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Monday, September 26, 2016

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What are the gifts that Mom and Dad will cherish for years to come? Typically, it's the ones that are personalized just for their new little one.

There's just something about seeing their child's name for the first time embroidered across a baby blanket or on a cute-as-can-be onesie. But, that's just the beginning of the items you can have personalized with a little something special.

From Baby photo albums to keepsake banks, we're proud to turn your baby gift into an enduring keepsake.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Find Fall Gourmet Food Gift Baskets Online

Thanksgiving Gift Basket, Fall Gourmet Food GiftFall Gift Basket IdeasDress up your Thanksgiving table, Fall birthday party or Autumn event with a colorful Fall gift basket from Adorable Gift Baskets.

Fall gift baskets are perfect for Fall birthdays, office parties, Thanksgiving Day celebrations, tailgate parties, housewarmings, homecomings, family gatherings, Halloween and other Autumn events.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

7 Ideas for Celebrating Halloween at Home

Whether or not you have other Halloween events scheduled, celebrating this Halloween at home can be a lot of fun.

Below are a few ideas for having some fun with Halloween-themed goodies and activities with your whole family from the youngest tot to the oldest senior.

You can make a scarecrow out of old clothes and shoes that you don't want to wear anymore. Depending on how many family members are involved, you might even want to make several scarecrows. Stuff it with old newspapers or straw and use a belt to hold the shirt to the pants. You can get as creative as you like for the head, using whatever you can find such as a pumpkin-shaped bucket or large ball.

A jack-o'-lantern is a hollowed out pumpkin that has a face carved into it. You can buy a carving kit that provides everything you need to cut and empty out the pumpkin's insides, or you can use knives from the kitchen. Make sure you save the seeds when you are emptying the pumpkin out so that you can roast them for a crunchy treat.

A jack-o'-lantern is a hollowed out pumpkin that has a face carved into it. You can buy a carving kit that provides everything you need to cut and empty out the pumpkin's insides, or you can use knives from the kitchen. Make sure you save the seeds when you are emptying the pumpkin out so that you can roast them for a crunchy treat.

3. Tell Spooky Halloween Stories

Getting in the mood for a scary Halloween is easy when you turn off the lights and tell a few ghost stories. You can choose one storyteller or let everyone take turns. Make sure that you have a flashlight handy, just in case someone gets scared. 

You might even want to turn the flashlight on and point it at the individual who is telling the story. 

You should be careful when telling scary stories in front of small children. It's better to wait until they are asleep for the night before you begin telling scary stories.

4. Bake Halloween Sugar Cookies or Cupcakes

Halloween sugar cookies are colorful and tasty. You'll need a sugar cookie recipe, the ingredients (including colored sugar sprinkles), cookie sheets, and lots of helpful hands.
 If your family prefers cupcakes to cookies, whip up a batch of your favorite cake flavor. Once the cupcakes are baked, top them with frosting and colorful Halloween sprinkles.
6. Decorate the Windows for Halloween
If you are looking for some old-fashioned fun, bring out the construction paper, crayons, scissors, and tape. Each person can make a Halloween-themed decoration to put up on one of the windows. There are so many different options, from pumpkins and ghosts to candy corn and witches! If you intend to save the decorations for future use, remember to have everyone put their name and the date on the back of their artwork.

If you have young children in the family, make sure that they are tucked in for the night before turning on your scary Halloween movie. For snacks, why not eat some of the cookies or cupcakes that your family made?
There are plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween at home rather than going out. You might even want to plan for a whole day of fun with the family, depending on what everyone wants to do.

Make sure that you plan your event well and get the supplies that you'll need before the day arrives.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

An Easy Solution to the Holiday Rush; Send Holiday Baskets

The Holidays tend to bring about much stress with tiresome gift shopping and last-minute planning for family gatherings. It's not easy to pick out that special holiday gift for every member of the household, close friends, or co-workers. That's why many shoppers are turning to online gift sources as a solution to the holiday rush. With holiday gift baskets, you can easily shop for that perfect gift while saving time and money.

