In The Ultimate Gift Guide we’re bringing you all the best advice on gifting, whether you need something to share for the holidays, bring to an event, or gift just because!
You know you have that friend who’s a little too obsessed with food. You love them for all the amazing meals they share with you — from photo-perfect charcuterie boards to the most gorgeous cakes — so when it comes to finding the perfect holiday gift for them, the only question you might ask yourself is: Should I spring for a bottle of wine or a really nice chunk of Brie? But we ask: Why stop there?
Here are nine of our favorite Christmas gift baskets that any food-loving friend or family member will salivate over.
We found the perfect gift for your holiday hostess to turn any party from casual to elegantly delicious — especially if it’s paired with your favorite wine. The Deluxe Antipasto Assortment is full of tasty finger foods, including two different kinds of cheese and salami, olive oil and sea salt water crackers, and a fire-roasted bruschetta spread. Accompanied by nuts, almonds, and a beautiful bamboo board, this pre-dinner smorgasbord will surely get you invites to future holiday parties.
Make some spirits bright this holiday season with the perfect gift for your sommelier friend. This Winter Whimsy Wine Gift comes with two bottles of Harry & David wine: merlot and chardonnay. The latter won the silver medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. Both are cozied in decorative hats and scarves. Throw in dark chocolate truffles, milk chocolate-covered cherries and raspberry-filled shortbread cookies, and this gift will have everyone saying cheers to the holidays until after the new year.
After Christmas, the last thing anyone wants to do is cook a complicated meal, or any meal for that matter. This charming wooden Italian Inspirations Gift Basket is filled to the brim with everything they need to prepare a gourmet — not to mention filling — meal at home. Create a delicious Italian feast with garlic angel hair pasta, marinated mushrooms, Busseto Milano Italia dry salami, and much more. Whether paired with a bottle of wine or that strange beer your cousin gave you, this gift basket is the perfect blend of practical and delicious.
For the gourmand in your life that loves to show off their latest kitchen toys, the Magnetic Acacia Knife Block will look stunning on anyone’s countertop all covered in steel blades. Made from acacia wood, which is used in high-quality furniture, this block holds up to seven knives on each side. And because of its stability and weight, it doubles as a bookend. So put those cookbooks out on display, too. With this many knives out, we expect you to be slicing, dicing, mincing, and chopping from now through the new year.
Whether or not your foodie friend calls the Beaver State home, this gift gives them a delicious taste of Southern Oregon. This Rogue Valley Gift Box is packed with many of the region’s highest-quality and locally produced products, from Royal Verano® Pears, four varieties of cheeses from Rogue Creamery, including Crater Lake Blue® and Oregonzola Blue®, and a bottle of Harry & David 2020 Pinot Gris. Whoever receives this may just pack their bags and relocate to the Pacific Northwest.
You don’t need a hearth to enjoy this basket. The Classic Hearthside Gift Basket comes packed with Royal Riviera® Pears, gourmet snacks, and a variety of sweets from the Harry & David bakery, including baklava and a decadent chocolate cake. It all comes arranged in a beautiful basket and tied with a festive ribbon. If you need a larger gift, try the Deluxe Hearthside Gift Basket, Grand Hearthside Gift Basket, or Supreme Hearthside Gift Basket, which includes Rogue Creamery’s Smokey Blue® cheese and smoked salmon.
There’s luxury. Then there’s grand luxury. And that’s what this gift basket of delightful sweet and savory treats exudes. The Grand Luxury Comfort Gift Basket comes with smoked salmon, three kinds of cheese including Rogue Creamery® Oregon Blue® cheese, and garlic dill cornichons. For those who want to satisfy a sweet tooth, there’s a Chocolate Decadence Cake decorated with not silver, but gold sprinkles, chocolate baklava, and almonds, also covered in gold…candy. Talk about luxury at its grandest.
You’re probably asking yourself: Why are they trying to get me to buy my friends breakfast as a gift? The answer: It’s bagels, lox, and cream cheese. One of the most classic breakfasts of all time! And the bagels come from New York City’s famed Davidovich Bakery. Just keep saying those four words over and over: bagels, lox, cream cheese. You may not get it, but whoever you send this to, will be saying “thank you” over and over…and over.
Help your loved ones achieve that perfect winter body with cookies. This Entertainment Gift Basket contains 13 different types of cookies (count them, we’ll wait) and three assorted cake slices, all arranged in a reusable wicker basket. This fun mix of goodies also comes in five different sizes: medium, large, grand, premiere, and supreme (this latter size comes with a whopping 220 cookies!). The basket includes cookies flavors like chocolate chip, rocky road pecan, and gingerbread.
For more holiday gifting inspiration, check out our other gift guides:
Gifts for Her
Gifts for Him
Gifts Under $30
Gifts Under $50
Best Wine Basket Ideas & Gifts for Any Wine Lover
12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide