The best food gift baskets for lockdown gifting

Make someone smile by sending them a food gift basket while in lockdown. Here are the top options for everyone – from your gluten free family member to your meat-loving friend...

Food gift basket: Lottie Shaw's Thinking Of You Baked Treat Box
(Image credit: Lottie Shaw)

Searching for a food gift basket for a friend, family member or someone special who is going through a rough time at the moment? What a lovely idea. Sending them a food gift basket will definitely brighten their day – or week – and we've found just the best options below. No matter if they are an afternoon tea lover, a gluten free foodie, or, if you want to send something they can enjoy on a Saturday evening in front of the TV. There's something for everyone...

Times are tough right now, so we've included a range of food gift baskets from everywhere such as M&S and John Lewis, to small businesses – sold at Not on the High Street – just so you have a few options. We'd love to see the look on your recipients' faces when they receive these...

Head to our best letterbox gifts guide for more great lockdown present ideas.

5 best food gift baskets 

1. For an afternoon tea lover

John Lewis & Partners Afternoon Tea Treats Gift Basket

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This lovely food gift basket could easily brighten up someone's Saturday afternoon. Inside comes two types of drinks –  an elderflower & rose pressé and a raspberry lemonade – as well as some Earl Grey tea, a packet of fudge, some delicious cream biscuits, handmade strawberry and elderflower jam and a bar of chocolate. All inside a lovely basket that they can reuse for summer picnics!

Buy the John Lewis & Partners Afternoon Tea Treats Gift Basket now for £40.

2. For a gluten free friend

The Gluten Free Christmas Food Gift Bag

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Know a gluten free person who deserves this food basket (and more)? Why not treat them – it's filled with everything from wine to biscuits and crackers. They'll love it! It comes inside an M&S bag and you can add a gift message to it, too. 

Buy the The Gluten Free Christmas Food Gift Bag from M&S for £40.

3. For any meat-lover

The Real Cure British Letterbox Charcuterie

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Yes, this entire package will be delivered through their letterbox. And we'd love to see their face upon opening – inside is everything from salami to bresaola, chorizo and more. With a three-month shelf life, they needn't enjoy straight away (though they probably will). It's also completely gluten free and it's made in Dorset.

Buy The Real Cure British Letterbox Charcuterie for £34 at Not on the High Street.

4. The perfect Saturday eve treat

The Tasty Tuck Box Gift Selection

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The perfect food gift basket for a friend or family member who may be going through lockdown 2.0 on their own, this will be sure to jazz up their Saturday night at home. Included comes two bottles of beer, some tortilla chips, a salsa dip, some beef jerky, peanuts and for dessert –two bars of chocolate and some walnut whips.

Buy the The Tasty Tuck Box Gift Selection from M&S for £25.

5. For sweet-toothed friends and family

Lottie Shaw's Thinking Of You Baked Treat Box

(Image credit: Lottie Shaw)

Perfect for that friend or family member who as a slight sweet tooth, this food gift basket features everything from cake to biscuits and flapjacks inside. Write a note to say you are thinking of them send with it. 

Buy Lottie Shaw's Thinking Of You Baked Treat Box from Not on the High Street for £25.

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