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April 2013

Best of Ocala Award for Gift Basket VillageGift Basket Village - 2013 Best of Ocala Award

Ocala Award Program Honors the Achievement

OCALA April 24, 2013 -- Gift Basket Village has been selected for the 2013 Best of Ocala Award in the Gift Baskets & Parcels category by the Ocala Award Program.

Each year, the Ocala Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Ocala area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Ocala Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Ocala Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Ocala Award Program

The Ocala Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Ocala Award Program

 


January 2013

Gift Basket Village Recognized as a 2012 Amazon Top Seller

Gift Basket Village (www.giftbasketvillage.com) has been recognized by Amazon as one of their Top Sellers for the 2012 holiday season. 

For many years, Gift Basket Village has been a trusted reatailer at Amazon and this year we cracked into the top 25% of all retailers available at Amazon.

Learn more...

 


December 2010

8 Easy Ideas to Help Others During The Holidays From Gift Basket Village

Gift Basket Village (www.giftbasketvillage.com) is donating a portion of all sales in December to help feed the hungry children of the world. Find 7 more simple ways you can help those in need this holiday season.

Ocala, FL (PRWEB) December 3, 2010 -- Yes, it’s that time again... The Christmas bells are ringing; the angel ornaments are dangling from the pine trees; there are beautifully wrapped holiday gifts everywhere; Santa is out on the corner looking as jolly as ever.  But wait; upon closer look you notice that all is not quite as it seems. Those chiming bells are actually coming from a Salvation Army Volunteer holding a bucket and bell and hoping to raise money for food and clothing; and all of those pretty angel ornaments actually represent children and families in need; and the brightly wrapped presents are really drop off locations for “Toys For Tots”; even Santa, yes the Jolly Old Elf himself, is braving the cold in hopes that we would drop a few dimes into his bucket.

Helping Feed The Children www.giftbasketvillage.com

So what do we do? Honestly, most of us just try to avoid making eye contact. “Times are tough and money is tight and we just can’t help everybody in need – even though we would like too”. This is all true, but shouldn’t it be a goal, in this the season of giving, to do a little extra for someone in need. That little bit could mean someone has food this Christmas; maybe someone gets medicine that they desperately need; maybe someone gets a coat and is warm this winter because of you; maybe there will be a child whose only toy this Christmas will have your name on it; or maybe we could just smile at someone and make their day. There is something all of us can do to brighten up the holidays for someone else, the trick is to find out what and make a plan to just do it. No excuses. Just do something, for someone, who can’t do it for themselves.

Here are a few ideas:

1) Shop Smart
Buy holiday gifts from an organization that gives back. Many companies donate a portion sales to charity. When you do all, or part of your holiday shopping with these companies, it helps others without any stress or additional cost. It’s great to feel good about a purchases and know that your gift will bless not only its recipient, but also someone in need. Obviously, our favorite company is “Gift Basket Village”. With over 300 high-quality gift basket designs to choose from, same day shipment, easy ordering and $1 of every basket sold going to help feed hungry children, how can you go wrong? (http://www.giftbasketvillage.com)

2) Carry Some Singles
Carry at least 10 singles in your purse or wallet, so that you are ready next time you pass a charity bucket.

3) Buy One Extra Gift
When shopping for holiday gifts, get one extra toy. Wrap it and keep it in your car so that when you pass a “Toys for Tots” box, it’s ready. (toysfortots.org)

4) Pick an Angel Off the Tree
This charity is great because it connects you to the child or family you are going to help. You know their name, age, gender and wish list. Not sure where an angel tree is, visit: angeltree.org

5) Clean Out The Closet
It’s cold outside and as much as we may gripe and complain, there are people out there right now without warm coats, while we have them to spare. “One Warm Coat” will tell you where they are collecting coats in your local area: onewarmcoat.org

6) Make Your Gift Count
Skip stressing over the crazy uncle or wealthy grandma who has everything. Send them a letter letting them know that you love them, wish them a merry Christmas, and that in their honor you are going to sponsor a child or feed a village. (worldvision.org). At “World Vision”, you can pick a gift, such as a couple of chickens to buy for a village, and they will donate your gift and send a card to someone (crazy Uncle Jack, for example) letting them know that a charitable gift was given in their honor. What a great idea.

