The Christmas season is a time of cheer, celebration, and gift giving. To celebrate the holidays, many people send tasty gift baskets to their loved ones. Whether sweet, savory, or both, everyone loves a basket filled with goodies. We’ve rounded up the best Christmas gift baskets ranging from decadent bakery collections to scrumptious cheese boards.
Here are the best Christmas gift baskets.
Wolferman's Bakery Holiday Sleigh Bakery Gift
The treats in this gift basket come packaged in one of the most iconic Christmas symbols: a wooden sleigh. The basket features a wealth of treats from Wolferman’s Bakery, including cranberry citrus English muffins, raspberry kringle, vanilla shortbread cookies, and plenty more. It’s a beautiful arrangement that would serve as a stunning Christmas party centerpiece or just delight the recipient’s taste buds.
Price at time of publish: $159.99
Includes: Sourdough English muffins, cranberry citrus English muffins, cinnamon raisin English muffins, cinnamon rolls, icing packets, maple-glazed sweet rolls, raspberry kringle, peppermint white-chocolate covered grahams, cranberry orange loaf cake, raspberry-filled shortbread cookies, vanilla shortbread cookies with sanding sugar, raspberry galettes, apricot current rugelach, wooden sleigh
Gift Tree Holiday Magic Gift Box
The holidays are a great time to indulge in sweet treats. This gift box from Gift Tree is filled with tasty goodies ranging from cookies to peppermint bark to caramels to chocolate-covered cherries. There are even two frosted cookies shaped like Santa’s mitten and hat. Everything comes wrapped in a nice box with a bright red bow for an extra festive touch.
Price at time of publish: $79.95
Includes: Sweet and salty hazelnuts, chocolate peppermint bark, almond toffee, chocolate-covered pretzels, chocolate-covered cherries, sea salt caramels, frosted cookies
Knack Holiday Cheers Gift Set
Raise a glass to good friends and good times with this Cheers Gift Set from Knack. It features two stemless wine glasses with the word “Cheers” written in beautiful gold lettering. In terms of delicious desserts, there are three candy cubes: champagne gummy bears, dark chocolate sea salt caramels, and cranberry cocktail gummy bears. To top it all off, there is a gold scented candle that smells of cypress, cardamom, and peppercorn. Knack even throws in a cute bottle of matches.
Price at time of publish: $80
Includes: 2 stemless wine glasses, Sugarfina bento box (champagne gummy bear, dark chocolate sea salt caramel, and cranberry cocktail candy cubes), gold mercury glass candle, bottled mini matches
Cheryl's Traditional Merry Christmas Gift Tin Tower
Christmas cookies are a staple of the season. Cheryl’s offers 49 decorative and flavorful cookies in this festive tin tower. There are multiple sizes, flavors, and styles contained within the festive packaging. From small butter shortbread cookies decorated with frosting and sprinkles to rocky road pecan cookies to chocolate covered Oreos. Cheryl’s also has a number of other holiday cookie sets available, such as the smaller Traditional Cut-out Gift Tin with 16 cookies or a Traditional Bakery Gift Tower with cookies, cakes, and brownies.
Price at time of publish: $69.99
Includes: 15 snack size butter shortbread cookies, 8 snack size buttercream frosting cookies, 6 buttercream frosting cut out cookies, 2 classic chocolate chip cookies, 2 oatmeal raisin cookies, 2 old fashioned sugar cookies, 2 buttercream cookies with confection disks, 2 buttercream frosted mint chocolate cookies, 2 buttercream frosted gingerbread cookies, 2 buttercream frosted candy cane cookies, 2 red velvet candy cookies, 2 rocky road pecan cookies, 2 chocolate covered Oreo cookies, decorative tins
Harry & David Classic Christmas Gift Basket
If you want to send a very traditional holiday gift basket, we recommend Harry & David’s Classic Christmas Basket. There are several tree-shaped treats, including yogurt-covered peppermint pretzels, crackers, and raspberry-filled shortbread cookies. Additionally, there is milk-chocolate covered popcorn and an assortment of tasty chocolate truffles. It’s all packaged in a wooden crate with the word “Joyful” in sweeping red lettering. Topped with a bow, it certainly makes for a pretty present.
