Chocolate Almonds Are an Easter Tradition

Chocolate Almond Polka Dot Gift Bags

If you visit Portugal close to Easter time you are bound to see store windows filled with bowls of almond candies. That’s because it is part of the Portuguese tradition for people to give each other almonds (amêndoas) at Easter. Because they are naturally egg-shaped, they represent Spring fertility or resurrection so godparents give them […]

Posted on March 26th, 2018

Celebrating the Almond Bloom Season With Maisie Jane’s

Almond Tree Sapling by Vincent Van Gogh

Bloom Season is a glorious time of year in Chico! The air smells like honey and trees light up in blossoms of pink and white. I thought I’d share a peaceful sweet video of almond blossoms in bloom made by cinderellalifestyle and offered on Youtube. I especially love the starry centers of this variety of almond. Some […]

Posted on February 28th, 2018

Maisie Jane’s First Annual Bloom Sale!

It’s Almond Bloom season and we’re celebrating with our first ever Bloom Sale! It will be at our country store in Chico starting March 1 and running through March 3rd.  We plan this to be an annual event and it’s going to be BIG!  There will be super deep deals on lots of great gift ware, […]

Posted on February 22nd, 2018

More Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas from Maisie Jane’s

Family Fun or Office Enjoyment Basket

A few weeks ago I wrote about how Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers anymore. It’s a day to let anyone in your life know how much you love and appreciate them! And what better way to do that than with a gift box or basket full of their favorite goodies from Maisie Jane’s! It’s […]

Posted on February 6th, 2018

It’s Almost Time for the New Year’s Eve Party!

Oh no!!! In all the rush to get Christmas together you forgot about the family or office New Year’s Eve party! What to bring, what to bring? It’s a little late to shop online and have anything delivered on time, but if you live in or near Chico, CA, have no fear! This year, make […]

Posted on December 26th, 2017

Last Minute Shopping Suggestions for Maisie Jane’s Gift Baskets

Today is the last day to order online for delivery in time for Christmas BUT if you live in or near Chico, CA you can still order gift baskets online—until December 21st— and pick up your purchases in the store! And that is the very best way to do last minute shopping at Maisie Jane’s.  […]

Posted on December 18th, 2017

Heartwarming Meal Gift Baskets for Christmas from Maisie Jane’s!

It’s Gift Basket Season! But which one to choose? We offer so many wonderful gift baskets at Maisie Jane’s some of our customers wander our store for what seems like hours picking the best ones! Of course, that’s fun for them to do because there are so many delightful things to look at and tasty […]

Posted on December 12th, 2017

Why Nuts are Traditional for Christmas

Nutcrackers

A big bowl of nuts with a nutcracker is always on our table at Christmas. And it’s hardly the Christmas season at all without the Nutcracker ballet on television or an old-fashioned nutcracker livening up the room. But where did the tradition of nuts and nutcrackers at Christmas come from? Well, it depends on who […]

Posted on November 26th, 2017

Order Maisie Jane’s Gift Baskets Online and Pick Them Up at the Store

I couldn’t resist posting our latest TV ad. We’re so happy with how it came out! Isn’t Lilia adorable jumping out of the shipping box? And our country store looks so beautiful. . . which brings me to the main reason for this post. Did you know that if you live in or near Chico, […]

Posted on November 19th, 2017

Maisie Jane’s November Sale — 15% off Valley Sampler Gift Baskets

Hooray! We’re headed into the merriest time of the year and to celebrate— and make your Thanksgiving especially festive—one of our MOST popular gift baskets, the Valley Sampler, is on sale for 15% off until November 22nd. The Valley Sampler Gift Basket is a wonderful gift to bring to a holiday celebration! It is a […]

Posted on November 6th, 2017