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The Holiday Shopping Guide: Your Month-to-Month Shopping Helper

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Prices are moving on the up and up and if you’re looking to save money, now is the time to start planning your holiday shopping strategy. Remember – you can’t hold off the holiday season just because you need to save more money to spend on your gift budget. If you really want to get gifts for everyone without breaking the bank, it’s time to start planning and shopping now. Here are a few tips from on how to save this holiday season without having to participate in the usual holiday rush.

September: Planning is Everything
During the month of September, use some extra time researching gift ideas for different friends and family members. Make a quick list of who exactly you need to buy for and a few traits for gifts that they may like. Then, head to your computer and start searching. Browse around online and get an idea of what gifts may be perfect for someone on your list and about how much they cost. With a rough idea of price, you should be easily able to plan out exactly how much money you need to set aside for this year’s gifting season. Also, don’t forget to stop by and check out our selection of Holiday Gift Baskets. Who knows? You might just be able to get all of your shopping this year done at 🙂

October: Lock in Those Gift Ideas
Now is the time to get serious about gifting. During the month of October, you’ll work to prevent any expensive impulse buys by finalizing your gift ideas for friends and loved ones. Also by this time, you should have quite a bit of your holiday shopping budget saved up so that once December rolls around, you’ll be well prepared for spending. By the end of October, you should also look for the best prices on some of your gift ideas. Finally, start making some purchases that you are absolutely sure you want to make. If you saw something that you love or that you know someone special will appreciate, get it now before it sells out!

November: Start Buying!
Okay, now is the time to start buying. During the month of November, it’ll be best for you to find the best price and get that purchase completed so that you’ll have plenty of time to relax between now and the holiday season. Shop along the lines of your budget and that list you made back in September, but also make some room for last minute purchases. Leave a good amount of cash set aside for last minute gifts so that you won’t be caught in the holiday rush if you do need to get something extra. Also, it may not be a bad idea to have some last minute gift ideas prepared so that it’ll be easy to order once you know that you need them. Don’t forget to check out between now and November for some great Holiday Gift Baskets for everyone on your shopping list!
December: Don’t Forget the Last Minute Gifts!
Remember those last minute gifts? Well, December is the month to get them! At, we have a great selection of Last Minute Holiday Gift Baskets that are perfect for giving during the holiday season when you’re strapped for both time and money. Be sure to bookmark our site for any last-minute gifting emergencies so that once the holidays are here, you won’t be scrambling to complete all of your gifting!

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It’s Back to College Time: Candy Bouquets Make the Return Sweeter!

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Pretty soon, college students everywhere will be returning to campus for another school year.It’s a busy time, but it can sometimes be lonely for both students and parents.

Let give you a few ideas on how to make the return sweeter.

For the Students:

Hey, we know it’s tough to make friends when you’re just beginning the semester, especially if you’re a freshman or a transfer student. However, with a little help from, you can be well on your way to making a good impression – and maybe a few new friends too!

Here are some tips on making connections:

  • Did Mom and Dad send something for you to enjoy? Share it! Getting food gifts from home are always cheerful, but it’s even better when you have someone to share with. If you get a care package, offer to share with some other people in your dorm.
  • Attend floor meetings and dorm activities. This can be a great place for you to meet new people and get acquainted with your floor/dorm mates.
  • Don’t forget about campus activities and events! Check with student activities or student life groups to see what’s going on and make it a point to make an appearance!
  • Join a campus club. Connecting is easier when you have a common interest or goal.

For Parents:

Okay, parents. We know it’s tough to see your baby go off to college, but it does have to happen. But just because he or she is away doesn’t mean that you can’t send a little love! has a great selection of candy bouquets that are perfect for delighting your student. Plus, candy bouquets can be easily shared with friends and roommates, so your student can have a quick introduction into making new friends.

Send something sweet and make connecting easier for your student. Send a candy bouquet from

Why should your company be sending corporate gift baskets?

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Looking for that missing piece of the puzzle for your company?  You’re doing everything right, customer service is good, the product is good, marketing is good, the employees are good; but something is just missing.  Perhaps it’s something you haven’t given much thought to as you never felt there to be a need.  Maybe it’s time to change things up just a bit and begin to send a clear signal to your clients that you appreciate their continued patronage throughout the year.

No matter your company size there are a multiple of reasons why you should be sending gift baskets to your important clients.  In good economy and in bad, it is important to have your company name on the minds of your clients at all times and sending them a gift for any number of occasions can make this happen for you.  It has been said that it takes more money to gain a new client than it takes to keep an existing one happy.  Make your name be the first they think to call when they need your type of service by sending them a gift periodically to remind them that you appreciate their business.  Your investment can be returned in ways you could never imagine!  Here’s one of our clients story about his success in using for his Corporate Appreciation Gifts; his missing puzzle piece for his business.

Having a successful automotive business for over 20 years; we still had this one account that we had been trying to gain for many years; you know the kind, the one you dream about.  I would contact them, talk with them but still couldn’t nail down client.  Finally after years, I gave up trying to land this account as they just couldn’t be swayed to give us a chance to earn their trust.  Meanwhile, I contacted for several of their Corporate Gift Baskets for my business and had them delivered to me directly so that I could properly thank my clients by delivering them in person; something that I enjoy doing.  Bisket Baskets designed and delivered awesome gifts and I began to ring doorbells around town delivering.  One client answered her door and was very excited to receive such a beautiful gift that she wanted to leave it all intact for her dinner party that night so everyone could see it.  With her many thank-yous I left her home with a smile on my face; totally unprepared for what was about to happen the next day.  Saturday morning I arrived at my office to the phone ringing and I answered it to find my hard sought after client of my dreams calling me.  Many times you never know what turned a new client your direction but this time it was evident; it was!  My new client was at that dinner party and saw the appreciation gift I had hand delivered to my client.  After she was told the story of the gift she realized that I was the person she wanted to do business with and called me bright and early on that Saturday morning to let me know we had their business.  If I wasn’t diligent in sending appreciation gifts to my clients, I never would have gained my dream client!

Bisket Baskets was very happy to assist our above client with his corporate gift giving needs.  He has maintained his dream client and continues to send appreciation baskets throughout the year and not just at the holidays.  He has learned that your company gains more recognition by being the only gift on the table instead of one of many.  We encourage this off-season gifting trend as well as saying Thank you is perfect anytime of the year! offers a wide variety of corporate gifts ranging in price from $24.99 to $269.99.  Should you need an even more impressive gift we would be happy to assist you with those needs as well.  How can we help get your corporate gifting needs on track with our Corporate Appreciation gifts?