Price at time of publish: $89.99
Includes: 4 seasonal pears, Moose Munch premium milk-chocolate popcorn, raspberry-filled shortbread cookies, yogurt-covered peppermint tree-shaped pretzels, garlic jack cheese, tree-shaped crackers, milk chocolate-covered almonds, dark chocolate peppermint bark, signature chocolate truffles (coffee, cherry, raspberry, almond, dark chocolate, milk chocolate), wooden crate
GourmetGiftBaskets.com Christmas Gift Basket Deluxe
Want to really wow somebody? Go deluxe. This large gift basket includes a bunch of sweet and savory treats that could serve a whole holiday party. On the savory side, the basket has water crackers, summer sausage, and vegetable cheddar cheese that could make up a lovely charcuterie board. On the sugary side, there are red velvet cookies, chocolate-covered cherries, cinnamon and brown sugar kettle corn, and lots more.
Price at time of publish: $114.99
Includes: Pretzel twists, water crackers, key lime coolers, dark chocolate cubetti, hazelnut cubetti, double dipped peanuts, red velvet cookies, dark chocolate-covered mini Oreos with crushed candy cane, summer sausage, French chocolate truffles, chocolate-covered cherries, vegetable cheddar cheese, cinnamon and brown sugar kettle corn, crunchy caramel popcorn, large chipwood basket
Baked By Melissa Red Christmas Gift Box 50 Pack
When you think “Christmas” you may not immediately think of cupcakes as a holiday confection, but Baked by Melissa has a wonderful gift box filled with bite-sized cupcakes as a perfect present for a sweet tooth. There are three options available, with your choice of two. The Latest & Greatest pack features a rotating suite of 12 flavors. The PSOG Party Safe pack has seven flavors without any nuts for those who have nut allergies. Last, but certainly not least, is the Vegan Latest & Greatest pack with six different dairy-free flavors.
Price at time of publish: Starting from $80
Includes: Choice of two 25 packs from three options: Latest & Greatest (12 rotating flavors), PSOG Party Safe Original Greats (variety of 7 flavors without nuts), and the Vegan Latest & Greatest (variety of 6 vegan flavors)
Hickory Farms Holiday Entertaining Gift Set
Party hosts deserve a little something special for all their efforts. This gift set from Hickory Farms is a great way to thank a host or provide something for the partygoers to enjoy. Not only does the set include salamis, cheeses, jams, and some candy, but it’s all delivered on a beautiful reindeer-themed serving tray that can be used for many holiday parties to come.
Price at time of publish: $84.99
Includes: Signature beef summer sausage, original dry salami, three pepper dry salami, jalapeño cheddar blend, mission jack blend, smoked gouda blend, fruity walnut crisps, hot pepper bacon jam, holiday jelly mix, milk chocolate s’mores bar, holiday serving tray
1-800 Baskets Sparkling Snow Sweets & Treats Basket
One major highlight of the Sparkling Snow Sweets and Treats Supreme Basket is the gorgeous metal container the treats come in. The silver basket is decorated with golden reindeer, snowflakes, and evergreen trees. The rope handles give it a cozy, rustic feel. In terms of treats, there are many delicious snacks such as chocolate-covered pretzels, butter toffee popcorn, hot cocoa mix, and snowflake-shaped buttercream cookies, among other goodies.
Price at time of publish: $99.99 (for Supreme)
Includes: Milk chocolate-covered pretzels, milk chocolate-covered pretzels with white snowflakes, milk chocolate-covered raisins, Cheryl’s snowflake frosted buttercream cookie, the kettle popcorn, Harry & David classic Moose Munch, dark chocolate truffles, Cheryl’s snickerdoodle cookies, Harry & David’s Moose Munch cocoa, butter toffee popcorn
Wine Country Gift Baskets The Holiday Flare Basket
Red and green are the colors of the season, as well as the most common colors in this beautiful Holiday Flare Basket. Complete with a tartan patterned box and bow, even a majority of the packaged treats inside are decked in the holiday colors. There are Christmas classics including peppermint sticks, milk-chocolate covered gingerbread cookies, peppermint bark, and even mulling spices perfect for making apple cider or mulled wine.
