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Spa in a Cup!


We are so pleased to have recently acquired our lastest luxury brand- Tea 
Forté – a truly enchanting line of extraordinary gourmet teas.

Tea Forté is an award-winning specialty tea which captures the “Art of Tea”. Known for their signature silken tea infusers made by hand and using whole tea leaves creates a visually stunning way to prepare and serve tea.

Their blended high-quality teas of which, there are 37 varieties include black, green, white, oolong and herbal .Their sophisticated, culinary inspired blends include Mojito Marmalade, Apricot Amaretto, Blueberry Merlot, Kiwi Lime Ginger and Cherry Cosmo.

Featured exclusively in high-end retailers, gift shops, restaurants, spas and hotels worldwide, Tea Forté is a true contemporary tea experience!

See what Oprah has to say:

“If you’re a tea lover, this is about as good as it gets. Whole leaves
picked from the tea gardens of China are hand-packed in silken
pyramid-shaped infusers that give buds lots of room to bloom into a
spectacular cup of tea.” — Oprah

Stay tuned for our Mother’s Day Gift Collection featuring our exclusive line of Tea Forté gift ensembles!

Unique Baby Names!

You envision your child, who has yet to be born, to be the most beautiful, sweetest, most amazing person in the universe. Therefore, you’d like to give him or her a name that is truly unique-one that sets your baby apart from the rest. Since every child is a unique creation, it only makes sense that we might be prompted to give our children names that are special, even one-of-a-kind.

Still, you should exercise some caution when trying to give your baby a unique name. There are certainly some things you should try to consider, before placing that unusual name on the child’s birth certificate.

Stress the Positive
Your child’s name should conjure up pleasant memories. It should also carry a meaning that is truly special to you. Since your baby’s name may cast a long shadow, you will have to be especially careful when deciding on a name. You might mention some of your ideas to friends and relatives to find out their reactions. While you may not want to name your child based upon a consensus vote, it doesn’t hurt to have input from other people.

Think About Rhythm
Rhythm is highly important in music, so it should come as no surprise that it may have an effect on how your child’s name is perceived to be. In general, your baby’s first and last name, spoken together, should have a pleasing rhythm. Also, the number of syllables in your child’s first name should differ from the number of syllables in the surname. If you have a particularly common last name, an unusual first name may indeed be best for baby. When he or she grows up, it will certainly make it easier to find your offspring in the phone book!

Pronunciation Guides
While you may think it interesting to have your baby’s name pronounced in an unusual way, it could make life unbearable for your child on down the road. For instance, if you name your baby girl “Maria” but pronounce it “Mariah,” your child will have to constantly correct people. As an alternative, you might consider an unusual spelling of a common name, such as Karyn or Caren – which make for unique baby girl names.

Investigate Your Family Tree 
If you’re looking for an unusual unique baby name, you might try investigating the various branches of your family tree. You might find that your great-great grandfather or great-great grandmother had a distinctive name-one that is seldom used today. In this way, you are forging a link to the past, while also providing your baby with a distinctive identity.

 

Going Green is Going Well!


As companies pledge to go green, The Sweet Basket Company is doing its part to help preserve the environment. Reduce, reuse and recycle has become our latest motto! Our aim is to minimize our impact on the environment.

Packaging Materials:

We, at The Sweet Basket Company use only recycled boxes when shipping our gifts. We also use recycled paper for packing our gifts to ensure they arrive in its original condition unlike many of our competitors who use styrofoam chips or air-filled shipping bags.

We also use recycled paper to fill the base of our gift containers instead of styrofoam.

Green Office:

All office supplies used at The Sweet Basket Company are biodegradable. We use only recycled ink cartridges, recycled printing paper and envelopes, folders, post it notes, etc.

We have reduced our paper transactions by going electronic. Our clients receive their invoices, receipts and quotes via email to avoid waste of paper.

Using Energy Star Compliant equipment in the office allows us to reduce energy consumption.

With the services of R.C.I. Waste Management, our waste recycling containers allow us to dispose of all office and warehouse waste both reliably and efficiently.

