Custom Gift Baskets and Totes

Let us help you create a personalized gift basket! You may choose a straw-lined basket, wrapped in cellophane and tied with a beautiful bow, or a reusable Formaggio Kitchen tote bag with your selections nestled carefully inside. We customize your gift basket to match your budget, and we include a handwritten gift message.

How do I order a custom gift basket or tote?

For Shipment via FedEx: Call our mail order department at 1-888-212-3224. Please note that perishables cannot be shipped over the weekend. Summer weather requires overnight shipping for all perishables.

If you are in New York, we are happy to ship gifts baskets to New York via our mail order department, but unfortunately our Essex Market location does not currently offer a gift basket option.

For pick-up in our Cambridge store or for delivery within the Boston area: Visit our Cambridge store or call 1-617-354-4750.

For pick-up from our South End location: Visit our South End store or call 1-617-350-6996.

What should I put in my gift basket/tote?

The most popular method of ordering a Formaggio Kitchen gift basket is providing us with a budget and asking us to choose a selection of complementing products on your behalf. For us, there’s nothing more fun than browsing the shelves and a selection of perfect items to build a beautiful gift!

Sample gift baskets we have done in the past:

  • Formaggio Kitchen Cheese Basket: a variety of cheeses representing different milks, textures and countries, crackers, salami and a paired honey or jam.
  • ‘Stocking the larder’: pasta, olive oil, vinegar, condiments, salt, pepper, herbs.
  • ‘Made in the USA’ or ‘Made in MA’: domestically or state-produced coffee, chocolate, cheese, honey, jams and/or cookies.
  • A sweets basket: a package of Salty Oats cookies, a selection of chocolates, a jar of honey and a fruit preserve.
  • A breakfast basket (popular as a hostess gift): a tea cake or coffee cake, jam, honey, a bag of coffee and/or tea.
  • A fruit basket: a selection of fruits from our produce department – when possible, we include New England-grown fruits

Is it possible to include wine, Champagne or beer in my basket/tote?

Yes, if you are picking up the order at one of our stores, or if the order is being delivered in the Boston area. (Please note: it is illegal in Massachusetts to sell alcohol before noon on Sundays, so baskets that include wine or beer must be picked up after noon on Sunday or paid for in advance.) If you are placing a mail order delivery, unfortunately, liquor laws prohibit us from shipping alcohol.

When should I order?

For in-store pick-up we recommend placing your order as far in advance as possible, at least 24 hours, please. If you require pick-up in less than 24-hours, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. If we are shipping your gift, the deadline for our mail order department is noon the day before you would like your gift basket to arrive (note: we are not able to deliver on Sundays). For example, if you need a basket to arrive on a Friday, your order must be received no later than noon EST on Thursday and your basket will be shipped out via overnight shipping. What fees are involved?

Gift Items: We charge retail prices for the items included in the basket. We recommend a $60 minimum if you are including cheese and/or wine or beer. For fruit baskets, we recommend a $45 minimum. This ensures an attractive basket by any measure.

Assembly fee: $15 (choose between a gift basket, packed with straw, wrapped in cellophane and tied with a ribbon or a reusable Formaggio Kitchen tote bag)

Local Delivery fee: Monday-Friday $15 for delivery within a 3-mile radius of our Cambridge location ($4.50 per each additional mile outside of 3 miles.) Additional fees may apply during rush hour or for downtown Boston locations. If you require weekend delivery, we are happy to hire a courier service on your behalf.

Shipping fee: Shipping charges vary. Please speak with our mail order department for details (1-888-212-3224).