Friday, December 10, 2010

Basket o' Books Review and Giveaway


Hey Neighbors,

Here is a unique item. Amy from Basket o' Books really helped me make my daughter's birthday special. Amy creates personalized gift baskets. She will ask all sorts of questions to make the gift basket special and created specifically for the person you are purchasing the basket for. She can help you create a gift basket for just about any theme. For my daughter she wanted to know her favorite colors, the type of books she likes to read, any special interests she has like cooking, what certain foods she liked, did she like coffee, chocolate, etc. She really wanted this basket to focus on my daughter. Needless to say, it was beautiful. When I received it, I wanted to let her open it right away, even though we still had several days to her birthday. We did manage to keep it until the big day. Just look at the pictures!

Isn't the basket gorgeous! She really liked it! There were some individually wrapped packages too. Inside the basket she found a six pack of Votive candles for the Angel Candleholder, Walkers Belgian Chocolate Chunk Biscuits, a really pretty flowered notepad with her name on it, Hershey's Semi-sweet Chocolate drizzled Caramel Popcorn, A Ghiradelli Caramel Latte bar, a blank lined notebook, a book called Test Your Dog, and a book Ten Things I wish I knew Before I went Out Into the Real World.


The benefit of Basket o' Books is you have input into what goes into the basket. Amy will work with you on likes and dislikes and she can do baskets in varying price ranges.

From Basket o' Books:

"We launched Basket o' Books ~and more~ in 1991 in New Jersey when we made our first get well gift for a friend. Now based in Florida since 2004, we design unforgettable, custom gifts containing books, CDs, DVDs, and gourmet and gift items that delight, educate, inspire and entertain.

Basket o' Books is the smart choice in these times when we need the value of our dollars to make the greatest impact. Our baskets contain lasting treasures, for a book can be opened again and again, while CDs and DVDs also provide ongoing enjoyment. Unlike candy or flowers, these non-perishable alternatives are kept, used and serve as constant reminders of your exceptional thoughtfulness."

I mentioned to Amy one day while talking to her on the phone that one of the greatest benefits to Basket o' Books is that the gifts are not something you eat or use and it is gone. The person who receives a gift basket from Basket o' Books has a gift they can keep using, such as the books, CDs, DVD's, candles, etc. If you are looking for a special unique gift basket, make sure you stop by Basket o' Books and see what they have available.

The winner of this giveaway will receive a $25 credit toward a gift basket from Basket o' Books.

Mandatory Entry:Visit Basket o' Books website and browse around, then in a comment tell me about one of the baskets you like. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 12/17 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. (USA only)

Extra Entries:

1. Become a neighbor ( follower). Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

2. Subscribe to At the Fence. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 1 entry

3. Leave a comment letting me know which type of basket you would choose if you won. (holiday, birthday, etc.) 1 entry

4. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.

5. Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

6. Leave a comment on one of my review posts (Not a giveaway). 1 entry

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received a Gift Basket for review purposes. All quotes are from the Basket o' Books website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

22 comments:

JR911 said...

I really like the Mother's Day gift basket.

JR911 said...

I'm a neighbor

JR911 said...

I think I would choose the mother's day basket

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I subscribe

theladya said...

I love the Movie Night gift basket (and the movie Pay it Forward). abailey_crace@yahoo.com

theladya said...

If I won I'd just a Thinking of You type basket. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

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~SALLY~ said...

I like the Valentine's Day basket!

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I subscribe to "At The Fence"

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I am a follower

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~SALLY~ said...

The Get Well basket looks great!

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~SALLY~ said...

I tweeted this giveaway:

http://twitter.com/coupons4moms/status/14757240699363330

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~SALLY~ said...

I commented on the Scandle Candle Review

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CherylS22 said...

I really like the Christmas Gift Basket. Thanks for the giveaway..........
Happy Holidays!
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I'm already a neighbor!
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RSS feed subscriber (Google Reader)
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CherylS22 said...

If I won, I'd probably choose a holiday basket
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Nancye said...

GFC Follower

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Tweet! Tweet!
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Nancye said...

I like both the "Shop 'Til You Drop" and the "Anniversary" Gift Baskets. I actually like them all!!

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