We're approaching the home stretch of holiday shopping season, which means it's nearly time for big family get-togethers and friends popping in to give and get gifts. If you still don't quite know what to get that person who seemingly has everything or you just want to grab something quick for the person playing host, holiday gift baskets are great presents that often can be delivered right to their door with a personal note.
We’ve rounded up the best holiday gift baskets for everyone on your list, no matter if you’ll be seeing them in person or not. Whether they like to indulge in sweet treats, prefer munching on savory snacks or need another way to indulge, we’ve found several options that are beautifully packaged, ready to ship and will arrive by Christmas Eve.
Food Christmas gift baskets
This Boston-based company was on a mission to create the best soft pretzels on the planet, and many believe they've done it. (It even landed on Oprah's Favorite Things list back in 2019!) Each of their pretzels have the airy qualities of a brioche on the inside and a traditional Bavarian-style crust on the outside. Choose from 19 different gift varieties, including its bestselling "True Love At First Bite" box.
For the food lover who prefers savory and salty over sweet treats, this gift basket is filled with classic snack favorites. If you know someone who loves to host game day or tailgates, grab this snack box, which features chips and salsa, queso, football-shaped sausage, party snack mix, popcorn and more.
This pizza gift set will show your amore just how much you adore them. Complete with a dough mix, pizza maker and a chili crunch to top it all off, making dinner just got a whole lot more fun.
Cheese lovers will enjoy this basket that has five different pre-sliced cheeses, summer sausage and a few accompaniments to make a delightful snack tray. Pair this with a bottle of wine and you have an even better gift.
For the person who’s always looking for something savory to nosh on in the pantry, consider this snack crate, which includes items like summer sausage, twisted honey wheat pretzels and a block of cheddar cheese.
Everything in this gift box is created by women in Chicago who are leading the way in the specialty food markets. This box has 10 different items ranging from sauces and crispy fava beans to roasted heirloom tomatoes and spinach, basil and garlic fettuccine.
Adorably situated in a colander, this pasta lovers set includes everything they need to create the perfect Italian-inspired dinners, including a cookbook for carb-loaded nights to come.
Nothing says holidays like a tower full of treats. This stack of four boxes is filled with something for every taste preference from chocolate covered pretzels to sweet and smoky turkey sausage.
For the friend who is always revamping their charcuterie board presentation, consider this slow-cured meat variety box. The package — shipped in a reusable wooden crate — comes with three classic types of cured meat along with an award-winning, Swiss-style aged cheese.
The pasta lover on your list will enjoy this basket of four different pasta sauces, three pastas and a few other goodies to make any Italian dinner a true feast.
Handcrafted treats and artisanal goods are the highlights of this gift. The included almond butter and granola will instantly punch up a yogurt breakfast bowl, while the olives and roasted almonds are a great addition to a festive holiday charcuterie board.
For the carnivore on your list, the steak-forward gift from ButcherBox is an instant win. It comes with two perfectly-marbled rib eyes, two New York strips, two filet mignons and four top sirloin steaks — and all are grass-fed and pasture-raised. Plan on inviting yourself over once this gets delivered.
Amp up their charcuterie spread with this gift basket that has a variety of cheeses, crackers, meats, nuts and three bottles of wine. If you help them assemble the board after giving it to them, they may even share.
Whether you’re shopping for Dad, your uncle, grandpa or brother, this savory assortment has everything he'll want to eat this holiday season. From beef jerky to cocktail mixers, this basket will have him snacking and smiling in no time.
We love the idea of a charcuterie box, and while there are some sweeter products in this box, it mainly leans savory with items like dry salami, prosciutto and three different cheeses.
Cookie and candy Christmas gift baskets
Four different flavors of hot chocolate come in their own decorative tins in this set from Harry and David. With caramel, peppermint, Belgian white chocolate and milk chocolate to choose from, they'll have fun winding down the holiday season with this variety of flavors.
The holidays are a time of utter decadence, but there's always room to sneak in some healthy noshes here and there. This fresh batch of sweets features an array of fruits straight from California's orchards (apricots! dates! peaches!) dipped in rich Compartés chocolate. P.S. The brand also has a "no melt" shipping guarantee, timing your delivery location and the temperatures along the route your package is taking.
If someone on your list is a fan of sweet-and-salty combos, then this chocolate-covered pretzel gift box is ideal. It has over 20 different chocolate-covered pretzels they will be munching on all season long.
Give the gift of California sweets and a glass of bubbly with this gift basket. Everything in the basket pairs perfectly with the bottle of California sparkling wine that’s also included.
