Looking for a gift for the foodie in your life? Whether they’re a coffee snob, fromage fanatic, wannabe sommelier, or snack lover with a discerning palate, there are plenty of delightful baskets across the internet that could be theirs.
These are not your everyday gift baskets, mind you. They feature the best artisanal food that you can find. They'll wow the recipient and show them that you went the extra mile with supreme contents, including wine, coffee, chocolate, baked goods, fruit, and more.
We looked through the best of the best gourmet gift baskets, and this is what we found.
Wine Country Gift Baskets Classic Gift Basket
If you want to give someone a well-rounded and high-quality gift basket, look no further. This delectable selection from a variety of vendors is lovingly crafted by Wine Country Gift Baskets. It includes a variety of savory and sweet treats, like lemon cakes, smoked Gouda cheese, milk chocolate truffle balls, bacon habanero bites, and more packaged in a stylish basket.
Price at time of publish: $90
Includes: Soft nougat fruit and nut bites, hot honey crunch mix, lemon cakes, puff pastries, sticky toffee, white chocolate truffles, milk chocolate truffle balls, madeleine cake, shortbread cookies, smoked Gouda cheese spread, pesto olive tapenade, cream crackers with onion, sun-dried tomato and cheese baguettes, bruschetta Italian toast, bacon habanero bites, olives, and more
Oakville Grocery Coffee On The Vineyard Gift Set
For the coffee fiend, this beautiful assortment from Napa’s Oakville Grocery is just the thing. It includes butter shortbread cookies, a bag of syrah coffee beans, a classic white diner mug, and a bag of mixed dried berries. It’s an elegant coffee break with sweet snacks, plus a trip to Napa all at once.
Price at time of publish: $80
Includes: Butter shortbread cookies, syrah roast coffee beans, white mug, mixed fruit blend
Melissa's Produce Exotic Fruit Gift Basket
There are plenty of fruit baskets out there, some more exciting than others. For one that will blow the recipient away, go with the Exotic Fruit Gift Basket from Melissa’s Produce. It’s fresh, juicy, colorful, and frankly blows most other fruit baskets out of the water. This 8-pound treasure may include Asian pears, blood oranges, feijoas, kiwis, kumquats, persimmons, pomegranates, sapotes, tamarillos, lychees, passion fruit, specialty bananas, strawberry papayas, cherimoyas, baby pineapples, pepino melons, mangos, starfruit, or coconuts.
Price at time of publish: $105
Includes: Asian pears, blood oranges, feijoas, kiwis, kumquats, persimmons, pomegranates, sapotes, tamarillos, lychees, passion fruit, specialty bananas, strawberry papayas, cherimoyas, baby pineapples, pepino melons, mangoes, starfruit, coconuts (all subject to availability)
Cochon Butcher Petit Cajun Grilling Dinner
Cochon is a James Beard Award-winning restaurant and butcher shop in New Orleans known for its salami, handmade sausage, and mortadella. This box of grilling essentials serves six to eight people and includes 1 pound of Cajun chaurice, 1 pound of boudin, two smoked all-natural pork chops, and one jar of Cochon Abita Beer Whole Grain Mustard—perfect for the carnivore gourmet.
Price at time of publish: $130
Includes: Four links of chaurice, four links of boudin, two smoked pork chops, one jar of cochon Abita beer whole grain mustard
Mouth Dark Chocolate Deliciousness Box
For the die-hard chocolate fan, the Dark Chocolate Deliciousness Box from Mouth is a must. It features bars from star chocolatiers across the United States, including Dandelion, Woodblock Chocolate, Goodnow Farms, and more. They can be happily and mindlessly enjoyed, but are also a delightful exploration of terroir by way of single-origin chocolate.
Price at time of publish: $98
Includes: Hacienda azul 70% by Dandelion Chocolate, Costa Rica 80% dark chocolate bar by French Broad Chocolates, Dominican Republic 75% dark chocolate bar made Videri, Madagascar Sambirano single-origin chocolate bar by Woodblock Chocolate, Madagascar 75% dark chocolate bar by Twenty-Four Blackbirds, rum 77% dark chocolate bar by Goodnow Farms, raw chocolate truffle bar by Mouth
Crate Joy Hardcover Cook Quarterly Box for Cookbook Lovers
This one isn’t so much a one-and-done gift basket as it is a quarterly subscription box featuring cookbooks. Still, if you know someone who wants to step into the world of home cooking, it’s a great gift to consider. The Hardcover Cook Quarterly Box includes a cookbook and curated specialty ingredients to go with it. There are four types of boxes available–the Omnivore (with international recipes), Essentials (for everyday cooking), Vegetarian (without any meat), and Baking Box (self-explanatory).
