Selecting Gourmet Food Gift Baskets
Gourmet gift baskets are often the traditional choice when sending gifts to family and friends. Their simplicity and universal appeal make them a great choice for any holiday or event. Whether sending a birthday basket or a get well gift, gourmet food gifts offer great variety and selection. The information below presents the standard types of food gifts available from GrenvilleStation.com.
When designing food gift baskets, we first begin with the container in mind. Wicker baskets are usually the most obvious selection but unique containers are also available like our Koffee Kafe food gifts. This type of gift provides for a reusable container that may find a special place in the recipient’s home for years to come. A beautiful fire engine red tin planter like our Berry Licious gourmet gift provides just the right amount of pop. When sending a gift opening the gift can often times be the most exciting part of receiving one. A wicker hinged-lid hamper is often a great choice when content is more important than visual presentation. The Sonoma gourmet basket can be topped with a hand-tied fabric bow and presented to recipients without the need to unwrap cellophane.
The contents of gourmet food baskets are usually very similar. There is only so many types of shelf stable food products to use. The category of products may be similar or limited but the variety of items is vast. The main categories would be coffees and teas, chocolates, crackers, cookies and many variations on sweet treats (e.g. truffles, bon bons, caramel popcorn). Cozy Coffee gourmet food gifts are a perfect example of marrying the two top selections, coffee and chocolate. This design will satisfy any sweat tooth. Golden Moments gourmet gifts are housed in larger containers which require many more items to fill the base. Larger products such as big bags of baked pita chips, Belgian truffles and Italian panetini snack bread are used to fill space. That isn’t to say these items are not particularly selected for their own deliciousness!
Dark stained wicker baskets are probably the most popular type of container to use. They imply richness and luxury. Most recipients would never dream of throwing away this type of container after all of the food products have been eaten. The Topaz gourmet baskets accentuate the dark container with beautiful yellows and greens. This truly makes the design pop! For a more masculine appearance the Jazzy Java food baskets are great designs when sending gifts to men. When you need a touch of the outdoors in a design that brings the elements in, the Garden of Eatin food gift basket has a great selection of products in a green theme with beautiful greenery to enhance the overall design.
These designs are just a small selection of the types of gourmet gifts available. Regardless of any design, the recipient’s tastes and preferences should always be the first consideration when selecting any gift. Food gift baskets offer lasting joy and a consistent reminder to the recipient that they are loved or appreciated.