The 12 Best Gift Baskets of 2020

Food is the fastest way to the heart

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Harry & David

"A fan-favorite known for their hand-picked fruit and fun snacks."

Best for Foodies: Mouth

"They have a pickle of the month club, a birthday box, and more."

Best Classic: Gourmet Gift Baskets

"A comprehensive place to purchase food, booze, and more."

Best Packaging: Gift Tree

"Find classic food baskets as well as non-food options like a spa basket."

Best for Hostess: Stonewall Kitchen

"Gift the host with a delicious breakfast basket."

Best Fruit Basket: The Fruit Company

"Choose from different fruit baskets featuring both uncommon and traditional seasonal fruit."

Best Ice Cream: Jeni's

"This retailer delivers ice cream right to the recipient's door."

Best for Local Favorites: Goldlbelly

"Send local food favorites (pizza, bagels, and more) across the country."

Best Baked Goods: Milk Bar

"Ship pies, cakes, and cake truffles from this famed bakery."

Best Custom: Knack

"Create a custom basket with premium packaging and gift options."

Gift baskets don’t have to feel like thoughtless presents someone else put together. Because many of the brands on the market have such unique options, gift baskets feel personal and like they were curated for the special person in your life. Whether they love the typical fruit and cheese to more obscure finds, there’s truly something for everyone.

Here are the best gift baskets for your loved ones.

Best Overall: Harry & David


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No matter who you’re shopping for, you can’t go wrong with a gift basket from Harry & David. This company has a plethora of food-centric gifts for every occasion including sympathy gifts, birthday surprises, an anniversary, and get well presents.

While all of the Harry & David picks are great, the World-Inspired Appetizer Assortment is a clear winner. The basket comes with bake and serve apps like mushroom tarts, three-cheese arancini, and savory spanakopita. It doesn't get any easier, or more delicious, than this.

Best for Foodies: Mouth

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Want to get the recipient something unexpected? Turn to Mouth, an innovative company with a wide array of regional and handmade snacks as well as unusual treats that your special someone will be obsessed with.

For a one-off gift try the Birthday In A Box or the Tasty Thank You. If you want to get someone a monthly gift they have plenty of fun options like the Pickles Every Month club or Indie States of America, which is a box that centers on a different region each month.

Best Classic: Gourmet Gift Baskets

Bountiful Harvest - Fruit Gift Basket
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Want to stick to a classic food basket? Gourmet Gift Baskets has all the popcorn, fruit, and sweet treats you can imagine to send to anyone on your list. It's a smart place to shop if you need to buy multiple gifts because you can get everything from a meat and cheese basket to an around-the-world beer bucket all in one place.

Best Packaging: Gift Tree


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If you want to wow them, pick out a basket from Gift Tree. Here, you'll find wine, fruit, flowers, and snack baskets that can suit an array of recipients all in sleek packaging. They also have an assortment of non-food gifts like the natural spa basket.

Best for Hostess: Stonewall Kitchen

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Proper hostess etiquette dictates giving a gift after spending a weekend at someone's house. Why not show your praise with a plentiful breakfast from Stonewall Kitchen? This classic New England store makes some of the best pancake mixes, jams, and syrups out there.

The Morning Favorites basket has everything they need for a hearty feast—blueberry jam, strawberry jam, Maine maple syrup, farmhouse pancake and waffle mix, blueberry pancake and waffle mix, and coconut pancake and waffle mix. If breakfast isn't their thing they also have grilling, bloody mary, and salsa themed gifts.

Best Fruit Basket: The Fruit Company Simply

Simply Fruit Basket
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If you're interested in sending a basket of fruit, The Fruit Company is your best bet. You can get an array of different fruit baskets featuring both uncommon and traditional seasonal fruit. The HarvestClub is one of our favorite monthly gift options because it features a beautiful selection of fruits that are in season to send to your loved ones. From the HarvestClub Americana monthly fruit club that's stocked with all the classics (think apple and pear) to more intriguing buys like the HarvestClub Exotica monthly fruit club which boasts kiwi and pomegranate, there's an option for every palate.

Best Ice Cream: Jeni's

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Warm their hearts with a cold pint of ice cream. This online retailer delivers ice cream right to the recipient's door and has dozens of fun flavors to choose from, like brambleberry crisp and salty caramel pie, plus some dairy-free options.

Send them a few pints or gift them the Pint Club which is four pints delivered four times a year. No matter which option you choose, this is a sweet treat they're sure to remember.

Best for Local Favorites: Goldlbelly

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Have a homesick college student or a friend who is a foodie? Goldbelly can deliver local favorites across the country to satisfy any type of customer.

From the famous banana pudding from New York's Magnolia Bakery to deep dish pizza from Gino's East in Chicago, you can pretty much send it all. Keep in mind that perusing all of the options will leave you hungry.

Best Baked Goods: Milk Bar

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You don't have to live by Christina Tosi's Milk Bar to delight in one of her outrageous treats—you can just ship them across the country! Known for their "birthday cake" flavored treats as well as their highly addictive Milk Bar Pie, these sweet treats and baking mixes are sure to brighten anyone's day. All of the sweets arrive in a cute gift box, too.

Best Custom: Knack


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Looking to create a special basket? Knack can do just that and wrap it all in a gorgeous package for a thoughtful gift. For a custom basket, you can filter based on the recipient (college student, for him, for her), occasion, or interest and then expert ideas for the basket will appear. If you're short on time you can also pick one of their best sellers, which are all cleverly packaged and themed.

Olive & Cocoa


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If you want to wow a special someone, Olive & Cocoa curates beautifully arranged gift crates that can include gourmet snacks, fashion items (elegant scarves, leather bags, and more), and even flowers. They also have seasonal options that cater to different holidays such as Halloween and Easter. Each gift crate comes wrapped in stylish packaging that's free of charge.

Jasper Hill Farm


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Who wouldn't want a nice gift basket of cheese? Jasper Hill Farm, a well-known dairy farm in Vermont, can create the perfect basket of cheese for the ultimate cheese lover in your life.

The Vermonter Basket contains everything you need for a delicious cheese spread. It contains three types of Vermont cheese—a Welsh-style cheddar called Landaff, their award-winning soft-ripened Harbison, and an Alpine-inspired variety called Alpha Tolman. Plus, you also get a bag of hearty crackers and maple-roasted nuts.

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