About

Welcome to ElizabethWoodson.com, a boutique gift basket service specializing in unique, customized gifts, highlighted with handcrafted details. I am Elizabeth Woodson, the owner.

After spending over a decade in Manhattan art directing national food magazines like Food & Wine and Eating Well, I’ve refocused my design expertise and passion for food on creating exceptional, artfully tailored gift baskets.

Today, a gift graced with the human touch is a rare commodity. One that is exquisitely tailored to reflect the good taste of the giver, as well as the sensibilities of the recipient, is rarer still. This is precisely what ElizabethWoodson.com strives to give each of our customers. This, along with exemplary customer service, is what distinguishes us from the sea of assembly line gift basket manufacturers. Here are a few other things that make us special:

  • Gourmet food items handpicked by food loving connoisseurs with educated palates.
  • Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind embellishments.
  • Carefully chosen keepsake containers that can be repurposed when emptied.
  • Unique gift items arranged in tastefully memorable presentations.
  • Handmade enclosure cards. (You’ll see them in some of our photos.)
  • Full sized enclosure cards - not the standard business card size.
  • A list of sample sentiments for when you can’t think of what to say on the card.
  • Hand tied bows made with tasteful, high quality ribbon.
  • Clear, concise photos, so you know exactly what is in the basket you are sending.
  • No drop shipping. Every basket is designed and assembled right here in our studio.
  • We love special orders! Much like you would with a florist, you can call and give us a budget, and a general idea of what you want, and we’ll take it from there.

This is a company owned by foodies and run by foodies, so it is not only our duty, but our extreme pleasure, to scour the countryside and visit fancy food trade shows far and wide, to find high quality, delicious, cutting edge products to feature in your baskets. And, while we admit to being total suckers for beautiful package design, the food inside that package has to taste extraordinary to make it into one of our baskets.

We have received very positive press from a variety of sources including Epicurious.com, ManhattanUsersGuide.com, Virginia Living MagazineAlbemarle MagazineThe Daily Progress, and The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

We hope you’ll enjoy your visit to our site and, of course, we hope you’ll buy lots of stuff! But even if you don’t, you may want to join our email list so you can receive free party recipes every week, and be alerted to special deals offered only to our subscribers.

Thanks for stopping by ElizabethWoodson.com!

 

TESTIMONIALS

“A few years ago, I received an Elizabeth W Christmas basket as a gift.  The basket, beautiful in itself with a wreath on top, literally exploded with lovely surprises, each individually and creatively wrapped.   I became a customer, sending Elizabeth W gift baskets when an occasion arises calling for a special gift and one which is extraordinary in value, quality, and presentation.  I’ve sent baskets for all occasions – and the parents of a newborn recently told me that receiving this basket “made our hearts sing” and “is the nicest gift we have ever received for our son”—can’t ask for more than that!   The personal touch given by Elizabeth is also something to be treasured – my latest basket from her was the Horse Lover’s Coffee Break,  ordered for a charity auction, which I mentioned to her.  She made the basket just a bit more special for the auction – which I really appreciated and which resulted in a very nice sum for our charity.  Once I forgot to ask for a gift card and she called me to find out whether or not I wanted one to be sent (I did) – and it’s this sort of attention to detail which makes Elizabeth W gift baskets the very best.” - Sandra C., New Market, VA

I use Elizabeth Woodson for corporate gift-giving, because she makes the whole process easy and hassle free.   Elizabeth is passionate about food and design and as a former art director for FOOD & WINE magazine, she is an immensely creative talent with a fine eye for detail.  Her themed baskets are well conceived, the products she uses are first class, and she delivers the baskets in a timely fashion.  Her gifts are infused with her personal touch and reflect an artisanal pride in all that she does.” - David S., Buffalo, NY

“I recently sent a Horse Lovers gift basket to a good friend who had brain surgery.  Unfortunately she is in a long recovery and cannot come out to see us or her horse….so….we took her horse to her house in Miami and sent her an Elizabeth Woodson Gift Basket!  She loved it so much it really made her day!  The baskets are sophisticated and full of beautiful horsey gifts!  It is tough to find baskets that are a little different, not the typical stuff and this basket was so nice it looked liked one we would’ve put together ourselves.” - Laura J., West Park, FL

“Moving from Miami Beach to Pearisburg, a small town west of Blacksburg, VA, was certainly a challenge when I was looking for creative packaging solutions to support our business. Finding Elizabeth just a few miles away was astounding. She created innovative gift baskets customized to match our business branding and look plus with options for guests to choose from afar.  Her products certainly delighted our guests, added value to our business and profit to our bottom line.” - Linda Hayes
Former Owner and Operator, Inn at Riverbend, Pearisburg, VA

“My family and friends have been delighted with the delicious,personally selected, and beautifully packaged gifts I’ve sent them from Elizabeth Woodson. Elizabeth has a large selection of gift choices on her website, and she will also customize each basket to accommodate special requests or dietary restrictions, all for a price that is within the customer’s budget. All gifts have been received in time for holidays or other special occasions. I could not be more pleased, and highly recommend Elizabeth Woodson gifts.” - Sherrill B., Charlottesville, VA