By Valeria Nunziato
There’s a novelty associated with having a personalized gift delivered right to your door marked with your name on it. Whether you’re sending a gift to a friend or family member you won’t have the chance to see in person this holiday season, or you’re just looking for a unique gift to make someone feel extra special, sending a gift basket is a great option.
There are so many talented gift basket artists operating in York Region putting their own flair on the traditional gift basket. Here are some of the makers pushing the boundaries with their local gift basket businesses:
This team of leading ladies is giving traditional gift baskets a face lift. Their brand is built off the motto that “the perfect gift is different for everyone,” allowing customers to curate fully customized boxes for their recipient(s). From bridesmaid proposal boxes to health and wellness boxes, the premise is simple: choose from a selection of aesthetically combined pre-made boxes or make one yourself in just three easy steps. Their holiday collection features an assortment of festive-themed boxes for both him and her, including our personal fav, the “Midnight Holiday” moscow mule gift set.
Based out of Markham, ON
Owned and operated by a husband and wife duo, MyBaskets is a full-range gift basket company offering pre-made gift baskets for virtually any occasion and price range. The couple, who immigrated to Canada from Serbia and have been residents of York Region since, offer top-quality, mostly locally made products in each of their carefully curated gift baskets. Their range of holiday baskets are perfect for so many gift giving possibilities, from employee/client gifts to jaw-dropping baskets with “all the bells and whistles.”. For the holidays, our pick is the “Seasons Greetings Christmas Sleigh,” that leaves your recipient with an adorable holiday decoration once the treats are done!
Based out of Concord, ON
We all know charcuterie boards are on-trend in 2021. Wheate Canada offers custom-made, gourmet charcuterie boxes, conveniently packaged and delivered right to your door. For the foodie in your life who enjoys the finer things, Wheate can put together a box to accommodate your recipients’ preferences, whether its sweet or savoury or a combo of both. Their collection includes everything from milestone celebratory boxes to fun, holiday-themed boxes. If you’re looking for something more substantial, Wheate also offers gifts with cheese board and knife sets included, or other fun accompaniments. All boxes are wrapped neatly and topped with occasion-appropriate embellishments to give that extra, personal touch.
Based out of: Markham, ON
Timeless Promotions & Gifts
Looking for a holiday and birthday gift combined? Timeless Promotions’ unique balloon and gift basket sentiments are sure to put a smile on the face of anyone celebrating an exciting milestone or birthday during the holidays. While these balloon baskets are our top pick, there is a huge range of baskets and arrangements available for purchase through Timeless Promotions, with all gifts being completely customizable. With an in-person shop, putting together your personalized gift basket with is an easy process from start to finish!
Located at: 90 Winges Rd. Unit #18, Vaughan
Photos: Main photo: My Baskets
Photos, top row, left to right: Blushin’ Gifts, Blushin’ Gifts, MyBaskets, MyBaskets
Photos, bottom row, left to right: Wheate Canada, Wheate Canada, Timeless Promotions, Timeless Promotions.
Valeria Nunziato recently earned her Masters in English Literature and is a contributor for a number of Toronto-based publications. A long-time resident of York Region, Valeria enjoys immersing herself in the exciting arts and culture scene.