Friday, July 1, 2011

Gourmet Gift Baskets Review and Giveaway - CLOSED



I am so pleased to have the opportunity to work with Gourmet Gift Baskets again!  I love this company and how they cover such a wide variety of preferences and needs for gift baskets.  In this review I want to tell you about their Care Packages.

There are so many reasons to send Care Packages.  From hospital stays to being away at summer camp for the first time.  Showing support for a Big Game or helping a college freshman through their first finals week.  Heck, sometimes it's great to send a package just to say "I Care".  Gourmet Gift Baskets has a gift basket for all of these reasons and more!  You can easily find the perfect Care Package for any person or life event on their website.

I just so happened to get my Care Package from Gourmet Gift Baskets a day before we made our move from Phoenix to Chico, CA.  A 13 hour drive, by myself.  See, Cody was driving the moving truck while I was driving up the car.  13 hours... all alone... for both of us!  Having the Gourmet Gift Baskets Health Nut Care Package to munch on during this 13 hour drive made it a lot easier for both of us!  It gave us energy to drive (which we did through the night) and something to do (yes, I see eating as "something to do").

I love this Care Package and any Health Nut in your life needing a little pick-me-up or support will as well!  David Sunflower Seeds, Chex Mix, Kashi Chewy Granola Bars, Welch's Fruit Snacks, and Fig Newtons are just some of the healthy snack options we had to choose from during our drive, and are the options your friends and family will have to choose from if you send them a Health Nut Care Package!

We devoured our package.  Some things, like the popcorn, had to wait until we arrived, but were eaten as well.  Everything was delicious and fresh which is what I've come to expect from Gourmet Gift Baskets.

What I Love: Gourmet Gift Baskets is truly a company I have come to love.  They don't ignore their health nuts and sell only products full of junk food... though they do also sell those for the junk food lovers!  The number of amazing baskets they offer astonished me!  I could spend hours on their site selecting a gift basket for a friend or family member for multiple reasons!

What I Don't Love:  Once again, I can't think of anything!


BUY IT!

Know someone who could use a little love or a pick me up right now?  How about a child going away to summer camp for the first time?  Check out Gourmet Gift Baskets line of Care Packages and find them a gift they will remember and appreciate!

Care Packages range in price from $34.99 to $59.99 and cover a wide range of life events.  Check them out today!

WIN IT!

I will be giving away a Health Nut Care Package to one of you lucky readers!  This is a $34.99 value and will be provided by Gourmet Gift Baskets.

Mandatory Entry: Take a jump over to the Gourmet Gift Baskets Care Package page and tell me which Care Package you would send to a loved on in your life and why.  You CANNOT choose the Health Nut Care Package. Also, you must be a public Google Friend Connect Follower of my blog to enter this giveaway. The widget to follow my blog is in the right sidebar.

Don't forget to leave an e-mail address so I know where to contact you if you win! You only need to post your e-mail on one entry.

Extra Entries: Please write a new comment for each additional entry. If something is worth 2 entries, be sure to leave two comments. For example: "I follow you #1" and "I follow you #2" should be two different comments. All entries are worth 1 entry unless otherwise noted.

-Make a Gourmet Gift Baskets purchase of any kind (does not have to be a Care Package).  Save your confirmation email, I will check if this is a winner entry.   (worth 10 entries)

-Network with me. There are four ways to do this- Twitter, Facebook, RSS, and email subscription. Buttons and links are on the left sidebar. (worth 1 entry per method, up to 4 entries total)

-Tweet about this giveaway. You can use this Tweet or write your own: Win a Gourmet Gift Baskets Health Nut Care Package and brighten the day of someone you love!  http://tiny.cc/9ephs #giveaway #healthy #love (2 Tweets per DAY-at least 2 hours apart- 1 Entry per Tweet)

-Add my button to your blog's sidebar and comment with a link to your blog (worth 3 entries)

-Follow my Photography Facebook Fan Page!  (worth 2 entries)

This giveaway is open to my readers who are 18 year of age or older with a US mailing address and will end on July 11, 2011 at 10PM Pacific Time. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. Good luck, everyone!


Fine print...
I was provided with a free product for the purpose of this review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not paid to write this review.

172 comments:

Sommer said...

I would choose the exam cram package because I am a student and know all about late nights studying.

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Sommer said...

your button is on my blog.

Sommer said...

I follow you on twitter

Sommer said...

I like you on facebook.

Sommer said...

I tweeted about the giveaway.

abfantom said...

I follow via GFC: abfantom

I like to give the Exam Cram Care Package to my niece who is starting college in the fall.

