Christmas and Hannukkah are fast approaching and will be here before you know it. If you’re thinking of sending someone a gift basket this season, here’s a few ideas to get you started.
Gift basket companies prepare and plan months in advance so that you don’t have to. Most have a great assortment of Christmas, Hannukkah and New Years baskets, and we’re pretty sure, there’s something to suit every taste. But what are some favorites?
1. Gingerbread cookies.
These types of beautiful baskets are full of both sweet and savory treats. If the person you’re buying for loves things like chocolate chip cookies, chocolate truffles, roasted almonds, toffee and more, then a basket with both sweet and savory treats is a perfect match.
These often come with keepsake containers full of yummy goodness. Inside you’ll find things like hot chocolate, shortbread and chocolate chip cookies. And the best part is you can keep the containers and use them over and over.
2. Gift boxes.
Chevron striped gift boxes filled with sugar cookies, chocolate pretzels, caramel popcorn, Lindt and Ghirardelli chocolates, and maybe even some gourmet coffee. Perfect for sharing but we won’t tell if you keep it all for yourself!
3. Coffee Lovers.
These types of lovely baskets are generally designed with some rich, flavorful coffee beans and Mocha-type drink mixes or hot chocolate. They are often complemented with an assortment of chocolates, jelly beans, caramels, crackers and cookies.
4. Pine and Berries
These large decorative baskets hold treats for everyone! You’ll find sweets like Lindt chocolates, cocoa, caramel popcorn, or chocolate mints and earthy or savory snacks like smoked salmon, cashews, honey, and even more.
If you have a maple lover to buy for, you’ll absolutely love these kinds of baskets or boxes. Maple cookies, maple syrup, maple peanuts, maple popcorn, fudge and almonds. Maple everything!
6. Kosher Gift Baskets.
For friends celebrating Hannukkah, you can often find baskets with a selection of delicious (certified) kosher foods. Some of the tasty treats include butter peanut crunch, peppermint puff candies, fruit jellies, baked pita chips, chocolate biscotti, almonds, and sometimes even a Toblerone chocolate bar.
7. Gluten Free Gift Baskets.
For gluten sensitive people, or those trying to avoid gluten, gluten free baskets are a perfect gift idea. Filled with treats such as blueberry and pomegranate snack mix, earl grey tea, chipotle pepper pretzel sticks, pistachio nuts or an almond cashew blend. All the fun, but without the gluten.
When you’re searching for the perfect basket, make sure you check the shipping and return policy for the company and see if they offer any “satisfaction guarantees”.
And to be sure your order arrives before Christmas, don’t leave ordering until the last minute! The sooner you order, the sooner your delivery will arrive and won’t get lost in the holiday madness!