Kitchen Gift Basket Ideas can be fairly easy to come up with if you know the likes and dislikes of the gift recipient. There is nothing worse than giving someone a gift that eventually ends up in some dark corner collecting dust or in the trash. They don’t want to hurt your feelings but it really isn’t something they can use. So why not put a little time and effort into it to find and give the best kitchen gifts that you know would be loved and appreciated? Would you not like the same thing if it were you getting the gift?
Everyone likes to eat. Many like to cook as well. Newlyweds need lots of supplies and utensils. Birthday people enjoy those delicacies that are their favorites. Healthy Cooks like things that make their cooking healthier and tastier. Coffee Lovers like all things coffee. Chocolate lovers like… well you get the point.
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Containers For Kitchen Gift Basket Ideas
In order to create your own Kitchen gift basket you need something to put the assorted items in. That can be anything from wicker baskets to ceramic baskets or bowls or any other container that the recipient will find useful as part of the gift. Most people could use a decorative container for various purposes after removing the gift they get in it. These are just some ideas. We are sure that you will have plenty of your own.
One important rule of thumb. Be sure to get a container that is large enough for what you want to put in it. Too large is better than too small. You can always add a layer of paper stuffing in the bottom if it is too deep. Then cover the stuffing with a pretty dish towel or other nice cloth and arrange in a decorative manner.
In addition to being the base of your gift, these baskets make great all purpose containers that can be used for organizing and storage. One of them would be very handy for a picnic as well.
Pick A Theme For Your Gift Basket
Elegant and whimsy containers such as these also make great gifts. Just pick the theme that you know the recipient would enjoy then fill the container with things that go along with and compliment that theme. You can include some of your home baked dinner rolls, pumpkin bread, jams or jelly for foodies. Other ideas include some cute salt and pepper shakers, unique measuring cups and spoons and perhaps a recipe for that pumpkin bread. Line your basket with some dish towels like these.
Larger bowls and baskets are great for assembling gadgets and kitchen utensils that you may be planning to give. They are also great gifts to receive on their own. Some of these can get expensive though so if the utensils you plan to put in them are also costly you might want to choose some less expensive containers like the ones on this page.
Kitchen Gadget Gift Ideas
Kitchen gadgets are great to place in your gift basket. Here are some we found that you might consider. These are especially great for the cook who seems to have everything. Know someone who loves fried pies? They can make them easily with the Ravioli – dumpling maker.
Now just where is that knife? It is out of reach of your little one along with some scissors and other tools on your magnetic hanging strip. You would be surprised how adding some small kitchen gadgets to your gift basket can make someone smile with delight.
Magnetic Knife Storage Strip for Kitchen gadgets, Tools, knives and Utensils,A strong holder Wine Opener Gift Set with Lever Corkscrew Opener, Foil Cutter and 2 Bottle Stoppers Snap ‘N Strain Strainer, Clip On Silicone Colander, Fits all Pots and Bowls
Here are some more gadgets that would be great to place in your kitchen gift basket. Every kitchen needs a digital thermometer. The all in one kitchen tool is a very handy gadget to have around. Top your basket off with a good jar and bottle opener.
Digital Kitchen Thermometer with 4-Second Read and Folding Probe – Great for Cooking, Roasting, Baking, and BBQ – Blue Fruit Multi-tool, Peeler, Zester, Apple Corer, Strawberry Huller – Cherry Pitter, Citrus Reamer, Kitchen Tools All in OneJar, Bottle & Can Opener with Slip Resistant Grip – Sturdy Silicone Rubber & PP Material Multipurpose Kitchen Tool
Heart Healthy Gift Basket Ideas
Herbs spices and healthy oils like olive oil can be the basis of a heart healthy gift basket. You might want to include a bottle of olive oil, a sprayer, some gourmet vinegars, some spices and healthy snacks like nuts.
