Holiday gift baskets have come a long way from the impersonal, big-box store towers of “treats” that nobody really eats. Today, a holiday gift basket is personal, thoughtful, and carefully curated. We’ve put together a few unique holiday gift basket ideas for Christmas and Chanukah, but they’re not just for gift-giving at the holidays. In other words, feel free to put one of these ‘holiday baskets’ together anytime you want to present a gorgeous gift to someone you love.
Ideas for wine gift baskets
Whether for a birthday, an anniversary, or Christmas, a wine gift basket is a luxurious, welcome present. A traditional picnic hamper makes an ideal container for a wine basket. Fill it with a few consumable goodies—like crackers and cheeses—and then include a couple of larger treats to round out the gift.
Peaceful Pacific vibes and good wine–sounds like the start of a great evening! Give them our Pacific Blue table runner as a tribute to the gorgeous coastline of glorious Sonoma County, home of so many treasured California wineries.
Of course, it’s nice to have a bit of lighthearted charm to contrast the refinement of a wine gift basket. These block printed napkins are just the thing to go with the table runner and rest of the California wine country presents.
Fort Ross Winery
What better wine to pair with our tribute to to the Pacific? This winemaker says that the Sea Slopes Chardonnay is inspired by the majestic Sonoma Coast.
Include this in a wine gift basket for the wine lover (or established oenophile) in your life.
Tea gift basket ideas
When you give the gift of a tea basket, you’re inviting your loved ones to indulge in graceful entertaining, peaceful moments, and self-care. A tea gift basket can—and should—include a few sweet treats, like biscuits, scone mixes, and a jar of honey. Include a dash of whimsy along with something elegant and beautiful. Present them in a beautifully wrapped woven willow basket–they won’t be able to wait until tea time to dive in and enjoy!
Rendered in a perky blue and white color palette, our English Gardens floral tablecloth sets the table for high tea. (This vintage-inspired tablecloth would be especially lovely for any friend who wishes they could step onto the set of Downton Abbey or Bridgerton!)
Cloth napkins lend an air of propriety and grace to a table, but they’re also an eco-friendly alternative to paper napkins–and these are simply so much prettier.
A tea gift basket needs tea! Present the tea-lover in your life with this sample of Fair Trade Certified organic teas from around the world.
How charming are these teaspoons? They’re absolutely perfect for using at parties, but they also bring bunches of joy to the everyday cuppa.
Coffee gift basket ideas
Jive with their love for java with some of these coffee basket ideas that we brewed up. Now, a true coffee lover will already have all kinds of preferences and brewing essentials on hand, but coffee gift baskets will definitely perk up his or her Christmas morning. Stuff this holiday gift basket with things that will make daily coffee drinking even more enjoyable, and round it out with anything that goes great with coffee: chocolate, biscotti, Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Wake up, sunshine! Caffeine is one way to kickstart the day, and the happy shades of our Versailles collection will only make the mornings that much brighter.
Doma Coffee Roasting Company
Sourced responsibly, this blend of brown sugar, dark chocolate, and caramel coffee almost sounds like dessert, so we’ll gladly take it.
An oversized artisanal ceramic coffee cup with an ergonomically designed handle makes getting your morning cuppa joe easy and comfy.
We’re certain that the coffee lover who receives this gift basket doesn’t have any of these one-of-a-kind coffee scoops. The artist personally harvests the wood (using sustainable practices) in Southern Colorado.
Travel gift basket ideas
When we start brainstorming ideas for what to give the travel lovers in our lives, our brains usually wander to ideas of suitcases, plane pillows, or travel journals. While practical, these gifts are a bit overdone. And truth be told, most travelers already have luggage solutions. Instead, cruise into Christmas morning by presenting your travel lover with a travel gift basket. Pack the gifts in a collapsible market bag (like this one from CleverMade) and add a few of the following ideas. You’re destined for gift-giving greatness!
