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9 Easy DIY Dollar Tree Gift Boxes (Super Affordable)

DIY Dollar Tree gift boxes adults will absolutely adore – and they’re easy to put together, too.

I’m truly excited to share with you these easy, DIY Dollar Tree gift boxes plus tons of ideas for how to fill them.

Your receiver will be delighted!

But first, why a gift box instead of a gift basket?

Well, I find gift boxes to be:

  • Absolutely adorable
  • Easier to assemble
  • Perfectly sized for some wonderful, themed gifts

I remember first seeing these adorable gift boxes in the Dollar Tree one day while browsing the aisles.

Easy DIY Dollar Tree Gift Boxes

Pick out a cute box from your local Dollar Tree, and fill it up with one of these themed groups of gifts.

1. Housewarming or Airbnb Gift Box

gold Dollar Tree gift box filled with house warming gifts from the Dollar Tree, on white background

Do you need a housewarming gift for a neighbor, a first-apartment gift, or even want to leave your Airbnb guests something special?

This housewarming box is great for that.

It includes:

  • Dragonfruit reed diffuser kit
  • Cucumber & melon hand sanitizer
  • Wi-Fi password magnet
  • 8 mini chocolate bars

Total Cost: $6.25 + tax

2. At-Home Date Night Gift Box

Couples would absolutely love to receive this pub trivia at-home date night box.

I know my husband had a blast with it!

I won, only having to drink 4 little cups of Mello Yello (he had to gulp 6!).

This box includes:

  • 3 trivia game boxes for The Office, Seinfeld, and Friends
  • 1 can of Mello Yellow
  • Pack of little red drinking cups

Total Cost: $7.50 + tax

3. Car Owner Gift Box

Any new car owner, or car owner enthusiast, would love to receive this thoughtful box.

I've included:

  • Microfiber cleaning towels
  • Ocean Blue car vent air freshener
  • Gunk Getter slime
  • Car cleaning wipes
  • Armor All Auto Cleaner

Total Cost: $7.50 + tax

4. Charcuterie Gift Box

A charcuterie box from the Dollar Tree?! You bet (I've even created four entirely different Dollar Tree Charcuterie boards).

I've included:

  • Coconut Pecans
  • Gourmet beef jerky
  • Triangular brick of Jalapeno cheese (real cheese!)
  • Triangular brick of Cheddar cheese (real cheese!)

Total Cost: $6.25 + tax

5. Bath Night Gift Box

How about setting up a nice bath night for someone on your gift list?

The Dollar Tree's got you covered.

I've included:

  • Teal Pouf
  • Box of lavender Epsom salt tablets
  • Lighter
  • Moon and Stars ceramic essential oil warmer
  • Lavender essential warming oil

Total Cost: $7.50 + tax

6. Face Masks Gift Box

I love me some face masks…and found a huge assortment of them in my local Dollar Tree.

There were so many, in fact, that I thought I'd create an entire gift box around them!

There are:

  • Foot masks
  • Face masks
  • Eye masks
  • Lip masks
  • etc.

Total Cost: $12.50 + tax

7. Doggie Treats Gift Box

Do you have dog owners in your life?

Check out this cute doggie treat box you can create and gift to them.

I've included:

  • Bag of chicken-wrapped sweet potato biscuits
  • Bacon flavored grain-free filled bone
  • Dog throw toy

Total Cost: $5.00 + tax

8. Cat Treats Gift Box

Don't forget the cat owners (my husband and I are decidedly “cat people”!).

I've included the following goodies (and then gifted them to our little Danny Boy):

  • 4 Sheba cuts
  • Package of Temptations treats
  • Cat's Meow cat nip

Total Cost: $5.00 + tax

9. Adult Candle Gift Box

4 adult-drink scented glass candles with wooden tops in a gold box with confetti in it

Look at these cute adult-scented candles I found at our Dollar Tree!

This box includes:

  • 4 glass jar candles scented with adult drinks
  • 1 mini lighter

Total Cost: $6.25 + tax

Have I gotten you excited about the possibilities here? Even writing this up inspires me to create some more of these DIY Dollar Tree gift box ideas for future holidays and gift-giving occasions. I just think they're so cute and thoughtful!

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Amanda L Grossman

Personal Finance Writer and CEO at Frugal Confessions, LLC
Amanda L. Grossman is a writer and Certified Financial Education Instructor, Plutus Foundation Grant Recipient, and founder of Frugal Confessions. Over the last 13 years, her money work has helped people with how to save money and how to manage money. She's been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger, Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Business Insider, LifeHacker, Real Simple Magazine, Woman's World, Woman's Day, ABC 13 Houston, Keybank, and more. Read more here or on LinkedIn.