If you’re running out of ideas for presents, gourmet gift baskets are a great suggestion. Who wouldn’t want to receive a whole lot of goodies that’s good for snacking or even for serving as a full meal? Here are some of the types of hampers you can fix yourself or conveniently find in deli stores and online shops.
Depending on the brand and type of products that you’ll include in the present, a coffee or tea set is one of the most inexpensive yet elegant gift you can give. You can present it like a snack pack featuring a bag of coffee beans or a tin of loose tea leaves. You can include a mug for coffee or a teapot and cup set for brewing the tea leaves. If it’s for a couple, put in 2 mugs or a set of teapot and 2 cups. Throw in a pack of coffee cake or tea biscuits, if you wish.
You can expand this gourmet gift basket idea to a full breakfast set. Make whatever breakfast item you want the main attraction, instead. Give a pack of pancake and waffle mix, a small jug of maple syrup, and a small jar of preserves. Include a pack of coffee beans, tea leaves, or teabags, and you’ve got a complete meal to start the day. If you’re giving to a big family, give a basket filled with assorted English muffin packs, a jar or two of fruit preserves, and a bottle of juice, aside from the coffee or tea.
If you want romance in a box, you can easily have that, too. A hamper can have a bottle of lovely bubbly and decadent chocolate candies. For the chocoholic, you can choose from gourmet chocolate gift baskets that you’ll find in many food shops. You can find these packages with dark truffles, cookies, candies, cake, sauce, and drink mix – all in rich chocolate. If it’s your style, you can even throw in a small cuddly toy in this type of gift.
A box of fruits and wine is also a great idea for giving for almost any occasion. Birthdays, anniversaries, or any reason for a celebration is a good time to give this type of hamper. Another option for this type of hamper would include some crackers and a favorite cheese variety to go with the wine.
You can get a gourmet gift basket online or in food shops and supermarkets in your neighborhood. You can also opt to make a basket of your own. Whichever way you’ll do it, you just need to keep in mind the interests and personality of the receiver and the gift will surely be appreciated.