25 Best Gourmet Gift Baskets They’ll Love

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The gourmet gift basket is one of those gifts that keeps on giving. First, just getting it delivered is great. Then, when you check out all the goodies, that’s great. Then, each time some of the goodies are devoured (sorry — “elegantly presented” etc.), it’s great.

Unique Gift Baskets

There are a wide variety of “gift baskets” out there. Hot sauce gift baskets. Truffle oil gift baskets. Gourmet nuts gift baskets. Pretty much any and every comestible available can be rounded up and presented as a basket. We’re not knocking that.

What we are doing, though, is going for the gift baskets that present an assortment of treats. We’ve organized the list in a very simple way:

  • Savory Gift Baskets — #1 through #5
  • Sweet Gift Baskets — #6 through #11

Some of the baskets are all savory, some are all sweet, and some have a combo. Don’t just look at the photo, make sure you check out the contents of each basket that we list.

Enjoy giving, enjoy getting, enjoy eating!

What are the Best Gourmet Gift Baskets?


1. California Delicious Simply Irresistible Gourmet Gift Basket – $90.45

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California Delicious

This is one of those dee-lish sweet and savory gourmet gift baskets. Total of seven items.

  • Italian dry salami
  • Roasted garlic Champagne mustard
  • Rosemary and olive oil flatbread crackers
  • Butter toffee pretzels
  • Caramel and chocolate popcorn
  • Dried apricots
  • Almonds,

Presented in a wire mesh and burlap basket.

Buy the Simply Irresistible Gourmet Gift Basket here.


2. Golden State Fruits Gourmet Market Favorites – $139.95

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Golden State Fruit

This is a terrific basket, with 15 total items. You’ve got it all in here: fresh fruits, cured meats, nuts, sweets, etc.

  • 3 Imperial Comice Pears
  • 3 Fuji Apples
  • 5-7 Mandarins
  • 6 oz Fiscalini Farmstead Cheddar
  • 6 oz Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese
  • 6 oz. Rustic Bakery Olive Oil & Gris Handmade Sourdough Flatbread
  • 4 pc Honey Walnut Baklava
  • 4 oz. Stonewall Kitchen Wild Blueberry Jam
  • 8 oz. Columbus Dry Salame
  • 200 ml. Farmstead Gourmet Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 oz. Smoked Wild Salmon
  • 3 oz. Honey Roasted Cashews
  • 3 oz. Chocolate Covered Cherries
  • 4 oz. Dried Fruit
  • 5 Assorted Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares

A very attractive dark woven basket lined with canvas and finished with a red bow.

Buy the Market Favorites Gourmet Gift Basket here.


3. Wine Country Gift Baskets The Classic – $82.15

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Wine Country Gift Baskets

If you’re looking for unique gift baskets, this is a great example because it not only includes some tasty treats, but it also has a cutting board and cheese knife and it has some English tea, too. A total of 21 items in this one.

  • Ahmad English Tea
  • Brown & Haley Cashew Roca
  • Chocolate Caramels
  • Hot Honey Crunch Mix
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Walnut Cookies
  • Peanut Brittle
  • Hummus
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Raspberry Fudge Candy
  • Monica’s Brownie Cookies
  • Nonni’s Bruschetta Italian Toast
  • Caramel Popcorn
  • Sesame Crackers
  • Walkers Shortbread Cookies
  • Olives
  • Grapevine Trading Co. Tapenade
  • Lille Coconut Cookie Thins
  • Sonoma Jacks Garlic & Herb Cheese Wedges
  • Cheese Knife
  • Cutting Board

The basket is woven and is finished with a green ribbon and bow.

Buy the Wine Country Gift Baskets The Classic here.


4. Grand Edition Gourmet Food & Snacks Basket – $87.99

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Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets

This is another great option for someone who appreciates gourmet gift baskets that have a wide array of treats in them. This one has 17 items, both sweet and savory.

  • Merlot Cheddar Cheese Spread
  • Savory Beef Sausage
  • Smoked Salmon Seafood Pate Spread
  • Fancy Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon
  • Champagne Dill Mustard
  • Wine and Cheese Biscuits
  • Tuscany Seasoned Olives
  • Chocolate Raspberry Cake
  • Sweet Butter Shortbread Cookies
  • White Chocolate Amaretto Wafer Cookie
  • Dark Chocolate Wafer Cookie
  • Chocolate Toffee Dipped Almond Nuts
  • Salted Caramel Chocolates
  • Belgian Chocolate Truffles
  • Petite Fruit Bonbon Candies
  • Focaccia Italian Crisps
  • Three Pepper Water Crackers

Comes in a large willow wicker handled gift basket that’s finished with red and gold ribbons.

