Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Albertsons and Safeway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

With the holidays coming up, it’s time to think about what kind of gifts you plan on giving to all the special people in your life. Every year, my team and I like to come up with some practical, yet thoughtful gifts that are simple to put together. This year, we teamed up with our local Albertsons and Safeway stores to create an amazing holiday gift basket using their new Signature RESERVETM products.

How to Create a Holiday Gift Basket 

There are a few reasons why we love the idea of a holiday gift basket. You can pick up everything you need for it in one stop exclusively at Safeway. And it works for anyone on your list!

You can create a holiday gift basket to wow a family member or friend, thank someone—like a teacher, helpful neighbor, or dinner host­—or surprise your coworker during secret Santa. Also, shopping at your local stores is a great way to support your community. I personally love the Safeway store near me because everyone there is always so friendly and quick to help.

Since Portland is a coffee town, we knew our holiday gift basket needed to include some high-quality coffee options. Portland is also known as the best foodie city—and we care about where our food comes from. So, we were happy to see that the new Signature RESERVE line features globally sourced ingredients, unique flavors, and quality craftsmanship.

Before a product can even get the Signature RESERVE label, it must go through a rigorous selection process—carried out and curated by culinary professionals. And it has to offer unparalleled quality and an elevated culinary experience. We’re talking authentic Italian pasta and pasta sauces, delicious French truffles, and rich, creamy caramels. Yum!

For our holiday gift basket, we selected a variety of loose-leaf teas as well as coffee from different countries. Because we’re a small business with a (mostly) female team, we especially liked that one of the coffee options is from select producers that are mainly operated by women. We also paired our coffee and tea with truffles and caramels. Seems like the obvious choice, right? Plus, it will be so tasty!

Since this is a holiday basket and we are a team of creatives, we had to top off our gift basket with a paper poinsettia. The paper we used is actually a cocktail napkin! If the person receiving your gift would appreciate a crafty challenge, it might be fun to add a few cocktail napkins along with the instructions for how to craft the poinsettia.

As you can see, there are a lot of ways to get creative with your holiday gift basket! And we are really impressed with the new Signature RESERVE products. It’s a premium brand but it’s also a great value. This comes in handy if you want your gifts to be special but you’re also trying to stick to a budget.

If you scroll down, you can see all of the items we selected for our gift basket. And if you want to pick up these same products for your holiday gift basket, just keep in mind when you’re out grocery shopping that the Signature RESERVE line is exclusive to Albertsons Companies family of stores.
Make your holiday gift basket special with ultra-premium Signature RESERVE products – available in my area exclusively at Albertsons and Safeway stores and online. I buy my Signature RESERVE ™ products at my local Albertsons and Safeway, and you can also find them exclusively at all the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, and Carrs/Safeway. Visit Albertsons.com to find a store near you.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons and Safeway. The opinions and text are all mine.

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