Price at time of publish: $98 per box
Includes: Cookbook and specialty ingredients
“I dare you NOT to find the perfect gift basket at Cratejoy. In fact, I double dare you. Now you have to do it.” – Kysha Harris, Editor News & Features
Harry & David Moose Munch Premium Popcorn Deluxe Tin
Moose Munch popcorn is said to have gone through more than 160 recipe attempts to get a winning formula. It’s sweet, crunchy, caramelly, a little salty, and hard to stop snacking on. This assortment includes a range of Moose Munch in various kinds of chocolate, caramel, and more, all in a decorative tin.
Price at time of publish: $65
Includes: Moose Munch premium popcorn, six bags (milk chocolate, dark chocolate, classic caramel, milk chocolate-covered, dark chocolate-covered, milk chocolate s’mores)
Daniel's Boulud Kitchen French Sweets Gift Box
Daniel Boulud is a chef and owner of seven New York City restaurants with six others across the world. This delicate box of pastries from his restaurant Daniel Boulud Kitchen includes four traditional French lemon madeleines, four cannelés de Bordeaux, 18 pâte de fruits, and 12 seasonal gluten-free macarons—a trip to France by way of pastry.
Price at time of publish: $140
Includes: 12 assorted macarons, four madeleines, four cannelé, one lemon pound cake, one chocolate bar
iGourmet Italian Treasures Gift Box
Looking to delight the Italian food fanatic of the group? Look no further. The Italian Treasures Gift Box at iGourmet has just about everything they could want, aside from a plane ticket to Italy. Fifteen regions of the country are represented in the box, from Tuscany to Abruzzi to Umbria. Enjoy aged Parmigiano Reggiano, Sicilian tomato sauce, Italian roast coffee, fragrant Puglian pasta, torrone, acacia honey from Tuscany, Genovese pesto, and more.
Price at time of publish: $200
Includes: Parmigiano-Reggiano stravecchio, boschetto al tartufo bianchetto, piave, sliced speck, SiGi marmalade, coppi pasta, Genovese pesto, Sicilian tomato sauce, 100% Italiano extra virgin olive oil, three-leaf balsamic vinegar, Forteto acacia honey, Italian roast coffee, Italian chocolate bar, Umbria vegetable tapenade, torrone, cheese serving knife
Wine Country Gift Baskets Dom Perignon Champagne Gift Basket
It’s hard to beat Champagne, especially from a producer as iconic as Dom Perignon. This basket includes a bottle of Dom paired with snacks, such as Godiva white chocolate truffles, Hammond's lemon cakes, Lille chocolate cookie thins, Le Preziose blackberry and raspberry fruit jellies, and Ghirardelli milk and white chocolate caramel squares. It’s luxe, tasty, and crowd-pleasing. Even if the person you’re sending it to doesn’t happen to love Champagne enough to drink it casually, this bottle is nice, so it can be saved for the next special occasion.
Price at time of publish: $495
Includes: Dom Perignon, nougat and fruit bites, Choco Voglia cream-filled truffles, hot honey crunch mix, Godiva milk chocolate truffles, lemon cakes, smoked Gouda cheese spread, Monica's brownie cookies, Poshi artichokes (basil and thyme), cherry strudel, Lille chocolate cookie thins, vanilla fudge with sea salt, sesame crackers, Dolcezze & Sapori taralli Italian pretzels with olive oil
iGourmet A Taste of France Collection
Paris, and France in general, is often considered an epicenter of luxury, so if you want to give a truly indulgent treat to someone you love, consider the Taste of France Collection by iGourmet. This basket includes aged cheeses, dried meats, olives, crackers, jams, shortbread cookies, and more. It makes for a stunning and well-rounded spread.
Price at time of publish: $90
Includes: Agour Ossau-Iraty cheese, aged Mimolette cheese, Buche de Chevre cheese, Saucisson Sec Aux Herbes de Provence, Jambon Sec, purple fig jam, olives, cornichons in white wine vinegar, dijon mustard, whole wheat mini toasts, crispy French waffle crackers, French shortbread cookies
Sugarfina 20 Piece Pre-Set Candy Trunk
This candy trunk is the definition of a sweet treat. Sugarfina packs 20 candy-filled cubes in a gorgeous sky blue trunk, with each cube containing incredible candies that range in flavor, style, and appearance. There are gummy bears made with real Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne, caramels dipped in premium chocolate with a candy shell coating, and birthday cake-flavored cookie bites, to name a few. It’s an incredible set.
