Custom gift baskets are one of my favorite things to give, and loads of fun to put together. Make up a theme, or, put together a theme based on one of the recipient's particular interests.
Italian Romance Gift Basket (recipient likes romance novels)
Rosemary from my garden, organic marinara sauce, olive oil, organic seasonings (garlic and oregano), fancy pasta, Italian wine, and a romance novel set in Italy.
Egyptian/Metaphysical Gift Basket (recipient likes Egyptian history and mythology)
Celtic spiral harmonizer sarong, two Oracle Cove candles, gold pyramid replica gift box, genuine gold and malachite scarab bracelet, frameable Egyptian art card
Pizza Chef Basket (recipient builds pizza ovens and has one of his own)
Pizza oven mitt for outdoor bake oven, Two-handed pizza slicer, black chef's hat and apron, fresh basil, home grown and jarred ground red pepper flakes from my garden (labeled and named by me Maria Michella's Bella Cucina Italiana); basket is lined with red and white checkered fabric I had cut at fabric store and wrapped with red raffia