About Us

A Tisket A Tasket is a local family owned and operated business located in the heart of the French Quarter in the Historic French Market District since 1991. The business was established by Melvin & Helena Jones. Melvin was the salesperson of the dynamic duo and Helena was the creative partner.  She created and designed beautiful gift baskets filled with the delicious flavors of New Orleans that become well renowned in the corporate world and the hospitality industry.    The business originally started out as a gift basket business but over the years has expanded to include specialty regional books, cookbooks,  children's books, spices, pralines and New Orleans themed gifts. Our gift specialists are experienced in designing gift ideas catered to your needs and budget.  A New Orleans themed gift basket or gift is an all occassion gift suitable to say...... Thank You,  Welcome, Congratulations, Thinking of You, Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas and so much more! 

We are excited to add Create-A-Book personalized children's storybooks to our product offerings. Educators all agree READING is the most valuable tool we can teach our children. Create-A-Book personalized storybooks make a perfect gift, for birthdays, holidays or just because. Books educate, inspire imagination and build self esteem. Our personalized books will become cherished keepsakes and saved forever by your children.

The children you love will be thrilled to see their own name in these stories. Personalized books make your child the "STAR" of every story. Each of these wonderful stories includes a child's name, hometown, friends and family in every story. Whether your child is in sports or loves princesses, each book teaches principles and values. They will enjoy this great keepsake for years to come.

Our personalized baby books are a true keepsake recording the birth experience of your child in a storybook format, which will be cherished by children, parents and grandparents for years to come! Each baby book includes the date, time, Dr.'s name, hospital, baby's height and weight along with names of baby's first visitors.

Send a taste of New Orleans to your family, friends and business clients.

Give the GIFT of literacy to the children in your life.

Thanks for visiting our online store and if you are in New Orleans please stop in our shop to meet our staff. 

Thank you Very Much.... (Merci Beaucoup!)

Lisa Jones, Manager


A Tisket A Tasket