100 Days Away!

No matter where you are

in the United States or Europe, Asia, Australia or far,

Christmas is only 100 days away!

Merry Christmas Wishes

Sounds too good to be true

That Santa is on his way so soon

But believe you me, Christmas is happening that way!

Santa’s bringing gifts, flowers and goodies, from our shop to your special people, for this holiday season! This gift basket is so full that I can’t list all of the items inside! Suffice it to say it’s filled with candies, cookies, cheeses, chocolates, crackers and more! Lots and lots more! All of our custom designed gifts arrive in a beautiful decorative gift box or basket or appropriate container.

Santa's bringing gooodies

(Santa’s Bringing Christmas)

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

If you are lucky enough to be in Arizona, you enjoy the beautiful December weather for the holiday.  Perhaps you deep fry your turkey, or even put  him on the grill! You might eat outside on your patio with your family and friends. Do you decorate your cactus with Santas?

Tucson Christmas

For those of us who are not in Arizona, but we wish we were, perhaps our best gift to send is the Southwest Christmas Gift Basket! It’s the perfect reminder of the beautiful weather and great food celebrated this time of year!

(Southwest Christmas Gift Basket)

Loaded with chips, salsa, cheese dip, olives, hot sauce, taco shells and more, this beautiful gift basket is decorated for Christmas with pine cones and fresh holiday greens. We’ll choose a colorful bandana and a beautiful hand-made bow to top the basket! (Read about our hand-made bows by clicking here!)

Check out our amazing Christmas Gifts from Basket Express and Roadrunner Florist! Each is a unique design just for you! Local, local, local, and delivered in the greater Phoenix area! WOW! We offer the perfect GIFTS to celebrate Christmas!

Tina and Pamela

Basket Express and Roadrunner Florist

 

 

Christmas in August?

Christmas in August?

We’ve all heard of Christmas in July, but Christmas in August? That’s a new one!

But not for us! For us, at Basket Express and Roadrunner Florist, we are gearing up for Christmas 2019. It’s nothing new, we do this every year!

First of all, we start with bows. Hundreds of bows.  Christmas bows are so pretty with lots of glitz! Sparkles and glam! Each one is hand made and perfect for the Christmas basket that it will adorn!

Christmas bow with red birds Gold lamme Christmas bow Red Christmas Bow with Gold Trim

Then we decide which containers we are going to use this season. I’m going to share a sneak-peak with you today!

COUNTRY IS IN!

So this year we are featuring A Christmas Country Basket!

A Christmas Country Basket

It’s unique to Basket Express, and offered on a first-come, first-served basis (that means supplies are limited). If you’d like the Country look, I suggest you order it NOW!

The look is a little bit country, and a lot of Christmas! The fruit is hand selected fresh every day, and of course we deliver in the greater Phoenix area!

Perfect for a small get together or a few-people office A Christmas Country Basket will satisfy everyone’s fresh fruit tooth and keep them smiling all season long!

Hurry and order, because the supply is limited! 

Because we have the advantage of being located inside Roadrunner Florist, a local Phoenix Flower Shop, we can offer fresh flowers with our gift baskets, or fresh flowers by themselves! I happen to love this Country look, don’t you?

The Country Basket                                                    A Country Christmas

       

Country may be IN, but Christmas is on its way!

I’ll remind you as the season progresses so you can order your holiday gift baskets from Basket Express!

It’s not too early to order your Christmas 2019 gift baskets! You know what happens when you wait until December (lest you forget what happened last year???)!  Think about it NOW and let us put your order into the holiday queue. We’ll fix you right up and it will be one item off your holiday “to do” list!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Tina and Pamela

Basket Express & Roadrunner Florist, Phoenix, AZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VERY HAPPY!

Perfect Christmas Basket

It’s a Very Happy time of the year! Everyone is so pleased with their gift baskets that I can hardly stand it!  I love positive feedback, like this: “Thanks Tina! It looks great. I’m getting a lot of good feedback from the team so great work!”  – Celeste at Mercy Care

Mercy Care

and this posted on Yelp:  I’ve used this wonderfully creative shop many times over the last 20 years or so. Always quality, original designs you can’t find anywhere else. Just give them a call, tell them what you want & ask for suggestions. Tina will design the perfect piece, with a smile!  Elaine in Indiana

We’re doing a lot of gift baskets for groups of people.   Lots and lots of people!  Offices and groups. From dentists or lawyers to realtors to accountants, to nurses and doctors, we design and deliver great gift baskets to a group! Check out our Santa’s Bringing Goodies

Santa's bringing gooodies

or our Christmas Fancy Gourmet Basket for a group of people in your life!

