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Dads Day Five Ways To Zestier, Spicier Snacks

June 7, 2017

On Dad’s Day — It’s his way! The best dad in town deserves the best gifts. Zestier, spicier snacks for snacking! Order a big supply because these snacks are so flavorful they’re unstoppable.

Watch Dads Day Five Ways To Zestier, Spicier Snacks featuring our Classic Barbecue Gift Tub, Jack Link’s® Jerky Market Box, Taste For Adventure Hot Sauce Gift Set, Father’s Day Lucca & Sons Sausage & Cheese Box and Sriracha Peanuts. Only the very zest for dad!

And we’re not stopping there. Be sure to check out our Snack Gifts Collection and the singular taste sensation of  Coffee Stout Peanuts, Sea Salt Peanuts, and tempting popcorn gifts. All for dad. Think you can convince him to share some of those outrageously delicious snacks?

 

The Classic Barbecue Gift Tub features zestier, spicier snacks dad will love.

Classic Barbecue Gift Tub

 

Delicious Jack Link's® Jerky Market Box

Jack Link’s® Jerky Market Box

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Anchors Away for Father’s Day!

May 25, 2016

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Father’s Day is a great time to celebrate dads for all their love and support throughout the year. Let your dad — hero, guide and captain of the ship know how much you appreciate him with an amazing basket of treats.

Enter the 1800Baskets.com Sweepstakes and you could be the winner of one of three Father’s Day gifts. Is your dad a fisherman? One of the prizes, Fisherman’s Favorite Snacks, is a fishing basket brimming with savories and sweets your dad is sure to enjoy. 

 

 

Happy Father’s Day Everyone! Anchors Away!

 

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Father's Day

Make Father’s Day Fun: Dad-Approved Activities for the Whole Family

June 10, 2014

Who do you go to when you need help fixing the car? Dating advice? Sports tips? Dear ol’ Dad is the go-to guy when we need advice without a coating of sugar or when we need someone to show us how to fix things we didn’t even know needed fixing. He’s the one who spent early mornings teaching us how to ride a bike and late evenings waiting for us to come home from a date.

This year, celebrate Dad with the greatest gift you can give him: some uninterrupted quality time together. Here are some creative and fun Father’s Day activities the whole family can enjoy:

Father's Day fishingFather’s Day fishing trip. Pack a picnic and sail away with Dad on a day full of fishing fun and family bonding. Then, head home and turn the spoils of the trip into a delicious dinner for all to enjoy.

Help him organize the tool shed. Help your old man get organized by tackling the mess that is the garage or tool shed. Come prepared with empty drawers, storage boxes, and an abundance of labels.

Play mini golf. Does Dad spend his free time working on his backswing? Let him spend time with his favorite people while partaking in his favorite activity with a family trip to the local mini gold course.

Picnic and playtime at the park. For a simple, but success-guaranteed idea, why not grab a soccer ball and Frisbee and head to the local park for a relaxing day full of family fun? Pack a meat and cheese filled picnic basket for the perfect protein-packed midday snack.

Funny TV Dads Marathon. Does Dad ask himself “what would Al Bundy do” before making a decision? Let him spend the day with his family and his favorite fictional TV dads! Pair this with a meal filled with his favorites for the ultimate Father’s Day celebration.

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The Perfect Father’s Day Gifts for Your Dad’s Personality

May 30, 2013
#1 Dad Snack Bowl

For as long as you can remember, your dad has been your hero. Whether you took long weekend fishing trips or went to baseball games together, what you remember most about spending time with Dad as a kid is that you wanted to grow up to be just like him. His strong, steady confidence and his passion for his hobbies were your inspiration, and they helped shape the person you are today. So this Father’s Day, which is coming up on Sunday, June 16, show your dad how much you still—and always will—look up to him. Give him a basket full of gifts that perfectly fit his personality and his interests. Here are some Father’s Day gift ideas for every kind of dad:

#1 Dad Snack BowlDad Personality #1: The Sports Fanatic

Father’s Day Gift He’ll Love: #1 Dad Snack Bowl

Your dad is the definition of a true blue fan. He loves his team, and he made you part of the family sports tradition long before you were even born! For the man who never missed a chance to share every big game with you, give him something that’ll make him feel like the MVP he really is. This bucket is filled with the most delicious game day snacks, like kettle popcorn, seasoned pub mix, caramels, peanut butter barrels, and strawberry jam shortbread. Perfect for the captain and his rookie to share while cheering from the stands!

