17 Delicious Snack Gift Baskets & How to Make Your Own (2023)

When it comes to promotional and branded products, there’s one category of items people always love to get.  As you […]

Mark Jackson

President at SwagDrop

When it comes to promotional and branded products, there’s one category of items people always love to get. 

As you may have guessed already, today’s post is all about delicious snack gift baskets

We’ve put together a list of 17 snack and candy gift baskets you can prepare and start sharing with your employees, clients, and audience.

Here are some of the different snack basket ideas we’re going to talk about:

  • A healthy snacks gift basket
  • A burger night gift basket
  • A holidays festive snack tower
  • A gluten-free treats box

Let’s get into it.

Table of Contents

What is a Snack Gift Basket?

Idea #1: Treats and Tea Gift Basket

Idea #2: Fit ‘n’ Healthy Snack Basket

Idea #3: Sweet ‘n’ Salty Snack Pack

Idea #4: Mulled Wine Snack Box

Idea #5: Gourmet Snacks Gift Basket

Idea #6: Burger Night Gift Basket

Idea #7: Goodies Gift Basket

Idea #8: Cookies Snack Box

Idea #9: Holidays Snack Tower

Idea #10: Movie Night Snack Pack

Idea #11: Commuter Snack Box

Idea #12: Special Themed Snack Basket

Idea #13: Country-specific Snack Basket

Idea #14: Gluten-free Treats Basket

Idea #15: Charcuterie Gift Basket

Idea #16: Dried Fruit and Nuts Basket

Idea #17: Taco Night Snack Pack

How to Make Your Own Snack Gift Basket in 5 Simple Steps

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a Snack Gift Basket?

A snack gift basket, like any other gift basket we’ve talked about on our blog, is a basket or a box that includes a variety of snacks, candy treats, and other goodies. 

A snack gift box might include anything from shortbread cookies and nuts and trail mix to jerky samplers, gourmet treats, spices, and mini pretzels. 

As you can probably tell, there are a number of products out there that could be included in a thoughtful snack gift basket. 

Author’s Tip: We advise you to go for variety when you create your snack gift baskets. Including a number of different products will help you wow your hamper recipients and will increase the chances of creating the perfect gift. 

Having said that, we’re ready to jump into the very first basket idea we have for you.

Idea #1: Treats and Tea Gift Basket

The first gift basket we have for you is the treats and tea gift basket

A basket like this is all about offering cookies and other treats that can be enjoyed with a nice hot cup of tea.

Combined with a customized tea mug and other branded tea accessories, it can make a great Christmas gift for your employees

Idea #2: Fit ‘n’ Healthy Snack Basket

It’s time to talk about healthy savory snacks and sweet treats with a fit ‘n’ healthy snack basket

This one is great if you want to gift the most delicious and healthy nut bars, cranberry and peanut butter energy bars, and branded superfood snacks.

Idea #3: Sweet ‘n’ Salty Snack Pack

To break the ice with your new employees and make their onboarding experience more comfortable and memorable, you might want to go with a sweet ‘n’ salty snack pack

This one is your chance to give away your most favorite of all types of snacks, from crunchy pecans and salted pistachios to truffles and chocolate chips. 

Idea #4: Mulled Wine Snack Box

Winter is going to be here very soon and that’s why a mulled wine snack box is such a great idea. 

Put together a mulled wine mix and some deluxe food gifts to create a premium branded corporate gift

Idea #5: Gourmet Snacks Gift Basket

Speaking of premium corporate gifts, a gourmet gift basket is a great gift for a number of business occasions. 

A corporate bestseller, this basket is ideal for those who want to create and maintain long-term business relationships with their customers. 

When creating a box like this, allow your swag vendor to take you through different gourmet food options to make sure that you’re creating the best gift for your business partners and customers. 

Idea #6: Burger Night Gift Basket

Moving on from more deluxe and gourmet gift ideas, we need to talk to you about the burger night gift basket

Gifting a food basket that includes lots of burger seasonings, BBQ tools, and other accessories like an apron will give recipients the chance to enjoy the most fun burger night.

Remember; food gift baskets are all about promoting your brand by spreading joy!

Idea #7: Goodies Gift Basket

We’re not even halfway in our list of delicious snack gift baskets and as you’ve probably already noticed, there’s a wide range of products you can customize and add to your gift crates. 

