The Story Behind The Day of The Dead

It may sound gloomy, but make no mistake that the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, is in no way somber. In fact, it’s more festive than you may think. Unlike Christian traditions in which the dead are remembered. The Day of the Dead stems from way back to the indigenous people of Mexico welcoming… Read More >

Halloween Costumes Ready In No Time

What scares us more than ghouls, goblins, and ghosts? Awful Halloween costumes. I mean, sure, we all are pressed for time, but it is still possible to whip up something great for trick-or-treating. So, spare your kids the black trash bag witch ensemble and enjoy your white sheets without the custom eye holes. Fabulous Halloween… Read More >

5 Care Package Ideas For Students

Now that the school year is underway, it’s time for students to get serious about their studies. Constantly studying, writing papers, and taking exams can be stressful. Whether they’re away at college, or they’re living at home but you just want to do something nice. These care package ideas for students give you an easy… Read More >

10 Things to Do With All Those Apples – Apple Recipes

Did you recently go apple picking and now don’t know what to do with all those apples? Sure it’s great to eat an apple as a snack on its own (or maybe dunked in salted caramel sauce), but you are probably in need of some apple recipes so they do not go to waste. I… Read More >

Trick or Treat Tidbits: Fun Facts About Halloween Candy

I’ll admit it. If there is a bowl of Halloween candy laying around the office I can’t control myself! That’s why I always leave the bags I buy for trick-or-treaters unopened until the first ghost, princess, or pirate shows up on my doorstep! It’s just too tempting to have all that candy lying around. By… Read More >

The History of Halloween in the United States

Every October 31st, people all over the United States celebrate Halloween. Children and adults dress in costumes and attend parties, visit haunted houses, and eat Halloween candy. Most kids spend the night “trick-or-treating,” going door-to-door to collect sweets from their neighbors. Although we consider Halloween to be a night of fun, it wasn’t always perceived… Read More >

Why is Summer Sausage Called Summer Sausage?

When I first started working here at GourmetGiftBaskets.com, I had food and gifts experience, but I definitely couldn’t label myself a “foodie.” I recall being slowly introduced to each of the gourmet gift baskets we sell on our website, when one peculiar gift basket ingredient (as we call them around here) seemed a bit mysterious…. Read More >

5 Summer Travel Destinations For Foodies

Summer is a great time of year to travel because the weather is so nice! This is also the time when the growing season is in full swing. This means certain fruits and vegetables are only available to enjoy fresh during the summer. So we came up with a plan to create a culinary journey… Read More >