2017 Holiday Gift Guides

Ideas To Make Your Gift Basket Unique

How to Make a Gift Basket Unique
Christmas is only a few days away, and sometimes it’s tough to find a unique gift for our loved ones. Instead of trying to buy something your friends or family don’t have, try capitalizing on their favorite food and beverages instead! A gift basket molded to their personality could really surprise them, and also be more personal than a gift already pre-packaged.

We offer reviews with a variety of gift basket merchants, and even though many come pre-made, they may have one or two things that could stick with whoever you’re buying for, so look for some already existing baskets that you can just add to later!

Customizable Baskets

On the flip side there are also a few merchants that allow you to customize baskets so you can pick and choose what to include. Here’s a list of merchants that offer customization:

  • Wine Basket – Deals mostly with wines and beer.
  • iGourmet – Many products that range from coffee and tea to meats and seafood.
  • Shari’s Berries – Chocolate covered strawberries, and other chocolate offerings.
  • Gift Baskets Plus – Products include coffee, cookies, and fruits.
  • Design It Yourself – Wide range of products related to grilling, cookies, and coffee
  • Are you buying for a wine lover? Are you buying for a chocolate connoisseur? Getting typical run of the mill baskets aren’t going to impress somebody that knows what they’re talking about. That’s why we’ve included a guide to the best gift basket merchants that have unique offerings for each type of person. We have sections for chocolate, wine, and food connoisseurs, so here’s a few places to get something unique for your loved ones.

    For the Foodie

  • Harry and David
  • Omaha Steaks
  • iGourmet
  • Mrs. Prindables
  • Shari’s Berries
  • Let’s start with the foodie because the products found through these merchants can be used for many different types of people. For instance, those who are steak-lovers will get a massive kick out of Omaha Steaks. They have premium cuts of pork, steak, charcuterie, veal, and poultry. It’s wonderful for the foodie because of all the hard-to-find cuts of meat, and it would be perfect for the meat-lover because, well, that’s self-explanatory.

    Mrs. Prindables and Shari’s Berries are kind of similar. Mrs. Prindables specializes in caramel apples while Shari’s Berries offers chocolate covered strawberries and other treats. You won’t be able to find the quality of these fruit-turned-desserts anywhere else, and they’re perfect places to look for the foodie in your life.

    Harry and David as well as iGourmet are a great place to look for pretty much everything else. They both have a well-stocked store including items like seafood, coffee, pasta and other things. If you look long enough, you’ll find something unique.

    For The Chocolate Lover

    • Harry and David
    • Gourmet Gift Baskets
    • Shari’s Berries
    • Hickory Farms
    • Mrs. Prindables

    Harry and David has many different types of chocolate. They have signature truffles, which come in white coffee, chocolate cherry, chocolate almond, and dark chocolate flavors just to name a few. They also have a pretty respectable amount of caramel and toffee assortments too. Also, head over to Shari’s Berries to get some chocolate covered strawberries and other dipped treats like pretzels and brownie pops.

    As mentioned before, Mrs. Prindables specializes in caramel and chocolate-covered apples, but they also have a wide range of other gourmet chocolate offerings. Visit their site for some great caramel apples, and stick around for the other stuff as well.

    For The Wine Lover

    • Harry and David
    • Wine Basket
    • Omaha Steaks
    Hickory Farms

    In this category, Wine Basket hits a home run. The other merchants offer some great wine options too, but sticking with Wine Basket wouldn’t be a bad idea. You can purchase from some top-tier vineyards such as Beringer, Blackstone, Fox Brook, and Silver Oak on the site, as well as from countries like Argentina, France, Portugal, and Chile. Pair up your wines with cheese and fruit to make for a better foundation when the basket does come. Wine Basket is your best source for the wine lovers out there, but the other merchants offer some great options as well.

    We gave you some solid names for when you go to purchase a gift basket this year. With these merchants you’ll be able to buy just about anything, for anyone.



    Thomas Kuegler is a Senior Editor/Researcher with Revuezzle and originally hails from Baltimore, MD, where he received his degree in Marketing. Despite loving Baltimore-indigenous pit beef and being an avid Oriole's fan, he recently decided to take residency in Orlando, FL. In his free time he enjoys reading, watching any movie that's being shown in theaters, and hunting down opportunities to take a picture with Pluto at Magic Kingdom. In the future he aspires to be a published author and write a movie script for the ages.

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