Shopping for a caffeine connoisseur is always a bit tricky, but you can make things easier on yourself by choosing a great gift basket. They usually carry a variety of different coffee-related products, and are sure to please that hard-to-shop-for person on your gift-giving list this year. There are many places to select from when buying a great coffee gift basket, and don’t forget that adventurous souls can even build their own basket! Here is a guide to some of the best gift baskets out there.
1. Target. There are two different gift baskets available at Target. They are on-line only, so don’t look for them in your neighborhood store. For 59.99 you can buy a Starbuck’s Gift Basket that includes English Caramels, Biscotti, Chocolate Grahams, Hot Coco, and of course sample bags of Starbucks’ most popular blends. Target also offers another basket called the “coffee and Tea Break Gift Set” It includes three star bucks coffees, one coco, assorted cakes, and one tea mix. This basket is offered at 49.99. Both items ship within one to two days, and cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes.www.target.com
2. Dean and Deluca. This is one of those do-it-yourself gift basket sites, but they have an amazing selection and all you have to do is choose what you want in the basket, they do the rest for you. Their smallest basket starts at 8.00 and has room for about 4-6 products from their selection. There are 21 different basket options alone, and 45 different basket stuffers in the coffee category. Items to go in the baskets range from coffee mugs and presses to cookies and coffees. There are six different coffees to choose from and two different coffee samplers. Shipping options vary depending on items ordered, but in many cases items can be shipped the next business day after an order is placed.www.deandeluca.com
3. Gevalia. Gevalia is a popular brand of coffee and they now offer gifts baskets on their website. There many different baskets to choose from, and prices range from $19.95 to $99.95. All baskets feature Gevalia’s great tasting coffees. You can select between regular and decaf coffees for most baskets. Gevalia offers next day and second day shipping as well as standard shipping for all orders.www.gevalia.com
4. Giftbaskets.com. Giftbaskets.com offers 17 different coffee gift baskets for your shopping needs. You can select from Starbuck’s themed baskets or Kona Coffee assortments. Each basket displays a list price for the items, and their price which is significantly lower. Each selection shows individual shipping information including when it will ship and any shipping specials being offered on the baskets themselves. Prices range from $38.00 to $112.00.www.giftbaskets.com
5. Harry and David. Harry and David has a smaller selection of gift baskets to choose from, but it is a trusted name that always delivers quality products. They have 7 different coffee offerings including a delicious dark chocolate mint coffee. Prices range from about $20.00 to $40.00. Harry and David’s shipping options appeal to every gift giver. They can ship internationally which takes one to two weeks, as well as fill orders for overnight delivery within the United States.www.harryanddavid.com
6. Macy’s. Macy’s website does offering a few gift baskets to choose from, they offer Starbuck’s as well as house blends. The truly great gift baskets, however, are no where on their website. You actually need to go into a store to find them. Most Macy’s locations will have gift baskets in their gourmet candy and food departments. They sell Godiva, Starbuck’s, and Frango coffee gift baskets. There is usually more of a selection around the holidays. Prices can start off at about $20.00 and go upwards of $100. The only drawback to this is that you cannot ship the items from Macy’s, but their great selection makes up for that pesky trip to the post office.www.macys.com
7. FTD. FTD is not just for shipping flowers anymore, they now offer coffee gift baskets as well. They only sell about 5 coffee-related baskets, but this is the perfect site to use if you would like to send the items quickly, and possibly with another basket or flowers. You can choose your delivery date, which in mosy cases can be the next day depending on what time you place your order. Prices for these baskets average at around $50.00.www.ftd.com
8. Wine Country Gift Baskets. Wine Country Gift Baskets has a small but impressive selection of baskets, all featuring either Starbuck’s or Ghiradelli coffees. These beautiful baskets start off at $29.95 and go up to $74.99. Some items are not available immediately, but this is clearly stated under the item when availability is an issue. They provide next day shipping, standard shipping, and even shipping to Alaska for an additional fee. www.winecountrygiftbaskets.com
9. Starbucks. Why not go straight to the source? All Starbuck’s stores offer some gift ideas, but their website offers even more. They provide several different gift boxes to choose from, and you can pair them with great items like tumblers and travel mugs for the perfect gift!. Orders are delivered by UPS or DHL, and you can choose between standard, express, or next day delivery.www.starbucksstore.com
10. Findgift.com Findgift.com takes all of the hassle of searching different websites out of your hands. They will match you with coffee gift baskets from trusted sites all over the internet. When you see a basket that you love, simply click on it, and you will be directed to the site that sells it. This is a very quick and easy way to do last minute shopping for you coffee lover.www.findgift.com
There are so many different options out there for coffee gift baskets, these are just a few. Remember to keep in mind any dietary needs of the person that your gift is intended for, and make sure that you have all of the correct shipping information for them before you place your order. With these resources, you should be able to make any coffee drinker in your life very happy!