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Holiday Gift Basket Ideas to Create Memories

Looking for more Christmas gift basket ideas? Get a ready-to-go breakfast gift basket, or put together your own meat & cheese gift baskets. For decades, The Swiss Colony has developed the favorite holiday food gifts for millions!

We’ve already shown you why food gift baskets are some of the most popular—and appreciated—holiday gifts. In that article, we focused mainly on desserts and chocolates; now, let’s look at other Christmas gift basket ideas that will be big hits this holiday season with friends and family.

Red wire gift basket filled with a variety of coffee blends, shortbread cookies and a snowman mug.

Breakfast Gift Baskets

We always hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day; who knew it would also make a fabulous gift? The reason is that, in this hustle-and-bustle world, people love to slow down and enjoy some of life’s simple pleasures and comforts…like enjoying a hearty weekend breakfast in our pajamas. This is especially true when the family gathers for the holidays.

Food shopping online will reveal a wide selection of breakfast foods in gift baskets and boxes. You’ll find pancake mixes and syrups, plus a variety of breakfast meats: ham, sausage…and no one needs to tell you how popular bacon is today. In fact, that may be a key reason breakfast gift baskets are so hot today. For coffee lovers, look for a basket with a “blend” of fresh-ground flavors!

Breakfast gift of a red mixing pitcher filled with a spatula, pancake mix, coffee, sweet bread, sausage links and syrup.

Today, when so many families are separated by hundreds—or even thousands—of miles, not everyone can be together for the holidays. Sending a thoughtful breakfast gift basket lets everyone wake to the aromas of coffee and bacon, and will make you part of the celebration even when you can’t be there.

2005 Holiday Swiss Colony Catalog Cover - Red & Gold gift basket with cheese, sausage, and petits fours
Historic Swiss Colony Catalog Cover (circa 2005)

Meat & Cheese Gift Baskets

If you’re looking for a great gift for the foodie, cheese has never been more popular! Cheese and wine tastings are a new entertaining trend, and cheese gift baskets are fantastic DIY gifts. Just order a selection of cheeses online along with a cutting board or slicer, find a decorative basket and prepare to amaze.

Summer sausage and cheese are natural partners, too, especially when everyone’s watching football and sharing good cheer…and they’ll really perk up that wine-tasting. Meat and cheese gift baskets and boxes have been very popular food gifts for decades, and are definitely trending upward. Those delicious foods shared with family and friends help create moments and memories.

Food gift box with sausage, cheese, bread, petits fours, tortes and cheese spread with a side plate of samples.

Holiday Gift Baskets with Style

Some of the best Christmas gift baskets aren’t baskets at all. Flat gift boxes are easier to ship, and you can even find impressive gift towers composed of several individually wrapped boxes stacked and tied together with ribbon. Talk about a time-saver! You can shop in the comfort of your home, find a wealth of Christmas gift basket ideas online, and have them wrapped beautifully and delivered right to the recipient’s door.

1999 Swiss Colony Catalog Cover - stack of food gifts in fruit on the vine gift boxes and blue ribbon.
Historic Swiss Colony Catalog Cover (circa 1999)

So remember, when you’re looking for Christmas baskets, keep your mind open to other possibilities. As they say, it’s the thought that counts…and with just a little thought in selecting your Christmas gifts online, you can send a gift that will always be remembered.

Green woven holiday basket of cheese, spreads, chocolates, cookies, preserves and mustards, with samples.

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