Price at time of publish: $200
Includes: Dom Perignon Champagne bears, birthday cake cookie bites, baby butterfly gummies, watermelon slices, strawberry daiquiri gummies, robin’s egg caramels, magic mango gummies, heavenly sours, ice cream cone gummies, island pineapple gummies, sparkle pops, dark chocolate sea salt caramels, baby whale gummies, apple frog gummies, long-stem rose gummies, bubbly bears, rosé bears, peach bellini gummies, champagne bubbles, rosé rose gummies
Di Bruno Bros. Legends of Cheese Collection
Given that people say “cheese” when smiling for a photo, it’s no surprise that cheese makes people happy. This gift basket from the Di Bruno Bros. would make any cheese lover downright ecstatic by way of the best of the best, including Parmigiano-Reggiano and Marcel Petite Comte among other legendary cheeses.
The set also comes with jam, crostini, a cheese knife, a cheese board, and a chocolate bar. If you want to go above and beyond, there are additional gifts you can add to the basket, such as a card, Asian pears, or more knives.
Price at time of publish: $125
Includes: Marcel Petite Comte, manchego, Gouda, Parmigiano-Reggiano, imported jam, crostini, Boska mini cheese knife, wooden cheese board, pistachio ginger chocolate bar
Cheryl’s Best of Buttercream Cookie Boxes
Who doesn’t love a good cookie? Cheryl’s is well known in the baking world, and for good reason. Its Best of Buttercream Cookie Boxes include many of its best-sellers, ranging from orange citrus to salted caramel chocolate to wedding cake and beyond. The boxes are available in 12, 24, 32, 72, or 100 total cookies. Each one is individually wrapped, making this a great choice for a party or business event.
Price at time of publish: $37
Includes: Buttercream frosted cut-out cookies, buttercream frosted key lime white chip cookies, buttercream frosted orange citrus cookies, fudge buttercream frosted chocolate cookies, strawberry buttercream frosted sugar cookies, buttercream frosted salted caramel chocolate cookies, buttercream frosted lemon burst cookies, buttercream frosted wedding cake cookies, buttercream frosted peanut butter buckeye cookies
Nuts.com Giant Gourmet Gift Basket
Nuts and snack mixes are fantastic for picnics, road trips, home bars, backyard barbecues, and movie marathons. If you want to thank a host or bring great snacks to a get-together, consider the Giant Gourmet Gift Basket from Nuts.com. It features a wealth of roasted nuts, tasty popcorns, dried fruits, chocolates, crackers, and even honey. It’s a nicely diverse basket that has something for everyone.
Price at time of publish: $150
Includes: Roasted and salted mixed nuts, roasted and salted pistachios, dark chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, Turkish figs, roasted and salted cashews, roasted and salted almonds, chocolate-covered sunflower seeds, jumbo gourmet buttercrunch, caramel-coated popcorn, monkey munch, dark chocolate-covered cherries, chocolate-covered espresso bean mix, honey mustard pretzel pieces, dried fruit mix, gourmet honey, gourmet strawberry preserves, gourmet crackers, gourmet chocolate
1-800 Baskets Wintry Warmer Tea Gift Tray
There is something so peaceful and charming about a good cup of tea, and this gift basket features everything for a classic tea party: green and black tea bags, strawberry jam shortbread, honey, strawberry preserves, and even a green stoneware teapot for brewing. It’s all packaged in a nice, reusable white-washed tray.
Price at time of publish: $60
Includes: Green embossed stoneware teapot, mint tea shortbread, Republic of Tea açai green superfruit tea, English breakfast tea bags, Harry & David strawberry jam shortbread, honey, strawberry preserves, white wash tray
Frog Hollow Farm Organic Fruit Conserve Collection - 5 Pack
Jams and jellies are great on toast, crackers, biscuits, tarts, scones, cookies, and more. Frog Hollow Farm has a delicious fruit conserve collection consisting of five 8-ounce jars, with flavors such as apricot, nectarine, plum-blueberry, nectarine-plum, and peach. Please note that certain flavors are subject to availability and may be substituted to a different flavor. Either way, it is sure to be tasty.
