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  • snack attack gift basket - $50
    This gourmet gift basket includes: a ½ lb. box of Reid chocolate from Cambridge, gourmet popcorn, chocolate covered cookie crumble, a bag of “somersaults” sesame seed snacks, specialty candies or enrobed chocolates and a Rheo Thompson Candies “mint smoothie” chocolate bar from Stratford.
  • frat party gift box - $50
    The perfect selection of snacks for the man in your life – great for poker night or watching the big game. Includes Reid’s of Cambridge Cajun crunch snack mix, maple bacon potato chips, mixed nuts, gourmet tortilla chips and salsa, a two-pack of Reid’s chocolate tortoise, and two mint smoothie bars from Rheo Thompson of Stratford – all wrapped up in a gift box.
  • goodies in a gift box gift box - $50
    When a basket doesn’t seem quite right, try our gift box of goodies. Great for students! The gift box includes a ½ pound box of chocolates from Reid’s Chocolates in Cambridge, Reid’s Cajun crunch snack mix, gourmet tortilla chips and salsa, a dozen of our handmade shorttbread cookies, and two mint smoothie bars from Rheo Thompson of Stratford.
  • chocolate & sweets gift basket - $55
    This gourmet gift basket is filled with all things sweet including: a ½ lb. box of Reid chocolate from Cambridge, a dozen of our handmade shorttbread cookies, chocolate caramel popcorn, specialty candies or enrobed chocolates, toffee coated pretzels, and two Rheo Thompson Candies “mint smoothie” chocolate bars from Stratford.
  • olive oil & balsamic vinegar gift box - $65
    A beautifully wrapped gift box for the oil and vinegar connoisseur. Choose any four 200ml bottles of our olive oils or balsamic vinegars. Drizzler corks for each bottle are included, as well as pairing and serving suggestions. Not sure which varieties to give? Our experts will help you make your selections!
  • thinking of you gift basket - $65
    When someone isn't well, they’re sure to appreciate the thoughtful gesture of this fine food assortment gift basket. It includes: a selection of healthy, easy-to-eat items such as gourmet crackers and cheese, pepper jelly, our house-made fruit & nut granola, a dozen of our shorttbread cookies, a bag of “somersaults” sesame seed snacks, handmade banana bread, tea and two Rheo Thompson Candies “mint smoothie” chocolate bars from Stratford.
    note: We also offer fresh & frozen meal packages, should you prefer to send a selection of ready-to-heat gourmet meals.
    (for more info, scroll down to the gourmet meal packages section below.)
  • cocktail time! gift basket - $75
    A selection of gourmet savoury items for those who love to entertain. Includes a 200ml bottle of our popular Tuscan Herb olive oil, and 200ml bottle of our traditional aged dark balsamic vinegar, a package of our made-in-house bread dipping herbs, cocktail olives, olive oil crackers, brie cheese, red pepper jelly, cheese biscuits, and mixed nuts.
  • the gourmet's pantry gift basket - $80
    For the family of foodies! Stock their gourmet pantry with a 200ml bottle of our infused olive oil, fettucine, artisanal pasta sauce, our signature handmade granola, gourmet pancake mix, maple syrup, and a jar of our famous “dutch apple pie” jam.
  • office party gift basket - small $75, large $125 - perfect for groups to share!
    The perfect basket for groups to share! The small size basket includes: a dozen of our melt-in-your-mouth shorttbread cookies, gourmet nacho chips and salsa, a ½ lb. box of Rheo Thompson Candies chocolate from Stratford, a ½ lb. box of Reid chocolate from Cambridge, a ¾ lb. bag of best-selling Cajun crunch snack mix, sesame seed snacks and toffee coated pretzels. The large size basket includes: all of the above items plus gourmet popcorn, locally-made crackers, brie cheese, Rootham’s locally-made pepper jelly, a second flavor of our shorttbread cookies, specialty candies or enrobed chocolates and Raincoast Crisps seed crackers.
  • sweet & salty gift basket - $100
    The best of both worlds! This basket contains a wide assortment of both sweet and savoury items, including: handmade cheese straws, a dozen of our melt-in-your-mouth shorttbread cookies, a ½ lb. box of Rheo Thompson Candies chocolate from Stratford, a ½ lb. box of Reid chocolate from Cambridge, gourmet chips and salsa, a ¾ lb. bag of best-selling Cajun crunch snack mix, gourmet popcorn, Reid chocolate tortoises, toffee-coated pretzels, specialty candies or enrobed chocolates, and “somersaults” sesame seed snacks.
  • dana's signature gift basket - $125
    This contemporary, leather-look cocktail tray is filled to the brim with dana’s best-selling signature items, including: a dozen of our melt-in-your-mouth shorttbread cookies, a jar of our best-ever fruit & nut granola, a
    (200 mL) bottle of our single-harvest olive oil, a (200 mL) bottle of our aged balsamic vinegar, two “drizzler” corks, a box of Raincoast Crisps seed crackers, a ½ lb. box of Rheo Thompson Candies chocolate from Stratford, a ½ lb. box of Reid chocolate from Cambridge, gourmet nacho chips and salsa, brie cheese, and Rootham’s locally-made pepper jelly.
  • the best of dana shortt gourmet gift basket - $150
    This grand basket is filled with customer and staff favourites including: sesame cheddar cheese straws, two dozen of our handmade shorttbread cookies, a ½ lb. box of Rheo Thompson Candies chocolate from Stratford, a ½ lb. box of Reid chocolate from Cambridge, a ¾ lb. bag of best-selling Cajun crunch snack mix, specialty candies or chocolate, a
    (200 mL) bottle of our specialty olive oil, a (200 mL) bottle of our aged balsamic vinegar, a jar of our best-ever fruit & nut granola, gourmet popcorn, Reid chocolate tortoises, gourmet nacho chips and salsa, a Rheo Thompson “mint smoothie” chocolate bar and a box of Raincoast Crisps seed crackers.
    note: We also offer a “dana shortt signature” fresh & frozen meal package, should you prefer to send your recipient a selection of ready-to-heat gourmet meals.
    (for more info, scroll down to the gourmet meal packages section below.)
  • crème de la crème gift basket - $200+
    Looking for a unique wedding gift, group gift or grand hostess gift? Let us put together a customized basket for you. Call us for details.
  • in their wildest dreams gift basket - $375+
    What isn’t included here? This basket contains almost everything that lines our shelves! Call us for details.