7) Help the Homeless
Be ready to do more than look away next time you see someone on the street holding a sign. They are desperate for someone to see them and many times they have families that you don’t even see. Many people worry about what they will spend the money on, but its a few dollars- risk it. They may just need to feed their kids. Or, the next time you are at McDonalds buy a few $5 food cards and keep them in your car. This is a great way to be ready to help and also make sure your money is going to be spent on food.

8) Smile
It’s Christmas, let’s spread a little joy. Even if you think you have nothing to give, you can still give a smile. It’s contagious, let’s spread it around and start a movement.

We all have a part to play in the lives of others. There is something that every one of us has to give. All we need to do is find out what that is and give it. Do something. Now, more than ever, we see need all around us, so now, more than ever, we need to do what we can to lighten at least one other persons load. And isn't it amazing how great you feel when you do something for someone else. That's the true sprit of Christmas. And it really doesn’t even have to cost much to help someone. It may just cost us a smile.

Be blessed, be a blessing and have a very Merry Christmas.

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
~ Helen Keller

For More information on our partnership with “Feed the Children” visit us at www.giftbasketvillage.com

Source: Gift Basket Village, Inc.

 


 

April 2008

Gift Basket Village Receives 2008 Best of Orlando Award

U.S. Local Business Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON D.C., April 4, 2008 -- Gift Basket Village has been selected for the 2008 Best of Orlando Award in the Convention Services & Supplies category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, USLBA members are asked to identify companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success and overall customer satisfaction in their local market and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

A record number of surveys were submitted this year by members from all fifty states. The awards represent excellence in local business and rate the best local businesses in three different categories: Marketing, Image and Community.

Eighty-eight percent of the surveys were submitted via the Internet this year, compared to seventy-four percent cast online last year. Twelve percent were received via fax and mail, supporting the premise that local businesses are gradually moving away from traditional methods of communication. To ensure accuracy, surveys were subject to three audits using a variety of technologies.

The 2008 USLBA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the overall merits of each category rather than how many votes a local business receives. USLBA members are asked to assign a number between one and 10 to the local business he or she votes for. The popular vote is still important, however. To be eligible to win a 2008 USLBA Award, a program must receive at least 1 percent of the popular vote to qualify.

About U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)

U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) is a Washington D.C. based organization founded and funded by local businesses that operate in every town across America. The purpose of USLBA is to promote local business through PR activities such as advertising, education, political donations, lobbying and publishing.

The USLBA was established to offer market research, marketing consultation, public relations and advertising to local businesses. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, marketing groups and local associations. Our mission is to provide operational support, marketing and partnership programs for local businesses across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Local Business Association

 


 

March 2005

Every-Bunny is Hoppy with Gourmet Easter Baskets from Gift Basket Village

Put some Spring your Easter by surprising family and friends with a refreshing gourmet Easter basket from Gift Basket Village (http://giftbasketvillage.com/easter-gift-baskets.html)

(PRWEB) March 13, 2005 -- Tired of the same old Easter baskets? Surprise your family and friends this Easter this year by ordering them an Easter basket full of gourmet treats and sweets. With Gift Basket Village’s unique selection of Easter baskets and free shipping, you’re just a simple click (http://giftbasketvillage.com/easter-gift-baskets.html) or call away from impressing your loved ones.

With so many Easter baskets to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect basket for your children, parents and friends. They’ll not only appreciate the refreshing baskets, but also you’ll save the time involved in building your own.

“I like to think that our Easter gift baskets are ideal for all ages. I design and create each one, paying close attention to every detail, so that they will truly ‘Wow’ your loved ones, from the first sight to the last indulgent bite,” says Susan Flowers, president of Gift Basket Village.

Carol McLeod of CITY, Fla., is impressed with Gift Basket Village’s quality and service.

“I have ordered from your company many times to send gift baskets to friends and family,” says McLeod. “Everyone who receives the baskets is extremely pleased. You have made gift giving so much easier for me.”

