Food gift baskets make a wonderful gift any time of the year but are especially welcome around the holidays - Christmas, Mother's and Father's Day, Graduation, etc. Don't know what to give someone or short on time? Almost everyone loves and appreciates the gift of food. It's hard to go wrong. There are thousands of gift basket companies, a few good ones and a lot of not so good ones. Here are some of my favorite companies that are reliable, feature high-quality gourmet foods, and... have good customer service.
01 of 09
What a fun idea! Get a custom made gift basket with everything you know the recipient will absolutely love! They have a huge assortment of baskets to build - chocolate lovers, coffee lovers, Italian food lovers and gourmet food lovers! Choose from dozens of delicious treats to put in your baskets - fine cheeses, scones and cookies, jams, specialty coffees and teas, cheesecakes, layer cakes, smoked salmon, lobster and seafood pates, and lots more!
There are also dozens of fantastic premade... baskets full of wonderful foods!
02 of 09
Igourmet is the best specialty food store around, so it makes sense that they have some truly incredible gourmet gift baskets filled with some very delicious delicacies. Find baskets and crates filled with artisan foods from America, France, Italy, the UK, and around the world.
Take for example the Extreme Foodie Trunk featuring Corsic'Alive Extra Virgin Olive Oil AOP Corsica made from black olives, cherries soaked in Armagnac, Trufa Seca Salami by Charlitos Cocina, Jamon Iberico by... Fermin, Salami Barolo by Creminelli, cheeses from America, Italy, & Spain, jam, crackers, and more. Sounds simply mouthwatering and Igourmet has dozens more gifts that are equally delicious - perfect for any food lover on your list.
03 of 09
In business for over 70 years, Harry & David is a wonderful company with very affordable gourmet baskets and treats. The cakes, cookies, and chocolates are made right there and most of the fruit they sell comes from their own orchards. Huge selection.
04 of 09
The premier place for buying gourmet foods, Dean & Deluca has a wonderful selection of gift baskets, care packages, and other gift assortments. Only the very best of gourmet foods are used. Offered in a variety of prices (many under $50), these delectable gifts are available to everyone.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
A more mainstream route for gift baskets, Gift Tree actually has a very nice selection of gourmet food baskets. Cookies, roasted nuts, gourmet popcorn, international cheeses, crackers, candies, snacks, wine - in a variety of combinations. Very fast shipping.
06 of 09
Gift Baskets Plus is a great place to buy gourmet foods anytime! One of my favorite companies, they have a fantastic selection of gift boxes featuring some of their best treats. Artisan cheeses, freshly baked goods, rare oils and vinegars, and more. Sure to please any food lover.
07 of 09
The quintessential gift basket full of fruit. All fruit is not created equal, however. The Fruit Company is an Oregon company in business for over 65 years. Very affordable, their gift baskets feature the freshest fruits, many accompanied with gourmet cheeses, roasted nuts, sweets, and other delights. The Fruit Company also has a variety of superb desserts and fruit-of-the-month clubs (be sure to check out the exotic fruit club).
08 of 09
What I love about this company is not only the gigantic variety of gourmet food baskets, towers, baskets and other gifts but also the high quality of the items in the baskets. You will easily recognize the chosen brands as some of the best around. Really decent prices, too.
Great website that is easily navigated with categories divided into food types, gift recipient, and holiday or occasion. You will find wonderful baskets filled with everything from luxury chocolates to smoked salmon to artisan... coffee. Other delicious specialty foods available include French pastries, fresh fruit, organic snacks, craft beers, seafood, ice cream toppings, steaks, gourmet popcorn, wine, and a whole lot more.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
Another fine gift basket company with hundreds and hundreds of delicious baskets to choose from. They have incredible gift packages for any occasion or theme. I particular like their assortment of gifts at Giftbasket.com that include a real Radio Flyer toy!