20 Gift Baskets That Are Fun, Unique, and Totally Worth Splurging On

updated Dec 13, 2021
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What’s better than getting a great gift? Giving one, of course! Whether you’re looking to treat a special someone to a surprise delivery or are simply looking to reward yourself just because you think you deserve it (you do), these 20 gift basket and gift box ideas have everything you need to make a magical moment. Rather than bouncing around from store to store to compile the perfect thoughtful gift curation, these picks do the work for you, combining the best in self-care, food, and even booze into one unforgettable present.

They’re dynamic, customizable, and, for the most part, cost-effective. There are picks to splurge on, and others that will still leave wiggle room in your wallet. So we guess our work here is done — there’s nothing left for you to do now but shop!

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For some of us, taking a breather is easier said than done. If you know someone who needs to be inspired to hit pause and relax, this gift basket will do the trick. Everything needed for the perfect "me" moment is included, from a candle with matches to a calming coconut bath soak,. It even has a faux succulent to add a spa-like vibe.

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Crate & Barrel

We firmly believe any time is the perfect time for tea, but creating a moment of relaxation requires the perfect blend — and this basket offers just that. In addition to its honey-infused teas, the set also includes a tea glass with strainer, a restorative hair masque, and some inspiration cards to soothe any tea-sipper into a moment of sweet happiness.

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There’s a lot to love about this gift box, which is a thoughtful curation of ingredients for two delicious fan-favorite cookie recipes from Kerber's Farm in Huntington, NY. Each of the jars includes everything your recipient needs to whip up a batch, save eggs and butter. Gift this box solo or accompany it with a cute apron and spatula for a present any at-home baker would love.

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was $125.00

Dorm-dwellers will love this thoughtful box from Dormify. It's packed to the brim with goodies meant to make life more cozy and comforting, like fuzzy socks, healing skincare, sweet snacks, and more, making it a great way to show your favorite college student you're thinking of them.

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Williams Sonoma

French cuisine is famous worldwide for its high-end decadence, and now you can share your love for this beloved cuisine with a like-hearted food lover. This basket is packed with luxe bites like pâté, cheese, caviar, smoked salmon, and deliciously delicate French-style petite pancakes. Kinda gets your mouth watering, doesn’t it? A basket this good deserves to be purchased in multiples — one for you and one for a friend.

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We all have that friend who can down an entire jar of pickles in one sitting. Well, this one is for them. These mouthwatering nibbles have been pickled in liquor, providing the perfect excuse to celebrate. Add their briny flavor to everything from whiskey, gin, and Bloody Mary mix.

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Lula's Garden

Gift your favorite green thumb with a few new plants to add to their ever-growing collection with this cute trio from Lula's Garden. Each of the three succulents comes pre-planted and with a water dropper include for expert-level upkeep.

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Food lovers will adore this unique gift box comprised of all female-owned and run culinary businesses. It includes a slew of delectable treats, including salted chocolate and toffee popcorn by Too Haute Cowgirls, Spicy Pizza Seed and Oat bites from Byrdfood, and Lemon Zest Almonds by Giddy Up Nuts.

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Milk Bar

NYC-based Milk Bar is famous for its unique and playful takes on dessert classics (if you haven't tried their Birthday Cake, you haven't lived). Now you can gift the goodness to your loved ones no matter where they live with the brand's sampler pack. It's chock-full of legendary picks like birthday truffles, chocolate birthday truffles, a slice of Milk Bar Pie, and six assorted cookies for the most delicious sugar high ever.

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Fortnum & Mason

Treat your friend who's anxiously awaiting season two of Bridgerton to a spot of tea to hold them over with this classy gift box from the legendary purveyors at Fortnum & Mason. Not only does it include their classic breakfast blend and a charming mug, but it also boasts all the makings for an epic Sunday brunch, like raspberry preserves and a cookbook full of recipes for teatime classics, like scones and ginger cakes.

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Make a winter spent indoors go over a little easier with this clever movie-centric gift box from the folks at Knack. Inside, they'll find all they need to create a truly legendary movie night — from popcorn, white cheddar seasoning, and a bowl (made by W & P designs), to a 140 question trivia game meant to test their film knowledge and a cookbook — Eat What You Watch — filled with recipes from their favorite flicks. (If they've ever wanted to learn how to make the "I'm Sorry" carrot cake from Bridesmaids, or that pastrami sandwich from When Harry Met Sally, the time has come.)

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This great gift set makes it easy to unwind, thanks to its carefully curated contents. Each basket offers up must-haves for a little TLC, including a body scrub, mineral salts, a stress-relieving mist, and aromatic body lotion. Think of it as a very thoughtful invitation for an afternoon of R&R.

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Apollo Box

The loveable little soaps in this gift pack a lot of aromatic power, making them perfect for those who like pretty little things that smell just as nice as they look. Crafted in France and infused with decadent scents like gardenia, rose, honey, and coconut, this gift box will make anyone feel like they’ve just gotten an extra-special treat.

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Crate & Barrel

If someone you know hasn’t quite figured out how to bridge the gap between knowing that they need to practice more self-care and actually doing it, this gift basket may help. It delivers the contents of a spa right to their door. We’re talking candles, a body soak, body brush, and lavender oil conveniently packaged as a roller. Sound good? We thought it would.

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If you’re racking your brain trying to figure out what to give the person who loves to lounge around at home, this gift box offers gourmet breakfast treats along with a scented candle and quaint tea towel. It has some extra seasonal florals thrown in for good measure to make spending time inside a true luxury.

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Want to put a smile on the face of your favorite wine lover? This box from Charleston’s infamous Grey Ghost Bakery boasts major smile power with its famous cookies and equally special spice that can be brewed to create spiced wine right at home.

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Don’t waste any more precious time trying to figure out how to tell someone that you’re thinking about them. This gift set — complete with a gift card that you can personalize — does just that with warming socks, soothing tea, and sweet honey.

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Honest Co.
was $82.83

Moms do so much to make sure that so many of life’s moments are special ones, and this gift set is a wonderful way to show her the same love. Choose just the right lip gloss to customize this thoughtful basket, which also includes body lotion, bath soak and salts, an eye mask, and body oil.

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Uncommon Goods

This over-the-top customizable gift basket is the perfect way to celebrate the sweets fan in your life. It incorporates the salty, the sweet and everything in-between for a treat that even Willy Wonka would be jealous of.

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Honey is one of those sweet things in life that you just can’t get enough of, and luckily, this gift basket offers savory treats infused with the golden nectar so many of us love.