    note: selection of baskets, basket items & prices are subject to change due to availability, item substitutions (of equal or greater value) may be required


   

   



about our gift baskets / gift bags

getting started

ordering is simple:
just pick up the phone (519-880-1555) and call in your order,
or drop by our shop and order in person
or email us at giftbaskets@danashortt.ca

tell us your budget and let us put together the items for you, or you can hand-select your items and have us package them at no extra charge

baskets and packages are available at our shop for pick up or we can arrange for local delivery (for a fee)

give the gift of gourmet

dana shortt gourmet stocks a wide array of gourmet foods and gourmet gift items as well as a selection of baskets, boxes and creative containers

this allows you limitless possibilities for custom non-perishable food baskets, and/or fresh and frozen meal packages

what makes our baskets “the best in the city”

  • high quality, unique and delicious food products
    (many of which are made in our own kitchen, using our top secret recipes!)
  • creative, eye-catching design and packaging
  • attentive service to ensure your complete satisfaction

testimonials

Cindy Cody, RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.
The Cindy Cody Team orders our clients’ house warming gifts through Dana Shortt Gourmet because we are ensured a quality product with guaranteed next day delivery. The staff is friendly and efficient and we would recommend them for all your business and personal needs.

Sue Thompson, Ottawa Heritage Dental
I really appreciate the staff and their creativity in helping us come up with the perfect gift baskets and gourmet meals. Thanks for making us look good!


Holly Caetano, Century Group Financial Solutions Inc.
We really appreciate Dana Shortt Gourmet’s exemplary service and products. We enjoy the uniqueness of the gift baskets, and our clients are always very pleased to have received one – and many have called us promptly to tell us so. We would also like to thank you for going that “extra mile” when something different was needed or timing was of the essence. It is great to have a relationship with a business like Dana Shortt Gourmet, who puts so much detail, care and imagination into the creation of their gift baskets.

gift baskets or gift bags or fresh & frozen meal packages
are perfect for:

  • new and expectant parents
  • employee or client appreciation gifts
  • sympathy gifts
  • new hires
  • birthdays
  • anniversaries
  • housewarmings
  • cottage and chalet gifts
  • hostess gifts

gift baskets or gift bags or fresh & frozen meal packages
are a great way to say:

  • thank you for a job well done
  • congratulations
  • thank you for your business
  • our thoughts are with you at this time
  • thank you for inviting us
  • good luck!

featured products

far from the ordinary combinations found in so many gift baskets today, we create baskets that include our hand-made, signature food items and best-selling treats, such as our:

  • savoury black pepper & red wine biscotti for cheese
  • best-ever fruit & nut granola
  • melt-in-your-mouth shorttbread and gourmet cookies
  • sesame cheddar cheese straws
  • layered gourmet cheese tortes
  • rich brownies and dessert squares
  • fresh and/or frozen appetizers, soups and entrées
  • chocolates from rheo thompson candies (stratford)
    including their famous “mint smoothies”
  • a variety of chocolates and sweets from reid’s chocolate (cambridge)
  • gourmet candies
  • savoury snack crackers, tortilla chips and pretzels
  • salsas, dips and savoury spreads
  • dana's own extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars
  • unique condiments for cheese
  • cheese spreaders and other gourmet accessories

adding wine, spirits or perishable food items

we can customize any gift basket or box with the wine or spirit of your choice – simply drop off your bottle and we’ll be happy to include it in your package at no extra charge (note: in Ontario, we are unable to sell you wine or spirits to include in your gift basket)

we can also include perishable food items (such as our cheese tortes, fresh entrées or frozen meal items) if immediate refrigeration is available at the receiving end (note: we can arrange for rush delivery or you can pick up the package and deliver it yourself)

corporate customization

we would be pleased to maintain an inventory of any corporate-specific items (e.g. mugs, pens, t-shirts, ribbon, pamphlets, etc.) you’d like to include in the gift baskets we prepare for you

 



gift cards

Gift cards are available for any of our products and/or services.

A unique gift for:

  • new and expectant parents
  • birthdays
  • anniversaries
  • housewarmings
  • mother's day
  • st. valentine's day
  • employee or client appreciation gifts

 



gourmet meal packages

Our gourmet meal packages make a GREAT gift for new parents, persons recovering from illness, cottage & chalet hosts, new homeowners or that hard-to-buy for person on your list.

All of our menu items are prepared from scratch in small batches. We take pride in the fact that are our food is of the highest quality and made with care by people, not machines.

The meals are attractively packaged in chocolate-brown paper shopping bags with tissue paper and ribbons.
Complimentary gift cards are also provided.

Note: when ordering the “new parents package”,
please let us know if it is a boy or a girl so that we can decorate the bags in either blue or pink.

You can pick up the package at our shop and deliver the items yourself, or,
we would be pleased to arrange the delivery for you
(local deliveries cost $15.00 as fresh & frozen meals must be considered a “rush” delivery).

"starving student" package - one size - $54.98, plus applicable taxes

  • gourmet quesadilla (provides 1-2 meals)
  • sweet potato & 3 bean vegetarian chili (provides 2 meals)
  • our best-selling macaroni and three-cheese (provides 2 meals)
  • "that pie place" chicken pot pie (provides 1 meal)
  • meat and cheese lasagna (provides 1 meal)

"new parents" package - small size - $57.98, plus applicable taxes

  • meat, mushroom and cheese lasagna (serves 2-3)
  • feature gourmet soup (1 L)
  • "that pie place" chicken pot pie (serves 4)
  • a package of our ready-to-bake signature scones (8 small scones in total)

"new parents" package - large size - $85.98, plus applicable taxes

  • ready-to-bake cinnamon buns (9 buns in total)
  • chef's feature quesadilla (10")
  • a dozen of our melt-in-your-mouth shorttbread
  • meat, mushroom and cheese lasagna (serves 2-3)
  • feature gourmet soup (1 L)
  • "that pie place" chicken pot pie (serves 4)
  • a package of our ready-to-bake signature scones (8 small scones in total)

"thinking of you" package - small size - $51.98, plus applicable taxes

  • a package of our ready-to-bake signature scones (8 small scones in total)
  • "that pie place" chicken pot pie (serves 4)
  • feature gourmet soup (1 L)
  • best-ever banana bread

"thinking of you" package - large size - $85.98, plus applicable taxes

  • our best-selling macaroni and 3 cheese (serves 2-3)
  • sweet potato & 3 bean vegetarian chili
  • a dozen of our melt-in-your-mouth shorttbread
  • a package of our ready-to-bake signature scones (8 small scones in total)
  • "that pie place" chicken pot pie (serves 4)
  • feature gourmet soup (1 L)
  • best-ever banana bread

"stock their freezer" package - small size - $62.98, plus applicable taxes

  • "that pie place" chicken pot pie (serves 4)
  • feature gourmet quesadilla (serves 2)
  • our best-selling macaroni and 3 cheese (serves 2-3)
  • feature gourmet soup (1 L)
  • ciabatta bread

"stock their freezer" package - large size - $99.98, plus applicable taxes

  • small container of our best-ever meatloaf (serves 2)
  • small container of scalloped potatoes (serves 2)
  • sweet potato & 3 bean vegetarian chili
  • a package of our ready-to-bake signature scones (8 small scones in total)
  • "that pie place" chicken pot pie (serves 4)
  • feature gourmet quesadilla (serves 2)
  • our best-selling macaroni and 3 cheese (serves 2-3)
  • feature gourmet soup (1 L)
  • ciabatta bread

note: all above package prices & item selection are subject to change

 

   519-880-1555
   55 erb street east, unit 101
   waterloo, ontario, N2J 4K8
monday to friday:  10 am -  7 pm
saturday
:  9 am -  5 pm
sunday
:  closed
open sundays 11am-4pm - december only - leading up to christmas day
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