Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Holiday Gift Ideas for Loved Ones Who Live Far Away

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Once again, the Christmas season is right around the corner. As usual, it has arrived sooner than you thought it would. Instead of burying your head in the sand until the last minute, start planning now how you will deal with your gift giving obligations. Even though it may feel like just yesterday you were planning your Fourth of July barbecue, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will be here before you know it.

Many families find their holidays especially stressful because their loved ones live far away. Perhaps you have children in school who are too busy to make it home for the season. Perhaps family members have moved away and started their own families, making it difficult for them to lug the kids and spouse thousands of miles. While you may not be able to spend time with them on the big day, you can still include them in your celebration. A great way to do this is by sending them a thoughtful, creative gift. I found a good article with tips to avoid the stress of holiday gift giving.

There are still a number of options for long distance presents. A variety of items that are local to you may be a special treat for those living far away. These may be comforts of home, or they may be a taste of things they have never experienced before. Foods with local flavor like spices, candies, and meats make great presents and allow people all over the country to enjoy unfamiliar tastes. Hockey Gift Baskets are often popular with sports fans.

The holiday season is an opportunity to spend time with family and loved ones. If someone special cannot make the trip to your home for the holiday season, let them know you care with a thoughtful holiday gift. Just because they are not close does not mean you cannot share the spirit of the season with them. They will be surprised and comfort by your thoughtfulness, even if they are far away. Receiving a Christmas Gift Basket is sure to make anyone smile.

Golf-themed Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Golf season is upon us and boy does it feel great. Golf is sport that is relaxing but at the same time you get some exercise. Every time the girls are getting together for something guess where you can find the boys, you got it on the golf course. We offer a few golf items that are unique and fun for a golf Father’s Day gift. Send your favorite guy off to an afternoon of golf with a cup of Golfer’s Java from Chicago Coffee Roastery. When he returns serve him our Hole-in-one pasta from The Pasta Shoppe. Everyone will get a kick out of that, especially if he did get a hole-in-one. The Pasta Shoppe also offers some golf designer cookies that will be a fun little treat after dinner. Get out there and enjoy the day.

Easter Gift Baskets and Springtime Fun

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Spring is one of the best times of year. Even if you love the first snowfall in November, or the fall leaves in mid-October, spring is time of nenewal. Extra sunshine brightens all of our lives and May flowers are just around the corner. Easter is a holiday in spring that affords everone an opportunity to share and celebrate with loved ones and special friends. Easter gift baskets essentially make themselves – the holiday already celebrates collecting chocolate eggs in a basket! For great information on celebrating Easter with family, check out this Easter gift baskets article!

Gift Ideas for Easter

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Easter is one of those special holidays that allows people an opportunity to be creative in their gift giving…as long as there’s chocolate! Chocolate eggs and bunnies must be used!  These are two staple products in any Easter gift basket. Fortunately, Easter is in April so the weather is not a deterrent to sending chocolate across Canada. Other gift basket ideas for Easter would include beautiful plush bunnies, lambs or ducks and pastel colour items that ring of spring.

Valentine’s Day Gifts

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

It is just around the corner, and I’m sure hints are being given by a loved one…someone, somewhere is leaving newspaper clippings with ideas, or verbal hints how great a day at the spa might be. But not everyone is near to their dear ones. Some people are out of country or not able to be there in person to share in the celebration. This is the time when Valentine’s Day flowers just won’t do. It’s a time when the gift has to pop. It has to convey just the right message to ensure that the best sentiment is shared. A beautiful Valentine’s Day gift basket must be selected with care.  A loved one’s opinion rides in the balance!

Extreme Gift Ideas for Toronto Delivery

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Often times, there are recipients you just can spare any expense. You have to give them the best of the best. They are an essential component of your business success and giving them something that truly stands out is required. One such gift idea is the Peace on Earth christmas gift basket.  This gift ships in an oversized box.  Shipped in the GTA, this gift will require two strong able bodied men to carry it.  The FedEx driver might make them take it off the truck themselves. Another Toronto holiday gift is the Santa Baby basket. This gift is just as extravagant as the aforementioned one, yet has a discerning look and elegance. It’s important to remember that sometimes you have to go to extremes to please certain people.

Christmas Gifts in Toronto

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

This holiday season, the wow factor must be maintained while providing value due to the great economic stress. Although that is always a consideration, it is especially important now. When we ship Christmas gifts in Toronto, we make sure that shipping costs are kept at a minimum. Our close proximity to Toronto allows us to offer best rates to the GTA. Holiday Baskets in Toronto can be considered our specialty. Although we ship to all cities and provinces across Canada, the volume of delivery to Toronto affords us great knowledge of the market and region.

Lazy Hazy Days of Summer…

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Now that July is upon us, we hear the sounds of children playing in our neighbourhoods all day long rather than just in the evenings. It reminds me of my childhood and what I looked forward to all year long….the summer holidays. I was a pretty good student, and for the most part enjoyed school, however, there was nothing like having it done with for the year and to be able to do whatever we wanted during the day without worry of any unfinished homework or an impending test. This was what we thought was freedom back then, if only for two months. I was surfing the web the other day looking for material on holidays when I found this holiday page on Wikipedia. It has explanations of the word holiday and vacation, from their Etymology to their Religious meanings. The website also talks about employment issues and the types of holidays that there are. The summer holidays were my favourite as a child, but if I remember correctly, they were over before you knew it. Speaking of that, I’m sure in the next few weeks, you’ll start to see back-to-school ads in the local papers. Tell your kids to enjoy it while they can.