A Chance to Give Back to our Brave Soldiers this Veterans Day

Care Package Donation 

In honor of Veterans Day, GourmetGiftBaskets.com would like to offer our valued customers a chance to give something special back to our troops. For every purchase made on 11/11/11 of $100 or more, GourmetGiftBaskets.com is going to donate one of our very special care packages to an injured soldier at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, in time for the holiday season!

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A Tisket, a Tasket—What to Put in an Easter Basket

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Years of tradition have long dictated that Easter baskets be filled with loads of sugary sweet treats and tantalizing goodies. While chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and marshmallow Peeps are all timeless Easter traditions, nothing says parents can’t get creative with gift giving fun. Try a few of the following ideas to mix it up a bit this Easter:

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The History of April Fools' Day

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The actual origins of April Fools’ Day are foggy at best. Most accept the idea that April Fools’ Day came out of the switch to the Gregorian calendar in the 16th century. Literary buffs however, will sometimes argue that Chaucer made mention of April Fools’ Day in his famous “Canterbury Tales,” which was written more than a century earlier. Still another explanation about the origins of April Fools’ Day emerged in 1989 from a history professor by the name of Joseph Boskin. This explanation was later revealed to be an April Fools’ joke in and of itself.

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The Best Flowers and Plants for April

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April ushers in a time of renewed energy, providing the motivation to organize the garage, pack away winter mittens and clear out corner cobwebs. This is also a perfect time to give the garden a little extra attention before the rain descends.

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