Some gift baskets are run of the mill and some stand out. When it comes time to buy a gift basket, thoughtful givers want something that is not like everything else, and Boston has plenty of that. From purveyors of local foods to shops that stock only gift baskets, the options are plentiful. No matter the occasion or the recipient’s likes, there is a gift basket chock full of goods that will suit the occasion and make them happy in Boston.
Ruma’s Gourmet Fruit & Gift Baskets
210 Beacham St.
Everett, MA 02149
Fruit baskets are a very traditional way to offer a treat, help someone feel well, say thank you and much more. Ruma’s has a wide array of fruit baskets that include extras like cheese and wine, but that is not all. This shop also has chocolate, holiday, wine, wedding, sympathy and many other baskets. There is even an Italian feast basket with delicious sauces, cheese and wine for a romantic dinner. Creativity and quality is what gift givers will find at Ruma’s.
Pemberton Farms Marketplace
2225 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
Pemberton Farms is a quality catering, deli and gift store that makes gift baskets for a number of wants and needs. Cookies, jams, chocolates, truffles, fruit, cheese and wine are just some of the goods this place wraps up in a pretty basket for gifting to family, friends, co-workers and clients. Every type of gift basket is available here from stuffed animal-filled welcome baby gift baskets to purely local gift baskets full of Massachusetts goods. Few places in town have such a wide selection.
K.J. Paula Gift Baskets
8 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA 02109
Right in Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which is convenient to many locations and has many other stores that allow shoppers to complete more than one gift purchase, is K.J. This store has fun and creative gift baskets like coffee lovers’ supplies and smoked salmon. Say thank you, I’m sorry, happy birthday or send a custom message of your own. Every holiday and occasion is covered, so shoppers can keep coming back for more and still get something new for the special people in their lives.
83 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
Fastachi may not have a huge selection of gifts, but nut, chocolate and dried fruit lovers will enjoy what options it does offer. Fastachi has fantastic nut products and offers an array of nut baskets and other gift choices that are great for parties and holidays. Anyone who has a nut fanatic in his or her life needs to head to Fastachi and see what it has to offer. Going to a party? Stop by and get a gift tower with some chocolate bark and truffles.
Boston Cheese Cellar
18 Birch St.
Boston, MA 02131
The name says it all. Boston Cheese Cellar is all about cheese and so are the gift baskets. However, these cheese-centric gift baskets do not just have cheese in them. Some have the prep items for a dinner featuring cheese, some are all about snacking and some include chocolate, but they all feature quality products. From the smallest to the largest, they can say just about anything from happy house warming to happy birthday, so no occasion is off the table for a Boston Cheese Cellar gift basket.
Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.