Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Gourmet Gift Baskets Has You Covered with Their Gourmet Treats, Overstuffed Baskets, and More This Easter - Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Ultimate Easter Gift Basket

Are you all ready for Easter?  If you haven't looked at your calendar lately, you may be surprised to find that this year the holiday falls on April 1st.  This isn't an April Fool's Day joke, even though it will be sharing the same day this year, and if Mother Nature has her way for some states in the Northeast, she will continue to drop snow on us, making it harder for the Easter Bunny to hide eggs outside for kids to find on Easter morning.

With only 12 days left until Easter, you may be feeling the pressure of trying to find basket fillers for your child, or running out of time to put together an filled Easter basket to mail to grandchildren or other children you hold near and dear to your heart.  Thanks to GourmetGiftBaskets.com, they are here to make Easter gift giving easy this year.  All you have to do is head over to their website and browse their wonderful selection of Easter favorites as well as new one product additions for 2018.  Whenever holidays, birthdays or special occasions roll around, one of my first stops is GourmetGiftBaskets.com, as I love their selection of food gift baskets.  And, they are usually running great offers including free shipping, so it makes it affordable and an easy way to click and send gifts to friends and family near and far.  I have even used GourmetGiftBaskets.com to buy chocolate covered strawberries and Oreo cookies, as well as seasonal cake pops and other tasty treats to add to my dessert table, leaving me more time to spend with family and friends when hosting gatherings, than in the kitchen trying to put together an assortment of desserts for all to enjoy.

Easter really has creeped up on us this year.  It seemed that right before I wrapped up my Valentine's Day shopping and even gift guide for my blog, that stores were already stocking shelves with Easter goodies and decorations.  It was like they skipped right over St. Patrick's Day.  To give you an idea of what wonderful Easter gifts GourmetGiftBaskets.com, a 15-year old, family-owned company in New Hampshire have to offer, check out some of their new products for Easter available now, with many offering FREE SHIPPING...

Classic Easter Basket
NEW -- Easter Classic Basket 2018 -- Not only is this basket filled with a solid milk chocolate bunny, Easter Peeps, jelly beans, Skittles and more, it includes a huge, fluffy stuffed bunny, as well. Budget-Friendly at $49.99, SKU 4641.

Happy Easter Cookie Cake
NEW -- Adorable Easter Chick Cookie Cake -- How cute is this 12-inch, Easter Chick, chocolate chip cookie cake? Take a look and imagine this as your Easter dinner dessert/centerpiece. $49.99, SKU 8695.

Happy Easter Cookie Brownie Gift Box 8987
NEW -- Happy Easter Cookie and Brownie Combo � For the adults on your Easter-loving list, this new item should satisfy just about anyone over 18 and many who are younger, too.  The following varieties are included: Chocolate Chunk Brownies, Peanut Butter Brownies, Chocolate Chip Blondies, Butterscotch Blondies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fudge Brownie Cookies, Lemon Sugar Cookies, and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Perfect for any budget at JUST $29.99, SKU 8987.

Hippity-Hoppity Easter Gift Stack

Hippity Hoppity Snack Tin -- Imagine a gorgeous tin filled with Easter Peeps, M&M candies, Mike and Ikes, jelly beans, sea salt & cracked pepper kettle corn and a solid, double crisp chocolate bunny flecked with pieces of crispy rice. $34.99, SKU 4640.

Easter Popcorn Tin

Easter Popcorn Tin -- Instead of Easter candy, this option is perfect for the Popcorn-loving gift recipient. GourmetGiftBaskets.com offers nearly 100 different flavors of popcorn and its top flavors are included in this Easter Tin. People can go the traditional route and choose butter, caramel and cheddar, or they can select the "People's Choice" option: caramel, cheesy cheddar and kettle corn. Just $24.99 -- $49.99 (Depending on size, 1 gallon to 3.5 gallons), SKU 7280.


Don't these look like great Easter gift ideas?  The hard part is deciding between them all. :-)  The kind folks at GourmetGiftBaskets.com recently sent their new Easter Classic Basket 2018  for my family to enjoy.  

They are also offering a giveaway where one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will win a gift basket that is comprable to this Easter basket.  I will be choosing a winner after Easter, so they will send a general basket with some of their best-selling products for you and your family to enjoy (a $50 value).  Read on to learn how to enter this wonderful giveaway.  