Buy the Grand Edition Gourmet Food & Snacks Basket here.


5. Dan the Sausageman Mt. Rainier Gourmet Gift Basket – $58.95

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Dan the Sausageman

While Dan the Sausageman specializes in — ahem — sausages, there’s a lot more to his gift baskets than sausage. This one comes with eight items.

  • Dan’s Original Recipe Summer Sausage
  • Roasted Garlic Red Pepper Sausage
  • Wisconsin Cheddar
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Dan’s original Sweet n’ Hot Mustard
  • Berry Pistachio Mix
  • Anna Pantry’s Pretzels
  • Nunes Farm Caramels

Comes in Dan’s handmade pine wood crate.

Buy the Dan the Sausageman Mt. Rainier Gourmet Gift Basket here.


6. Broadway Basketeers Gourmet Gift Basket – $43.29

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Broadway Basketeers

Gourmet gift baskets containing all sweets are perfect for those with a sweet tooth. This one, from Broadway Basketeers, comes with 13 items.

  • Milk Chocolate Covered Bavarian Pretzels (2pc)
  • Brown & Haley Cashew Roca Butter Crunch (.77oz)
  • Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzel Balls (4oz)
  • Brownie Brittle-Salted Caramel (1oz)
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Wafer Rolls (3.25oz)
  • Dark Chocolate Covered Graham Cracker (1pc)
  • Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cookies (5oz)
  • Gourmet Caramel Popcorn (4oz)
  • Assorted Fruit Flashers (12pc)
  • Old Dominion Peanut Crunch (3oz)
  • Cashew Roca Butter Crunch (2pc)
  • Nut & Dried Fruit Dyno Mix (2oz)
  • Assorted Milk Toffees (12pc)

Comes in a great looking dark woven handled basket that’s finished with a gold ribbon and bow. Gets great reviews, with a 4-star rating average.

Buy the Broadway Basketeers Gourmet Gift Basket here.


7. Oh! Nuts Biscotti Gourmet Gift Basket – $29.99

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Oh! Nuts

This is a beautiful — and very popular — array of biscotti. Just in case you didn’t know, biscotti is a twice-baked Italian cookie, which is how it gets its crunch and why it’s so perfect with coffee.

The black box (with turquoise designs and bow) comes with 18 biscotti inside. Each one is beautiful alone, but on the whole, it’s a really impressive gift. Each biscotti is dipped into creme or chocolate (including dark and white chocolate) and then topped with a variety of treats like nuts, sprinkles, dried fruit, etc.

Out of more than 300 customer reviews, this has a great 4.3 out of 5-star rating average. It’s certified kosher.

Buy the Oh! Nuts Biscotti Gourmet Gift Basket here.


8. Bunny James Healthy Sweet & Savory Gift Basket – $39.89

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Bunny James

This is one of the more unique gift baskets because it’s billed as an array of healthy snacks. (For an interesting look at how snacks can fit into the diet, take a look at the link at the bottom of the list.)

This one has 21 items (some are single item, some items come in pairs). Both sweets and savory here.

  • RXBAR Whole Food Protein Bar
  • Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar
  • Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookie, Snickerdoodle
  • Beanfields Bean and Rice Chips
  • The GFB Gluten Free, Non-GMO High Protein Bars
  • Point 6
  • Justin’s Peanut Butter, Honey Squeeze Packs
  • MyGourmet Tuna Salad ready to eat kit
  • Pacific Gold Original Beef Jerky
  • Nature’s Bandits Organic Fruit & Veggie Stix variety flavor
  • FlapJacked, Mighty Muffin, with Probiotics
  • Health Warrior Chia Bars, Superfood Snack Variety Flavor
  • Mamma Chia Squeeze Vitality Snack
  • Rip Van Waffles Snack Wafels, Variety Flavor
  • Field Trip All Natural Beef & Pork Jerky, Pepperoni Sticks
  • Wonderful Pistachios, Roasted and Salted
  • Wild Things Cocoa Skinny Dipped Almonds

Customer reviews are really great here, with a 4.2 out of 5-star rating average. This gourmet basket doesn’t come with a basket but, instead, a box.

Buy Bunny James Healthy Sweet & Savory Gift Basket here.


