The Geeks’ Guide to Building the Perfect Foodie Gift Basket

Hopefully, by now you’ve checked out our Cookbook Gift Guide and our Cocktail Gift Guide. The question that remains is what to do with these awesome gifts once you’ve purchased them. Sure, you could wrap them. Why not up the ante a bit and make a fantastic gift basket?

Making a gift basket really takes gift giving to the next level. Your loved one gets not one gift, but several. There are numerous ways to create a fun and well-received gift basket. Below are some ideas for themes that we have put together:

Food Item Themed Gift Basket

This type of gift basket can be a bit more challenging to complete but the payoff is huge. What taco lover or pizza lover wouldn’t love a basket themed around their favorite food? For a food themed basket, find items that represent that food or can be used to make it. For example, in our Taco Gift Basket, we selected a fun book featuring tacos, homemade taco seasoning, tortillas, a taco ornament, and taco trays. The gifts included are a mix of practical and fun. Select a favorite food item and base a gift basket around it! #gifts #food

Color Themed Gift Basket

This is one of the more fun gift basket ideas. Select a color and see what you can come up with! We went with yellow gold and created a fun and unique cocktail themed basket. Stores like Target, Home Goods, and even Amazon can be your biggest ally when looking for color specific items. If your color isn’t a holiday color, start buying items during the time of year that it is seasonal. Picking a fun color is a unique way to create a gift basket for the foodie in your life! #foodie #gift

Local Item Gift Basket

What better way to show someone you care than with a locally produced gift? Find gifts from local provisioners to share with friends and family. These gift baskets are especially fantastic for loved ones who live out of state. It is like giving them a little piece of the things you get to enjoy on a regular basis. For some of our favorite local products, check out our Things We Love Thursday posts. Our pal Angel over at Yay Baby blog has also compiled a fairly extensive list of local products as well! Gift baskets full of local products are a great way to share your state with loved ones who live far away! #shoplocal #foodie

We hope this helps you build the perfect gift for your loved ones. The great thing about gift baskets is that they let your creativity shine. You can build them as large or as small as you’d like and they can accommodate all sorts of budgets. What are your favorite gift basket gifts? Leave a comment below or tag us in your gift basket photos! We’d love to see them! Happy Holidays!

*The Geeks were not compensated or given any comped items to facilitate this write-up; All opinions are wholly our own. View our Disclosure Policy for more info.

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