A Taj Mahal-inspired print will be a sure win with world travelers. Treat them to this table runner, whose design nods to the jewel inlay of the Taj Mahal.
Inspired by traditional Persian kilim rugs, our Ruby Kilim print speaks to far-flung places. Set out placemats in this print, indulge in kebabs, dolmades, and roaster artichokes, and let yourself be carried away on a magic carpet ride.
Moon Travel Guides
There are just so many places to see, and this book introduces would-be travelers to mythic locations, epic trails, ancient cities, and more that span the four corners.
Saly Limon USA
These luggage tags are fashioned from sustainable leather and handmade by master artisans in Hawaii–a gorgeous and functional accessory for the traveler.
Holiday-themed holiday gift baskets
How about a holiday gift basket for the holidays–literally? Give a Christmas gift basket with a holiday theme to the college grad who’s just starting out, the newly-engaged (or newly-married) couple, or the friend who absolutely loves decorating her home for Christmas and has seen every Hallmark holiday movie known to mankind. Fill the holiday-themed gift basket with our ideas below. To make it even merrier, pack some of your homemade Christmas cookies in the basket.
The beauty of this Christmas table runner is two-fold: it’s made entirely by hand, and because it doesn’t have a specific holiday motif, it can be used all year long.
A set of unique block printed napkins helps a table setting feel fun–not fussy.
These wood slice ornaments are block printed by hand, and they feature a wintry moonlit scene that makes them perfect for using all season long. Bonus: they build on the theme of block printing and rustic red and black in this holiday gift basket.
Lake Champlain Chocoaltes
Sure, hot cocoa is cozy, but this USDA organic, Fair Trade hot chocolate is a sweet and spicy treat that really warms thing ups thanks to a touch of ancho chili and chipotle pepper.
Yoga gift package
Embrace the spirit of thoughtful giving this holiday season with a yoga gift package for someone who enjoys mindfulness and meditation practices. They probably already own a yoga mat of their choice, so think about ways to enhance their sensory experience when they’re practicing yoga or meditation at home. Considering gifting them their favorite teas, gift them a tea light holder or scented candle, or a guided journal for reflection. Wrap your gifts in a scarf or sustainable tote—we’re sure they’ll appreciate the intentional meaning behind every ie
Perhaps the yogi in your life is always looking for ways to make their mediation room cozier. Surprise them with a nature-inspired throw pillow to emphasize the healing power of the outdoors.
Inspire their soul (and space) with a wooden tea light holder carved into the shape of the spiritual Hamsa Protection symbol. Gift them a pack of scented tea lights to make the gift extra special.
Support their journey of self-discovery and gift them a wellness journal. This thoughtful gift invites moments of reflection, gratitude, and mindfulness.
Seal your yoga gift basket with an eco-friendly touch and carefully pack the items in a tote bag. Not only a practical addition to your gift basket, but a symbol of your care.
Garden-themed gift basket
Give the gift of nature’s magic with a garden-themed holiday gift package. Curate your collection with artisanal floral napkins, a handwoven succulent planter, a packet of pollinator seeds, and a set of garden-inspired bag organizers. It’s easy to customize a garden theme basket, considering what your gift recipient is into. Do they enjoy ourdoor gardening? How about a new set of gardening tools? Do they prefer to cultivate herbs and greens indoors? Surprise them with an LED garden stand. No matter what, they’ll feel oh-so-special with their customized garden gift basket.
Blooming honeysuckle vines grace this set of gorgeous dinner napkins—a great addition to a garden theme holiday gift basket.
These make the perfect pots for indoor plants: succulents, herbs, and miniature flower species.
While you might be tempted to gift someone a house plant, present them with a packet of pollinator seeds, instead—great for local biodiversity, and they can choose when and where they’d like to grow these.
Lastly, present them with a garden themed set of toiletries and makeup bags. These can be used for travel, organizing toiletries in the bathroom, or storing all kinds of miscellaneous items around the house.