50 Bulk Christmas Gift Ideas to Make or Buy for Your Friends to Neigbors

Oh gosh, what to give?! Christmas is just weeks away and you have a daunting gift list that extends beyond family members and close friends—to coworkers, neighbors, teachers, co-parents in school, gym mates and more.

There is a solution. Buy holiday gift items and treats in bulk! Then, package them creatively in Christmas wraps, bags and boxes, with festive ribbons and tags. Among the 50 handcrafted ideas we’ve got here to buy and/or make, there are sure to be choices to complete your list in a snap and well within budget! (*this post contains affiliate links)

Sweet & Stylish Surprises in Creative Christmas Packaging

This first section of ideas comes from our own styled sets and The Bellenza SHOP—showing how items bought (or made) in bulk can become special gifts.

Handmade Christmas gifts from cookies to party crackers

1 – Homemade Holiday Party “Crackers”
Make your own holiday party “crackers” out of red cardboard or construction paper. Fill them with candies and confetti, and wrap them in clear cello sheets tied with ribbon.

2 – Candles in Christmas-color Wraps
Source white pillar candles, then present them in olive and red fabric wraps (from The Bellenza SHOP), tied with fancy gold gift tags.

3 – Sweets in Petite Silver Baskets
Even the simplest selection of chocolates and candies will look extra-luxe in miniature silver baskets (from The Bellenza SHOP). Just add some crinkle paper and a bow.

4 – Stacks of Cookies Tied with Ribbon
Pick your favorite store-bought cookies and arrange them in stacks, secured in place with red ribbon and trimmed with Christmas tags. (Tip: Add a clear cello bag to hold the cookies if you’ll be transporting them to give away.)

5 – DIY Beaded Votive Holders
Give a handcrafted gift idea for the holidays—DIY votive candle holders made from cylinder glasses encrusted with red beads. Great for decorating and entertaining, too!

6 – Porcelain Shoes Filled with Treats
Fill blue and white porcelain shoes (from The Bellenza SHOP) with tiny treats or trinkets, then decorate their gift boxes with bunches of berries or holly.

Handcrafted Christmas packaging ideas

7 – Fruits in Bright Christmas Colors
Bundle up fresh, dried or candied fruits in the most festive red fabric rounds (from The Bellenza SHOP) perfect for holiday gift-giving.

8 – Peanut Brittle in Woven Gift Boxes
Make your own peanut brittle or chocolate and peppermint bark, then give them with love in heart-shaped woven gift boxes (from The Bellenza SHOP).

9 – Home-baked Goodies in Dainty Embroidered Pouches
Got a special family recipe for holiday cookies? Maybe old-fashioned chocolate chip cookies, Mexican (also called Russian) tea cookies, French madeleines, or Swedish linzer cookies? They’ll look lovely tucked into sheer embroidered ivy bags (from The Bellenza SHOP) for giving.

10 – Bottled Honey with Holiday Trimmings 
Order bottles of honey and trim them with raffia twine and DIY beaded tags. You could do the same with olive oil, maple syrup, or salad dressing.

11 – Holiday Treats in Country-style Wraps
Thinking of rustic-style Christmas packaging? Wrap up your choice of fruits, bags of coffee beans, or holiday-scented potpourri in muslin or cheesecloth wraps, tied with patterned ribbon and trimmed with DIY tin “poinsettias” and tags.

12 – Bottled Gifts in Elegant Wraps
Give mini bottles of wine, olive oil, or sparkling soda packaged in organza circles (sold in sets of 5 at The Bellenza SHOP and available in red, olive, fuchsia, burnt orange, aqua, lilac, and pink).

Wine bottle scarves

13 – Wine Bottles Dressed Up in “Mufflers”
Turn sweater scraps into the cutest cozy scarves for wine bottle gifts, glitzed up with a bit of tinsel.

Homemade Holiday Snacks, Sweets, and Mixes

From coffee to spices handcrafted gifts to make at home

Now, for more delightful Christmas gift ideas we’re thrilled to have found! These are examples of treats that you can make in large batches, then just divide up and package prettily for giving.

