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DIY Easter Party

March 22, 2012
Easter gift baskets

Welcome Back Basket Readers,

Thanks for bearing with my late post earlier this week and the kind messages. Aside from some annoying allergies, I and my car are doing a lot better (who knew cars were allergic to pollen)! Also, congratulations to any of you who were lucky to win one of the truffle cake pops in our Facebook Sweet Spring Sweepstakes! Personally, I can’t be trusted to be alone with the cake pops for fear of eating them all and putting myself in a sugar coma; just know that I am very jealous of all of you who won. One more thing before we get on with the show, we’ve had a slight change in our shipping process over here and I know a few of you have emailed about your winning gift baskets. If you’re a blog winner who still hasn’t received their prize, please email me at amariscal@1800flowers.com with your name, the blog date you won and the gift, so I can track and correct anything that needs to be fixed!

Easter! It’s a great family holiday with lots of delightful treats to it. I’m also convinced that everyone wised up to the incredible egg and decided that we needed a holiday to celebrate how insanely delicious it is no matter what time of day it is (just go with it)!

I thought it would be fun to write about how to plan a DIY Easter party this week, so let’s jump in. Decorations are essential to any party, and lucky for us, I found this super cute, cheap, and easy idea to brighten up any Easter celebration. Modern Parents Messy Kids has come up with a creative way to use paint and pantone chips as colorful “DIY Egg Garland.” All you need for this easy activity is a hearty collection of paint chips (very easy to pick up at your local home improvement store!), scissor, hole punch, and string! Check out the blog for the DIY details, and enjoy this cute pic tutorial below: DIY easter party egg garland

Our Easter gift baskets make for festive and fun center pieces for your Easter party. Filled with lots of delicious chocolates and treats it will be hard not to touch, but you can incorporate them into the day’s activities as game prizes (see later in the post)! My top picks for the party: The Happy Easter Cuddle Plush Bunny Gift Basket, Flowers of Spring Gift Basket, and the Blooming Spring Sweets Basket. They’ll be extremely excited to win one of these great gift baskets!

Easter gift baskets

(left) Happy Easter Cuddle Plush Gift Basket; (center) Flowers of Spring Gift Basket; (right) Blooming Spring Sweets Basket

So, Easter is pretty much the one holiday I can get away with eating all the deviled eggs I want without (too much) regret. It’s a holiday staple, but Foodjimoto offers a cute and simple “Doh! Why didn’t I think of that?” way to make them festive. Use the eggs that you color the night before for your deviled eggs! It adds a great pop of color and interest to a regular dish. colored deviled eggs for easter

You’ll need some activities during the party to keep it fun, especially if there’s an abundance of young kids with short attention spans!

  • Easter Egg Hunt (Duh, Alex!)
  • DIY Bunny Ears: Pick up a bunch of $1 head bands, pastel color felt (make sure to pre-cut it in bunny ear shapes), colorful pipe cleaners, glitter and durable fabric glue. Kids can glue the felt to the pipe cleaners so that they can shape the ears, decorate with glitter, and attach to the headbands.
  • Pin the Ears on the Bunny: Just like pin the tail on the donkey, but you know…
  • Guessing for Prizes: Fill some baskets or jars with M&Ms or foil-wrapped chocolates, let everyone guess the amount of pieces in there and reward the top 3 closest guesses with Easter baskets!

Well, there is more than enough to do here! But if any of you are still looking for more ideas, let’s take it to the comments and help each other out. In the comments section (1-2 paragraphs) let us know what sort of fun Easter activities (for adults or children or both!) you can come up with! FIVE lucky and random winners will receive the Flowers of Spring Gift Basket.

Happy planning!

 

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DIY Easter Party!

