Fall gifts have been typecast. People typically picture bold-colored fruits and vegetables— plentiful with gourds — all nestled in a wicker cornucopia.
But fall gifts, like autumn itself, can be so much more. Whether in a basket, crate, or box, or it can hang or be filled, our top gift choices for fall 2023 all have elegant design and endless imagination.
9 best fall gifts
For the sweet-toothed lover of all things autumn
Finally, a pumpkin that doesn’t need carving and is already stuffed with treats. The Pumpkin-Shaped Gift Basket is loaded with countless, irresistible snacks, making it easy for anyone within noshing range to bounce from autumnal treat to autumnal treat: classic caramel Moose Munch Popcorn, pumpkin spice loaf cake, cranberry orange loaf cake, pumpkin cookies, gingerbread sandwich cookies, paradise dried fruit mix, and more.
For the sports fan who needs to up their snack game
Some football fans just grab whatever they see in the supermarket munchies aisle. You can show them what they’re missing by sending them the Hometeam Snack Box. They’ll watch this season’s games skybox style with gourmet snacks that include Moose Munch Popcorn, an all-beef, football-shaped sausage, sharp white cheddar cheese, black bean and corn salsa, and more.
For those in need of seasonal serverware
Fall is the start of hearty fare season — soup being one of the season’s go-tos. To serve up such a meal with seasonal flair, opt for the Fall Owl Soup Bowls. Sculpted to look like owls (hence the name), these ceramic bowls, which come four to a set, are adorned with bright maple leaves and are perfect for soups and other hot dishes. I wonder if the aforementioned football sausage would fit in one of these bowls??? Anywho…
For the fruit lover who mourns the passing of summer
Some wait all year to savor peaches, cherries, strawberries, and other fruits of summer. Still, autumn, too, has its signature fruits. Aside from the countless varieties of apples, there’s the famous and classic Royal Riviera Pears. For over 85 years, these Southern Oregon-grown gourmet jewels have boasted a sweet flavor, a buttery texture, and extreme juiciness.
For the sweet-toothed pumpkin lover
At some point in recent history, pumpkin spice became the flavor of fall. And for even longer, cinnamon rolls have been a guilty pleasure dessert. Combine the two, and you get decadent, handcrafted Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls. They’re infused with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, ground cloves, brown sugar, and butter. Just pop them in the oven (ooh, that smell!) and then drizzle the icing on top.
For the Halloween gourmand
For the discriminating grownup who disdains drugstore candy but loves celebrating Halloween with upscale fare, the Simply Chocolate Grande Autumn Sweets Basket is sure to satisfy. Yes, it’s bursting with chocolate, but it’s also loaded with other grand treats. Selections include dark chocolate sea salt caramel popcorn, turbinado sugar & sea salt cashews, chocolate cherries, a dipped dried pineapple ring, dipped graham crackers, a milk chocolate acorn, dipped Oreos, a jumbo peanut butter cup, pecan patties, pumpkin pie almonds, and so much more.
For the friend who loathes an empty vase
A true flower lover pivots with the seasons, so supply the bloom buff in your life with the perfect autumnal arrangement. With its blazing orange tint, the Autumn Harvest Orange Mums channel both the season’s fiery leaves and hues of pumpkins too. (In fact, the accompanying metal burgundy planter is adorned with a rustic pumpkin design.)
For the Thanksgiving host
The biggest holiday for every American, Thanksgiving is practically autumn’s grand finale (though winter doesn’t officially arrive for a few more weeks). Get the Thanksgiving meal host who wants to serve guests in style the Fall Leaves Turkey Platter and the Fall Leaves Gravy Boat. Each piece in this matching ceramic set is decorated with hand-sculpted fall leaves, acorns, branches, and berries.
For the fall enthusiast who prefers their decor sans florals
Flowers, though, aren’t necessary to create a stunning centerpiece, as evidenced by the Harvest Pumpkin Centerpiece. This gift, which includes noble fir, western red cedar, incense cedar, safari sunset Leucadendron, and natural cinnamon sticks — all sprouting from a ceramic pumpkin — creates a visual and olfactory treat for any autumn aficionado.