14 Modern Gift Baskets & Boxes For Everyone In Your Life

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If the thought of a gift basket conjures images of a cellophane-wrapped tower of fruit, we’re here to set the record straight. Modern gift baskets and gift boxes are filled to the brim with goodies galore; curated collections of edible treats, self-care indulgences, and quirky trinkets designed to delight. Old fashioned? Not anymore. 

From wine and snack-filled baskets to crates for whiskey fans, and buildable boxes that are completely customizable, there’s an option out there for everyone in your life. And, they’re especially fun to receive, since unpacking each item is like discovering a new surprise.

So whether you’re searching for something traditional or a little more trendy, we’ve rounded up the best gift baskets and boxes you can find online.

Milk Bar The Sampler

The Sampler - Milk Bar
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If baked goods make their world go ‘round, they’ll be delighted to dive into Milk Bar’s The Sampler. Stuffed with eight decadent confections, it's all wrapped up in a chic pink-and-white tin that’s sleeker than traditional baskets.

So what exactly does the yumminess entail? A taster of each of the company’s six cookie flavors, including their Compost Cookie and Chocolate-Chocolate; a trio of sprinkled birthday truffles; and a slice of Milk Bar Pie, made with a cookie crust and a rich buttery center. You can ship this sugar rush with confidence, as the company promises its fresh prep and “tried-and-true packing methods” ensure a safe and scrumptious arrival.

Knack Forever Young Box

Forever Young Box - Knack
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Perfect the person whose idea of “self-care” is synonymous with home spa treatments, Knack’s Forever Young box contains all the ingredients for full-body beautifying. It’s filled with Forever Young Bath Balm, a milk bath, salt, and essential oil blend, Happy Place Eye Gels for under-eye refreshing, French-made Wild Fig Hand Cream for luxurious hydration, and a lavender-scented eye pillow to help give tired eyes a rest. Finally, a pink glass candle in a citrus-floral scent sets the mood for an all-around sensory experience. 

Looking for a little something extra? Complete the package with add-ins like a rose quartz facial roller, porcelain trinket tray, lip polish, bath salts, and more.

Harry & David Italian Inspirations Gift Basket with Wine

Italian Inspirations Gift Basket with Wine
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What’s better than sipping a glass of wine? Pairing each sip with a tasty bite, of course! This collection from Harry & David comes with a bottle of chardonnay, a bottle of pinot noir, and an assortment of mouthwatering munchies. 

From salami to cheeses, crackers, nuts, and spreads, this is a lovely gift for novice wine connoisseurs who love to mix, match, and pair. Packed neatly in a stylish cork-covered tray, it comes with all the fixings for a restaurant-quality happy hour to be enjoyed right at home.

Stonewall Kitchen New England Morning Gift

New England Morning Gift - Stonewall Kitchen
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Breakfast enthusiasts will adore with this delectable gift basket, filled with comfort foods reminiscent of New England mornings. Complete with Cinnamon apple pancake and waffle mix, orange cranberry scones, and more, this tasty basket will send heavenly aromas wafting through the kitchen. To complete the meal, nostalgic toppings like maple syrup, honey, pumpkin butter, and jam are also tucked into the basket.

Whether the lucky recipient has fond memories of summers Down East or they just appreciate good food, this bundle from Stonewall Kitchen will have them firing up the waffle iron in no time. And, who knows? Maybe they’ll even invite you for brunch!

Happy Box Build A Gift Box

Build A Gift Box - Happy Box
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A one-of-a-kind friend deserves a one-of-a-kind gift, and thankfully, there’s Happy Box. Perhaps the easiest, most customizable gift basket option out there, you can choose the actual box and then pick its contents, à la carte-style. These include trinkets and knick-knacks of all kinds, like cocktail fixings, bath bombs, body butters, sheet face masks, candles, gourmet candies, and more. The finishing touch is a cheeky card of your choice, containing a personalized message. 

So whether you’re going for a cocktail kit, self-care stash, a breakup box theme —or maybe it’s just a random hodgepodge of stuff— the recipient will love that the collection of goodies was curated by you, with them in mind.

A Rare Awakening Kit

A Rare Awakening

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If your BFF isn't a morning person they'll appreciate this kit, which includes all the essentials to ensure they wake up on the right side of the bed. Included in each set is a retro-style clock, coffee, honey, a handwritten card, a travel mug, granola, and preserved eucalyptus—AKA the recipe for the perfect morning.