Holiday gift baskets arrive with delightful treats and holiday favorites such as hot cocoa, chocolate delicacies, crackers, cheese spreads, gourmet foods, wine, and soothing herbal teas.  Years ago, if someone mentioned holiday gift basket, what might come to mind would be a small, inexpensive basket with a couple of treats and maybe a small pouch of coffee or tea. But with the extravagant Christmas basket arrangements today, your loved one will be very impressed with your thoughtful gift.

Today's hand-arranged holiday gift baskets are abundant and overflowing with gourmet specialty foods and sweets to entice the taste buds. You can choose from high-quality holiday gift baskets at prices ranging anywhere from $35 to $180 depending on the types of goodies inside. The baskets are decorative for the holiday season with bows and elegant designs, and the foods and treats are fresh and mouth-watering.

Holiday gift baskets can be ordered online at any time, day or night, and shipping or delivery is usually very affordable. You can have gift baskets delivered to your home or directly to your friend or loved one. If you have several friends or relatives that are difficult to buy for, a holiday gift basket stuffed with goodies they enjoy would be an easy solution. You won't have to go from store to store desperately seeking their gifts. You can pick and choose from hundreds of select Christmas food gift baskets online to suit their taste.

One thing you'll notice at Adorable Gift Baskets is we strive to arrange a variety of holiday gift baskets with different blends of foods and treats to satisfy any gift recipient.  The holidays can be a blessing, not a headache when you give a delightful holiday gift basket from the heart!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

When Words Fail, Say it With Flowers

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It is easy to draw a blank when shopping for friends and family members. Whether you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift, an unforgettable birthday present, a suitable graduation gift or just a token of your esteem, finding the perfect item can be quite difficult.
Electronic gadgets go out of style and become obsolete almost before they are taken out of the box. Toys break and get thrown in a corner after the wrapping paper is discarded. Food gifts often miss the mark due to differences in taste. Gift cards and money are impersonal and fail to convey the care and concern you want to express.
The good news is that there is a gift that is as timeless as the love you feel and appropriate for every occasion. When you give the gift of flowers, you are giving the gift of enduring beauty; something only nature can provide.
If you cannot make it home for the holidays this year, you can send flowers to your loved ones and let them know how much you care. If you are going home for Christmas or Thanksgiving, bringing a bouquet of flowers for your host is a way to express your appreciation and thanks for the wonderful meal and memorable times.
If you have a spouse or partner at home, something as simple as a single bloom taped to the bathroom mirror is a quirky way to express your love. Fresh flowers can say so much, even when you are at a loss for words. Depending on the situation, that single sweet blossom can say "I'm sorry," "I love you," or "You are special."
If you are currently single but looking for a creative way to pop the question, flowers can come to the rescue once again. Filling the room with fresh flowers can set the mood and enhance the romance. You can follow up with an intimate dinner at home, present the ring and wait for your partner to say yes.
If you want something a little more dramatic, you can overwhelm your spouse-to-be with a house full of fresh flowers. Just wait until your soon-to-be fiancé is away from home, then fill vase after vase with fresh cut flowers of all colors and hues. You could even set up a floral scavenger hunt, with each clue leading to a romantic marriage proposal.
As you can see, flowers can say so much. If you are lost for words, stop trying to find the right expression and say it with flowers instead.

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Friday, September 02, 2016

Celebrating Halloween on a Shoestring

Holidays are about fun, sharing time with family and friends, and creating memories for the future. Holidays may also be a time of added expense to what may be an already tight budget. Having limited resources for entertaining and sharing doesn't have to mean you miss out on the fun of Halloween. With some imagination, your Halloween experience can turn into an annual tradition.

.   Invite several couples to your home for a Halloween "costume" party. Each couple can bring food or beverage item to share. Instruct each couple to come to the party impersonating some great figure in history. There are no actual costumes allowed. Each couple must act out the role of the person or persons they are impersonating without costumes or props of any kind. The other couples must guess the identity of the character being portrayed. Nominal prizes can be awarded for the best impersonation and to the couple most successful in guessing.

