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New Baskets, New Gifts!

Tis the season…to be making Gift Baskets!

We are diligently working on new designs and new gift combos to offer for the holidays.  New gift baskets are being added weekly to our website and old favorites are being updated.

Every year, gourmet food companies come out with new snacks and treats, and refresh the packaging of popular goodies.  Throughout the years, we have stuck with many tried and true items because many customers request their favorites, but there are always new and exciting treats to try out.  Because of this, we are able to create new versions of our gift baskets, while keeping the popular combinations of sweet and savory goodies that make up our best sellers.

O Tannenbaum, Deck The Halls, & Winter Wonderland are examples of redesign:

Sometimes, favorite products become retired, but there is always a exciting product just waiting to take it’s place.  Our Home For The Holidays is a gift basket that is ever changing because it’s filled with seasonal & Christmas treats and those items continue to grow in number.  We are constantly on the lookout for new goodies to add to our designs.  But they also need to be affordable. Many times, we find products that are absolutely beautiful, but then the price isn’t compatible with gift basket designs.  Anyone can create a gift basket, but it takes talent and experience to create a gift basket with quality products that doesn’t cost an exorbitant price, and that also has a beautiful presentation.  Our customers have strict budgets, but they also need their gifts to be impressive, and that’s the service  we offer.

For example…this Peppermint Bark is absolutely delicious and comes in a really nice gift tin.  The price is very reasonable at $5.50, and it would be a wonderful addition to any gift basket, or an individual gift.

These Mokate Cookies are  very buttery and crispy.  They’re probably one of the best butter cookies we have tasted. They are made in Europe and are a very nice addition to our Goody Baskets. Whether for a family or office, they are a favorite of ours, and make up wonderfully in a gift basket.

Docetto Wafer Rolls are also very tasty. They have Chocolate, Vanilla, Tiramisu and Peppermint Chocolate.  They are great with Coffee, Tea & Cocoa.  These crispy filled wafer rolls are really good and very reasonably priced. We love these and they are popular with our customers.

Of course, there are too many items to show here, but…our customers have to choice to Build Your Own Basket Online, and there, can see the assortment of Confections, Snacks & Beverages we have to offer.

The nice thing about receiving a gift basket is that it is filled with items people generally don’t buy for themselves, so it really is a treat when someone receives one, and many times, discover a new favorite sweet treat.

Stay tuned for more exciting products to show up on our site, as we are receiving new products daily!

Thanks for visiting us!

Lisa~The Gift Basket Lady

 

Gift Baskets For Thanksgiving?

Sure…

Gift baskets are a wonderful hostess gift when visiting for Thanksgiving.  It’s nice to be invited to the home of a special friend or family, and showing up with a beautiful Fall Gift Basket is a perfect way to show your appreciation.  Whether it’s filled with savory snacks, fresh fruit, or sweet candies, chocolates, cookies or cakes, it’s very much welcomed.  They can keep this basket full of gifts strictly for themselves after the turkey, stuffing and pies are gone.

Gift baskets are also a wonderful gift to send when you can’t travel to visit friends or family on Thanksgiving.  Sending a Thanksgiving Gift Basket is the next best thing to let them know that they are in your thoughts.

Bountiful Harvest is a  wicker cornucopia filled with snacks and goodies.  It’s reasonably priced; starting at $25.95 up to $55.95.

The Stuffed Turkey is a wicker platter with a wicker turkey basket attached.  The wicker turkey is filled with treats, and they spill out onto to platter.  When all goodies are gone, the turkey and platter come apart and can be used for decoration and the platter comes in handy for many things.

The Autumn Goody Basket arrives in a wicker basket and can be in any price range. We offer set prices on the website, but since our gift baskets are custom made, you can call us and create any size you need to fit your budget.

The Good Time Box Kits are also a great gift. We have 9 assortments to choose from: all can be decorated for Thanksgiving.

Our So Good Gift Tins are also available in many combinations…11 different tins that can also be decorated for Thanksgiving.

And, of course…any gift basket, site wide, can be decorated for Thanksgiving. So, if you see a gift basket combination that you want, feel free to call us, or order online and request OCCASION – “current holiday” or “seasonal” on any product page for any gift basket.  This feature gives you the opportunity to have any gift basket decorated for any occasion or holiday and is very convenient when you know exactly what their favorites are.

We’ve been delivering gift baskets for Thanksgiving since 1988…across the miles, or down the street…and will continue to send Thanksgiving wishes for years to come.

Thanks for visiting!

