Be honest...Do you like getting food baskets as a Christmas gift?!

Question: Be honest!.!.!.Do you like getting food baskets as a Christmas gift!?
If so, tell me what kind!? If not, tell me why!.

To be honest YES, I would love to get a food basket at X-mas!. Maybe it's just me, or the way I was brought up, but something homemade, that someone has put their heart, time and energy into is to be appreciated even more than a store bought gift!.
Thank-you for reminding me of the wonderful memories I have of my grandmas rhubarb and ginger jam!. I loved having that on my toast every morning!. I wish that I would have got some of her recipes while she was still alive!. It's something to think about!. I have grandchildren who have no idea what I can cook, and I wouldn't dare show up with a box of chocolate fudge for them!. It wouldn't be enough, and I'd be laughed at!. It's really quite ashame that all the old values have died!.When's the last time your grandma knitted you your hats and mitts to go to school in the winter, or a nice sweater to keep you warm!. I'm not critisizing, but you wouldn't wear it, because its not the right colour or the right style!. I understand that, but it is such a shame!.
I would love someone to make me some cookies, banana bread, lemon bread, fudge, a small cheese cake, or chocolate cake just for me!. Anything that I don't have to buy if a gift for me!. A package of spaghetti with homemade spaghetti sauce, a small lasagna that I could put in the oven when I come home from shopping, something that says you've thought about the gift and you've put some of yourself into it!.!. Something that says, geez, this person thought enough of me to make this with her hands and her heart!. This is just a thought of a person who appreciates the small things in life, but the things that are most important!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Yes I love fruit and dried fruit and no one will ever get me dried fruit - they think I need something bigger and better!.

The basket should be tailored to the receiver!.

The only bad thing about a food basket is when you love something on it, have to have it again and the way it is provided to the basket makers there is no way to get the product yourself!. I fell in love with a type of candy on a fruit basket and drove myself crazy trying to buy it myself!.

I am a huge fan of making the basket myself - my best one was a nice crystal bowl with champagne splits, small liqueurs etc and wrapped with cellophane - the crystal bowl was also a nice gift!.
Or do a homemade trifle in a nice crystal bowl and wrap it!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Not really, no!. It shows that they didn't put much thought in what to get you!. They just went to the store and seen one of those dumb food baskets that they display at the front of the store near the checkout lane, and thought, heck, good enough!

You should get a present for someone because you want to, not because you feel obligated!. And if you're going to get someone a gift because you want to, you should show that you put some thought into it!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Yes !.!.!. when they're put together by the giftor, then they show alot of love and thought put into them too!. I prefer not to receive baked goods or mixes though, since I do tons of baking throughout the year already (from scratch)!. I like baskets with chocolates and novelty or gourmet candies; bags of good coffee beans and vanilla powder to sprinkle on lattes; Italian dinner baskets with pasta, Balsamic vinegar, assorted olives, etc !.!.!.!. and I always appreciate new dish towels and/or oven mitts included in the basket!.!.!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

some kinds I do!. Cookie baskets are nice and some cheese assortments are good if they don't go too far afield!. a fruit basket can be good if it is small!. of them all, home-made baked goods are my favorite!. they show that you care enough to make something for me!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

A few things with decent sized portions is cool!.

But alot of things with tiny little portions sucks, because if you like any of the things, you just get one or two bites and are left frustrated!.

Hope that helps!.

Merry Christmas !!Www@FoodAQ@Com

I would love food baskets as gifts!. I like cheese and crackers - and preferably the gift basket comes with sausages (I think Harry and David has some good options)!.

I also like fruit baskets! They are healthy and yummy!Www@FoodAQ@Com

I give them to my renters - I just put together some choclate covered pretzel - assorted cookies some candy canes for color and even some jerky type snack - wrap it in a colored celephane and go on with it!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Not realli-unless it's full of chocolate :)
answer mine-http://answers!.yahoo!.com/question/index!?!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I'm not a big fan of fruit!. Give me chocolate or a nice sausage & cheese basket (sorry, from Wisconsin)!.

Craft beers or maybe a wine/beer brewing kit are good, too, but they're not for me!Www@FoodAQ@Com

Not really, I guess food is kind of a universal gift, but OMG I LOVE CHOCOLATE BASKETS!!!!!!!Www@FoodAQ@Com

not really, then again i'm 19!. if it is for someone over 30, then it is a nice gift i guess!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I do! I like muffin baskets!. I'm easy to please, though!. I'm thankful for whatever people give me!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

It depends on what kind!. I do like Hickory Farm baskets!. Not too fond of fruit baskets!. :(Www@FoodAQ@Com

no i don't
i think they're more for the older type
if you enjoy food or cooking though then they're fine i reckonWww@FoodAQ@Com

I love them!.My sis-in-law gives me one every year !.They are always different!.It is a good way to try new things!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Oh yes! Im in college so food is the greatest gift ! :)Www@FoodAQ@Com

I love luxury foods!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I am easy to please as well, so yeahWww@FoodAQ@Com

ha yea thats why i gain the 5 lbs!Www@FoodAQ@Com

yeah, why not!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

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