Wine Country Gift Baskets Giveaway

by Lolli

When I was little, we always had a large gift basket or two during the Christmas season. I don’t know who sent them to us, but I only know that they were always there.

Nuts and cheeses and candies and big baskets with bows became something that symbolized the holidays for me. After I left home and eventually got married, we had a gift basket dry spell. I missed those baskets full of sweet, salty, and savory treats.

The year that my dad sent a gift basket to us was such an exciting, nostalgic one for me, and I loved sharing that holiday memory and tradition with my kids. Now, we get gift baskets every year (though often I just get them for myself).

We recently had a huge gift basket delivered to our door from Wine Country Gift Baskets, and the kids were especially excited when we opened it. Inside was a little bit of everything – chocolates, crackers, popcorn, etc. The kids and I (and Dad, too) loved tearing through the boxes and trying a little bit of everything.

The Festive Gourmet - Wine Country Gift Baskets

I selected The Festive Gourmet, which is $74.95 plus shipping, and includes Buttercrunch toffee cookies, honey mustard pretzels, French truffles, sea salt almonds, Godiva white and milk chocolate truffles, Sonoma Jacks garlic herb cheese spread, chocolate graham crackers, peanut brittle, organic green tea, butter cookies, Lily O’Brien’s chocolate chip cookies, smoked salmon, vanilla sea salt caramels, Ghirardelli dark chocolate with caramel, double chocolate hot cocoa, extra dark chocolate hazelnut pralines, peppermint puffs, olives and more.

They had ME at Ghirardelli.

I was impressed with the quality and variety of the food and snacks in our gift basket from Wine Country Gift Baskets. In looking at the selection of holiday gift baskets on their site, they had several options that were full of amazing treats. Take a peek at Season’s Greetings (which includes free shipping!), Holiday Delight (this one is enormous!), and Happy Holidays (a smaller option, also with free shipping).

True to their name, Wine Country Gift Baskets also has an extensive selection of wine gift baskets, as well as occasion-themed baskets that make the perfect gifts for housewarmings, new baby, anniversaries, birthdays, etc.

Enter to win a Holiday Gift Basket

To enter to win the The Festive Gourmet from Wine Country Gift Baskets (the same one that I received), leave a comment on this post letting us know what kind of gift basket you would love to receive the most. Do you see another basket on their site that has you drooling?

This giveaway will end on December 17, 2011 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday in the weekly Around The Blogosphere. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.

Disclosure: I received a gift basket from Wine Country Gift Baskets to review, but the thoughts and opinions about the product are my own.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor, Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.



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1 Elisabeth December 8, 2011 at 11:46 am

I love this gift basket! I also wouldn’t mind getting the Sweet Selections Gift Basket for my sweet tooth! :)

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2 Christina Gould December 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm

My favorite is the Sky’s the Limit Gift Bask. Thanks for the giveaway!

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3 Meandering Matt December 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I didn’t see a beer basket, so I decided I’d love to get the Starbucks Coffee and Tazo Tea Collection!

mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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4 Sheila December 8, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I would love to receive a Godiva Collection Gift Basket! :)

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5 Fabs December 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm

When I read “Wine Country gift basket” I thought for sure it would include wine! When I went to the website, my heart melted, wine, wine, wine, any of them I would love!

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6 June December 8, 2011 at 1:11 pm

The Hobson Estate trio basket is great, would be perfect for my son & his wife’s house warming party coming up.

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7 LT December 8, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I would love to receive the Cliffside Vineyards Holiday Duet basket!

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8 Van December 8, 2011 at 1:31 pm

There’s a chocolate basket in here that I know my sister would like, she loves chocolate!

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9 Beth Marhefka December 8, 2011 at 1:41 pm

The sweet selections basket looks very good too.

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10 Kristie December 8, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I like the Tis the Season gift basket.

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11 mrsshukra December 8, 2011 at 2:06 pm

The Ritz gift basket would be nice to receive!

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12 Drina M. December 8, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I’d like the sweet selectiion!

