It’s really hard to fail when you get someone a candy gift basket. As a testament to that and because lots of us aren’t leaving the house these days, the business of candy gift basket delivery has skyrocketed.
Full disclosure: when we put our gift lists together, we tend to choose things we’d love to get, and these baskets were at the top of the list. Rest assured, we’ve got fantastic taste when it comes to sweet treats (and many other things!).
Have a look at our wish list for the best candy gift baskets you can order online, along with tips on how to create your own candy bouquet gift basket for someone sweet!
Candy Gift Baskets That Get The Wonka Seal Of Approval
1. Lindt Chocolate and Sweets Tower
It’s. So. Pretty!!!
Red glitter packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things.
So this gift set comes with all the signature Lindt Lindor truffles, which would be great by itself, but there’s a lot more. Spiced waffle cookies (we’re thinking with Christmas morning coffee), brownies, caramel popcorn, you get the idea. We won’t go through the whole list here, you can check out the rest.
We will say there’s also cheesecake—mic drop.
2. The Lolly Box
A gourmet lollipop subscription is an exciting gift because it’s always a surprise, but you can bet it’ll be delicious.
These lollies are hand-poured with love, and your recipient can expect a new theme every month. This would be a fantastic gift for anyone young or young at heart. The LollyBox ships worldwide, too!
3. Golden Gourmet Gift Basket
A gift basket full of gourmet chocolate treats like French truffles, Ghirardelli chocolate caramels, and classic cashew Roca candies would make any feel spoiled.
Throw in some chocolate wafers, chocolate chip cookies, and dark chocolate espresso beans (perfect for a treat to go with your after-dinner port), and your chocolate lover recipient will be on cloud nine for weeks. Or days. Or hours. Whatever, we don’t judge here.
4. Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Flower Basket
If you’re looking for a beautiful birthday gift, Mother’s day treat, or a fancy Easter basket, you’re going to want to pick this flower basket (see what we did there? pick. flowers.).
The colors are so lovely, and with three sizes from which to choose, she’ll love it. This particular shop offers lots of different designs for all kinds of occasions, so take a look around and prepare to be dazzled.
5. Stuck-at-Home Survival Kit
Where there’s a candy lover, chances are, a cookie lover dwells, too. This “survival kit” is perfect for your favorite cookie monster who’s stuck at home or working overtime this holiday season. Not only is it chock-full of cookies (that toilet paper cookie is all things adorable), you can choose a sidecar of Jelly Bellies or mixed nuts to go with it. Um, yes, please.
6. Kids’ Munchie Box
This gift box is for every kid who makes a beeline for the candy aisle at the grocery, or stops in their tracks whenever they see a vending machine. Each box contains over 50 treats including candies, cookies, chips, gum, and much, much more. You can even customize the box and fill it with the stuff you know they love the most.
And why let kids have all the fun? We’d happily accept this munchie box on behalf of adults with sweet tooths everywhere!
7. Beary Happy Birthday in a Box
This sweet birthday bear would brighten anyone’s day, but especially when he comes with truffle cookies, toffees, cashew Roca candies, and more. Really, just look at him! He’s wearing a little birthday hat and carrying a cupcake for cryin’ out loud! If your recipient doesn’t think he’s adorable, you may want to check for a pulse.
8. Holiday Fruit and Sweet Basket
The classic holiday fruits and sweets basket is a surefire crowd-pleaser. It’s the perfect gift for co-workers, parents, grandparents, family friends, and anyone else in your life who likes to eat delicious stuff.
It includes seasonal pears, mandarin oranges, Braeburn apples, nuts, chocolate stars, and much more. It also includes a box of Christmas petit fours that might be too pretty to eat.
We also like that you can tell yourself it’s a health food basket because it’s got fruit in it. But we all know which items are going to disappear first, don’t we.
9. Santa Tower of Treats
This Santa just radiates the Christmas spirit! He’d be a great holiday gift for anyone who needs a little cheer or care package.
Includes assorted Ghirardelli chocolates, white and milk chocolate-covered sandwich cookies, Jelly Belly holiday jelly beans, yogurt covered pretzels, and a lot more.