Is there anything better than dousing everything in gooey caramel sauce or savoring every bite of caramel candies? If that sentiment brought someone to mind, then you’re going to want to get them this caramel gift basket that has everything from maple and pumpkin caramel candies to sea salt caramel cream.
Unique Christmas gift baskets
If they're tired of indulgent eats, they'll probably appreciate this collection of dried fruits bursting with flavor. These delights from Harry & David aren't just good for snacking on — they'd also make great decorative elements on show-stopping holiday desserts and garnishes in joyful cocktails.
For a non-edible gift that's just as cozy as hot cocoa or tea, this set comes packed with gifts that the book lover in your life is sure to appreciate. It includes a printed tote bag, a pair of comfy socks, a wooden page holder, a mini sign and a silicone book mark. All that's missing is their current read!
Whether they've been an avid runner for years now, or their New Year's resolution is to start logging more miles, gift them with this box that provides the basics. It comes with hydration packets, a pair of mid-calf socks, a running journal, a slim fanny pack and more!
If you’re looking for a gift basket for two, this is it. The coffee and tea collection has two types of instant coffee, a tea sampler and assorted snacks that the pair can share.
This bestselling gift box combines personalization with thoughtfulness. You're able to pick the gift box design, personalize a tumbler, choose a monogram for the compact mirror and even upgrade to add other items inside.
A piping mug of hot chocolate is a favorite indulgence during the holidays, so why not surprise them with everything they need for the perfect cozy cup in a gift basket. This hot cocoa gift basket includes one mug, a jug of cocoa mix, one bag of marshmallows, candy canes and a custom ornament.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and this Stonewall Kitchen gift basket proves it. The decadent breakfast basket includes wild Maine blueberry jam, Maine maple syrup, farmhouse pancake and waffle mix and a festive tea towel.
Perfect for those with a gluten intolerance, this Etsy gift basket features several iconic goodies from the Pine Tree State like classic maple syrup, blueberry black tea and creamy caramel sprinkled with sea salt.
Olive and Cocoa gift sets can be bought in a variety of sizes, but the bigger the bag or crate, the more items are included. The smallest option has six sweet and savory items, while the largest bag has 15 different items.
Harry & David wouldn’t dare leave vegetarians and vegans out of the charcuterie fun. This collection includes three vegan salami options and three regular kinds of cheese. If they are strictly vegan, a basket with just vegan salami is available as an alternative.
If they can't start their days without a little caffeine,= and refuse to order hot coffee even when the temperatures dip below freezing, gift them with this 'cold brew lovers' bundle from Chamberlain Coffee. With two sets of cold brew packets that they can make and take their brew on-the-go, this kit even comes with a mason jar glass, making it even easier to do so.
Take their tastebuds on a trip to the Lowcountry, courtesy of Callie's Hot Little Biscuit. The Charleston-based brand has curated the perfect spread for their holiday brunch or New Year's Eve cocktail party with two types of their famous biscuits, sharp pimento cheese and much more.
This gift basket includes three bottles of Cliffside Vineyards and sweet and savory bites that could help to enhance the flavor of the wines (or just be put out on a snack tray for munching on while enjoying family get-togethers).
Prep them for a New Year's Day brunch of epic proportions, courtesy of this Wine Country Gift Basket offering. Along with a bottle of mimosa crafted in Spain, this collection also includes other tasty delicacies like lemon cakes, dried figs, hummus and more.
The movie buff in your life will appreciate this set that will elevate their at-home movie experience. This set comes with a popcorn popping bowl, kernels and all of the toppings you need to season it exactly to your liking including a mini Truff hot sauce, popcorn salt and more.
Globetrotting friends who make an entire vacation centered around food will love this gift filled with treats from some of the best restaurants in Chicago. The box has 11 different items in it, from spicy hot sauce by S.K.Y. to sweet hazelnut spread from La Fournette.
Drink up with this Bloody Mary gift crate. The cocktail kit includes everything someone may need to make the perfect cocktail, three different cheddar cheeses and a salami log to make each cocktail more extravagant with toppings.
If they're an active individual, or need to refresh their sock drawer, this set of Bombas socks will provide a supportive, comfortable fit. These socks won best socks for everyday wear during the Start TODAY x Shop TODAY Wellness Awards, and reviewers appreciate the blister tab on the back of the socks that works to prevent blisters, even if you're wearing a new pair of running or walking shoes.
For those who enjoy sweet and savory things equally, consider this box the best of both worlds. The gift basket is filled with chocolate bars, crackers, salsa, Iberico salami and more to satisfy any sweet tooth or salty craving.
Whoever you give this gift box to is sure to have a joyful morning. The set includes everything they may need for breakfast, like maple syrup, pancake mix and coffee beans to make the perfect brew.