The month of December is heralds the coming of Christmas and amidst the western cultures, Christmas is celebrated as the biggest festival in the year. Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, is one of the premier festivals and therefore it is no wonder that during Christmas gift baskets are very much in demand. It is the time when gifts are exchanged between the people and gift baskets are often considered to be one of the most perfect presents to be handed over to one's close relatives and even acquaintances. It is to be noted that Christmas is held in the month of December which encompasses the winter season and also at the same it ushers the coming of the New Year. Therefore the various gift items within the gift baskets are made up of items that emit the flavor of the season.
Chocolate is one of the most popular items to be included in the Christmas gift baskets. It is available in various forms like chocolate cookies, truffles, brownies, chocolate chips etc. and very often are supplemented by butter cream cookies. Most of these gift baskets contain a central larger cookie which displays messages like ‘season's greetings' or ‘merry Christmas' and vice versa. Very often these cookies are individually decorated by hand which gives it an exquisite look and these Christmas gift baskets are also decorated beautifully with ribbons and the cookies are also decorated and arranged in the form of a bouquet to give the impression of a flower arrangement which adds to the beauty of the Christmas gift basket. Chocolate swizzles, chocolate dipped strawberries, almonds and coconut shavings are also popular ingredients of the Christmas gift baskets. While it is true that Christmas signifies celebration and bonding, many professional organizations and companies also make arrangements for gifting its various employees and clients with customized Christmas gift baskets. These are very popular in the west and are considered as significant means of forging relationships. Ghirardelli is a popular landmark of San Francisco and Ghirardelli chocolates are prevalently used in decorating the gift baskets. In Christmas gift baskets too, these chocolates are used along with caramel clusters, crackers and cheese. Different kinds of candies, nuts and cookies are also included within the Christmas gift baskets.
Christmas also marks the beginning of the holiday season and therefore Christmas gift baskets are also designed for the holiday goers specifically and these include chocolate cookies, cherries and overall an assortment of fine chocolate varieties.
Bath and body products gift baskets make great Christmas gifts.