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13 Cassandra D. December 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm

This one looks great: Portobello Italian Pinot Grigio Assortment

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14 alexandra December 8, 2011 at 3:01 pm

The Cliffside Vineyards Holiday Collection Gift Basket looks perfect! just enough wine and nibbles for the perfect gift!

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15 Jenn December 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm

This looks like a perfect basket to me – but the chocolate baskets and the coffee baskets are calling my name too :)

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16 Paige December 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I like the starbucks and tazo eye opener basket. Ooooh yummy.

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17 Selene M. December 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I like the Holiday Delight Gift Basket.

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18 Meryl December 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Godiva Pure Decadence.

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19 Annie McAlhany December 8, 2011 at 4:36 pm

I love the festive gourmet basket!!!

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20 Louis December 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I like the Holiday Extravaganza. But, I have to say, The Festive Gourmet looks fantastic too!

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21 Mandy December 8, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Any of the chocolate ones (:

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22 Sarann December 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I like the “Tis the season” tower of goodies, yum!

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23 Selena December 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I would love the godiva treasures gift basket

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24 Stacie Fontinell December 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I would love to win this! All of the baskets look great and I would love one with wine in it!

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25 tennille December 8, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I love getting fresh fruit baskets over the holidays. I looked on the site and the penguin tower is sooooo cute.

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26 cheryl c. December 8, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I also love the Taste of Italy gift basket!

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27 Shari December 8, 2011 at 8:05 pm

I’d love the Bon Appetit one! It’s funny…I was just looking at their catalog last night and drooling over everything. :)

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28 Sharon Schoepe December 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I would love the Tea Time basket.

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29 Maureen December 8, 2011 at 8:53 pm

This basket looks great but I am also loving the basket of the Godiva Collection Gift Basket

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30 Beth December 8, 2011 at 9:35 pm

My sweet tooth says The Godiva Wishes basket!

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31 Barbara Manatee December 8, 2011 at 9:52 pm

I’d love to get my husband one of the wine gift baskets for his birthday in January!

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32 domestic diva December 8, 2011 at 9:59 pm

The Festive Gourmet looks great. Yum!

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33 Michelle December 8, 2011 at 11:28 pm

I like the Godiva Elegance gift basket.

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34 Noreen December 9, 2011 at 2:09 am

The first class gift basket, it really is first class

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35 Melissa P. December 9, 2011 at 6:14 am

The Executive Choice Gift Basket sounds great!

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36 emily December 9, 2011 at 6:47 am

The Hobson Estate Trio looks fantastic!

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37 Serena Powell December 9, 2011 at 7:05 am

I would love to have the Ghirardelli Assortment Gift Basket

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38 Amy Brewer December 9, 2011 at 9:30 am

I think the Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Gift Basket would be great to have…

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39 Megan Sutliff December 9, 2011 at 9:51 am

The Sweet selections gift basket looks awesome!!

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40 Jessica December 9, 2011 at 10:25 am

I love the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Tower

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41 angelsspot December 9, 2011 at 3:27 pm

The Festive Gourmet Gift Basket looks awesome

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42 tess December 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm

i like the pink gift basket for a baby girl coming this month
tcogbill at live dot com

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43 Tomoko December 9, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I would love to receive a gift basket with healthy snacks

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44 MomofTwo December 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm

The Godiva Collection for sure!

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45 Happymomc December 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I’d love a Godiva chocolate basket!

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46 Tawnya S December 9, 2011 at 4:36 pm

I would love to have the Godiva Pure Decadence Gift Basket!

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47 Sang Kang December 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm

i love the Godiva Collection Gift Basket!

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48 Louis December 9, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I love the Season’s Greetings with Houdini Napa Merlot

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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49 Staci A December 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I’d love to get the Bundle of Joy gift basket!

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50 Angela E. December 9, 2011 at 9:24 pm

These are all so beautiful, it would be hard to choose just one!

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51 Daniel M December 9, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Festive Gourmet Gift Basket looks good too!

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52 Kathy Stevenson December 9, 2011 at 10:18 pm

I like the Godiva Pure Decadence Gift Basket. Yum!

