15 Food Gift Baskets That Are Most Certainly NOT a Lame Fruit Assortment

Bid farewell to those basic fruit baskets.

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Let's be real: We've all received our share of lame fruit baskets or less-than-thrilling snack assortments over the years. To up the ante when it comes to gifting your darling foodie friend, we've found the most creative and delicious food gift baskets out there guaranteed to impress.

From artisanal charcuterie to treats for the ultimate chocolate or cheese lover, we handpicked these gourmet food gift baskets to make your special occasion extra delicious. Just remember — sharing is caring!

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Murray's Cheese Tower for Two
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$75.00

Looking for the perfect food gift basket to make your sweetie swoon? This genius Cheese Tower for Two from Murray's is essentially a perfect date night all bundled up and ready to go. 

This gift includes three beloved cheeses — Murray's own aged and buttery Cornelia, unique and sauvignon blanc-friendly Selles-Sur-Cher, and Bijou goat cheese from Vermont — along with a teak cheese board for proper serving.

If you're gifting the cheese lover in your life, ditch the lame fruit basket and opt for this delicious food gift basket instead. 

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Frog Hollow Farm Organic Asian Pears Food Gift Basket
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$35.01

You'll never send one of those tired old fruit baskets again after experiencing one of these curated fruit bundles from California-based Frog Hollow Farm. These sweet yet mild, crunchy Asian pears are truly special and only available during the fall, so stock up on these gems now for a food gift basket that will delight any recipient.

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Mrs. Fields 72 Nibblers Gift Basket
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$39.99

A perfectly sweet food gift basket for coworkers, family members, or friends, this 72-piece Nibblers Gift Basket from Mrs. Fields will be an instant crowd pleaser. Filled with fan-favorite flavors like classic chocolate chip and double chocolate chip cookies, these mini cookies are deliciously soft and chewy. 

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Oh! Nuts Holiday Nut and Dried Fruit Gift Basket
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$36.95
$28.99 (22% off)

Whether you're hosting a charcuterie party or gifting to your favorite foodie, this best-seller is most certainly not your average fruit basket! 

Filled with gourmet goodies and snacks including dried nectarines, diced pineapple, Turkish apricots, and an assortment of crunchy nuts, this food gift basket makes the perfect gift for a housewarming party. 

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Godiva Chocolate Lover's Gift Basket
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$151.07

If you're looking for the perfect food gift basket for the diehard chocolate lover in your life, we give you one word of advice: Godiva. This indulgent Godiva gift basket is filled to the brim with seven sensational gift boxes, bars, and wrapped chocolates — a truly tempting assortment for any chocoholic. Finished with chic gold ribbon, this is one gift basket guaranteed to impress.

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Dan the Sausageman's Favorite Gourmet Gift Basket
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$64.95

This food gift basket features a hearty assortment of goodies tucked into a handmade rustic wooden crate. Packed with treats including roasted garlic red pepper summer sausage, smoked salmon, Wisconsin cheddar cheese, and Dan's very own Sweet Hot Mustard, this gift basket is basically an all-inclusive charcuterie board. 

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Flavors of the World Gift Set
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$48.00

Why gift your foodie friend a standard fruit basket or floral bouquet when you can give a seriously thoughtful (and useful) kitchen gift set instead? This Flavors of the World Gift Set features four jars of unique spices from around the globe: Persian lime curry rub, ground New Mexican green chili, shichimi togarashi (a traditional Japanese spice blend), and Middle Eastern za'atar.

After all, there's really no better food gift basket than one that encourages learning new recipes and cooking together.

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Sfoglini Seasonal Pasta Subscription
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$65.00

 If you're as pasta-obsessed as we are, there's no better gift to receive than a pasta subscription box, which ensures a constant carb flow to your front door! This genius pasta subscription from New York-based pasta brand Sfoglini lets you choose between 3-month, 6-month, or 1-year increments, and each month's box includes two 16-ounce boxes of seasonal handmade pasta. 

For serious pasta lovers, this just might be the best riff on a food gift basket ever created.

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​Cratejoy Grill Masters Club Food Gift Basket
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$32.95

We can't think of a better present for the pit master or barbecue guru in your life than this all-inclusive Grill Masters Club food gift box from Cratejoy. Packed with four curated barbecue gifts per box, each monthly delivery includes delicious spice rubs, sauces, wood chips, and other grilling accessories, along with recipes, grilling tips, and more. 

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Biscotti Cookie Gift Basket by Oh! Nuts
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Biscotti Cookie Gift Basket by Oh! Nuts

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$29.99

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Ditch those stale shortbread cookies from yesteryear and indulge in this gourmet Biscotti Cookie Gift Basket instead. Drenched in decadent dark chocolate and decorated with various toppings like crushed peppermint, dried cranberries, and mini chocolate chips, these crunchy biscotti cookies are almost too pretty to eat.

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Winc A Bubbly Celebration Food Gift Box​

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$50.00

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In our humble opinion, a bottle of bubbly makes the perfect celebratory gift for virtually any occasion, and this tasty gift box from Winc is one of the sweetest options we could find.

Included in this gift box is a bottle of Finke's 2017 sparkling California wine — crisp, clean, and ready for any holiday soirée — as well as the 3-piece Bento Box from Sugarfina, featuring Champagne Bears, Bubbly Bears, and Champagne Bubbles.

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Especially Puglia's Adopt an Olive Tree Gift Box

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from $160.00

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Partake in the rich tradition of olive oil-making while supporting local farmers through this interactive and thoughtful gift box with a great cause. Each handmade wooden gift box includes a liter of fresh single-harvest extra-virgin olive oil, a gorgeous ceramic oil decanter, and an adoption certificate for the olive tree where your olive oil just came.

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Stonewall Kitchen Taste of New England Food Gift Basket

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$99.95

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We love the classic and homey New England harvest flavors packed inside this fully functional task basket from Stonewall Kitchen, like the savory Maple Chipotle Grille Sauce and the juicy Wild Maine Blueberry Jam.

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Murray's Cheese — The MVP: Most Valuable Platter Food Gift Basket

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$135.00

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For the serious cheese lover in your life, you'll want to invest in this essential MVP Platter gift assortment curated by the clever foodies at Murray's Cheese. With five yummy cheeses, including a nutty gruyere and a tangy goat cheese, crackers, cured meats, juicy olives, and more, this gift is all you'll need to get the party started.

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Vermont Wood Candles & Gift Box
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Vermont Wood Candles & Gift Box

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$90.00

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Bring the dreamy, nostalgic, and comforting scent of pine trees into your home with this gorgeous Vermont Wood Candles & Gift Box. Your loved ones will feel like they're cozied up around a roaring campfire, no matter what time of year it is.

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