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The Best Gift Baskets and Bundles to Give and Get

From Jasper Hill cheeses to Levain Bakery cookies, these gift baskets deliver.
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Whether it's a holiday, birthday, hostess gift, or just because, everyone loves a good gift basket. But finding one that will impress the food-obsessed in your life and that works for your budget is sometimes a tall order. Luckily, Food & Wine has done all of that legwork for you. We've chosen a wide range of gift sets from our favorite specialty food and drink producers and pulled together this complete list with something for everyone: Silky dark chocolate truffles that are (almost) too pretty to eat, dry-aged steaks for the carnivore in your life, an all-in-one Sicilian pizza party pack, Vermont-made cheeses and jams, and so much more. Read on for our top gourmet gift basket picks that will make a thoughtful, and delicious, gift any time of year. 

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Vosges Dark Chocolate Truffles

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Katrina Markoff, the genius behind Vosges Chocolate in Chicago, is a real-life Willy Wonka. She travels the world sourcing the best spices, nuts, chiles and florals to pair with her luxurious chocolate. This 16-piece dark chocolate truffle set is perfect for the adventurer in your life. Each chocolate is infused with ingredients from around the world, be it Kalocsan paprika from Budapest, ground guajillo chiles from Oaxaca, or wild fennel pollen from Tuscany. 

  • Contains: 2 Balsamico; 2 Black Pearl; 2 Brown Butter; 2 Budapest; 2 Chef Pascal; 2 Rap; 1 Absinthe; 1 Oaxaca; 1 Polline di Finocchio; 1 Red Fire
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Xiao Chi Jie's Full Dumpling Experience Set

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If you're looking for a gift basket that goes beyond cheese, crackers and chocolate, have you thought about sending soup dumplings? Xiao Chi Jie ships authentic, frozen xiao long bao, or soup dumplings, right to your door. These aren't your average frozen dumplings—the delicate dumpling wrappers make little pockets for the seasoned ground meat and unctuous, rice wine-infused broth. The XCJ Full Dumpling Experience includes three bags of their different soup dumpling flavors (that's 150 dumplings!), plus a bamboo steamer basket for cooking and their three signature dipping sauces (chile crisp, ginger-scallion umami, and classic vinegar). 

  • Contains: 3 flavors of soup dumplings (150 pieces total), 3 XCJ sauces, 1 bamboo steamer (two 10-inch tiers)
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Island Creek Oyster's Oyster and Caviar Gift

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Island Creek grows their oysters in Duxbury Bay, Massachusetts. Their oysters are harvested every morning and then overnighted (for free!) straight to your door. This is a great gift for any land-locked friends and family craving a taste of the coast, or if you're looking for a way to switch up your cookout spread. This set includes two dozen super-fresh east coast oysters, plus 30 grams of buttery white sturgeon caviar from Sterling Caviar Farms in Eleverta, California. We also recommend adding in one of Island Creek's iconic "oysters" sweatshirts—it's perfect for a crisp spring evening on the patio or summer bonfires on the beach. (Psst! For a step-by-step guide on how to shuck oysters, read on here.)

  • Contains: 30g Sterling Farms White Sturgeon Caviar; 24 Crowes Pasture Oysters from Dennis, MA
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Porter Road Meats Best of Box

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Porter Road butchers was started by two Nashville chefs who were struggling to find fresh, humanely-raised meat in their area. Their shop soon developed a cult following for its high-quality meats that are butchered on site and sourced from free-range animals raised on local farms. In 2019, they launched their online shop so people around the country can taste the difference in their product. Their curated "Best of" box is a sampling of their greatest hits, from dry aged steaks to fresh chorizo.

  • Contains: 2 dry aged steaks, 2 pork chops, 2 lbs of dry aged ground beef, 1 lb bacon, 1 lb country sausage, 1 lb chorizo sausage
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Mochidoki Mochi 24-piece set

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New York-based Mochidoki makes phenomenal Japanese mochi ice cream. Their delicate pockets of silky ice cream wrapped in pillowy mochi are the perfect two-bite treat. All of their flavors are made with the highest quality ingredients, like semi-sweet chocolate from Zurich and Alphonso mango. Their mochi ranges from traditional (red bean and black sesame) to new flavors like salted caramel and cake batter. We like the 24-piece gift set so you can try them all.