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53 LaVonne December 9, 2011 at 10:26 pm

The holiday delight would be lovely to win since we host Christmas dinner for about 25. :)

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54 Krista December 10, 2011 at 12:53 am

The Pacific Heights one looks good to me, but I’d take the one you got too! ;)

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55 Vickie COuturier December 10, 2011 at 7:22 am

I would also love:Eye Opener Gift Basket

vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

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56 belinda m December 10, 2011 at 9:15 am

I would love to receive the The V.I.P Gift Basket as a gift. It looks so amazing

bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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57 Kathy Eyre December 10, 2011 at 9:18 am

I like the Many Thanks Gift Basket, the greens and golds are so pretty!

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58 Amberly perkins December 10, 2011 at 11:04 am

I love the Ritz package or the holiday package!

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59 Jessica T. December 10, 2011 at 11:49 am

I liked their Holiday Cheer Gift Basket.

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60 Chuck December 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm

These are all very nice gift basket’s, hard to choose.

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61 Christine Jensen December 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I would love a gift basket filled with books and dark chocolate :)

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62 clarissa December 10, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I love sausage/cheese baskets or chocolate baskets as well

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63 NAN December 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I’D LOVE A BREAKFAST BASKET WITH YUMMY PANCAKE MIX AND GOOD COFFEE
nannypanpan at gmail.com

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64 Louise A Brouillette December 10, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Oooh, I like the Festive Gift Gourmet Basket.
louiseb130@aol.com

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65 alyce poalillo December 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Wine Country Chocolate Tower looks like it was made for me!

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66 Margaret Smith December 10, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I also like the The Ritz Gift Basket.
They really have some great looking produts to choose from
Thanks so much
rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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67 Joanne Stanton December 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Holiday Delight Gift Basket is delightful!!!

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68 sandy December 10, 2011 at 10:50 pm

vip basket looks nice

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69 Suzanne (Crunchy Green Mom) December 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I want the Dom Perignon Limited Edition Gift Basket…. I’m getting married in 9 months, this would be FAB!!!

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70 sarah w December 10, 2011 at 11:00 pm

The Tea for Two basket is right up my alley.. would love it! But, I also can’t keep my eye off the sundae special basket!

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71 Joe K December 10, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I like the Kendall-Jackson Duet gift basket.

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72 Carly Connors December 10, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I’d love the Holiday Delight basket!!! These baskets are awesome :)

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73 Jemmy December 10, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I’d love to get a basket like this one, with something for everyone in it. The Ritz basket has me drooling too. :)

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74 Marilyn Wons December 10, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Holiday Delight Gift Basket is the one I would like to receive the most!

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75 Angie December 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I love the Fresh Fruit and Kiarna Vineyard basket.

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76 Erin December 11, 2011 at 7:32 am

Godiva Pure Decadence!

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77 Wehaf December 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I love fruit baskets, so I’d love to get the Wine Country Fruit Assortment.

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78 kelly December 11, 2011 at 12:56 pm

i like Hobson Estate Trio Gift Basket

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79 Don December 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm

The all chocolate one would be nice to give as a gift.

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80 Lauren December 11, 2011 at 4:18 pm

another basket i like is the santa claus tower. i’d love a holiday themed basket

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81 Kelly D December 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm

I also like their Rocky Mountain Chocolate Tower

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82 pamela james December 11, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Windwhistle Vintners Cuvee Duet Gift Basket

pjames330 at aol dot com

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83 Shannon Wieneke December 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I’d love to win the Grand Godiva Collection Gift Basket
shannonw at peacelovepoop dot com

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84 Liz V. December 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Upcoming birthdays say Birthday Tower to me.

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85 Amber Seipp December 11, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I would like the Holiday Delight Gift Basket…..

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86 Erika December 11, 2011 at 11:55 pm

My favorite would include lots of cheeses!

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87 Garrett December 12, 2011 at 7:31 am

That VIP basket is full of great things.

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88 Nicole H December 12, 2011 at 10:11 pm

I like the winter breakfast basket :]

nmh001@lvc.edu

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89 Jamie December 12, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Love the Cutting Board Collection basket (and the wine basket you have featured.)

