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Canadian Gift Basket Ideas

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Canadian gift basket

A Canadian gift basket is a thoughtful gift for any occasion, like Canadian New Year or Christmas. It will be one of the most memorable gifts for those who love Canadian cuisine. Find out about any specific preferences or dietary limitations of the recipient.  This will help you make the basket more special for the receiver. The ideas mentioned in this article will help you in delighting your friend with a lovely gift basket on a special occasion.


Canadian Gift Basket Ideas: Foods to Include

Butter tarts – It is essential to add butter tarts in a Canadian gift basket as these tarts are considered to be the national food of Canada. Its filling is made using butter, sugar, and eggs. Pecans are added for additional flavor.


Oka cheese – Oka cheese is popularly added on top of various dishes in Canada. It can be purchased from a specialty store.


Maple syrup – What can be more Canadian than Maple! Do not forget to place a bottle of maple syrup in the basket.


Chocolates – Coffee Crisp, Crispy Crunch, Caramilk, Cherry Blossom, Big Turk, Mr. Big, and Aero are some of the popular chocolates eaten in Canada.


Alcoholic Drinks – Bottles of Canadian beer, Yukon Jack, Ice cider, Canadian whisky, or Canadian wine must be added to the basket.


Canadian Gift Basket Ideas: The Basket

Pick up a decorative basket as it will not require any decoration further. This will save your time, effort and money. Use napkins, kitchen towels or shredded paper to form the base and place the selected foods neatly on top. In case you see empty spaces in between the products, fill them with shredded paper. You will not have to put in a lot of money for making the basket eye-catchy. Just a nice central piece will be enough to add to the appeal of the basket. Use a cellophane sheet to cover the basket after you have placed all the products in it. Seal the sheet with a ribbon and add a gift tag along with some more colorful ribbons.


The homemade Canadian gift basket is ready. This will certainly help you gather appreciation.


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Canadian Gift Basket Ideas