When to Give Food Gift Baskets

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Today, most of us lead busy, hectic lives. We struggle to balance the demands of work, family, friends, and all the other things that life throws our way. Sometimes it’s challenging to make the time to go shopping for our loved ones in order to celebrate all of life’s special events.

Food gift baskets are an easy gift to give if you know what your loved one enjoys. You can order online and have it shipped, so you don’t have to take much time out to brighten someone’s day. Or call ahead and have it prepared for pick-up, so you can just stop by on your way over to their home to help them celebrate.

There are many reasons to give gifts to show you care. Here are some of the best reasons that you will want to remember for your loved ones.


A birthday is a special day that only comes around once a year. It’s the one day that celebrates marvelous YOU! That means that it is important to recognize this day in the lives of those you love. Celebrate birthdays by giving food baskets that are customized to your loved one.


Like birthdays, anniversaries also only come once a year. You may be celebrating your own anniversary or joining in marking the special occasion for a parent, sibling, or friend. The perfect gift basket is the perfect way to mark this memorable occasion.


Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving are a great time to send a food basket or bring one with you to the feast. Show up with some wine, snacks and dessert to complete any feast you are invited to. Or brighten someone’s day with a basket of all their favorite treats.


In times of loss, just knowing that you care will bring tremendous comfort. Thoughtful gift baskets send the message that your loved one is in your thoughts and that you send your care and sympathy. Consider comfort foods for your food basket. Chocolate and wine can go a long way for someone drowning their sorrows.

Special Events

Remembering your loved ones on special days will make them feel especially appreciated. Special events include occasions like the births of babies, baptisms or christenings, engagements, graduations, promotions, house-warming events, or any other meaningful milestone in your loved one’s life.

Boss/Employee Appreciation

Showing your boss and/or employees that you appreciate their hard work helps to build good workplace relationships. A gift basket is perfect for co-workers, with a variety of options to suit anyone’s tastes.

Just Because!

Is there anything better than receiving a gift “just because?” Surprise your loved ones with a special gift basket, just because you love and care about them, and you will make their day, their week, and maybe even more!

Heart of the Desert is a working pistachio ranch and vineyard with four retail establishments in New Mexico. They are best known for their farm fresh pistachios and Award-Winning New Mexico wines. Each store offers wine and pistachio tastings. They offer worldwide shipping and produce attractive gourmet baskets that make great corporate and family gifts. The main store, on the ranch in Alamogordo, offers farm tours that showcases how pistachios are grown and processed as well as a stunning Tuscany themed patio that overlooks the groves and is available for weddings, private parties or enjoying a relaxing glass of wine.