The best types are those with handles for easy portability.
Pottery Barn's Beachcomber Extra-large Round Basket at $165 is definitely worth the splurge.
You can stow away a ton of stuff in its generous 21" x 23" size.
West Elm's Oversize Seagrass Basket at $138 is charming, warm and functional.
World Market's Water Hyacinth Jessica Basket is a Pottery Barn Beachcomber lookalike, smaller but at an affordable $35.
My favourite goes to Indigo's Sweater-Weave Basket made of natural seagrass and is just the right size I was looking for, at a cheap-and-chic price of $39.50.