Tasty Gifting: Week 3
This week we’re talking baskets and tasty bundles—because sometimes you need to give someone a whole lot of local flavor instead of just one little treat. A few local spots are offering either gift baskets or tasty food that can be bundled up into a homemade basket.
First up is Gilardi’s Ristorante, who is offering to build gift baskets that you can order and pick up curbside for some super-easy shopping. You can customize the contents with all kinds of foodie picks, like bottles of wine, wine glasses, charcuterie trays and more. Throw in a gift card while you’re at it. The restaurant is selling $50 to $100 gift cards that never expire.
At The Keeter Center, you can buy a cookie decorating kit that would make a sweet gift for a friend with kiddos looking for a new holiday activity to do together. This is in addition to the meal packages, pie and homemade baked goods that you can also order, in addition to the Keeter Center’s packaged goods like jams. So many possibilities for campus-made goodies that you can gift!
Springfield-based company Manly Cans creates gift baskets for the snackers, carnivores or coffee fiends in your life. They include things like trail mix, beef jerky, cheese, Redneck Nutz, coffee, chocolate-covered coffee beans, barbecue sauce or even handy foodie tools like a jalapeno corer.
If you know someone who loves to cook or grill, Harter House offers meaty gift packs filled with steaks and other tasty proteins. Choose from options like filet mignon, surf and turf, or New York Strip.
If you want to choose all the basket contents yourself, try Brown Derby International Wine Center, Macadoodles or Vineyard Market. All three offer stellar wine selections, plus some great little extra gifties to throw in too. There is the extensive cigar selection in The Vineyard Market’s humidor, the cute cheese boards at Macadoodles, or the huge variety of quality cheeses from Brown Derby—not to mention their specialty food products and even cute totes to package it all inside.