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90 Linda Kish December 12, 2011 at 11:05 pm

I would like a Deluxe Winter Breakfast Classic Gift Basket

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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91 catherine c December 13, 2011 at 1:39 am

i love the Cliffside Vineyards Holiday Collection Gift Basket

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92 Nadia December 13, 2011 at 1:44 am

I like their Santa Claus Tower basket! The kids would love that!

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93 marybaker112 December 13, 2011 at 4:06 am

I would choose the Hobson Estate Trio Gift Basket because It has all my favorites. It has wine, cheese, sausage and some sweets! I have cheese and whatever else I can scrape together at least one night a week for my dinner, and this basket would be so much fun!

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94 Noelle Cagle December 13, 2011 at 9:18 am

The starbucks baskets are nice.

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95 clarissa December 13, 2011 at 10:01 am

the godiva basket

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96 Karrie December 13, 2011 at 10:43 am

What an amazing website-everything looks so charming. The Dom Perigon Anniversary gift basket would be my favorite and would love to share it with my husband of 20 years this June. Thank you!

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97 Kelly Moran December 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm

All of the chocolate baskets are my favorite!!

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98 angelia December 13, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I like the Francis Coppola Diamond Collection wine basket!

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99 DebbyM December 13, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I would love the Coppola Diamond Collection Duet Gift Basket.

Thanks,
Debby

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100 Tracy Koenig December 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I love the Godiva Wishes Gift Basket! Yummy :)

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101 April Taylor December 13, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I would like to try the Wine Country Chocolate Tower

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102 clarissa December 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I would love the offered basket or a chocolate basket
:)

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103 Mary Baker December 13, 2011 at 9:41 pm

My favorite Basket is the Hobson Estate Trio. It has Wine, Sausage, cheese, and sweets! Who could ask for more??

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104 Dana December 13, 2011 at 10:33 pm

i would love to get teh starbucks coffee and tazo tea gift basket

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105 natalie jane December 13, 2011 at 11:11 pm

The Ina Garten Chocolate Sundae basket is awesome!

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106 tanya December 14, 2011 at 12:33 am

I would take the offered one…not too choosy…I think it would be something on a date night with my honey.
tanyas.junk1(at)gmail(dot)com

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107 Jennifer C. December 14, 2011 at 1:32 am

I’d also love their Lots of Chocolate Gift Basket …heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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108 Ruth Hill December 14, 2011 at 8:27 am

I like the Grand Godiva Collection Gift Baskets.

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109 tamara childers December 14, 2011 at 9:03 am

I like the Wine Country Chocolate Tower

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110 adrienne hall December 14, 2011 at 10:17 am

I just adore the look of the “Let It Snow Tower”. gee that would be a wonderful christmas gift for me:))

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111 Cori Westphal December 14, 2011 at 11:57 am

The Briar Creek Cellars California Collection Gift Basket would make a great gift for my MIL! She’s impossible to buy for!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

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112 rachel December 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm

oooh the ” happy holidays” gift basket looks yummy!

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113 Jeni Monroe December 14, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Wine Country Chocolate Tower is the one that I’d love to win!!!

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114 sandra December 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm

i love gift baskets with little sweets like cakes and cookies

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115 Shiloh K December 14, 2011 at 9:05 pm

I’d love the Briar Creek Cellars California Collection Gift Basket!

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116 Kathy Davis December 14, 2011 at 9:07 pm

I would love to receive the Deluxe Winter Breakfast Classic . Nothing better than a great breakfast in a cozy house on a cold winter’s day. Thanks.

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117 ANGEL JACKLYN December 14, 2011 at 9:09 pm

MY ULTIMATE GIFT WOULD BE THE

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Tower Gift Basket!

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118 Stephanie Grant December 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm

I would also like to have the A Day Off Gift Basket

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119 Ronda December 15, 2011 at 12:22 am

I like The Festive Gourmet Gift Basket. There is something for everyone which is very nice.

rrudnick@netnet.net

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120 Annette D December 15, 2011 at 10:03 am

The A Day Off Gift Basket would be wonderful!

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121 Cathy W December 15, 2011 at 10:58 am

I really like the Godiva Pure Decadence Gift Basket

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122 Liz December 15, 2011 at 11:03 am

Chocolate tower, please!

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123 kat j December 15, 2011 at 11:10 am

The hobson estate trio gift basket would be my choice. It is elegant and festive

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124 Brooklyn December 15, 2011 at 11:47 am

The Kiarna Vineyards Holiday Selection basket looks wonderful!

Thanks

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125 Alison S. December 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I’m a mom with two little kids so the thought of a chocolate gift basket all to myself on a day when I need a break would thrill me. lol :)

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126 Catherine Agnes Roebuck December 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I would love a gluten free gift basket, full of tasty gluten free goodies!

hugzeke@gmail.com

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127 sarah buki December 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm

the Dom Perignon Limited Edition Gift Basket looks amazing!!!

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128 Donna O'Neil December 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I like the Ritz Holiday Collection.

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129 cw December 15, 2011 at 6:27 pm

The cliffside vineyards basket or any of the other wine ones.

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130 dogwood December 15, 2011 at 6:57 pm

The Napa Valley Picnic sounds amazing.

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131 Leigh Powell Hines ( December 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm

The baskets are great. I like the Ritz Holiday collection, but truthfully, they are all very nice.

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132 DanielleCorrelle December 15, 2011 at 8:15 pm

The Deluxe Winter Breakfast Classic Gift Basket looks awesome, I love breakfast food baskets

daniellecorrelle @ aol.com

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133 Trish December 15, 2011 at 8:24 pm

I would love to have the Grand Godiva Collection Gift Baskets.

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134 Natasha H December 15, 2011 at 9:58 pm
135 Holly L December 15, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I would love to get the Deluxe Winter Breakfast Classic! Whats better then Starbucks with breakfast in bed!

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136 Donnetta December 15, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I love the Christmas Morning Gift basket.

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137 mechele johnson December 16, 2011 at 12:44 am

I like Chocolaty gift baskets, like the Chocolate Tower. Those are always soooo fun to get!

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138 Carolsue December 16, 2011 at 3:52 am

The Starbucks Spectacular Gift Basket sounds great! I LOVE Starbucks!

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139 angie lilly December 16, 2011 at 10:41 am

I would love love love to have the Organic Sweet and Savory Assortment Gift Basket!!!! All those great brands in one basket!

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140 Carmen Q December 16, 2011 at 11:42 am

My favourite types are ones with savoury items like cheese and sausages

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141 Missy December 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Wine Country Chocolate Tower

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142 Regina D. December 16, 2011 at 8:43 pm

I would love to try the Wine Country Chocolate Tower..wine & chocolate nothing better!

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143 Kim Henrichs December 16, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Oh my gosh the winter breakfast basket looks amazing!!

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144 chelesa sims December 16, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Deluxe Winter Breakfast Classic Gift Basket is one of the ones that i like but i like so many.

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145 Peggy December 16, 2011 at 11:27 pm

I like the Winter Breakfast Classic Gift Basket

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146 victoria lester December 17, 2011 at 9:26 am

I’d select the Santa Claus Tower – what great items.
momsholidaycooking at gmail dot com

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147 Crystal Mexico December 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm

I would love to have the Kiarna Vineyards Holiday Selection Gift Basket

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149 Cathy B*****y December 12, 2012 at 3:53 am

so many beautiful and inviting baskets… to give or receive! I am drooling over the KIARNA SPARKLING WINE ASSORTMENT .. it includes a California sparkling wine, cheese spread, crackers, and sweets.. delish!
Cathy B*****Y pbprojecthope at yahoodotcom

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150 gift baskets March 15, 2013 at 8:05 am

As for the baby, there are baskets for boys, baskets for girls, and uni-sex baskets. Appearance is an important consideration. You don’t want to choose a basket that looks cheaply put together. The gift is supposed to represent the happiness you feel for the soon to be parents, so it should be presented and wrapped accordingly.

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151 Mary Gardner December 11, 2013 at 10:52 pm

I like the Starbucks and Tazo Eye Opener Gift Basket!

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