Memphis holds a month-long celebration in May to honor the city’s heritage and promote awareness and outreach programs. Four of the main annual events include the Beale Street Music Festival, International Week, the Sunset Symphony, and last—but most mouth-wateringly—the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. This famous southern cook-off is the largest pork barbecue contest in the world, which means a flavor-filled grill sauce is a must for any Memphis food gift basket. Meat cookers and meat eaters alike will adore our maple chipotle sauce. And for those who like their meat “hot,” we have a variety of red pepper and green jalapeno-infused options. After finishing off a well-cooked piece of meat, our Shari’s Berries chocolate-covered strawberries make a refreshingly sweet dessert.
When it comes to music, Memphis is largely responsible for shaping the identity of America’s southern music scene. Many renowned musicians grew up in Memphis and the surrounding Mississippi area. Classic musical greats include Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B King and Booker T. Jones; contemporary artists include both Justin Timberlake and Three 6 Mafia.
With this musical talent in mind, we created our Memphis gift baskets to commemorate Tennessee songsters of the past and present. Our chocolate covered snack samplers include chocolate covered blueberries for a nod to the city’s “Blues” roots. Better yet, celebrate one of pop music’s greatest icons with our Elvis-inspired gold and silver cake pops! Hand dipped in succulent white chocolate with decorative gold and silver sprinkles, our fudge-centered cake pops will make you want to put on a pair of blue-suede shoes and shake the night away.
By the twentieth century, Memphis had emerged as the world’s largest spot-cotton market and the world’s largest hardwood lumber market. Each June, the city hosts its annual Carnival Memphis party to pay tribute to the town’s most important industries, in particular, cotton. At the annual event, a “King and Queen of Carnival” are selected in secret, and the African-American community performs the popular Cotton Makers Jubilee. Our gift baskets delivered to Memphis, therefore, feature spa items that go well with the soft feel of cotton. Indulge your loves ones with our aromatic bath gift baskets so they can sink into fragrance-filled waters before wrapping themselves in a soft cotton towel or plush terry robe.
As far as sports go, Memphis’s strongest sport is basketball. In fact, the NBA’s Memphis Grizzles team is the city’s only club team of the major “big four” sports leagues. For college basketball fans, the University of Memphis’s Memphis Tigers have a strong following thanks to the team’s successful competitive history. For the perfect Memphis birthday gift basket, treat a fan of Memphis basketball to our gooey, basketball-themed cake pops, or try our freshly picked strawberries, dipped in a creamy chocolate coating.