.   Take your show on the road. Enlist the help of a few friends. Cover your faces with a simple, inexpensive mask or a floppy hat and head on over to the local children's hospital or senior citizen's facility. Pass out treats and spend some time chatting with the residents. Spending time with folks who can't enjoy the holidays without restrictions is heartwarming and enriching.

.   Halloween is a good excuse to organize a cookie exchange with friends or co-workers. Have a dozen or so friends whip up a batch of their favorite cookie recipe, making enough to share with everyone. Get together over coffee and cookies to share your bounty. Each baker gets a dozen cookies from each of the other bakers while exchanging a dozen of their own in return. Freeze your cookies for a head start on the rapidly approaching holiday season. You'll enjoy the Halloween event as a precursor to the even bigger holiday events to come.

.   When it comes to children's Halloween events, remember that you don't have to spend extravagant amounts of money to make kids happy. Gather a group of your favorite kids together along with a parent and have an afternoon party. Let the children make Halloween masks out of construction paper, crayons or paints. A few games and a fashion show with the newly designed masks will offer all the entertainment needed. Provide healthy snacks and special holiday treats. This might coincide nicely with the cookie exchange group for parents with young children.

Halloween is a holiday celebrated in many different ways depending on where you live and community accessibility.  And it's not just a holiday for children. There's no need to be limited to the standard traditions of buying expensive costumes and going door to door in search of candy or passing out treats to everyone who knocks on your door. With a little imagination, this holiday can fun and memorable for everyone, regardless of age.

Monday, August 29, 2016

5 Awesome Baby Shower Games, Adorable Baby Baskets

 Tired Of The Same Old Baby Shower Games? 

Forget diapering a doll or guessing how big around the mother-to-be is. 
It’s time for some new traditions. Spice up your baby shower with these fun games.
  1. Guess the BabyGrab a dozen celebrity baby photos off the Internet and hang them on a bulletin board. Number them and give each guest a piece of paper with the same numbers running down the side. Tell the guests to write the names of the celebrities they think are on the board. You can make things a little easier by providing a list of celebrity names to be matched with the photos.
Alternatively, you could have guests bring their own baby photos and have everyone guess who is who. The person with the most correct names on their list is the winner.
  1. Create a story. Write a simple fairy tale about the mother and her little one. Add blanks wherever there would be adjectives, verbs or adverbs. Have people call out words to fill in the blank. Read the completed story aloud to the group for a good laugh. If you have a lot of guests, try dividing them into two or three groups to finish the stories and read them all aloud.
  2. Baby taboo. As each guest arrives, give them a string to put around their neck. Place a baby themed charm on each string. This could be anything from a baby bottle or stork to a bassinette or pacifier. Inform the guests that they are not allowed to say the word “baby” for the duration of the shower. If someone says the taboo word and is overheard, the listener takes their charm and adds it to their own string. The person with the most charms at the end of the party wins.
  3. Time the birth. The night before the party, get some little baby charms. Put one in each section of an ice cube tray and fill with water. Freeze the baby ice cubes overnight.
At the shower, each guest is given a glass of water and a baby ice cube. Have each person write down how long they think it will take for their baby to be born. As each ice cube melts, call out the time and mark it. Compare each person’s guess with their actual time. The person with the closest guess wins.
  1. Match the socks. Dump 10-20 pairs of different baby socks into a basket. Each guest will have 1 minute to match as many as they can. The socks are a great gift for the pregnant mother when the game is over.
These fun baby shower games will have everyone enjoying themselves. You don’t have to resort to tacky blindfolded feeding or toilet paper wraps to have a good time at a baby shower.

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5 Free Things to Do in Chicago

