Instead of sending her to the spa, send the spa to her!

2 06 2010

This gift basket was inspired by a customer who wanted to thank her Spiritual Counselor for all the mind and soul healing that she did. The customer and I brainstormed about what kind of gift would be most suitable for the counselor. My customer said she wanted it to be meaningful and memorable. So, we came up with a “body care” gift basket with a note saying that “Someone who takes care of other people’s problems deserves some pampering herself.”

This Natural and Organic Spa Gift Basket contains all you need to feel like you took a trip to the spa! It includes a variety of Bath & Body products of the highest quality such as purifying bath salts; creams and lotions with Dead  Sea minerals and an array of essential vitamins to promote healthier and younger looking skin, Organic moisturizer with sunscreen, Organic Avocado hair mask plus a set of luxurious towels and a candle.

All of the products are Natural or Organic, Not animal-tested.

We offer an option to personalize this gift by selecting the Monogram option for the towels. It makes a memorable gift for any occasion, especially if it’s for a Wedding, Anniversary, Graduation or Birthday.


St. Patrick’s Day Gifts – Think out of the Pot (of gold)

23 02 2010

In Ireland, St. Patrick’s day used to be a quiet religious holiday that has been observed for centuries. It took the United States to turn St. Patrick’s Day into a showy celebration. Now St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide by those of Irish descent and increasingly by people of other ethnicity as well.

The holiday itself stands for  more than just a celebration of the Irish saint. If you are in business, think out of the box and use St. Patrick’s day as a Marketing tool – it is a great chance to thank your customers, and vendors,  and business associates for their business. “We are so lucky to have you as a customer!” or “Please accept this Pot of Gold as a token of my appreciation for your …” Possibilities are endless!

Missed your chance to give gift to someone special on Valentine’s Day – use St. Patrick’s Day to let them know How Lucky You Are to have someone’s love or friendship. Send a “Pot of Gold” filled with golden chocolate coins and assorted candy. Or give them a gift basket filled with Irish coffee, sausage, cheese, cookies, and snacks.

Add a greeting to your gift such as:

“You are my lucky charm”

“No Pot of Gold can ever be as Special as You are!”

“I’m so lucky to have you as my wife!”

“You Are My Good Fortune!”


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DIY Valentine’s Day

29 01 2010

Whether you are a couple, a single or in a new relationship, with the Valentine’s Day less than a month away, the anxiety level goes up. The most prevalent question on people’s mind is what to give on Valentine’s Day, followed by what will he or she give me…
I feel that the Valentine’s Day gift is a complex subject. It’s not just a gift, like a birthday gift might be. Valentine’s Day gift exemplifies some deeper meaning.

Is it cute as in “We are just friends, but I like you.”?

Is it sweet and neutral, as in “We’ve just started dating, so I don’t want it to look like I’m trying too hard, even though I spent days and days agonizing over what to give you.”?

Is it passionate with “I love You” written all over the gift?

Or is it a cookie-cutter gift off the CVS shelf that says “I don’t really care…”?

The pressure for the right kind of gift affects both the giver and the receiver. While the giver feels he or she needs only to impress one person, the receiver thinks broadly in terms of how impressed will everyone else be with the gift he or she received.  I believe it’s more true for women. If the guy sends flowers or a gift to his girl’s office, he’ll score major points with her because women want others to see that “Yes, I have a man. I am loved. I am desired.”  If you don’t send the gift to her office, the next day when she goes to work, people will be asking her: “What did he give you?”.  There is no way to avoid public scrutiny.

So what can you do to make a good impression on your Valentine, (as well as her or his friends and coworkers)? It’s not as hard as you think. First of all, forget about the mass produced Valentine’s Day cards and make your own instead. Believe me, it will not matter how it looks like, instead it will be appreciated just because you put some effort into it.
Flowers are always a nice gesture if you can afford the outrageously marked up Valentine’s Day bouquets. You can buy a generic bouquet from a grocery store and re-wrap it yourself, making it more personal. Tie a ribbon around it, add a pretty bow, enhance it with a small plush toy. Again, the idea is to make it look like you put some thought and effort into the gift, not just grabbed it off the shelf. Consider giving a bouquet of Chocolate Roses as an alternative. It’s original and kills both birds with the same stone.)

Love Affair - Chocolate Roses

Do not go out for dinner on Valentine’s Day because again, it would mean being scrutinized by others, plus your date will be comparing you to other couples.  Instead, consider staying in and making it a romantic evening for just the two of you. Melt some chocolate and feed each other chocolate dipped strawberries. Chocolate is a natural aphrodisiac, and so are bananas, honey, almonds. Yummy! (Bon Vivant Baskets has chocolate fondue gifts that are perfect  for the occasion)

Wild About You Valentine's Gift Box

It’s good to have a playful game for two on hand, like  a fun and romantic board game, dice for lovers,  Couples Trivia or card game. The games can be can be as “beginner” or as risque as you want them, the idea is to have fun together.

Enchanted Evening - Game for Couples

Watch a romantic comedy together. The Ugly Truth is a good one as it will spark some discussion between you two. Notebook is another good one. I’ve heard that watching a scary movie together is a bonding experience that increases your adrenaline and acts as aphrodisiac. Twilight seems like a perfect combination of romantic and thrilling. Make a Valentine’s Day movie gift basket, or as us to give you a hand with that.

Instead of giving your Sweetheart a gift certificate to a Spa, set up a spa experience on your own. It’s easy – just dim the lights, add candles all over the room, light incense, put on a soft exotic music and have some massage oil on hand (baby oil works just as fine). Use the Bed of Roses gift set to enhance your spa experience.

Bed of Roses - Romantic Gift Set

The idea is to create your own unique experience on Valentine’s Day. Out with the store bought things, in with the handmade gifts and thoughtful ideas. If I can help you with any gift ideas or offer some gift components for your Valentine’s Day gift, please let me know.

Lana Vivant

Bon Vivant Baskets

For you, Bulldog fans!

12 11 2009

Here is an array of gift basket for all the Bulldog fans out there.  Also, if you need a Welcome gift for someone who just moved to the Athens area, whether it’s a potential customer or a friend, we have a perfect basket for them, too.

UGA gifts

Make an Impression!

12 11 2009

Our goal is to make you look good whether you need to impress  potential customers, thank your current clients for their business, or show appreciation to your employees for their dedication.

Gifts with logo imprinting is a way to go! It generates brand recognition and distinguishes your company from the competitors. Check out a few gift ideas below, and contact us for more designs and options.

Logo Imprinted Gifts

Imprinted Logo Gifts

Logo Imprinted gifts

Chocolate Dreams

12 11 2009

Fresh & creamy chocolate truffles, assorted flavor chocolate candy, mouthwatering pecan clusters – who wouldn’t appreciate a delicious gift like this? When you want to spoil your employees or customers, these chocolates will do the trick!

Chocolate Gifts

Christmas Gifts Preview

12 11 2009

At Bon Vivant Baskets we offer gifts for any budget and any situation. Whether you need a gift for one person,  for the whole family or to share in the office, we’ve got you covered!

Christmas Gift Baskets

Below are some ideas for smaller gifts suitable for coworkers, assistants, receptionists, teachers as well as friends and family members…

Christmas Gift Assortment