Who Needs a Cookie Jar?

Written by Bob Bassett

For your favorite insatiable sweet tooth, a cookie gift basket is sure to make their day. Cookie gift baskets are available from a variety of sources, some bakeries create their own gift baskets and gift basket companies offer a variety of gift baskets for every occasion featuring cookies. They are often included in other gift baskets well, for instance many coffee gift baskets also contain cookies.

Cookie gift baskets don.t come just in baskets. Many smaller varieties come in decorative tins or canisters. Also available are decorative arrangements such as cookie bouquets. These can be a great choice for a less expensive option. Often they consist of a dozen cookies displayed in a flower-like arrangement, usually in a canister or cup instead of a vase. Everyone from Mrs. Field's to small local bakeries offers a cookie gift basket. They are available in a variety of sizes, from a dozen cookies to huge baskets.

Sweet Surprises

Written by Bob Bassett

Chocoholics will delight inrepparttar variety of chocolate gift baskets available, from exquisite truffles to sweet and salty combinations. Chocolate gift baskets are great for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, her birthday, or "just because."

Very often, chocolate gift baskets have a specific brand of chocolate or type of treat. There are gift baskets devoted to Ghirardelli, Hershey's, and Godiva chocolate, just to name a few. Some small chocolatiers also have gift baskets available.There are also baskets of truffles or chocolate covered pretzels. A common theme is sweet and salty, combining chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered nuts, and other salty snacks covered with chocolate.

Also popular in chocolate gift baskets are chocolate covered fruits such as cherries or strawberries. In addition, wine gift baskets often include some variety of chocolate. For holidays, there are usually decorative seasonal options. Look for baskets in seasonal colors. Chocolate may also be molded into special shapes such as hearts, wedding bells, or Christmas trees.

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