Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What You See Is What You Get!

Ever wonder how that gift basket looked when it arrived at the recipient's house? You spend all that time searching for the perfect, sometimes costly basket, only to find that it wasn't exactly picture perfect after shipping. I have given and received many baskets. Never before have I received a completely intact basket. Usually something fell out or shifted, bows were crumpled or smashed, and on one occasion the "arrangement" was a jumbled mess. If you are sending something, you want to make sure the recipient is happy with the gift, not wondering how they will tell you not to order from that particular company again! The image above is a photo of one of the amazing creations pulled straight from the pages of my favorite gift basket site. Below are photos of actual baskets/gifts sent to me from this site, and these gifts were pulled straight from the box. I did not fluff or straighten, nor did I rearrange or shift. These gifts look almost identical to the professional images on the website. What you see is what you get!
Bon Vivant Baskets has a large variety of gifts for almost every occasion. If they don't have what you are looking for, they'll make it. Just in case you are curious, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, a bon vi-vant [bon vee-vahnt] is a person with refined taste, especially one who enjoys superb food and drink. But don't worry, if your taste isn't too refined, you will still appreciate these artistically created gifts that will warm the hearts of those you love and care about! What surprised me the most was the cost! Have you ever put a gift basket together? I have. Lots of them. In fact, I put baskets together last Christmas for many of our friends. They were filled with home baked goods (I love to bake!) but after tallying my total cost, I was overwhelmed! All the work, all the ingredients, and of course the baskets add up! I could have spent less, picked out something beautiful, and saved so much time. Time is something I don't have enough of lately! I gave these gifts a critical look. Most gift baskets that I have purchased have lots of inexpensive fillers and very few main attractions. Not these. Every side has a wow. My gifts were filled with high quality treats, not disappointing distractions that keep you from wondering where your money went. The Black Cat Halloween Gift Box - Halloween Treats Gift Basket pictured below is only $9.99, and the Yummy Mummy Potion, pictured above is only $37.99!
Organic, Gluten Free, Healthy, Gourmet, Sugar Free, Low Sodium, and my favorite, sinfully delicious (yes I made that one up!) are available options at Bon Vivant Baskets. The baskets are made to order using fresh products, and the packaging is environmentally friendly. The packaging is made from recycled or biodegradable materials and all gifts are shipped with extreme care and creativity! Yes, there is an art to shipping and I realized this as soon as I opened the box! Spend as little (the Happy Birthday Bouquet pictured below is only $12.99!) or as much as you like. They have something for every budget! Visit their site, and join them on Facebook for monthly drawings for beautiful gifts! Check back often. I have a lot to say about this amazing company!!!

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