Holiday Gift Baskets from or

November 15th, 2013 · 4 Comments

If you’re the lucky one in charge of putting together some nice gift baskets this year, for personal or business, then you should definitely check out or  They have a terrific selection of gift baskets in a range of prices and styles.  They have gourmet foods and cookies, chocolates and coffee and tea, and at they even have spa gift baskets.  There is definitely something for everyone on your list, teachers to friends to clients.  I personally love a good gift basket with all the different little treats to try (I think this is similar to my love of travel size items).   I also like that has several options available in a 10 or 12 pack which would be perfect for corporate gifts to clients or customers.

At, you can choose from 105 different gift basket or tower options, including a way to bulk order for 50 or more shipping addresses.  They have a good selection of fairly inexpensive options under $30.00; 18 to choose from.  They start from a simple brownie sampler or a dried fruit platter at the least expensive end (both are under $25.00).  Right at $30.00 (well, $29.99) Costco offers a very nice looking Godiva holiday tower with such yummy items as chocolate covered pretzels and truffles.  As the prices increase, so does the amount of what you get in the gift basket for the most part, and you also get cute little gifts like the Burt’s Bees baby gift set that comes with a cute stuffed bear and a rubbery ducky both dressed up like bumble bees, all in a cute bee hive basket with bath products for $39.99.  The most expensive gift basket at is the Grand Traditions Gift Basket for $199.99 and has 53 pieces!  That’s a whole lot of stuff in the gift basket, which is really more like a trunk than a regular basket, but it would obviously need to be with all that stuff.  Here’s the list of what all you get in this super duper big gift trunk: Grand Traditions Holiday Gift Basket Grand Traditions Holiday Gift Basket

  • 7.80 oz. Grapevine Trading Co. Bistro Style Whole Olives (Peru)
  • 3.50 oz. Godiva Bar Large 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate with Almonds (USA)
  • 4.50 oz. California Pantry Rosemary & Olive Oil Baked Herb Crackers (USA)
  • 6.00 oz. Le Caramel Chocolate Caramels (USA)
  • 8.00 oz. Columbus Salame (USA)
  • 5.00 oz. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies (USA)
  • 5.00 oz. Grapevine Trading Co. Sea Salt & Olive Oil Crackers (USA)
  • 0.68 oz. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Milk Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pail (USA)
  • 0.80 oz. Popchips Cheddar Potato Chips (USA)
  • 4.30 oz. Godiva Truffle Bag Milk Chocolate Crème Brulee Truffles (USA)
  • 1.25 oz. Godiva Dessert Chocolate, Strawberry Cheesecake (USA)
  • 3.75 oz. Milton’s Multi-Grain Crackers (Canada)
  • 0.84 oz. Truffettes de France Cocoa Dusted Truffles (Canada)
  • 8.00 oz. Cheese Spread – Portland Hills Smoked Gouda (USA)
  • 3.20 oz. Ghirardelli Drops, Dark Chocolate (USA)
  • 3.00 oz. Lily O’Brien’s Moments Milk Chocolate Truffles (USA)
  • 8.00 oz. Monica’s Fudge & White Coated Sandwich Cookies (USA)
  • 1.80 oz. Doctor Kracker Klassic 3 Seed Crispbread (USA)
  • 7.00 oz. Wine Country Blue Cheese Savory Twists (USA)
  • 2.00 oz. Kasilof Smoked Salmon (USA)
  • 1.00 oz. Godiva Chocolatier Dark Chocolate Truffles (USA)
  • 0.74 oz. Lambertz Milk Chocolate Covered Gingerbread Cookie (Germany)
  • 8.00 oz. Hammond’s Peanut Brittle (USA)
  • 1.76 oz. Walkers White Chocolate & Raspberry Shortbread Cookies (UK)
  • 5.00 oz. Red Thread Candy & Confection (Ghirardelli) Chocolate Chip Cookies (USA)
  • 0.80 oz. Cantucci D’Abruzzo Almond Cookies (Italy)
  • 4.00 oz. Mama Mellace’s Fruit & Nut Mix (USA)
  • 5.00 oz. Gilliam Strawberry BonBons, “Fraise” Hard Candies (Mexico)
  • 1.12 oz. Ghirardelli Squares, Intense Dark Twilight Delight (USA)
  • 1.20 oz. Godiva Chocolatier Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins (USA)
  • 1.76 oz. Toblerone Milk Chocolate with Honey and Almond Nougat Bar (Switzerland)
  • 0.35 oz. Godiva Chocolatier Milk Chocolate Truffles (USA)
  • 0.70 oz. Godiva Chocolatier White Chocolate Truffles (USA)
  • 1.27 oz. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory English Toffee (USA)
  • 3.00 oz. Monica’s Brownie Cookies (USA)
  • 8.00 oz. Sconza Milk Chocolate Coated Peanuts (USA)
  • 0.63 oz. Rovelli Crema al Latte Pralines (Italy)
  • 0.50 oz. Stonewall Kitchen Roasted Garlic Onion Dip Mix (USA)
  • 7.00 oz. Sierra Nevada Porter & Spicy Brown Mustard (USA)
  • 3.00 oz. Nonni’s Mozzarella Cheese Swirls (USA)
  • 2.60 oz. Buiteman Sundried Tomato & Cheese Baguettes (The Netherlands)
  • 5.29 oz. Lambertz Almond-Hazelnut Florentines (Germany)
  • 1.25 oz. Godiva Dessert Chocolates, Creme Brulee (USA)
  • 1.69 oz. Rovelli Crema alla Nocciola Pralines (Italy)
  • 2.00 oz. Otis and Betty’s Snack Mix (USA)
  • 2.50 oz. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Milk Chocolate Covered Cashews (USA)
  • 5.00 oz. Napa Valley Honey Mustard Pretzel Nuggets (USA)
  • 1.30 oz. Lindt Lindor 3 pc Hazelnut Truffles (USA)
  • 1.42 oz. Pierrot Gourmand Lollipops – Fruit Flavors (France)
  • 0.85 oz. RMCF Hot Cocoa Milk Chocolate (USA)
  • 0.84 oz. Brown & Haley Cashew Roca (USA)
  • 0.56 oz. TCHO “Chocolatey” Dark Chocolate Squares (USA)
  • 1.05 oz. Ceylon Tea Organic Tin, Oolong Tea (Sri Lanka)

