50 Bountiful Gift Baskets of Food We Actually Want to Eat

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Updated on December 04, 2023

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Gift baskets have a bad reputation as an impersonal gift. It’s too bad because gift baskets can make great gifts if they are made and selected thoughtfully. We searched the market to find the most quality gift baskets out there out of the thousands to choose from to make sure you don’t send a basket full of stale crackers and some kind of weird jam. No matter whether you’re shopping for your best friend or a random coworker, there’s a great gift basket on this list that is the perfect choice for this holiday season.

Harry & David is our go-to for the ultimate holiday gift basket. This one is perfect for the whole family. It's filled with sweet and savory snacks to satisfy all the tastebuds.

Need a toughtful coworker gift? This treat tower is just the thing. Packed up in keepsake boxes, this is sure to make any team member merry.

Treat the chocolate lovers in your life to this Ghirardelli bin filled with hot chocolate, snacks and more. Plus, you'll love the affordable price tag.

For those who focus on their health even during the holiday season, a fruit basket is the ideal gift, This one comes with an assortment of fresh, seasonal fruit, plus some extra goodies for those with a sweeter tooth.

Know someone who's entertaining out of town guests? This breakfast tote will be much appreciated when they have to feed a crowd on Christmas morning.

This abundant bakery basket is a thoughtful two-for-one. The baked goods and jam are sure to be a hit, and the cloth basket is the gift they can use for holidays to come.

Take a coffee tour of the world with this set that offers a handpicked selection of the globe's finest microlot coffees. With its expert curation, detailed tasting notes, and brewing advice, this gift provides an unmatched coffee-tasting experience, making it the ideal present for discerning coffee aficionados.

Send love to Maui with this quality box of chewy candies. Featuring 18 different flavors from lilikoi (passionfruit) to papaya to Maui sweet pineapple wine.

The best gift boxes deliver not just tasty treats, but a special experience as well. This box contains pancake and waffle mix, Maine maple syrup, blueberry jam, cinnamon bun mix, and a bag of ground coffee — basically everything you need for a decadent breakfast.

Whether your giftee left their heart in the Windy City or are just looking to take a taste vacation there, this box comes with some of Chicago’s best culinary exports. While it would be hart to put an Italian beef sandwich in a box, there are jars of hot giardiniera, sport peppers, and Chicago sauce, as well as spicy sopressata, Baye’s Mix popcorn, chocolate shortbread, and celery salt.

$145

All chefs know that a well-stocked pantry can mean the difference between whipping up a killer meal and pulling up the delivery app. This box has artisans ingredients from a variety of small-batch makers, like Sfoglini saffron pasta, Wilder Condiments sweet & hot mustard, Mr. Bing chili crisp, and Korean gochujang sauce.

Brightland has made big waves in the olive oil market for the artfully designed bottles that double as kitchen decor (and the olive oil inside isn’t too shabby either). This capsule has a few of this brand’s favorite items like a raw champagne vinegar, California orange blossom honey, and an Arbequina olive oil with a brushed gold spout for easy pouring.

It can be so easy to get stuck in a cooking rut, using the same spices that are familiar and comfortable. A box of 12 mixed spices and rubs (each in convenient 1-ounce jars) can be just the thing to help open up your culinary world.

Even though nothing in this box is ready-to-eat as it comes, it can unlock a future of delicious, vanilla-scented flavor. This kit comes with almost everything you need to make delicious homemade vanilla extract, including premium Madagascar vanilla beans.

A box of Christmas cookies is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, but who has time to bake and decorate all those confections? The holiday cookie box from Williams-Sonoma comes with 27 festive cookies in various merry shapes and colors.

We all love to grab a nice matcha on the go, but that leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to the ceremony of making the perfect matcha tea. This kit guides you through the time-honored method and includes the necessary tools: a bamboo whisk and measuring spoon and a handblown double-walled glass bowl.

Gift boxes full of cheese, crackers, and charcuterie are nothing new but Boarderie’s appeal is that their boxes arrive fully assembled and ready to eat. The box is assembled by chefs and sealed for freshness with all cheeses and meats sliced for immediate snacking.

Some of the best chefs and culinary leaders around the world are women. Celebrate these fiercely creative culinarians with this food collection that contains things like the OG granola from Stellar Granola and a jar of green and yellow heirloom tomatoes from Tomato Bliss, a woman-owned company based in Michigan.

$115

What’s the old adage about teaching a man to fish? Teach one of your friends how to make handmade tortillas with this awesome gift box that contains heirloom corn masa (one each of blue and white) as well as a cute tortilla press.

The Brits are known for their love of tea, and no tea time would be complete without an accompanying snack. This snack box from World Market is full of the best snacks the UK has to offer, like shortbread and digestive biscuits.

Who says a gift basket has to be in a basket? Why not a more useful and attractive tote? This gift basket offers tasty treats like coffee, nuts, and jerky (all made in California) wrapped up in a US-made canvas market tote that’s perfect for farmer’s market hauls.

Louisiana-based gift basket company The Basketry has been crafting great gift baskets for years. This box is like a taste of New Orleans, including beignet mix from the famous Cafe Du Monde.

Who doesn’t love a fresh soft pretzel? This gift box by Eastern Standard Provisions comes with a variety of fluffy, delicious pretzels as well as hand crafted salts for topping.

You don’t need to book a flight to New York City to enjoy a Reuben from this Manhattan landmark. With everything you need to make four full sandwiches (plus you’ll have some leftover ingredients to make your own creations).