Price at time of publish: $85
Includes: 5 jars of fruit conserve, 8 ounces each (apricot, nectarine, plum-blueberry, nectarine-plum, peach)
GourmetGiftBaskets New England Breakfast Gift Basket Classic
Few gifts are more heartfelt than breakfast in bed. If a loved one is far away, though, consider sending them a breakfast gift basket instead. Take the New England Breakfast gift basket, which includes pancake mix, maple syrup from New Hampshire, blueberry jam from Maine, and coffee to boot.
Price at time of publish: $70
Includes: Farmhouse pancake mix, maple syrup, traditional scone mix, blueberry jam, sampler tea chest, breakfast coffee blend, wooden crate
Bite Society Very Vegan Gift Basket
Vegans avoid a lot of common ingredients, which can sometimes make it a challenge to find a good food gift. Luckily, the Bite Society has this Very Vegan Gift Basket filled with vegan-friendly snacks and treats, including Ethiopian coffee, strawberry pinot noir jam, potato chips, lemon drops, and even vegan lime-coconut cookies. The packaging is eye-catching and fun, and several of the tins as well as the gray basket can be reused, too.
Price at time of publish: $149
Includes: Ethiopian coffee, granola, Irish breakfast tea, tortas, strawberry pinot noir jam, potato chips, spicy nuts, lemon drops, vegan lime-coconut cookies
GourmetGiftBaskets Gluten Free Gift Basket Classic
Those with gluten-intolerances or gluten-free diets deserve edible gift baskets, too. This jam-packed basket is all gluten-free and covers a large variety of treats. There are candies, cookies, trail mixes, crackers, jerky, and tea, all without that pesky gluten factor.
Price at time of publish: $75
Includes: Parmesan crisps, honey and lemon hard candy, assorted fruit hard candies, double chocolate chip cookies, almond cashew clusters with pumpkin seeds, blueberry pomegranate trail mix crunch, gluten-free sea salt crackers, cracked pepper turkey jerky, Earl Grey tea
What to Look for in a Gourmet Gift Basket
If you really want to wow someone when you give them a gift, then it’s not just about the contents–it’s about the overall presentation. Whether it’s all wrapped up in a bow or neatly arranged in an appealing basket, presentation is the cherry on top of any gift. Many premade gift baskets are known for their beautiful presentations.
Digging through a gift basket and discovering the goodies inside is just as fun as enjoying the treats themselves. Variety really elevates a gift basket from good to great. Well-rounded gift baskets could include dried meats, cheeses, gourmet snacks, 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 chocolate lover’s basket, you can look for different flavors or types of chocolates. There could be salted caramel chocolate bars, milk chocolate-covered popcorn, double fudge brownies, dark chocolate mints, etc.
Nothing is worse than a stale cookie, especially when it’s supposed to be a gift to someone—that’s why freshness is so important when it comes to perishable gift baskets. Typically, fresh baked goods are made only a day or two before being wrapped up and shipped in a gift basket. With next day or same-day shipping, your goods should still arrive fresh and tasty. Keep an eye out for shipping expectations when ordering.
How are gift baskets shipped?
Each retailer will have a different shipping process. That said, most gift baskets with perishable items are often shipped with ice packs or on refrigerated trucks within a few days of ordering.
Additionally, most baskets come in some form of, well, basket. Wicker or woven baskets are common, but other options include wooden boxes or plastic tubs. Items may be nestled among package filling (like crinkle paper) or individually wrapped to ensure freshness and cleanliness.
What are the most popular types of gift baskets?
There is an incredible variety of gift baskets available. Popular gift baskets include snacks and foods, wine and cheese, gourmet candies and chocolate, holiday-themed sets, spa care, or a mix of items.
How can I customize a gift basket?
Many retailers allow customizable options. Some may let you swap out a few items for something else, add on extras, include a personalized gift message, or even embroider names onto items. Check for customization options in your online order.
Why Trust The Spruce Eats?
Writer and professional eater Christine Clark is an avid sharer and enjoyer of all things delicious. Her love languages are food and gift-giving. She has a cheese podcast, a fridge that is always too full, and a very lived-in kitchen.
Allison Wignall, who updated this article, is a writer who focuses on food and travel. During her globetrotting she has tasted some of the sweetest confections–from macarons in Paris to fresh gourmet chocolates in Ecuador. Her work has been featured in publications, such as Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, and Southern Living.