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Make Your Own Gourmet Gift Baskets

Posted on August 5, 2021 by Efrain Fernandez

Everyone loves to get a gift basket. Corporate gift baskets are often given by businesses to their customers as a token of their appreciation. However, most gift baskets are person to person expressions of love and friendship.

You can find a wonderful choice of online gift baskets from the very expensive to the cheap. Or, you can think of your own unique gift basket idea and surprise a cherished friend or loved one.

It is not tough to create your own personalized gift baskets. Most gift baskets involve a theme.

Here are some sample ideas to get you started:

- Cookie Gift Basket - bake up some homemade cookies and enclose them in colorful plastic wrap, include a personal card or poem.

- Chocolate Lovers Gift Basket - include individual fancy chocolates, boxed chocolates, or the person's favorite chocolate bars along with hot chocolate mix.

- Holiday Gift Basket #1 - a Christmas holiday gift basket idea could include small stocking stuffers, candy canes and homemade Christmas cookies.

- Holiday Gift Basket #2 - a Halloween holiday gift basket can be stuffed with candy, throw in some plastic skulls, spiders, cob webs and assorted creepy items.

- Wine Country Gift Basket - wine and cheese baskets are favorites, include two bottles of choice wine from your favorite winery or wine shop, add cheese and crackers.

- Coffee Gift Basket - Your favorite coffee lover will enjoy fresh gourmet ground roasted coffee (or their favorite brand), flavored creamer, cookies and a fun coffee mug.

- Italian Gift Basket - include a variety of dried gourmet pasta like spinach, whole wheat, or dried tomato, two jars of pasta sauce, fresh mozzarella and parmesan cheese, garlic bread and fancy olive oil.

- Tea Lovers Gift Basket - you can include several varieties of black tea, green tea and herbal teas, a mug and homemade butter cookies adds a nice finishing touch.

- Champagne or Beer Gift Basket - the champagne basket would be elegant: includes a bottle of fine champagne, cheese and crackers, and fancy chocolates; the beer basket includes several imported or domestic beers, lagers, or ales, chips, pretzels and nuts.

- Pet Gift Basket - dog and cat gift baskets are the most popular. For a dog you can include: homemade doggie biscuits or cookies, a doggie collar, doggie toys. For a cat you can include: cat treats, cat nip and cat toys.

You know that all it takes to make a special gift basket that will be treasured is a little ingenuity and your personal touch.