Christmas Fancy Gourmet

We are busy being Santa Claus!  Order your Happy Gift Baskets from Basket Express! We’re anxious to work our magic so you look good!

We look forward to making you happy, too!

Tina and Pamela

Basket Express & Roadrunner Florist 

602-246-1271

2007 W Bethany Home, Phoenix, AZ 85015

 

December

Merry Christmas

I thought it might be fun to write about the Flowers of the Month!

Let’s talk about December.

First, a little history.

Birth month flowers refer to certain species that are associated with each month of the year. It is said that the characteristics of each flower will pass down to the people who are born that month. You can also see them mentioned as “flowers by month” but they refer to the same thing.

The Origins of the Flowers by Month

Culturally speaking, it is important to see what flower to choose for a gift, depending on its characteristics (such as color, appearance or scent). But how did we get to offering flowers on birthdays? People think that the Romans were the first ones to use flowers to celebrate such events. They had seasonal flowers which were more than mere decorations since they offered them as gifts for people’s birthdays. As such, most likely this is how birth month flowers appeared. But let’s see what flowers fit each month!

Holly, Narcissus

Thought you might think there aren’t many flowers left to represent December, you would be surprised to see that these are as beautiful as those of us who are December babies (haha!). The birth flowers for the last month of the year are the holly and the narcissus. The holly is a symbol of good wishes for domestic happiness. Even though some birds and animals love eating the berries, remember that they are semi-toxic for people.

Holly

Meanwhile, the paperwhite narcissus sends a message that you want the person to whom you give the flower to remain the same as they are. Keep in mind that even though there are lots of types of narcissus, the paperwhite one is the birth month flower for the month of December.

Narcissus

There are some people who believe that the flower of the month for December is the poinsettia. They are indeed associated with Christmas, but not everybody considers them the “flower of the month”. The ancient Aztecs considered them as being symbols of purity, but now they stand for success and good cheer!

Poinsettia

What fun it is to design and deliver beautiful Christmas arrangements with holly!

Here’s Glory at Christmastime                          and here’s Elegant Christmas Cheer

Glory Centerpiece   Elegant Christmas Cheer

This is A Country Christmas                           and this is Perfect for Christmas

A country christmas      Perfect for Christmas

We know you’ll be sending floral arrangements and gift baskets for Christmas this year. We look forward to hearing from you!

Merry Christmas

 

Tina & Pamela www.roadrunnerflorist.com 

2007 W Bethany Home, Phoenix, AZ 85015

Some of this content is copied courtesy of https://everythingbackyard.net/birth-month-flowers/

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like … Christmas

Tina

Need I say More?

It’s Christmas Time and our little elves are working hard to make you look good!

PES Starts Christmas  Tina

From chocolates to fresh fruit, cocoa, muffins, cheese, candies, crackers to sausages, from cookies to nuts and everything in between, It’s Christmas Time at Basket Express and Roadrunner Florist!

Christmas Fruit in a Basket 

Christmas fruit in a basket

It’s a Winner

Our lottery basket can be decorated with the fancy Christmas colors and fresh greens! It’s a WOW!

Santa’s Gift Basket

This is another great option for you.  It’s a terrific gift basket including coffee and a great Christmas mug!

Santa's gift basket

Don’t forget the fresh fragrant flowers that brighten and cheer your family and friends! So many to choose from, so many people to make happy,… let us help you today!

Arrangements, centerpieces and yes, gift baskets on the website of Roadrunner Florist!

Check out my personal floral favorites:

Starry, Starry Night

Starry Starry Night

The Scents of Christmas

Scents of Christmas

Christmas Roses and Lilies

Awesome Roses and Lilies

I love centerpieces for Christmas. They’re festive, beautiful and they complete the table and they smell terrific!

We call this one Purity of the Holiday

because it’s all white flowers and the fragrant Christmas greens. I can smell it from here, can you?

Purity of the Holiday

This is my all-time favorite centerpeice: Christmas Cheer

 

Christmas Cheer

No matter which one you choose, now is the time to order your flowers and gift baskets from Basket Express and Roadrunner Florist! Let us design and deliver a unique gift from you! You’ll be glad you did!

Check out our reviews on Yelp! We look forward to hearing from you!

