Colorado Springs was founded on July 31, 1871 by William Jackson Palmer, a Civil War General and Medal of Honor recipient. The town was meant to be the first destination served by his soon-to-be-built Kansas Pacific Railroad. Palmer’s goal was to create a high-quality resort community, and he originally dubbed the town, "Little London" as a testament to the many English tourists and settlers who flocked there. He also had several financial contacts in England who helped front the money for his railroad. So in the spirit of the city’s British investors and background, our gift baskets delivered to Colorado often contain assorted English teas, as well as pastries and shortbread cookies that make for sweet mid-morning snacks.
By 1860, Colorado City was a major hub for shipping mining supplies to nearby South Park, the site of the famous Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. In 1891, Winfield Scott Stratton discovered gold at Cripple Creek, which was one of the all-time richest gold mines on earth. Subsequently, Colorado City’s Golden Cycle Mill became a gold-processing powerhouse thanks to its easy access via Palmer’s railroad system.
The critical gold-rush period that followed caused a significant shift in the city's infrastructure, as the affluent community moved out of Colorado City and built large stone properties and broad streets in the more exclusive and underdeveloped area of Colorado Springs. Our Colorado Springs gift basket delivery celebrates “striking it rich” and “gold” in general with our many gold-colored goodies. Friends and family will love our glistening chocolate fudge cake pops, covered in gold and silver shimmers! There’s no better way to salute the “richness” of a loved one’s success than with our “rich” dark chocolate. These cake pops are also a stunning, delicious addition to any anniversary or birthday party.
As the gold industry diminished over the decades, it was replaced with a trendy health industry, which became a large tourist attraction. Even back in the day, early settlers had noted the area’s natural healing properties. They discovered that Colorado Springs’ healthy waters contained an above-average amount of natural fluoride, which was in turn giving its local’s teeth the “Colorado stain,” appearance. In 1909, one of the area’s doctors, Frederick McKay, made the all-important connection between fluoride-filled water and cavity prevention, which has been celebrated by dentists ever since.
To this day, Colorado Springs is a popular destination for patients suffering from tuberculosis and other ailments who are seeking a healthy environment where they can recuperate. If you have a family member or friend who is on the road to recovery, our Colorado Springs gift baskets will help you send “get well soon” wishes. Our “Get Well Soon” mug is filled to the brim with delicious miniature cookies. Or, you could also make them smile with our “Get Well Soon Flowers and Butterflies” or “Bee Well Soon” floral and bee-shaped cookie bouquets. Children who are in hospitals will love our playful “Get Well” cake pops. The popular fudge-flavored pops are coated in hand-made decorations of doctors, nurses, stethoscopes, red crosses, medicine bottles and doctors’ bags. A visit from the doctor and his staff just got much sweeter!
Colorado Spring’s healthy climate is perhaps its main attraction. The city is famous for its semi-arid weather, which features a high altitude, dry air, and plenty of sunshine. Due to its positioning just east of the Southern Rocky Mountains, the city is largely protected from alpine weather. This location advantage means that Colorado Springs has abundant sunshine throughout the year, averaging over 300 days of sun per year! Surrounded by stunning mountain views, the city’s valley is also home to the nearby “Garden of the Gods,” a popular park for hiking, biking, rock climbing and horseback riding. Any Colorado City local would be happy to receive a Colorado birthday gift basket that reflected the stunning outdoors of his or her hometown.