Back in 2004, a women by the name of Trish Pautz saw the need for local gift baskets since Humboldt was so abundant with bottled and jarred recipes created locally. She started her business from home and quickly it consumed her garage! Bella Baskets was born June of 2007 when she had her grand opening on second street across the street from the old restoration hardware building off the Plaza in old town Eureka!
After a few years the business was sold to Mark and Laurie Sanchez of which Mark Sanchez ran the business with his beautiful Humbolicious gift baskets and bows made by hand from beautifully selected ribbon by his wife Laurie. Father, husband, family man and US Veteran he had his mother, wife and daughter by his side helping serve the local community for the next 7 years spreading the Love from Humboldt County year round for every occasion.
Bella Baskets relocated to it’s current location at 311 E street back in 2013, right across the street from The Sea Grill. Giving a new presence and creating another destination location for the Williams Block.
Sadly, things instantly came to an instant halt June of 11th 2014 when this very generous and giving man Mark Sanchez passed away too soon.
Fortunately, his wife and sister in-law pulled things back together and kept the store alive with the help of Mark’s family for nine months until it was sold to current owner Patty Niskey June of 2015.
Bella Baskets lives on! Patty’s commitment to keep the Humbolicious alive, her 27 years of retail management and drive for a growing business, she knows the importance that excellent customer service is key. Her passion for food and excellence fuels her desire to take Bella Baskets to another level. Keeping the old traditions from previous owners and carrying them on for future generations to enjoy. Quality real good, honest Humboldt culinary creations to share with the world.
To inspire new chefs to bring their culinary creations to Bella Baskets as we are looking for more Humboldt products for the Humbolicious brand.
Our goal is to bring you the freshest and best selection of Humboldt products to share with your friends and your family.
It’s very important to us that we make it very easy for you to give Bella Baskets for any occasion.
Here are a few testimonies from our customers:
“The professionalism with which you managed to take my idea and make it into a fabulous fun gift, just shows me how special you are and what enthusiasm as well as expertise you have for the business you are in and the special service you have sweetly taken upon as your own in Eureka.”
~ David M.