Monthly Archives: January 2014

South Florida Gift Basket Delivery

It’s at this time of year that we start gearing up for tourist season at A Tasteful Gift. I know that sounds odd, being we’re a South Florida gift basket company, but hear me out. Every January many companies start to plan conferences, retreats, conventions and other events in South Florida, while families retreat to their holiday homes for some serious Winter R & R. And why wouldn’t they? The sun, the sand, the palm trees – it’s a perfect backdrop for any group event… (there’s a reason we live here! Am I right??).

We’re often called upon to put together custom Florida gift baskets for these South Florida events, varying on budget and need, to welcome their guests! To give you a sneak peak at the South Florida gift basket deliveries we make each year to Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton or West Palm Beach, here are a few of our tropical baskets that are always in high demand. Prepare to drool…

Florida Gift BasketsThis perfectly themed South Florida Florida gift basket includes – gourmet snack mix, Florida citrus fruit candies, sugar cookies, chocolate dipped key lime coconut patties, solid milk chocolate Choc-O-Gator, season pretzels, lemon cookie straws, key lime cookie straws, honey roasted peanuts, chocolate filled cookie rolls.

Florida Gift BasketsThis is our Mini Snack South Florida Gift Basket Box, filled with sweet and tangy tropical treats is a perfect way to welcome your guests to the Sunshine State. It’s filled with chocolate dipped key lime flavored coconut patties, tangy key lime cookies, solid milk chocolate Choc-O-Gator, premium salt water taffy in a Florida postcard box, Tropical Breeze gourmet snack mix. Great for conference attendee gifts, hotel and meeting welcome gifts or any Florida themed event.

South Florida Gift BasketsThis eye-catching and fun Florida tote is filled with premium assorted Salt Water Taffy (14 oz). It’s a perfect gift for convention attendees and large groups. A great hotel amenity gift to welcome guests.

Miama South Florida Gift BasketsOur “Delights” Florida Gift Box includes a novelty Florida Chocolate Gator, Key Lime Salt Water Taffy, Citrus Jelly Candies, and more. It’s also sunshine bright and beautiful – just like Florida!

Fort Lauderdale South Florida Gift BasketsOur Tropical Treasures Gift Box makes a great welcome gift for your Florida visitors or convention attendees. An assortment of Florida treats are tucked into a keepsake gift box that the recipient can later use to store special mementos or photos from their fantastic trip to Florida!

If you’re staying at a South Florida Hotel or condo and are in need of some evocative and Florida inspired gifts for friends, family, co-workers or guests, give us a ring toll-free at 1-(877)-310-4438! We’d be glad to discuss our South Florida Gift Basket rates, customizations and delivery with you – after all, it’s your event! Let’s get you set up in delicious style!

 Are you making your way to South Florida this Winter? We’d love to see you! Visit us on our Facebook Page to chat now!

Sympathy During Shiva…

Shiva. Or if you aren’t Jewish, mourning after death. I think we can all empathize or feel sympathy for anyone who has lost someone.  It’s not an easy topic to talk about so we’ll be gentle.

Regardless of religion, background, age, gender or location, we can all identify with that awful sense of loss. And it doesn’t matter if it’s expected or not, too soon or not soon enough, it’s never easy.

Sympathy Ribbon for ShivaI remember the first time I lost a relative. I was young and didn’t really quite understand what was happening except that I couldn’t see my Grandma anymore. As I grew older, death came more into focus and so did the pain of passing friends and loved ones. Occasionally it’s been for the best – be it from age, pain or illness – too often it hasn’t. I’ve sought solace and comfort in my own ways as I’m sure you have, but I think we can agree: Knowing we aren’t alone in those difficult moments makes all the difference.

For me, that support has been announced by a hug from my brother, a thoughtful phone call from a co-worker, and once even a slumber party complete with my two best friends, DVDs, pajamas with feet and a few too many bottles of wine. Each one so special and significant in their own ways, but all of them arrived at the exact right moment when I needed them.

And of course, I’ve tried to return the favor for those in my life. Homemade cookies, a letter, a look, a laugh. We all need different things during times of grief and mourning, but hopefully we’re all surrounded by love.

We hope that during your periods of Shiva or mourning, that you are supported and loved. If we can be a part of your day, we’d be honored. Many of our condolence gift baskets are Kosher and since flowers are often not brought to Shiva, make an appropriate and tasteful gift alternative.

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How have you been supported in a time of mourning? Visit us on our Facebook Page to share and support each other.

Be Well, Get Well Soon

Well, we’re a week into the new year and hopefully your New Years Goals are holding up thus far! It’s the time of year we all work a little harder to get well and healthy – and rightfully so! After all those cookies and cakes and bottles of wine, I know my body is screaming at me to move and eat lettuce!

Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when a lot of us fall ill to colds, flu and other nasty bugs. And no wonder – after a month of treats and too much alcohol, I’m sure most of our immune systems are struggling! Don’t get me wrong – I loved seeing all my family and friends and eating all those rich, decadent meals. What I don’t love is feeling achy and coughing up a lung.

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So, to help you feel your best this January, here a few recommendations for keeping well in the new year:

  • Get lots of rest! This means setting a bed time and sticking to it. That’s right – go to bed by 10:30PM and get a solid 8 hours of sleep. Your body needs time to repair itself and this is when it gets that opportunity.
  • Eat your vegetables. I know, I know. Winter vegetables don’t exactly scream excitement – at least not in the same way that Summer ones do – but there are some pretty incredible things you can do with nutrient rich veggies like beets, carrots, brussel sprouts, oranges and even cabbage!
  • Dress appropriately. Bundle up if you’re in a cold climate, wear supportive shoes, be sure to have a sweater handy. You want your body to feel comfortable so it has the least amount of stress on it as possible.
  • Move it. This is a part of many of our new years goals – to exercise more. Okay, great. Now do it. For your body and mind to function optimally, it needs to get worked. Stretch those muscles and make a point to get your heart rate up. Plus, you’ll sleep better! (see point A).
  • Drink plenty of water. And by plenty, I mean almost enough that you’re ready to explode. Aim for 8 full glasses a day. Every time you get up off the couch or from your desk, chug a glass back. Not only will this make you feel better, but your brain and body can work properly when they’re lubricated AND you’ll wash out all the remaining holiday toxins and bugs that linger in a dry belly.
  • Love well. Being kind and showing your co-workers, friends and neighbors how much you care for them does wonders for the spirit and if Christmas has taught us anything, it’s that the a well fed spirit makes for a well fed body.

Speaking of loving well, one way you can show those you care is with a get well soon gift basket! Not only will sending a basket loaded with amazing treats like cookies, coffee and snack mixes make you feel better, but wishing someone you care about a speedy recovery – while they get to enjoy cheese, crackers and sweet popcorn – makes them feel pretty good too.

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Sharing is caring, after all. So why not show your friends, family or co-workers that you’re thinking of them in their time of need, by gifting them A Tasteful Gift basket? Wish them well as we wish you well, in this new year! Here’s to a happy and healthy 2014!

How are you keeping well this month? What are your wellness solutions? Know anyone who needs a little extra support? Contact us to see how we can help or check out our get well soon baskets!

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