According to Flowers, some of the most popular Easter gift baskets include:

Easter Treasures ($80): This gift basket features a beautiful chest filled with a fuzzy teddy bear disguised as a bunny, a pillar candle with poem, a 14-ounce Peter Rabbit tin filled with gourmet chocolate chip cookies, creamy spring mint meltaways, chocolate caramel peanut clusters and more.

Bunny Love ($68): This keepsake basket includes a little bunny rabbit peaking out of the front, as well as an “Easter Chick’s on Parade” photo frame, a Butterfly Garden tin filled with chocolate caramel nutty pleasures and a variety of gourmet cookies, a five-inch foil-wrapped chocolate bunny and jumbo cashews, topped off with a "Happy Easter" balloon.

Happy Easter ($63): This painted whicker basket arrives with a plush musical bunny, gourmet snack mix, a box of pastel mint meltaways, pastel candy corn, a beautiful Butterfly Garden tin filled with chocolate caramel nutty pleasures, and an assortment of chocolate Easter candy.

Hippity Hoppity ($65): This festive gift basket is filled with gourmet chocolate covered sunflower seeds, Easter Jelly Belly’s, golden walnut caramel filled cookies, a large Mama Bunny box filled with raspberry tea cookies, mini speckled malted eggs, gourmet caramel corn, caramel praline cocoa, crackers and cheese spread, a spring flower shaped keepsake candle set and more.

These Easter gift baskets, and a selection of other seasonal gift baskets, can be ordered online at http://giftbasketvillage.com/easter-gift-baskets.html or by phone at 800-563-8890.

Located in the quaint Village of Ortonville, Mich., Gift Basket Village offers gourmet gift baskets for any occasion, including anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, weddings, housewarmings and more. Established in September 2000 by Susan Flowers, the company has delivered more than 15,000 gift baskets. It takes prides in its unique product selection, artful arrangements and exceptional customer service. Orders are also accepted by phone from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Saturday.

For more information, visit http://www.giftbasketvillage.com or call 800-563-8890.

Article reprinted from PRWEB

 


January 2005

Romance Your Valentine With A Gourmet Gift Basket From Gift Basket Village

Show your romantic side with a Valentine’s Day gift basket delivered to your sweethearts door

(ORTONVILLE, Mich. – January 27, 2005) – Show your sweetheart just how thoughtful you can be this Valentine’s Day by ordering a gift basket stuffed with romantic gifts and gourmet goodies. With Gift Basket Village’s unique selection of romantic gift baskets, convenient online ordering and free shipping, you’re just a simple click or call away from impressing your sweetheart (http://giftbasketvillage.com/valentine-gift-baskets.html).

“I like to think that our Valentine’s Day gift baskets will melt your sweetheart’s heart.  I design and create each one, paying close attention to every detail, so that they will truly ‘Wow’ your sweet, from the first sight to the last indulgent bite,” says Susan Flowers, president of Gift Basket Village.

According to Flowers, some of the most popular Valentine’s Day gift baskets include:

  • I Treasure You ($115): Set in a keepsake treasure box basket, this gift basket features Karla Kay, a 12-inch plush bear, a variety of relaxing designer bath products, and an ensemble of gourmet treats, from milk chocolate Lindor truffles to a large collectors tin filled with Danish butter cookies.
  • Red Hot Lover ($90): Includes all the essentials for your romantic evening, from a "You Light My Fire” love letter to two red taper candles and chocolate body frosting.  Also includes animal print plush "Love Cuffs", a devilish teddy and selection of gourmet goodies, all packaged in a gorgeous basket decorated with silk ribbons and flowers.
     
  • Royal Treatment ($145): Fit only for a queen, the Royal Treatment features English Rose fizzing mineral bath, bath gel, bubble bath, hand cream and body lotions, as well as exfoliating gloves, loofah cleansing mitt, terry bath pillow, a rose shaped candle, wooden hair brush, slippers and much more.
  • Puppy Love ($130): Stay out of the dog house all year when you send this Valentine’s gift basket filled with a 19-inch plush puppy surrounded by a box of creamy Lindor truffles, assorted Italian cookies, chocolate caramel peanut clusters, a romantic candle set, chocolate covered cherries and other delicious delights.

