Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Bloggy Giveaway - Basket Works

It's been awhile since I've done anything like this on this here blog. And it's just plain time to have a little fun around here with another giveaway!




Personally, I struggle with shopping.

Not for me. Ha! I like that kind of shopping. And not for the house. I also enjoy that. But I have a rough time shopping for good gifts for others.

In-laws. Josh's boss. Our neighbor that showed us how to install new headlights. The middle school girls that come over and let out the dog when we're gone.

I often want to find something unique. Gift cards are great, but it's nice to find something extra special and unusual sometimes. Plus, I appreciate good packaging.

Enter Basket Works. In their own words, they offer distinctive gift baskets for all occasions. Basket Works is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and ships all over the country.

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Baby gifts.


House Warming.


How about a Michigan gift basket, full of goodies local to the state of MI?


Birthday gifts.


How about for someone in the hospital?


You name it.

AND, they're partnering with this here blog to give away a special gift of your choice worth up to $75. SEVENTY FIVE BUCKS! And let me tell you, you can find a really nice Basket Works gift for $75! They'll ship the gift anywhere (in the US) you want it to go, or else deliver personally in the Grand Rapids, MI area.

What you do with it is your choice! Maybe you were trying to come up with a nice baby gift to send to an out of state friend. Or maybe you just want to get a basket o' goodies sent right to your very own home. You choose. I won't judge.

Here's how to win:

Click over to Basket Works and poke around. Leave a comment telling me what basket you like the best and who you'd give it to.

You can win up to THREE EXTRA ENTRIES by doing any or all of the following:

1. Become a Basket Works fan on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/BasketWorks. (If you're already a fan, just let me know in a comment.)
2. Post a link to this giveaway on Twitter.
3. Post a link to this giveaway on your Facebook page.

You MUST leave an additional comment for EACH of these things that you do so that when I randomly select a winner I won't leave any one out. If you only leave one comment letting me know all of the things you did, you'll just get one entry.

This giveaway will be open until Friday night, April 2nd at 5:00pm. I'll find some kind of internet randomizer and do it up right.




And in the interest of full disclosure, you should know that Basket Works is owned by my mom and her business partner. They've been in business since I was a very little girl and I can personally attest to the quality and aesthetics of each gift they sell. And holy cow the gourmet treats are delicious. I should know - I've gotten lots of samples over the years.

And if I had a nickel for every time I got dragged along on a local basket delivery over the years...

Well let's just say I could buy all kinds of beautiful overpriced boutiquey baby stuff I have my eye on.

87 comments:

cindy said...

a day at the spa basket is my fav!

cindyascott{at}yahoo.com

James Neff said...

"There's No Place Like Home" Housewarming Gift Basket to my Brother and Sister-In-Law...they are in the process of renovating the first-floor of their house in Philadelphia.

Gram said...

What a great idea! They make the most beautiful baskets and I am always so in awe of their creativity. Of course, I am a "fan", both of Basketworkds Ltd...... and the owners!

Happy Dash said...

A Taste of Italy Italian Gourmet Gift Basket ... would strangely be perfect for my mother for Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

Perfect timing--I was JUST looking for the perfect gift for dear friends who just had their first baby! So, I would send the "Prince Charming Baby Boy Gift Basket" to them--Love it!!

Emily B

paperlust said...

I would love to send the Tiny Miracles basket to my brother and his wife who are going to have their first baby in a few months. It would be perfect for them!

Chelsea said...

I would pick the Home on the Range basket for boyfriend. He just got a new job and I am so proud of him! He would love everything in that basket!

the buurstra's said...

I'm really liking the Everything is coming up Daisies basket. And I'd give it to my lovely mother who gave up a week of vacation to help us clean + move in October.

Such a great idea for a give-away!

Hugs to you my friend!

the buurstra's said...

BTW, I also became a fan on FB.

:)

the buurstra's said...

And I linked on FB.

(Can you tell I'd love to win this?! :)

Christina said...

Awesome idea Jess! (Am I allowed to do this if I don't blog? I've never commented on anyone's blog before!)
I like the Garden Party Gourmet...it's the perfect spring time Mother's Day Gift.
Those ladies at Basket Works are SO creative!

Christina said...

ps-this is your cousin Christina.
I'm impressed with the Facebook page too!

Cynthia said...

I love the Taste of Italy - pasta, olive oil, chocolate - that's perfect for me.

Lynn said...

Woo Hoo!!! Who doesn't love a great giveaway. The Everything's Coming up Daisies is one of my favorites. I have a special couple in mind who have done a lot for us over the past few months.

Thanks!

Lynn said...

...became a fan

Lynn said...

Added a plug on my fb page. I hope I win!!!

~Ginger said...

