Gift baskets you can find at the store are so expensive. Most of the times, there’s not a lot of value for the cash you put in it. That why when we got a 50$ budget for the wedding gift of a coworker, I proposed to make  a personalized gift instead of buying the usual Godiva basket.

I went a little over budget (65$), but mostly to get a nice re-usable container.

Coworker is a true foodie and was known to love duck and floral teas.DSC_0741-1

List of items

  • A bottle of high quality olive oil
  • A bar of fine chocolate
  • Maple popcorn
  • Flavored sugar stick
  • Homemade hot cocoa jar with a little plus (baileys)
  • A mix a caramelized nuts
  • Canned duck foie gras
  • Jam
  • Tea


Other complementary ideas

  • Spices
  • Homemade brownies or cookies
  • Coffee
  • Salad dressing
  • Colored pasta
  • Gummies
  • Strawberries marshmallow
  • Anything local or that you can find in a fine groceries


The basket looked expensive and costed a fraction of what any Costco basket would have for the same quality.