“Christmas is the time of year when even some of those who are not Catholics or Christians take time to send small presents or greetings to others. The overall feeling of being snug and comfortable in the knowledge that friends and family are around you to share in the happiness of the season is very tangible. Sending out a Christmas gift basket is something that is quite common for the season.
A Christmas gift basket is something that is usually compiled by the gift giver for someone. In most cases, a Christmas gift basket is given filled with food items or items that the receiver is interested in or prefers. Most Christmas gift baskets are filled with foods that are relevant to the season. For those who are unsure what kind of foods are relevant for a Christmas gift basket, those listed below can help you.
Processed meats are a popular choice for a Christmas gift basket. Hams, sausages and other kinds of processed meats are sometimes popular for the holiday season. Hams are the usual food items that are put in a Christmas gift basket. These can either be cooked or frozen for the convenience of the recipient. Many give cooked processed meats which can be consumed upon receiving them.
Cakes And Bakery Items
Fruit cakes and other kinds of cakes are also popular choices for a Christmas gift basket. Fruit cakes and Yule Logs are the more popular ones although other kinds are gaining popularity as well. Cookies and bars are also great as a filler for a Christmas gift basket. Even corporate Christmas gift baskets are filled with muffins or cookies and other bakery items.
Coffee And Other Beverages
Coffee beans and its other variations as well as tea are other good choices for a Christmas gift basket. This is if the recipient likes coffee or tea or whatever beverage mix he prefers. Designer coffee or designer hot chocolate and tea are just a few of the more popular beverage of choice for a gift basket.
The food items can be placed in the Christmas gift basket by the attending personnel or the giver can arrange the items on his own. For food items that are not wrapped individually, the giver has the option to have a fine netting or a see through cellophane cover the basket to protect the food from dust, dirt and insects. Other animals might also find the basket attractive if it is not covered.”