Our founder began Gourmet Gift Baskets in 1996 as a home-based, part-time business. By 1998, the volume of business had grown to the point where she needed to open a full time store. A location on busy First Street in Springfield, Ohio, became available, and soon the attractive shop had distinguished itself as an area favorite. After a few years, more space was needed again. Gourmet Gift Baskets moved in May, 2006, to the Bushnell Building (formerly 'Wrens') in downtown Springfield at 20 N. Fountain Avenue.
The current owners, Paul and Nicole DeButy, both lifelong Springfield residents and Wittenberg University graduates, purchased the business in September, 2011, and have been working hard to continue to supply quality gift baskets with a focus on all-natural and organic products.
Listed below are some of our awards and acomplishments received during our 17 years in business:
- The recipient of Gift Basket Design awards from the prestigious Gift Basket Review Magazine (Trade magazine for the Gift Basket Industry) and The Jubilee National Gift Basket Convention for their innovative use of quality products, design, and overall presentation.
- For two years in a row, Gourmet Gift Baskets was named among the top 50 Gift Basket Businesses in the United States in Revenues according to Gift Basket Review Magazine.
- For two years in a row, Gourmet Gift Baskets was named among the top 50 fastest growing Gift Basket Businesses in the United States according to Gift Basket Review Magazine.