Kosher Gift Baskets—Baskets of Jewish Tradition For All Your Friends & Family
What is a gift basket? It’s an attractive basket filled with delicious foods, usually sent for sympathy, birthday or holiday. However, once we add the word “kosher,” the generic gift basket is transformed into one that is more often than not, being sent to a Jewish recipient or someone who observes a kosher diet. So, is a kosher gift basket one simply filled with kosher foods? No, please read on.
Challah Connection has been shipping kosher gift baskets to recipients since 2002. In that time, we have learned what people want in a kosher gift basket. Simply put, they want TRADITION. Jewish baked goods such as challah, babka, rugelach, rainbow cookies and black and whites are the core of our most popular kosher baskets. Whether for Jewish holidays, birthday, shiva, college care package or other occasions, kosher bakery favorites resonate deeply. We have found that whether or not the recipient keeps kosher, most Jewish people—and non-Jewish as well—love these kosher bakery favorites as well as other Jewish favorites including lox and bagels and deli baskets. Many of the bakery favorites were brought to America by immigrants from Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th century and have tremendous nostalgia value for many Jews. They have become traditional favorites by many who “grew up” with them and now want to share them with their own children.
Here are some quotes from our customers when they were asked to share thoughts and feelings about babka (the loaf shaped coffee cake-like dessert that is one of our best sellers):
-“Babka represents family and holidays”
-“Kosher baked goods are so important”
-“My grandmother, from Germany, would make the best babka, and every time I eat it I think of her”
“I remember my grandma rolling out the dough on the kitchen table, and the smells that went thru the house”
-“Babka=Jewish. It symbolizes Bubbee and is a good Jewish staple that most people love.
Through these quotes you can see the deep connection people have with Jewish foods—foods with rich traditions that are included in our kosher gift baskets. A kosher gift basket will bring your Jewish friend or family member a deeper connection to your gift and therefore greater appreciation for your generosity.