Are you looking for a holiday gift that will be enjoyed and raved about? If the person you are buying the gift for loves food, why not consider a holiday gift basket filled with the person's favorite foods? Here are a few food holiday gift basket ideas. Depending on what the person enjoys, you can get him or her perfect gift!

Is the person you want to buy a holiday gift basket for a chocoholic? If they absolutely love chocolate, you can get them a perfect gift. There are many holiday gift baskets that are just full of different types of chocolates. You can get one that has truffles, chocolate covered fruits, brownies, alcohol-infused chocolates, and more. You can even get one that has all chocolates, and a bottle of wine to go with it. No matter what type of chocolate the person likes, you will be able to find a holiday gift basket that includes that type, plus a whole lot more. For months afterward they will be talking about how enjoyable all of that chocolate was, and that it was you that gave it to them.

If the person you are buying a holiday gift basket for is really into fitness and staying in shape, or lives in a really cold climate, you should consider getting them a nice fruit basket! While it doesn't sound very exciting...if you get them one from a really nice company, they will get to enjoy some of the juiciest, best-tasting fruit they have ever had. Plus, you can get them with more than just apples and oranges. You can get an exotic fruit basket so they can enjoy fruits that they normally won't find in their local grocery store. They will be able to enjoy the fruits and even forget for a little while that it is winter!

If the person you are buying a holiday gift basket for is into gourmet food, you are in luck. You can get some really nice gift baskets that include all types of gourmet food. You can even pick a theme so that it all goes well together. For example, you can get an Italian themed gift basket, which will include some really nice gourmet pasta, pasta sauce, and even some really nice spices to go along with the food. Usually these types of baskets will also either come with a cookbook, or a bottle of wine as well. No matter what type of food they are interested in, you can easily find some gourmet foods they will enjoy.

If you want to buy the perfect gift for someone who enjoys food, a food holiday gift basket is a perfect idea. You can give them a gift that they will enjoy and talk about for months to come. They will also be happy and impressed that you came up with this gift for them.


Holiday gift baskets- A great gift-giving choice

Holiday gift baskets are always a great gift-giving choice. Affordable and unique, they're sure to delight and please every time. No matter what the holiday, or the theme, it's easy to create a basket that's fun-filled and packed with just the right goodies. There's unlimited variety when choosing the contents of your special holiday gift baskets.

You can make your own, or have someone do it for you. Either way, you can choose every item that goes into the gift basket.

Here are a few tips to help make sure your holiday gift baskets will delight and please:

  1. Choose a theme for your basket. Many people only think of food or personal care items when they think of a gift basket. For your basket to make a long-lasting fun-filled impression, you must do more. Think about who will receive the baskets. What are their hobbies or favorite activities? What gets them excited? What's their favorite conversation? The answers to these questions will give you the perfect theme for the basket. No matter what's top on their list, you can create a basket built around it.
  2. Once you've chosen the theme. Begin to research the topic. Come up with ten or twelve things you could possibly give that relates to the chosen theme. Even if you think it won't fit into the basket, for now keep it on your list.
  3. Choose the basket. Here's where you can really get creative. A holiday gift basket doesn't have to be a basket. If there's an item on the list that's large enough to hold some of the other items, consider using it as your basket. Here's an example: Let's say your chosen theme is time at the beach. A small beach umbrella would make a perfect basket. Turn it upside down, and have your basket. Then simply fill with your chosen items. One good item might be a gift card with reservations at their favorite beach.
  4. Once you've decided on the theme and have chosen the basket, now get your gifts. Books, clothes, personal items, and figurines are all things for which you should be able to find to match your theme. Again, get creative. Whatever is on your list try to include it in the basket in some shape, form or fashion!
  5. The appearance of the basket will go far to impress. Take time to choose the perfect wrapping, bow, and card to match your theme. A special note about the theme or the contents within the basket will also go a long way to ensure that you've created the gift they'll remember for years to come.

The "Dos" of giving Holiday Gift Baskets:

* Pick something they'll enjoy. That seems obvious but tries to pay attention to what people like or don't like. While most baskets are pre-assembled, you can find "create your own" baskets and just pick the items you know your gift recipient will like. Use an online holiday gift baskets service, or go to your favorite store and put them together yourself.

* Pick a themed basket. Sometimes you can find holiday gift baskets that are centered around a certain theme, whether it's from a specific region, based on a certain food (like a chocolate gift basket), or even the person's favorite sport, team or profession.

* Remember, a basket is not always about food. While everyone loves a chocolate gift basket, you can get a basket of bath items - specialty soaps, bath oils, loofahs - scrapbooking items - pattern scissors, scrapbooking glue, and a craft knife. Don't limit your holiday gift baskets for Christmas only to food.

* A basket is not always a basket. Any large container will do. Decorate a large flower pot and fill it with gardening supplies for your gardening friends.

The "Don'ts" of giving Holiday Gift Baskets:

* While giving a wine and cheese basket is appropriate, make sure you're not giving something to people who can't have it. Don't give cheese to someone with lactose intolerance, sausage to vegetarians, or nuts to people with peanut allergies. While it's the thought that counts, it's not the thing you want your holiday gift baskets to be remembered for. Rather, it's the insensitivity (or the trip to the hospital) that will be remembered.

* Be careful about giving holiday gift baskets to kids. A basket of DVDs or some small toys is a great idea. A basket of clothing is not. We know someone whose grandmother gave him a bunch of tube socks for Christmas when he was 10, and while he laughs about it, we think he cries inside whenever he tells the story.

* Don't give something generic or a "one theme fits all" basket. While they're okay when it comes to holiday gift baskets, they're rather impersonal and didn't require a lot of thought.