You've probably seen the building sitting along the highway across the parking lot from Target.  It has that "Tuscan" look about it.  It's cool and what's inside is very cool too but if you're from here, you may never have been in there.  It's the Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center (VIC) and now, just in time for that early Christmas shopping we have been advised to do, the VIC announces the launch of its online gift basket store at


VIC Manager Adam Jones says, "Our vision is to bring our signature gift baskets to a convenient online store just in time as the Holiday shopping season gets underway,”.

Jones says the new online store will bring the best of Yakima Valley artisan goods to customers while it offers a contactless shopping experience and creates a simpler way to ship orders out from the VIC to any point in the United States.


Not all great gift baskets are the same, especially as the season rolls on and so organizers plan to update the products to reflect the current season in the Valley. They start with baskets that will highlight many of the tried-and-true customer favorites and then increase the selections over time, adding best-selling products to the online selection.  But wait there's more! In addition to fabulous fruits will be unique souvenirs, décor, artisan soaps, and apparel. Customizable gift baskets online are in the future but customization IS available right now including wine and craft beverages.  To arrange for customized baskets, call the Yakima Valley Visitors Information Center - 509-573-3388.

Baskets ship within one to three business days. For standard shipping delivery by Christmas, place your order by December 17.

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