Welcome Back Basket Readers,

Thanks for bearing with my late post earlier this week and the kind messages. Aside from some annoying allergies, I and my car are doing a lot better (who knew cars were allergic to pollen)! Also, congratulations to any of you who were lucky to win one of the truffle cake pops in our Facebook Sweet Spring Sweepstakes! Personally, I can’t be trusted to be alone with the cake pops for fear of eating them all and putting myself in a sugar coma; just know that I am very jealous of all of you who won. One more thing before we get on with the show, we’ve had a slight change in our shipping process over here and I know a few of you have emailed about your winning gift baskets. If you’re a blog winner who still hasn’t received their prize, please email me at amariscal@1800flowers.com with your name, the blog date you won and the gift, so I can track and correct anything that needs to be fixed!

Easter! It’s a great family holiday with lots of delightful treats to it. I’m also convinced that everyone wised up to the incredible egg and decided that we needed a holiday to celebrate how insanely delicious it is no matter what time of day it is (just go with it)!

I thought it would be fun to write about how to plan a DIY Easter party this week, so let’s jump in. Decorations are essential to any party, and lucky for us, I found this super cute, cheap, and easy idea to brighten up any Easter celebration. Modern Parents Messy Kids has come up with a creative way to use paint and pantone chips as colorful “DIY Egg Garland.” All you need for this easy activity is a hearty collection of paint chips (very easy to pick up at your local home improvement store!), scissor, hole punch, and string! Check out the blog for the DIY details, and enjoy this cute pic tutorial below:

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Our Easter gift baskets make for festive and fun center pieces for your Easter party. Filled with lots of delicious chocolates and treats it will be hard not to touch, but you can incorporate them into the day’s activities as game prizes (see later in the post)! My top picks for the party: The Happy Easter Cuddle Plush Bunny Gift Basket, Flowers of Spring Gift Basket, and the Blooming Spring Sweets Basket. They’ll be extremely excited to win one of these great gift baskets!

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So, Easter is pretty much the one holiday I can get away with eating all the deviled eggs I want without (too much) regret. It’s a holiday staple, but Foodjimoto offers a cute and simple “Doh! Why didn’t I think of that?” way to make them festive. Use the eggs that you color the night before for your deviled eggs! It adds a great pop of color and interest to a regular dish.

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You’ll need some activities during the party to keep it fun, especially if there’s an abundance of young kids with short attention spans!

· Easter Egg Hunt (Duh, Alex!)

· DIY Bunny Ears: Pick up a bunch of $1 head bands, pastel color felt (make sure to pre-cut it in bunny ear shapes), colorful pipe cleaners, glitter and durable fabric glue. Kids can glue the felt to the pipe cleaners so that they can shape the ears, decorate with glitter, and attach to the headbands.

· Pin the Ears on the Bunny: Just like pin the tail on the donkey, but you know…

· Guessing for Prizes: Fill some baskets or jars with M&Ms or foil-wrapped chocolates, let everyone guess the amount of pieces in there and reward the top 3 closest guesses with Easter baskets!

Well, there is more than enough to do here! But if any of you are still looking for more ideas, let’s take it to the comments and help each other out. In the comments section (1-2 paragraphs) let us know what sort of fun Easter activities (for adults or children or both!) you can come up with! FIVE lucky and random winners will receive the Flowers of Spring Gift Basket.

Happy planning!

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St. Patrick’s Day Treats

March 1, 2012
Best of Ghirardelli® Gift Basket St Patricks Day

Welcome back gift basket readers!

So, my weather assumptions were right! I was practically snowed in my house on Friday, a very fair Sunday, and yesterday was the nicest, most Spring-like morning followed by otherworldly winds that I thought were going to make my car tumble over. Apparently I still have a while until I can enjoy a real Spring day. However, five lucky winners won’t have to wait that long to receive their Glorious Gardens gift basket! Congratulations to Cheryl Crain (February 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm), Pamela Hansen (February 23, 2012 at 11:34 pm), Patricia Sauber (February 23, 2012 at 11:36 pm), Paul H. (February 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm), and Melissa (February 27, 2012 at 7:18 am)! Email your information to amariscal@1800flowers.com and I can send out your spring gift baskets!