As you can see in the picture above, Bella, my youngest was all smiles when she took this Easter basket out of the box.  She couldn't wait to unwrap the basket and see what goodies were inside.

Next to the candy, what do you think was her favorite thing about the basket contents? ...

"There are certain things that are essential to Easter morning, like beautiful toys and irresistible chocolate. So, in this wonderful basket, we brought together all of those classic elements to create the perfect holiday gift! Complete with bright sweet candies and chocolates, marshmallow Peeps, and a gorgeous stuffed bunny, this lovely arrangement will make Easter morning absolutely unforgettable!"

You guessed it, she fell in love with the cute brown plush bunny, and couldn't wait to snuggle with it :-)

My family really enjoyed the Classic Easter Basket from GourmetGiftBaskets.com.  When the girls weren't looking I was able to sneak and hide the chocolate bunny to enjoy during my "me time" after everyone is in bed.  Let me tell you, it was one of the best milk chocolate bunnies I have had in a long time. :-)

I could go on and on about how great this particular Easter basket was or how I love GourmetGiftBaskets.com, but if you follow my blog, then you probably have seen my different posts/features about their seasonal offers.  I love their products, and love sharing great products, especially ones from family owned businesses with my readers. So, with the clock ticking for Easter in 12 days, don't delay in heading over to GourmetGiftBaskets.com and place your order.  You can send gifts to family and friends, or order a delicious popcorn tin to enjoy with your family, or other tasty Easter treats to put out at your upcoming Easter dinner.  Whatever you purchase, you will not be disappointed.


Snack Break Gift Basket
(Prize is different than item shown above, but will be $50 in value)

As mentioned above, the kind folks at GourmetGiftBaskets.com are offering one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader the chance to win a gift basket (valued at $50) to enjoy with their family.  Note: the giveaway ends after Easter so this is with be a general gift basket and not Easter-themed.

To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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There is Still Time to Welcome a Peek-a-Bunny Into Your House and Share a Fun New Easter Hide-and-Seek Tradition with Your Family (Review) #PeekaBunny

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

At Christmastime does an elf come and visit your family and stay for awhile to keep an eye on your child and report their behavior back to Santa on Christmas Eve?  If your kids love having a visiting elf come at the holidays, then they will love the new Peek-a-Bunny: An Easter Tradition gift set, which includes a children's book written by Kristin Mccabe, and plush girl or boy bunny (your choice).  

My girls have brother and sister elves come and stay with us in December.  They love waking each morning to run around the house trying to find their elves.  Unlike other elves who get into mischief, we just have our elves hide around.  The girls can't touch them as they will lose magic and need to go back to the North Pole to get more magic from Santa, but they can get up close and leave little notes and talk to them -- usually adding new toys that they see commercials for on television, for the elves to report back to Santa with.  Even though my girls like the whole elf tradition, they always tell me how they wish they could cuddle and hug their elves whenever they find them.  I know some families who let their kids touch their elves the day they arrive or the night they leave, but we are a strict "no touch" house, as I know my youngest would want to touch them more often or wonder how they can touch one day and not the other.

I wondered if there was a fun Easter tradition that was similar to the elves at Christmas, and that is how I stumbled across the Peek-a-Bunny website, and fell in love with this fun Easter tradition.  

About the Peek-a-Bunny:

(You choose either boy or girl, 
and can purchase an addition bunny for only $15.00 if you want a brother/sister set)

"Peek-a-Bunny is a family friendly, interactive book that lets you play with the little Baby Bunnies!

From the beginning of March to Easter Eve, 

The baby bunnies will be at your house to play.

You can give them a hug and pick them up,
But they must go to bed where they wake up each day.

Have fun playing Peek-a-Bunny with your new Bunny friend in the weeks leading up to Easter!"


What I really liked about this new tradition which we started this year in our house, is that the girls can snuggle all they want with their Peek-a-Bunny. They can carry it around with them and have it sit with them to read, watch television or do schoolwork.  The only thing they have to remember to do is put the plush bunny back in its hiding spot each night for it be able to move around and hide in a new spot for kids to find the next morning.  

Another great feature of the Peek-a-Bunny, next to being able to touch it, which I love a lot of kids will love to do, as you can't resist this cute and oh so cuddly white bunny, is that the story that comes as part of this gift set is easy for kids of all ages to understand, and one they will love to have read to them over and over again.  The story tells about how the Peek-a-Bunnies came about and what they do while visiting your family, before they head back to report back to the Easter Bunny.  Kristin did a wonderful job with this cute story, which will definitely get the whole family excited for welcoming a new friend in the house at Easter time.

