Luscious Inexpensive Gift Basket Ideas

Everyone loves receiving pretty gift baskets filled with edible and drinkable goodies, so these ideas are sure to please, whether you make things from scratch or only have time to dash to the store.

We have something for everyone on your list–and we keep your budget in mind! Try some of these fun, inexpensive theme ideas for sumptuous food baskets:

Apple Delight Basket

A bottle of sparkling cider, a few choice heirloom apples, a jar of homemade or store-bought apple butter, and a Fresh Apple Coffee Cake.

Coffee Lover’s Basket

A pretty pottery mug, a bag or two of flavored coffee beans (see Naturally Flavored Coffees, homemade or store-bought cookies to go with the flavor you chose.

Yuletide Basket

Rolled sugar cookies cut into magical shapes (deer, suns, snowflakes) or with pentacle decorations, beeswax candles, and a sprig of holly.

Peace Basket

A tub of flavored hummus, pita bread, tahini, dried chickpeas, Middle Eastern spices, and Peace Cookies.

And here are our Ten Best Gourmet Gift Basket Ideas.

Happy holidays!

By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Winn Adams
Winn Adams2 years ago


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Good ideas,thanks for sharing

Bill and Katie D.
Katie D.2 years ago

Fun to make! Keep your eye open for pretty baskets all year long then when Xmas comes or a B-day you have them ready!! Handy to put together and just beautiful to give! Fluff up tissue paper in them to make colorful and put a bow on! If you can shrink wrap it's even prettier! Thank You

Edvanir L.
Edvanir L.2 years ago

Valantine's Day is coming!!! Thank for the ideas!

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby2 years ago


paul m.
paul m.2 years ago

Nice one...

Deanna C.
Deanna C.2 years ago


Teresa W.
T. w.2 years ago

Hi Andrea L. I also make personalized gift baskets and I think its AWSOME your making one for your uncle whos diabetic. My mother also has type II Diabetes and thats a great pick me up and smile idea. You can turn that into a business if you enjoy it enough. I love these ideas in the article as well, they give really great ideas too!! Kudos

Diane Piecara
Diane Piecara2 years ago

I like the themes. Thanks.

J.L. A.
JL A.2 years ago