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10 Family Movie Night Gift Basket Ideas – Must-Have Items

When coming up with family movie night gift basket ideas, you need to think about food, entertainment, and comfort. The trifecta of family fun!

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What should you include in your family movie night gift basket? Items such as cozy socks, restaurant gift cards, board games, and snacks.

When you want to surprise someone with a fun night in, this family night basket is the perfect idea for anyone looking to spend more time together with the people they love. In fact, consider making one of these for your littles while you are at it!

The best part about these gift baskets is they are suitable for any occasion. The items listed below are universal and can be gifted during the holidays, as a house warming welcome, or used for a birthday present. Nice and simple.

10 Family Movie Night Gift Basket Ideas – Must-Have Items

Here is a roundup of what you can put in a family movie night gift basket. Choose from these ten budget-friendly items and curate the perfect night filled with family bonding for your friends.  

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Cozy Socks

Warm fluffy socks are surely one of the best things you can include in a gift basket. It might seem silly, but trivial things like socks are often underrated. 

Cozy socks will not only keep the feet of your recipients’ family warm, but they also can be fun. You can pick socks that match the movie you selected or keep them more generalized. Just make sure you have enough for every family member. Thank goodness for multi-packs!

light blanket

Related: 20 Homemade Movie Night Snacks To Make For The Family

Light Blanket

Another item to add coziness to a fun night is a light blanket. These will come in handy not only during game nights but also movie nights. This option comes in several different colors.

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Movie Night Snacks

Snacking is always part of the fun, right?! Whether it’s watching a movie, having a game night, or just hanging out with friends.

That’s why every gift basket must contain at least some kind of munchies. Of course, if they have dietary restrictions or preferences, you should consider them when choosing the treats. 

But luckily, there are all sorts of movie night snacks available on the market. Here are just a few to consider:

  • M&Ms
  • Skittles
  • Goldfish
  • Swedish Fish
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Cookies
  • Chips
  • Crackers
  • Nuts
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Nuts
  • AirHeads
  • PopRocks
  • Dried fruits
  • Junior Mints
  • Pretzel Chips
  • Granola Bars
  • Trail Mix
  • Kale Chips
  • Fried Chickpeas


Popcorn deserves a whole category to itself because movies and popcorn go hand in hand.

You can buy ready-to-eat sweet or salty popcorn if you know their preferences. Or you can buy popcorn kernels to let the family decide which flavor they want.


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Sometimes, not everyone is interested in the movie and so, you might want to include a game or two in the mix to entertain the little ones who lose interest in the big film.

Since everything has to fit into the basket, consider small options like:

Puzzle Books

It won’t hurt to throw in a few puzzle books for kids who need a break from the movie. We all have that one child who can’t sit still on one task for too long.

Consider books that contain Sudoku puzzles, crosswords, word searches, or logic puzzles.


Again, sometimes the little ones just need something to do when the movie is no longer interesting. As a mom of three, I know how hard it is to keep young ones entertained!  

Do yourself a favor and include extra things for the 8 and under crowd to engage with so everyone can have a great family movie night.

Related: 5 Ways To Make Family Movie Night A Blast

red carpet runner

Red Carpet Runner

This red carpet runner will really make your friends feel like they are at the Oscars! It’s a small added touch that will go a long way.

popcorn holders

Popcorn Holders

You can’t server popcorn without custom popcorn servers, right? This is another example of a small move that can bring a huge impact. Sure, your friends could serve popcorn in bowls or cups. But why not have movie night in style?

Restaurant Gift Cards

While snacks will be sufficient for some time, I’m sure everyone will want to eat a proper meal once the movie is over. What about offering up a small gift card to help out with the cost?

Restaurant gift cards are a great option to include in your family night gift basket and will prove to be invaluable to the parents. Do a bit of research and see what local eateries are nearby and order up a card to either print out or grab and include in your custom made gift basket.

BONUS TIP: You could also print out recipe ideas – like these popcorn cupcakes!

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Assembling a family night gift basket will help your friends have an experience they won’t forget. Now that you know what kind of things to include, it will be easy to begin the process.

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