Finding something to do in a big city of Chicago can be overwhelming. Most everything seems to cost an arm and a leg, and it leaves a person frustrated, wondering what fun can be had on a tight budget. The good news is that there is quite a bit to do in Chicago that does not cost a thing. You can visit these five places for free and not spend a penny.
Chicago Riverwalk
The Chicago Riverwalk is a fantastic experience for anyone who enjoys a leisurely stroll. You will see some of the best views Chicago has to offer of the river as well as Chicago's unique architecture. Also, the Riverwalk provides access to boat tours, water taxis, and several cafes and restaurants with waterfront views.
 Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry has a little of something of interest for everyone, from nature to space to aviation and everything in between. Generally, this museum charges an admission fee, however, certain days of the year are free. Check the website for the free admission dates.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Not many cities can boast that they have a zoo with a free entry fee, but Chicago can. The Lincoln Park Zoo is open 365 days a year and is totally free to enter and explore. While there, visitors can choose to help support the zoo, though, by dining at the cafes or purchasing gifts in the gift shop.
Chicago Cultural Center
Open year-round; the Chicago Cultural Center always has something free to see. It offers beautiful architecture as well as other visually stimulating art exhibitions. Also, a variety of public performances takes place here.
Art Institute of Chicago 
If you enjoy exploring art from a wide range of style, and that spans many decades, the Chicago Art Institute offers free general admission to Illinois residents every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Participants still have to pay, however, to see special exhibits.
Whether you are a tourist or a local looking for an inexpensive day on the town, there are plenty of free things to do in Chicago. Visit one or more of these places and still have money in your pocketbook for other adventures.Click here to buy gift baskets online

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Best Gift Baskets For All Occasions and Holidays.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Thanksgiving Gift Ideas, Odd Facts About The Thanksgiving Holiday

Fall gift baskets are perfect for Fall birthdays, office parties, Thanksgiving Day celebrations, tailgate parties, housewarmings, homecomings, family gatherings, Halloween and other Autumn events. Our Fall gift baskets also make a great way to say thank you to business associates, clients and special friends. This Fall celebrate this beautiful Autumn season with all the spectacular, crisp colors and delicious taste of Fall.

The Thanksgiving holiday in the United States has always been filled with tradition, nostalgia and legends.

From its earliest beginnings with the Pilgrims and the Indians, Thanksgiving has been a great source of folklore, much of which was greatly embellished. Beyond the fantastic legends, there are some lesser-known facts surrounding one of America's most treasured holidays.

.   Despite popular belief, the feast that took place in 1621 for three days between the Pilgrims and their Indian friends did not represent the first time there was a celebratory feast of thanksgiving for overcoming adversity. In 1598, Spanish colonists feasted in celebration of their perilous arrival at the Rio Grande and invited the local inhabitants to be their guests. In 1565, grateful Spaniards feasted with local Indian tribes in Florida as well. Precedent had already been set for a period of grateful reflection and lavish eating by the time the Pilgrims sat down to dinner.

.   Pilgrims were not the official founders of the Thanksgiving holiday. It took 242 years for it to become a national holiday in the US. President Abraham Lincoln made it official in 1863. He also was the first to declare the fourth Thursday of November as the day of celebration.

.   Back in 1621, the Pilgrims didn't know they were Pilgrims. They referred to themselves as Separatists, a term used to describe their separation from the Church of England. It wasn't until the 1700s that they became known as Pilgrims. In all likelihood, they never described themselves as being Pilgrims.

.   Today's traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu bears little resemblance to what was likely served in 1621. Whether there was turkey on the menu at all is questionable and debatable. As far as pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce, well, those recipes didn't exist at that point. Potatoes, if they were served at all, were certainly not mashed and covered with gravy.

.   The tableau of staunch Pilgrims dressed in black seated with Indians in feathered headdress is more of an artistic rendering than anything based in fact. Pilgrims were not confined to a colorless wardrobe, and feathered headdresses belonged to Indian tribes in the western US, not to those of New England stock.

.   The Pilgrim thanksgiving affair was not a formal sit-down dinner as is so often pictured. Pilgrims and Indians alike arrived at random times during the three-day event to share whatever food was available at the time. There was no fine china or silverware. In fact, more food was probably consumed using fingers rather than forks.
The tales and legends woven through time about the origins and significance of Thanksgiving have helped it grow into the beloved holiday it is today. It is a welcomed time of reflection and gratitude for a world desperately needing to take a step back from the chaos to appreciate the bounty of life.

Today’s technology makes it easy to reach out to faraway  friends and relatives who live across the country.  Show them that you are thankful to have them in your life. Send beautiful Thanksgiving Gift Baskets by mail delivered to their door. 

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