Lisa~The Gift Basket Lady

Thinking About Your Holiday Gift List?…

That’s where we can help!  We’ll help you tackle that list by suggesting an appropriate gift basket for your budget,  pack it up and deliver where you want it to go.

Many of our holiday gift baskets are already on our website, and some are still being created..awaiting for new and exciting products to arrive.

The Season’s Greeting Gourmet is a combination of sweets and snacks and is one of our more popular gift baskets.

Beside our specific Holiday gift baskets, any of our gift basket designs can be decorated for the holidays.  Whether you want the basket to look “Christmassy” or simply “Seasonal”…all product pages allow you to choose how you want your gift basket decorated.

We also create gift baskets that are filled with Christmas goodies:

Home For The Holidays is a fun wire house catch-all basket filled with holiday goodies for the entire family to enjoy.

Another popular gift is the Holiday Gourmet Board

This years version…soon to be released…will have gourmet flavored cheese spreads, gourmet crackers, nut mixes, savory dip mixes, salmon pate, sparkling cider, Amaretto preserves to serve over cream cheese, crunchy cheese sticks, pretzels with mustard dip, and foccachia crisps.  Stay tuned…

Another favorite is our So Good Gift Tins!  They are affordable and a great alternative to a larger gift basket:  These Gift Tins come in 12 different combinations to suit all tastes.  Chocolates, candies, cookies, brownies, truffles, nut mixes, chocolate dipped pretzels and jumbo rice crispy treats. These Gift Tins start at $22.50!

Shop early for the best selection! We will reserve baskets on a first come basis even if you order in  early November for December delivery.

Happy shopping!

How We Can Help Promote Your Business

There are a variety of ways a gift basket can help your business.  Like the old saying goes…“It’s easier to keep a customer, than it is to get a new one”.  That philosophy is why gift baskets are so popular.  It’s a perfect and easy way to solve most gift giving dilemmas.

Think about it…

Q) What can you send to a group of people, either in an office setting or any gathering, that they can all enjoy at the same time?  A)A gift basket.

Q) What can you send to someone that you don’t know that well, and still  impress with a variety of items that are our best sellers?  A)A gift basket.

Q) What can you send to a family and will undoubtedly please all ages? A)A gift basket.

Q) What gift can you send that  is so versatile that is appropriate for get well wishes, birthdays, new office congratulations or thoughts of sympathy? A)A gift basket.

Q)What can you send that will tell them that you are thinking about them, when you are so busy that you don’t even have the time to think about much of anything, and one call to us takes care of everything? A)A gift basket.

Below, you will see the many ways we help our clients so that their companies will become and stay successful.  See if any of these ideas can help you make your customers appreciate you as much as you appreciate them.

A Valued Customer/Client: A gourmet basket is an easy way to complete your corporate holiday gift giving. Say “Thank You” to a valued customer with a gift basket. Your thoughtfulness will be remembered.

Referral Appreciation: Send a gift basket to a special individual or an entire office. A little acknowledgment goes a long way.

Employee Recognition: Show your appreciation to a loyal and hard working employee or group to boost moral at the office. Celebrate the arrival of a new baby, offer condolences or send get well wishes. A gourmet basket is a superb way to show you care. We have a gift basket for any occasion.

Real Estate Sales/Financing: For new homes or financing…show your gratitude and encourage repeat business with a gift basket delivered to your clients new home.

Raffles: Raffle baskets at trade show, sales conferences, promotional campaigns and business meeting are an enjoyable way of promoting your cause while making things interesting and fun.

Donations: Donating a gift basket to a charity event is a wonderful way to support the community while promoting your company’s good name.

Hotel Conference Welcome: A tastefully wrapped gift basket is a warm and welcoming way to greet your guests.

Any other ideas you have? Let us know what we could do you for you!  Ask for Lisa.

New Site, New Products, New Prices!

I’m back…yes, I know, I haven’t been around for a while, but we just finished overhauling our site and products, so I figured that we would also get back into this blog.

Life gets in the way…weeks turn into months and months turn into years.  Before you know it, 2 years have passed and you didn’t even notice.  I think my last blog post was in 2015?  I know, I know…but hey, I’ve been busy.  Just take a look at all the new gift baskets and you’ll understand why I’ve been a little preoccupied.

First, we designed new baskets like the many chocolate and candy baskets, and platters. Then we decided it was time to make our site mobile responsive…and while we did that, we gave our site a fresh new look and simplified the checkout process and other little things that most people take for granted when they are working properly.  While it was frustrating (I swear, we have computer gremlins), it was also fun in a challenging way. I learned so much and also learned a bunch of things I never want to do again.  But all in all, it was a rewarding experience.  And now, I’m stoked to get back into adding little bits of myself and this company into this blog.

