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August 4, 2016
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3 Days left to save! Take 30% off a beautiful selection of gifts. Thoughtful treats, gourmet edibles and gift baskets now on sale. Shop and use the promocode DOW30 at check out.

Don’t miss beautiful handcrafted baskets, scrumptious treats, lovingly made spa gifts and adorable baby gifts on your trip to the sidewalk sale.

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Summer Fun Sweet vs Savory Showdown!

June 23, 2016

Summer barbecues and parties just wouldn’t be the same without a variety of snacks and treats to keep the crowd happy! While some of us look forward to the creamy savory cheeses and salty snacks, others can’t wait for the grand finale–the dessert table! There’s no right answer but you can cast your vote — We’re holding a Summer Fun Sweet vs Savory Showdown starting 7/11/16. Sign up here: Sweet vs Savory Sweepstakes!

Root for your favorite! Sweet vs Savory. It’s a Sweepstakes too! You could win a beautiful summer gift from 1800Baskets.com brimming with mouthwatering sweets or savories. The 1800Baskets.com Sweepstakes runs  July 11 to August 1.  Don’t miss the fun!

Need a gift for a summer occasion? Try these in-season favorites! Dana’s Bakery Macarons and Savory Gourmet Snack Basket are wonderful gifts for a summer birthday, thank you or to wish them congratulations.

Sweet vs Savory Showdown Macaroons

Dana’s Bakery Macarons

Sweet vs Savory Showdown Snack Basket

Savory Gourmet Snack Basket

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Anchors Away for Father’s Day!

May 25, 2016

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Anchors Away Winners! Bonnie W.   Hope to win the Fisherman Basket, Annette P.   A day that’s bluer than blue yet not blue at all, Tammy K.  Best Day Ever! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Sweepstakes. This promotion is now over. Fans, you can use the Promocode 20DEALS for a summer sitewide sale at 1800Baskets.com!

Smooth sailing and clear skies are in the forecast for a new Father’s Day Sweepstakes: Anchors Away For Father’s Day! The 1800Baskets.com Facebook photo caption Sweepstakes is under way!!

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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Win a prize for your dad!

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  1. ENTRYPERIOD: 1-800-BASKETS.COM® 2016 Anchors Away for Father’s Day Sweepstakes (hereinafter the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 8:00 PM EDT on 6/2/16 and ends at 11:59 PM EDT on 6/13/16 (the “Entry Period”).
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  1. 3. SWEEPSTAKESPRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”):  Three (3) Prizesin total will be awarded.   Winners will be randomly selected and will receive one (1) of the three following prizes.  A 1-800-BASKETS.COM® Classic Barbeque Gift Tub (product code #149456) ARV $59.99 USD, 1-800-BASKETS.COM® Father’s Day Tie-rrific Tower (product code #149453) ARV $49.99 USD or a 1-800-BASKECOM® Fisherman’s Favorite (product code #149454).  Total ARV of all prizes of $169.97 USD.
  2. WINNER SELECTION: Winners will be selected on or about June 15, 2016in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period by a representative of Sponsor, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the EntryPeriod. Prizes will be awarded and potential winners will be notified by email associated with their Facebook account. Prizes are nontransferable and no cash substitution is allowed except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to award prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable.
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Charlotte, She’s Engaged! Shopping Sweepstakes

May 11, 2016

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Charlotte, Can you help me find the perfect gift for the bride-to-be? You bet, and… have some fun while you shop! Sign up for our Shopping Sweepstakes, Charlotte, She’s Engaged!

This promotion is now over. The winners are listed below. Thank you for participating in Charlotte She’s Engaged!

Charlotte, our personal shopper can help you  find a gift for the bride-to-be! The 1800Baskets.com Sweepstakes and Shopping Tool starts June 13, 2016 to June 28, 2016. No purchase required to enter Sweepstakes nor will it increase your chances of winning.

Wedding season is here! You may have friends and family members on your list for engagement, bridal shower and wedding gifts. Pressed for time?  Charlotte can help you find an amazing gift and make shopping a breeze.

Is the bride-to-be a country girl, a spa girl or does she adore chocolate? From our Congratulations Collection Charlotte will find you a gift the bride-to-be will love.

Here’s the fun part! A little something for you too. Enter our Shopping Sweepstakes and you could win one of three beautiful gifts from 1800Baskets.com! Good luck!

Sign up today for Charlotte, She’s Engaged!

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Kim, Stephanie, Heather!!

Thank you fans for participating in the sweepstakes! We hope you found some great gift ideas and that you had as much fun as we did! Here is a sitewide promocode you can use at www.1800baskets.com: SPA20.

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Sweet Graduation Gift Ideas for Every Grad

May 23, 2013
Congratulations Graduate Chocolate Dipped Oreos

Hooray! After years of hard work and determination, they finally did it! Help your grad savor his shining moment with delightful desserts that hold the promise of an even sweeter future. Here are five graduation gift ideas that every grad will love.

