“For many, this is a sweet reminder of holiday seasons gone by. There was always a cheesecake on our holiday dessert table growing up and we want to make sure that people have that same tradition available to them this year,” Joe Dornoff, president of Bake Me A Wish!, says about the appeal for cheesecakes come this time of year.

Bake Me A Wish!, the national online gourmet gifting company that is celebrating 15 years of sending gourmet gifts across the country, has big plans for the holiday season when it comes to its decadent cheesecakes. Dornoff says that the company has uncovered the keys to success when it comes to online ordering and shipping of cheesecakes.

“Bake Me A Wish! takes pride in our gift packaging and shipping setup to ensure on-time delivery in perfect condition,” he says. “It's more than just a cake – it’s an experience for your loved ones. That means offering great cakes, great service and going to the extra mile to make it a happy holiday.”

Some of the holiday favorites among the company’s customers include the Peanut Butter Cup and Cookies and Cream. The hands-down seasonal favorite, however, is the Eggnog Cheesecake, which the company finds difficult to keep on the shelf each year. Bake Me A Wish! also offers year-round flavor selections including Chocolate Chip, Brownie, Strawberry Swirl, Black Forest and New York Cheesecake.

Another brand known for its delicious gifts is premium food and gift retailer Harry & David. It has an extensive collection of cheesecakes that make an excellent addition to any dessert table or celebration, and it offers 2-day shipping nationwide across the entire assortment.

Greg Sarley, senior vice president of merchandising revenue at Harry & David, says that cheesecakes are a great alternative for those looking for a creamier dessert compared to traditional pies and baked goods.

“We also hear from our customers how indulgent they are, especially for a holiday dessert – and the best part is that it can be shipped near and far to the loved ones in your life,” Sarley says.

One of the most popular offerings at Harry & David during the holiday season is the Harry & David Cheesecake Party Wheel. It features four cheesecake varieties including Moose Munch, chocolate, New York-style and strawberry. Another customer favorite is the Harry & David Pumpkin Cheesecake, a double layer cheesecake with one layer of traditional New York-style cheesecake and a second layer of pumpkin pie cheesecake.

Harry & David is also the exclusive online retailer for The Cheesecake Factory, making it easy to enjoy the company’s rich and indulgent desserts in the comfort of the home. Among the Cheesecake Factory flavors Harry & David carries are OREO Dream Extreme, Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake and White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle.

Speaking of The Cheesecake Factory, a flavor that has become a holiday staple each December is the Peppermint Bark Cheesecake. The white chocolate cheesecake is swirled with chunks of chocolate peppermint bark, topped with white chocolate mousse and finished with chopped peppermint.