Ever notice that the typical gift
basket is more show than substance? ~ how once you lift out the
miniature-sized faux-gourmet stuff that you've never actually
heard of, you find there's nothing in the rest of the basket
except paper fill? Like the proverbial fruitcake, lots of
the baskets out there are automatic candidates for
"re-gifting." But not ours: everything
in our baskets is extraordinary quality & full size
~ and our
baskets are packed with delightful surprises all the way to the
bottom. We use fill materials the way they were intended:
to secure items in place and protect them, not to create an
Our wide array of decorative
cellophane basket wrap, themed boxes, woven baskets, &
hundreds of beautiful ribbons means that every basket is tailored to the
recipient & the occasion.
Inside & out, each of our baskets is as unique as the special people on
your list - no two are ever the same. We're even happy to work with baskets you
Don't worry if your
recipients aren't into natural foods - our individual approach
to your order means we can delight all kinds of folks: naturals fans, 'foodies', and
casual snackers alike. (Do tell us which sort we're
tailoring the contents for.) Want proof?
See what our customers say.
Give us your budget, tell
us something about your recipient & the occasion, and we'll work
one happy customer calls 'basket magic.' Whether you need it delivered locally or
shipped across the
country, whether it's a basket of
delicious gourmet & natural foods
or an elegant tray of carefully-selected cheeses to share with
friends, let us make it easy for you to send your very best
We'll hand-deliver your basket to recipients in the
southern Delaware County, NY and northern Sullivan
County areas: Downsville,
Roscoe, Cooks Falls, Livingston Manor, East Branch, Walton, Hamden,
Hand delivery can be arranged as well to addresses in
wider area, e.g. Oneonta, Liberty; please ask!
And of course, we ship to anywhere in the U.S.
Q & A:
Why do baskets make the perfect
Most of us have
too much 'stuff' and are trying to
simplify and clear out the clutter that inevitably
accumulates; many times the last thing your recipient might
want or need is another 'thing'! But everyone needs and loves to eat.
Great gift baskets are 'green' - each one a thoughtful collection of scrumptious,
consumable items of outstanding quality: foods
and/or body care, seed packets, candles, etc. These
items are enjoyed thoroughly & used up; along the way they
create warm memories, and don't accumulate in closets,
garages, and under sink cabinets to create dilemmas and be
landfilled or yard-saled a few years from now! Food gifts are an
easy way to buy local, regional, domestic, and/or
consciously. Ultimately, even the basket itself is
biodegradable, but in the meantime will provide service
that's both practical & decorative - and it can be used for
another gift basket...and another, and another!
Will they like it?
Yes. More likely, they'll love it. We don't have a formula for our baskets.
First, each one is tailored to your recipient, based on what
you tell us about them. Second, we think good food
should taste great. If it's not delicious or
delightful, it doesn't go in.
I ordered a basket from you last year for my recipient, and
order again for them this year, will this year's basket be a
No. We keep track of what you've ordered in the
past for your recipients and what went into each basket they
received on prior occasions, going back years. We make
sure to make each item different than ones in previous
baskets, unless specifically requested to duplicate a
particular item because the recipients loved it the last
time (which happens a lot!).
someone else orders a basket from you for my recipient, and
I do too, will our mutual recipient get two duplicate
Again, no. All our baskets are designed by one
person, and thanks to our system for keeping track of who
has received what in the past, both recent and for previous
years or occasions, each basket is a delightful
is your pricing determined?
We charge only for the basket & trim, what goes into the
basket, and the actual shipping cost. You get for
free the time we spend designing, constructing,
decorating, boxing & shipping. The prices of
items on our shelves are very competitive - most everything
in our store is on sale - and the price on our shelf is the
price of the item when it goes into your basket. We think our
baskets are the best gifting value anywhere!
there a way for me to see what I've ordered?
Yes. We take pictures of each basket. We'll
e-mail you a picture, and if you like, a list of the
contents, usually within a day of shipping.
What other gift options do you offer? We also
do small gift bags & boxes for wedding favors, business
gifts for seminar attendees or office staff, and other
similar applications. Each features a unique, signed
piece of local pottery, so while theme and value are
consistent within an order, each gift is special.
Typical might be a small bowl in a delightful shape and
glaze, filled with items appropriate to the specific
do I order?
Just click on the link below, or give us a call.
your e-mail or call, please provide the following
address of your recipient(s)
occasion for which the basket is being sent
(holiday, congratulations, friendship, get
well, sympathy, hostess gift being sent
ahead of your arrival, etc)
e-mail address, if you'd like us to notify
them by e-mail that a basket is on its way
phone number, if you're having us
hand-deliver the basket, so we can confirm
that someone will be home to receive it
kinds of foods and/or other items they like
(candles, skin care, pottery: whatever you
have in mind).
food allergies, dietary requirements or
preferences (for example, diabetic? vegan?
vegetarian? decaf coffee only? or items we
definitely should not include)
you'd like to spend, not including
you'd like us to include a gift card, and if
so, what you'd like it to say
you'd like it to arrive
2) phone number
3) e-mail address that you check regularly
4) credit card number, expiration date &
card billing address
cut and paste the bulleted questions from the box above into
your e-mail, fill in the answers, and we're good to go!
order by e-mail
order by phone 607.498.9909
Visa & Mastercard accepted
there's a basket for everyone
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