Price at time of publish: $47.78
Includes: Peppermint sticks, dark chocolate-covered marshmallows, butterscotch candy, Godiva caramel nut brownie truffles, toffee s’mores crunch, peppermint puffs, milk chocolate-covered gingerbread cookie, dark chocolate truffles, Martinelli’s mulling spices, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory chocolate chip cookies, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory English toffee, caramel popcorn, shortbread cookies, Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares
Edible Arrangements Chocolate Dessert & Cheesecake Platter
Not every gift basket has to be enormous to be delightful. Edible Arrangements has an indulgent and delicious platter filled with chocolate-covered desserts and creamy cheesecakes. There are white, dark, and milk chocolate treats included in the platter, with some highlights being the chocolate-covered strawberries and white chocolate-covered pineapple. The salty-sweet pairings are incredible, too, from the chocolate-covered Bavarian pretzels to the chocolate-covered grahams.
Price at time of publish: $49.99
Includes: Chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-covered Bavarian pretzels, chocolate-covered graham crackers, chocolate-covered sandwich cookies, creamy cheesecakes, white chocolate-covered bananas, white-chocolate covered strawberries, white chocolate-covered pineapple (all subject to availability)
Williams Sonoma Holiday Assorted Cookies, Set of 27
Making and decorating holiday cookies is a memory most people cherish. If you want to share some nostalgic treats to someone who lives far away, Williams Sonoma has you covered. They offer an assortment of 27 holiday cookies decorated as symbols of the season. Shapes include a snowflake, an ornament, a candy cane, Santa’s boot, a Christmas tree, and other festive shapes. There’s even one gingerbread man included amidst all the other classic sugar cookies.
Price at time of publish: $99.95
Includes: 26 Vanilla sugar cookies (6 red rounds, 6 green rounds, 4 light bulbs, 1 snowflake, 1 candy cane, 1 ornament, 2 gifts, 1 candy, 1 Santa boot, 1 “Happy Holidays,” 1 Santa face, 1 Christmas tree), 1 gingerbread man
Harry & David Grand Hearthside Gift Basket
The word “hearthside” conjures up cozy images of fireplaces, hot cocoa, warm blankets, and colorful lights. This gift from Harry & David definitely lives up to its name, the Grand Hearthside Basket. It holds a large variety of snacks, split evenly between savory and sweet flavors. On the savory side, there are a number of cheeses, some charcuterie meats, relish, crackers, and snack mixes, too. On the sweet side, there are pears, dark chocolate popcorn, cookies, and baklava.
Price at time of publish: $279.99
Includes: 8 seasonal pears, dark chocolate Moose Munch popcorn, milk chocolate Moose Munch popcorn, sharp white cheddar cheese, gouda cheese, dry salami, smoked salmon, pepper and onion relish, three-seed crackers, traditional mini toast, sweet and spicy snack mix, cheddar cheese snack mix, sesame sticks, baklava, cinnamon swirl cake, chocolate decadence cake, walnut chocolate chunk cookies, double chocolate chunk cookies, honey hot mustard, mixed nuts, milk chocolate-covered cherries, signature chocolate truffles (coffee, cherry, raspberry, almond, dark chocolate, milk chocolate), pleather and canvas basket
Hickory Farms Grand Holiday Gift Basket
Not all Christmas treats are sweet. This gift basket from Hickory Farms mostly focuses on savory flavors–perfect for holiday parties. There are a number of summer sausages, cheese blends, flavored mustards, crackers, and snack mixes. To balance out the salt and spice, there are a few sweet treats, too, such as the dark chocolate sea salt caramels and chocolate caramel popcorn. There is even a bit of coffee thrown in.