10. Moose Munch Gift Basket
Popcorn is truly the king of snack foods and while perfect on its own there is one thing that takes it to a whole other level – CHOCOLATE! This Moose Munch gift basket by Harry & David actively makes my mouth water, filled with 4 different types of chocolate and caramel covered popcorn including classic caramel, dark chocolate, and an indulgent mix of the two. This also comes with an array of chocolate bars, making it perfect for a sweet tooth on the move!
11. Candy Craves Tray
Brightly colored, beautifully organized, and chock full of sugary goodness, this candy filled gift basket will quench cravings and be adored by the whole family. While the kids are chowing down on Rock Candy Pops and Jelly Belly Beans, Mom and Dad can indulge in some refreshing lemon cream almonds and gourmet marshmallows. But be warned – a fight is sure to break out over the ice cream cone cookie!
12. Chocolate Jubilation Gift Basket
This gift basket is just…sexy. Can I say that? Truly a chocolate lovers dream, this gift basket has absolutely everything. Pretzels, OREOs, almonds, cashews, oranges, peanut butter cups – all covered in chocolate! The best part is that after you’ve eaten up all of the goodies (which let’s face it, won’t take you very long) the wooden, hexagonal basket is perfect to keep as a bit of extra storage at home.
13. Candy Stash Tower
Are they always complaining about their kids raiding their secret sugar stash? Or do they work at a gym where a candy filled gift basket delivery would leave them feeling absolutely mortified? Either way, this elegantly sleek gift wrapping is perfect anyone whose love of childhood treats remains their guiltiest of pleasures. Disguised as packaging from a high-end department store, the receiver will never guess what’s inside (but they’ll definitely be happily surprised!).
14. Sunshine and Gift Tower of Sweets
With adorable spring inspired gift wrapping and an an array of delicious but adult worthy treats, this Sunshine and Gift Tower of Sweets by Harry & David is perfect to bring as a gift to your neighbor’s barbeque or as a ‘thank you’ to your child’s favorite teacher. The treats included will be sure to cure any sweet tooth of a more sophisticated pallet, as it includes more upmarket treats like raspberry filled shortbread cookies and yogurt covered pretzels!
15. Sugarfina Mini Candy Trunk
Simple and luxurious, this Mini Candy Trunk by Sugarfina is perfect anyone who wants their candy to be of the same quality as their designer bag. Not only is this soft blue trunk to die for, it is filled with some of Sugarfina’s most well-known treats including their Champagne Bears and But First Rosé Roses!
Want To Get Personal? DIY A Candy Gift Basket!
Creating a DIY candy gift basket full of your favorite candies is a great way to share some sweetness with someone you care about.
We’ve talked about some ways to make great gift baskets on a budget before. Check out our article on unique gift basket ideas, then scroll to the end for some great gift basket-hacks.
Well, we’re back to give you some ideas and tips for where to look and what to buy when creating your own beautiful candy gift basket for someone special. Choose your stuff, get crafting, and make a gift basket they’ll be talking about well into 2021.
Buy Bulk Candy and Chocolate
Want to get an idea of what it’s (probably) like to take a tour of Willy Wonka’s factory? Go lose yourself in this website.
It’s a good thing you can shop by color, brands, holiday themes, flavors, or bulk candy. Really, you could spend hours perusing their selection of candies and still miss some. So choose your candy and get ready to make impressive candy baskets!
For M&M Fans
M&M has impressive gift game. Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, anniversary, or holiday, whatever reason you have to gift someone fabulous candy, they’ve got you covered. You can even personalize your M&Ms with messages, pictures, or images.
Accessories and Decorative Touches
Pretty Baskets and Other Creative Candy Vessels
If you’re looking for something a little more personalized, try out a monogrammed flower bucket, or get really fancy and put your candy creation in this Christmas cat shoulder bag! Giving gifts inside of a gift is the best.
Finally, if you want to get really, really original, try a vintage 1950’s surprise globe and fill it with candies from all over the world. How’s that for fancy pants? Just a thought.
The World Needs More Candy
Or at least the warm and fuzzy feelings we get from enjoying candy. Maybe it’s because of candy’s associations with childhood, maybe it’s because of their pretty colors and wrapping, or maybe (most likely) it’s because of the sugar. Undoubtedly, the combination of the three is what makes a candy gift basket fantastic.
Like puppies and kittens, candy speaks a universal language of cheer. It brings people together. No matter how different they are or divided they’ve become, give people candy and you’re guaranteed to find common ground.
So go forth and spread some peace on Earth. With sugar on top.
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