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abfantom said...

I'm an email subscriber

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5webs said...

I would send the Sports Fan Care Package to my sister-in-law and her husband. They are very active in the sports community, both with their kids and independently, so I think that they would really enjoy it.
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5webs said...

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I subscribe via Google Reader
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bayctygrl said...

I would choose the Deluxe Glow In The Dark Care Package for my niece. What kid doesn't want stuff that glows in the dark?

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Amber said...

I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect and I would love to send the Fisherman’s Feast™ - Seafood Gift Basket to my mom because she adores all kinds of seafood!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow/fan your Photography Facebook fan page! My FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow/fan your Photography Facebook fan page! My FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I like your Eco-Friendly and Frugal Facebook page - my FB name is Amanda Moore
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I follow you @EFandFrugal on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

I tweeted, I'm @AmberGoo:
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Thank you for the giveaway :)
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dlhaley said...

GFC follower dlhaley

dlhaley said...

I would choose the Junk Food Care Package.

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AngelaK said...

I would send the Midnight Snack care package to my Mom because I am always catching her snacking late at night! This way, she would have her own!



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Brittany Whittaker said...

The bounty of the seat basket is so perfect for my hubby or father in-law!!

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Brittany Whittaker said...

I follow via twitter!

Brittany Whittaker said...

I follow via facebook!

Brittany Whittaker said...

I follow via RSS feed!

Brittany Whittaker said...

I follow via email!

Brittany Whittaker said...

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Brittany Whittaker said...

I follow your photography page!

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slb3334 said...

the activities, games and packages to keep them entertained.

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Amanda said...

GFC follower. Being the insomniac I am, I'd choose the Midnight Snack Care Package™ as my favorite!

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Colleen M said...

I would send the Orchard's Abundance Fruit Gift Basket to family members who live in Alaska where fruit is hard to find and very expensive.

I follow your blog publicly via GFC. (ColleenM)

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Colleen M said...

I like you on Facebook. (Colleen Maurina)

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Colleen M said...

I subscribe to you by email.

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Colleen M said...

I subscribe to you in Google Reader.

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Colleen M said...

I follow your Photography Facebook page. (Colleen Maurina) Entry #1

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crystletellerday said...

gfc follower id dend the junk food care package to my cousin darlene cause she likes junk food crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

THE JUNK FOOD CARE PACKAGE LOOKS GOOD TO ME TO SEND TO MY SON

PAIGE said...

I follow on GFC (elysesw) and would send the Midnight Snack package to my daughter because she's a late night muncher.
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buzzd said...

The sports fan care pack

Alison said...

I would love to send Junk Food Care Package to my best friend for her birthday. Our friends always joke about the amount of junk food she eats, so it would be the perfect gift.

I follow with GFC as A. Tolar.

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Alison said...

I follow on twitter as @AFTolar.

Alison said...

I like you on facebook as Alison Faith Tolar.

Alison said...

I tweeted.

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Alison said...

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kygirl said...

I follow gfc as stanleybilly
I would send the chocolate dreams gift basket because my son loves chocolate.
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kygirl said...

I follow jaye reilly photography on fb as charline stanley
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kygirl said...

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kygirl said...

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Sunnyvale said...

The Italian gift basket looks good

ranya112 said...

I'd like the Deluxe Kids Sports Care Package because it would really keep the grandkids busy and happy.
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

ITALIAN CRAM BASKET MRS.MOMMYYATGMAIL.COM

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I will pick the Midnight Snack Care Package for my husband, because he is due to have surgery soon, and I think this will comfort him in the wee small hours...

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I like you on Facebook as Debbi Otto Wellenstein.

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I subscribe via Google Reader.

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I like your photography page on Facebook as Debbi Otto Wellenstein.

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

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samarcy said...

Kids Sports Care Package™ for my grandkids, who all play sports

mogrill said...

I like the exam cram for my brother getting ready to go into his final year of law school.
Thanks for the chance.
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llinda29 said...

I like Junk Food Care Package

llinda29 said...

I sub to email

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I like you on fb

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-Follow your Photography Facebook Fan Page

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Tina said...

Arts & Crafts Care Package for my sister. she loves craft
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Tina said...

follow you on twitter
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Tina said...

follow you on facebook
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subscribe via email
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sheliamoore2 said...

I will send the Exam Cram Care Package to ME!! I have been accepted into the Radiology program Finally!! So it's all about me!! lol.... also follow via GFC

sheliamoore2 said...

Follow via Twitter @sheliasplace

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Follow via FB

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Follow via email

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Follow Photography Fan Facebook page!