Classic BBQ Grill Gift SetDad Personality #2: The Top Chef

Father’s Day Gift He’ll Love: Classic BBQ Grill Gift Set

No one knows how to flip a burger quite like your pops does. Rain or shine, he loves heading outside to fire up the grill and cook up a good meal for his family. And what’s not to love about hanging out with your father, enjoying some good food and great conversation over the BBQ? This Father’s Day gift makes quality grilling time even better. It’s packed with grilling tools, gourmet snacks, and Pork Barrel Original Barbecue Sauce so Dad can sear the perfect barbecue dinner … with you right by his side.

Fisherman's Favorite SnacksDad Personality #3: The Outdoorsman

Father’s Day Gift He’ll Love: Fisherman’s Favorite Snacks

Dad’s idea of a great family vacation is heading out to the lake and sitting in a boat with nothing but a couple of fishing poles … and you! He taught you everything he knows about reeling in the big fish, and those lazy summer days you spent with him are still your most cherished childhood memories. Help Dad pack up for your next big fishing trip together with this authentic fishing creel basket, filled with delicious gourmet snacks like cheese spread, mozzarella baguettes, smoked salmon and more. It’s the perfect catch for the perfect fish-loving dad.

Starbucks Break Time Gift BasketDad Personality #4: The Businessman

Father’s Day Gift He’ll Love: Starbucks Break Time Gift Basket

Your dad might have worked long hours, but he never forgot to take a break and spend time with one of his favorite people: you! He also told you plenty of fun stories at the dinner table about his job, and he even brought you to the office a few times to show you off to his co-workers! A caring and hardworking dad like him deserves to kick up his feet and enjoy a fresh hot cup of coffee. This Starbucks gift basket comes chock full of Pop’s favorite coffee, hot chocolate, tea, biscuits and more, complete with two mugs for you to enjoy break time together!

What’s your dad’s personality like, and what kind of gift basket would he love to get on Father’s Day?

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Healthy Gifts and Fruit Baskets

August 2, 2012
fresh fruit gifts

fresh fruit giftsWelcome back gift basket readers!

How much have you all loved the Olympics? This and Lost on Netflix have been the only programs on my television for the last week. And there is so much more we can talk about! But first, let’s get to the “award ceremony” of our post first and send out some gift baskets! Congratulations to Marie Leclerc (July 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm), Jessica (July 27, 2012 at 6:48 pm), Melanie T (July 27, 2012 at 7:24 pm), Jill H (July 31, 2012 at 7:45 pm), and Joy (August 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm)! Send your information to me at amariscal@1800flowers.com and I’ll send out an award winning treat!

Now back to Olympics! Like I said before, I’m normally a very avid watcher who sometimes gets a case of the “why-didn’t-my-parents-train-me-in-some-random-event-since-I-was-2-itis”. I thought I would be more passive in my viewing this year, but watching people balance themselves on a bar using only one hand or swimming faster than I can drive my car has left me feeling a little more motivated to get out there and exercise, eat healthier and at least attempt to organize my life. So far I’ve added a bit more fruit and vegetables to my daily nutrition and the occasional workout.

fresh fruit and nut giftWe always think that our healthy routines will be easy to maintain, and for a while they are! It’s only when you get to a time of celebration that you take that tiny step and end up falling down into excuses and extremely delicious cookies.

Which is why I want to applaud who ever made it okay to send out healthy gifts that promote clean living! Fruit gift baskets for all I say! Put together some ripe apples, juicy oranges, maybe some almonds, cashews, and fresh cheese, and you have a gourmet gift basket ready to be enjoyed and without any guilt. Believe me; I love sweets and chocolates as much as the next person, but sometimes you need a fresh break (and maybe some inspiration from an exceptional fruit basket). fruit basket

If you have a friend you know is trying to keep healthy or maybe you’re tired of receiving tempting sweets for all of your celebrations, look to our amazing fruit baskets and healthier gift basket options! We offer the freshest fruits, nuts and assortments all delivered right to your door. Our fruit baskets are great for picnics, healthy snacks, or a great way to brighten someone’s day. We’re also entering marathon season! I know our healthy fruit and gift baskets would be enjoyed by any running or biker training for their races. fruit gift basket

I want to hear from all of you, in the comments section (1-2 paragraphs) tell me what you would put in your own fruit gift basket or how you like to keep healthy! Five lucky commenters will win a fruit gift of their own.

Look forward to your responses, have a great week!

