Aug 042011
 
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I love gift baskets.

I love receiving them, I love giving them, I even enjoy putting together that perfect basket on occasion.  I very vividly recall what is probably the best gift basket I ever had.  It was during my senior year of high school, when I went to Walt Disney World with my math class.  My family is all well aware of what a “Disney freak” I am and so my Mom wanted to do something special for us.  She also knew that one of the people sharing my room was a friend who had never been to Disney (hadn’t even been out of state, if I remember correctly), so she wanted to start us off right.
So when we got checked into our room we discovered this huge refrigerated bag (printed with Mickey & friends) filled with all kinds of snacks and drinks and other goodies.  It couldn’t have been a more perfect way to sprinkle our trip with pixie dust.  Funny how a basket of food can get four girls all excited.

Gift Basket & Delivery Box
Putting a gift basket together can be just as fun.  But there are times when you want to do something special for someone but need something faster and easier while still looking great and showing some thought.  GourmetGiftBasket.com can help you with that.
GourmetGiftBaskets.com just sent us this Classic Snack Gift Basket to check out.  I have to say, it was awesome.  My husband loved it because there were so many items that contained nuts and he loves every kind of nut there is.  Just seeing the box it was delivered in was enough to get everyone excited.  The box was printed with their logo and colors.
Once we opened it we were even more excited.  The basket was tied up in a festive raffia bow and came with a personalized gift card.  And while I appreciate a nice bow and packaging I didn’t get to appreciate them for long; everyone wanted to hurry and try all the yumminess it contained!  There were:
  • Dipping pretzels:  These were great; even my husband who says he’s not a big “pretzel person” liked them.
  • Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip:  I loved this stuff.  It definitely has a little kick to it, which I enjoyed.
  • Key Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies:  These were by far my favorite product.  Kind of a shortbread/butter cookie with a touch of key lime taste and white chocolate chip chunks mixed in.  SO good (and addictive!).
  • Almond Pecan-dy Crunch:  Toffee-covered popcorn, whole almonds and pecans.  Quite tasty.
  • Petite Cheese Biscuits:  Nice cheesy little bites of goodness.
  • Metropolitan Trail Mix:  Everyone in the family loved sampling this.  I loved the dried pineapple, especially.
  • Buttered Peanut Crunch:  I didn’t get to try these because hubby commandeered them and they disappeared.  Guess that should tell you that they were good!
  • Peanut roll:  Another thing that hubby snatched and disappeared with.  He said it was pretty good.
  • Snack mix:  This appears to have been replaced by peanuts in he current basket.  They’re by the same company so I would guess they are also tasty.
You know how sometimes you get a gift basket or sampler and there are a few things that you’re, like, “eh”? Definitely not the case with these.  There honestly wasn’t one thing that at least one of us loved.  Everything from the delivery time (a couple of days) to the packaging (everything arrived intact) to the product itself was above expectations.  And the basket the goodies came in is now being used to corral all the things that used to get tossed on the end of our counter (keys, etc.).
Snack Gift Basket from GourmetGiftBaskets.com
My brother has been asking for suggestions on what to get his groomsmen as thank-you gifts for participating in the wedding.  I could definitely see suggesting this basket to him as their gift.  Or even this golf-themed “Hitting the Range” basket (love the cute ball-bucket they use as the basket!) as they’re all avid golfers.

Then I started thinking that these would make great care packages for A1 while she’s at college this year.  I was pleased to find they have an entire section on their site just for college care packages!  The Exam Cram Care Package (the included ramen is a nice “college-y” touch) and the Junk Food Care Package (she loves Easy Mac) are my two faves.
I was surprised to learn that GourmetGiftBaskets.com started back in 1940!   That’s a testament to their great products and service.  But if for some reason you’re not 100% happy, they do have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  They’ll make it right or refund your money.

Where to Buy
The Snack Gift Basket sells for $59.99.  You can purchase it (or any other product) online from GourmetGiftBaskets.com or you can place your order over the phone by calling 1-866-842-1050.

Want to Win?
Snack Gift Basket from GourmetGiftBaskets.com
GourmetGiftBaskets.com is giving away a Snack Gift Basket (like the one pictured above) to one lucky Shopping for Savings reader!  Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  (Please note: Rafflecopter sometimes takes an extra moment to load.  If you don’t see it right away, please give it just a moment.)



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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  13 Responses to “GourmetGiftBaskets.com Review & Giveaway!”

  1. I'd love to send a basket to my Mom…I miss her so much.

  2. This made me a little teary! My Mom lives over 1000 miles away and I see her less than once a year. Thank you for sharing whom you would send one to :)

  3. I would love to get the Red Wine & Dark Chocolate Gift Basket™

  4. I would love to send a gift basket my sister. She just came out of a 5 year relationship and had to redo her whole life. She would deserve something special.

  5. If we are supposed to answer here, I just want to make sure I do it right :) There are so many people that come to mind to send baskets too. My mom – a tea one, my sister – the gardening one and my hubs the golf one!

  6. WOW i love a lot of these baskets the are so nice. I would love to get the Ultimate Pampered Dog Gift Basket™ To send it to my mom and sister who both have dogs they would share the basket because they live in the same house because my sister has brain cancer and is getting through the treatments and stuff at my moms. I would most likely get a basket for my sister a special one :) thank you i love the site and i have bookmarked it for me to go back and check it out and maybe order.

  7. I love the Ultimate Coffee and Chocolates Gift Basket.

  8. I love the An Evening Of Indulgence Gift Basket

  9. I would send it to my mom because she is having a hard time health-wise and I want to spoil her as much as I can. She deserves it!

  10. i would love to send one to my girlfriend who's getting married or my other girlfriend who is pregnant with her first
    hockandroll@optonline.net

  11. Ultimate Coffee and Chocolates Gift Basket to my best online friend Robin. She's been hit hard by the economy and is both a coffee & chocolate lover. This would be the perfect pick-me-up. Actually, I could use one myself. :)

  12. That was difficult but I'm going to go with Wild Horse Trio – Wine Gift Basket.

    jandplee@att.net

  13. I would want to send it here to my wonderful Husband & 2 daughters who have taken care of everything for me for the last 2 months while I have recovered from emergency surgery :)

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