30 Bountiful Gift Baskets of Food We Actually Want to Eat

Give the gift of deliciousness!

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October 28, 2022
By: Taylor Murray

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Gift baskets have a bad reputation as an impersonal gift. It’s too bad because gift baskets can make great gifts if they are made and selected thoughtfully. We searched the market to find the most quality gift baskets out there out of the thousands to choose from to make sure you don’t send a basket full of stale crackers and some kind of weird jam. No matter whether you’re shopping for your best friend or a random coworker, there’s a great gift basket on this list that is the perfect choice for this holiday season.

Some of the best chefs and culinary leaders around the world are women. Celebrate these fiercely creative culinarians with this food collection that contains things like the OG granola from Stellar Granola and a jar of green and yellow heirloom tomatoes from Tomato Bliss, a woman-owned company based in Michigan.

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What’s the old adage about teaching a man to fish? Teach one of your friends how to make handmade tortillas with this awesome gift box that contains heirloom corn masa (one each of blue and white) as well as a cute tortilla press.

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The best gifts can take you on a journey. Send someone you love on a journey to New Mexico with this great gift box from Los Poblanos, an inn and farm store. The box includes specialty salt blends, hot sauce, green chili jam, and chili flakes, all made from ingredients grown on their farm.

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The Brits are known for their love of tea, and no tea time would be complete without an accompanying snack. This snack box from World Market is full of the best snacks the UK has to offer, like shortbread and digestive biscuits.

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Who says a gift basket has to be in a basket? Why not a more useful and attractive tote? This gift basket offers tasty treats like coffee, nuts, and jerky (all made in California) wrapped up in a US-made canvas market tote that’s perfect for farmer’s market hauls.

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Louisiana-based gift basket company The Basketry has been crafting great gift baskets for years. This box is like a taste of New Orleans, including beignet mix from the famous Cafe Du Monde.

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Who doesn’t love a fresh soft pretzel? This gift box by Eastern Standard Provisions comes with a variety of fluffy, delicious pretzels as well as hand crafted salts for topping.

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You don’t need to book a flight to New York City to enjoy a Reuben from this Manhattan landmark. With everything you need to make four full sandwiches (plus you’ll have some leftover ingredients to make your own creations).

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This gift box comes with 10lbs of the best citrus available at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. You can also add on a bottle of wine (if you live in certain, select states).

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Featuring five different types of bacon, plus a couple of bacon scones and a bacon cheddar spread, this bacon lover’s gift basket is good for bacon enthusiasts and casual admirers alike.

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For the person who has everything, consider this olive-centric gift box featuring a 3L jug of olive oil from a small family farm in Puglia, Italy, as well as a handmade ceramic refillable olive oil carafe. Along with this physical gift is also a symbolic adoption of an olive tree from the same grove as the jug and information about the farm and farmer.

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Wine gift baskets can feel dated, but this snack pack by Maker is full of tasty snacks by women-owned business to pair with the thoughtfully sourced wines. Each pack comes with 2 cans (about 2 glasses) each of sparkling sauvignon blanc, rosé, and zinfandel.

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A great, intimate dinner in can sometimes be better than a meal at a fancy restaurant. This gift box has everything you need to make dining at home the most special it can be.

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Joanna Gaines inspires anyone with half an interest in cooking and entertaining. Her company, Magnolia, offers a kitchen bundle gift box that comes with her latest cookbook, hammered copper and gold measuring cups, a mini spatula bundle, and a Magnolia flour-sack tea towel so you can bake like Joanna.

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A great gift can be like a ray of sunshine in the middle of a cold winter. The Sunshine In A Box from small-batch gift basket company Mouth is exactly such a gift, with cheerful and bright snacks from artisans and quality makers.

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LA-based Flamingo Estate offers flowers, bath products, and ingredients all sourced directly from the property. The Chef’s Kiss gift box has winter-harvested extra virgin olive oil, biointensive wildflower honey, and dark chocolate studded with black mission fig, orchard rosemary, and ginger.

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The gorgeous gift tower from Williams-Sonoma is almost too pretty to eat. It features a tier of gift boxes filled with snacks like milk chocolate-covered pear, dried pineapple, lemon pepper corn nuts, and toffee pretzels.

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Christina Tosi’s famous Milk Bar sells all their most popular treats in a sampler pack. It’s got all the good stuff from B’Day Cake Truffles to a slice of Milk Bar pie.

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The Pacific Pantry box from Knack is a taste of the Pacific Northwest and comes full of tasty treats from the West coast, including Stumptown coffee, preserved quince, and smoked salmon.

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Expert and novice bakers alike will love this quality gift box by Food52 has an assortment of essential baking tools and an apron with built-in pot holders.

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Unless you’re lactose intolerant, you would have a hard time finding something not to like about this awesome gift box from Jasper Hill, featuring all their best cheese plus preserves and a set of cheese knives.

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It used to be that you had to travel to Maine to have a lobster roll from the famed McLoon’s Lobster Shack. Now, thanks to Goldbelly, you can send a gift basket with all the ingredients needed to recreate these legendary rolls at home.

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If you’re lucky enough to be able to get away for a luxurious long weekend at Blackberry Farm, you’ll probably be sample most of these items during meals. If you can’t, you can get the next best thing with this pantry box featuring the best the property has to offer.

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For a gift that has a homemade feel, the tropical sampler box from Makani Farm is the perfect choice. It has jars of papaya jam, lilikoi (passionfruit) butter, honey and banana bread, all locally sourced and organic from Maui.

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If you can’t be there in person to serve breakfast in bed, you can do the next best thing and gift this brunch basket which features everything you need for a luxurious morning.

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The Movie Night gift basket from Palisades Canyon has everything you need for a fun movie night in with friends or family. It has both snacks and games, but the best part is the fun memories you’ll make.

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It’s easy to fall into a pasta shape rut, and we’ve all found ourselves eating the same penne or farfalle over and over again. Break out of the routine with the pasta sampler to take a tour of Italy.

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This gift box is designed to gift the receiver a nice, quiet moment alone. Featuring shortbread cookies, coffee, and desktop notepad, give this to someone who could use a break.

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Food gifts taste all the better when they’re crafted by sustainable, zero-waste companies. The Favorites Gift Set contains tasty treats like pistachio dukkah and coconut almond crumble.

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Great, artisanal, hand-pulled noodles can be hard to find. With this gift box, there’s everything you need to master this complex cooking technique.

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