Holidays are always a great time for giving gift baskets.
In fact, just about any occasion is a great reason for gift baskets! And the options available to you for creating a special and meaningful basket are almost endless.
Thinking Local – Gift Baskets Filled with Local Goodness
Too often, well-meaning people simply purchase and give others gift baskets without much thought. They tend to look upon gift baskets as some generic gift item with fruit, cheese, and maybe a bottle of wine or champagne. And, while that might be a nice thought, it doesn’t have to be so, well, pedestrian!
Napa Valley Means Gourmet Goodies
One of the best things about living in and doing business in Napa Valley is being able to enjoy the wonderful variety of great local food and wines. So many gourmet items are available here locally including meats, cheeses, craft beers, and fruits and nuts. And, of course, world-class wines and spirits.
The best part about this abundance of goodness is that you can include them in customized gift baskets!
Because we are able to offer so many of these unique and delicious products in our store, we can also create personalized gift basket selections from them. And the combinations and themes for local gift basket options are only limited by your imagination and our inventory.
1. Consider a Gift Basket with Items from Our Fromagerie
Consider gift baskets that offer an abundant selection of local cheeses, for example, from quality cheesemakers like:
- Cowgirl Creamery
- Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company
- Vella Cheese Company
- Bella Capra Cheese
- Pennyroyal Farm
Along with a selection of fresh fruit and maybe a small loaf of bread, this can be a perfect gift basket for your favorite cheese lover.
2. A Local Gift Basket Option Deserving of a Toast
And who says a gift basket has to be food items? A unique local gift basket option could be a select variety of local craft brews from Napa Valley’s renowned breweries, like Stone Brewing and others such as:
In fact, just about any type of local product can be made as the centerpiece of a unique and thoughtful gift basket from Cal Mart.
3. Packaged Meats and Specialty Foods Make for a Unique Local Gift Basket
Another local gift basket option is a customized gourmet meats food basket.
Whether that’s our house-made sausages or other meat products from some of our great and local farms and ranches, the selection is rich and varied. A tantalizing offering of all-natural pork or chicken sausages and Hispanic Variety Meats, as well as several beef, lamb, pork, and chicken items can be found in abundance.
And no gourmet meat selection would be complete without a variety of select seasonings, sauces, and marinades for a gastronomic treat. ease. Our selection of high-quality marinades include:
- Wine and Garlic
- Garlic and Basil
- and Fajita
4. Nothing Says “Goodness” Like Baked Goods in a Gift Basket
Perhaps you would prefer a purely local baked goods gift basket theme? We can do that!
With world-class purveyors such as Hurley Farms, Rancho Gordo, Fi & Me Baking Company, and Model Bakery, Cal Mart can supply a wide variety of baked goods including breads, muffins, cheesecakes, cookies, and other fresh items including organic and vegan products.
And be sure to include a proper selection of jams, jellies, marmalades, and other spreads along with a cheese or two if that’s your preference.
5. Easter and Other Holidays Lend Themselves to Great Local Gift Baskets from Cal Mart
While it’s true that special occasions call for gifts such as baskets filled with great things, never let an opportunity go by that could be an excuse for a beautiful gift basket.
The possibilities are almost endless and, as we pointed out previously, they are only limited only by imagination and the items we have in our unique store. Whether it’s simply a thoughtful gesture towards a friend or family member, or to celebrate a holiday, birthday, or an anniversary, any occasion or event can be a great opportunity for a local gift basket.
Make Cal Mart Your Gift Basket Destination in Napa Valley
For over 50 years Cal Mart has been a family-owned and independent grocery store. In those more than five decades we have provided a unique and enjoyable shopping experience for our customers who we’ve been happy to serve.
Our love for what we do and our commitment to service is part of why we are known as “Napa Valley’s Finest Grocery.”
Situated in the center of downtown Calistoga, conveniently located between the famed Silverado Trail and State Route 128, Cal Mart is a preferred stop for both locals and wine country travelers.
Along with our fantastic gift baskets, Cal Mart offers a great delicatessen, a gourmet cheese department, a tantalizing selection of specialty foods items that are unique and hard to find, a wide variety of craft beers and quality wines.
And, in addition to our beautiful gift baskets, we have a vibrant collection of flowers and plants for any occasion and much, much more. We invite you to make it a point to stop by and take time to explore all that we have to offer.
And while you’re here, please feel free to talk with our knowledgeable staff and then treat yourself to a cup of coffee or tea from our Coffee Bar.
Remember: at Cal Mart, you can always find something that is unexpected, unusual, and uncommon!