  • Contains: matcha, red bean, vanilla chip, chocolate, passion fruit (vegan), lychee (vegan), black sesame, purple sweet potato, salted caramel, strawberry, espresso, coconut (vegan)
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Melissa's Exotic Tropical Fruit Basket

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Melissa's is a phenomenal online resource for impeccable, hard-to-find fruits, vegetables, herbs and microgreens. While fruit baskets usually get a bad rap, this one goes beyond your standard apples and oranges: think baby pineapples, Asian pears, lychee, kumquats, persimmons, rambutans, tamarillos and feijoas, a variety of South American guava. This gift is great for adventurous eaters, smoothie junkies, or anyone who needs a tropical reprieve from the dead of winter. (Note that AZ, FL, GA, LA, TX, and HI don't allow citrus fruit shipments into the state, so Melissa's will substitute for a different seasonal fruit variety)

  • Contains: 7-8 pounds of asian pear, baby pineapple, blood orange, cherimoya, feijoas, kiwis, kumquats, lychees, mango, papaya, passion fruit, persimmons, pomegranate, rambutans, specialty bananas, starfruit and tamarillos.
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Brightland's Luminous Capsule

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This chic little bundle from California-based Brightland olive oil has everything you need to dress all of your spring and summer salads, including a sleek gold pour spout. The Awake olive oil is a robust blend made from early-harvest Coratina olives, so it's bold with lots of fresh grassy notes. Drizzle this olive oil over grilled vegetables or a seared steak, or pair it with the Champagne vinegar infused with Valencia oranges and a drizzle of the orange blossom honey for a quick 3-ingredient vinaigrette. This stylish set deserves a permanent perch on everyone's kitchen counter.

  • Contains: Awake (Brightland's best selling olive oil); Parasol (raw champagne vinegar); California Orange Blossom Honey; The Spout (brushed gold, stainless steel spout made with a rubber stopper cork that fits in the Brightland bottles)
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Harry & David Rogue Valley Gift Box

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Harry & David practically invented the gift basket with their juicy foil-wrapped pears, dried fruits, crackers, and toasted nuts. There is a reason that this company is still a go-to resource after over 100 years of business. This hefty gift box includes six of their Royal Riviera pears with four varieties of cheese from Rogue Creamery in Central Point, Oregon. The smoky, creamy blues are so good with the buttery pears, but we also couldn't stop snacking on the nutty, cheddar-style TouVelle.

  • Contains: 6 Royal Riviera Pears (2 lb 13 oz), Rogue Creamery TouVelle cheese (4 oz), Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue cheese (3.5 oz), Rogue Creamery Oregonzola Blue cheese (3.5 oz), Rogue Creamery Crater Lake Blue cheese (3.5 oz)
levain bakery cookies
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Levain Bakery Signature Cookie Gift Box

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Forget waiting in line for one of Levain Bakery's gooey chocolate chip cookies—now you can send them directly to friends or family (or hey, to yourself). The famous NYC bakery is known for their hulking cookies with soft, buttery centers and perfectly chewing edges. They've been in the cookie business for 25 years now, expanding from their shop in the Upper West Side to several new locations and now (even better) home delivery. Their signature gift box includes four-, six- or eight-6 ounce cookies in all of their best-selling flavors, each cookie freshly-baked to order. 

  • Contains: 1 chocolate chip walnut cookie, 1 dark chocolate chocolate chip cookie, 1 dark chocolate peanut butter chip cookie, 1 oatmeal raisin cookie
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Diaspora Co. Pantry Refresh Set

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Diaspora Co. was created with a mission to rethink the spice trade and create an equitable relationship between spice companies and their growers. Now with over 30 fair-trade, single-origin spices from over 150 farms across India and Sri Lanka, they're sharing incredibly fresh spices and housemade masala blends. Any cook in your life will love the Pantry Refresh set, which is a great excuse to toss out some of those old dusty spices. This set includes their six best-sellers, but you can also build your own custom pack here

  • Contains: Pragati Turmeric, Aranya Black Pepper, Sirārakhong Hāthei Chillies, Wild Ajwain, Nandini Coriander, Makhir Ginger
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The Best of Carnegie Deli

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Carnegie Deli has been making its iconic pastrami and corned beef for 80 years, and it's one of the most iconic New York deli institutions. The good news for NYC expats and pastrami lovers across the country is that now you can get a taste of Carnegie Deli's towering sandwiches at home. This box from the iconic NYC deli includes 3 pounds of pre-sliced pastrami and corned beef, plus mustard, half-sour pickles and a loaf of fresh rye bread. Don't forget to throw in a few Black & White cookies, too, for a truly epic deli night. 

  • Contains: 1.5 lbs. of pre-sliced Carnegie Deli pastrami; 1.5 lbs. of pre-sliced Carnegie Deli corned beef; 1 12-ounce bottle of Carnegie Deli Dusseldorf Mustard; 24-ounce loaf of Carnegie Deli Rye Bread; 32-ounce jar of Carnegie Deli Half Sour Pickles
bona furtuna gift basket
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Bona Furtuna's Monthly Gift Subscription

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Gift a taste of Sicily with Bona Furtuna's monthly gift subscription box. The Italian specialty food purveyor prides itself in making organic sauces, pastas, olive oil, and more with ingredients from their sustainable farm in Corleone. Their monthly membership includes a curated selection of new and best-selling products that can be used to make a different recipe each month, such as homemade pizza with basil-almond pesto and Sicilian chile pepper flakes. Send a one-month bundle, or go big and give three to six months of Italian home cooking.

