About Us

Gift Baskets by Melissa was founded in January 2007 by Melissa Chandler Clonch, Owner and Designer. Melissa is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC where she received a degree in Elementary Education. She has more than 10 years experience as an educator of K-5 children in Wilmington, NC and in Asheville, NC.

When the business planning began, her twins were 2 months old, the oldest child was nearly 4, and she was staying at home. Time constraints were a concern, but Melissa had a desire to continue using her creative and artistic skills, while also following her lifelong passion for design. A home based gift basket business was the perfect opportunity to showcase these talents, while still offering the freedom to spend time with her 3 small children.

Gift Baskets by Melissa delivers nationwide for all your holidays, events, and special occasions. Whether it’s a thoughtful gift basket to a good friend, a business gift basket to say “thank you”, or a gift basket to a spouse or family member, we personally take care of all your gifting needs from creation to destination. Our mission is to show the recipient how much you care and to make your gift giving experience simple, personal, and convenient for you and your company.

Thank you so much for visiting! We look forward to serving you, and we welcome any questions or comments you may have regarding our company.

Melissa Clonch, Owner & Designer