Monday, December 4, 2017

Make Your Guests Welcome with Specialty Baskets

Holiday season is upon us, and that means having company both local and otherwise. If you expect to play host to out-of-town guests, you are going to want to have accommodations that will both comfort and delight them, and what better way to welcome your guests than with a charming gift basket?

As you know, I am an avid supporter of Melissa's Produce, their gift baskets among my most favorite things. They have a wide variety that you can check out here, or you can take my advice and try one of the offerings below.

I don't think I would feel any welcomer than if I walked into a guestroom in someone's home to be greeted with a wonderful basket.

Frequently there are time changes involved, hosts’ habits, different schedules, etc., and it can be tricky getting fed at the time that you may be accustomed to. If you have a nice wine and cheese basket, you can nibble when it suits you, and not bother your hosts.
This welcoming Le Cellier du Chateau includes an exquisite 750 ml. bottle of 2010 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, 4 lbs. of the season’s best tasting Butterscotch Pears, a bottle stopper, a cloth bag filled with a 10 oz. medley of nuts and nut cracker, and a box of crackers pairing perfectly with a wedge of Smoked Gouda Cheese. 
Invite your guests to relax with a Blissful Bubbles Basket featuring the delicate bubbles of 2013 Schramsberg Sparkling Wine, Blanc de Blanc (white from white), made from a light and delicious Chardonnay that is the counterpart to the Blanc de Noirs (white from black).
Is your guest a snacker? If so, he or she will love the Fresh & Dried Organics Basket. A delicious combination of fresh and dried Organic fruits is contained in this lovely hand-woven basket, carefully wrapped with cellophane and finished with a colorful ribbon. 
 If you like to be greeted with a citrus eye-opener in the morning, then you might consider this basket. Bursting with color, Melissa’s Citrus Crate is packed with the season's best-tasting citrus fruits. Each fruit has been hand selected to be included in this assortment. Subject to seasonal availability, the crate includes Blood Oranges, Pink Grapefruit, Meyer Lemons, Tangerines, Navel Oranges, Key Limes, and Kumquats. Ranging from tart to sweet, all varieties are full of wonderful tangy flavor that are characteristic of Melissa’s premium fresh citrus fruits. I so like the idea of having a basket of fresh fruit within reach of the bed that I may just consider getting one of these all for my very own.
Because travel can sometimes play havoc with the old digestive system, the Apple Lovers Hamper, full of fiber and antioxidants, will be a most welcome sight! Melissa’s Apple Lover’s Hamper is a beautiful gift of farm fresh, seasonal apples. In order to ensure optimum flavor, apples are picked at the peak of ripeness and carefully placed in an attractive, reusable hamper basket. All will appreciate these sweet, juicy, and fragrant apples.

Keep these in mind for the holiday season. Nothing will be more appreciated!

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