Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Holiday Baskets make the perfect gift!

My mother used to start her Christmas shopping in June. She loved to do it, and would spend a lot of time shopping and looking and shopping some more in order to get the best, most appropriate, and thoughtful gifts for everyone. Me?  I start my shopping in November and, unlike my mother, I'm not a particular shopping fan, so I do a lot of mine on the Internet. I also tend to opt for a family gift rather than small items for each person who, these days, pretty much seems to have everything. A great place for this type of shopping is melissas.com. You read that right, Melissa's Produce, the people who bring the absolute best in organic produce to you via your local market. 

Melissa's has an extensive line of gift baskets in all price ranges and to suit absolutely everyone from the
oenophile to the gourmet to the junior chef. Want a gift of healthy snacks for the big game?  Melissa’s has you covered. Does winter weather have you longing for some remote tropical locale?  They can help with that as well with this Exotic Tropical Fruit basket. Imagine giving a gift that is at the same time nutritious, delicious, educational, and fun to boot. Imagine giving a gift that will bring joy and good health to people. Other than Legos (and the health aspect here is questionable), can you think of anything else that can fill such a large bill? Nope, me neither.

 My favorite is the Grande Medley. A variety of cuisines can be made from this fabulous assortment. Here is a listing of some of the items contained in this sturdy, reusable basket (if the item is highlighted, clink on it and it will take you to a recipe that employs its use):
Raspberry Dessert Sauce
Sun Dried Roma Tomato Pesto
Peeled Baby Red Beets
Organic Grinder Italian
Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Dried Ancho Chiles
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Roasted Sweet Corn
Dried Shiitake Mushrooms
Crystallized Ginger
Tamale Kit
Soy Nuts
Basmati Rice with Wild Rice Pilaf
Dried Strawberries
Dried Mango
Dried Bing Cherries
Dried Cranberries

All of this and a basket that you will use again and again. What other gift can provide such a diverse and healthful experience?
I highly recommend the Grande Medley gift basket. Give it as a gift, or treat your most deserving self. For other gift basket options look here, and start shopping!
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Disclaimer:  I was provided with this gift basket from Melissa’s Produce in exchange for a review.


Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

Those look right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!!

Alycia Nichols said...

OK, so I threw up in my mouth a little when I read that you don't particularly care to shop! :-) Oh, my goodness...shopping to me is like baseball, hotdogs, and Mom's apple pie!!! What's not to like??!?!??!! You're out there on the hunt, everything dazzles around you, music drones on in the background, the smells in the perfume and candle aisles assault you...it's a battleground I love!!! :-)

I used to do baskets for people. Like you, I like the idea of giving family gifts of useful items. It's so hard to shop for most individuals anymore. The products at Melissa's look like they would be an all-round people pleaser!!! (Except for the beets. I will not eat beets under any circumstances!) :-)

Happy Thanksgiving, Pattie, and happy Internet shopping!!!

Babs said...

I love to give...and receive gift baskets, and yours look amazing...with so many great items. Thanks so much for the great suggestions.