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Gift Basket Ideas
Submitted by: Sugie
The items lists below are just suggestions. A gift basket is a reflection of you.
Have fun with it. There is nothing like a homemade gift

ITEM LISTS

Deli-Brunch:
Bagels
Smoked salmon (lox)
Cream cheese
Tin of imported kippers
Fresh orange juice
Jar of black olives
Imported strawberry preserves
Columbian coffee
Perrier water
Commercial-style white restaurant mugs
(available at restaurant supply stores)

Eco:
Fruit soaps
Mother Earth or Harrowsmith Magazine
Canvas shopping bag
Book on ecology
Natural sodas or spring waters
in glass bottles
A plant
Seed packets for spring planting

City Sampler:
Food products from your city, town or region
Local magazine and/or newspaper

British Butler:
Assorted tea sampler packets
Herbal Teas
Imported jams and/or marmalades
Clementines, tangerines, or navel oranges
Droste chocolate apple
Gold covered chocolate coins
English muffins
(packaged if more shelf life is required)
Canadian or English style bacon
Pickled onions
Sharp Cheddar or Stilton cheese
Shortbread
Carr's Water Biscuits
(other epicurean crackers)
Tinned Danish Butter Biscuits
Fruitcake, Poundcake, other traditional holiday cakes
Jar of Lemon Curd
Fancy Jar of Honey
Fancy Sugar Cubes or Raw Brown Sugar
(brand name: Peruche - from France)

Tex Mex:
Salsa
Cornbread mix
Chipotle peppers
Hot sauce selection
Cornbread mix
Chipotle peppers
Hot sauce selection
Tinned Danish Butter Biscuits
Fruitcake, Poundcake, other traditional holiday cakes
Jar of Lemon Curd
Fancy Jar of Honey
Fancy Sugar Cubes or Raw Brown Sugar
(brand name: Peruche - from France)

Organics:
Shampoo from The Body Shop or Crabtree and Evelyn
Oat Bran or Wild Rice
Five grain / Multi-grain Bread
Muffins
Jar of buckwheat honey
Natural peanut butter
Stone ground wheat crackers or blue corn chips
Bottled Flavored Spring Waters (e.g. La Croy, Soho)
Tofu products
Copy of a food magazine

European Choice:
Air-dried beef
Hungarian sour cherries
Packaged dark rye bread
Imported biscuits
Droste chocolate apple
Tin or wedge of imported cheese
Imported mustards
Imported mayonnaise
Tin of antipasto

Sweet Decadence:
Chocolate chunk cookies
Truffles, gummy bears, wine gums
Imported strong mints
Gold covered chocolate coins
Miniature fruitcake or plum pudding
Shortbread
Toffees
Swiss or Belgian chocolate bars
Specialty pastries
Christmas chocolate or candies
(packed in Xmas wrappings)
Candy Canes

Cajun:
Blackened seasonings
Chickory laced coffee
New Orleans 'Beignet' mix

Cook's Specialty:
Zester
Garlic press
Paring knife
Citrus reamer
Exotic recipe booklets

Chanukah:
Chocolate coins
Miniature Menorahs Dreidels
Apple sauce
Latke mix
Chanukah candles
Fancy olive oil

To submit your favorite recipes to be included in the Garden of Friendship Recipe Book, please email them to Barbiel

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