Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Gourmet Gift Baskets Review & Giveaway

Gourmet Gift Baskets is an Internet based company speciailizing in gift baskets of all sizes, price, and contents. Their selection includes everything from organic food baskets to new baby bath baskets and range in price from $29.99 to $299.99. They even offer plants and flowers!

I love making my own gift baskets for Christmas presents, and often do it for wedding and baby shower gifts as well. The great thing about gift baskets is that it's more than one item, so the recipient is going to feel like they're getting "a lot," and there's also a greater chance that they'll really enjoy something within the contents since there's more to choose from! The thing that struck me about the pre-made baskets that Gourmet Gift Baskets does is that they're perfect for family and friends that live far away. They're designed to withstand being shipped from place to place, so you won't have to worry about things looking nice or staying un-spoiled during travel.

Check out the gift basekt they sent me to review:


My Thoughts:
The basket came wrapped in plastic, so everything stayed in its place without a problem. To my enjoyment, I also found that when I took the plastic off, everything still stayed in place--which is great if you want to give someone a gift basket NOT wrapped in plastic! Things were arranged aesthetically in the basket, though I think it'd be nicer if the company did a little more to the box's inside to make it look nicer (a card or some tissue paper would be a great addition).

The chocolates are both handmade, and I thought tasted great and unique at the same time--there's chocolate covered dried cherries and hand-dipped nuts that are assorted, so you don't know what you're getting until you bite in! My husband, though, is a chocoholic and doesn't actually care for either box of chocolates. His favorite chocolate is Dove, so I'm guessing these chocolates were a little too exotic for him. Try it for yourself and decide! On another food note, I love that the sparking cider is organic. :-)

Also included is a Cupid Teddy Bear, which is deliciously soft to the touch! It's a First & Main product, and I know about that company because I used to buy from them wholesale and then wax-dip the animals and sell them. First & Main produces some really cute and cuddly stuffed animals, all in the mid range of quality and price. So while this Cupid bear isn't the same caliber as a Boyd's Bear, it's still going to hold up for a while.

The only things I would change about the basket would be the extra packaging in the basket (everything sits on TOP of the basket and stuffing so as to look nicer...but then you're left with a lot of stuffing-stuff!), skip the candy hearts (I don't think they're really on the same level as organic cider and hand dipped chocolates--maybe include some gourmet cookies instead?), and lower the price $5.

Buy It!
Would I buy from these guys if I was going to buy a gift basket? Yes! They have so much to choose from, it's convenient, and you really can find something for everyone. So if you're wondering what fabulous thing to buy for your lovebug this Valentine's Day, check out http://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com/!

Win It!
Gourmet Gift Baskets is giving one of my readers their own Cupid Valentine’s day basket to enjoy!  Since it is Valentine's Day, all you have to do is tell me why you want to win this below. You must include an email address and separate comment for each entry. Contest will end 2/15/10 at 11:59, EST. Contest Extended until 2/22/10--be sure to grab an extra entry by becoming a Facebook fan of Gourmet Gift Baskets!


Extra Entries:
- Visit http://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com/ and find something interesting from their site to tell me that's not in this review and that no one else has commented on yet.

- Become a Facebook fan of Gourmet Gift Baskets! (2 entries)

- Enter my other active contests (1 entry per contest)

- Become a Facebook fan of Life More Simply! (2 entries)

•Follow Life More Simply via Google Friend Connect

•Subscribe to Life More Simply

•Tweet about this contest (1x/day)

•Grab my regular button

•Spread the word about this contest (leave the link below)--can be anything! Facebook, message boards, emailing friends...



Review is based on free product sample provided by Gourmet Gift Baskets. No other compensation was received.

150 comments:

  1. I want to win this because I also like putting together my own gift baskets to give to others and I would love to finally get to be the recipient of one!

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  3. I'd love to win this for my Mamaw. :)

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  4. because my husband is a not big believer in Valentines Day

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  11. I'd love to win this because I love gift baskets!

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  15. Well, after 13 years of marriage I am divorced - It's okay but I am fairly certain I won't be receiving anything for Valentine's Day this year!

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  16. my anniversary is coming up and I'd love to give something like this to my husband

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  28. Normally I would say for myself..but I am not going to be selfish. We just got hit with 2 blizzards here in PA in 6 days. I would love a gift basket for my hubby to take into work and share with his 3 secretary's who put in 32 hours of OT this past week running the office so he could go out and plow the city.

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  37. I would love to win this because this gift assortment would be such a special treat for each member of my family. Thanks!

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  46. I'd love to win this to share with my valentine, my husband. I'm notorious for getting less that great Valentine's gifts. I'm ready to be a winner with him :)

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  47. I'd love to have the Cooking With Barefoot Contessa Gift Basket!

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  54. I would love to win this because this year I have no one special to spend my Valentines with that will spoil me on this day. This would allow me to feel a bit spoiled if I was lucky enough to win!


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  60. I found the Champagne & Truffles Gift Basket to be interesting and a very pretty basket



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  77. I want to win this because my kids would freak out if we got something like this in the mail.

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  87. I would like to win so I could share with my family.

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  98. I entered to win my own Yoplait Smoothie and a Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender

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  101. I want to win this because I've never received a gift basket before but I've always wanted to! :)

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  102. I'm a facebook fan of Gourmet Gift Baskets (Carrie Booth Schmidt) -- entry #1

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  105. I want to win this because I didn't get any Valentines much less a Valentine present!

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  107. I'd like to try the choc. and my child would love the bear

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  111. I would love to win this for my hubby he loves chocolate and so do I so we can share lol

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  112. On August 15th, 2009, GourmetGiftBaskets.com broke the Guinness Book of World Records record for the World’s Largest Cupcake

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  120. I would love to win because I have a definite sweet tooth!

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  127. I want to win to try the chocolates and CIder :)

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  129. Like you I make up gift baskets a lot for gifts. It would be nice to get one for me!!

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  130. I learned that GourmetGiftBaskets.com SMASHED The Current Guinness World Record for The Largest Cupcake on August 15th, 2009 in Detroit!

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