Price at time of publish: $149
Includes: Signature beef summer sausage, spicy beef summer sausage, sweet and smoky turkey summer sausage, farmhouse cheddar, jalapeño cheddar blend, mission jack blend, sweet hot mustard, honey pineapple mustard, cranberry and sesame nut mix, golden toasted crackers, cranberry pistachio crisps, dark chocolate sea salt caramels, dark chocolate peanut butter meltaways, chocolate-covered pretzels, chocolate-covered grahams, chocolate caramel corn, holiday celebrations coffee
1-800 Baskets Sweet Treats Snowman Keepsake Tower
This adorable treat tower can double as a Christmas decoration. The trio of round boxes are decorated to look like a very cozy snowman, complete with mittens, hat, and scarf. Inside are a number of delicious candies and cookies. Highlights include pomegranate puffs, strawberry jam shortbread cookies, and peppermint kettle popcorn. It’s a gift that keeps on giving–once the food is gone, the smiling snowman remains.
Price at time of publish: $39.99
Includes: Pomegranate puffs, Harry & David strawberry jam shortbread cookies, Lindt Lindor milk chocolate truffle, peppermint kettle popcorn, snowman-themed boxes
GourmetGiftBaskets.com Christmas Gift Basket Classic
There are a number of flavors that the holiday season is known for–chocolate, peppermint, cinnamon spice, caramel, and hazelnut chief among them. This classic set from GourmetGiftBaskets.com encompasses all those flavors and more. It includes peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, peppermint wafer rolls, cinnamon and brown sugar kettle corn, and hazelnut cubetti among other delectable goodies.
Price at time of publish: $69.99
Includes: Peppercorn and poppy crackers, vegetable cheddar cheese, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip cookies, peppermint wafer rolls, dark chocolate cubetti, hazelnut cubetti, Lindt milk chocolate truffle bar, red velvet cookies, caramels, cinnamon and brown sugar kettle corn
Wolferman's Bakery Deluxe Christmas Cheer Gift Tower
There are few scents more delightful than walking into a bakery around Christmastime. Wolferman’s Deluxe Christmas Cheer Gift Tower brings the joy of bakeries to the recipient’s home. In addition to holiday confections like cinnamon and cranberry kringle, cranberry orange loaf cake, and yogurt-covered peppermint pretzels, there are also anytime goodies like sourdough mini English muffins, strawberry preserves, and raspberry shortbread cookies.
Price at time of publish: $59.99
Includes: Cinnamon raisin English muffins, sourdough mini English muffins, classic cinnamon rolls with icing, cranberry orange loaf cake, yogurt-covered peppermint pretzels, raspberry-filled shortbread cookies, cinnaberry kringle, strawberry preserves, caramel pecan ground coffee
Baked in the Burg Christmas Deep Dish Cookie Sampler
Know somebody with a deep love of cookies? Baked in the Burg has a deep dish cookie sampler that’s perfect for a Christmas present. Available in either a 12 pack or a 6 pack, both feature the same flavors and decorations. Each cookie revolves around holiday flavors or decorations and includes a pretzel cookie that looks like a reindeer, an eggnog cookie, a gingerbread cookie, a chocolate peppermint cookie, a maple cookie, and a Santa-shaped sugar cookie with a beard made out of coconut shavings.
Price at time of publish: $74.95 (for 6 cookies)
Includes: Reindeer pretzel cookie, maple cookie, eggnog cookie, Santa sugar cookie, gingerbread cookie, double chocolate peppermint cookie
Northwoods Cheese Company Northwoods Bounty Cheese Basket
This next Christmas gift basket might be a little cheesy. It features a number of Wisconsin-made cheeses from the Northwoods Cheese Company. Flavors include hickory smoked gouda, camembert cheese spread, cranberry cheddar, and several more. In addition to the cheeses, the gift basket also has beef summer sausage, pretzels, mustards, and chocolate-coated cranberries.
