Do you get tired of trying to hunt down the perfect gift' Are you at a loss as to how to shop for a particular person or people' If so, consider giving Christmas gourmet gift baskets! Most everyone enjoys nuts, dried fruits and chocolate, so you know they'll be well-received. Here are a few scenarios where giving Christmas gourmet gift baskets is ideal. Office Gift Exchanges If your workplace has annual Secret Santa exchanges, your gift options can be pretty limited. After all, it would be pretty embarrassing to buy a flower-scented bath sampler for a secret recipient who turned out to only have a shower at home! Fortunately, you can't go wrong with Christmas gourmet gift baskets. The lucky people who receive them will be the envy of the office. New Friends When you enter into a new friendship, it can be difficult to buy a gift for them if you don't have a good idea of what they like just yet. Many people in this situation opt for gift cards, but these are impersonal and your friend may not even like to shop at the store it's for. A gift basket containing various gourmet edibles is much more thoughtful and is something everyone enjoys. Host or Hostess Gifts The holiday season is a time for attending gatherings, whether they're with friends or family, and social decorum dictates that it's polite to show the host or hostess your gratitude by bringing them a gift. A bottle of wine is often considered appropriate, but if you don't know that person's tastes in wine, you might find yourself staring at the shelf for quite a long time. Scented candles and other decorative items suffer from the same challenge. On the other hand, Christmas gourmet gift baskets are the perfect thing for such an occasion and are something that will be appreciated by the whole family. Potlucks and Parties Christmas parties and potlucks are fun occasions that allow you to sample all sorts of good holiday eats. However, if you're not a whiz in the kitchen or if you're strapped for time, you might be at a loss as to what to contribute. Christmas gourmet gift baskets make this easy. People will be delighted by the variety of gourmet goodies to choose from, and you don't even have to fire up the oven!