We’re excited to share creative ideas to make your Purim Basket, or Mishloach Manot, extra special and memorable.
9 Unique Purim Basket Ideas
Purim baskets typically contain cookies, candies, masks, and noisemakers, and come in a bag or box. Lots of people get creative with these items, but it’s not as common to skip the bag or box in favor of more unique packaging.
1. Edible Packaging
For smaller Mishloach Manot, why not make a Kit Kat Basket!
2. Recycle Old T-Shirts
Temple Beth Or of Washington Township, NJ made these wonderful Mishloach Manot (Gift Bags) out of old T-shirts! Creative and Resourceful!
Your recipient will receive kosher goodies (such as Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups, Mashuga Nutz, and fresh hamentashen) for themselves, and a ready-to-give gift bag with food for someone else. The boxes include a card that explains the Purim mitzvah, which is thoughtful and meaningful. Get your special Pay It Forward Gift Bags at Modern Tribe.
4. Creative Packaging & Contents
Here’s an example of using an antique basket from Hands on The Parsha. We also love the Israeli food and candy theme!
Your friends will love special Purim cookies and brownies from Modern Bite. These kosher delights are baked to order and made from 100% natural ingredients
Hand-Iced Sugar Cookies in a Box
Eleni’s has put together a delicious Purim Gift Box with 9 creatively designed and intricately hand-iced sugar cookies. They’ll satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth!
5. Rainbow Cake Shooters
What’s inside your Purim Basket can be just as creative as the packaging. These rainbow cake shooters, available from The Pop Shop, are a fun and festive addition to your Mishloach Manot.
6. Sushi Candy Cupcakes
What a clever idea for a sweet treat. View the recipe for these DIY Sushi Cupcakes at FriedaFoo.
7. Colored Popcorn
Who doesn’t love popcorn? How about colored popcorn! Not only is this easy to follow recipe from Kveller fun and delicious, but it can add a beautiful pop of color to your Purim Basket.
8. Hot Chocolate in a Jar
Pretty much anything is a jar is a fun and whimsical do it yourself gift! Besides Hot Chocolate in a Jar, check out another 48 Homemade Gifts in a Jar.
Hot Chocolate in a Jar by Sheva
To make a gift jar:
1. Ball canning jars ( found at local grocery)
2. Layer with yummies
3. Cut square of fabric and tie on
4. Make a fun label
Purim is not Purim without Hamentashen! So we’ve saved the best for last!
Hamentashen are a classic addition to the Purim Basket, but how many of us are guilty of making them dry and/or…usually and….tasteless?
Not anymore! Not with the Perfect Hamentashen Guide from CookKosher.com.
Don’t feel like cooking? You can pick up some of the best Purim desserts in your choice of Apricot, Cherry, Prune, Poppy and even tella at your local bakeries or supermarkets!
Tired of the same old hamentashen? Want to try something different this year? Here are 5 of our favorite unique ideas for hamentashen. Enjoy!
1. S’mores Hamentashen from Couldn’t be Parve
2. Kimchi Hamentashen Dumplings from Confident Cook Hesitant Baker
3. Challah Hamentashen (Center) from The Jewish Hostess
4. Sushi Hamentashen from CrownHeights.info
5. Brownie-Stuffed Hamentashen from Can’t Stop Baking
Want even more inspiration? Check out 36 Mouthwatering Hamentashen to Make This Purim.
The best part – you can use these ideas for any event, big or small, all year round!
What’s in Your Purim Basket? Let us know in your comments below!
Have a Wonderful Purim!