Price at time of publish: $119
Includes: Willow basket, hickory smoked gouda, camembert cheese spread, brie spread, pepper cheese spread, hot pepper cheese spread, cranberry cheddar cheese, beef summer sausage, beef salami, wine, cheese & caviar crackers, dipping pretzels, milk chocolate-coated cranberries, dark chocolate-coated cranberries, 2 jars assorted mustard
Williams Sonoma Holiday Caramel Apple Gift Basket, Large
Who doesn’t love a good caramel apple? This apple-centric gift basket from Williams Sonoma features a number of tasty toppings and variations on the classic caramel apple. There are a few jumbo-sized apples covered with chocolates, walnuts, and pecans, as well as smaller apples with the same flavors. Though the caramel apples are certainly the stars of the show, there are other treats in the basket, including chocolate-dipped pretzel rods and peppermint bark.
Price at time of publish: $159.95
Includes: Triple chocolate jumbo caramel apple, milk chocolate walnut pecan jumbo caramel apple, triple chocolate petite caramel apple, milk chocolate walnut pecan petite caramel apple, milk chocolate pretzel rods, dark chocolate pretzel rods, white chocolate pretzel rods, white chocolate classic mini pretzel twists, dark chocolate peppermint bark, assorted caramels (vanilla, chile pepper, red sea salt, cinnamon apple), chocolate-covered caramels (banana walnut, coffee house mocha, red sea salt, pomegranate cherry), basket
iGourmet European Christmas Sweets Gift Basket
One of the most wonderful things about the holidays is the different ways of celebrating them. iGourmet has a delicious basket filled with traditional European Christmas desserts. The basket features the Italian pannetone (a crumbly sweetbread with raisins and candied zest), the German butter stollen (an ovular cake with almonds and candied fruits), an English Christmas pudding (a moist cake with flavors of dried fruit, spices, and brandy), Swedish gingersnaps, French dark chocolate orange twigs, and Spanish chocolate-covered cherries.
Price at time of publish: $75.99
Includes: Mini traditional pannetone, butter stollen, classic Christmas pudding, ginger snaps, dark chocolate orange twigs, choco-cherries
Gift Tree Holiday Host Tower
Everyone loves opening presents, and this Gift Tree Holiday Host set has five boxes to open and enjoy. The beautifully designed red-and-gold tower holds a variety of party-favorite treats inside. There are churro sea salt caramels, milk chocolate cherries, red chile peanuts, tropical dried fruit mix, and dark chocolate sea salt cashews, among other goodies. Topped with a golden bow, this gift tower is a sight (and taste) to behold.
Price at time of publish: $89.95
Includes: Almond roca, churro sea salt caramels, dark chocolate barrel-aged bourbon caramels, dark chocolate sea salt cashews, everything bagel seasoned cashews, milk chocolate cherries, milk chocolate-drizzled popcorn, red chile peanuts, tropical island dried fruit mix, Turkish dried apricots
Stonewall Kitchen Holiday Farmhouse Breakfast Gift
Many holiday gift baskets focus on desserts or snack foods, but what about breakfast? Stonewall Kitchen has a scrumptious set that’s perfect for breakfast in bed or a post-present-opening morning. It has a classic pancake and waffle mix, maple syrup, and wild Maine blueberry jam to top it all off. There is also a festive holiday tea towel decorated with a holly pattern.
Price at time of publish: $49.95
Includes: Farmhouse pancake and waffle mix, Maine maple syrup, wild Maine blueberry jam, holiday tea towel
Ethel M Epic Premium Chocolate Gift Basket
Chocolate lovers will rejoice if they receive this premium chocolate gift basket from Ethel M for Christmas. The basket includes a number of chocolate collections, ranging from flavored truffles, to nutty chocolates, to sea salt caramels. Each collection has a variety of flavors and designs that make each piece a tasty work of part. In total, there are 50 pieces to enjoy.
