Edible Gift

23 Food Gift Baskets to Tickle Every Fancy

For those of us sick of gifting peppermint bark and candy apples.

February 13, 2020
Photo by Olympia Provisions

You may erroneously believe that food gift baskets are the sort of thing companies send to other companies, and people take all the ¡°good stuff¡± before the rest can get to it. In reality, there are a ton of food gift sets and baskets that are useful, delicious, cute, sustainable¡ªyou name it. The right type of food gift basket can serve as a hostess gift, a birthday treat, a stylish form of sustenance for new parents, a welcome-home present, and much more. Here are 23 pretty chic options.

1. BBQ Sauce Kit, $70

For grilling fans and pulled pork aficionados alike.

2. Small-Batch Quarterly Hot Sauce Subscription, $120

This slightly pricier gift of curated craft and small-batch hot sauces is sure to be a hit.

3. Gluten Free Gift Basket, $50

These Stonewall Kitchen gluten-free baking mixes and crackers are a great idea for your gluten-intolerant friend.

4. Runamok Maple Syrup Sampler, $23

For anyone who loves a good stack of pancakes.

5. Bread Mix Variety 6-Pack, $31

Know anyone with a bread machine? This is for them.

6. Blackberry Farm Grilling Trio, $43

The Apple Onion Jam, Smoked Onion Jam, and BBQ Dry Rub will be used up in no time.

7. Ladur¨¦e Paris Trianon Box of 18 Macarons, $57

The fancy box alone makes this a super-romantic gift.

8. Mustard and Co. Five Flavor Gift Tube, $25

Five mini mustards and a set of recipe cards.

9. Greyston Indulgent Eight Brownie Set, $25

This bakery creates some of the delicious products in Ben & Jerry¡¯s ice creams, and their open hiring practices make their treats even tastier.

10. Artisanal Pesto Set, $44

Pair this with your favorite Italian-inspired cookbook for a great hostess gift.

11. Milk Bar Assorted Cookie Tin, $20

Each item is individually-wrapped in this 6-cookie sampler, with a bunch of different (delicious) flavors.

12. Spreadable Fruit Collection, $20

Pair these six mini jams with toast or fancy crackers.

13. Two Chili and Cornbread Gift Set, $22

There¡¯s no cozier gift than this Women¡¯s Bean Project set.

14. Truffleist Wood Gift Set, $60

This set includes truffle oil, salt, honey, and mustard, so your truffle-loving friend can spice up any meal.

15. Olympia Provisions Salami Bouquet, from $50

Because a bouquet of meats is truly superior to a bouquet of flowers¡ªcured salami will last as long as you need it to.

16. Popcorn Seasoning Gift Set, $30

For the hosts of the next movie night.

17. Jelly Belly 40 Flavor Clear Gift Box, $30

This is a great one for parties, just be prepared for everyone to fight over the ¡°good¡± flavors.

18. Boozy Pickles Box, $62

Pickles in boozy brines can dress up Bloody Marys or burgers¡ªor make a great standalone snack.

19. Infused Honey Gift Set, $45

The packaging alone makes this set a special gift.

20. Divine Festive Vegan Box, $42

These chocolate products are vegan and fair-trade.

21. Gourmet Peanut and Nut Butter Cups, $38

A little more fun than a standard box of chocolates.

22. Organic Margarita Caddy, $40

These organic blends (Classic Key Lime, Mango, and Strawberry Watermelon) are a welcome addition to any home bar.

23. Specialty Spice Collection, $119

For the home cook who ¡°has everything.¡±

Which of these would you gift to someone you know? Tell us in the comments!

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