A gift basket is a decorated basket filled with products. Classic gift baskets often contain delicacies and are mainly used for ceremonial occasions in t he private or business environment. The baskets are usually equipped with a handle and can also contain articles from the non-food area.

The handing over of gifts in bowls or baskets has a long tradition and is common in many cultures. Gift baskets should therefore be as old as the wickerwork.

In English-speaking countries, especially in the USA and Canada, gift baskets are extremely popular gifts. In these countries, this led to the creation of an own gift basket industry and the profession of the gift basket designer (basketeer).