Price at time of publish: $120
Includes: 16-piece classic chocolates collection, 12-piece truffle collection, 12-piece nuts and caramels collection, 5-piece sea salt caramels, 5-piece classic sampler
Harry & David Holiday Bakery Tray
For a dessert-focused gift basket, check out this Harry & David’s Holiday Bakery Tray. It’s loaded with sweet treats with the flavors of the most wonderful time of year. A few highlights include the cranberry orange loaf cake, baklava, gingerbread sandwich cookies, pumpkin bundt cake, and a dark chocolate-covered peppermint cookie. It’s all presented in a lovely dark pinewood box.
Price at time of publish: $109.99
Includes: Chocolate decadence cake, cinnamon swirl, baklava, cranberry orange loaf cake, Wolferman’s pumpkin bundt cake, raspberry-filled shortbread cookies, 2 double chocolate chunk cookies, walnut chocolate chunk cookie, 2 coconut macaroon cookies, 2 gingerbread sandwich cookies, dark chocolate-covered peppermint cookie, pinewood tray
Wine Country Gift Baskets The Season's Greetings Gourmet Gift Basket
For a special gift, gourmet is the way to go. Wine Country Gift Baskets has a wonderfully seasonal selection of treats in this deluxe basket. In addition to a festive bow and beautiful woven basket, the set includes chocolate truffles, peppermint bark, spiced waffle cookies, and vanilla fudge for those with a sweet tooth. For people who prefer more savory fare, there are cracked peppercorn crackers, smoked gouda cheese spread, and some olives. It’s a well-rounded basket filled with goodies of all kinds.
Price at time of publish: $60
Includes: Godiva and Lindt milk chocolate truffles, dark chocolate peppermint truffles, Ghirardelli milk and dark chocolate peppermint bark, olives, cracked peppercorn crackers, smoked gouda cheese spread, spiced waffle cookies, cherry strudel cookies, butterscotch candy, vanilla fudge with sea salt, Walkers shortbread cookies, peppermint candy, organic mulling spices
Williams Sonoma Italian Cheese & Savory Hamper
‘Tis the season to indulge. The Italian Cheese & Savory Hamper by Williams Sonoma is nothing if not indulgent. It features three Italian cheeses–Fontina Val D'Aosta, taleggio, parmigiano reggiano, gorgonzola cremificato–some soppressata, olive oil crackers, and balsamic glaze for a basket adults can enjoy after sending the kiddies to bed for a long winter’s nap.
Price at time of publish: $189.95
Includes: Fontina Val D'Aosta, taleggio, parmigiano reggiano, gorgonzola cremificato, jacuterie soppressata, olive oil crackers, balsamic glaze
Godiva Limited Edition Holiday Truffles
Godiva is known the world over for its rich chocolates. This Limited Edition Holiday Truffles collection comes with six delicious flavors of truffles: Christmas cookie, tiramisu, salted caramel, cranberry, roasted almond, and milk chocolate. Each flavor has two pieces for a total of 12. It’s wrapped up in a bright green and gold box for a pristine presentation.
Price at time of publish: $34
Includes: Christmas cookie chocolate truffles, tiramisu truffles, salted caramel truffles, cranberry truffles, roasted almond truffles, milk chocolate truffles, green and gold gift box with red ribbon
Gift Tree The Royal Treatment Gift Basket
Everyone deserves a bit of the royal treatment during the holidays. Consider treating the kings and queens in your life to this ornate gift basket. Like many Christmas baskets, it includes chocolate, roasted nuts, and some popcorn. It also includes your choice of chardonnay or California red blend (or both!). It’s a great selection that includes both sweets and sips.
Price at time of publish: Starting at $79.95
Includes: California chardonnay, California red blend, almond roca, everything bagel cashews, fresh Virginia peanuts, toffee popcorn, honey roasted peanuts, maple waffle cone chocolate bar, roasted almonds
Williams Sonoma Mulling Spice Gift Crate
Few drinks give you the warm and fuzzy feelings of a cozy Christmas sweater quite like spiced cider. Williams Sonoma’s Mulling Spice Gift Crate celebrates the spices of the season. The mulling spices include the warm flavors of cinnamon, cloves, allspice berries, and orange peels. Also included in the set are two double-walled glass coffee cups and a large mulling spice ball for steeping the mix into apple juice or wine. It can make big batches fit for a family dinner or a holiday party.