These Valentine’s Day gift baskets, and a selection of other romantic gift baskets, can be ordered online at http://giftbasketvillage.com/valentine-gift-baskets.html or by phone at 800-563-8890.

Located in the quaint Village of Ortonville, Mich., Gift Basket Village offers gourmet gift baskets for any occasion, including anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, weddings, housewarmings and more. Established in September 2000 by Susan Flowers, the company has delivered more than 15,000 gift baskets. It takes prides in its unique product selection, artful arrangements and exceptional customer service. Orders are accepted by phone from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Saturday.

Contact:
Susan Flowers - President
Gift Basket Village
800-563-8890
giftbasketvillage@yahoo.com

Article reprinted from PRWEB

 


 

November 2004

Holiday Gift Baskets under $100 from Gift Basket Village

Perfectly packaged gourmet goodies eliminate stressful holiday shopping

(ORTONVILLE, Mich. – November 11, 2004) – Consumers looking for a stress-free shopping experience this year need to look no further than the new selection of holiday gift baskets under $100 from Gift Basket Village (http://www.giftbasketvillage.com/holidaybaskets.htm). With the unique selection of stunning gift baskets, convenient online ordering and free shipping, holiday shoppers are only a click or call away from the perfect gift for family members, friends, and clients.

Each holiday gift basket features a variety of perfectly packaged gourmet goodies and distinctive delights, from chocolates to cheeses to cookies and crackers. Delivered directly to the recipient’s door, these gift baskets are guaranteed to please virtually everyone on your shopping list.

“I like to think of each of my gift baskets as a delicious work of art. I design and create each one, paying close attention to every detail, so that they will truly ‘Wow’ the recipient, from the first sight to the last scrumptious bite,” says Susan Flowers, president of Gift Basket Village.

The new holiday gift baskets under $100 include:  

  • Season’s Greetings ($50): A combination of gourmet snacks, from white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and zesty cheddar cheese straws to chocolate covered cherry coffee with white chocolate stirring spoons, delivered in a glossy red tray.
  • Sleigh Bells Ring ($70): Perfect for your cookie-monster, this basket offers a selection ranging from the more exotic Golden Walnut fudge-filled to the traditional chocolate chip, as well as Ghirardelli mints, gourmet cashews, almonds, and more. Includes a wooden sleigh ornament and a decorative holiday stoneware plate.
  • A Cut Above Holiday ($70): This distinctive basket is perfect for the wine and cheese lover. It includes three wine-flavored cheddar cheeses, gourmet crackers, brie and vegetable spreads, premier summer sausages and salami and more.
  • Deluxe Chocolate Madness ($78): Made for the chocolate-lover, this elegant basket includes two boxes of Lindor Truffles, Fudge Fatal’s handmade chocolate fudge, four different Ghirardelli chocolate bars, and a variety of biscotti, cookies and other cocoa-inspired sweets.
  • Lasting Impressions ($83): This gift basket includes a variety of holiday snacks, including Jordan almonds, jumbo cashews, Swiss truffles, gourmet crackers and brie spread, cheesecake and several dessert coffees.
    According to Melissa Mercer, a radio personality in San Diego, Calif., the holiday gift baskets are spectacular.

“My Dad left a message yesterday that he was just thrilled with his gift basket! He thought it was ‘beautiful’ (a word Dad never uses),” says Mercer. “Thank you, again, so much. I mentioned your Web site and how much I appreciated your kindness on my radio station and offered a link to it.”

Located in the quaint Village of Ortonville, Mich., Gift Basket Village offers gourmet gift baskets for any occasion, including anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, weddings, housewarmings and more. Established in September 2000 by Susan Flowers, the company has delivered more than 12,000 gift baskets. It takes prides in its unique product selection, artful arrangements and exceptional customer service. Orders are accepted by phone from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Saturday.

For more information, visit http://www.giftbasketvillage.com or call 800-563-8890.

Contact:
Susan Flowers - President
Gift Basket Village
800-563-8890
giftbasketvillage@yahoo.com

Article reprinted from PRWEB

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