Saint Louis offers many cultural attractions that allow for some creativity in arranging Saint Louis gift baskets. The city is home to the towering St. Louis Gateway Arch, which was completed in 1966 to commemorate the Louisiana Purchase and St. Louis' role as the Gateway to the West. At 630 feet tall, the Arch offers a spectacular view of downtown St. Louis. With Saint Louis gift basket delivery, you can send someone a towering arrangement of fruits, sweets and snacks that will send their taste buds soaring to arch-worthy heights as high as the city’s famous Gateway Arch!
Saint Louis is also defined by its music and performing arts, and the Saint Louis Symphony is the second-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States. If you know someone who has a big performance coming up and want to send your best wishes for opening night, our exquisite Saint Louis gift baskets are sure to have them singing you some gift-giving praises. Alternatively, for all lovers of music trivia, in March of 2003, the famous Beatle member, Ringo Star, released a silly song, which was playfully titled, “Missouri loves company,” and referenced popular places in Missouri including, of course, Saint Louis. If you know someone who loves music, singing, or the Beatles, he or she will get a kick out of a gift basket with a cute note about “Missouri loves company” and how you are with them in snacking spirit!
Gourmet gift baskets delivered to Saint Louis will please the town’s foodies. Saint Louis is famous for regional favorites including toasted ravioli, Louis style pizza, the Gerber and St. Paul sandwich, and Provel cheese, but Gooey butter cake is the city’s dessert specialty. An excellent alternative to a Saint Louis birthday gift basket is our extra moist birthday butter cakes made with real butter and ready to eat straight out of the box. Or perhaps instead of dessert your friend prefers to grill? While not exactly famous for barbeque sauce, Saint Louisans consume the condiment more than any other American city. Barbeque sauce is a popular way to prepare pork steaks, so why not spicy things up a bit and send them a Saint Louis food basket with a spicy hot sauce alterative?
Have you ever stayed at a hotel and been delightfully surprised by a chocolate placed on your pillow? Well, we all have Saint Louis to thank for this delicious hotel amenity. According to legend, actor Cary Grant started this tasty trend when he wooed a lady friend into his bed at the Mayfair Hotel with this chocolaty custom. Open since 1925, the hotel continues to cater to celebrities and chocolate loving citizens alike. With our chocolate-pillow-inspired Saint Louis birthday gift baskets, you can make sure your sweetheart awakens to a basketful of chocolates on the pillow—to begin an especially sweet day!
Saint Louis takes its sports seriously. In 1904, Saint Louis not only hosted the highly popular World’s Fair, but was also the first city to hold an American-sponsored Olympics following the first modern Games in Athens (1896) and the second one in Paris (1900). Saint Louis birthday gift baskets, therefore, make grand-slam gifts for all Saint Louis athletes and sports fans. This includes the Saint Louis Cardinal fans out there who can boast that their team is one of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball. The Cardinals have amassed 11 World Series titles, including their recent win in 2011. The Saint Louis rams also have a Super Bowl championship under their belts. Our Saint Louis gift baskets full of hand-dipped and guaranteed fresh chocolate covered strawberries, cake pops, cookies and pretzels are designed after their favorite sport and will bring a smile to any sports fans face. And our car-shaped cake pops are perfect for NASCAR’s racing events, held at the Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois.
Saint Louis prides itself on early education. In fact, the first kindergarten school was founded in St. Louis in 1873 by Susan Elizabeth Blow. Raised and privately tutored in a religious home, Susan went on to attend private school in New York City, and eventually opened America’s first public kindergarten. In September of 1873, the Des Peres School opened its doors in Saint Louis and the following year, a training school was built for the purpose of educating kindergarten teachers, making Saint Louis the center for kindergarten development in the United States. A Saint Louis gift basket delivery from Shari’s Berries is a special way to thank a teacher for helping to educate yourself or your child, and all future generations.