Price at time of publish: $99.95
Includes: Mulling spices, 2 double-wall glass coffee cups, large hammered mulling spice ball, wooden crate
Ghirardelli Holiday Favorites Chocolate Gift Basket
Ghirardelli chocolates are included in a multitude of gift baskets, but did you know the company has one of its very own? The Holiday Favorites basket has some of the most popular Ghirardelli treats. There are peppermint bark bars, milk chocolate caramel squares, and hot cocoa mix just to name a few items. And to decorate a tree, there’s also a keepsake ornament.
Price at time of publish: $79.95
Includes: 2 peppermint bark bars, 1 milk chocolate caramel bar, 1 dark chocolate sea salt caramel bar, milk chocolate caramel squares, milk chocolate caramel snowmen, peppermint bark squares, peppermint bark snowmen, chocolate sauce, chocolate squares, hot cocoa mix, peppermint bark keepsake ornament, gift basket with bow
Stonewall Kitchen Holiday 2022 Salsa Collection Gift
Santa knows who’s naughty or nice, but Stonewall Kitchen knows how to handle sweets and spice. The Holiday 2022 Salsa Collection features three incredible flavors. There is a black bean salsa, a spicy corn relish, and a mango lime salsa. Each jar is 16 ounces. The collection comes in an elegant box decorated with mistletoe leaves.
Price at time of publish: $31.95
Includes: Black bean salsa, spicy corn relish, mango lime salsa
What to Look for in a Christmas Gift Basket
They say variety is the spice of life, well the same is true for gift baskets. Variety really elevates a gift basket from good to great. Well-rounded gift baskets could include foods like meats, crackers, cheeses, candies, nuts, and fruit mixes.
Even if you select a specialty gift basket, you can look for variety. For example, if you’re sending someone a Christmas cookie basket, you can look for different flavors or types of cookies. There could be decorated sugar cookies, gingerbread men, peppermint cookies, or chocolate-covered Oreos.
When it comes to Christmas gifts, festive wrapping or ribbons are classic decorations. Gift baskets can also wear a bit of Christmas flair. Whether it’s all wrapped up in a bow or neatly arranged in an appealing basket with thematic filling, presentation is the cherry on top of any gift. Many premade gift baskets are known for their beautiful aesthetics.
Reviewing shipping information before purchasing a gift online is vital. There will be information about delivery date estimates, tracking links, instructions for receiving the basket, and if the basket is being shipped with ice packs for optimal freshness.
What goes into a Christmas gift basket?
Gift baskets are incredibly diverse, just about anything can go in them. Classic basket options for Christmastime can include candy canes, hot cocoa mix, peppermint bark, cookies, chocolate-covered nuts, gingerbread, popcorn, candies, dried meats, cheeses, and yogurt-covered pretzels.
When should I send a Christmas gift basket?
Sooner is better than later. Many companies offer gift basket pre-orders starting in late October or early November. You’ll want to order as soon as you can to get the gift delivered on time and leave wiggle room for unexpected delays. Sites will let you know shipping time estimates or let you choose a specific delivery date.
Can I customize a Christmas gift basket?
Many gift baskets are customizable in one way or another. The most common type of customization comes in the form of greeting cards or ribbons and bows. Some will let you add on presents or additional candies, some will let you pick a certain element (such as a type of wine). There are even gift baskets that allow you to fully customize the contents or request a certain name written on the basket. Be sure to explore the sites to see if you can put a personal touch on the gift.
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Allison Wignall takes gift-giving very seriously. She loves searching for the right basket of goodies to send to friends and family during the holidays. With a strong affinity for all things peppermint, she looks forward to holiday treats every year. Her work has been featured in publications including Southern Living, Food & Wine, and Travel + Leisure.