Gift baskets make a wonderful present for any recipient on your list, especially foodies. If you don’t want to buy a pre-made basket, and would prefer to have one personalized for your friend or loved one, consider one of these ideas for the food lover in your life.
Cheese, Nuts and Crackers
Nothing is more classic than a wonderful blend of cheeses, nuts and crackers. To make your basket, be sure to include only the most gourmet cheeses on the market, such as brie, camembert, and other artisanal cheeses. Include nuts like walnuts, almonds and cashews, as well as chutney and gourmet crackers. And don’t forget the cheese platter and spreading knives!
Breakfast Gift Basket
Don’t forget about the most important meal of the day – a breakfast gift basket can be the ideal gift to give to those early risers. Get your friend’s day off to the right start with a basket filled with morning goodies, such as a pound cake, a jar of preserves, and a bag of their favorite coffee brand. Include a mug as well to add a nice touch.
Syrup doesn’t just have to be the conventional type you find in your grocery store. There are many specialty shops that sell gourmet syrups, including maple, cranberry and chocolate. This makes the perfect gift for that special someone with a sweet tooth, or for someone who’s looking to add a little something special to their coffee or tea, other than milk and sugar.
For an inexpensive yet delectable gift basket, prepare a big batch of popcorn, and then add a variety of interesting flavors to segments of the batch. You may choose flavors such as caramel, cayenne pepper, Moroccan spice and white chocolate. Once they’re ready, scoop them into brown lunch sacks and decorate them with a pretty ribbon before placing them into the gift basket.
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