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Summer Fun and Grandparent’s Day Gift Ideas From GourmetGiftBaskets.c​om

I love giving gifts that are curated nicely and include a variety of goodies.  I think that they are so thoughtful!

Gourmetgiftbaskets.com puts together gifts for every occasion and just because gifts for the special people in your life.

I was sent the following products for my honest review:

Arts & Crafts Care Package
Arts & Crafts Care Package

Arts & Crafts Care Package ($39.99 USD) — The arts and crafts care package will keep your creative kid entertained and enthralled! There is something for every hour of the day in this ideal care package designed to provide quiet and engaging activities alone or to share with friends. Included This care package will be a welcome surprise for the artsy child in your life! It can be a camp care package, but I think that it is just as fun for back to school or the holidays. Includes:

· Fine Point Washable Markers – 12 Piece Set – 12 colored markers that will brighten any day. · Scribble Pad of Paper – 60 Sheets – 9″ x 12″ – A blank canvas waiting for doodles and drawings. · Pencil – This bendable pencil not only gets the trick done when it comes to writing, but it is also a toy at the same time.
· Pencil Sharpener – You’ll find this essential item in any good care package for campers! · Make Your Own Sticker Kit – Their amazing art work can be stuck on anything they choose with this easy to use kit. · Lanyard Set – A colorful array of lanyards with which to weave and make fun jewelry. · Swirl Art – Create your very own marbled paper with this travel size toy. · Spiral Art – Create crazy shapes in all different sizes and colors with the spiral graph art kit. · Scratch-a-Sketch – Although it appears to be black, scratch away at the surface and expose beautiful colors underneath. · Magic Foam – Wet the pieces of foam and then craft away.  Once dry, it will stay in the position you created. · Design-A-Mug Velvet – 3 Designs – This mug has three different velvet scenes that you can color in with markers to create your preferred landscape as you drink your beverage. · Neon Scribble Slate – This colorful scribble pad makes writing that much more fun.
· Fuzzy Face Pocket Travel – Use the magnetic wand to make a funny face, shake to clear it and start again.

This has been fun for my whole family.  The also have more crafty baskets on the website.

 

Summer Seasonal Beer Bucket
Summer Seasonal Beer Bucket

Summer Seasonal Beer Bucket ($69.99 USD) — The Summer Seasonal Beer Bucket is crammed with the best microbrews of the season! Bursting with light, fruity flavors, these highly anticipated beers are the cream of the crop. We’ve designed our beer basket for beer lovers from all walks of life. The one thing they have in common is their desire to enjoy all the good things the warm weather brings. We’ve paired these beers with our hand-selected, premium snacks. Each snack delivers a crunch that highlights the nuanced flavors of the beers. Included:

Fresh Slice White IPA by Otter Creek Brewing – This light IPA combines the delicate flavor of the hops with hints of spice, clementines, and Bavarian yeast. Summer Session Ale by Peak Organic Brewery – This citrusy, eco-friendly ale uses locally sourced wheat. Lemongrass Luau by Kona Brewing Company – This beer brewed with lemongrass transports anyone to the tropical Hawaiian Islands.  Summertime Kölsch by Goose Island Beer Co. – This golden Kölsch reminds us of rich caramel, pine, and hints of sweet citrus. Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy by The Traveler Beer Co. – This shandy mixes lemonade with a premium beer, just like they do in Germany. Summerhook by Redhook Brewery – Bursting with hearty rye flavors this beer is a summertime must-have! Hickory Maple Bacon Kettle Corn by KingOfPOP.com – 1.8 oz. – Bacon makes everything better – and our popcorn is no exception! Peppered Beef Jerky by Divine Bovine – 2 oz. – Wash this peppery beef jerky down with a few swallows of your favorite summer beer. Chichester Snack Mix by Merrimack Valley Snack Company – 2 oz. – This delicious snack mix features crunchy cheese crackers, crispy pretzels, and salty nuts. Roasted & Salted Peanuts by J&R Gourmet – 2 oz. – Roasted and salted peanuts are a classic complement to any beer! Honey Mustard Popcorn by KingOfPOP.com – 1.1 oz. – Sharp mustard is sweetened with honey to make this crispy popcorn flavor.

This is an amazing gift (or get it for yourself).  I have been enjoying a new beer each night and they are all amazing!  The snacks are yummy, too!