Tina and Pamela

Basket Express  & Roadrunner Florist

602-246-1271

2007 W Bethany Home,  Phoenix, AZ 85015

Healthier Gift Baskets

Is there such a thing as Healthier Gift Baskets? If there is, then Basket Express is the place to find them! Do we really design gift baskets with foods that are healthier than ice cream?  Well, SURE!   We can certainly design a gift basket with 9 Mood-blasting Foods that are healthier than your go-to pint of ice cream!

Can you guess which one is the 10th one?

Experts like YourTango health expert Lisa Petsinis tell us ice cream may sound like a good choice when you’re feeling down or stressed, the truth is: If you really want a mood-boost from food, there are smarter ways to get it.

By eating “happy foods” that involve the right nutrients and neurotransmitters — such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine — you actually can eat your way to happiness.

Here is her list of the 10 Mood-boosing foods:

1. Nuts

Nuts are nutrient-dense, often containing high amounts of magnesium, selenium, and folate. Some nuts contain the amino acid tyrosine, which contributes to the creation of the neurotransmitter dopamine that activates your pleasure system. Bring on life’s challenges!

Eat just a few brazil nuts a day, and you’ll meet your requirements. Alternatively, make up a bag of trail mix of nuts, cherries and dark chocolate with even more good stuff and nibble your way to glee.

Yes, Basket Express can design a gift baskets full of healthy nuts!

We call this our Oh, Nuts Gift Basket

Oh, nuts

and this is our Nut Man Basket! Both are great choices for Nuts!

Nut Basket

 

2. Bananas

Another quick way to boost your mood is to grab a banana. In addition to its yellow cheeriness, a banana is loaded with vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, zinc, B6 and vitamin C.

Bananas are full of tryptophan, too. If you’re having trouble sleeping, try making banana tea and ease your way into a slumber.

Most of the fresh fruit basket from Basket Express

include bananas.

They are a staple in my life, and should be a staple for you, too!

Here’s our Holiday Fresh Fruit Basket

Perfect for Christmas, 2018

This is our Fresh Season Fruit plus Nuts Basket.

Talk about putting great things together in one gift basket!

Fresh fruit and nuts

3. Oatmeal

Oatmeal tops the list for power breakfasts because it contains complex carbohydrates that increase the absorption of serotonin, plus iron, B6, magnesium, and chromium.

To start your day off right, trying to have a bowl topped with banana slices and nuts for added benefit. This meal will stabilize your sugar levels and raise dopamine. You’ll be full longer, and your mood will be on an even keel. Oatmeal is especially helpful if you’re prone to mood swings (hint: eat some after you’ve indulged in a pint of ice cream to recover).

I LOVE Oatmeal!!  You can tell it’s winter (well cooler!) when I start eating Oatmeal for breakfast every day! I even like the Steel Oats (when I get it at a restaurant ’cause I haven’t figured out a way to make it at home … hint hint!).

If you’d like Oatmeal added to any of your gift baskets

from Basket Express, just let us know!

Oatmeal

 

4. Fish

Fatty fish is full of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vitamins D, B6, and B12. The omegas in particular release dopamine that some say similar to having sex. If you want to feel good tonight, try cooking a salmon steak or be adventurous and try some Portuguese mackerel.

We are happy to add Salmon to any gift basket!

Our preference is this the World Market® Classic Smoked Alaskan Salmon which is prepared with precision to bring out a medley of irresistible flavors. Caught wild in the icy, pristine waters of Alaska, each fillet is selected with care and slowly cured in savory brine before being lightly smoked over native Alaskan Alder wood. The result? A truly remarkable taste experience. And because it can be stored at room temperature or below, it can be enjoyed any time, anywhere!

Here’s our Send ’em Gourmet and More gift Basket. It’s loaded with everything you can think of, including crackers, cheese and salmon!

 

5. Lamb

While the sound of a juicy steak might make your mouth water, you’ll get even more of a mood lift from a leg of lamb. The source of iron is ideal, more easily absorbed by the body than other red meat. Grass-fed lamb is super rich in zinc, B6, B12, and magnesium, too.

It also contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which counteracts the effects of the stress hormone cortisol. If you want lamb, I suggest you find it at the grocery store!

6. Greek Yogurt

Mimic the taste and sensation of eating ice cream by enjoying a cup of Greek yogurt. Available in many flavors, this wonder food contains calcium, protein, CLA, and of course, the star, probiotics. Make it a daily treat, and you’ll notice a difference in your gut and your mood.

Fermented foods such as kimchi and kefir are natural probiotics, too. Add a spoonful of sauerkraut to your meals and see how you feel!