9. Broadway Basketeers Snackers Heaven Gift Set – $21.95

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Broadway Basketeers

This is a very lovely presentation, with a tiered look comprised of boxes and packaging in golden hues. Everything in this one is sweet and you get four different treats.

  • Brown & Haley Almond Roca Butter Crunch
  • Yogurt Covered Pretzels
  • Chocolate Chip Cappuccino Cookies
  • Gourmet Triple Play Popcorn
  • Old Dominion Peanut Crunch

This is kosher certified.

Buy the Broadway Basketeers Snackers Heaven Gift Set here.


10. Golden State Fruit Deluxe Gift Basket – $59.95

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Golden State Fruit

A great gourmet gift basket for the fruit lover from Golden State Fruit. There are 13 different items total, but you get 11 pieces of fruit, two cheeses, caramels, almonds and crackers.

  • 2 Comice Pears
  • 1 Mango
  • 1 Bosc Pear
  • 1 Red Pear
  • 1 Braeburn Apple
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 Navel Orange
  • 3 Mandarins
  • 6 oz. Fresh-Style Natural Cheddar Cheese
  • 6 oz. Creamy Jack Cheese
  • 4pc. Milk and Dark Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Caramels
  • 3 oz. Roasted and Salted Almonds
  • 2 oz. Partners Olive Oil Sea Salt Crackers

Comes in a handled woven basket and is finished with a ribbon and bow.

Buy the Golden State Fruit Deluxe Gift Basket here.


11. Golden State Fruit Chocolate, Caramel & Crunch Basket – $39.95

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Golden State Fruit

For the person who’s got a sweet tooth and loves a little crunch along with it. This is a box-like woven basket containing nine different items.

  • 5 oz. Midnight Dream Popcorn
  • 5 oz. Caramel Gourmet Popcorn
  • 4 oz. Chocolate Covered Pretzels
  • 4 oz. White Chocolate Caramel Drizzled Pretzels
  • 3 oz. Peanut Brittle
  • 3 oz. Chocolate Covered Cashews
  • 3 oz. Chocolate Almond Bark
  • 3 Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Squares
  • 3 Ghirardelli Caramel Filled Milk Chocolate Squares

This one gets stellar ratings: more than 535 reviews and a 4.4 out of 5-star rating average.

Buy the Golden State Fruit Chocolate, Caramel & Crunch Basket here.


12. Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets The Finer Things Gourmet Food and Snacks Gift Basket

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A gourmet basket focused on crackers, pretzels, meat, and cheese is perfect for setting out for guests at parties or just as an easy, relaxing meal that feels a bit luxurious. This basket brings all the necessary ingredients for a snack-y afternoon board, including:

  • Wisconsin cheddar cheese bar
  • Savory beef sausage
  • Honey mustard pretzels
  • Butter toffee glazed pretzels
  • Savory onion garlic seasoned pretzels
  • Salted caramel cookies
  • Tuscany blend coffee
  • Focaccia Italian cracker crisps
  • Amaretto glazed toasted almonds
  • Assorted chocolate bonbon hard candies
  • Fancy mixed dried fruit snack
  • Licorice petites candy

For the same price, you can also opt to switch out the licorice petites candy for chocolate. All of this will be delivered in a rectangular willow basket tote complete with handles.

Need more options? Browse more Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets products here.

Price: $59.99

Buy the Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets The Finer Things Gourmet Food and Snacks Gift Basket here.


13. igourmet Italian Luxuries Gift Basket

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Sometimes a gourmet basket focused on a certain country’s cuisine is the best way to go. This one is filled with versions of foods found in Italy, with a heavy emphasis on cheese. It’s primary function as an Italian cheese basket is reinforced by the inclusion of a cheese knife. No matter where you give this basket to someone, you’ll be able to start the party right away. Snacks in this basket include:

  • 8 oz. Montasio cheese
  • 8 oz. Pecorino Crotonese cheese
  • 8 oz. Mountain Gorgonzola cheese
  • 8 oz. Grana Padano cheese
  • 4.2 oz Grissini crunchy breadsticks
  • Torrone nougat dessert
  • 250 ml 100% Italiano extra virgin olive oil
  • 250 ml Acetum balsamic vinegar
  • 180 g Italian vegetable tapenade
  • 3.2 oz. Falanga Italian biscotti
  • T’a Milano Italian chocolate bar

Any basket that includes a tapanade is okay in my book.

Need more options? Browse more igourmet products here.