If you are thinking to yourself, this sounds like a lot of fun, but I am not ready to be on the hook for moving the bunny day after day, and chance running out of places to hide it, don't fret, as unlike the elves which stay for about a month, you could have the peek-a-bunny come whenever is convenient for you.  We received the Peek-a-Bunny girl gift set last Tuesday and I shared it with the girls the next day.  So, we have had it for a week now, and have one more week until Easter.  So, this year we will have the Peek-a-Bunny around for a couple weeks.  I can handle this. :-)  If you pick up the Peek-a-Bunny now, you can start it as soon as you get it and hide it all of next week before the Easter Bunny arrives on Sunday, April 1st.  Then, next year you will have the Peek-a-Bunny set and can do longer if you wish.  This is supposed to be a fun new Easter tradition you share with your family, and not something this will stress you out or make you go crazy trying to think of things to do with the bunny.  All you have to do is hide it in a different spot each night, and let the kids find the next day.  Just be sure if they do pick up and move it about, that they put it back in the hiding spot it was found that morning so that the Peek-a-Bunny can hide again that night.

My girls are really getting into this new Easter tradition, and continue to tell their friends about it. They are curious if their friends have Peek-a-Bunnies visiting them.  This leads to their parents asking me about it and wanting to get a Peek-a-Bunny for their family.  Want to add this fun Easter tradition to your family's Easter traditions?  Then, head on over to the Peek-a-Bunny website and order a book and plush set for your family today.  

I know that once you see this cute book and plush set that you will fall in love with this fun Easter tradition, and your kids will have so much fun waking each morning as they count down until Easter, to look for their bunny friend who has come to visit.

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Last Minute Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Girls -- SmitCo LLC Offers a Wonderful Assortment of Journals, Nail Art Sets, Scrapbooking Sets and More! (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone. 

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If you follow my blog, then you have probably seen a handful of posts about products for young girls from SmitCo LLC.  After stumbling upon their website last year and having them opportunity to try out some of their gifts for girls including journals, jewelry and more, I am a fan, and can't stop raving about SmitCo LLC to family and friends, and recommending it around the holidays, as this company offers gifts for girls of all ages and likes, and each and every product would make for a great gift idea or used as add-ins to birthday party favor bags.

This past Christmas I shared a few posts about SmitCo LLC products I included in my holiday gift guide. My review/feature of their new line of light up and passcode protected diaries/journals was well received by readers.  I had a handful of readers reach out and thank me for sharing about these light-up journals and how much their grandchildren and children enjoyed them at the holidays.  If you missed my post and want to learn more about these light up passcode protected journals/diaries, you can read my post here: https://www.inspiredbysavannah.com/2017/11/holiday-gift-guide-2017-smithco-llc-has.html.

Thinking about what items to add to my Easter Gift Guide this year, I kept thinking about SmitCo LLC, and headed over to their website to see what new products were added to their growing collection of gifts for girls.  I fell in love with their Mermaid scented Scrapbooking Arts and Crafts Gifts Set and Emoji scented Nail Art Spa Manicure and Pedicure Kit, and knew my girls would love to help me review these two kits.  I reached out to the folks at SmitCo LLC and they graciously sent samples of these two kits, along with their popular Reach for the Stars Notebook with invisible ink pen to review and feature in my Easter Gift Guide.  

My girls continue to write in the journals/diaries we were sent around the holidays. One of the notebooks has become our letterboxing book where we keep all our stamps we find while out letterboxing.  The girls love using the invisible ink pen to write where they found each particular stamp.  They love how you need to have access to the blue light attached to the pen to read the secret message, making it a fun "just between us" notebook. :-)  So, when they saw the new Reach for the Stars notebook, which also comes with an invisible ink pen and only opens with a secret passcode, they were all smiles.  

Bella was a nice sister and told Savannah she could have this journal, as Savannah was in the ER last night and diagnosed with another bout of pneumonia.  

Bella thought this light-up notebook would cheer her up, and keep her busy while resting on the couch.  It sure as, as Savannah has been laying around doodling and writing in her new Reach for the Stars notebook. She has even written secret messages for Bella to read using her invisible ink pen from one of her other light-up journals from SmitCo LLC.  