Seems to me, if you’re going to add Yogurt to a gift basket, then you want to add cheese and crackers! Maybe some nuts, fresh fruit and other healthy goodies! How about some veggies!

Here is our Top of the Line Veggie Basket!

We could add Greek Yogurt to these for you!

Top of the line Veggie basket

7. Spinach

This leafy green is high in zinc, magnesium, folate and other B vitamins, which makes it your ideal go-to in the fridge. Saute it, add it to an omelet or soup, or give it the starring role in a salad. Toss in some mushrooms to give yourself a vitamin D boost at the same time.

I see Spinach in our Veggie Baskets!

Vegies Basket

 

8. Fresh Cherries

Life is a bowl of cherries! And you will feel that way after you devour a dish of these delicious treats. Containing a variety of vitamins and minerals, cherries are also said to improve headaches and boost your libido.

Red tart cherries are well known for their melatonin content. Have a few or sip some pure juice an hour before bed and you’ll be whisked off to dreamland. That is one definite way to wake up happy.

During the season, we love adding red cherries to our

gift baskets. They’re a very special treat!

9. Espresso

If your head is spinning over whether coffee is good for you, you’re not alone. Anything in excess is probably bad for you. That said, an occasional or even daily dose of espresso might just do the trick.

A  Harvard study found that drinking coffee was related to 50 percent fewer suicides. The proposed reason is that coffee aids in the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine. Coffee is packed with antioxidants that prevent cell damage and essential nutrients such as B2, B3, B5, manganese, and potassium. Some say the smell of coffee alone can reduce your stress!

Too much caffeine might make you jumpy, though — not the effect you are going for when you want to ease your anxiety. And take heed of this warning: drinking coffee on an empty stomach can spike your cortisol and keep you spinning throughout the day.

To counter all of that, what you need is a smaller dose of caffeine. Despite popular belief, a shot of espresso has less caffeine than a cup of brewed coffee

If you’re new to espresso (and I don’t mean the Starbucks variety), learn how to drink espresso like a true Italian. Imagine yourself in a bar in Venice, drink it back, and you’ll be sure to smile.

Each of our healthy gift baskets can include espresso.

We can substitute Coffee with espresso!

That’s why we’re unique and your gift baskets are, too!

Here is our Fresh Fruit Coffee Gift Basket!

Fresh Fruit Coffee gift Basket

And adding lots of healthy things together,

here is our Coffee and Nuts gift basket.

Coffee and Nuts

 

10. Dark Chocolate

Be prepared: always keep a dark chocolate bar on hand. Though you might want to indulge in the entire bar, only one or two squares will do. Eat the square mindfully, savoring each bite. It will taste so fantastic that you won’t even realize what you’re eating contains antioxidants, fiber, magnesium, copper, iron, selenium, and zinc.

For maximum happiness, go for organic fair-trade chocolate. And why not combine number 8 and 10 and dip your cherries into melted chocolate? Divine!

While a pint of cookie dough ice cream may be very tempting when you’re down in the dumps, trying these mood-enhancing foods will be better for you in the long run. Lift your spirits and build healthy habits at the same time.

I have a great story to share with you.  My mother, my sister-in-law and I were walking in a mall in Denver a few years ago. One of the chocolate stores had samples (how wonderful!) on their counter, and we each took a piece.Lucy took milk chocolate and my mother and I took DARK chocolate. We didn’t even notice that our favorite was dark until Lucy called it to our attention! I don’t think it was the healthy alternative for us, but I do think it was the tasty alternative for us!

It’s a Chocolate Christmas can be all dark chocolate if you prefer!

 

Chocolate Basket

Mix it all together for a custom designed gift basket from Basket Express!  Santa’s Bringing Christmas is a great option that can be “healthied” up for you!

Santa's bringing gooodies

Gift Baskets

From One Chocoholic to Another: Merry Christmas!

May your holiday be bright and your tummy be healthy!

Tina and Pamela

Basket Express & Roadrunner Florist

2007 W Bethany Home, Phoenix, AZ 85015

602-246-1271

 

 

Kinda Sad

Hot Chocolate

It’s kinda sad when the Big Box Stores are already selling Christmas trees in October. Heck, the World Series hasn’t even started, and football season isn’t even half over! But here it is, Christmas, kicking us in the face even before Halloween!

Christmas 2018

What does that mean to the customers of Basket Express? It means we’re getting ready for a great Christmas season, a time to help you choose FRESH, CUSTOM DESIGNED GIFT BASKETS, the kind  you won’t find at the Big Box Store!

