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Yellow Box of Sunshine [Free Printables and Ideas]

Want to brighten someone’s day? This Box of Sunshine printable set makes it easy to put together a thoughtful and unique gift basket that will put a smile on anyone’s face. Simply print out the template and attach them to a box or basket filled with yellow gifts. Your friends will be sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Yellow box of sunshine printables with packaged wrapped in bright yellow wrapping paper.

What is a Yellow Box of Sunshine?

A Yellow Box of Sunshine is a gift basket or box filled with yellow gifts and goodies.

Also known as a Bucket of Sunshine, this themed gift basket idea is so much fun to give and even more fun to receive.

In fact, this cheery box of goodness has become super popular because it makes a great gift for any occasion including:

  • Birthdays
  • College Care Packages
  • Baby Showers
  • Get-Well Gift
  • Teacher Appreciation
  • Bereavement Gift
  • Or simply just because!

It’s the perfect present to show you care and brighten their day!

Examples of the free yellow box of sunshine printables.

What do I Need to Make a Box of Sunshine?

To make your own Yellow Box of Sunshine, you will need:

  • A box, basket, bucket or yellow gift bag
  • The free Yellow Box of Sunshine Printables
    (instant download pdf at the bottom of this post)
  • Yellow gifts and goodies to fill your box or basket
  • Yellow ribbon, tissue paper, or confetti (optional)

Sunshine Box Ideas

If you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful way to show your friends how much you care, this sunshine in a box idea is perfect! It’s easy to put together, and you can personalize it to fit your friend’s, family member’s, or coworker’s personality.

Plus, it’s a great way to show your appreciation, or cheer someone up who’s going through a rough time.

To help you put together the perfect box of sunshine, we’ve put together a list of fun yellow items and small gifts that are sure to bring joy and happiness to the receiver.

Yellow sunshine cookie.

Yellow Gift Ideas

Below you’ll find over 60 different yellow gift ideas to include in your sunshine box. Simply pick and choose the items that you think your friend would enjoy the most!

List of 60 yellow items to include in a box of sunshine gift basket or box.
  1. Banana Chips
  2. Banana Runts
  3. Juicy Fruit gum
  4. Life Savers
  5. Chips
  6. Tic Tacs
  7. Honey
  8. Lemon Heads
  9. Lemon Tea
  10. Chamomile Tea
  11. Lemon cookies
  12. Peanut M&Ms
  13. Simply Lemonade
  14. Lemon Drops
  15. Lemon Jello
  16. Popcorn
  17. Funyuns
  18. Yellow socks
  19. Yellow gloves
  20. Headband
  21. Hair scrunchies
  22. Sunglasses
  23. Jewelry
  24. Lotion
  25. Burt’s Bees lip balm
  26. Nail polish
  27. Hand cream
  28. Perfume
  29. Soap
  30. Bath bombs
  31. Loofah
  32. Candle
  33. Dish towel
  34. Coffee Mug
  35. Water bottle
  36. Yellow plastic flower lei
  37. Rubber ducky
  38. Glow Sticks
  39. Yellow plushie
  40. Yellow flip flops
  41. Little Miss Sunshine Book
  42. Playing cards
  43. Play-Doh
  44. Art supplies
  45. Yellow glitter
  46. Confetti
  47. Sidewalk chalk
  48. Fridge magnets
  49. Sticky notes
  50. Gift voucher
  51. Yellow balloons
  52. Cards
  53. Notes
  54. Journal
  55. Bubbles
  56. Keychain
  57. Yellow stress ball
  58. Bananagrams Word Game
  59. Yellow flower seeds
  60. Planter pot
  61. Picture frame
  62. Secret Life of Bees book
  63. Recipe cards

Need some more ideas? You can even create themed Sunshine gift boxes like:


  • A box of lemonade mix
  • Yellow and white paper straws
  • Mason jar with a yellow string wrapped around the rim
  • Alternative – Mike’s Hard Lemonade

Afternoon Tea

  • A Jar of honey
  • Lemon Curd
  • Lemon cookies
  • Yellow checked napkin
  • Small basket


  • A packet of sunflower seeds
  • A bunch of daffodils
  • Yellow planter
  • Gardening gloves


  • A tube of sunscreen
  • A travel-sized bottle of yellow nail polish
  • A copy of The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon
  • Lemon chapstick
  • Sunglasses


  • A yellow notebook
  • A box of notecards
  • A yellow pen
  • A happy face stress ball


  • A rubber ducky
  • Bath bombs
  • Face mask
  • Coffee Mug
  • Lemon Tea

Yellow Gifts for Kids

  • An Emoji Stuffie
  • A CD of sunny songs like “Here Comes the Sun”
  • Yellow M&Ms or Skittles
  • Juicy Fruit Gum
  • Box of Cheerios

Friendship Box of Sunshine Printable

This friendship box of sunshine printable is the perfect way to show your friends how much you appreciate them! Simply print out the pages, cut out the cards, and attach them to a box filled with yellow things.

The funny cards feature yellow puns like, “hello, sunshine” and “ray of sunshine’ with adorable sun graphics that are cheerful yellow and sky blue.

There are plenty of different designs that can be used to make several boxes. One design is made to go onto the top of the box, but others make cute bookmarks and stickers. Just print them out on card stock or printable sticker paper to customize the items for your needs.

If you’re still struggling over ideas, the freebie also includes a full page of creative ways to use these fun printables!

How to Make a Box of Sunshine

Free yellow box of sunshine printables.

Ready to make your own box of Sunshine?

This free box of sunshine printable makes it easy to show your appreciation for someone special in your life, whether it’s a friend, family member, or coworker. Simply print out the template, cut out the sun and fun sayings, and assemble the box.

What You’ll Need:

  • A box (any size will do!) or basket
  • Yellow tissue paper
  • Box of Sunshine printable template
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Yellow gifts!


1. Print out the top of the box template on white card stock or white sticker paper, depending on how you want to use it.

2. Choose how to print the rest of the pages.

3. Assemble your box and fill it with yellow tissue paper.

4. Fill the box with yellow gifts

5. Attach the different sun and pictures to the top of the box, drop them inside the box, and even put a sticker to the folded over tissue paper for a special touch.

6. Give the gift to your friend and enjoy seeing their sunny smile!

Grab Your Free Box of Sunshine Printables

The box of sunshine printable is a great way to show your friends how much you appreciate them. The printable comes with several different designs, so you can choose the one that best suits your friend. Plus, it’s an instant digital download, so it’s free and easy to print out at home. What could be better than that?

Make it a kindness party and invite friends or your family to make boxes of sunshine for people in their lives too! It’s an easy way to spread some happiness and let people know that they are appreciated.

Grab the free PDF files here and bring a little sunshine into someone’s life today!

Who will you give this perfect gift to in your life? Drop a comment or share a photo of your creation in the comments!

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