St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries

St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries $24.99; Product Code:94603

Here we are with another blog post in which I try to talk about upcoming holidays (this week St. Patrick’s Day!), but then completely forget about them and turn to talking about the holiday foods I enjoy more! The only thing I know about St. Patrick’s Day other than it’s the one day for me to get perfectly cooked corn beef and that Chicago dyes the river green, is that I really know nothing about St. Patrick’s Day. Mostly I just enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day festivities and make use of my green wardrobe to avoid being pinched. I read somewhere that in Ireland people wore bunches of shamrocks for tradition and that St. Patrick’s Day was really just a small holiday in Ireland until Irish-American’s decided to celebrate it more widespread after the 1970’s. Well, there was our serving of facts. Now on to the fun stuff!

The Popcorn Factory Shamrock Popcorn Tin

The Popcorn Factory Shamrock Popcorn Tin $24.99; Product Code:94610

Personally, I enjoy at home parties a lot more than going out for festivities (especially St. Patrick’s Day). Although we can’t supply the beverages, we have a lot of great St. Patrick’s Day treats to bring a little charm to your party. Our real chocolate dipped strawberries are already fantastic and delicious, but sometimes holiday themed treats just taste better (probably some psychological thing). Decorated perfectly for St. Patrick’s Day, these chocolate covered strawberries will definitely be a hit with everyone; only the truly lucky will be able to get more than one before they’re all gone! A fun snack that goes great with any and all St. Patrick’s Day “beverages” served is The Popcorn Factory’s Shamrock Green St. Patrick’s Day themed buttered popcorn. Light and fluffy, but packed full with flavor, this popcorn makes the perfect party snack.  Maybe add some green frosted cupcakes or green rice krispy treats to add to the fun. Our sister brand Celebrations is the party expert when it comes to holidays, so be sure to stop by their page here and see how you can make your St. Patrick’s Day one to remember!

Best of Ghirardelli® Gift Basket St Patricks Day

Best of Ghirardelli® Gift Basket $29.99; Product Code:96921

St. Patrick’s Day seems like a great gifting opportunity as well, if you’re looking to send a little luck to good friend or family member. The reason four-leaf clovers are lucky is because the fourth leaf stands for luck. I’m sure that anyone would enjoy receiving a gift wishing them luck with all their day to day goings-on. Our Best of Ghirardelli Gift Basket is a truly tasteful gift, bound to brighten someone’s day. Filled with delicious Ghirardelli chocolates and treats, your loved ones will definitely feel lucky to have someone as sweet as you in their lives that would send them this wonderful gift.

In the comments section (1-2 paragraphs) tell me what fun or delicious St. Patrick’s Day treats you can come up with! FIVE lucky and random winners will win the Ghirardelli Gift Basket.

Good luck!

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Spring Gift Baskets Preview

February 23, 2012
Glorious Garden Sweets Spring Gift Baskets

Welcome back readers!

According to all of your answers in the comments section, I clearly have not been trying enough “exotic” foods (no fried insects for me please, I prefer to think that maybe the food that I’m eating doesn’t already purposely have bug legs in there!) I didn’t think anything could ruin my love of eggs quite like that half developed “delicacy” does…also, fly larva? I need some ginger ale stat! Anyway, we have some winners who will be receiving a tasty gift basket that’s not filled with octopus, tongue, or insects! Congratulations to Ellen B (February 16, 2012 at 7:37 pm), Franklin (February 17, 2012 at 9:34 am), Amanda Vogel (February 17, 2012 at 10:37 am), Matthew Mckay (February 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm), and Tiffany S. February 23, 2012 at 10:17 am! Please send your name and shipping information to me at amariscal@1800flowers.com and I can send out your gift baskets!