Congratulations Graduate Chocolate Dipped OreosCongratulations Graduate Chocolate Dipped Oreos

Hats off to the grad! To celebrate the big day, these one-of-a-kind cookies arrive in a box shaped like a real graduation cap. Inside, the mortarboard is filled with Oreos—everyone’s favorite classic cookie—hand-dipped in real chocolate and decorated with diplomas and other grad-themed trimmings. It also comes with a personalized message with special kudos straight from you. Sure, your graduate could share the delicious cookies with the rest of the graduating class … but he won’t want to!

Personalized Gigantic Graduation Fortune CookiePersonalized Gigantic Graduation Fortune Cookie

Graduation day is only the beginning of the lifetime of success that waits ahead. Show your alum how proud you are of today’s accomplishments—and give him your best wishes for a bright tomorrow—with this colossal fortune cookie! This treat is as yummy as it is gigantic: It’s hand-dipped in Belgian dark chocolate and then decorated with a graduation cap and their commencement year. The cookie even has a customizable fortune inside and comes in a cute takeout carton. This grad’s future is looking good!

Congrats Grad! Irresistible Oreo Cookie PieCongrats Grad! Irresistible Oreo Cookie Pie

Show the grad how to take a delicious slice out of life with this mouthwatering pie. Each handcrafted pastry is made with a rich, buttery cookie crust, smooth and sweet white crème, and Oreo pieces sprinkled on top. Then, it’s all wrapped up in a metallic gold gift box and a “Class of 2013” ribbon—perfectly sophisticated and festive packaging for the occasion. One pie can serve up to 12, but don’t be surprised if your grad wants it all to himself. After all, graduation is all about seizing great new opportunities!

Congrats Graduate Caramel Apple With CandiesCongrats Graduate Caramel Apple With Candies

After so many years of bringing bright red apples as a gift for the teacher, it’s time to reward the student with a special apple of his own. Weighing in at over 1 pound, this tart, juicy orchard-fresh Granny Smith is dipped in creamy caramel, sprinkled with rainbow candy and drizzled with white confection. We top off the treat with some pretty ribbon and a heartfelt note. There’s no sweeter way to say congratulations for a job well done!

The Popcorn Factory Congratulations SamplerThe Popcorn Factory Congratulations Sampler

Once that cap has been tossed into the air and that diploma is in hand, it’s time to party! This Popcorn Factory sampler holds an entire graduation bash in a box: It has everything your graduate and his fellow alums need to let loose after school’s out for good, including gourmet cheese, white cheddar and caramel popcorn; mini pecan-caramel Pixies; honey-roasted peanuts; popcorn balls; Jelly Belly jellybeans; sour stars; and milk chocolate-covered pretzels. A well-earned treat for a hardworking grad!

Which gift will you give to your grad to sweeten his commencement 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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Which Gift Basket Would You Choose?

July 19, 2012
new baby gift basket with monkey

stationary gift basket writing and teaWelcome back readers!

As always, I loved all of your Thank You Gift suggestions (and even better, some of you put down really great recipes and dessert ideas!). Clearly, whoever is lucky enough to receive a thank you gift from one of you is in for a special treat. And I have a few of my own gifts to send out! Congratulations to Cathy B*****y (July 13, 2012 at 12:01 am), Judy (July 17, 2012 at 9:08 pm), Amanda S (July 18, 2012 at 10:50 am), Shannon J. (July 19, 2012 at 10:16 am), and Pat (July 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm)! You will all be receiving our special All Smiles Gourmet Sweets & Treats Gift Basket! Please send your shipping info to me at amariscal@1800flowers.com and I’ll have your gift baskets sent out to you.

As I’ve said, I love reading through all of your comments (and sometimes even look there for future blog post ideas!). One comment I saw made me think of a really interesting topic that (of course) I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on. When making or receiving a gift, do you prefer an all food gift or do you prefer a gift with reusable objects? spa gift basket lavender

I know this really depends on the occasion, but usually the rule of thumb is to stick with food gifts because you know they can always be used…or well, eaten. But sometimes when I get a gift basket full of my favorite things like new books, magazines, pens, and all corresponding items, I can’t help but love it more. And in a way, I think it says a lot that someone knew which things you would enjoy!

But as I said, you can never go wrong with food. Sure it’s around every day, but there’s something extra delicious about a gourmet treat that someone specifically picked with you in mind. new baby gift basket with monkey

We have tons of gift baskets overflowing with delicious foods ready and on the go, but I definitely think our specialty gift baskets can hold their own!  As far as new baby gift baskets, this adorable monkey gift basket is super sweet and will put a huge smile on mommy’s face.

