GiftTree Staff Picks: Our Favorite Gift Baskets

GiftTree Staff Picks: Our Favorite Gift Baskets

GiftTree’s curated selection of gift baskets and wine gift baskets are some of the very best in the gift basket world. There are so many things that set us apart from the rest – from the keepsake container to the gourmet fare and fine wine, to the high quality card stock envelope with your gift message, fastened right onto the gift (and never on the packing slip). We could go on and on about how great our gift baskets are (and believe me, we do – you should sit in one of our meetings!) but we thought we’d show you with a little post featuring staff picks from GiftTree’s team – these are the gift baskets that we love to give! Keep reading to see our favorite gift baskets – onward!

Select Charcuterie and Gourmet Cheese Hamper

 

“My favorite gift basket is the Select Charcuterie and Gourmet Cheese Hamper. It’s great for sharing with your friends and family, and it has everything I love – delightful cheeses, delicious cured meats and other snacks that complement the cheese and meat components.” – Ryan, Data Management

Ryan’s right when he says this gift has everything. Inside this gift basket are four artisanal cheese wedges including Asiago, Gouda and a sweet, creamy cow’s milk cheese from Beemster called Vlaskaas – an old Dutch recipe that makes for the creamiest cheese ever. With a few different cured meats, Maille cornichons and dijon mustard, olives, nuts, crackers and even some chocolate,  this gift basket is more like a picnic basket, and it’s one they’ll remember forever.

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“Being from the Pacific Northwest myself, I absolutely LOVE the Pacific Northwest Wine Tasting Basket. It has two bottles of wine that are so quintessentially Willamette – a Pinot Gris and a Pinot Noir, plus a bunch of delicious goodies from some of the most famous foodies in Portland. I especially love the Jacobsen Salty Caramels!”  – Christine, Creative

Just south of Portland Oregon lies the Willamette Valley, a lush terrior that has made its mark in New World winemaking since the 1970s, especially with Pinot grapes. Archery Summit’s Pinot Noir is a highly-rated premier cuvée with notes of black fruit and flowers and a strong aroma of earthiness, and Elk Cove’s Pinot Gris offers pear and apple flavors along with a silky texture and light aromas of citrus blossom. We’ve paired these two wines with some of the Pacific Northwest’s best gourmet fare, including a pink Himalayan salt from James Beard Award-winner Mark Bitterman and Willamette Valley honey sticks from Oregon’s own Bee Local. Put all of this together in a pretty gift basket and you’ve got a wine gift basket that won’t go unnoticed on any occasion.

Fresh Fruit and Godiva Chocolates

 

“One of my favorite gifts is the Fresh Fruit and Godiva Chocolates! I genuinely love our high quality and consistently flavorful fruit, combined with rich chocolate is a pleaser for just about any person and appropriate for almost any occasion.” – Amy, Catalog and Photography

A tailored basket arrives bearing gift-grade premium Washington pears, juicy oranges and crisp apples, along with a collection of chocolate confections from Godiva, perhaps the most famous name in chocolate making. Enjoy smooth melting pearls, delicious chocolate covered nuts and crispy, buttery chocolate covered pretzels for that perfect blend of salty and sweet. This is one of our best selling gift baskets for good reason!

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“When the weather starts to heat up, I just want to be a part of it – shake off the gray winter days and catch some much needed rays. Being outside and enjoying the beautiful landscape we are so lucky to have, what’s better than  a picnic? The Picnic with Personalized Blanket Gift Basket allows you to really sit back, relax and take it all in. This gift is perfect for that, it’s got everything you need to have an relaxing picnic, complete with a blanket which can go anywhere.” – Deirdre, Gift Basket Designer

Deirdre pretty much says it all! With a bottle of red wine, two shatterproof wine tumblers, cheese and charcuterie, crackers, olives, mustard and more, this perfectly paired gift basket even comes with a personalized embroidered picnic blanket! Talk about a show-stopping summer gift.

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“Definitely the Artisan Fruit and Cheese Hamper. I take a slice of the Asiago and put a little spoonful of the fig and orange spread on top. With the fresh fruit and the chocolate… it’s heaven.” – Heidi, Design Director

This is one enjoyable gift basket of orchard-fresh fruit, well-aged artisan cheeses, fresh nuts and so much more, presented in an elegant hamper. It’s a perfectly delicious basket to celebrate any special occasion.

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“I like the Italian Roast Coffee Chest because who doesn’t love a good cup of coffee? Lavazza Coffee is one of my favorites, and the copper lidded tumbler keeps my brew piping hot all day. Plus, the goodies in the basket are great for a mid-day pick-me-up.”  – Andrea, Marketing

A full sized bag of Lavazza Italian roast coffee is joined by a collection of imported almond biscotti, perfect coffee companions and a copper lidded stainless steel travel mug, vacuum insulated to enjoy Italy’s most famous coffee on the go.

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“What’s better than chocolate and Champagne put together? The only thing better than giving the Veuve Clicquot and Chocolate Tasting Gift Basket is receiving it! I love the combination of yellow-label Brut and creamy chocolate truffles and tablets from the world’s best chocolatiers.” – Elizabeth, Purchasing

Fine chocolate from Lindt, Godiva and more accompany a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut, world-class Champagne with notes of almond, brioche and white flowers.

Well, you’ve heard it from the experts themselves – our collection of gift baskets and wine baskets holds many generous gifts, and these stand out as a few of our favorites!

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