Distinctly Cincinnati Gift Basket

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  • Cutting Board
  • Cincinnati Playing Cards
  • Fiona Fiona Necklace
  • Pewter Ornaments, Set of 4

A great Taste of Cincinnati.

  • Montgomery Inn BBQ Sauce
  • Hillshire Farms Summer Sausage
  • Clearbrook Farms Strawberry Preserves
  • Graeter's Candy Bar - Large
  • Busken Bakery Cookies
  • Queen City Coffee
  • Izzy's Dusseldorf Mustard
  • Skyline Chili
  • Graeter's Honey Roasted Nuts
  • Graeter's Assorted Chocolates
  • Graeter's Chocolate Gold Coin
  • Haute Chocolate's Lisa Brownie

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  • 5
    Distinctly Cincinnati Gift Basket the perfect gift

    Posted by Nancy on May 19th 2023

    This is my go-to gift basket to send to friends and family, especially for those who have moved away and want a little taste of Cincinnati. Ed and his team do such a great job with all of our Cincinnati favorites.

  • 5
    Distinctively Cincinnati Gift Basket

    Posted by Susan Smith on Dec 31st 2022

    Sent to out of town individual and delivery was very prompt. Recipient was pleased with gift.

  • 5
    Distinctly Cincinnati Gift Basket

    Posted by Dawn Overbey on Dec 21st 2022

    We sent this to our family in Florida. They loved it!! Thank you so much!! It arrived very quickly.

  • 5
    Distinctly Cincinnati Basket

    Posted by Bob on Jan 14th 2022

    This basket has all the right items for a transplanted Cincinnatian. Great service too!

  • 5
    Cincinnati Favorite!!

    Posted by Lindsey on Jan 19th 2021

    This basket has a great mix of sweet and salty items that present a wow factor when delivered! Absolutely love this basket and all of the items in it! 5 Starts all the way!!

Since 1990 The Best of Cincinnati, Inc. has offered a simple alternative, by presenting to you an exclusive assortment of the finest quality products produced by businesses in Cincinnati. The collection features Cincinnati delicacies that have been selected to exemplify the culinary traditions which have made Cincinnati famous.

Our humble beginnings

Our company was founded as collaboration between a University of Cincinnati student Edward J. Imm and his professor Dr. Ronald J. Dornoff. The concept came to be as many local restaurants entered the grocery store market by bottling or canning such famous Cincinnati products such as Montgomery Inn BBQ Sauce, Skyline Chili, and Gold Star Chili. Mr. Imm presented a business plan as a class project to bring local products together in gift baskets and boom the company was off and running.

Over the years the company has had many expansions into new products and new markets. As Cincinnati has added new restaurants and new venues so has The Best of Cincinnati, Inc. Interestingly, Mr. Imm vowed as a student to someday enter the world of education to “pay back” what he had learned in his many years in business assuming all went well. After 28 years of the good, the bad, and the ugly of the business world Mr. Imm is an adjunct business instructor at The University of Cincinnati in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business.

Our Products

You will find our collection of gifts perfect for friend, family, customers, visitors and valued clients, and you will take pride in giving the quality and distinctiveness of Cincinnati’s unique products. Graeter’s fine Chocolates, Montgomery Inn BBQ Sauce, Skyline Chili is just a few of the more popular products we put in our beautiful gift baskets. Additionally, we carry items from Izzy’s Famous Delicatessen, LaRosa’s Pizzeria, Busken Bakery, and Queen City Coffee. Our gift baskets can be delivered locally or shipped out of town. We also offer same day service. Please enjoy our website as you shop today.

What’s new?

The local craft beer explosion has expanded our offering to include many local brews. Christian Moerlein, Rhinegeist, and Mt. Carmel brewing are our latest additions to our gift basket line. These local craft beers boast big flavor as well as many local and national awards. So share the great taste of our beer with loved ones who live locally or out of town. We can ship to family friends or anyone who has yet to experience our local craft beer craze.

In addition to craft beers, we also carry the famous Vinoklet wine that is produced right here in Cincinnati. Vinoklet Winery is the only working winery in Hamilton County, Ohio. Home to 11 award-wining wines, Vinoklet is proud to represent the Greater Cincinnati area in local and regional wine competitions.

For the home

Not interested in sending food, please be sure to check out the “for the home” section of our site where you will find an array of nonfood items that are perfect for any home. Items include cocktail glasses, coasters, coffee mugs and many other items. A woven cotton throw blanket depicting iconic Cincinnati scenes is the perfect gift for any Cincinnatian feeling under the weather or just as a pick me up for a loved one. The scenes include Fountain Square, Music Hall, Suspension Bridge, and Union Terminal. Games and toys are available for the younger people who have ties to Cincinnati as well. Also, don’t forget to check out our Fiona items featuring Cincinnati’s most favorite hippopotamus. She is certainly the pride of The Cincinnati Zoo and our Fiona nightlight will light the way for anyone who has been following the wonderful progress of her as she grows and delights us all.

Sports of all Sorts

Our company would not be complete without a line of products featuring our great local teams. Check out our site for products featuring The Cincinnati Reds, The Cincinnati Bengals, and of courses our new beloved FC Cincinnati. These items change often so please check back regularly.


We deliver locally and ship nationwide. Most orders are processed with same day shipping. We deliver to hotels for wedding favors, offices for corporate gifts, hospitals for those who need a little something and anywhere else we can spread Cincinnati’s good cheer.

Our warehouse store is located at 484 Northland Blvd. near tri-county. Our holiday store hours start the day after Thanksgiving: 10-6 Tuesday-Friday and 10-5 Saturday. Sunday/Monday by appointment.

We meet customers in our store 7 days a week, just call to firm up a time prior to Thanksgiving week-end.