Smoked Salmon Gift Basket

Gift baskets are a favorite gift come Christmas time. Without spending a lot of time or money, you can give gifts specified to the tastes of everyone on your list. However, some gift basket options, such as the castle of cookies, are sure to be an oft-received gift. But don't fret, there are more creative gift basket ideas that are sure to dazzle.

A smoked salmon gift basket is an excellent way to impress everyone who receives it. An upscale treat, it's a great breakfast for a holiday morning. But salmon and all of the food that goes with it can be quite expensive, and take precious time out of your schedule to gather.

But who wouldn't want a brunch of smoked salmon? Now imagine that you have bagels to go with it, of all different kinds, and that they're slathered in cream cheese and covered in capers. Now that would be an amazing breakfast!

Now, doesn't that sound better than fruitcake? It does, and don't think that there isn't choice involved in preparing your gift basket, just because you've decided on the main ingredient. Each product that you decide to include can be personally selected by you, with the tastes of the recipient in mind.

Even as the center of the basket, you have a choice in your salmon. Are you interested in Alaskan smoked salmon, thought by many to be superior in taste and appearance? Perhaps you've got friends who have hopped on the organic bandwagon, in which case natural smoked salmon, the non-farmed option, would be best for you. If you're in the mood, you can always include a bit of both, so everyone can decide which to try.

The choice of bagel is just as important. Wheat and white and whole grain, oh my! Pick the bagel that you like the best, and that you feel will best match the taste of your salmon, and the tastes of your friends. But don't even think that's your last choice.

Next you have cream cheese to think about, what smoked salmon gift basket would be complete without cream cheese. Do you like regular cream cheese or low fat, whipped or regular, perhaps a flavored cream cheese such as chive. And don't forget the capers, a perfect accompaniment.

This Christmas, go with an upscale option for your gift basket--smoked salmon. The people on your gift list will never expect to open your present and find such a unique, upscale surprise. And as they enjoy their delicious breakfast, courtesy of their smoked salmon gift basket, they'll be thanking you!

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About The Author, Sherry Shantel
The author moves to presenting various kinds of alaskan smoked salmon filet such as 8oz Natural Alaskan Smoked Salmon. For more mild-flavor, try a different recipe. When it is time to order, try: Smoked Salmon Gift Sets.