What more could any gift recipient want or need?  It’s a little bit of everything from all over the world.

If you’re shopping you can choose from 86 different gift basket options, ranging in price from $22.99 to a whopping $229.99.  At the least expensive side, they have 6 different gift items that you can purchase for less than $30.00, four of which are smoked fish in nice wooden boxes. also offers 16 different multi-pack options for your bulk gift basketing needs.  They even have a 24 pack of really great looking gift baskets for $1,699.99 ($70.83 each and filled with 13 dark chocolate treats) that you can personalize with your ribbon bearing your company logo.  But really, the one I was most wanting to see was the super expensive gift basket for $229.99, and it’s not bad.  So, for $229.99 at you can get the Treasure Trove Gift Basket, which is really more of a pirate chest looking thing.  It’s got 18 pieces and weighs a healthy 17 pounds.  And here is a list of all the goodies you will find in the treasure chest: Treasure Trove Gift Basket Treasure Trove Gift Basket

  • Raincoast crips – 150 g (5.2 oz.)
  • Bonbon candy – 57 g (2 oz.)
  • Cookie it up 2-piece oatmeal cranberry biscuits – 30 g (1 oz.)
  • Coffee – 42.5 g (1.5 oz.)
  • Almond Rocca butter crunch toffee – 11 g (0.3 oz.)
  • Nutffles chocolate bar – 34 g (1.1 oz.)
  • Brie cheese – 106 g (3.7 oz.)
  • Coco Mira maple crunch – 105 g (3.7 oz.)
  • Dark chocolate pastilles – 113 g (3.9 oz.)
  • Cheese straw – 128 g (4.5 oz.)
  • Hot chocolate raspberry – 227 g (8 oz.)
  • Pretzels – 100 g (3.5 oz.)
  • Rondoletti wafer tin cream filled – 300 g (10.5 oz.)
  • Cupido chocolate cups – 125 g (4.4 oz.)
  • Popcorners – 142 g (5 oz.)
  • Chocolate snacktales covered pretzels – 85 g (2.9 oz.)
  • Too Good Chips sweet potato chips – 156 g (5.5 oz.)
  • Pirouline box of chocolates – 200 g (7 oz.)

There’s not quite as much stuff it seems, or certainly not the variety for sure, of the expensive basket in the US, but it is pretty impressive none the less.  I don’t think you’d be sad if someone gave it to you, would you?

So, if you’ve got some gift basket needs, be sure to check out Costco online because they offer a nice selection and they could definitely save you some time.  Of course, you could also shop the regular gourmet food selections at and for a wonderful array of treats and create your own gift baskets too.


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  3. 3 Sarah // 2013.11.16 at 2:45 am

    I’ve seen several of their baskets in the stores and they are so beautiful and amazing! I almost want to buy one for myself! I noticed earlier that I can’t seem to find any place where you have talked about Costco’s cookbooks {WONDERFUL, and AMAZING}. Do they not have them over there?

    Also! I was in the Issaquah Costco today, and I stopped by the food court. They brought the Churro back to the location- the cashier said they were easily getting 100 complaints a day when they first took them away.

    • 4 Kimberly // 2013.11.16 at 2:59 am

      @Sarah – I know I have written about one of the cook books early on when I first started my blog. I should probably do so again since they now put them online in case you miss it when they hand them out. They don’t seem to have one in the UK though.

      I thought I was the only one tempted to send myself a gift basket! Maybe I could send one to my husband instead, so it doesn’t seem so wrong. LOL

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