Regardless of the occasion, edible gift basket ideas are a personal
and inexpensive way to show your loved ones how much you care.
Edible gift baskets make great gifts because they are easily put
together and can be completely customized to reflect the person to
whom you are gifting it.
You have two options when looking for edible gift basket ideas:
commercial baskets and handmade gift baskets. You can purchase
and assemble handmade edible gift baskets components and decorations
at a much lower cost than buying the already assembled basket from a
gift store…and handmade shows you put a lot of time and effort into
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Types of Edible Gift Baskets
With so many types to choose from, deciding on edible gift basket
ideas can be a challenge. The easiest way to choose is to build an
edible basket around the favorite foods and interests of the person
who will be receiving it. Some of the varieties of edible gift
Completely Edible Gift Basket Ideas
If you’re looking for edible gift basket ideas that make great
hosting gifts for parties, gatherings and holidays, consider a
completely edible basket. In this type of gift basket, everything
within is edible in its original form. This type of gift is perfect
for gatherings because the hostess can simply unwrap the gift and
share it with her guests. Ideas for this type of basket include but
are not limited to
Candy Craze Baskets -
Find out what your hosts favorite candies are and fill a basket
full of them. Leave them in their store bought wrappers or but
them in decorative jars for an extra personal touch. As an
alternative, if your gift recipient loves chocolate, fill the
basket with that instead.
What a Nut Basket -
Fill small decorative jars or boxes with all different kinds of
whole nuts, cracked nuts and trail mixes. Arrange in a basket
and add a nutcracker.
Tutti Fruity Basket -
Great for summer parties, pack a basket full of citrus, grapes,
a pineapple and even containers of berries. Add a container of
low fat yogurt dip and voila! The taste of sunshine!
Confectioners Basket -
If you love to bake, consider packing your basket full of
several varieties of traditional or holiday cookies and homemade
breads. Not only will they be made with love but everyone
will love you for sharing.
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The perfect holiday or birthday gift for co-workers, recipe baskets
provide all of the ingredients you will need to make a special meal
or treat for your loved one and their family to enjoy.
Cheese and Crackers Gift Basket
Include a cheese ball or cheese dip, crackers, fruit, cut up
vegetables and a cheese spreader. Prepare the cheese dip recipe
below and place in a fancy pint jar. This recipe also has festive
colors of green and red which makes for a nice addition to a
Christmas food gift basket. Cheese Dip Recipe
1 8-ounce package cream cheese softened
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 cucumber, finely chopped
5 radishes finely chopped
2 green onions finely chopped
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon parsley finely chopped or 1 teaspoon dried
Mix ingredients together and place in a pretty pint jar or bowl.
Chill for several hours. Attach a note to the basket to refrigerate
cheese dip and Enjoy the Holidays.
Pasta Gift Basket
Stuff a basket full of different colors and shapes of pasta along
with a few jars of homemade
sauce or a jar of alfredo mix. For extra fun, include a jar
of Italian seasonings. A fun strainer or serving bowl makes a
nice touch to this Christmas food gift.
Include a fun popcorn bowl, gourmet popcorn kernels, seasonings
and a dvd or movie rental coupon.
You can make a delicious arrangement from our Christmas
recipes page, or try a cookie mix in a jar. (They can make
cookies at a later time when the holidays are over.) See our jar
mixes below. Add both fresh cookies and a cookie jar mix for
double the enjoyment. Include a fun milk container/pitcher or a
cookie jar to the basket for a complete Christmas food gift.
Include this onion cheese dip mix with a bag of chips or vegetables
and a new family game or a drink mix to complete this food basket
idea. Onion Cheese Dip Mix
1 tablespoon minced onion
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 ½ teaspoons beef bouillon
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
Mix together in bowl until well combined. Place in a ziploc baggie
or small spice container. Add a label for Onion Cheese Dip mix:
Mix in bowl 1 Cup sour cream and contents of onion cheese dip mix.
Chill 1 hour.
Gingerbread Family Fun Basket
Many families don't have the time to make gingerbread houses in the
bustling Holiday season. This basket can help a family put one
together without all the preparation work. Include in your basket homemade
(find the recipe here) that they can assemble, candies for
decorating, and frosting or the frosting recipe they can make on
Sundae Fun Basket
Edible gift basket ideas don’t always have to be for meals. Try
filling your basket full of all the items you need to make a special
ice cream sundae. Include candies, chocolate or caramel ice cream
sauce, sprinkles and even cherries for a unique one of a kind gift.
This homemade fudge sauce poured in a nice jar, decorative ice cream
bowls, or an ice cream scoop can finish off the edible gift basket
Hot Fudge Sauce
3 tablespoons butter real
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar firmly packed
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup half and Pinch salt
In saucepan heat ingredients together, when butter is melted turn
heat down to low. Continue cooking until sugar is dissolved. Allow
to cool and pour into decorative jars. Attach a label to warm up in
Edible gift basket ideas are not hard to come up with and make for
perfect gifts for almost every type of person. Remember as you plan
your basket to keep in mind the tastes and interests of the person
you are giving it to. This type of gift is an excellent way to show
your loved ones you care without having to spend large amounts of
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