15 of the Best Gift Baskets You Can Buy—from Skincare Boxes to BBQ-Themed Crates
Sure, gift baskets aren’t the most personalized presents in the world, but when you’re in a bind for what to give your neighbors who are hosting the annual holiday block party or need a last-minute gift for your aunt who just RSVP’d for Christmas dinner, they more than do the trick. So we sifted through all the gift baskets out there to uncover the best of the best, guaranteed to delight everyone from your BFF with a major sweet tooth to your coworker that's a total skincare enthusiast. (Think: Boxes full of luscious lotions and creams, crates of snack-time essentials and packages loaded with delicious, new coffee flavors to test out.) Read on for 15 of the best gift baskets around—we promise you'll find no boring fruit baskets or subpar boxes of chocolate here.
1. Man Crates Pit Master Barbecue Crate
For the grill master
Does your dad feel at home manning the grill and does he pride himself on his recipe for fall-off-the-bone ribs? You can officially stop marinating on gift ideas thanks to this clever crate of barbecue essentials. As one happy customer review states, “Even though I had selected this gift box, I was still pleasantly surprised by the contents. The gloves are very heavy duty, the BBQ sauces are a very generous size, the meat claws and grill fork tools are clearly well made and of high quality, and the cast-iron sauce pot will literally last forever.” Not to mention the kick he’ll get out of having to crack open the crate with a crowbar.
2. Burt’s Bees Classics Gift Set
For the pal that needs some TLC
This Burt's Bees bundle is versatile enough to be gifted to coworkers, not-so-close friends or your brother’s new girlfriend who you’re meeting for the first time on Christmas morning. It includes an all-natural assortment of dry skin saviors: Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, Hand Salve, Original Beeswax Lip Balm, Res-Q Ointment (a multipurpose balm that'll heal bumps or cooking burns), Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream and Coconut Foot Cream. Basically, it's ideal for anyone who has to deal with freezing winter weather.
3. Deer Creek Bloody Mary Gift Crate
For the brunch go-er
We all know a person who loves brunch a little, ahem, too much. So if you're shopping for someone that gets decked in an IG-worthy fit to go scarf down eggs benny every Sunday, gifting them this Bloody Mary-themed basket is a must. Packed with all of the necessities—Bloody Mary mix, paired meats and cheeses, and a flavorful seasoning to rim their glass with—they'll be more than equipped to mix up the cocktail they replace their coffee with every weekend.
4. Gusta Italian Menu Gourmet Gift Basket
For the home chef
Perfect for your brother that never knows what to get his significant other and can't set up a date to save to save his life. This basket solves both of those aforementioned issues in one fell swoop. Because, sure, who doesn't love getting pasta in the mail, but this basket is also a kickass excuse to have date night in the comfort of their own home.
5. Spa Luxetique
For those in need of a spa day
Chances are, you have a coworker that works herself to the bone and never takes time off. With this spa-cenetered basket, she'll be able to give herself a well deserved, long overdue pamper sesh. This baby is packed with the all the goods—everything from bath bombs and salts to body lotions and creams—so she can have a self-care day full of pampering. Bonus points for the free, handmaid tote bag that accompanies each order.
6. Around the World Cheese Gift Basket
For the cheese lover
Bringing flavors from across the globe, this sample of cheeses will completely transport their tastebuds. Stocked with a variety of cheeses imported from five different countries, this basket also comes with crackers, mustard and mini pretzels to add texture and new flavors to every mouthful.
7. Harvest & Treats Gift Crate
For the healthy snacker
On the hunt for a healthy gift basket that’s not a lame fruit bouquet or a boring box of mixed nuts? Look no further than this gourmet (and health-conscious) option that includes an assortment of dried fruits like apricots, apple rings and kiwis, as well as crunchy pistachios and almonds. Any hostess will welcome this with open arms as a respite to the cookies and chocolates their other guests brought.
8. Broadway Basketeers Thinking of You Gift Basket
For the late night snacker
If you have a night-owl in your life, treat her to an almost endless supply of munchies that'll keep her tastebuds happy. The snack-centric basket is filled with an assortment of crunchy treats—like pretzels, popcorn, crispy chocolate wafers and so much more—that will satisfy most of those midnight cravings.
9. Truffle Pantry Gift Crate
For the adventurous eater
Did your cousin just discover the truffle powder seasoning at Trader Joe’s? Up the ante and introduce him to umami goodness imported from Umbria, Italy, where truffles have been harvested for over a century. Included are a variety of truffle oils (drizzle it over homemade pizza), butter, sauces and honeys that are the perfect finishing touch to every meal he'll cook up.
10. Artisan Appetizers Tray with Wine Pairing
For the cheese board lover
If your gal pal loves wine and cheese just as much as we do—and let's be real, we all love a good charcuterie moment—she's going to go gaga for this assortment. This tray is filled with with the usual suspects of cheeses, meats and and crunchy bites of nuts and olives. But our favorite part? That'd probably be the two bottles of vino you get that in every basket.
11. Wine Country Tea Time Gift Basket
For the friend that loves tea time
A white ceramic teapot surrounded by soothing teas, cookies, candies and spreads encourages some much-needed R&R after the holiday season. Plus, the breakfast tray can be used again and again (hint, hint to their significant other).
12. Belgian Chocolate Cookie Basket
For the chocoholic
Packed to the brim with decadent Belgian goodies, this basket is just the thing for any occasion where you’re hoping to sweeten someone’s day. Some of the mouthwatering highlights include chocolate covered cookies, wafers and almonds, shortbread and loads more.
13. Bean Box World Coffee Tour Gift Basket
For the caffeine fiend
Don't do the bare minimum and hand your coffee-loving client a gift card for their fave cafe joint. Instead, make a better impression with a gift basket that will leave her buzzing with excitement. This assortment of coffee beans is sourced from around the globe, giving you a tiny taste of what people from other countries sip on in the morning.
14. Cozy Global Gift Basket
For the world traveler
If someone on your shopping list is passionate about travel and collecting authentic pieces from foreign countries, they'll rejoice at this travel-themed,basket. They'll be able to bundle up with a handwoven scarf from Thailand, sip on some Ghanaian hot cocoa out of a handpainted Moroccan coffee mug and decorate their home with a basket woven in Mexico, making this the ideal gift basket for your most adventurous friend.
15. Stonewall Breakfast Gift
For the morning person
We love that these Stonewall Kitchen best sellers are packaged in a reusable tin can so a memorable day-after-Christmas breakfast can come together in a cinch. BTW, the Wild Maine Blueberry Jam is the topping you didn't know your pancakes needed.