Glorious Garden Sweets Spring Gift Baskets

Glorious Garden Sweets Gift Basket $39.99; Product Code:96395

I don’t know if this is unique to the Midwest, but the weather channel informed me that tonight we have a “thundersnow” ready to hit the Chicagoland and suburban areas. For those of you lucky enough to not know what it’s like to live in the crazy weathered world of that Dennis Quaid movie, The Day After Tomorrow, a “thundersnow” is the mixing of a thunderstorm, heavy snow fall of up to 10 inches, and wonderfully strong winds that will ensure an extra 2 hours added to your commute! It will be gloom and doom tonight and probably tomorrow for sure. But by Sunday, I’m almost certain it will feel like middle of Spring. Seeing as I’ve already forgotten what the sun feels like and I’m prepping for my commute home driving at 10 mph, I thought we should take a look at our Spring Preview and dream about what it will be like to not wear a parka outside every day!

Flowering Fields Spring Gift Basket Gift Tower

Flowering Fields Sweets Gift Tower $34.99; Product Code:96392

Spring means floral and pastels, the smell of fresh rain and dew on grass (I’m so close to breaking out into a Sound of Music song and dance right now). I won’t even mind the apparent community of 200 geese that live in the pond in my backyard making noise in the morning! Just looking at the bright colors and flowers on these gift baskets and gift tower is enough to remind me that Spring time is close.

Our Flowering Fields Sweets Gift Tower is bright and bouncy with its orange, yellow, pink, lime green and red colors popping out from a white background. Packed with delicious gourmet foods like Cheryl’s® Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ghirardelli® Dark Chocolate Squares, Harry London® Milk Chocolate Crispy Joys®, and more, the gift tower’s bright colors won’t be the only part of the gift to delight!

Spring Has Sprung Gift Basket

Spring Has Sprung Gift Basket $34.99; Product Code:96391

The Spring Has Sprung gift basket has enough in the title to make me excited for the upcoming months. Inside you’ll find delectable gourmet treats like Harry London® White Confection Pretzels with Pink Drizzle, a Daisy-shaped Sugar Cookie, Spring Pastel Taffy, Eurostyle Biscuits, The Popcorn Factory® Pink Berry Kettle Popcorn and more! Not to be outdone, is our Glorious Garden Sweets Box Gift Basket in similar Spring fashion. This gift basket is filled with the finest sweet and savory treats perfect for a fair Spring day (real or pretend!). Honey Wheat Pretzel Braids, Cheryl’s® Chocolate Chip Cookies, Dragonfly-shaped Sugar Cookie, Assorted Fruit Slices, Spring Pastel Taffy, Robert Rothschild® Chocolate Fudge Pretzel Dip, Tazo® Zen® Green Tea and more can be found in this beautiful Spring gift basket and enjoyed by all!

You can check out a small collection of our early Spring Preview here!

In the comments section (1-2 paragraphs) tell me what you’re most excited for this Spring and we can all hope it comes back really soon together!

Have a great weekend with normal weather!

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Trying New Foods

February 16, 2012
Picnic snacks for two gift basket tote

Welcome Back Readers!

Did everyone have a great Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day for some of you)? I’m not going to lie; I gorged myself on some chocolates and tacos and then promptly wanted to nap for the rest of the week. Let’s hope you all have better self-control when it comes to this gift. Congratulations to Carol (February 11, 2012 at 11:42 am), Maddy (February 13, 2012 at 7:24 pm), Meredith (February 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm), Jessica B. (February 16, 2012 at 7:57 am), and Cindy H. (February 16, 2012 at 10:44 am)! Send your shipping info to amariscal@1800flowers.com and I can send your prize out to you right away!

