Sunday, May 7, 2017

Gourmet Gift Baskets (Mother's Day) Review

Happy Mother's Day Gift Basket from Gourmet Gift Baskets

Raise your hand if you're stumped for what to get Mom this Mother's Day. Trust me, you're not alone. Flowers are good, but every year? Bor-ing. Candy? Even more boring (not to mention unhealthy.) My Mom loves tea, and Gourmet Gift Baskets happens to offer the quintessential tea lovers gift basket; and get this, you can order it online in a couple of minutes, kick back and wait for Mom to shower you with hugs, kisses and thank-you's.

The Happy Mother's Day Gift Basket costs $69.99 with Free Ground Shipping (or $10 off expedited shipping.) Each basket contains the following...

Awesome Mom Mug by Burton & Burton - Your mom is pretty awesome and this mug will remind her of just how amazing you think she is each time she enjoys a cup of tea.

Green Tea Garden by Davidson's - 8 sachets - Delicious and soothing whether hot or iced, this light and flavorful organic green tea has just the right amount of sweetness from cinnamon and exotic berries.

Butter Rich Cookie Brittle by Holly Baking - 6 oz. - All natural buttery brittle-like cookies with amazing taste and perfectly crisp texture.

Earl Grey Tea by Davidson's - 8 sachets - Earl Grey combines organic black tea from India with the all natural oil of bergamot for a delightful tea Mom will love.

(2) Amber Rock Candy Demitasse Barista Sticks by Dryden & Palmer - Perfect for a cup of tea, these beautiful rock candy crystalline sticks will provide just the right amount of sweetness.

• White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies by Kimball Lake Bakery - 4 oz. - Mouth-watering crispy cookies with a delicate hint of sweetness from the white chocolate and the luscious tang of dried cranberries.

Strawberry Tea Wafer by The Original Carlsbad Oblaten - 1 oz. - Add this to any cup of tea to give it the perfect hint of strawberry.


Lucky me, I was able to sample said contents, and there's plenty to like love. The mug's cute and feels substantial in your hand. The White Choc. Cranberry (two of my favorite flavors) Cookies are incredible... great crunch and they absorb tea like crazy. Even better, the Holly Baking brittle cookies, which are crispy-delicious and buttery. FYI, I highly recommend their Chocolate Toffee Cookie Brittle (sooo good!) I wish the Strawberry Tea Wafers were a little thicker, but then again, they're wafers for a reason. Rock Candy Barista Sticks? Not my thing, but I'm betting Mom will love 'em.

Earl Grey and Green Teas happen to be my Mom's two favorites, so kudos to whoever chose them for this basket. I drink a cup of green tea every night, and Davidson's is just as good as what I'm used to, except for an added hint of cinnamon (which I also just happen to add manually.) Evidently, brilliant minds think alike. As for packaging, each basket is wrapped tight-as-a-drum with high quality cellophane and ribbon. This is often overlooked, but I'm betting Mom will notice.

Just in case your Mom doesn't like tea as much as mine does, Gourmet Gift Baskets offers a myriad of combinations, in addition to some other Mother's Day specialities...

• Happy Mother's Day Berries, $44.99

No treat celebrates Mom better than these succulent strawberries! We’ve taken the ripest, juiciest berries we could find and bathed them in our velvety gourmet Belgian chocolate. As a finishing touch, we’ve lovingly decorated each one with a few special decorations that will definitely make your mom feel special! Quantity: 12 pcs.

Happy Mother's Day Berries

• Mother's Day Cake, $39.99

Make Mother's Day extra sweet with this gorgeous dessert! We've taken our irresistibly rich 6-inch chocolate cake and topped it with a generous layer of light pink frosting that's hand-decorated with gorgeous flowers. Completed with bright confetti sprinkles around the side, this delightful cake is perfect for making Mother's Day memorable!

Mother's Day Cake

• Mother's Day Cookie Cake, $49.99

Your mom is the sweetest person in the world! The only thing that comes close to being as sweet as her is this 12-inch Mother’s Day Cookie Cake that is sure to show Mom how loved she is on Mother’s Day! It's loaded with a generous amount rich chocolate chips and hand decorated with creamy vanilla frosting, making it the sweetest way to wish your mother a Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day Cookie Cake

• Mother's Day Oreo Cookies, $34.99

Your mom is always there for you. To show her how much she means to you, why not give her something sweet? Crunchy Oreo® cookies are dipped by hand into decadent Belgian chocolate and embellished with colored candy melt, pink hearts, and white chocolate letters tinted pink that spell out "Mom." If you’re looking for a delicious gift that is as beautiful as your mom this Mother’s Day, these Oreo® cookies are it!

Mother's Day Oreo Cookies

If your Mom's like mine, she'll turn cartwheels for a greeting card (and nothing else.) All the more reason to splurge a little, on her special day. Order soon: Mother's Day is only a week away!