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The holiday shopping season is in full swing and there are people out there who are done and those who haven’t yet started. Either way, there are probably a few people left on your list. From the last-minute gift exchanges to teachers, coworkers and friends, gift baskets offer an affordable way to choose a thoughtful gift. With many products included in baskets, your loved ones can try a variety of items, and there are many types of baskets, so you can definitely find the right one. Match people on your list with a gift basket.
A La Carte Gifts & Baskets
910 16th St. #312
Denver, CO 80202
Since 1996, A La Carte Gifts and Baskets has offered customized gifts and gift baskets to residents and visitors alike. Located on the 16th Street Mall, the shop has a wide range of themed baskets with products from local suppliers like Enstrom Candies, Perky Jerky, Luna Coffee and many more. Customers can choose from a variety of baskets that are already available, or they can call ahead and have one customized. A La Carte offers baskets at many price points, and there are even specialty snacks available for those who are gluten free.
1338 15th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Anyone who’s got a foodie in their life should check out EVOO Marketplace. This shop offers a variety of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and other cooking oils. Many of them are infused with flavor – a perfect addition to any gourmet kitchen. From traditional infusions like garlic and butter to more experimental flavors like blood orange, EVOO marketplace has many options. Treat your friends to a sampler, or choose from premade baskets designed around certain flavor profiles. Your chef will love this gift and will keep going back all year.
1946 E. 66th Ave.
Denver, CO 80229
Hidden away on 66th and Washington, Balistreri Vineyards is a little vineyard in the city, producing homegrown reds, whites and dessert wines. The winery offers gift baskets that make perfect holiday gifts. Balistreri wines are smooth and rich, and flavorful. The winery also offers gift baskets filled with wines, cheeses, chocolates and other pairings that anyone is sure to love. These gift baskets make excellent hostess gifts and gifts for landlords, doormen and others in your life to whom you’d like to say, “thanks.”
Cesto Baskets and Gifts
9606 S University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80202
For those who are truly difficult to shop for, Cesto Gifts has a basket to suit their fancy. With a huge selection of products, themed baskets and much more, Cesto Baskets and Gifts has something for all. Carrying products from the best suppliers from around the country, this shop makes for a great way to taste your way across the U.S. without leaving home. There are also Colorado-themed baskets if you want to send a sampling of our best to your friends who live out of state. The shop deals exclusively online, but is based here in Denver, and it offers excellent customer service so you can be sure your giftee will love their basket.
5630 W. 29th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80214
This artisinal grocery store in Wheat Ridge takes everything you love about farmers markets and craft fairs and brings it inside. With plenty of items produced by local vendors, this shop is great for food lovers who like to support people in their neighborhoods. Located in the West 29th Marketplace in Wheat Ridge, the store carries produce, condiments and much more from local vendors. There is a great selection of gift baskets that your loved ones will like, and you can pick up some delicious goodies for yourself like homemade ice cream and pecan pie.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.