I don’t know about all of you, but I’m kind of worn out from all the Valentine’s celebrations this month. Today is going to be a somewhat light day, but still with some good information! Another “sort-of” holiday that I like is coming up for me and I really couldn’t be more excited. Chicago’s Annual Restaurant Week kicks off this weekend I plan on trying as many weird dishes and meals that I can handle! I have basically been reading up on menus all week in preparation and trying to figure out where to make reservations. For anyone who is unfamiliar, during Restaurant Week, hundreds of participating restaurants create a special fixed price menu with a selection of appetizers, main course, and dessert dishes to try, usually at a lower cost than normal. It’s a great way to get out of habitual restaurants and go out there to find new things (and food, of course)! So naturally, I love it.

I like to think I’m a pretty adventurous eater when it comes to trying new foods. I think escargot is amazing and I want to incorporate pork belly into every meal that I have, however, I will never touch sea urchin again. It looks and feels like a tongue. (Which by the way, tongue, not that great either).

Picnic snacks for two gift basket tote

Picnic Tote for Two Snacks Gift Basket $79.99; Product Code:94998

Either way, trying new foods can be fun or you can even make a good party out of it! This picnic tote can be a great starter for snacks to lay out for a taste testing party. Packed with honey mustard onion pretzels, lentil chips, Tuscan almonds, garlic and herb pita chips, chili citrus twists, smoked salmon, sesame crackers, cheese spread, chocolates, Chipotle sauce, and more; they would make great additions to new dips, soups, or meats that you want to try. Use the crackers, chips and twists as great scooping or tasters to go with new dishes, and don’t forget to add the Chipotle sauce in your cooking to some chicken or salmon. Make a fun night out of new recipes! Also, the tote is very cute and very reusable for when you’re done. This gift basket also works well as a nice little picnic for two or a great house warming present!

While I continue drooling over menus, tell me in the comments (1-2 paragraphs), what is the weirdest food you’ve ever tried? FIVE of you lucky and random readers will win this picnic snack tote gift basket!

Have a great weekend!

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Healthy New Year!

January 5, 2012
Modesto Valley Fruit & Nut Gift Basket Product Code:96093

Welcome Back Basket Readers!

Modesto Valley Fruit & Nut Gift Basket Product Code:96093

Modesto Valley Fruit & Nut Gift Basket $54.99; Product Code:96093

Hope everyone had a wonderful break, holiday, and New Year! I spent some quality time with my family, friends, and more importantly my bed and Netflix subscription (Joking…kind of). I’m really excited to be starting a fresh year and, in all honesty, to be done with the Great Feasting period otherwise known as the combined months of October, November, and December. (I know, me getting sick of food? It’s like I don’t even know myself!)

Everyone loves food holidays, but after a while, meals just become obligatory and then I spend a whole day holding my sides in pain from too many bread rolls. So I’ve decided that my New Year’s Resolution is to make it through January being a vegetarian and giving up coffee, pop, and extra sweets. It shouldn’t be too hard for me since I don’t eat meat on a daily basis, but it will be a fun challenge and nice way to sort of detox. January is the time to start on our resolutions that will most likely be forgotten by the second week of February, but I might as well try it out anyway! Five days in and it’s really not that bad, of course I still have the rest of the month to go!

I figured for my beginner’s sake and for any of you lovely readers trying to keep your own resolutions, I would make this returning week about our fruit gift baskets and some healthy living and eating tips!

fruit gift baskets You all probably remember from early Fall and Summer when I would not shut up about apples. But apples really all the Superfruit for me. And lucky for all of you, most of our fruit gift baskets come with a healthy supply of delicious apples! All of our fruit gift baskets are very healthy and very fresh. These gourmet gift baskets are filled with mouthwatering fruits straight from the orchard, like Bosc, Comice, and green D’Anjou pears, Fuji and Braeburn apples, ripe oranges, delicious snacks like cheese, flatbread, nuts, and more. It’s a great gourmet gift to send or receive without any food guilt!

Healthy Tips

Drink more water. Water is now your best friend! Drink a glass of water in the morning when you wake up to replenish oxygen to your body overnight. Water flushes out your system and clears out toxins. Water also makes you less tired, gives you more energy, plus it eliminates headaches and aids in hydration. It could also help you eat less when your body is confusing thirst for hunger. Tea is a great alternative for if you’re bored with water.

