Spring Cleaning Kits: 16 Practical Gift Ideas to DIY or Buy

Before we know it, spring will be here! And with it comes the annual freshening and sprucing up of our homes for a new cycle of seasons. So if you have an occasion for gift-giving around this time—a housewarming, a birthday, a hostess to thank, a teacher to appreciate—a most thoughtful present would be a Spring Cleaning Gift Basket!

You can fill a plastic bin, woven basket or wooden crate with your fave commercial cleaning products. Or go the green route with all-natural items as fillers. For either option, we found amazing DIY examples of spring cleaning gift baskets (even some free printables), as well pre-assembled ones that you can buy all ready to give. 

Spring Cleaning Gift Basket Ideas to DIY

photo via DagmarBelasdale.com

photo via DagmarBelasdale.com

1 – “Green Your Home” Gift Basket
From Dagmar Bleasdale, a blogger on farmhouse and cottage decor, a fabric-lined wire tray combines Method home care and cleaning products with Tom’s of Maine all-natural oral care and hygiene products. A candle in a teacup and a mason jar of flowers complete the sweet presentation.
photo via Dazzle While Frazzled
photo via Dazzle While Frazzled

2 – DIY Hostess Cleaning Gift Basket
Dazzle While Frazzled uses a wooden picnic hamper (which is a gift in itself!) to hold a selection of branded cleaning items, plus a pair of cleaning gloves and a pretty pot of mums.

photo via Taylor Harman
photo via Taylor Harman

3 – Spring Cleaning Housewarming or Hostess Gift
Taylor Harman goes beyond just cleaning stuff, by including a favorite cookbook and a mini succulent along with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day products, a dish towel, and a scrub brush set.

photo via Clean and Scentsible

photo via Clean and Scentsible

4 – Housewarming Gift Ideas and Free Home Printables
A bonus in this cleaning gift basket from Clean and Scentsible are the heartwarming printables you can send along with the practical products. You can frame one (as shown) as an extra thoughtful touch!

photo via Play Party Plan

photo via Play Party Plan

5 – “Happy Spring Cleaning” Gift Basket
Play Party Plan shows how to choose a “base item” to build your basket around, in this case Kleenex packs with a chic kiss-and-stripes design. Then, add in personal items you know the recipient will appreciate, and finish with a cute tag (printable provided).

photo via The Chronicles of Home
photo via The Chronicles of Home

6 – Kitchen Spring Cleaning Essentials
Focusing on a specific area of the home for a spring cleaning gift basket is a great idea from The Chronicles of Home. Kitchen essentials like drawer and shelf liners, an all-purpose cleaner, conditioners for the counter and butcher block, and a scrubbing sponge make perfect basket fillers.

photo via Spoonful of Comfort

photo via Spoonful of Comfort

7 – Spring Cleaning Basket
It’s the natural approach for Spoonful of Comfort with a small wooden crate holding all-natural home cleaning products, wood scrub brushes, fresh hand towels, a little potted succulent, and a charming checklist!

photo via Curly Crafty Mom

photo via Curly Crafty Mom

8 – Spring Clean Those Windows
Another idea from Curly Crafty Mom focuses on window cleaning. A white cleaning tub is filled with an all-purpose cleaner, disinfectant spray, scented air freshener, paper towels, dish towels, and a duster

photo via Mama’s Got It Together

photo via Mama’s Got It Together

9 – Free Spring Cleaning Checklist Printables
A delightful way to personalize your gift basket is with a helpful printable like this spring cleaning checklist from Planning Inspired (Mama’s Got It Together), available in 6 different colors.

photo via Shade of Teal

photo via Shade of Teal

10 – DIY Cleaning Tote Basket
A cleaning caddy makes a great holder for this gift basket we found on Shade of Teal. Just fit in your choice of disinfecting wipes, toilet bowl cleaner, spray cleaner, sponges, gloves, scrub  brushes, cleaning rags, dusting cloths, and squeegees.

photo via The Crafting Chicks
photo via The Crafting Chicks

11 – Teacher Gift Idea: Cleaning Basket
Even a classroom needs spring cleaning! So we love this idea from The Crafting Chicks that gifts a teacher with much-needed supplies like a spray cleaner, wipes, a duster, paper towels, and air freshener. 

photo via Instructables

photo via Instructables

12 – Natural House Cleaning Supplies Basket
If you prefer to give non-chemical cleaning products, Instructables has an easy list of just 5 items to put in your gift basket to keep a home squeaky clean and smelling fresh. These are baking soda, lemon, white vinegar, a plastic spray bottle, and a cinnamon stick (for fragrance). All natural and so affordable!

Spring cleaning kit by Bellenza.

photo by Bellenza

13 – Spring Cleaning Kit Styled by Bellenza.
Be clever by using a mini-step stool as a container! We turned this stool from Ikea into a nifty holder for cleaning essentials ranging from glass wipes to gloves to disinfecting wipes. Add your own stickers to the side of the stool for personalization.

Ready to Buy Spring Cleaning Gift Basket Ideas

No time to put together a gift basket from scratch? See these lovely finds and more online to choose from.

photo via Thoughtful Presence

photo via Thoughtful Presence

1 – Naturally Clean Home Housewarming Gift Basket – from Thoughtful Presence 
A carefully curated selection of cleaning aids, handmade and all-natural soap, candle, and room and linen spray; a kitchen notepad with silicon spatula; The Naturally Clean Home, a resource book for green cleaning; and assorted handmade dip mixes—presented in an elegant hyacinth basket with leather handles.

photo via Houran’s Florists

photo via Houran’s Florists

2 – Spring Cleaning Gift Basket – from Houran’s Florists
Cleaning made fun with a multi-colored collection of commercial products and cleaning aids from gloves to scrub brushes to dish towels.

photo via My Basket House
photo via My Basket House

3 – Chaos to Clean! – from My Basket House
All the basics for cleaning up and freshening a home come springtime—conveniently pre-packaged in a large basket and trimmed with ribbon for gift giving.