As great as gift baskets are, it’s a shame we often gift them to people we don’t know that well, like neighbors and bosses. Gift baskets should be considered a great gift for anyone! If you’re struggling to shop for a loved one, consider these gift baskets for Christmas this year.
Remember, we’re not talking about boring fruit baskets. These baskets have charcuterie, chocolates, cookies and even brunch. You can make a gift basket feel more personal by giving your friend or family member one filled with their favorite treats (ones they’ll actually eat).
1. Harry & David Deluxe Happy Holidays Gift Box, $129.99
Harry & David is like the holy grail for gift baskets and boxes. This deluxe set includes apples, pears, Moose Munch, a selection of cured meats and cheeses, crackers, snack mix, truffles and more. It’s everything you need to get a party started or to celebrate the holiday season. Yes, you also have the option to add wine if you want to take it to the next level.
Oprah named Eastern Standard Provisions’ soft pretzels and Belgian waffles on her famous Favorite Things List several times. Yes, they really are that good, and when was the last time you had a soft pretzel? Send a loved one this small pack of Wheelhouse Signature Soft Pretzels, a bag of One-Timer Soft Pretzel Bites, a small jar of Maui Onion Mustard and classic pretzel salt for topping.
3. Fresca Italian Pasta Night Gift Crate, $99.95
Help your loved one plan the perfect pasta night. This Bertagni gift basket from Williams Sonoma includes three different types of pasta: Ricotta a spinach grandi tondi (ravioli), four cheese Italian tortellini and sweet butternut squash ravioli. Plus, it comes with a tomato and basil pasta sauce, a porcini mushroom pasta sauce and Pecorino Romano cheese.
4. Holiday Caramel Apple Gift Basket, $169.95
Chocolate is usually welcome, especially when it’s combined with caramel. This holiday gift basket includes five chocolate caramel apples, chocolate-covered pretzel rods, peppermint bark, chocolate-caramel candies and caramel chews. Williams Sonoma sells a few smaller versions of this gift basket for less on its site if you think this one is too much.
5. Knack Sunday Morning, $78
Breakfast people love their breakfast. This set includes a 16-ounce stoneware mug, Stumptown’s Hair Bender Ground Coffee, Finding Home Farms, Apple Cinnamon Pancake & Waffle Mix, and Woodinville Whiskey Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup. It’s everything they need to make apple cinnamon pancakes on a chilly winter morning.
6. DAVIDsTEA Winter Magic Tea Kit, $39
DAVIDsTEA knows how to do the holidays. This kit features five flavors: Jingle Bell Chai Tea, Glitter & Gold Tea, Forever Frosty Tea, Dark Chocolate Orange Tea and Organic Cream of Earl Grey Tea. Each bag contains 50 grams of loose-leaf tea, making about 15 to 20 cups.
These unique cookies look like fries, and they’re a gift your loved one will never forget. The Chicago-based cookie company ships its famous treats nationwide via Goldbelly, where you can choose one flavor or an assortment of flavors like chocolate chip, cinnamon spice, cookies and cream, confetti and more.
Send a gift basket with delicious treats that give back. Packed with Purpose’s Spread Some Cheer Gift Box includes sweet and savory popcorn, white chocolate Oreo bark, coffee toffee and more. Plus, purchasing it supports women-owned businesses, ovarian cancer research, employment for individuals with developmental disabilities and more.
9. Fortnum & Mason English Pantry Hamper, $309.95
Formun & Mason is a high-end department store in London known for its food-filled hampers (gift baskets). Even the baskets themselves are a status symbol. Williams Sonoma sells them here in the States, so you can taste some of the best English treats without booking a flight. This one includes some of the brand’s best sellers, including classic Hot English Mustard, Picadilly Picalilli, Afternoon Blend tea, shortbread cookies, smoked nuts and more.
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