If you’re looking for a relaxing gift, our spa gift baskets are divine. Check out this Lavender spa gift basket sure to relax and soothe whoever is lucky enough to use it! Or if you’re interested in a more active way to relax, this trendy and ready to go yoga gift set is perfect (and comes with some great essentials for your workout!). yoga gift set

Feeling a bit pensive? Our Thinking of You stationary gift basket is a real treat! Check out a review I wrote on this gift basket here.

So what do you think? In the comments section (1-2 paragraphs) let me know which gift you prefer and why! FIVE lucky and random winners will receive a sweet prize next week.

Have a great weekend! 

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Stars & Stripes Chocolate Covered Strawberries

June 26, 2012
fourth of july chocolate covered strawberries

fourth of july chocolate covered strawberriesEveryone loves chocolate covered strawberries, especially when they’re so seasonally decorated in the good red, white and blue! fourth of july chocolate covered strawberries

Our Stars & Stripes Chocolate Covered Strawberries are an absolutely decadent treat that will have you feeling more patriotic with every sweet bite. Fresh-picked and ripe strawberries are hand-dipped in and festively decorated to perfection. You’ll receive six strawberries hand-dipped in dark chocolate and decorated with red, white and blue candy stars. As well as six large strawberries hand-dipped in white confection and drizzled with patriotic red, white and blue confectionary designs.

I loved these decadent berries and felt a lot less guilty eating so many of the dark chocolate covered strawberries, convincing myself that since it’s dark chocolate it would be okay! I have no excuse for the white confection strawberries other than they were too delicious to resist and I wish I had about 20 more of them. I currently have a few freezing to enjoy later, they end up tasting like a strawberry chocolate smoothie.

With Fourth of July coming up soon, these chocolate covered strawberries would be perfect for a Fourth of July party dessert or a great party prize. Be sure to send these to any military relatives and families you know to celebrate the season, or just order some as a great treat to snack on with you and your family on your way to see 4th of July fireworks!

Orders come in 6 or 12 chocolate covered strawberries and require overnight delivery. fourth of july chocolate covered strawberries

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Patriotic Caramel Apple with Candy Stars

June 26, 2012
fourth of july party candy apple

fourth of july party candy apple This Patriotic Caramel Apple from 1800Baskets.com is one of my absolute favorite summertime gifts to share with you all! With Fourth of July just around the corner, you need something festive and delicious to display at your patriotic bash. This candy apple gift screams red, white, and blue in a delicious way!

Every order comes with a large and tart Granny Smith apple which is hand dipped in rich, gooey caramel and covered with dark chocolate; if that weren’t enough, it’s sprinkled with red, white and blue star sprinkles and then tied with a festive red bow for finish.

These candy caramel apples would be great to use for a table centerpiece or to give out as a party game prize for your patriotic guests. I could see this as a cute “just because gift” for a friend or coworker.

If you have a sharp knife, you could cut this apple to be more shareable. I was sharing this with family and sliced into more bite size pieces for easier enjoyment of this super rich tasting dessert. I would have put pictures, but I couldn’t keep everyone away from it fast enough!

Whichever way you decide, I know you’ll enjoy this great summer gift!

fourth of july party candy apple

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Fourth of July Party Ideas

June 21, 2012
fourth of july chocolate covered strawberries

fourth of july chocolate covered strawberriesWelcome back readers,

I promise I’ll hold off on the picnic blogs for a while now, I think I got it all out of my system (at least until I try all of your suggestions out). But please let me know if any of you try out your own picnic ideas or the delicious recipes featured last week, and send pictures! We have some winners to announce who can be our first to try out the picnic ideas. Congratulations to Jean C (June 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm), bessie burnsed (June 15, 2012 at 11:05 am), Ashley (June 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm), Kristen eby (June 18, 2012 at 1:11 am), and Jessica Beard (June 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm)! Please email your info to me at amariscal@1800flowers.com and I can send out your prize! 

We’re so close to July, which is crazy to me because I feel like May was just yesterday! July is the month for camping, barbeques, and tons of outdoor summer parties. And we have our biggest summer party coming up: Fourth of July! What could be better than some fun in the sun, celebrating with red, white, and blue? Also a Fourth of July party means one of my favorite things about summer: Fireworks. There is something very right about enjoying something off the grill, a patriotic dessert and colorful fireworks against the night sky. So let’s get planning with some awesome Fourth of July party ideas! fourth of july party caramel apple

Our sister brand Celebrations has a great piece on decoration for a 4th of July brunch here. I think there are so many fun ways to incorporate the festive patriotic colors into your designs, like checkered table cloths with solid colored plates. Or utilize this fun and festive stars and lantern lights at your Fourth of July bash! (Both found at Target). Even better is this party gear kit with fun patriotic hats and décor!

This is going to be a very short post, because sometimes certain bloggers get very busy and also want to get more ideas from their very gracious readers!

In the comments section below (1-2 paragraphs) tell me how you would incorporate the following products (and the previous decor if you want!) in your own Fourth of July party! Five winners will receive the chocolate covered strawberries!

Have a great weekend of planning!