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Crowd-Pleasing Gift Basket Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Gift baskets that everyone will love
Design: theSkimm | Image: Goldbelly, The Honest Company
Nov 17, 2022

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It’s that time of the year again — wish lists are being made, shopping is getting done, and you may be running out of good gifting ideas. Instead of opting for the tried-and-true (but, let’s be real, kiiiinda boring) gift card, switch it up a little with some gift basket ideas. From wine gift baskets to coffee gift baskets and more, we’ve rounded up options for everyone on your list who you still may be searching for. 

Wine Gift Baskets 

A collection of eight classic wines…

Perfect for the wine enthusiast who’s always on the lookout for new varietals. They’ll get reds, whites, and rosès — like pinot grigio, Bordeaux, and Côtes du Rhône — from all around Italy and France. Each bottle comes with tasting notes, and they’ll get access to a digital tasting room with companions to guide them through the aromas and flavors. Clink clink. ($65, In Good Taste)

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A selection of sets from an award-winning winery...

Looking to gift a set of premium wine? This HQ’r fave Napa-based winery has gathered over 250 bottles rated 90+ (based on the 100-point wine rating system), and two coveted 100-point scores, too. Snag a bottle of the flagship cabernet sauvignon with a 97-point score, or splurge with a group on a bundle of the brand’s most highly acclaimed cabernets. Pour it up. ($100+, Hall Wines)

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Christmas Gift Baskets

A sweet and savory duo perfect for the holidays…

All the best treats of the season are bundled up in this gift basket from a brand synonymous with gifting. They’ll get Moose Munch popcorn (in classic caramel and milk chocolate), tree-cutout shortbread cookies, sausages, mixed nuts, sharp cheddar cheese, and so much more. Plus, it comes wrapped and ready in two holiday-themed gift boxes. Doesn’t get better than that. ($59.99, Harry & David)

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Christmas-themed cupcakes that’ll satisfy their sweet tooth…

If you’re looking to outsource your gift-giving but still want your present to have that homemade feel, this gift basket to the rescue. It comes with three jars of a sprinkled cupcake flavor and three jars of red velvet (each one is equivalent to two regular-sized cupcakes), plus two bottles of wine to pair with their dessert. Cheers to that. ($99.99, Wicked Good Cupcakes)

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Coffee Gift Baskets 

A bundle of Partners’ bestselling coffee blends…

For the person who can’t start their day without a cup (or two) of joe. Partners offers four different kinds of coffee bundles — a bestseller set, an espresso set, a filter favorites set, and an instant coffee set. Each one comes with a variety of three top-selling flavors with different roast levels, perfect for keeping your fave caffeine fan satisfied well after the holidays. ($38.95+, Partners)

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A coffee set that comes with a sweet surprise…

Know a coffee lover who’s got a bit of a sweet tooth? This is the basket for them. It includes four bags of artisan coffee (1.8 ounces each), four culinary-inspired chocolate bars, and tasting notes for each pairing. Choose from freshly ground or whole beans and leave a personal note for an extra-special touch. ($38.99, Bean Box)

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Baby Gift Baskets 

Baby essentials to help them out from bathtime to bedtime…

New baby in the home? Gift ’em this basket full of caretaking essentials that’ll help clean, pamper, and soothe any fussy baby. It’s got gently nourishing shampoo and conditioner, bubble bath, face and body lotion, diaper cream, panda-themed towels, bath mitts, and so much more. And it all comes in a little wooden caddy so things can stay organized. Squeaky-clean baby coming through. ($199.99, The Honest Company)

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Spa-level goodies for new or expecting mamas…

And their babies, of course. She’ll get stretch mark cream, a leg and foot treatment, a wonderbalm for herself, shower gel, relaxing hand and body soap, baby bubble bath, and more for her little one. All the products are 100% vegetarian, cruelty-free, and free of parabens, silicone, and mineral oil. Win. ($150, Cowshed)

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Food Gift Baskets 

A bundle of the fudgiest brownie bites…

Each package includes 36 individually wrapped baby brownies in a festive, ribbon-tied box. Expect flavors like birthday cake, chocolate fudge, sticky cinnamon bun, peanut butter, and tons more. They’ll ship out with ice packs and (if tightly covered) can last anywhere from five to six days at room temp and up to three months in the freezer. Happy snackin’ to them. ($82.95, Goldbelly)

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A candy box with a lil’ edge…

Got a self-proclaimed candy lover on your list?  You can’t go wrong with Sugarfina. This champagne candy bears set comes with three flavors — strawberry champagne bears, bubbly bears, and venus strawberry candy — and one mini champagne bottle filled with Dom Pérignon–infused gummies. (Keep in mind that these sweet treats may contain milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, and/or tree nuts.) Sounds like a party. ($50, Bloomingdale’s)

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Organic fruit and cheese shipped from a California farm…

Your recipient will get 3 pounds of mixed seasonal fruit (like apples, pears, persimmons, citrus, and more), and a Carmody cheese and blue cheese from other California-based farms. The fruit arrives ready to enjoy in an eco-friendly box and should be given a quick rinse before eating or cooking. ($99.95, Goldbelly)

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Unique Gift Baskets 

The ultimate baking set for the person who’s always whipping something up…

If they run their home kitchen like Gordon Ramsay, this set is the perfect surprise. It’s got a stylish apron with built-in pot holders, a conversion chart, and pockets to keep the mess off their clothes and their tools close by. Plus it comes with large and small offset spatulas, a pastry brush, and a bench scraper, all decked out with dishwasher-safe stainless steel and platinum-grade silicone handles. ($100, FTD)

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A box of Japanese snacks that help support local business…

For the Japanophile in your life or simply the curious foodie. This one ships directly from Japan and includes up to 24 different snacks and candies, along with a tea pairing and a guide that explains the origins and flavors of each piece. The treats, which include both sweet and savory options, are sourced by family-run businesses in Japan. The first box is an all-star sampling of snacks from every season and each box has its own unique theme after that. ($39.99+/month, Bokksu)

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A sustainable gift set full of bath, kitchen, and household essentials…

Like reusable cotton bags and wool dryer balls. It’s also got shower essentials like an ayate washcloth (made from handwoven agave fibers), a scrubber and sea sponge, and an ayate bath strip. This eco-friendly gift set has zero trace of single-use plastic and includes products that’ll make it just a wee bit easier to live their everyday more sustainably. Psst…if you’re looking for something more bath-focused, check out this classics set that’s got shampoo, conditioner, body soaps and more. ($74.99, Public Goods)

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