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The Perfect Gift: Festive Food Baskets

The Perfect Gift: Festive Food Baskets

Looking for the perfect gift idea, even for those who have everything? Try a gift basket filled with edible goodies! You can make your own gift baskets inexpensively, tailoring them to each recipient, and it‘s a lot of fun. If you have time, feel free to do your own baking and making, but if you don’t, just buy treats ready-made. Arrange the goodies in a pretty basket, top with a bow, and off you go! Gourmet gift baskets remind me of the Spirit of Christmas Present from Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: so abundant and festive, like the very essence of the holiday.

We’ve collected some great ideas to inspire you. Try the Coffee Break Basket for a busy co-worker, the Under the Tuscan Sun basket for your friend who loved the movie, or a Chocolate-Lover’s Basket for just about anybody! All these ideas and much more, here:

10 Best Gourmet Gift Basket Ideas

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Content.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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9:43AM PDT on May 12, 2013


6:58AM PDT on May 12, 2013

Practical basket for family picnics.

11:09PM PDT on May 11, 2013

Always fun to make your own baskets! Add anything you want!
Use tissue paper and a big bow! It will be appreciated greatly!
Thank You for this article!

8:59AM PDT on May 11, 2013


7:32PM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Nice idea! Thank You

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6:02AM PST on Feb 7, 2013

Thanks ...

2:50AM PST on Feb 5, 2013

Nice one....

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