Mouth Bacon In A Box

Bacon In A Box - Mouth
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What’s better than bacon? Four selections of small-batch-made bacon that’s extra thick and flavorful, that's what! Enter, Bacon In A Box, a mouthwatering sampler for the person who believes crispy strips of pork taste delicious on just about everything. 

This carnivorous quartet includes Smoked Paprika Bacon, Extra Thick Cut Bacon, Uncured Fruitwood Bacon, and Uncured Nitrate Free Bacon, all sourced from different brands. Whether enjoyed as a breakfast side, a sandwich filling, or a cream sauce add-in, this box will send any fan into salty, smoky bliss.

Callaloo Box

Callaloo Box - Callaloo Box
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For that friend who always orders the most adventurous thing on the menu, the ever-changing Callaloo Box will keep their taste buds entertained. Featuring zesty flavors of the Caribbean, this collection of sauces, spices, and accouterments will bring authentic island flavor to any kitchen.

The Callaloo Box is curated with a different theme every month. You can purchase the current month’s box for your favorite foodie, or splurge on a subscription for a gift that keeps on giving.

Herbivore Calm Experience Gift

Herbivore Calm Experience Gift
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Nothing says relaxation like a warm bath after a long day. We love this gift box from Herbivore, full of all the essentials they'll need to unwind. Complete with calming bath salts, a body scrubber, a candle, matches, a pink clay cleansing bar, and even a wooden soap dish, this gift will also look beautiful on display in any home. Wrapped up in a gorgeous white linen box, you can opt to add additional gifts to your box, or even send your pal a customized message with the included gift cards.

Sips By Wellness Tea Collection

Wellness Tea Collection - Sips By
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Ideal for tea drinkers, health nuts, or really anyone who could use a pick-me-up, Sips By creates personalized tea boxes that cater to all tastes and wellness needs. The Wellness Tea Collection features tea bags and loose-leaf blends handpicked for their immune-boosting, mood-improving, sleep-promoting, and energizing properties. Totaling 60 mugs of home-brewed comfort, this collection is designed to make any drinker’s day (or night) just a little bit better. 

If you're in search of something more specific, you can opt for the Create a Personalized Tea Discovery Box (see on Sips By) for yourself or a loved one.

KingsleyDesigns BBQ Lovers Gift Pail

BBQ Lovers Gift Pail - KingsleyDesigns via Etsy
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We all know someone who loves to grill, and this pail full of grilling goodness is just the gift for them. This galvanized bucket, handy for collecting ashes or keeping chilled drinks close by comes equipped with must-have tools like wooden skewers, a baster brush, and a metal spatula, plus seasonings, sauces, marinades. 

There are even snacks for noshing on as they grill, like beer cheese, summer sausage, BBQ chips, and beer nuts. This gift is truly a barbecuer’s best friend.

Dude Crates Whiskey Appreciation Crate

Whiskey Appreciation Crate - Dude Crates
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The ideal gift for whiskey aficionados, the Whiskey Appreciation Crate comes with everything needed for a sophisticated sipping experience. A beautiful glass decanter and two heavy bottom rocks glasses are etched with initials and a name, while two-sphere ice molds will keep the liquor chilled without watering it down. 

This set also comes with two slate coasters, a whiskey journal (for keeping track of their favorites, of course!), and three bags of nuts to snack while imbibing. No matter the occasion, it’s a gift that’ll be cherished for years to come; all that’s left to do is add the alcohol.

La Colombe Greatest Hits Gift Box

La Colombe Greatest Hits
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For a delicious cup of coffee, treat your caffeine-obsessed pal to the La Colombe Greatest Hits Box. La Colombe is a cult favorite coffee shop serving up delicious java in cities like New York, Philadelphia, LA, and more, and they know a thing or two about a good cup of joe.

Featuring three of their most coveted roasts, the Monaco, Corsica, and Nizza, this box is perfect for your friend who is a fan of medium to darker roasts. You can even choose the right type of grind to fit your coffee connoisseur's vessel of choice, ranging from whole beans to french press.

Tequila Lover Cocktail Kit

Tequila Lover Cocktail Kit
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The Tequila Lover Cocktail Kit from Williams Sonoma is perfect for the amateur bartender in your life. They'll be able to infuse up to six batches of their very own tequila in the comfort of their own home. The kit comes with it all, a 17 oz. bottle of tequila, infusion kit, gold tasting straw, cocktail cards, and three flavor blends: smoky, chili, and lime. They'll be able to enjoy their hard work in the form of delicious cocktails and hopefully share it with you too.

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