The 21 Best Gift Baskets to Send (and Receive!) No Matter the Occasion
Treat friends and family to a no-fail gift! Find gift baskets to send for holidays. birthdays or just because.
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Finding the right gift is an art: It needs to be something the recipient can and will use, but it also needs to be thoughtful and special. Enter: gift baskets. They bring together bestsellers and delicious surprises in one curated collection. The best gift baskets save you time while delivering tailored delicacies right to your giftee’s front door.
Holidays have never been better with high-end cocktail kits, accessories for rest and relaxation and premade gourmet desserts. We explored countless gift baskets and boxes to round up our favorites for your friends and family. Each gift box is so tempting, we won’t judge if you order one for yourself, as well.
For the Big-Time Grazer: Meat and Cheese Gift Box
Meat and cheese is a classic combo, and this meat and cheese gift box has everybody’s favorites. Send it along to celebrate any milestone, and you’ll be happy knowing it’s a gift that gives back—about $5 of every purchase goes toward the nonprofit No Kid Hungry. With summer sausages, cheddar cheese, smoked Gouda and two different types of mustard, it has something for every taste.
For the Budding Barista: Coffee Collection Box
They no longer have to go their local coffee shop to try new blends. This collection box from Onyx Coffee Lab includes eight bags of freshly roasted beans. The bags span a range of flavors and countries, and they come in a gift box with detailed information about how to prepare the beans and the backstory of the coffee. You can also gift them a coffee subscription boxes for a longer-term treat.
For the Traditionalist: Classic Gift Box
Consider your next hostess gift secured. This classic gift box from Harry & David offers a sampling of the company’s featured products for any occasion. These include six juicy pears, cheese, summer sausage, nuts, crackers and caramel popcorn for a sweet finish.
For the Francophile: French Food Crate
No international flight is needed to savor French delicacies, thanks to this gift crate. For friends and family who can’t stop talking about what they ate on their last European vacay, this curated box includes smoked salmon, pork pâté, triple-cream Brie and trout roe from Western France. It’s an elegant, epicurean assortment for every foodie.
For the Gourmand: Hearthside Gift Basket
Behold, the gift baskets of gift baskets! Packed with sweet and savory bites, this gourmet package overflows with juicy pears, dried salami, chocolate-covered cherries, chocolate truffles and baklava. There are plenty more tasty surprises within the basket, which is elegant enough to be repurposed.
For the Ice Cream Queen: Ice Cream Kit
Did someone say ice cream? Far superior to a gift card to their favorite parlor, this gift crate is full of sweet tidings, including vanilla and chocolate ice cream starters, colorful sprinkles and an ice cream scoop. This kit is a fun gift for bakers who prefer their masterpieces à la mode.
For the Nibbler: Farmhouse Gourmet Food Crate
You can’t go wrong with gourmet food. This farmhouse pantry crate includes salami, crackers, cheese, popcorn and trail mix. It comes in three different sizes with other add-ons, such as pistachios, pesto and granola. And you can choose to have it delivered in a wooden crate or cute canvas tote.
For the Friend Who Likes It Hot: Spice Collection
Are they always hunting down new additions to their spice cabinet or asking for grilling-themed gifts? Feed their cravings with this collection of spices, a compelling array of cardamom, ground black lime and sun-dried tomato powder. So they can learn more about each spice, the labels include background information, and cooking tips and recipes can be found online. Burlap & Barrel sources directly from farmers to ensure that you’re getting the freshest, highest-quality spices.
For Your Low-Key Pal: Tea Gift Basket
Set your favorite giftee up for a relaxing morning. This lovely tea gift basket is dressed up in a rustic metal bucket and includes a stoneware mug, green tea, jasmine tea, and rock candy sticks, as well as two different types of cookies.
For the Snowbird: Cocktail Gift Set
Craft cocktails have never been easier, thanks to this Casamigos cocktail gift set. The boozy box includes two cocktail mixers—blackberry basil and signature margaritas—and accompanying cocktail rimmers. All you have to do is combine, shake and sip. Note: Liquor is not included.
For the Sweet Tooth: Savory, Salty and Sweet Gift Crate
No matter the occasion, you can’t go wrong curing a sweet tooth. Better yet, add salty and savory treats to the mix with this all-in-one gift crate from Olive & Cocoa. It includes peanut brittle, trail mix, cookies, Bavarian pretzels and chocolate-covered raisins, to name a few.
For the Home Cook: Gourmet Olive Oil
The power of high-quality olive oil cannot be overstated, and this oil and vinegar collection from Instagram-worthy Brightland offers some of the best. The olive oil, from a family-run California farm, is robust and an ideal gift the bread baker in your life. Drizzle the accompanying Champagne vinegar on your salads or even in yours cocktail. This kit also includes honey and a spout for smooth, controlled pours.
For the Perpetually Chilly Friend: Soup Gift Basket
Few things are as comforting as big bowl of soup. Let your pal know you’re thinking of them with this Harry & David soup gift basket. The darling fabric basket is stocked with mixes for potato corn chowder, chicken noodle soup and chicken chili soup, along with crackers.
For the Hungry Globetrotter: Japanese Snack Box
Sweet and savory surprises await within the Bokksu gift box, which features more than 20 gourmet Japanese desserts, snacks and sips. The treats arrive with a tea pairing, as well as a comprehensive guide to each snack and its origin so that recipients can learn more about Japanese culture and geography.
For the Meditator: Mindful Moment Box
If they love to journal or need a little support achieving calm, this care package infuses zen into their day. They’ll be able to find inspiration on mindfulness cards, satisfy their bellies with cookies and tea and enjoy a subscription to online physical and mental health videos.
For the Chocoholic: Sunshine Chocolate Gift Set
Brighten your friend or family member’s day with something sweet. This chocolate gift set from Seattle Chocolate includes a chocolate bar, chocolate truffles, a chocolate lollipop and tea—all packaged in a sunny, uplifting box.
For the Vino Lover: Wine and Snack Box
Maker Wine’s canned wines alone are worth sending as a gift. They have 0 grams of sugar, contain a third of a bottle and come from female- and minority-led wineries. This gift basket makes them even merrier, as the wines are paired with picnic-ready treats, such as artisan crackers, nuts, fig jam and Camembert cheese spread.
For the Fancy Friend: Gelato Gift Box
This bougie gelato gift box features nine seasonal gelato flavors, including Butterscotch Budino, Amarena Cherry with Amaretti and Chocolate Fondante with Dark Rum and Valrhona Chocolate Chips. It’s ideal for your friend with high standards when it comes to sweets and self-indulgence. Most flavors are gluten-free, and there are some vegan options, too.
For the Happy Camper: S’mores Gift Box
Few things compare to classic s’mores, but this gift set makes them even better. The s’mores set comes complete with buttery graham crackers, vanilla bean marshmallows, Theo dark chocolate bars and roasting sticks. Plus, the recipient will find a s’mores recipe book, making this a fun kit for kiddos and adults alike.
For the Hostess: Tea Party Gift Set
This tea gift set is sure to put a smile on their face. The assortment includes a teacup and tea tray, along with five different tea blends to dive into. This care package is arranged in a vibrant, sunny box for a beautiful presentation. It’s a present that’s steeped in thoughtfulness.
For the Instagrammer: Mushroom Lattes
Let us introduce you to Clevr, the colorful, adaptogenic mushroom lattes that are all over social media. This variety pack is ideal for your wellness-oriented friend or someone who loves mushroom coffee. There’s matcha to get them started, chai to keep them going and a sleepytime blend to ease them into restfulness. It also includes a frother.
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Additional research contributed by Molly Allen, Taste of Home contributing writer