Cleaning Products:

The Sweet Basket Company uses only Eco-Friendly cleaning products. These non-toxic and bio-degradable products help reduce the amount of pollutants going into our streams and rivers.

Assembling & Shipping Facility:

The large number of windows (over 20) in our 18,000 square foot facility allows us to reduce the amount of electricity we consume to light our work space. Our temperature-controlled warehouse allows us to create a more productive and healthy work environment for our employees.

Gift Designs:

The Sweet Basket Company recognizes the importance of helping the environment and maintaining its creative edge. We are now making a conscious effort to use beautiful accent pieces to enhance your home or office rather than traditional wicker baskets. Adding both functionality and aesthetics our gourmet baskets will allow the gift experience to last forever.

Great Gifts for Family and Friends… even that hard to please neighbor!

The holidays is the perfect time to recognize special friends and family with a thoughtful gift. 

At The Sweet Basket Company, we work hard to develop a selection of quality gifts to fit any budget and taste! Choose from a wide selection of gourmet  gift baskets, gourmet and wine baskets, Godiva chocolate holiday assortments, coffee and tea specialty baskets and more!

Using beautiful holiday planters, gift towers and accent pieces we are confident your recipient will take notice of your special gift.

Our easy to use and secure website will make your holiday shopping quick and easy with one click of a mouse. Our order now, ship later service allows you to save time and money! Simply place your gift order and we will take care of the rest!

View some of our favorites!

Our Holiday Classic is sure to capture the magic of the holiday season ! Features delicious cranberry lemon snowballs, salted chocolate caramel cookies, old fashioned chocolate fudge, rich Cappuccino drink mix and more!


Our Holiday Sweets gift basket is sure to receive rave reviews! A decadent selection of sweet treats includes chocolate enrobed almonds, café latte beans, Godiva chocolate, Ghirardelli hot cocoa and more!

Our Sweet Tidings gift basket is sure to deliver a wealth of tasty treats to that special someone! Features delicious Italian almond cookies, Café latte barista blend, Wolfgang Puck European-style coffee, Ghirardelli caramel chocolate, Moravian chocolate dipped sugar cookies and more!


We’ve truly earned our reputation for quality and customer service. The Sweet Basket Company is proud to be the recipient of the prestigious Canadian Consumer Choice Award for business excellence for the second consecutive year. Thank you to all our customers who voted for us!

Read our Client Testimonials to see what our clients are saying about us!

Writing the Perfect Baby Gift Thank You Note

You’ve gotten a beautiful baby gift, what do you do now? The most appropriate thing to do when you receive a gift in the mail is to notify via phone or email that you have received the gift.

With a new baby at home it might be difficult to immediately send out handwritten thank you notes and most people will understand, but a simple call or email to inform them that you received the gift will be most appreciated. 

Having been in the gift business for over five years, our company receives numerous emails and phone calls each week from customers wanting to verify that a gift we sent on their behalf has been received. Some go so far as to ask us to phone the recipient because they are too embarrassed and don’t want the new mom or dad to feel bad for not thanking them sooner. 

After the thank you phone call or email, a follow up handwritten card in the mail within a month or so will also let the person know that you appreciate the gesture. Take another step by adding a photo of the newborn with the gift incorporated in the photo.

The handwritten note should include first and foremost a line of appreciation for the thoughtfulness of the time and energy taken to select a gift for your baby. It should then be followed by a description of the gift itself and how helpful, cute, useful or original the gift may be. Let the gift giver know that you’d love for them to meet the baby in person and thank them again for their generosity. The closing signature from you personally is appropriate. 

Here is an example of a quick, thoughtful note:

Dear Jane,
Thank you so much helping us welcome Baby Jack into the world. We just love the new bib, burp & blanket gift set . These personalized treasures will come in handy at every phase. Thank you again for thinking of us. We hope you can meet Baby Jack in person soon.
Love, Julie

Technology is a convenient time-saver for a new parent, but nothing compares to reciprocating the kindness of a friend or family member with a handwritten thank note.