This gift box comes with 10lbs of the best citrus available at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. You can also add on a bottle of wine (if you live in certain, select states).

$85.99

Featuring five different types of bacon, plus a couple of bacon scones and a bacon cheddar spread, this bacon lover’s gift basket is good for bacon enthusiasts and casual admirers alike.

For the person who has everything, consider this olive-centric gift box featuring a 3L jug of olive oil from a small family farm in Puglia, Italy, as well as a handmade ceramic refillable olive oil carafe. Along with this physical gift is also a symbolic adoption of an olive tree from the same grove as the jug and information about the farm and farmer.

Wine gift baskets can feel dated, but this snack pack by Maker is full of tasty snacks by women-owned business to pair with the thoughtfully sourced wines. Each pack comes with 2 cans (about 2 glasses) each of sparkling sauvignon blanc, rosé, and zinfandel.

$66.50

A great gift can be like a ray of sunshine in the middle of a cold winter. The Sunshine In A Box from small-batch gift basket company Mouth is exactly such a gift, with cheerful and bright snacks from artisans and quality makers.

LA-based Flamingo Estate offers flowers, bath products, and ingredients all sourced directly from the property. The Chef’s Kiss gift box has winter-harvested extra virgin olive oil, biointensive wildflower honey, and dark chocolate studded with black mission fig, orchard rosemary, and ginger.

The gorgeous gift tower from Williams-Sonoma is almost too pretty to eat. It features a tier of gift boxes filled with snacks like milk chocolate-covered pear, dried pineapple, lemon pepper corn nuts, and toffee pretzels.

Christina Tosi’s famous Milk Bar sells all their most popular treats in a sampler pack. It’s got all the good stuff from B’Day Cake Truffles to a slice of Milk Bar pie.

$151

The Pacific Pantry box from Knack is a taste of the Pacific Northwest and comes full of tasty treats from the West coast, including Stumptown coffee, preserved quince, and smoked salmon.

$100

Expert and novice bakers alike will love this quality gift box by Food52 has an assortment of essential baking tools and an apron with built-in pot holders.

Unless you’re lactose intolerant, you would have a hard time finding something not to like about this awesome gift box from Jasper Hill, featuring all their best cheese plus preserves and a set of cheese knives.

$124.95

It used to be that you had to travel to Maine to have a lobster roll from the famed McLoon’s Lobster Shack. Now, thanks to Goldbelly, you can send a gift basket with all the ingredients needed to recreate these legendary rolls at home.

If you’re lucky enough to be able to get away for a luxurious long weekend at Blackberry Farm, you’ll probably be sample most of these items during meals. If you can’t, you can get the next best thing with this pantry box featuring the best the property has to offer.

If you can’t be there in person to serve breakfast in bed, you can do the next best thing and gift this brunch basket which features everything you need for a luxurious morning.

The Movie Night gift basket from Palisades Canyon has everything you need for a fun movie night in with friends or family. It has both snacks and games, but the best part is the fun memories you’ll make.

Great, artisanal, hand-pulled noodles can be hard to find. With this gift box, there’s everything you need to master this complex cooking technique.

$108

This fun gift set provides an immersive culinary experience, perfectly tailored for foodies with its handpicked pizza-making essentials, from a chic wooden pizza cutter to gourmet spices and sauce. The detailed recipe book makes it a memorable gift that goes beyond the ordinary, turning a simple gift into a memorable evening.

This pasta starter kit combines the authenticity of Italian culinary traditions with the delight of gourmet exploration, making it a great gift for food lovers. The set includes artisan dried pasta, extra virgin olive oil, and a few premium sauces, like tomato sauce with ricotta and pecorino cheese.

The warmth and brightness of the holiday season is easily giftable with this gift box from Valerie Confections. The set includes the famous hot chocolate mix, a seasonal jam, assorted toffees, and chocolate bars.

Sure, anyone can pick up some fruit at their local grocery store. But this box comes with a mix of exotic fruits not likely found in your average fruit aisle. It also comes with a bonus bag of freeze dried topical fruit and a fun sticker sheet.

Not all gift boxes have to break the bank. This affordable box could make a great addition to another gift, or stand on its own. The box is filled with the farm’s famous goat milk caramels, which won two awards at the Fancy Food Show.

$79.99

Tinned fish has been trending lately, but it can be hard to know which ones to try. This box comes with a tasty selection that begs you to sample. Inside you can find smoked salmon in extra virgin olive oil, freshwater smoked trout with juniper and lemon thyme, and hake in green sauce, among others.

A box of gorgeous hand-painted chocolates never fails to make a great gift for the person who has everything. This box has all the best peanut butter flavors that Norman Love has to offer: PB&J, peanut butter cup, and peanut butter marshmallow.

A few luxurious handmade pantry ingredients can be the gift that keeps on giving as the recipient uses them throughout the year to add flavor to dishes of all kinds. This essential box from Kerber’s Farm features extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fig jam, and a sea alt blend from Kerber’s Farm on Long Island, New York.

$41.99

Exotic food fans will love this gift box that features specialty condiments and sauces from all corners of the globe. There’s a hot sauce by Zab’s, Umami Dashi soy sauce from Cabo, a spice and herb oil by Paro, and a spicy cherry tomato arrabbiata sauce.

A box of 18 macarons from Ladurée offers the elegance and sophistication of Parisian patisserie. Their delicate flavors, vibrant colors, and melt-in-your-mouth texture make them a delightful Christmas treat for anyone in your life.

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