About two weeks ago, CTV's Canada AM gave us a call asking us to prepare a blog for their website with the theme "How To Make A Gift Basket". Below is the blog, we provided. Also, we were invited to show these tips on the show on November 30, 2015. It was very exciting for us and hopefully informative for you!
Our Blog: Gift Baskets are all of the rage these days. Today, Gift Baskets include quality gourmet food products from all over the world in unique and exotic containers made of wood, porcelain, metal, glass, hyacinth, sea grass, leather and even edible chocolate. The days of the cheap “Cardboard Gift Baskets” are almost gone - thank goodness!
In this blog, we show you ten tips for making contemporary Gift Baskets that will be appreciated and cherished by your gift recipients. Here are the Top 10 Tips for making Unforgettable Gift Baskets for everyone on your gift list:
Tip #1 - Think of the Gift Recipient First - Does the gift recipient love chocolate, sports, coffee, tea, the spa or fine wines? Are they a school teacher, a child, a new mother/father or environmentalist? Is their personality outgoing and fun or more serious and introspective? The Gift Basket you create should reflect the gift recipient’s personality and life experiences. If they are from France and miss home, you might want to consider a rare French wine, chocolates and lavender soaps. If they love chocolate, include chocolate items that they cannot get at the local grocery store or chocolatier.
When Leanne Teixeira, a Bell Media Marketing Associate for the Marilyn Denis Show, gave HAZELTON’S a call looking for us to design a special Tuscan-Themed Gift Basket for the Season Premiere of the Sixth Season of the Marilyn Denis Show, we were excited and ready for the challenge. After all, the Marilyn Denis Show has been the #1 Canadian daytime lifestyle series for five straight years. We knew we had to design something special for the Season Premiere.
According to reports by CTV, in Season Six Marilyn Denis and “THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is set to take viewers on a special travel adventure, delivering a series of lifestyle segments from across Canada and around the world all season long. For the first time ever, the #1 Canadian lifestyle series goes international as Marilyn teams up with famed interior designer and TV personality Debbie Travis to travel to Debbie’s historic Italian villa and farm in the heart of Southern Tuscany.
The Sept. 7 episode features Travis co-hosting THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW live in-studio, as the duo takes viewers on their Tuscan adventure, showing highlights of the region, and sharing personal anecdotes, authentic recipes, and more.” It is also the official unveiling of a new Gift Basket by HAZELTON’S.
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On 2 April, 2015, HAZELTON’S, Canada’s Leading Gift Basket and Bath and Body retailer, celebrated the Grand Opening of its stylish new design centre and warehouse in Toronto - inviting Canadian and American customers and wholesalers to hear about the brand’s expansion in Canada and its plans for future growth. The new location is at 3816 Victoria Park Avenue near Steele’s in Northern Toronto.
The new retail store opened to the public at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4th with another Grand Opening celebration. Large displays of Gift Baskets, tea products, bath and body products, baby baskets and toys, olive oils and gourmet foods are showcased in the new HAZELTON’S showroom.
The new location has allowed HAZELTON’S to nearly double its retail, warehouse and design centre to 10,000 square feet, where it stores its custom baskets and crates, imported gourmet foods and designer serving ware. The expansion and move was need to provide space for increased customer service and sales volumes, especially during the peak holiday periods.
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Here at Hazelton’s we offer the gift baskets for every holiday!
Some of our favorite gift baskets for this season include:
“The Great Harvest Champagne Gift Basket”
Thanksgiving happens on October 13, 2014 and we have just what you need to make your thanksgiving holiday festive.
The “Great Harvest Champagne Gift Basket” provides a great balance - fruit and gourmet items. This gift basket is appreciated at any time of the year and for any occasion!
Visit http://www.hazeltons.ca/collections/thanksgiving-gift-baskets/products/great-harvest-gift-basket for more information on this product.
Does the person you’re sending a gift basket to enjoy their fruit? We have the abundant harvest fruit basket available with organic or inorganic fruit.
This fruit basket if filled with an beautiful array of fruit including two different kinds of apples and pears!
Visit http://www.hazeltons.ca/collections/thanksgiving-gift-baskets/products/the-abundant-harvest-fruit-basket for more information on this product.
Not only do we offer regular everyday candy baskets but we offer awesome gift baskets with a fun edge. This “Crystal Head Gift Basket” unique gift makes a great gift and as a trick or a treat!
Visit http://www.hazeltons.ca/products/crystal-head-gift-basket for more information on this product.
This Halloween Gift Basket has been designed to be lots of fun with large amounts of full size chocolate bars, jelly beans, cookies and even maple syrup all placed in a black Witch's Cauldron!
This October treat your guests with these amazing holiday gift baskets from Hazelton’s in Toronto. We deliver all over the GTA and will shop our gift baskets all over Canada. We offer the best products, fun designs and guaranteed delivery.
For more information about Hazelton’s visit http://www.hazeltons.ca/ and “like” us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HazeltonsGifts, also “follow” us on Twitter https://twitter.com/@HazeltonsGifts. To speak to one of our customer service representatives please contact 416-837-8811.
This summer Hazelton's Toronto Gift Baskets will be gradually introducing 72 new, exquisite and innovative Gift Basket designs!
First, in the Baby Gift Basket category, we are introducing the latest designs by Carter, Piccolo Bambino, OXO Tot, Kaloo, Janot, Happyhorse and others. We will also be enhancing our Hazelton's Signature Collection of Baby Gift Baskets, baby toys, clothing, receiving blankets and plush animals. Our goal is to create the most "over-the-top" Baby Gift Baskets for Newborns that can be imagined! Any New Mother or Father will be excited to receive our New Baby Gifts!
As everyone knows, Italy is renowned for its truffles. High end restaurants, specialty shops, and other gourmet establishment carry truffles as a staple – albeit a pricey indulgence. And now, we bring the luxury of truffles to Hazelton’s Gift Baskets Toronto!
Hazelton's Truffle products are the ultimate culinary indulgence. Tartufi Italiani Truffle Inflused Oils, Salt and Honey are simply …. Luxury!
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