Fall is here and winter is around the corner, what better way to enjoy the seasonal treats than to create some themed gift baskets for friends and family? You can customize your basket with their favorite snacks, treats, and wine to make a gift they’ll love digging into.

Gift Baskets

If you’re wondering what to put in your fall gift baskets, Hickory Farms fall gift baskets are filled with “a variety of tasty cheese, flavorful summer sausage and salami,  and decadent chocolates is a sure-fire way to get into the fall spirit. Gift baskets targeted toward winter and the holidays will have peppermint flavors, hot cocoa, and more to keep warm at home.

Wine and Cheese

Nothing goes better with cheese than wine for those frosty nights of fall. Cabernet Sauvignon is a good wine to pair with cheese. Red wines like Cabernet have tannins, which binds to the fat in the cheese. This brings out the flavor of both the cheese and the wine.

Some good cheese and wine pairings can include:

  • Extra sharp cheddar with merlot
  • Blue cheese and Champagne
  • Gouda with Spanish Tempranillo or sherry
  • Smoked Gouda with syrah or shiraz
  • Goat cheese and dry rosé
  • Colby with cabernet sauvignon
  • White cheddar with sauvignon blanc

Vegan Gift Basket

If you have vegan friends that don’t eat meat or cheese, you can still make wonderful fall gift baskets for them. Fall is the time for harvesting, which means it’s a great time for fresh or dried fruit.

Fresh apples along with dried dates, apples, and apricots are an example of fruits you can add to your baskets, along with assorted nuts. 

Spices and Herbal Tea

Fall is the time of year for spices and hot herbal teas. As the days get shorter and the holiday season is approaching, a basket full of holiday spices and herbal teas makes a nice fall gift basket.

Some herbal teas for the fall are chai tea, hot cinnamon spice, pumpkin spice, apple cider and cinnamon, caramel apple tea, and African autumn tea. The best spices for fall include:

  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Allspice
  • Cardamom
  • Genuine Ceylon cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Nutmeg
  • Star Anise

Finishing Touches

To round out your gift baskets, add some finishing touches. For the wine and cheese baskets, add in a couple of beautiful wine glasses along with a cheese knife.

For the vegan gift basket, you can add some bubble bath for those cold fall nights. In the herbal tea basket, include a bag of gourmet coffee for those cold fall mornings.

Giving fall gift baskets adds to the beauty of the fall season. With these ideas, you can take an idea from one and mix it with other ideas for the perfect fall gift basket.