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Anonymous said...

I would send the junk food package to my granddaughter who eats mostly junk foods.






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FreeCellPenguin said...

I would pick the Exam Cram package, because I have a daughter in med school, and she could use some munchies for her late-night study sessions!

smdrm said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect as smdrm and I'd pick the Junk Food Care Package for my husband.

smdrm said...

I follow you on Twitter as smdrm.

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smdrm said...

I tweeted as directed:

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Linda said...

I follow you on GFC(Linda G) and I would send the Activities,Games & Puzzles Care Package to my grandson for him to take on vacation with him to keep him busy on that long ride in the car.
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Tina said...

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cpullum said...

Has to be the junk food care package!!!
Carla
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sweetsue said...

I would send the Around The World Beer Bucket to my brother because he loves to try exotic beers.
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cjbstar said...

I like the junk food basket.

Tina said...

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gene said...

exam cram package

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Tina said...

I would send my niece the glow in the dark package. She loves glow in the dark stuff!

Marnely Rodriguez said...

I follow on GFc and would love Midnight Snack Care Package™!

Marnely Rodriguez said...

I Follow my Photography Facebook Fan Page! #1

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kolpin said...

the Midnight Snack Care Package, although i do love the health nut one
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h. mcnaron said...

gfc follower
I would send the afternoon in paris gift basket to my nephew who is learning french in school!

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h. mcnaron said...

I follow your photography facebook page @a marie hj saver.
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h. mcnaron said...

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Tina said...

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Katharina said...

I am a GFC follower (Katharina) and my favorite gift basket is the Ultimate Chocolate Gift Basket. :-)
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Katharina said...

I follow you on Twitter. (Katharina Ess) angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

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Katharina said...

I subscribed via email (and confirmed!) :-) Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

Katharina said...

Entry 1... I "like" Jaye Reilly Photography on Facebook (Katharina Ess) angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

Katharina said...

Entry 2 I "like" Jaye Reilly Photography on Facebook (Katharina Ess) angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

ky2here said...

GFC follower kycouple2000 and I'll send the Midnight Snack Care Package to my niece who is in her final year of undergrad.

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Like Jaye Reilly Photography FB as kyhere here, entry 1.

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April said...

I like Junk Food One..GFC button was missing so I signed up for email newsletter

Erin G said...

I would send the Exam Cram one to my sister, a nursing student.

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Erin E said...

I would send the Exam Cram Care Package™ to my niece because she is currently in college. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
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Erin E said...

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Erin E said...

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Erin E said...

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Erin E said...

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Erin E said...

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I subscribe via google reader (RSS)
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EmmaPeel said...

I follow you with GFC.
I picked the Midnight Snack Care Package

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EmmaPeel said...

Rss subscriber
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Tina said...

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momznite said...

gfc follower
I'd considering sending a Glow in the Dark Care package because it's playful.
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Candes said...

I would give my hubby the Sports Fan Care Package™. Since he is a football fan. Go steelers! Yeah!

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skytoucher said...

I like the Exam Cram package.

Erica C. said...

The Sports Fan Care Package is nice too! I also am a GFC follower :)

Chisum Crew said...

I follow (happi shopr) and would choose the Midnight Snack Care Package™ for Mom who is usually up all hours of the night since Daddy passed away. trinitygsd at yahoo dto ocm

saturdaynightfever said...

I like the Junk Food Care Package too!

I do not see the Google Friend Connect link.

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sumn said...

I would get the Midnight Snack Care package for our son who is in college. He could munch of these while he's up late studying for a test.

Ericka said...

I would send the Midnight Snack Care Package to my house for my kids because it has quite a lot of their favorite snacks we have for family fun night.

Ericka said...

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Nancy said...

I follow via GFC: allibrary.

I'd send my daughter the Exam Cram Package for $34.99 because she is completing her Master's degree!

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I am an email subscriber.

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susansmoaks said...

i would send the junk food care package to my nephews because they would really enjoy it over the summer
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Hotsnotty2 said...

Follower, I would love to sent my brother the Junk Food Care Package™

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Jim said...

i follow via GFC and i like the midnight snack care package

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kimbly said...

I'd pick the Sweets Gift Basket

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purango said...

I would send the Midnight Snack Care Package to my husband and daughter. Sometimes they stay up late and look for a midnight snack. I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect. garrettsambo@aol.com

Gianna said...

Deluxe Kids Sports Care Package.

Gianna said...

I'm a GFC follower.

Gianna said...

I'm an email subscriber.

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