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Gourmet Foods 101
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"The average gift basket contains a minimum of five items."

Gift Baskets

The gift basket industry is barely 20 years old, yet it already a $1-trillion per year business.

Gourmet gift baskets filled with non-perishable items are increasing in popularity every year. Gift baskets are now available in a broad range of themes to suit every occasion, personality and taste.

Gourmet gift baskets are also a popular and convenient Internet purchase. Many companies guarantee delivery, using ground courier to deliver packages within the U.S. in several days.

Gift baskets are an easy, convenient way to tell someone you are thinking of them. They are ideal as office or business gifts - provided you consider the proper etiquette, expense and theme.

Traditionally, gift baskets contain products such as bath oils and soaps. If you want to gift a lover of gourmet food, a gourmet gift basket might include:

  • candy
  • chocolate
  • tea
  • gourmet coffee
  • caviar & canned escargots
  • cheeses
  • pates
  • sauces or hot sauce
  • olives, oils and vinegars
  • jams, preserves and syrups
  • canned lobster, crab and shrimp
  • gourmet pasta
  • herbs and seasonings
  • gourmet cookies
  • small gourmet desserts

You can find out more about these gourmet items by clicking on the links on this page.

Some popular gourmet gift baskets are based on themes that reflect unique interests, occasions and other subject matters.

Some examples include:

  • Erotic themed baskets
  • Auto Racing themed baskets
  • Christmas gift baskets
  • Easter gift baskets
  • Get Well gift baskets
  • Personalized gift baskets
  • Radio Flyer gift baskets

Other ideas are suggested on our themes page, or you can click on other links to reach leading online supporters.

You can bet that the future will bring even more innovations in gourmet gift baskets. Demand variety and you will get it!