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