Gift Baskets

United States
December 6, 2022 11:45am CST
Happy Tuesday Everyone! it's a rainy, dreary, dismal day here today. It isn't light rain and it isn't pouring either just a constant rain. I have all the lights on as it's just too dark without them. My daughter in law was supposed to have her surgery at 10:30 and she was all prepped and ready to go. Seems she's still waiting and the doctor is running behind. I imagine she's anxious having to just wait until they wheel her into the operating room. That's the latest text I got from my son. Yesterday I got a huge box delivered from my Aunt and Uncle for Christmas. It's filled with all sorts of breakfast goodies (pancake mix, Vermont maple syrup, sorted jams and other stuff). I called her this morning to say thanks and how much I appreciate their thoughtfulness. After we hung up from our phone chat, coffee and catching up I felt guilty that she beat me in sending off a gift. Every year we send each other something but I had only online shopped for some ideas without making a decision or purchase. Time to take action and I ordered them a gift basket from Harry & David and it's says it's ready to ship. Hopefully they'll get it in about a week. Right after I hit check-out cart our internet went out. What a stroke of luck that it didn't go out while I was in the middle of my purchase. It's back on now There's so many options to choose from when looking for a gift basket. Do you ever send gift baskets?
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@kobesbuddy (160357)
• East Tawas, Michigan
6 Dec
A gift basket is a wonderful idea, I'd love to see the one your purchased:)
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@CarolDM (201801)
• United States
6 Dec
How nice to receive this gift basket.
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• United States
6 Dec
It's huge and filled with so much stuff. Looks like we're going to enjoy it for quite awhile
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@CarolDM (201801)
• United States
6 Dec
@Marilynda1225 That is wonderful. Enjoy.
@BarBaraPrz (40209)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Dec
No, I don't send gift baskets. And it's dreary and damp here today, too, but not outright raining at the moment. As if the weather isn't enough to give me a headache, I awoke with a nosebleed, and of course, the roofers are making quiite a racket.
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• United States
6 Dec
That certainly doesn't sound like your day started off very well
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@BarBaraPrz (40209)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Dec
@Marilynda1225 I took an extra strength tylenol but ended up having to take one with codeine later in the day because the headache wasn't going away.
@RebeccasFarm (84105)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
6 Dec
Oh dear it went off as soon as you were purchasing..typical aye? Now that sounds a lovely box you got with the pancakes and all! Your poor daughter in law..wonder did she go in yet?
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
6 Dec
@Marilynda1225 God love her..prayer for her Marilyn..let us know how she is please
• United States
6 Dec
Waiting and waiting for hours before they took my daughter in law in for her surgery. She's in recovery now
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@sharon6345 (326260)
• United States
6 Dec
One will be delivered to my friend this Friday. I learned to use the access of delivery online instead of shipping it myself. I love that. And food and snacks are better than cluttering someone with nick nacs
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@sharon6345 (326260)
• United States
6 Dec
@Marilynda1225 I told her to do what you want with it.
• United States
6 Dec
I totally agree about the shipping as well as it's better than a gift they won't use
@DaddyEvil (111431)
• United States
6 Dec
When I was working three jobs and didn't have time to stop to think, I sent gift baskets to everyone... I only slowed down on the weekend. I worked as a night clerk in a motel on Friday and Saturday from 6 pm to 6 am. I took Pretty to work with me. She and I played board games or cards until time for her to go to bed and then I had time between customers to do what I wanted. (Mostly, that meant I slept for around five hours...) I've never gotten a gift basket for myself. I always hoped people really did enjoy them.
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@DaddyEvil (111431)
• United States
6 Dec
@Marilynda1225 I liked money too much back then. I should have spent more time with friends and family, instead.
• United States
6 Dec
Wow you really were a hard worker and yet you still found time to send gift baskets to people. I'm sure they appreciated your thoughtfulness
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@snowy22315 (149228)
• United States
7 Dec
I have, but mostly I send gift boxes of various items. I sent one last year loaded with dry fruit and nuts.
@marlina (155282)
• Canada
6 Dec
I did before but not anymore.
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@LadyDuck (426568)
• Switzerland
7 Dec
We used to send gift baskets to some of the clients of my husband. I liked the fact that we could pick up what to put in the basket and the store delivered the baskets.
@Tampa_girl7 (50092)
• United States
8 Dec
I hear that Harry and David’s has really nice gifts.
@wolfgirl569 (69165)
• Marion, Ohio
7 Dec
Thats a nice gift. I never send
@JudyEv (300572)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Dec
We're thinking of getting a gift basket for some people who are down on their luck at the moment. They do have some very lovely ones or we might even make up our own.
@LindaOHio (114923)
• United States
7 Dec
I hope things went well with your DIL. That was a very thoughtful gift from your Aunt and Uncle. They should really enjoy your gift basket. We've never sent out a gift basket. Have a great day.
@Beestring (9779)
• Hong Kong
7 Dec
Yes, I send gift basket to my brother's family.
@Juliaacv (74800)
• Canada
7 Dec
I hope that the surgery is over and your daughter-in-law is healing. Even if it is only a minute or two waiting in the hallway to be wheeled in is nerve wracking. I do not send alot of gift baskets anymore. I did find a nice place here in this city, but they do not delivery outside of the city, and before we moved we sent alot from a nice fruit place, they had great fruit baskets.
@RubyHawk (82316)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Dec
Sounds good, enjoy.