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Celebrating Summer Fun Picnic Ideas

June 14, 2012
meat and cheese gift basket picnic

Welcome back readers,

Father’s Day weekend is here, and I spent the last few weeks drumming up gifts for Father’s Day, so I hope you have yours picked out by now! If not, you can always check back on our posts for some great ideas here, here, and here. Don’t forget the comments section for some really great ideas for Dad! For now I’ll announce our weekly winners and we’ll move on to one of my favorite topics: picnics! Congratulations to Pamela Hansen (June 8, 2012 at 8:23 am), Stacey Ellis (June 8, 2012 at 10:23 am), Jean C (June 8, 2012 at 10:28 am), Melissa (June 14, 2012 at 10:39 am), and Tiffany (June 14, 2012 at 3:24 pm)! Please send your shipping information to me at amariscal@1800flowers.com and I’ll send out your Crabtree & Evelyn® Nomad Traveler for Men.

meat and cheese gift basket picnicMy love of picnics is no secret, especially on here when we always have so many amazing gourmet gift baskets and food gifts to use for fun summer outings. Summer is in full force right now and I can’t imagine not wanting to enjoy the great outdoors, even if it’s just your local park or backyard and a basket of food. These days of nice weather will only be here for so long, and I’m dedicated to making the most of them. We’ve already talked about essentials to bring on your next picnic and a few fun dishes, but our sister brand Celebrations.com has so many delicious recipes for quick and easy finger foods as well as downright decadent desserts that I need to share with all of you!

Picnics should be about easy fun on the go. There’s no need to get super complicated with the meals you prepare or how much stuff you need to bring. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make them fun or seasonal. Which is why I’m currently obsessed with Celebration.com’s finger sandwiches collection

You better believe that the Mini Grilled Cheese sandwiches will be a key player at all my summertime functions. Asiago, Parmesan, Fontina, Provolone, arugula, and truffle oil! I am in culinary heaven right now. I just bought a new bottle of truffle oil that I’ve been cooking everything in lately, so this is definitely my favorite sandwich of the set. Their Avocado and Tomato Finger Sandwiches are a close runner-up, because I have a lifetime commitment to all things avocado. It’s so simple, fresh, and you’ll never feel any guilt with eating your fair share of these delicate treats!

Check out more of their Tea Time and Finger Sandwich recipes here, and don’t miss out on their Top 10 Picnic Food Ideas here! 

For a cute and creative dessert that I am definitely trying out this weekend, are Celebration’s Blueberry Cupcakes in a Jar. It looks decadent but also incredibly easy to make. I have a feeling I’ll be trying out all of their Cupcake Ideas here.

meat and cheese gift basket picnicGoing back to the simplicity of picnics, you can always find something you love with our collection of gourmet gift baskets. Every gift basket is packed with gourmet foods, sides, and fun treats inside for you to try out. And all items complement each other perfectly. Everything is there waiting for you to pick it up and go! Since it’s summertime, I’m leaning towards some fresh orchard fruit and cheese gift baskets, or flavorful and hearty meat and cheese gift baskets, and of course some very tasty wine gift baskets. Take any of these out for a gourmet getaway one afternoon:

In the comments section (1-2 paragraphs) tell me which of these gifts you would pick for your picnic and things you would pair with them! FIVE  lucky and random winners will receive the Lucca & Sons™ Deluxe Meat & Cheese Box!

Have a safe and happy Father’s Day weekend!

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Sweet & Succulent Summer Bing Cherry Gift Box

June 12, 2012
cherries gift summer

cherries gift summerA 1800Baskets.com exclusive gift, our bright and succulent Bing cherries are the perfect gift for Summer! Keep a healthy gift in mind without compromising on great taste.

The Sweet & Succulent Summer Bing Cherry Gift Box was definitely a delicious surprise to receive. The box was still cold when it was delivered and inside was the largest, most flavorful farmer’s market cherries I’d seen this summer. Varying in hues of bright red to deep maroon, all cherries were packed with decadent juicy flavor. Obviously I needed to sample a handful of the cherries as soon as I opened the box. They were too good to pass up. And you’re all lucky I stopped myself in time to grab at least one picture.

This makes such a great gift for any health-minded friend and leaves them with endless possibilities to use their gift. They can be enjoyed as is, benefitting from the high antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. You can bake them in a pie, cobbler, or in any of your everyday cooking. Add them to any dessert for an additional treat; dipped in chocolate or with whipped cream, they’re bound to please!

I’ve never been one for cherry pies, but this cherry cobbler recipe looked too good to not share!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups pitted sour cherries
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the butter in a 9×13 inch baking dish, and place in the oven to melt while the oven is preheating. Remove as soon as butter has melted, about 5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of sugar, and baking powder. Mix in the milk until well blended, then pour the batter into the pan over the butter. Do not stir.
  • Rinse out the bowl from the batter, and dry. Place cherries into the bowl, and toss with the remaining 3/4 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of flour. Distribute the cherry mixture evenly over the batter. Do not stir.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. A toothpick inserted into the cobber should come out clean.
Father's Day

Vintage Pressed Glass Jar with Jumbo Cashews

June 12, 2012

Of course our name is 1800Baskets.com but being the gifting experts that we are, we know the importance of gift variety! Our premium cashew gift may not be a gift basket, but it’s definitely one of our favorites for Father’s Day or any day! One of our healthier gifts, this Vintage Pressed Glass Jar with Jumbo Cashews is sure to please anyone lucky to receive it.

