It seems every day of the year is dedicated to celebrating something, or someone, different. Whether it’s a former president, a country’s independence, a birthday, an anniversary, or one of those days when you’re supposed to eat a specific food to show your appreciation for it (March 14June 4, and the third Sunday in July are just some of my many favorites) — they never end! Then there are those days when you’re thinking of a loved one and want to send them a gift, just because.

Whatever your reason for giving, let us help you pick out a gift basket they’ll love, no matter what day it is.

Best gift basket full of cheese, meat, crackers, sweets and more surrounded by the same items and two bottles of wine.

Elegant Gold Wine Gift Basket

rope basket comes filled to the brim with everything one would need for a cocktail party or picnic, or an elegant night home with a loved one. Picture yourself sitting on your terrace or veranda or porch — or, if in Hawaii, your lanai — with a spread of salami, cheese, a fig cheese spread, mixed nuts, stuffed olives, dried fruit, crackers, and smoked salmon…even a chocolate cake! Toast the evening with a glass of cabernet sauvignon or sauvignon blanc — a bottle of each comes with this gift. And when you’re all done, just take the basket to the market and fill it back up.

best gift basket assortment with a basket full of savory snacks next to a bottle of wine.

Front Porch Perfection Artisan Gift Assortment

Just by its name, it’s easier to envision yourself on a porch enjoying this gift than the prior one. Although, we’re not sure what will happen if you indulge on the two salamis, four cheeses, roasted artichokes, bottle of Royal Crest Red blend, among the other goodies, on your back porch, but we’re pretty sure it’ll totally be worth the risk.

Best gift baskets full of chocolate treats and snacks.

Chocolate Treats Gift Basket

This gift basket is what happens when Willy Wonka goes to Medford, Oregon, and creates a basket filled with the finest chocolates. No golden ticket needed to partake in seven different chocolate treats: two types of chocolate popcorn, mini mints, two kinds of truffles, malt balls, and chocolate-covered pretzels. These chocolates are so good, a Whangdoodle would eat 10 of these baskets for breakfast and come galloping back for a second helping.

Best gift basket full of Italian inspired savory food items and two bottles of wine.

Italian Inspirations Gift Basket

Sure, this one looks more like a crate, but semantics aside, what’s inside are ingredients to put together a sumptuous Italian meal, such as a delicious pasta puttanesca. Get your mangia started with bruschetta, olives, and salami. And what would Italian food be without wine? Blasphemy, that’s what. Luckily for you, the Italian Inspirations Gift Basket comes with a bottle of pinot gris and merlot.

Best gift basket full of three bags of soup mixes and a box of crackers sitting next to a bowl of soup.

Soup Gift Basket

For some reason, throughout history, the number three has always been a magic number. And soup, somehow, has magical healing powers, allegedly being able to cure the common cold. Maybe that’s why there are three soup mixes in this gift basket? Unleash the powers of chicken noodle, chicken chili, and potato corn chowder.

Best gift basket full of sweet and savory snacks surrounded by the same items on plates and platters.

Deluxe Everyday Sharing Gift Basket

Sharing is caring, so whoever sends this gift cares to the max! And with there being enough treats in here to feed a small army, the recipient may want to be just as generous and invite you over for some sweet 60-layer baklava, raspberry galettes, and chocolate decadence cake, or savory Thuringer sausage and sharp cheddar cheese.

Best gift basket full of fruit, cheese and other savory snacks.

Grand Signature Gift Basket

All of Harry & David’s greatest hits are in one place: juicy pears, artisanal cheese, pepper and onion relish, charcuterie, lots of salty snacks, and more.

Best gift basket full of English muffins and other breakfast items surrounded by similar items on plates and platters.

Breakfast Entertainer Basket

Perhaps the best reason to want to wake up early in the morning, the Breakfast Entertainer Basket offers everything but the show tunes.


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Jason Stahl is an Emmy Award winner who has reported on just about everything from the future of terrorism to North Korean tourism and why Las Vegas is great for kids. He’s interviewed countless personalities from Gene Simmons to Common to Sir Richard Branson. He’s held editorships at WONDERLUST, SPIN, Google, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, MSN News, NBC Sports and Centennial Media. Stahl’s the co-author of 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Everything: Duct Tape, Airport Security, Your Body, Sex in Space… And More. The aspiring deli man lives with his wife and son in Jersey City Heights where he operates Hank Schwartz’s Delicatessen & Appetizing.

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