A goodies gift basket will always be a bestselling one.

It’s created to make everyone happy, no matter what their taste and preferences are. 

Author’s Note: This one is ideal as a ‘get well’ gift set, together with some thoughtful branded products

Idea #8: Cookies Snack Box

Number eight in our list of the yummiest snack gift baskets is the ever-popular cookies snack box

Cookies are a type of snack that almost everyone likes. 

This means that putting together a box like this will most likely be a huge success.

It’s great as a birthday gift to employees and loved ones and there are endless combinations of different cookies you can put together.

Idea #9: Holidays Snack Tower

Sharing holiday snack towers and festive hampers is a great tradition among businesses and professionals.

Every festive season is an opportunity for business partners and employers to show their appreciation and respect with a jolly gift tower full of assorted chocolate, caramel bites, chocolate bars, chocolate candies, crackers, fresh fruits, nuts, and pretty much anything else you can imagine.

Be it a combination of fruit baskets in the form of a tower or the ultimate chocolate gift, a holiday snacks gift tower is bound to amaze everyone who gets it.

Idea #10: Movie Night Snack Pack

A little further up we talked about the burger night snack box. 

How about a movie night snack pack that consists of a number of different products?

It’s basically the ultimate gourmet popcorn gift set. 

In a box like this, you’ll most likely add popcorn kernels, gourmet seasonings, sea salt, and maybe even a super cool branded popcorn bowl that helps make popcorn in no time.

Idea #11: Commuter Snack Box

Our eleventh idea is the commuter snack box

Think of a commuter snack box as a sort of care package for employees and business partners that spend a considerable amount of time every day commuting.

A box like this includes individually wrapped snacks people can enjoy while traveling to and from work.

A delicious brownie, almond bites, and energy bars will make a yummy snacking gift basket.

Author’s Tip: When creating a commuter snack box, consider adding a handy branded backpack, or a reusable tote bag, and a customized tumbler that people can make use of when traveling to work. 

Idea #12: Special Themed Snack Basket

A special themed snack basket is yet another interesting snack gift basket idea.

Whether you create a box like this to say happy birthday to employees or thank you to clients, make sure that there’s a theme that justifies the selection of the products. 

For example, the box you see in the screenshot above is a whiskey snack basket; it includes snacks that’ll be enjoyed together with a glass of whiskey or a whiskey-based cocktail.

Similarly, you could create a wine gift basket with snacks that can be enjoyed with a glass of wine and so on and so forth.

Idea #13: Country-specific Snack Basket

Depending on the country where your company is based or your favorite cuisine, you might want to create a country-specific snack basket

For example, you might want to put together a Canadian snacks gift basket with Mackintosh’s toffee, Lay’s ketchup chips, and beef jerky. 

Alternatively, if you’re more into Mediterranean cuisine; Italian olive oil crackers, salami, and cheese gifts would also be highly appreciated.

Idea #14: Gluten-free Treats Basket

The best snack gift basket is one that everyone can enjoy, no matter what their dietary needs are. 

That’s why making a gluten-free gift set, with the best gluten-free snacks available, is a very thoughtful way to show that you care and make sure that everyone will be able to enjoy your treats.

Go for a gluten-free snack mix with some of the most common snacks that are gluten-free such as fresh fruits, popcorn, granola bars, etc.

Idea #15: Charcuterie Gift Basket

As we are moving towards the end of our list, we wanted to show you one of the most high-end gift baskets we have for you. 

A charcuterie gift basket could work great as a holiday gift to your most loyal customers. 

A box like this might include anything from cured meats to dark chocolate and mixed nuts to cheddar cheese.

Make sure to also provide the gift recipients with a branded cheese board and other accessories that’ll allow them to have a great charcuterie experience at home. 

Idea #16: Dried Fruit and Nuts Basket

A healthy snack gift basket idea is a dried fruit and nuts basket

As its name suggests, this one is all about dried fruit and nuts that can be enjoyed both at home and at the office.

They’re great for all snack cravings and can satisfy your appetite between meals.

Idea #17: Taco Night Snack Pack

We’re closing up our list of 17 delicious snack gift baskets with the taco night snack pack.

The different flavors from the sauces and seasoning mixes will make any foodie incredibly excited to receive such a snacks box.  

This one is full of tasty treats and is ideal for celebrating special occasions. 

You’ve made it to the end of our list of snack gift basket ideas. 

We can only assume that all these different unique gifts have made you want to start creating your own boxes; just in time for the holiday season. 

Keep reading to find out more about the simple steps you can take to put your company logo on the most creative food gift baskets. 

Here we go. 

How to Make Your Own Snack Gift Basket in 5 Simple Steps

Making your own snack gift basket might sound like a tricky thing to do, especially if you’re not familiar with making your own merch and creating branded products.

However, we’ve broken down the process for you and we’re going to present you with the five simple steps you can take.

Here’s step number one.

Step #1: Find a creative swag company

Finding a creative swag company to partner with is essential when creating any kind of branded and customized product. 

You need to invest in a creative business partner that’ll not only show you the different types of snacks and food you can include in your boxes but who’ll also take you through the whole process of picking products and customizing them. 

As you’ve seen, there are loads of products you can customize with your company logo and put in a gift basket.

However, finding the best and most suitable creative swag company is not just about the products. 

On the contrary, it’s about finding a vendor that’ll understand your promotional and corporate gifting needs and will share the most innovative and unique branded options out there.

If you want to know more about how to choose the best swag company, read our ultimate guide on the topic we published recently.

Step #2: Define your quantity and quality needs

After making sure that you’re working with the right swag vendor, you’re going to need to define your quantity and quality needs. 

To put it simply, you need to set up your evaluation criteria in terms of the quantity and the quality of the product you’re going to add to your gift boxes

This is something you can work out together with your swag supplier in order to make sure that you’re not going to have more and definitely not less than you actually need. 

Step #3: Pick your products

Picking up the products you’re going to personalize and include in your snacks and food gift baskets is the third step you need to take.

The product selection heavily depends on the occasion as well as whether you have a specific theme in mind. 

For example, if you’re determined to create movie night snack baskets for your employees and team members, then popcorn seasoning and chips would be suitable.

On the other hand, if you’re at the stage of putting together your festive hampers, then chocolate truffles and savory snacks that go well with cheese and wine would do.

Step #4: Take care of the details 

You’re now at this point where you’ve found yourself a creative swag vendor (kudos!), you’ve defined your quality and quantity needs, and you’ve also picked the products that are going to be included in your boxes. 

However, you’re yet to decide on packaging, design, and delivery options

This step is one that you’re going to take together with your swag company. 

What we do with our clients is take them through the packaging options to help them decide which one is right for them. 

We also make sure to give them access to mockups of branded products to show them how their designs look on the merch before they commit to an order.

Step #5: Place your order

After having completed all the previous steps, you’re ready to place your order. 

All you need to do is to wait for your fabulous snack and gift baskets with all the delicious branded snacks you’ve made to be shared with your clients, employees, and loved ones.

We’re done with the process of making your own snack basket.

However, there’s also an FAQs section, so make sure you read that one, too. 

Now Over to You

We’ve given you a glimpse of the most popular types of snack gift baskets that companies create for corporate gifting purposes. 

Depending on your needs and goals, you should make your own choices and build gift baskets that best represent your company.

We’re here to help with finding, choosing, sourcing, and delivering the most special and thoughtful branded gifts. 

Feel free to contact us and tell us what it is you need help with. 

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Let’s get straight into giving answers to some of your most frequently asked questions on the topic of snack gift baskets and how to build them.

Q1. What are good snacks to put in a gift basket?

There is a variety of great snacks you can put in a food and snack gift basket, depending on the gift recipient and the occasion. 

Some great ideas are:

  •  Chocolate truffles
  • Dried fruits
  • Energy bars
  • Oat cookies
  • Salted snacks

Q2. How can you make a snack basket?

To make a snack basket you need to make a selection of the best and most delicious snack treats. 

In case you want to create a branded snack basket, all you need is to have a reliable and creative swag vendor.

Q3. Are snack gift baskets a good gift for businesses?

Snack gift baskets are great gifts for businesses. 

They’re ideal for those who want to build and invest in healthy and long-term business relationships as well as for companies who want to thank their employees and show them their appreciation in a tangible way.

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