This cashew gift carries a great presentation, arriving in a sturdy pressed glass jar and tied with a brown and tan plaid ribbon for decor. The pressed glass jar is definitely reusable with a stay fresh seal in the lid, making the jar easy to refill and reuse. And I’m sure it will be reused very soon, because the cashews inside are beyond delicious. These plump, jumbo cashews are roasted and salted to perfection and make a great snack throughout your day. There are so many health benefits to cashews whether they’ve been roasted, salted, left raw or even dipped in chocolate, making them one incredible nut.

I’m sure me just saying cashews are great won’t convince you, so I’ll let the facts speak for themselves.

Cashew Facts

  • Cashew nuts are actually seeds. They’re found growing on the end of the cashew apple in South American that is too fragile to export out of country!
  • Cashews are close relatives of mangos, pistachios, poison ivy and poison oak.
  • Cashews are packed with nutritional content like: 5 grams of protein per ounce and high levels of the essential minerals iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese.
  • They have a fatty acid profile that contributes to lowering the risk of heart disease, combined with the nut’s zero percent cholesterol content.
  • Even with the relatively high fat content, cashew nuts are considered to be a “low-fat” nut. In fact, cashew nuts contain less fat per serving than many other popular nuts commonly found in grocery stores and health food stores, including almonds, walnuts, peanuts and pecans.
  • Cashews have high dietary fiber.
  • They are filled with antioxidents! Cashew consumption helps the body utilize iron, eliminate free radicals, develop bone and connective tissue, and produce the skin and hair pigment melanin.
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Pampering Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

June 7, 2012

Welcome back baskets readers,

I hope you all enjoyed taking my silly father’s day quiz last week and maybe even felt inspired in what to do for your own dad! I have some more fun gifts for Dad to talk about today, but before we get to that, let’s announce winners! Congratulations to Carmen Guajardo (May 31, 2012 at 6:18 pm), Kirby D. (June 1, 2012 at 8:49 pm), Lucy (June 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm), Will (June 6, 2012 at 4:42 am), and Ben G (June 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm)! Send your shipping information to me at amariscal@1800flowers.com and I can send out your delicious Father’s Day tool kit prize! Now on with the show…

So, who would have thought I would have so much to talk about all these weeks for Father’s Day? (Certainly not me) Father’s Day gifts are usually the hardest for me to decide on because I think Dads are pretty hard to read. We have this one holiday and maybe a few sporting events that are really marketed towards gifts for Dad and the rest of the year we’re left floundering on our own! Do Dad’s really enjoy whacky ties and comical coffee mugs? Or is that what we all established because no one could think of anything better to get for Father’s Day?

This week’s collection of Father’s Day gift ideas will center on pampering Pop! Maybe Dad doesn’t like to admit it, but we bet a day of relaxation and pampering is exactly what he’s looking for. Sports, candy and electronics are nice gifts for Dad, but we think that he’s certain to love some of our more indulgent gifting suggestions.

A certain blogger recently went for a professional massage as a pre-birthday thing and is now obsessed. I will recommend these to anyone and everyone I can. However, you can make the gift more special when you put your own personal touch to it. Write a great card for Dad that he can hang on to and read over and over again. Up the comfort level and include a cozy robe or house shoes. Or, get a massage gift card and attach it to another relaxing gift like our Crabtree & Evelyn® Nomad Traveler for Men or Muir Woods Triple French-milled Soaps for Him, so that he can continue his spa treatment at home!

If his favorite Father’s Day gifts have always been the edible kind, get him a gift with real excellent taste. Pamper his taste buds with a little bit of wine tasting and fresh gourmet treats. We have complementing wine sets and fruit gift baskets galore! You’ll find farm-fresh fruits like oranges, apples, pears and more in our organic and fresh fruit gift baskets. Accompanying these delightful fruits are fresh gourmet cheeses, nuts, and more nutritiously delicious treats! It’s a refreshing delight for summer and one that won’t require an intense workout after consumption.

Our picks:

We’ve already talked about gift suggestions and gifts you’d like for Father’s Day, so let’s try something new! In the comments section (1-2 paragraphs), tell me about the most unusual or unique Father’s Day gift you’ve seen or heard of! FIVE lucky winners will receive the Crabtree & Evelyn® Nomad Traveler for Men!

Happy Father’s Day!