Price: $105.99

Buy the igourmet Italian Luxuries Gift Basket here.



14. Christmas Gift Basket Classic by GourmetGiftBaskets.com

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This festive basket is meant to reflect some of the flavors of the season. You have a good mix of crunchy savory snacks in addition to a few sweet treats which focus heavily on cinnamon and caramel flavors. The basket itself is a nice woven piece and comes complete with a bow. Included in this basket, you get the following:

  • Belgian chocolate truffles
  • Peanut butter and chocolate dipped nuts
  • KingofPOP cinnamon and brown sugar kettle corn
  • Milk chocolate sea salt caramels
  • Pretzel twists
  • Olive oil and sea salt deli crackers
  • Garlic cheddar cheese
  • Dark chocolate graham crackers
  • Chichester snack mix
  • White chocolate cranberry cookies

Need more options? Browse more GourmetGiftBaskets.com products here.

Price: $69.99

Buy the Christmas Gift Basket Classic by GourmetGiftBaskets.com here.



15. Golden Edibles Mega Delectable Artisan Crafted Gift Basket

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Speaking of sweet flavors, this choice focuses solely on gourmet dessert treats. There are no savory elements here — choose this one if you’re buying for someone with a strong sweet tooth. Small-batch Belgian chocolate covers everything in this large basket, so each of the following items (excluding the barks) will be dipped in it:

  • 12 sandwich cookies (Oreo-style cookies)
  • Six Nutter Butter cookies
  • Six graham crackers
  • 1/2 pound dried fruit variety
  • 3 oz. pistachio and cranberry bark
  • 3 oz. cookies and creme bark
  • 3 oz. dark chocolate almond bark
  • 3 oz. pretzel caramel bark
  • Six truffles

Need more options? Browse more Golden Edibles products here.

Price: $89.95

Buy the Golden Edibles Mega Delectable Artisan Crafted Gift Basket here.



16. Godiva Chocolatier Make Spirits Bright Gift Basket

Godiva

Sticking with the Belgian chocolate theme, this Godiva gift basket pulls out all the stops. With over two pounds of chocolate, this holiday-themed gift should more than satisfy even the most ravenous chocolate lover. In addition, when you order it from Amazon, you’re saving about $30 compared with ordering it from Godiva’s own site. Here’s what you’re getting in this massive package:

  • Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box — 36 pieces
  • Ultimate Dessert Truffles — 12 pieces
  • Wrapped Milk Chocolate Caramels — 20 pieces
  • Solid Milk Chocolate Bar — 1.5 ounces
  • Solid Dark Chocolate Bar — 1.5 ounces
  • Dark Chocolate Assorted Gift Box — 16 pieces
  • Milk Chocolate Assorted Gift Box — 15 pieces

Need more options? Browse more Godiva gifts here.

Price: $119.95

Buy the Godiva Chocolatier Holiday Make Spirits Bright Gift Basket here.



17. Wisconsin’s Best and Wisconsin Cheese Company Ultimate Gift Basket

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For some, sweets aren’t really that appealing. I’m certainly in that group. For people like us, you’ll want to consider something that focuses only on savory items when picking a gift basket. This one is pretty straight-forward: three sausages, three cheeses, a couple of snacks, and mustard. It’s a tasty little sampler that will make for a good snack tray at parties and during games. Included in this hearty box:

  • 12 oz. hickory smoked summer sausage
  • 12 oz. jalapeño and cheddar summer sausage
  • 12 oz. smoked garlic summer sausage
  • Two 4 oz. cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz. pepper jack cheese
  • 2.2 oz. water crackers
  • 2 oz. dipping pretzels
  • Sweet and tangy mustard

Need more options? Browse more Wisconsin’s Best and Wisconsin Cheese Company products here.

Price: $59.99

Buy the Wisconsin’s Best and Wisconsin Cheese Company Ultimate Gift Basket here.



18. Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets Standing Ovation Gourmet Food Basket

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Pretzels, cookies, and crackers form the foundation of this basket of gourmet classics. In this option, you still get sausage and cheese, but there are plenty of sweets to go along with them. This one is large enough to feature a little something for everyone including:

  • Savory beef summer sausage
  • Brie cheese spread
  • Chocolate dipped truffle cookies
  • Gourmet sweet butter shortbread cookies
  • Confetti chocolate and white chocolate drizzled toffee popcorn
  • Tavalore savory snack mix
  • Butter toffee pretzels
  • Chocolate espresso dusted almonds
  • Gourmet olive oil potato chips
  • Hazelnut chocolate cocoa mix
  • Almond roca toffee candy
  • Cocoa dusted chocolate truffles
  • Guylian Belgian milk chocolate seahorse truffles
  • Belgian chocolate truffles
  • Sesame crackers
  • Pepper blend water crackers

Need more options? Browse more Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets products here.

Price: $69.90

Buy the Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets Standing Ovation Gourmet Food Basket here.



19. igourmet A Little Bit of Spain

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Let’s remain in Spain for a moment (apologies for the terrible rhyming) to consider this entirely-savory food gift. Multiple meats and cheeses combine for an authentic taste of Spain that would pair well with the above or make a great gift on its own. Perfect for tapas or for general snacking. Included in this fine kit:

  • 3.5 oz. Jamon Serrano cured ham
  • 7.5 oz. Manchego cheese
  • 7.5 oz. Murcia al Vino cheese
  • 7.5 oz. Mahon cheese
  • 12 oz. Spanish olives
  • 4 oz. Marcona almonds
  • 7.9 oz. Palacios chorizo
  • 6.34 oz. Tortas de Aciete sweet crackers

Need more options? Browse more igourmet products here.

Price: $78.90

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20. L7 Kitchen Italian Tour Gourmet Gift Basket

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(L7 Kitchen)

Heading back to Italy, this basket deviates from the others on this list, as it’s full of items to be prepared as an Italian meal. There’s pasta and sauce, along with lobster pate, which will all need to be whipped into delightful dishes. Ingredients for this Italian meal include:

  • Anna Pasta
  • Cucina & Amore Basilico All Natural Tomato, Basil & Garlic Sauce
  • Sopressata salami
  • Italian Herb Cheese Spread
  • Carr’s Cheese Melts Crackers
  • Giovanni’s Lobster Pate
  • La Florentine Torrone Candy
  • Bustelo Espresso

Another option to consider for a tasty Italian meal might be this Papa Vince gift set, perhaps complemented by this Battistoni Italian meat sampler.

Need more options? Browse more L7 Kitchen products here.

Price: $89.95

Buy the L7 Kitchen Italian Tour Gourmet Gift Basket here.



21. Broadway Basketeers Organic and Natural Healthy Gift Basket

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With all the decadence that the holiday season usually entails, you might want to gift food gifts that are on the lighter side. This so-called “healthy” gift basket offers an alternative to the baskets above which tend to feature a lot of sugar or fat. Not everyone can indulge in huge quantities of those, even if it is that time of the year, so this basket will provide something a little different for those people on your list. The following items are arranged in a gold fabric tote:

  • 6 oz. Late July organic Classic Rich crackers
  • 1.5 oz. California Nature’s Joy pistachios
  • 2 piece Brown & Haley Cashew Roca Butter Crunch
  • 1.25 oz. Late July organic mini peanut butter crackers
  • 2 oz. dried fruit medley
  • One Stash organic breakfast tea
  • One Stash organic chai
  • One Stash organic berry herbal tea
  • One Stash organic lemon ginger tea
  • 3.5 oz. Go Naturally organic cherry heads

Need more options? Browse more Broadway Basketeers products here.

Price: $36.59

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22. The Gift Basket Gallery Ultimate Gourmet Meat and Cheese Gift Basket

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Measuring 16 inches long and weighing seven pounds, this basket is stocked with a number of savory options for serious snacking. Cheese and sausage again take center stage here, rounded out with crackers and mustard for a delectable feast. Again, this would be excellent for parties and sharing, or provide a couple of people snacks for several evenings. In this large basket, you get:

  • Two boxes of three pepper crackers
  • Two boxes of stone wheat crackers
  • Garlic roasted cheese
  • Tomato basil cheese
  • Olive and pesto crackers
  • Bavarian salami
  • Bavarian garlic sausage
  • Smokey beef sausage
  • Beef salami
  • Parmesan crackers
  • Swiss cheese triangle
  • Gouda cheese triangle
  • Longhorn cheese stick
  • Pepper cheese stick
  • Grain mustard
  • Sweet ‘n’ hot mustard
  • Cheddar cheese swirls
  • Herb bavarian pretzel crackers
  • Vegetable herb cheese rounds

Need more options? Browse more The Gift Basket Gallery products here.

Price: $94.99

Buy the The Gift Basket Gallery Ultimate Gourmet Meat and Cheese Gift Basket here.



23. igourmet The Foodie Gift Basket

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It’s true that igourmet appears a lot on this list. They seem to do the best job of finding interesting foodstuffs to put into their baskets, covering a variety of regions and flavors. This one hops around Europe a bit, with French, English, and Italian influences. Items in this over-five-pound basket include:

  • 7.5 oz. Parmigiano Reggiano Stravecchio cheese
  • 6.5 oz. Boschetto al Tartufo Bianchetto cheese
  • 8.8 oz. Camembert La Petite Reine cheese
  • 8 oz. Saucisson Sec salami
  • 7 oz. Salami Barolo by Creminelli
  • 6.36 oz. mixed Greek olives
  • 6.7 oz. Olive Tapenades by Conserve Della Nonna
  • 370 ml Les Moulins Mahjoub organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 8.8 oz. Italian espresso coffee
  • 5.36 oz. Elegant & English biscuits
  • 4.4 oz. Petits Tresors cookies
  • 2.2 oz. Water crackers
  • 2.75 oz. Mini toasts

Need more options? Browse more igourmet products here.

Price: $144.99

Buy the igourmet The Foodie Gift Basket here.



24. Gift Basket Village Home For The Holidays Gift Basket

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This enormous basket manages to tip the scales at about ten pounds. Combine that with the festive details of decorating with pine branches and pinecones and you have a serious contender for gift basket glory. It’s less specialized than some of the igourmet offerings, but has been the best-selling Gift Basket Village product every holiday season. Accounting for the ten pound of snacks are the following:

  • Focaccia crisp crackers
  • Cranberry cheddar gourmet cheeseM
  • Wisconsin swiss cheese
  • Wisconsin cheddar cheese
  • Green olive and pimento cheese dip
  • Jumbo cashews and peanuts
  • “Nik Naks” cocktail mix
  • Assorted dipping mustard
  • Beef salami
  • Beef summer sausage with cranberries
  • Mint chocolate wafer cookies
  • Cranberry bog frogs
  • Bourbon vanilla dessert twists
  • Chocolate salted caramel cookies
  • Chocolate rum cake
  • Torguga Cayman Island rum cake
  • Dipping pretzels
  • Onion Blossom horseradish dip
  • Pepper cheese
  • Sugar cookies
  • Christmas chocolate

To get under the $100 price point, they have a medium-sized version of the same basket, too.

Need more options? Browse more Gift Basket Village products here.

Price: $120

Buy the Gift Basket Village Home For The Holidays Gift Basket here.



25. Tabasco Tub of Flavor

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Why should cookies, chocolate, cheese, and meat have all the fun? Gourmet also means hot sauce. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to gifting hot sauce. I would recommend Tabasco as a good place to start for a couple of reasons. The first is that their products are extremely consistent from batch to batch. The second is that the heat level is about right for most folks. You can get really carried away (shop here for Carolina Reapers sauces if that interests you) when buying hot sauce, but Tabasco exists right in the middle of the spectrum. This enormous gift back comes in a huge galvanized tub and includes:

  • Original Red
  • Jalapeño Green
  • Chipotle
  • Garlic
  • Habanero
  • Buffalo style
  • Tabasco A1 steak sauce
  • Spicy olives
  • Cheez-Its
  • Hot pepper jelly
  • Spicy candies
  • Spicy green beans
  • Soy sauce
  • Grill wood chips
  • Apron

That doesn’t cover everything that typically comes in this gift set, but gives you an idea of just how massive it is. An alternative to this Tabasco-focused option is this Gourmet BBQ Tool Box Gift Set for the grillers on your list.

Need more options? Browse more hot sauce gifts here.

Price: $118

Buy the Tabasco Tub of Flavor here.


Don’t forget about the old standby, a Hickory Farms gift pack. On the other hand, if none of these gourmet options will work for you, check out our list of the top 30 best handmade gifts, 30 best fun novelty gifts, or 50 best unique gifts.


The Best Time to Snack

We’re not here to advocate all-out snacking all the time. But we’re not here to say “don’t snack,” either. What we can do is point you in the direction of a recent study that talks about when to eat (including snacking).

Dr. Satchin Panda is a professor at the Salk Institute and the author of “The Circadian Code.” In a nutshell, the doctor says research suggests that eating within an eight to 10 hour window is the best practice for health. It means eating early in the morning and eating a lighter meal for dinner, not more than 10 hours after you take your first bite of the day. The test subjects also snacked! You can read more about the study on the National Institutes for Health website.


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