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Last-Minute Gift Baskets You Can Make With a Quick Trip to the Grocery Store

Updated November 15, 2019
brownies gift basket with brownie mix, wooden spoon, chocolate chips and kitchen towel
When your inner Santa slips up and forgets a gift for someone on the nice list, these baskets are here to save the day.
You know the moment all too well: you think you’ve got everyone’s gifts wrapped and ready to go, then suddenly realize you completely spaced on getting something for your cousin from out of town. Or your boss. Your dog groomer, maybe? Whoever it is, you need a gift, pronto. Hit up your local supermarket to get everything you need for a little gift basket that goes a long way.

Pancake Breakfast Basket

pancake gift basket with bisquick, pancake spatula, syrup, dried fruit and kitchen towel

Honestly, is there anyone in the world who doesn’t like pancakes? Fill a festive box of your choice with a pancake flipper, a cute hand towel, Bisquick™ Pancake Mix, a mini bottle of maple syrup and nonperishable toppings—we went with dried fruit, but you could also include chocolate chips or nuts. Up the cute factor with a box and a personalized gift tag and boom—you’ve got an adorable-and-affordable last-minute gift that anyone would happily accept.

Taco Night Basket

taco night gift basket with taco shells kit, salsa, green chiles, ground beef tool

Give your giftee a leg up on Taco Tuesday with a delicious dinner starter kit. Old El Paso™ dinner kit, salsa and canned jalapeño peppers are simple starters, but feel free to get creative and add other taco plus-ups and utensils of your choice. Ours includes this neat little tool that’s designed for breaking up ground beef as it cooks. They’ll appreciate a night of dinner made easy (and delicious).

Brownie Box

brownies gift basket with brownie mix, wooden spoon, chocolate chips and kitchen towel

Nothing says love quite like brownies do. Dress up a simple-yet-decadent box of Betty Crocker™ Brownie Mix with kitchen accoutrements, a pretty towel and dessert add-ins. Chocolate, nuts, peanut butter chips—you name it, it works! Tack on a few bows and handmade gift tag for a beautiful box that looks like it hopped straight off of Pinterest and into your recipients’ arms.