About Us

We're just like you: we're busy and we like nice things. That's why we are proud to provide the best gift-giving service in the Denver metro area! We also ship nation-wide.

A la Carte Gifts & Baskets was created on March 18th, 1996. We are located in the historic University building in beautiful downtown Denver on the 16th Street Mall. Our location is considered a working studio – that means we are in a retail building, without an actual retail set up. Since everything we do is custom designed, we save a lot on overhead by designing what you need and not guessing what you want.

Our customers are welcome to come down to drop off items for custom gift baskets, or to pick up the finished product. Our central location is very convenient for our downtown corporate clients. For those who want a drive through, whenever possible, we will run a gift basket down to a client who's on the go!

A la Carte, its owner and employees are proud to have been involved in our community with the following organizations:
The Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, Visit Denver, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Rocky Mountain Micro Finance Institute, Urban Survival Fitness, DCPA Marquee Club, NAACP, Big Brothers Big Sisters Colorado, The Dames

Thanks for shopping with us!


More than 65 million years ago dinosaurs roamed the Earth. More than 25 years ago, Cindy Kent opened A la Carte Gifts & Baskets. Cindy loves being a small business owner almost as much as she loves her dog, Betty, but more than she loves a glass of chardonnay.


Megan was born in the slums of Augsburg in 1938, as far as you’re concerned. As our resident GOBLIN, or Good Old Basket Loving Innovative Native, she designs the custom pieces that we lovingly send thither and yon. In her spare time she loves to harshly judge movies and draw.

A piece of her work could be yours here!


Rob is originally from New England and will forever be a proud Rhode Islander. Creativity is in his blood and has spent the last 30 years as a professional performer and entertainer in musical theatre from Broadway to LA and everywhere in between. A keen eye for detail and uniqueness makes A la Carte a great fit to his passion for anything fun and beautiful.