Start a simple diet change. Slowly incorporate more colors into your food if you’re not used to change in meal plans. Adding bright tomatoes, leafy greens, corn, beets, cabbage, and fresh fruits to your everyday eating will make it easier to transition to a healthier lifestyle. Also eat healthier carbs like wheat and whole grain. A handful of nuts is great for an on- the- go snack and will help build up your protein.

Don’t quarantine certain foods. Putting a mental block on certain foods can be more destructive along the way. When you’re not eating sweets or salty treats you enjoy, your body only wants these items more. Instead, try smaller portions of your favorite treats, and try to slowly take them out of your eating schedule. Smaller serving sizes are a great tip for all around eating. Especially if you’re going out to a restaurant or an outing with friends, try to split items or order smaller plate foods. Wrap up some of your food to go and listen to your body when you think you’re full.

Exercise. (Duh, Alex!) Even if it’s just going for a short walk in the mornings, during your lunch break, or after work, it’s important to get your body moving. I know that all I want to do when I get home from work is curl up in my bed, especially now that it’s winter. But this is prime time for shaping up, before we get to Spring and Summer and feel too defeated to do any real workouts.

Breathe! It sounds silly, but taking some time to literally breathe is more beneficial than you think! DTake some time out to do some deep breathing and replenish oxygen to your blood cells. It doesn’t hurt when it comes to eliminating stress or tension either!

Hope this list leaves all of you as motivated as it’s made me! In the comments section below (1-2 paragraphs) tell me what some of your New Year’s Resolutions are or ways that you like to stay healthy! I’ll be giving away FIVE of our Modesto Valley Fruit & Nut gift baskets to some lucky and random winners next week!

Happy New Year!

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Tis the Season!

December 1, 2011
Regal Drum Christmas Gift Tower Harry London Chocolates

Welcome Back!

Did everyone survive Black Friday and Cyber Monday? I need my readers safe and in tact! I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday and ate until you couldn’t tell the difference between any of the foods you were eating anymore (that may have just been me). It’s December 1st, so now I can finally talk about the Holidays without a twinge of guilt for infringing on any other holiday’s placement!

Festive Red Holiday Sleigh Gift Basket

Festive Red Holiday Sleigh Gift Basket $59.99; Product Code:96633

I know I say I love every holiday already, but guys, I really love the Christmas and the Holiday season. I love Christmas songs, especially if they’re sung by horribly dressed band boys of the 90s or Mariah Carey. I love Christmas shopping and trying to find the perfect gift. I love Christmas parties with cookies or cake. I love the new Christmas menu at Starbucks. I love having a valid excuse to drink copious amounts of hot cocoa with mini marshmallows. I’ll probably be answering my phone as “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” and then watching every Christmas special on TV. I’ll definitely end up watching the full marathon of A Christmas Story on TBS, after I’ve sat through an almost annoying amount of viewings for Home Alone 1 & 2, Charlie Brown, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Muppet’s Christmas Carol, Gremlins, Love Actually, Babes in Toyland (most likely the horrendously hilarious remake with Keanu Reeves), a good classic like It’s A Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street, am I leaving anything else out? (Scrooged was already on this week, so that’s only one movie out of a million left for me…) Oh! And sledding, ice skating, volunteering, and donations! Just finishing my mental check list for this month 

Of course, I have to prioritize, so insane list of Christmas activities will have to wait for a second. This first week is all about Christmas decorations for me. I’ll be getting out the snowman cookie jar, red table mats, my sad little table sized Peanut’s Christmas tree, an unnecessary amount of lights, and of course I’m sure I’ll be finding tinsel on me for the next 3 weeks. Our Holiday gifts section will probably come into play at my house, seeing as our gift baskets are both food and cute holiday decorations all rolled into one (bow tied) package!

