I love a good gift basket. They’re really the perfect gift. Whether you know your recipient super well, or if it’s a simple thank you basket for someone you’re not all that familiar with, there’s a basket that will work.
Gift baskets can come pre-made, but I think the ones that were put together with careful consideration are the ones that truly shine.
Classic baskets, such as wine & cheese, for example, are classics for a reason. But I’ve thought up some unique ones that are sure the please your receiver.
- Nut butters. Almost everyone likes and uses peanut butter, but there’s also almond butter, cashew butter, and a few others. I’m not talking about putting a jar of Jiff in a basket, but a nice, locally made nut butter would be excellent. Include in the basket a couple different butters, gourmet or locally made honey, and maybe a baguette to tie it all together.
- Tropical fruit. This would make a good thank you basket. It would also be perfect for the health foodie in your life. You could include mangos, bananas, dragon fruit, a pineapple, a coconut, star fruit, and some kiwi.
- Dog goodies. I’m a dog lover, and I’d be just as thrilled to get a basket full of goodies for my dog as I would a basket full of human treats. You could include a new dog toy, a box of dog bones, Burt’s Bees dog shampoo, and a nice rawhide bone. A funny book about dogs would be a nice touch as well.
- Essential Oils. This would be good for the health conscious person, the nature lover, or anyone really. A small basket full of doTERRA oils and a handwritten note with possible uses would be very unique and appreciated.
- For the coffee and/or tea lover…a basket with gourmet coffee grounds, coffee/tea in offbeat flavors, teas from around the world, and a pretty mug.
I’m sure I am not the only one who enjoys receiving a beautiful, handmade gift basket. These ideas are definitely not run-of-the-mill, and are sure to please whoever the lucky recipient is.