Grandparents Day Gift Basket
Grandparents Day Gift Basket

Grandparents Day Gift Basket($69.99 USD) — Special people deserve special gifts! That’s why, for Grandparents Day this year, we created this gorgeous arrangement that’s full of irresistible gourmet foods. Inside a classic picnic basket is an artful arrangement of fresh orchard fruits, classic Vermont cheddar cheese, and chocolate covered treats, creating a thoughtful gift that’s perfect for showing your grandparent just how much they mean to you! Included:

 Fresh Orchard Fruits
· Hors D’oeuvre Deli Style Crackers by Partners – 4.9 oz.
· Classic Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese by Cabot – 8 oz.
· Fuji Apple Crunch Dried Fruit by Sensible Foods – 12 g
· Garlic Summer Sausage by Nueske – 10 oz.
· Chichester Snack Mix by Merrimack Valley Snack Company – 2 oz.
· Roasted and Salted Peanuts by J&R Gourmet – 2 oz.
· Pretzel Twists by Auntie Trudie’s – 3 oz.
· (5) Assorted Hard Candies by Hillside Candy

Grandparents Day is September 11th.  This wonderful assortment of goodies is perfect for any grandparent or special person in your life!  It is really fun to receive such a thoughtful and tasty gift.  The basket is so cute, too.  Their is also a grandparents gift set with wine on the site, look it up!

I have to say that my family enjoyed all of these gift baskets.  And, there are so much more on their site, http://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com.  Check them out!

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Haunted House Halloween Gift Tower
Haunted House Halloween Gift Tower

For a change from my usual beauty reviews, I thought it would be fun to talk about fun treats I recently received — yum!

GourmetBaskets.com sent me a couple of really neat candy and popcorn gift ideas that are perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Haunted House Halloween Gift Tower ($39.99 USD) — It’s time to eat, drink, and be scary! Inside this fang-tastic four-tiered tower, your little monster will discover a variety of otherworldly treats they’ll find impossible to resist. Complete with ghostly good gourmet popcorn, chilling chocolates, and scarily sweet candies, this spooky arrangement is the perfect way to make this Halloween memorable!

Ingredients:
· (3) Tootsie Roll Midgees – Long lasting candy chews that are packed with cocoa taste and subtle fruit flavors.
· (3) Super Bubble Gum – Iconic pink bubble gum that offers hours of endless bubbles.
· (3) Jawbreakers – assorted – Individually wrapped hard candies that explode with sweet fruit flavors.
· (3) Atomic Fireballs – Round hard candies that erupt with a bold cinnamon taste.
· (3) Smarties – assorted flavors- Bite-sized tablet candies that offer the perfect combination of tart and sweet flavors.
· Mixed Candy – An assortment of classic candies in a manageable mini size.
· Buffalo Popcorn by KingOfPOP.com – Handcrafted gourmet popcorn that’s coated in fiery buffalo flavor.
· Confetti Popcorn by KingOfPOP.com – Crisp freshly made popcorn that’s sealed inside colorful fruit-infused candy shells.

What I think:  It came out of the box tied with festive ribbons and was so adorable.  All three of my daughters wanted to take a box to store treasures in, but I told them it’s a perfect Halloween decoration!  I might let them have the boxes later, though.

It has a great candy variety, something for every taste.  I ate a few Tootsie Rolls and my kids dug in, too!  The popcorn is a neat treat as well!  I think this is perfect for grandparents or aunts and uncles to send for family that are far away.  Also fun for your own family.  Mine sure loved it!

 

Thanksgiving Popcorn Feast
Thanksgiving Popcorn Feast

Don’t forget about Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Popcorn Feast ($34.99 USD) — Experience Thanksgiving dinner like you never have before with this collection of outrageous flavors! Using our perfectly crisp handcrafted popcorn, we’ve recreated our favorite holiday tastes, including tart Cranberry Sauce, succulent Turkey, and sweet Apple Pie! And the best part of this delicious feast? Not a single dish to worry about afterwards.

Thanksgiving Popcorn Feast Flavors
Thanksgiving Popcorn Feast Flavors

Popcorn Flavors Inside:
• Turkey
• Stuffing
• Gravy
• Garlic Mashed Potatoes
• Herb Roasted Vegetables
• Buttered Corn on the Cob
• Cranberry Sauce
• Pumpkin Pie
• Apple Pie
• Strawberry Cheesecake

* Each flavor of popcorn is packaged in a sealed bag for freshness. Each bag is filled with approximately two cups of popcorn.

What I think:  This is a crazy fun idea!  This popcorn is gourmet and the flavors are so original. We have tried a few of the flavors already — Turkey, Herb Roasted Vegetables, Pumpkin Pie and Strawberry Cheesecake.  They were all really good!  Pumpkin Pike is my favorite so far, but I’m still trying them!

This would be perfect to send a family member who is not going to be able to make it home for Thanksgiving — maybe a college student or a military man or woman.  They can share the popcorn and think of you!

Both of these great gifts and so many more are available at GourmetBaskets.com.  I highly recommend this site because of the great packaging and quality ingredients!