In 1992 we began by selling our home-processed jams, jellies, baked goods and pet treats at NY City Farmer’s markets and other local regional markets.
In 2003 we relocated our business from our home, to its current location on Central Avenue in Albany, NY where we operated a storefront bakery-deli. We created an extensive lunch menu and made over 500 unique homemade soups, 30 different muffins and 72 different pies in addition to retailing specialty gourmet foods and designing gift baskets.
With thoughts of finally starting our own family we began to think about streamlining our operation and slowly began to discontinue the lunch business and eventually cut the baking down to just making the muffins, cookies and brownies we routinely use for our fresh baked baskets and platters.
Since Day One, our philosophy has been to avoid the mass-market look-and-feel with our products, and today that’s embodied in our gift basket line. You won’t find a bunch of color coordinated mostly empty boxes in our baskets, or a whole bunch of filler material. From our own baked-on-premises muffins, cookies and brownies, to specialty foods you won’t find at your local shopping center, and thoughtful but unusual items for special occasions, many of our point-and-click gift baskets are unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere.
If you don’t see exactly what you’d like, our specialty is creating customized, one-of-a-kind gift baskets designed to perfectly match your needs. Simply tell us about your occasion, budget and any special items or requests, and we’ll create something memorable just for you.
In 2010, we acquired two other local gift basket companies; “Celebrations & Gifts” and “Expressions of Gratitude”. Like us, both of those companies traced their beginnings to the 1990’s and were focused on producing quality gifts. For the next two years, we operated as one company with three websites. Debra Schultz, the previous owner of Celebrations & Gifts continues to provide much needed help.
In 2012, to better reflect our combined identity, as well as our focus on unique gifts, we launched our current website. Today, we look forward to helping make your gift-giving experience simple, easy, enjoyable and gratifying for one and all.
We hope your recipients enjoy their gifts as much as our family enjoys creating them.
Sherry & Doug Lindsey
1226 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205
518-459-8888 / 800-893-1330