Gourmet Goodies!Written by Bob Bassett
For connoisseur in your life, a gourmet gift basket is a perfect choice for a special occasion. Whether they prefer fine wines, exotic coffees, or gourmet cheese, you are sure to find something to please.
Gourmet gift baskets often do not have a specific theme, instead including a variety of high quality food items. Commonly they contain crackers, cheeses, chocolate and other sweets, and wines or champagne. It is possible to find more specific gourmet baskets, of course. Godiva and Ghirardelli chocolates both provide an array of gift basket options. There are also gift baskets that use coffee and wine as focal points, too.
Some gourmet gift baskets are location themed, containing a variety of delicacies local to a region. For instance you might find a New York State gourmet gift basket with apples and a hard cider or apple wine, a New York sharp cheddar, and bread from a New York bakery. A Louisiana themed gift basket might include Cajun spices and food items, a Mardis Gras drink set, and plastic beads.
Tasteful Gift GivingWritten by Bob Bassett
It's not just fruit any more... food gift baskets now come in every variety, from champagne and truffles to Cajun cooking kits. With such a wide selection, and in every size imaginable, there is sure to be something for everyone. A food gift basket is a great gift for any occasion, from housewarmings to Christmas, too.
Food gift baskets come in a wide variety, from cheese and smoked sausages to munchies to classic fruit baskets. The variety is virtually unlimited. Some focus on specific brand items, for instance Godiva chocolate, Mrs. Fields cookies, or Starbucks coffee. There are also baskets with special dietary considerations in mind, such as kosher of vegetarian.
Available in a variety of price ranges, it is easy to find a food gift basket that will fit your budget. Inexpensive varieties start at under $20 and luxury versions can be as much as $200. In addition to being packaged in baskets, some options include stackable boxes or displays including food related items such as a picnic basket with dining utensils or a cutting board. Look for seasonal themes, as well. Some baskets may feature Christmas cookies or fruitcakes during holiday season.