1 – Toasted Pecan Snowball Cookies – from Pudge Factor
2 – Stovetop Christmas Potpourri – from One Lovely Life
3 – Homemade Granola – from Skip to My Lou
4 – Gingerbread Granola – recipe with free printable from Savor and Savvy
5 – Chocolate Date Nut Bars – recipe with Dottie custom labels from Evermine
6 – Essential Oils Mulling Spices – Shaken Together Life
7 – Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments – from Sprinkle Some Fun
8 – Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix – from Love Grows Wild
9 – “Sugar and Spice for Somebody Nice” brown sugar lip scrub – from The Things We’ll Make
10 – Spiced Christmas Coffee Mix – from Around My Family Table
11 – Very Merry Cupcake Kits – from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
12 – Kellog’s Rice Krispies Treats – from My Recipes

Christmas Gift Filling Ideas to Buy in Bulk

With these ready-to-use mixes of nuts, popcorn, granola, and dried fruits—available in large quantities via Amazon, it’s possible to make easy (and economical) gifts for the holidays!

1 – Buy mixed nuts and combine with caramel popcorn.

Planters Deluxe Salted Mixed Nuts     Amish Good Premium Caramel Popcorn

Planters Deluxe Salted Mixed Nuts + Amish Good Premium Caramel Popcorn

2 – Mix granola and dark chocolate chips.’

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Bulk Maple-Vanilla Granola Gerbs Dark Chocolate Chips, 14oz. (Semi-Sweet)

3 – Create your own popcorn mix with these four different flavors.

Assorted popcorn

Colby Ridge Popped Popcorn – 8 Gal. (128 Cups) Popcorn Sampler

4 – Make a Chex trail mix with nuts and chocolate-covered pretzels.

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Rice Chex Cereal – Gluten Free (8 pack)  + Amazon Brand – Happy Belly Deluxe Mixed Nuts (44 Ounce) + Whole Foods Market Bulk – Pretzel Milk Chocolate

5 – Concoct your own sweet and spicy trail mix.

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Oriental Rice Crackers With Green Peas (2 lbs.) + Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts

Christmasy Treats to Divide Up and Give

These are examples of seasonal gift ideas offered in sets or bulk packs. Since they’re already decked out for the holidays, you just need to apportion them among the recipients on your list, and add ribbons and tags. (Tip: You may opt to combine 2 or 3 items for more special gift packs for some!)

1 – Thoughtfully Gifts, Coffee Variety Gift Set (includes 9 unique coffee flavors)

2 – Traverse Bay Dried Cranberries 3oz. (12 pack)

3 – Hot Chocolate on a Spoon (12 Variety Pack in Milk Chocolate with Marshmallows, Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Peppermint)

4 – Christmas Knitted Mini Stockings (12 Pack in cream and burgundy)

Just fill these with your favorite holiday treats!

5 – Jelly/Jam/Honey Gift Boxes (12 assorted flavors, 1/2 pint each)

6 – Cheese combo in red and green colors

The Laughing Cow Mini Babybel Mozzarella Style Cheeses, 7.5oz (Pack of 12)

Babybel Mini Original Semisoft Cheeses (32 count pack)

7 – Sweet Sprinkles Mixes (Sleigh Ride)

Christmas sprinkles to top on store-bought cookies and cupcakes; or even to re-pack in clear cello bags and include in a hot chocolate mix gift.

8 – Bulk Christmas Chocolates – Hershey’s Miniatures (3lb) (approx 150pcs)

Non-edible Gift Ideas to Buy in Bulk

Prefer to avoid adding to all the Christmas calories? Here are holiday-themed items for home or personal use that are also available in sets. You may opt to give these individually or combined in different ways for different gift recipients.

1 – Christmas Holiday Soap Sampler (Set of 4 Assorted Scents)
2 – Bath Bombs (Set of 16)
3 – Plastic Christmas Cookie Cutters (Set of 12 in 6 Fun Designs, 2 Colors)
4 – 3-Piece Christmas Spatula Gift Set
5 – Personalized Holiday Glass Coasters
6 – Wine Glass Charms – Christmas Themed (12 Pack)
7 – Christmas Ornaments Refrigerator Magnets (20 Pack)
8 – Ceramic Coffee Mugs – Christmas Theme, Large-sized 14 Ounce (Set of 6)
9 – Holiday Desserts Good Essential Fragrance Oil Set (Pack of 10)
10 – Yankee Candle – Christmas Holiday Votive Samplers (Set of 10)
11 – Christmas Hand Towels – Embroidered design, 100% cotton (Set of 6)
12 – Plow & Hearth Fireplace Color Changing Pine Cones (5 lb. refill in burlap bag)

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