  • Contains: Varies month-to-month, but all fresh Italian ingredients to make a different recipe
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Jasper Hill Farm Diversion Gift Set

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Jasper Hill Farm's award-winning cheeses are produced and aged in their on-site creamer in Northeastern Vermont. Their exceptional cheeses range from cloth-bound cheddars to robust blues and creamy soft-ripened wheels. The Diversion gift basket is our go-to because it showcases the wide range of Jasper Hill Farms' cheeses, including our personal favorite the Harbison, a dippable cheese aged in spruce and encased in a gorgeous bloomy rind. Included are also four jars of local Blake Hill Preserves, which were created to pair specifically with these Jasper Hill cheeses. The spiced plum preserves with port and star anise is particularly amazing with the Bayley Hazen Blue. The Diversion also has an optional upgrade if you'd like to send your gift basket with a set of Boska stainless steel cheese knives.

  • Contains: Harbison (9-ounce wheel); Bayley Hazen Blue (1/2 lb); Cabot Clothbound Cheddar (6oz wedge); Willoughby (8-ounce wheel); 1 set of 4 mini Blake Hill Preserves
  • Optional add-on: Boska Mini Cheese Knives Set
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Blue Bottle Coffee Roaster's Choice Box

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For the curious coffee drinkers out there, this Roaster's Choice Box from Blue Bottle includes a rotation of new, single-origin roasts from around the world. A limited quantity of each set is available, so check in frequently for what is fresh and has the roasters talking. Each box includes three 6-ounce bags of beans, such as a wild honey-tinged coffee from the Gitega Hills in southern Rwanda or rare beans from high in the mountains of Honduras.

  • Contains: three 6-ounce bags of whole-bean coffee (variety changes regularly)
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Murray's La Dolce Vita

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Do as the Italians do, and order this La Dolce Vita collection from Murray's Cheese. This gift box has everything you'll need for a dreamy aperitivo spread: Prosciutto, sopressata, Castlevetrano olives, crunchy taralli crackers, and four varieties of cheese including a wheel of the insanely creamy La Tur from Piedmont. Just add a few (or many) Aperol spritzes and let cocktail hour begin.

  • Contains: 2 pounds of cheese (Taleggio, La Tur, Piave Vecchio, and Mountain Gorgonzola) and approximately 9 ounces of meat (Murray's Soppressata, Murray's Prosciutto di Parma, Murray's Castelvetrano Olives) plus Mitica Taralli Classic
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The Milk Bar Sampler

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Christina Tosi's Milk Bar was an instant hit with its confetti-flecked cakes and nostalgic sweets. Now you can ship all of the fan-favorites from this NYC bakery directly to your door through their extensive online shop. While their towering layer cakes are great for birthdays and holidays, who wouldn't love a hot pink tin packed with their greatest hits. This sampler includes cookies, birthday cake truffles and a slice of their gooey Milk Bar pie.

  • Contains: 3-pack birthday truffles, 3-pack chocolate truffles, 1 Milk Bar pie slice, 6 assorted cookies
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Mouth.com Candy Land Gift

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This loaded gift basket from Mouth is exactly what you need for the sugar-fueled, candy lover in your life. Filled with a mix of small-batch confections and leveled-up takes on childhood classics, this gift hits on all of your chocolatey, salty-sweet, and sour sugar favorites. A few things that caught our eye are the apple cider and toasted almond caramels from Little Apple and the bacon-infused peanut butter cups from Black Pig Meat Co. 

  • Contains: Bang Candy Co. chocolate bark, gummy worms, Roni-Sue maple bacon lollipops, Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn, Torie + Howard fruit chewies, Black Pig Meat Co. bacon peanut butter cups, jelly beans, Mayana Chocolate coconut and salted caramel bar, Malvi cotton candy marshmallows, Little Apple Treats apple cider caramels
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Rumor Rosé

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If you don't want to show up at Easter or Mother's Day brunch empty handed, then order a trio of Rumor Rosé. This crisp, steely-pink wine is produced and bottled in the heart of Côtes de Provence, aka rosé mecca. Rumor is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes, which produces a classic, fruit-forward rosé with lovely citrus notes. You can also round out your gift with a travel wine cooler or a Coravin, which allows you to pour wine without removing the cork and keeping the bottle fresh.

  • Contains: 3 bottles (750ml) of Rumor Rosé
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Sfoglini's Pasta of the Month Box

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Sfoglini's small-batch, handmade pastas are so much better than any grocery store pasta you've ever tried. The Brooklyn-based pasta company uses all locally-sourced ingredients and plays with inventive shapes and flavors like nettle radiators and saffron malloreddus. The pasta is all seasonal, so each month of the pasta subscription will have something completely different.

  • Contains: two 1-pound boxes of pasta (plus recipes) (three- or six-month subscription)

Our Expertise

Julia Heffelfinger is a longtime contributor to Food & Wine and a former Associate Food Editor. She researched gift baskets, boxes, and bundles from some of our favorite brands, as well as popular editor's picks from the past few years. She currently works as a writer, recipe developer, and food stylist in Boston.