Bella wrote I Love You for her sister. :-)

The girls have been passing the notebook back and forth sharing secret sister messages, and giggling.  

They kept showing me empty pages that they filled with secret messages I couldn't see. :-)

It is nice to see them being loving sisters, and helping perk each other up while sick, as Bella is also dealing with a head cold and asthma flare.  

Savannah did get up to sit at the table to add some fun sisters and use the glue to glue pictures of some of her favorite television show characters on the pages.  She plans to write her own story and use the pictures she glued as her illustrations. I love seeing her get creative like this, and these notebooks really get the girls excited about writing and practicing their spelling, which I also love. :-)

When the girls were done playing with the Reach for the Stars notebook, they decided amongst themselves who would get the Mermaid Scrapbooking Arts and Crafts Gifts Set and who would get the Emoji Nail Art Spa Manicure and Pedicure Kit to use.  Bella is all about Emojis so she was quick to call the nail art spa kit and Savannah liked the idea of another notebook that had a scented cover and came with fun tape and scented stickers to use with her new mermaid notebook.

Bella really enjoyed playing with the Emoji Nail Art Spa Manicure and Pedicure Kit, and loved being able to add detail with scented nail stickers and patches and using the wooden stick included in the kit to add swirls and designs with different scented nail polish to her nails.  

Look at how much stuff you get in this fun scent Emoji nail art set...

And, if she messed up, I didn't have to rush and grab the nail polish remover, as this nail polish peels right off.  Bella thought this was so neat, as she is not a fan of the alcohol in nail polish removers and always says it burns her delicate when I remove nail polish from her nails.

Check out the fun Emoji nail art Bella did all on her own.  

She was so proud of herself and said it looked like a professional nail artist had done it.  :-)  When asked if this would make for a great Easter basket gift, or birthday gift to give to an Emoji fan, she yelled, "Yes!"  She even said it would be a great kit to have for a fun sleepover activity.  

Bella had her own nail art salon set up in the living, ready to paint everyone's nails this AM. :-)

There is enough scented nail polishes and nail art and accessories to enjoy with friends.  Once the girls are feeling better, Bella can't wait to plan a play date and have her friends come over for a spa day where they will do each other's finger and toe nails with her favorite new scented Emoji nail collection kit from SmitCo LLC.

Savannah really enjoyed her Mermaid Scrapbooking Arts and Crafts Gifts Set.  

She loves ocean creatures and mermaids, so this gift set was right up her alley.  As she started pulling all the pieces out of the box that make up this gift set, she couldn't believe how much stuff was included.  

She saw the 114 pieces on the front of the package, but it wasn't until she layed everything out in front of her on the table that she could see all the wonderful goodies that make up this mermaid scrapbooking set. 

Even though we are all congested with head colds, we were able to pick up a faint scent to this and Bella's nail set.  We know that when we are all feeling better, we will be able to smell the assortment of scented stickers better.  

Savannah thought that the scented scrapbook notebook was cool.  She loves the light up journals from SmitCo LLC, but never imaged they would have one that was scented.  :-)

My girls had so much fun trying out the two new kits and light up journal today, and I know they will continue to play and use them, as they still use the other sets and journals we received at the holidays on a daily basis.  If you are looking for a fun gift to add to your child's Easter basket, why not head on over to the SmitCo LLC Amazon store and check out their collection of notebooks/journals, scrapbooking sets, nail art sets, and more.  You can check out all the products available now over at https://www.amazon.com/SmitCo-LLC/b/ref=bl_dp_s_web_9422504011?ie=UTF8&node=9422504011&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=SmitCo+LLC.  

SmitCo LLC Journals For Girls - Gifts For Kids Ages 6 And Over - Secret Diva Diary With Lock and Keys - 100 Page Blank, Lined Notebook - Includes 2 Keys To Keep Her Secrets SafeSmitCo LLC Scrapbook Kit For Girls - Pony or Horse Scrapbooking Arts and Crafts Gifts Sets for Kids 5 Years and Older - Includes Album With Passcode Lock, 3D Stickers, Jewels and More For Hours of Fun

I know that once you see these gift sets and journals up close and see how well received they are by that special child in your life, so you will know why my girls and I love SmitCo LLC so much, and I love to feature their products on my blog. 

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone. 
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