Olive Oil Sprayers Make Great Gifts
Using an olive oil sprayer like one of these below can have many benefits. When you use an olive oil sprayer, you will save money, time, and effort in your kitchen, olive oil is a healthy oil to use. By giving one of these refillable sprayers you are giving a way to use the best oil without any chemical propellant. They make a great choice to include in your basket for the healthy cook. It is perfect for grilling, roasting, sauteing, non-stick cooking and basting without brushes. I have the Misto Olive Oil Sprayer and love using it instead of a nonstick spray full of chemicals. Instead of butter on my toast I spray a little olive oil on it and it toasts a pretty brown. It gives my toast extra flavor. Sometimes I will add a little garlic powder to it as well. Yum, Yum!
Fresh Herbs From The Window Sill
Most heart healthy cooks also like to use fresh herbs when they are available. What better way to stock a heart healthy gift basket than to introduce growing their own herbs on the window sill. The scissors are very handy for chopping herbs. The packets of seed are good to stuff into your basket along with a great guide for growing their own herbs. If they don’t have a window sill large enough you might even consider fixing some hanging window plant shelves for them.
Herb Scissors – 5 Extremely Sharp Stainless Steel Blades – Handy Cleaning Comb – Multi Blade – Cut, Slice, Chop Herbs FastCulinary Herb Seed Collection – 100% NON-GMO, Easy-to Grow Heirloom Seeds – from a REAL Seed Company!Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use
Utensil Sets For Kitchen Gift Baskets
Of course, we all need kitchen tools and utensils. We found some great sets to make life a little easier for your giftee. We especially like the tool sets that have their own container or holder. The kitchen drawer is too cluttered when you have to keep them in there. I personally use a kitchen canister to keep mine handy on the countertop.
When choosing a good utensil set, bear in mind the type of cookware that the recipient has. If stainless steel, then the stainless steel sets would be perfect. However, if they have cookware that utilizes non-stick coating then you should choose either nylon, wood, or silicone to prevent scratches.
Joseph Joseph 10141 Elevate Carousel Kitchen Utensil Tool Set with Rotating Storage Stand, 6-piece, OpalFineDine Premium Stylish 10-Piece Kitchen Utensil Set, Modern Stainless Steel Gadgets for Everyday Cooking 13 Piece Kitchen Utensils & Knife Set Stainless Steel – set includes a sharpener and an acrylic block standOXO Good Grips 15-Piece Everyday Kitchen Tool Set includes nylon and silicone and stainless steel holder
Kitchen Gift Basket Ideas For Tea Lovers
Here are some great and yet simple tea related items for your Tea Themed Kitchen Gift Basket. We believe that the tea lover you intend to give them to would be thrilled to have any of them added to their gift basket.
There is a slim insulated bamboo tumbler with it’s own strainer. Some loose leaf herbal teas to sample and a personal Magic Tea Maker to place over your own cup to brew up to 17 ounces of tea.
Insulated bottle to keep beverage hot or cold. Tea infuser and strainer included. Tea Sampler – Herbal Blend – Decaffeinated – Loose Leaf Tea – A good Way to try some new blendsMagic Tea Maker for making up to 17 oz of tea using pour over technique. works with your cup.
Then we found some really cute tea infusers to bring a smile to some faces. There are a couple of neat teapots too. Have you ever seen any blooming tea? That looks really pretty in a clear teapot and makes for a good conversation piece as well.
Tea Infuser, Green Frog lid over stainless steel infuser18/8 Stainless Steel Teapot with Infuser, 22-ounce Robot Tea Infuser and Drip Tray looks cute on your cup Loose Leaf Tea infuser with Long Handle Neck & Cute Ball Body. Tea Maker Teapot with a Infuser, a Warmer and Tea CupsIced Flowering Tea Fab Blooming Tea Whole Leaf Green Tea Gift
Kitchen Gift Basket For Coffee Lovers
We wanted to end this post with a great gift basket already assembled for coffee lovers. You don’t always have to assemble your own.
This set is a little more expensive but it makes a great gift when you want to go all out for a coffee lover. Included in this collection is a French Press coffee maker and two cups. There some gourmet coffees, cookies and a chocolate bar for a finishing touch. There are many who claim that the very best tasting coffee comes from a French Press.
We hope that you have found some ideas here that will help you to assemble some much loved gift baskets. Combining food items with products that one can keep for a long time is a good strategy. These are gifts that take a little bit of thought but bring a whole lot of pleasure.
We have many more ideas that we could not put on this post so please come back soon to see what is new.