A Day At The Spa Bath Basket - oh yeah!

Adding to FB :D

~Ginger said...

Also becoming a fan!

Love this giveaway! Perfect for a Mother's Day gift!

hayley said...

My boyfriend and I are big movie lovers so the movie time gift basket would be ideal!
hails_18@hotmail.com

lilDdownunder said...

I'm going down next week to see my Grandma before she has surgery for breast cancer (her second time getting it) and she is always so hard to shop for. Bringing her the Garden Party Gourmet Gift Tote, the "Just What The Doctor Ordered" Get Well Gift Basket, or the Tulip Time Gourmet Gift Tote would totally brighten her stay in the hospital!
If I don't win, at least I now know about Basket Works and can suggest it to my Mom so we can get her something from the site.
Thanks for the chance to win this great gift!

Nothing of the Sort said...

I would get the Morning Coffee Break Gourmet Coffee Gift Basket and give it to my family... and maaaaybe sneak a bit for myself too of course :)
zatalie@gmail.com

Nothing of the Sort said...

I fanned Basket Works Ltd on Facebook
user: Natalie Robbins
zatalie@gmail.com

Nothing of the Sort said...

I tweeted about this here:
http://twitter.com/ergop/status/11408900190
zatalie@gmail.com

jaszyperski said...

everything is coming up daisies! how perfect for spring:)

Emily said...

shoppers delight, gourmet basket!
emmy1981 at aol dot com

Emily said...

fb fan!
emmy1981 at aol dot com

rosie said...

i just had a baby boy so the baby basket would be wonderful!!!! hope to win!!!!

Nupur said...

My favorite is the Bon Appetit! Gourmet Food Gift basket; I would love to give it as a thank you to a friend who is hosting me for a weekend later this month.

nupur.kittur AT gmail DOT com

Kristy said...

I would love the Taste of Michigan or the Home on the Range, both of which I would give to my husband.

Kristy said...

I became a fan of Basket Works Ltd on Facebook.

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

I would get the Lights, Camera, Action Movie Time Gift Basket. It would be great for a date night.

navybaby1113 9at) gmail (dot) com

Erika said...

Honestly it's hard to choose there's so many good ones. I could send one of the gourmet coffees to my little sis just bc. I could send the relaxation one to two ladies who have done a TON of work to help Bry and I put on the Passover Seder this year... Or just send the thanks a million basket to my hubby bc I know I haven't been the easiest to live with these days... In other words, I don't make choices easily :)

Erika said...

Became a fan on Fb :)

Anonymous said...

The Morning Coffee Break gift basket might actually help me get out of bed in time!

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jolee said...

L-l-LOVE the morning coffee break gourmet basket. Awesome! thanks, joleehamlin@comcast.net

TBC said...

I like the " Home Sweet Home" basket- it would be for a very special couple who are moving soon.

thebuddingcook(at)gmail(dot) com

Vivian said...

I'd give A Day At The Spa Bath Gift Basket to my Mom!

vivafire at gmail [dot] com

alecia said...

I'd give the "Thanks a Million" basket to my inlaws. They live far away and I often forget to thank them for birthday cards, etc.
luckysweeps13mom(at)gmail(dot)com

alecia said...

tweeted under luckysweeps13
luckysweeps13mom(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

Awesome company, thats great that they're from MI, so am I! :) I like the Morning Coffee Break Gourmet Coffee Gift Basket, I'd give it to my mom for being so awesome :) Thanks!

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

I became a Basket Works fan on Facebook (Amber H)

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

I tweeted the giveaway on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/lipstickncandy/status/11429030243

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Christina said...

Since I cut buying coffee out of my budget I would get the Morning Coffee Break Gourmet Coffee Gift Basket for myself!

Lindsay said...

I love the Everything Is Coming Up Daisies! Gourmet Gift Basket and I would give it to my mother.

Elliot + Brandy Wilson said...

I'd either pick The Taste of Italy or Pastabilities. I'd send it to my mom for Mother's Day.

Great idea... even if I don't win, I think I'll consider this!

--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

Bessie Burnsed said...

Garden party basket for myself... becasue, I love it... it's so me.

Bessie Burnsed said...

Garden Party basket because its so me...I love it.
BessieLBurnsed@aol.com

facebook: Bessie Burnsed

or twitter name @BessieBurnsed

Shannon said...

I would love the Tulip Time gourmet gift basket. I would give it to my sister for her birthday! It's so happy and colorful.

waterchic83@yahoo.com

Elaine said...

I'd get the PRince Charming Baby boy gift basket for my friend who is having her first baby this month!

elainehearn@live.com
Enter to win a William Riera dress!
clothedmuch.blogspot.com

SB said...

