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Holiday Gift Basket

Give a Christmas gift basket

Holiday gift baskets make affordable, thoughtful gifts that are easy to give. They're often sent as a thank-you, or as a token gift to friends or colleagues.

There are companies that specialize in gift baskets, and these merchants typically offer a wide range of options, including gourmet Christmas gift baskets, wine baskets, fruit baskets or seasonally themed baskets that are brimming with miscellaneous odds and ends and stocking stuffers. Prices vary depending on the actual contents of the gift basket.

Christmas Gift Basket Ideas

While specific availability varies from supplier to supplier, these are some of the most popular and widely offered options:

  • Gourmet Christmas gift baskets. Some of the items you might find in a gourmet Christmas gift basket include fine flavored coffees or teas and candied nuts. While fruit gift baskets are more common around Easter and for traditional summertime occasions like weddings, they are also available during the Christmas holiday season.
  • Wine gift baskets. These are among the most popular holiday gift baskets, and typically contain at least one bottle of red wine and one bottle of white wine. You can also include blush wines, champagnes or other liqueurs if you see fit. Price is dependent on both the quantity and quality of the wines you choose to include in the holiday gift basket.
  • Chocolate gift baskets. These are stuffed to the brim with gourmet sweets, offering a different (and much classier) take on the stereotypical Christmas box of chocolates. Truffles, cookies, wafers and toffee are among the other tempting treats that may be included in a chocolate Christmas gift basket.
  • Seasonal gift baskets. You can also get Christmas-themed gift baskets containing a wide range of items, from practical accessories like ribbons and wrapping paper to religious items for devout Christians and a mixture of sweet and savory traditional treats.

Some merchants also let you build customized gift baskets, if you want to give a little of this and a little of that. Shipping may or may not be included in the final price, so if you're dealing with an online supplier of holiday gift baskets, keep shipping in mind to be sure you stay within your budget.

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