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Gift basket ideas for the holidays

Baskets at our West 7th store, waiting to be filled with lovely gifts for the holidays.

We have lots of lovely baskets at Mississippi Market just waiting for you to fill them up with gifts, groceries and kitchen items to make the perfect gift. An advantage to giving a gift basket is that you can customize it to fit any budget. Here are some of our favorite basket themes and ideas on how to fill them.





Baker’s Basket

Baking flours, flavorings, and leavens that make a baker’s efforts shine.
SAF instant yeast, 16 oz.—simply the best!!
Nielsen-Massey vanilla extract, 4 0z.
Nielsen-Massey orange blossom water, 2 oz.
Nielsen-Massey rose water, 4 oz.
Odense almond paste
Scharffen-Berger unsweetened baking chocolate— the best!!                                             Rumford nonalumininzed baking powder—always buy the small size!—4 oz.                             Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour*
Bob’s Red Mill almond meal/flour*
Frontier Vietnamese cinnamon (cassia)
*Excellent for flourless chocolate cakes; terrific substitutes for wheat flour in GF cakes.

Kitchen Basics Basket
Is someone you know setting up that first kitchen? Here are practical, day-to-day necessities that make a kitchen work more pleasant to work in.
Kitchen Basics bamboo spoons, set of 3
Fox Run small silicon spatula
Luminarc glass prep bowls, 4”
Luminarc 7.75” mixing bowl w/ plastic lid
Endurance stainless-steel sink strainer
Tag colored bar towels—the thirstiest!—set of 3
Microplane zester
Anchor 1-cup glass liquid measuring cup

Heat Lover’s Basket
Equip your heat-loving friends with the spices and sauces that light their lives.
Ka-Me Chinese hot mustard
Sriracha sauce—everybody’s favorite!
Colman’s Hot English mustard
Frontier 35,000 heat-units cayenne powder
Frontier 90,000 heat-units cayenne powder
Frontier chipotle powder
Fresh Chinese lantern and habanero fresh chiles
Glass jars to contain the fire!

Chocolate Lover’s Basket
Scharffen-Berger 62% bittersweet chocolate
Galeras chocolate pastilles
Divine chocolate truffle bar
Guittard semisweet chocolate chips
Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour*
Bob’s Red Mill almond meal/flour*
Bob’s Red Mill hazelnut meal/flour*
Frontier chipotle powder**
*Excellent for flourless chocolate cakes; terrific substitutes for wheat flour in GF cakes.
**Make those rich chocolate puddings and cakes smolder with a subtle heat!

Tea Lover’s Basket
An assortment of lovely loose teas offered in small glass jars, a wee clay tea pot, and a handful of brightly colored napkins make a perfect gift for tea lovers.
Yixing clay teapot (Produce/Gifts)
Sencha green tea
Earl Grey tea
Darjeeling tea
Gunpowder green tea
Jasmine green tea
White peony tea
Set of cloth napkins

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