Regal Drum Christmas Gift Tower Harry London Chocolates

Regal Drum Gift Tower $39.99; Product Code:94801

I know my mom is going to like the Regal Drum Gift Tower, filled with Harry London® chocolate treats inside. An 1800Baskets.com Exclusive, this charming and festive gift set is perfect for quick decoration with yummy gifts inside, like milk chocolate covered pretzels, mint chocolates, chocolate covered grahams, and more! We also have the beautiful Festive Red Holiday Sleigh Gift Basket, a holiday must-have of chocolates, pretzels, snacks, and sweets all delivered in a solid sleigh basket!

I have a few hours of shopping in Target and Pier 1 ahead of me, so in the comments section (1-2 paragraphs) tell me some of your Holiday decorations or things you’re excited for! You can even quote your favorite holiday movies to me and I’ll be happy! FIVE lucky winners will receive the Regal Drum Gift Tower!

Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Preview (Shh..don’t tell Thanksgiving)

November 17, 2011
Sweet Treats Mug & Cocoa Gift Basket

Hello Readers!

Lots to cover today, so I’ll just jump right in! Congratulations to Carolyn (posted at November 13, 2011 at 8:50 am), Beth (posted at November 10, 2011 at 6:11 pm), Terrance (posted at November 16, 2011 at 10:19 am), Frank N.F.L. (posted at November 16, 2011 at 10:20 am), and Ann (posted at November 17, 2011 at 8:42 am)! Email your full names, address, and information to me at amariscal@1800flowers.com and I’ll send out your festive cornucopia gift basket!

Sweet Treats Mug & Cocoa Gift Basket

Sweet Treats Mug & Cocoa Gift Basket $34.99; Product Code:94880

Now I know I’ve been on and on about not forgetting Thanksgiving (which I haven’t!) and I said I wasn’t even going to think about Christmas until December hits, but I’ve got a blog to write and I’m trying to not think about food too much before Thanksgiving so I can prepare myself for an early turkey-induced coma. So what I’m about to write about might be a big “huh?” But I do want to share some of our really great Holiday gift baskets with you all! (Plus, who could say no to the holidays? Sorry Thanksgiving, you’re cool and all, but I like listening to “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on repeat too many times).

On with the show! First up we have a 1800Baskets.com exclusive Holiday gift, the Sweet Treats Mug & Cocoa Gift Basket. Outside is getting alarmingly too crisp for me and I’ve already picked out a nice comfy pair of slippers to wear while I’m preparing myself a yummy mug of hot cocoa! In the Sweet Treats gift basket you’ll receive two solid, red ceramic mugs perfect for the holiday season, chocolate truffle cocoa, mini marshmallows (the kid in me is screaming with joy!), Fannie May® Dark Chocolate Squares, cookies, and more! Such a cute gift for a Secret Santa, office coworker, family member, friend, or (like I’ll be doing) a nice treat for yourself! Highly recommend this cold day companion since winter is coming (who do I think I am? Game of Thrones? I miss that show…)

Santa's Holiday Delivery Truck Gift Basket

Santa's Holiday Delivery Truck Gift Basket $79.99; Product Code:94842

If you’re in need of a cute holiday gift that could also double as adorable decorations, this next one is the perfect gift (and it comes with a video!) The Santa’s Holiday Delivery Truck Gift Basket is overflowing with tons of great snacks and dessert treats for everyone to enjoy and boasts a super cute container as well. Don’t take my word for it (though you really should by now), watch our video we made for it!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebrations and be safe, eat lots of food, have fun with your families and friends! And in the comments section (1-2 paragraphs) let me know what you’re most excited for this Holiday season! I’ll choose FIVE winners on Wednesday November 23 to win our Sweet Treats Mug & Cocoa Gift Basket!

Comment on!

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Gift Basket Party. 3 prizes!

