How to Create a Perfect Christmas Morning

Christmas, and the holiday season in general, is a time that people want to spend with their friends and family. People remember fondly the sights, sounds and smells of their perfect Christmas morning. Jingling sleigh bells, the snap and crackle of a roaring fire, the smell of cinnamon and spice throughout the house – all bring us back to simpler time.

Food has always brought people together. Before the days of quick and easy trips to a local restaurant or ready-made meals from the grocery store, people came together over a home-cooked meal. Christmas morning meals are among the most special and memorable. Whether you’re a parent needing an extra strong cup of coffee to get your busy holiday morning kick-started with the kids, or a grandparent welcoming your family home to celebrate around the tree, consider one of these options to add to your holiday breakfast tradition:

Everyone is excited on Christmas morning. It’s a time of anticipation and wonder (and maybe a few extra yawns from being up too late the night before.) Our Christmas Morning Breakfast Gift Basket will help you get your day started right. Begin with brewing a full pot of gourmet coffee and let the aroma travel throughout the house to help get those sleepy family members up and moving towards the table. Take a quick moment to enjoy the peace and quiet of the morning while you have a few seconds to yourself. While the coffee is brewing (and you’ve poured yourself an extra strong cup) start mixing together the ingredients for our Traditional Scone Mix by Stonewall Kitchen. The sizzle of the dry-cured, hickory smoked ham slices by Broadbent’s is sure to get everyone racing downstairs. Top it all off with a batch of farmhouse pancakes and grade A dark amber maple syrup and you’ll have a special breakfast perfect for a warm holiday morning. Remember to take time to enjoy everyone’s company and savor those traditions that make your Christmas morning special for you.

On Christmas Day the eating doesn’t stop at breakfast. The entire day is filled with indulgent sweet and savory snacks that we nibble on until the next meal is served. As company arrives, you’ll need to have something for everyone to enjoy as the presents are opened and the carols are sung. Our Christmas Gift Basket Deluxe is just what you’ll need. This gift, filled with everything from sweet Belgian chocolates, savory garlic cheddar cheese and crispy wheat crackers, golden pretzel twists, roasted and salted peanuts, handcrafted kettle corn (and more) will satisfy all of the “snackers and grazers” in your group. Strategically place these goodies throughout your house and watch them quickly disappear.

As guests appear at your door with Christmas gifts in hand, make sure you have a little something special to exchange with your closest of friends. Our Christmas Stocking Gift is an impressive way to show you care with the best of our gourmet treats. Our Christmas Stocking Gift is perfect for both kids and adults – filled with S’mores pretzels, milk chocolate truffles, butter toffee peanuts, candy canes and hot cocoa. All packaged snugly in a festive stocking that can be used again and again.

Do you have little ones visiting you this Christmas? Make their holiday extra special by ordering our Christmas Pretzels or Christmas Oreos to have when they arrive. Each pretzel is hand dipped in rich Belgian chocolate and then decorated with colorful red, green and white sprinkles. Pour the kiddos a cold glass of milk and watch them devour our delicious chocolate-dipped Oreos – sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face!

We all celebrate the holidays a little differently, with different memories that we share with our family and friends. Some of us get up early – to get a jump on the day, while others prefer to lounge and take things a bit slower. Either way, food is usually an important part of the festivities. Food warms us and helps to bond us together. Food reminds us to be thankful and to give back to others. No matter how you celebrate this Christmas, GourmetGiftBaskets.com would like to be part of your special Christmas morning tradition.

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