29 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 basket ideas 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, gift baskets like this have something for every taste.
For the Celebrant: Champagne and Truffles Gift Basket
Life is full of celebratory moments. Raise a glass to an engagement, new home, promotion or other special moment with this champagne and truffles gift basket. Treats galore—like French truffles, key lime cookies and chocolate caramel grahams—complement a bottle of the good stuff. A sleek leather basket adds to the luxe feel. Cheers!
For the Budding Barista: Coffee Collection Box
They no longer have to go to 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 coffee subscription boxes for a longer-term treat.
For the Carb Lover: Pasta Kit
The tastiest way to tell your favorite food lover that you’re thinking of them. This pasta kit has everything they need for tasty, creative pasta nights, sourced from around Italy. They’ll receive capricci and manfredi lunghi pasta, along with two sauces, spices and tomatoes. There’s even a tote bag they can use on their grocery run to pick up whatever extra ingredients they need.
For the Social Conscious: Feed Your Soul Cookie Box
We love a gift that gives back. And the Feed Your Soul Bakery mission is as simple as a good ol’ fashioned cookie: one item purchased = one meal donated. This favorite assortment cookie box is a sweet way to share the love, featuring a dozen individually wrapped treats. Dig into flavors like cocoa loco, show me the honey and nutty by nature.
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 Luxe: Caviar Gift Set
Okay, we get it. You have nice tastes. Indulge your love of the finer things with this caviar gift set, which provides everything you need to have a very sophisticated meal. You can select from eight different types of caviar, paired with crème fraîche and gourmet blini, along with two caviar spoons. Keep it on hand for a classy happy hour or picnic, or surprise your friend who has the most gourmet tastes.
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. This is one of the best Harry & David gifts because there are plenty more tasty surprises within the basket, which is elegant enough to be repurposed.
For the Midwesterner: Bloody Mary Gift Box
Go big or go home—with your Bloody Mary’s, at least. This cocktail kit comes with a spicy Bloody Mary mixture and a savory selection to serve alongside it, including three types of cheese and dry-cured salami. Our pro tip? Do Wisconsinites proud and make an elaborate Bloody Mary with sausage, cheese and your other favorite pairings as tasty garnishes.
For the Nibbler: Farmhouse Gourmet Food Crate
You can’t go wrong with gourmet food gift baskets. 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. You can choose to have it delivered in a wooden crate or a 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
Some gift baskets 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 Jetsetter: Atlas Coffee Club Legendary Destinations Gift Set
If your loved one can’t travel, gift the next best thing. This 4-in-1 set from Atlas Coffee includes mini 4-ounce bags from Jamaica, Hawaii, Indonesia and Yemen. These best-of-the-best coffees allow your giftee to set sail on a “bucket list” exploration of coffee from around the world. A pamphlet with tasting notes (plus postcards from each destination) completes the experience.
For the One Who Likes to Level-Up the Basics: Market-Inspired Gift Box
These artisan goods are a gift box filled with all the trappings you’d expect from a gourmet market. There’s crunchy granola and almond butter to top your morning yogurt or oatmeal, along with pantry staples like olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sweet pepper pesto and fig jam to add some extra pizazz to your wintry meals. The almonds and Arbequina olives are great to snack on while you’re preparing dinner.
For the Sweet Tooth: Savory, Salty and Sweet Gift Crate
No matter the occasion, you can’t go wrong in satisfying a sweet tooth. Better yet, add salty and savory treats to the mix with this all-in-one gift crate from Olive & Cocoa. Gift baskets like these include 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 for the bread baker in your life. Drizzle the accompanying Champagne vinegar on your salads or even in your 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 a 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. Discover more cozy soup gift baskets.
For the Feminist: Female Founders Food Collection
Celebrate the female rockstars in your life with this gift box of food from female founders. This collection of gourmet treats will keep you satiated from morning to night, with granola and sourdough for energizing breakfasts and different types of pasta for your post-work Netflix. There are also plenty of snacks and some banana bread mix. All of the treats are from food creators who are running emerging brands, so you’ll be enjoying tasty treats and supporting tomorrow’s foodie leaders.
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 mindfulness 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 snack pack 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 Netflix Watchers: Movie Night Gift Bundle
Your favorite Netflix show is just begging to be paired with a bucket of buttery popcorn. Give your giftee a more elevated way of enjoying their go-to series snack with this aptly named movie night bundle. It comes with a giant ceramic bowl embossed with “popcorn” on the front—a huge upgrade from the microwave bag—and four gourmet seasoning blends from Chicago’s Spice House to sprinkle on top.
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. Your pal with dietary restrictions will love these gluten-free gift baskets.
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 and scoop.
Additional research contributed by Molly Allen, Taste of Home contributing writer