So, take a look around at our new site, sign up for our newsletters (to get coupons), and keep us in mind for the next time you may need a gift. See you soon! Lisa

Check Out Our Monthly Contests!

This summer, we decided to run a contest each month. We call them “Riddle Me This”. So far, we have had a lot of fun coming up with riddles that don’t require too much thinking (& precious time), but aren’t necessarily easy either.

The “Riddle” for July was…
Jack is standing behind Max and Max is standing behind Jack. This doesn’t seem possible but it is. How?

The prize was a Nostalgic Toy Gift Box
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The “Riddle” for August was…
How many triangles (one or more segments) can you count in this image? PerceptualPuzzle09

The prize for this contest was an Apple Paper Gift Basket
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Maria A. won July’s Contest and Steve B. won the Contest in August.

The next contest will be out on Sept 15th, so stop over and check it out and try to win the next gift basket.

Enter on the “Contest” Link on our Homepage.
The next contest will end September 30th, 2015
Winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries
& notified by email on Oct 1st & announced in our next newsletter.

Enjoy September!
Lisa

Answers:
July-They are standing back to back
August-24

Gift Baskets Are The Perfect Hostess Gift

Summertime…Bar-B-Ques, Parties, Get-togethers…whatever you call them, there are a lot that happen in the summer. Kids are off from school and we’re all taking things a little easier, enjoying the weather and hanging out with friends and family.

Bringing a Hostess gift is always the right thing to do, we know it, but sometimes you just don’t know what to bring. Many of our gift baskets are perfect for just this purpose. You don’t have to bring over a large gift basket (unless you really want to) because it’s really the thought that counts. Showing up with with a modest gift is a really nice gesture and any of our gift baskets can be in any price range you need. Many of them start at $39.95 on line, but if you call us directly, we can easily make you a gift basket for $19.95, $24.95 or $29.95. Since we custom make every gift basket, it’s no problem to make them in any size you wish.

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This Gourmet Goody Basket is a popular “any occasion” gift. So the next time you are visiting friends and family, take along a fun filled baskets packed with treats. They’ll really appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Enjoy your summer!

Mother’s Day is coming!

Great Gift Baskets for Mother’s Day!

You can send a basket filled with an assortment of sweets…

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or a little seagrass tote with Scented Lotions, Soaps & Talc in Rose, Lavender or Passion Flower scents…

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or a springy light green tin with Garden Soap, Lotion & Body Scrub in refreshing scents like Lemon Verbena & Camomile & Honey…

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or a pretty ceramic mug or tea cup, with teas, truffles, jams, chocolates & cookies in a pretty matching gift box…

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Any Mom would love any one of these baskets!

Gifts For Valentine’s Day

Why not send a gift basket full of sweets & chocolates instead of flowers? Or, full of pretty gifts? Flowers are nice…but, in my opinion, ordinary and cliche. Flowers are a nice gift as a way to surprise a loved one for no reason, but for Valentine’s Day they lack imagination. Sure, they’re what is expected, but wouldn’t it be nice to send something that is different? Something that is not expected? Something that can be really enjoyed?…not just looked at on the counter? Unless you spend a ton of money on the top of the line roses (and I mean a ton of money), you’ll be buying roses that don’t last very long, don’t open all the way and have no rosey aroma. Many people blame themselves for not taking care of them correctly, but there is nothing anyone can do to make “Valentine’s Day” roses act like a quality rose. They are harvested way too early and are imported from rose farms that grow hybrid roses. Sure, these have a larger head, and they are taller, but for these traits, the growers forfeit other important qualities, like how beautifully they can bloom and how wonderfully they could smell. This I know from being a floral designer for many years.

My solution? Buy 1 rose and attach it to a beautiful gift basket filled with sweets or pretty scented gifts. Perfect!

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Gift baskets are also a great way to remember your Mom on Valentine’s Day. Seriously…send something small to your Mom. She’d be so thrilled…and when thinking of a gift for Mother’s Day? Scrap the flowers too.

New Commercial

Our new commercial is now airing on News 12 Long Island. It airs several times a day, so keep a look out for it.

We are featuring our new baskets for the fall season and touching on the Holiday baskets to come.

We had a sponsorship slot for the first half of the year, and while that was exciting to see, a commercial is definitely better.

If you see the commercial, please give us a call and let us know. Thanks!!

If you want to take a look at it, here is our You Tube link: