Arguably the two greatest parts of the holiday season are presents and food, so why not combine the two for the ultimate festive gift? A basket chock-full of curated culinary delights and artful items is a unique and inventive way to spread cheer to those you love. Bottles of wine, farmer’s market jam, handmade jewelry and infused olive oils all come together in these exciting gift baskets ready to celebrate.

A Taste of Europe Gift Basket Basket includes: Assortment of Eastern European candies, jams and sauces. Price varies per assortment, 2130 Gulf Gate Dr.,, 941-921-9084. 

Artisan Cheese Company Basket includes: Sheridans, Irish Rye and Linseed Crackers $7; Fat Toad Goat Caramel $15; High Lawn Cultured Ghee $20; Spicewalla Spices range from $5–14; Bobby Sue Nuts $6 for a small package, $13 for a large glass jar; Meadow Land Simple Syrup $18; Shelburne Farm Cheddar 1/2 pound $18; Pickled Ramps $14; AR’s Hot Southern Honey $12l Matiz Wild Spicy Sardines $9.

The Sand Witch Shoppe & Bakery  Basket items can include: cookie box (dozen) $15, assorted handmade bracelets $25, or assorted handmade necklaces $35, 

The Ancient Olive Gift Basket Basket includes: Proteak Wood Cutting Board, Naturally Med Wooden Spoons, Sarasota Candles (set of 3), Maovata Penne Eggplant and Bell Pepper, Honey Feast Orange Blossom Honey, Colleen’s Breadsticks, Blood Orange Olive Oil, Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar, Meadow Land Pumpkin Spice Syrup, Cucina Antica Tuscany Pumpkin Sauce, Mill Press Almond Stuffed Olives, Gracious Gourmet Cranberry Raspberry Blood Orange Spread and Large Lidded Wire Basket with Linen Fabric. $225, 26 North Blvd. of the Presidents,, 941-388-1414. 

Morton’s Italian Gift Basket (not pictured)  Basket includes: pasta, salami, sauce, tapenade, breadsticks, cookies, and wine. Items vary per basket. Small $100/Large $125, (not shown) Morton’s Market, 1924 South Osprey Ave.,, 941-955-9856.