January 14, 2011
Valentine’s Day Here’s My Heart Sweets Box

Valentine’s Day Here’s My Heart Sweets Box

Hi Everyone! So we know that a lot of people (guys in particular) begin to think about to what to get that special someone just about a week or two before Valentine’s Day. But here at 1800Baskets.com, we wanted to get your feedback on one specific Valentine’s Day gift basket from our 2011 Valentine’s Day Collection. That specific gift basket is the Valentine’s Day Here’s My Heart Sweets Box (pictured to your left).

In about a paragraph or two,  let us know not only what you think about this specific gift basket, but also who do you feel it’s appropriate for. Also, how do you feel different age groups would react to receiving this specific Valentine’s gift basket. Is it a gift basket for a much younger person or would it be great for a young niece as well as a girlfriend/spouse/mother. We value your feedback so much as you might have noticed in our previous comments and posts. 🙂 We feel listening (really listening) to our customers is the best way to create great gift baskets our customers will love. 

We will pick 3 random winners!

Winner Status:

Suprise “1st Poster” Winner:  Nancy Hillegeist (Post on January 14, 2011 at 10:00 am)

Winner #1:  Tamaar B. (Post on January 17, 2011 at 11:52 pm)

Winner #2: Sofia Tate (Post on January 14, 2011 at 10:18 am)

Winner #3: Kimberly Staton (Post on January 17, 2011 at 12:23 pm)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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1800Baskets.com BLOG for a chance TO WIN sweepstakes!

December 15, 2010
1800Baskets.com 2010 Catalog
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Welcome to the 1800Baskets.com BLOG for a chance TO WIN sweepstakes!

 

You could win a gift basket for yourself and one for a friend (each basket valued at $89.99)!

 

Just view our online catalog by clicking on the catalog pictured to your left (or find it at the bottom of the 1800Baskets.com homepage) and tell us about your favorite gift basket featured in our online holiday catalog and why it’s your favorite! Who would it be perfect for and why?

 
5 Winners! Blog Early! Blog Often!

(Click on “Comments” below to submit your comments)

Feel free to share this post with your friends & family – the more the merrier!

Winner Status:

Winner #1) Jen (Post #29 – December 16, 2010 at 8:14 pm) 
Winner #2) Claudia M. (Post #39 – December 17, 2010 at 9:25 am)
Winner #3) Sarah Sandoval (Post #49 – December 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm)
Winner #4) Zanvia (Post #54 – December 17, 2010 at 9:47 pm)
Winner #5) Andra Marino (Post #66 December 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm)

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Gift Baskets, Thank You Gifts

Our Weekly Email (10/05) – Tell us what you think. (3 winners)

October 6, 2010
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Gift Baskets for Every Occasion

Hi. We send out a weekly 1800Baskets.com email every Tuesday. We were thinking about how to turn that into a fun contest as well.  So how about this. After the email goes out each week (typically on Tuesdays), we’ll make a FB post and provide a link to the blog. On the blog, you tell us what you like and what you don’t about the weekly email. We’ll pick a few winners – again this week it’s 3 (wo hoo!) – and the winner gets one of the products featured in the email.

 

So for your feeback you post below, try and make it about a paragraph and please tell us BOTH the positive and the negative aspects of the email. As many of you know, we think feedback is vital, so that’s why we don’t shy away from asking for negative feedback. 

And as always, we want to let you know, we print out EACH AND EVERY COMMENT with your name next to it. We then bring the printed comments into our Design Room and discuss them.

In case you did not receive the email, please add 1800Baskets@email.1800baskets.com as a contact in your address book. If that doesn’t work, we have a backup for you. Click the link below!

View the Email 

Current Party Status: 

Winner #1)  Sidney Cook (October 8, 2010 at 7:35 pm)

Winner #2) Pamela Hansen (October 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm)

Winner #3) Herbert M (October 6, 2010 at 12:20 pm)

If anybody’s searching, here’s an active coupon code: BSKTS15FB (15% off your entire order).