The Gone Fishing basket would be perfect for my dad's birthday. Thanks for the chance! (fingers crossed)

stephanie_r_bailey@yahoo.com

jules said...

i would purchase the Lights, Camera, Action Movie Time Gift Basket. ANd I would give it to my daughter who is in college (off away from me)

Danetta said...

I love the The Great Outdoors Hunting & Fishing Gift Basket
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I became a Basket Works fan on Facebook
Danetta Young
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

Here is my tweet: http://twitter.com/talonsmom731/status/11438382626
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Emily said...

I'd get the morning coffee break basket for me and my coworkers to make the early mornings and late nights more manageable!
e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

angela said...

I'd send A Day At The Spa Bath Gift Basket to a friend who has had a terrible time lately but has been a model of strength and faith in the Lord to me in spite of it all!
kevindormer at hotmail dot com

angela said...

fb fan!
kevindormer at hotmail dot com

ohhhfire said...

i would choose the morning coffee break basket, i would have it sent to my house then id call my siblings up and have them come over to share in the goodies with me
ohhhfire@hotmail.com

ohhhfire said...

i am a facebook fan of basket works

jenn giannetto
ohhhfire@hotmail.com

ohhhfire said...

i tweeted about this giveaway with a link

ohhhfire@hotmail.com
@ohhhfire

ohhhfire said...

i posted a link to this giveaway on facebook

jenn giannetto
ohhhfire@hotmail.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I would absolutely love this:

Lights, Camera, Action Movie Time Gift Basket

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

i'm a fan of theirs on facebook-lauren b


lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Megan: said...

I'd give the Everything Is Coming Up Daisies! to my mom--she loves getting packages and she would use everything in it!

DEBIJOT said...

I love A Day At The Spa Basket

DEBIJOT said...

follow Basket Works on FB

Ashley said...

I like the A Day At The Spa Bath Gift Basket. I would send it to my mom.

hewella1@gmail.com

nfmgirl said...

I might like the Morning Coffee Break Gourmet Coffee Gift Basket for my Mom (who's a huge coffee lover!), or one of the Michigan ones for my brother and his wife.

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/nfmgirl/status/11460377380

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I like the Great Outdoors Hunting & Fishing Basket. What a fun mix to bring when we go out on a hike together :)

Ashley
cran.berries (at) yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/beautifulskies3/status/11479169120.

Ashley
cran.berries (at) yahoo.com

Jason and Kristin said...

These are great! I would pick the Late Night Feedings baby gift tote - looks like the perfect baby gift for my sister!

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Emily said...

A day at the spa basket sounds amazing to me --- in the process of moving across the country and could really use some relaxing!

Celestia said...

I would choose the Lights, Camera, Action Movie Time Gift Basket as a gift for my fiance- date night here we come!

celestia dot price at gmail dot com

Shel said...

Love the Citrus Lemon Delight Pampering basket...that would make the perfect birthday gift.

All their baskets are pretty awesome! Who doesn't love getting a fun gift basket as a present?

Shel said...

I'm a new Facebook fan-Michelle Hudak

Shel said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/11488129963

Shel said...

Posted on Facebook-Michelle Hudak
http://www.facebook.com/#!/AuntieThesis?ref=profile

Domestic Diva said...

I'd get a Morning Coffee Break Gourmet Coffee Gift Basket for my coffee-loving grandma.

Emily Taylor said...

A day at the spa basket is my favorite. What great ideas.

nordstromemily(at)hotmail(dot)com

Madeline said...

Wow, what cute gift ideas! I would have a hard time finding the perfect one. I like lots of them!

Madeline said...

I just became a facebook fan!

dmalchow@aol.com

Heidi said...

I would send the A Day At The Spa Bath Gift Basket to my mom, who is a teacher. She has had the craziest class this year, and I want her to have the opportunity to relax and pamper herself a bit. She deserves it after the amazing impact she has had on so many kids' lives.

writeme at heidimail dot com

lisa m said...

I am a kindergarten teacher and I have an amazing aide who is with me all day. She cleans up the bathroom after the boys "miss" when using the toilet. She wipes bogger-noses without complaining.
The Thanks a Million basket would be a wonderful end-of-the-year gift for her.

The Queen Of Free said...

I love the The Little Red Wagon Children's Gift Basket

I would give it to my friend that just found out she is pregnant!

jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

gracey said...

I'd love the Bon Appetit! Gourmet Food Gift for myself. Thank you.

lcg842 said...

I loved the coffee and tea gift baskets. They looked really appealing and appetizing (can you tell I'm hungry right now? Haha!).

That's a great idea that your mom has started! And lucky you that you got to sample all the food! Did you invite friends over to try the food samples too? I'm just curious.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa
lcg842@comcast.net