Dinner in a Gift Basket: Margherita Pizza (Part I)

Pizza is always a great gift.

A homemade pizza night gift basket! How cool is this? I adore the idea of giving this to someone who loves cooking or a family with little ones to help make the pizza, or as a hostess gift, or as a nice little house-warming gift to start the first home-cooked meal in a new kitchen.

It doesn’t necessitate much. Only a trip to the grocery store. Lots of the ingredients are dry goods or pantry items which makes it really easy to put together.


  • Flour
  • Sea salt
  • Active dry yeast
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Extra Virgin olive oil
  • Mozzarella
  • Basil
  • Parmigiano Reggiano


  • Recipe card and envelope, if you’d like]
  • Wire basket or another vessel
  • Tissue paper
  • Baker’s twine
  • Labels
  • Glass jars for flour, salt, and olive oil
  • Cloth towel
  • Wooden spoon

Honestly, the best thing about making a pizza gift basket is how flexible it is as a gift. You can vary contents, price range, and occasions. Obviously, it would make a great wedding gift idea, but it also works as a gift idea for a housewarming gift, men, a graduation gift, a gift for a millennial. A great gift for anyone.

If you have a pizza pan or stone to work with, you can use that as the base and put things on top, then cover with cellophane. Also, you could pile things into a mixing bowl.  Also, choose a gift bag but make sure that it will be able to keep the weight of the items you buy.

Don’t forget that they might not get the opportunity to eat these things right away. So, it’s best to avoid adding ingredients that may go bad in the meantime.  If you are giving the gift as a birthday present, then fresh foods might work just fine.