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A S’mores Gift Basket Is the Perfect Gift This Year

Different stages of s'mores being made
Hershey’s/Nostalgia/Hershey’s

Is there a better combination than graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows? A customizable s’mores kit is a fun way to take this classic treat to the next level!

It’s actually pretty easy to turn a campfire treat into a very fun kit. Start with the basic items—your favorite chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows—and then go from there. Maybe you add a set of skewers, or a nifty in-home s’mores maker—it’s up to you! Whether you’re building the basket for a friend, your child’s teacher, or anyone else on your shopping list, we have just the items below to make your gift basket really stand out!

Happy Holidays! This article is part of our Holiday 2021 Gift Guide where you can find the best-of-the-best recommendations from LifeSavvy, How-To Geek, and Review Geek to help you pick the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

Step 1: The Ingredients

Chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers laid out; a s'more close up
Hershey’s

Of course, you can’t make s’mores without great ingredients! To start building your s’mores kit, choose a few of your favorite ingredients.

The folks at Hershey’s know what you need, and they’ve got it covered with the Hershey’s S’mores Kit. Their classic milk chocolate bars are bundled with marshmallows and graham crackers to make up to 18 individual s’mores, all from one box.

Hershey's S'mores Kit

All-in-one s'mores kit - what more could you ask for?

You might prefer to go the individual route, picking up each type of ingredient separately. Still, you can’t beat Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars for sweet, creamy chocolate that melts perfectly for the ideal s’mores texture.

The toasted marshmallows are the heart of every s’more, so be sure to get the best! There are fancier options out there, but in this case, you really can’t go wrong with a classic bag of Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows. Light, sweet, and fluffy, they toast up and melt perfectly into the ooey-gooey goodness we all love.

Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows (Pack of 4)

Soft marshmallows ready for toasting!

Finally, you’ll need a solid graham cracker to put it all together! It doesn’t get easier than the Honey Maid Honey Graham Crackers. They’re sweet without being too sweet and have a sturdy texture that holds up to assembling the perfect s’more every time.

Honey Maid Honey Graham Crackers

A sweet and sturdy classic for sandwiching your s'more.

These are some classic choices, of course, but feel free to mix it up! Throw in some flavored marshmallows, pick up a dark chocolate or a peanut butter chocolate candy to swap in for milk chocolate, use a Biscoff cookie instead of a graham cracker—go as custom as you like.

Step 2: The Tools

A s'mores roaster with a metal top; a set of roasting skewers
Nostalgia/Hadoife

There are plenty of ways to make s’mores (no campfire required), but a few tools will definitely make the process easier.

If you’re cooking indoors, you can still get the gather-round-the-campfire toasty taste with the Nostalgia Electric Stainless Steel S’Mores Maker. An electric, flameless heater in the middle toasts marshmallows to golden perfection, all without fuel or an open flame. Plus, the appliance also has trays surrounding the center, so you can keep all your ingredients handy in one place!

Nostalgia Electric Stainless Steel S'Mores Maker

Make your own s'mores indoors with this flameless electric appliance!

You’ll also want roasting sticks to keep your hands far from the heat source, even if it’s not an open flame! The Hadoife Marshmallow Roasting Sticks are the perfect solution. With a “telescoping” handle that extends up to 32 inches, they’re just as useful for making s’mores indoors as they are at an outdoor campout.

Hadoife Marshmallow Roasting Sticks

Extendable roasting sticks to get the perfect toasted marshmallow!

Step 3: The Recipes

You can definitely take s’mores to the next level, way beyond the basic graham cracker + marshmallow + chocolate bar that we all know and love! Include a fun book of recipes to your s’mores kit to inspire a little kitchen experimentation.

So Much S'more to Do

With over 50 recipes, Becky Rasmussen’s deluxe s’mores cookbook is just what you need to take these treats to a different level. Try different ingredients, put together holiday and themed s’mores, and learn the top tips and tricks for making the perfect s’more anytime, anywhere!

S'mores

S’mores are just the beginning with Lisa Adams’s cookbook! The basic structure of the s’more is a jumping-off point for over 60 creative riffs on the classic campfire dessert. Recipes layer different candy bars, combine s’mores with other baked goods, bring fresh fruit into the equation, and much more.

Tips for Finishing Touches

You’ve got all your individual pieces—now it’s time to assemble! All you need is a basket that’s the right size to fit everything, crinkle paper filling, and perhaps a cellophane gift bag—any other additions, like ribbon or gift tags, are your call. Even the least crafty among us can tackle this project!

A prepackaged gift basket kit like the Hallmark Wrap Kit can make the process even smoother. A 24″ wide by 28″ high clear cellophane gift bag will fit pretty much any basket, while a gift tag, crinkled paper shreds, and a neutral cord give it that extra something. Just add a basket of your choice and the items, and you’re set!

Hallmark Wrap Kit

Everything you need to build a perfect gift - just add the basket!

For a basket, you’ll want something that’s relatively wide and deep enough that the items won’t fall out. The Rurality Gift Basket, for instance, is a solid option that’s also aesthetically pleasing, with variegated wicker weave, a large size, and sturdy sides and handles.

Rurality Gift Basket

This neutral basket forms a perfect base for any gift.

You don’t have to limit yourself just to basic baskets! The sky is the limit—you could use a themed tote bag, a colorful bucket, a printed open box, or pretty much any container you can imagine.


A s’mores gift kit is just one way you can put a spin on this easy treat. Next time, try something new like a s’mores “charcuterie” board or s’mores-inspired baked goods—the possibilities are endless (and delicious)!

Amanda Prahl Amanda Prahl
Amanda Prahl is a freelance contributor to LifeSavvy. She has an MFA in dramatic writing, a BA in literature, and is a former faculty associate focusing on writing craft and history. Her articles have appeared on HowlRound, Slate, Bustle, BroadwayWorld, and ThoughtCo, among others. Read Full Bio »

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