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Top 12 Places to Buy Food Gift Baskets

Gourmet & Specialty Food Treats


Food gift baskets make a wonderful gift any time of the year but are especially welcome around the holidays - Christmas, Mother's and Father's Day, Graduation, etc. Don't know what to give someone or short on time? Almost everyone loves and appreciates the gift of food. It's hard to go wrong. There are thousands of gift basket companies, a few good ones and a lot of not so good ones. Here are some of my favorite companies that are reliable, feature high quality gourmet foods, and have good customer service.


1. Design It Yourself Gift Baskets

Gourmet Food Gift Baskets

 What a fun idea! Get a custom made gift basket with everything you know the recipient will absolutely love!  They have a huge assortment of baskets to build - chocolate lovers, coffee lovers, Italian food lovers and gourmet food lovers!  Choose from dozens of delicious treats to put in your baskets - fine cheeses, scones and cookies, jams, specialty coffees and teas, cheesecakes, layer cakes, smoked salmon, lobster and seafood pates, and lots more!

There are also dozens of fantastic pre-made baskets full of wonderful foods! 

2. iGourmet

Gourmet Gift Baskets

 Igourmet is the best specialty food store around, so it makes sense that they have some truly incredible gourmet gift baskets filled with some very delicious delicacies. Find baskets and crates filled with artisan foods from America, France, Italy, the UK, and around the world.  


Take for example the Extreme Foodie Trunk featuring Corsic'Alive Extra Virgin Olive Oil AOP Corsica made from black olives, cherries soaked in Armagnac, Trufa Seca Salami by Charlitos Cocina, Jamon Iberico by Fermin, Salami Barolo by Creminelli, cheeses from America, Italy, & Spain, jam, crackers, and more.  Sounds simply mouthwatering and Igourmet has dozens more gifts that are equally delicious - perfect for any food lover on your list.

3. Harry & David

In business for over 70 years, Harry & David is a wonderful company with very affordable gourmet baskets and treats. The cakes, cookies, and chocolates are made right there and most of the fruit they sell comes from their own orchards. Huge selection.

4. Gift Tree

A more main stream route for gift baskets, Gift Tree actually has a very nice selection of gourmet food baskets. Cookies, roasted nuts, gourmet popcorn, international cheeses, crackers, candies, snacks, wine - in a variety of combinations. Very fast shipping.

5. The Fruit Company

The quintessential gift basket full of fruit. All fruit is not created equal, however. The Fruit Company is an Oregon company in business for over 65 years. Very affordable, their gift baskets feature the freshest fruits, many accompanied with gourmet cheeses, roasted nuts, sweets, and other delights. The Fruit Company also has a variety of superb desserts and fruit-of-the-month clubs (be sure to check out the exotic fruit club).

6. GourmetGiftBaskets.com

What I love about this company is not only the gigantic variety of gourmet food baskets, towers, baskets and other gifts but also the high quality of the items in the baskets. You will easily recognize the chosen brands as some of the best around. Really decent prices, too.

Great website that is easily navigated with categories divided into food types, gift recipient, and holiday or occasion. You will find wonderful baskets filled with everything from luxury chocolates to smoked salmon to artisan coffee. Other delicious specialty foods available include French pastries, fresh fruit, organic snacks, craft beers, seafood, ice cream toppings, steaks, gourmet popcorn, wine, and a whole lot more.

7. GiftBaskets.com

 A great all around gift basket company with hundreds of delicious gifts to choose from for any occasion. Specialty baskets for Starbucks, Mrs. Beasley's cookies, Fairytale Brownies, Godiva, California Delicious, Little Red Barn Beef, Torn Ranch, and lots more. Most baskets at Giftbaskets.com also include customer reviews.

8. Dean & Deluca

The premier place for buying gourmet foods, Dean & Deluca has a wonderful selection of gift baskets, care packages, and other gift assortments. Only the very best of gourmet foods are used. Offered in a variety of prices (many under $50), these delectable gifts are available to everyone.

9. Zingerman's

Zingerman's is a great place to buy gourmet foods any time! One of my favorite companies, they have a fantastic selection of gift boxes featuring some of their best treats. Artisan cheeses, freshly baked goods, rare oils and vinegars, and more. Sure to please any food lover.

10. GiftBasket.com

 Another fine gift basket company with hundreds and hundreds of delicious baskets to choose from. They have incredible gift packages for any occasion or theme.  I particular like their assortment of gifts at Giftbasket.com that include a real Radio Flyer toy!

11. Citarella

Citarella features truly exquisite gift baskets using only the highest quality luxury foods. Some of these magnificent gourmet gifts include caviar, prosciutto, foie gras, Scottish smoked salmon, sweet soppressata, artisan cheeses, creme fraiche, imported olives, South African peppadew peppers, marinated mushrooms, seasonal fruits, mini-toasts, pumpernickel ficelle, crackers and savory twists, Italian truffle oil, balsamic vinegar, Godiva chocolates, and more.

12. Olive & Cocoa

It's obvious that Olive & Cocoa has put careful thought into their edible collections. Packaged in handcrafted wood boxes, some of the delicious contents include a wide variety of scrumptious candies, artisan salami from Creminelli, gourmet crackers, teas, honey, cheese, granola, nuts, and many other yummy items.

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