Your gift basket is UNIQUE to you! It’s a one-of-a-kind, perfect for the lucky person in your life! It’s not one of a thousand, sitting on a pallet after a long ride on a slow boat from China! It’s DIFFERENT, because YOU ARE!

For us, it’s the year of the Hot Cocoa! It’s been a long time since we celebrated the joys of cocoa, but our cool, wet weather has inspired me to hope that we’ll have a winter season this year! So Basket Express is specializing in cocoa this year, with Biscotti, mugs, chocolates and marshmallows! What a fun way to say Merry Christmas!

Hot Chocolate

YUMMM!!!  The Year of the Hot Cocoa!

We promise it won’t be kinda sad when a person receives your gift basket from Basket Express!

Our gift baskets guarantee a WOW!

Deliver

We Deliver

Who’d a Thunk it?

Who’d a Thunk it?

Have you been in any retail store lately? Your neighborhood grocery store, a big box store, anything? Who’d a thunk you’d see Christmas in October? One of our local news stations asked people if they thought it’s just TOO DARN EARLY to see Christmas items in the store, and more than 78% of the people said Yes! And I’ll admit, we totally agree! But there it is, big as day, staring you in the face, asking that you BUY BUY BUY now now now before they run out (as if they’re going to run out) of inventory!

Trees in Walmart

Kinda makes me wonder.  I wonder if we’re really thinking about Christmas!

Nah, can’t possibly be!

(Of course those of us who craft start making our Christmas gifts for next year January, but we’re the exception to the rule!)

Most of us are going to wait until November, or even December, before we start making our lists and checking them twice!

If we wait, then we get to enjoy Halloween and Thanksgiving! Those are 2 great holidays that seem to disappear more and more each year. Sure, you see lots of candy and the frozen turkeys are starting to appear, but are you really enjoying Halloween and are you honestly thankful on the one-day-of-the-year-set-aside-to-say-THANKS?

Halloween Gift Basket  

Cornucopia Thanksgiving centerpiece

So, then, you’re wondering why I’m writing to ask if you’d even begin to think about Christmas! I dare say, YES!

The inventory at Roadrunner Florist and Basket Express is arriving fresh daily. We have limited supplies of delicious cookies, cakes, pies and pates. We are ordering our fresh fruit by the bushel, both organic and non. We have ordered our Christmas Greens (I can hardly wait for them to come into the shop because they smell so great!) as well as our holiday flowers! We have containers in various shapes and shades of red, green, silver, gold and white. We are setting out our candles for your centerpieces. We’re lining up our delivery drivers.

It’s quite a season for us, and a busy one, so we’re excited! But who’d a thunk you’d get excited too?

Well, I THUNK SO!! I think you can’t help get excited when you hear the music (Santa Claus is Coming to Town), when you start to think that YOU are Santa Claus and that we’re here to help you!

Our beautiful websites are ready to accept your holiday orders, for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. www.roadrunnerflorist.com  and www.giftbasketsbytina.com are loaded with ideas, and if you don’t see your favorite, then simply call us and we’ll design unique gifts for you!

I dare say it’s not too early … not too early to Thunk About It!  Happy happy happy holidays!

Snacks for Christmas  Awesome Roses and Lilies Christmas centerpiece

Tina and Pamela

Roadrunner Florist & Basket Express

2007 W Bethany Home, Phoenix, AZ 85015

602-246-1271  888-446-1271

 

 

Christmas at the Movies!

Christmas at the movies

Christmas at the Movies!

Once a year the choirs and orchestra at North Phoenix Baptist Church welcome the holiday season by opening the doors of the church and talents of the musicians to the community at large. Please accept my personal invitation to come to North Phoenix, 5757 N Central Avenue, Friday or Saturday, December 9 and 10, at 7 p.m. to enjoy Christmas at the Movies!

Christmas at the movies

You’ll hear music from White Christmas (my personal favorite) to Home Alone, you’ll meet the Grinch, Olaf, and much, much more! This is a wonderful evening of free fun for the whole family!

Get into the holiday spirit this weekend by joining us as we raise our voices and our instruments at North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N Central, Phoenix, AZ 85012.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tina Ashburn

 

How May I Help You?

Snowman and Christmas Cheer

How May I Help You?

You’re heard it a gazillion times, especially this time of year!  SPECIALS! SALES! COUPONS! Limited offers!  What are these businesses doing to actually HELP YOU?

Basket Express and Roadrunner Florist is in business to help you look good! That’s all we do! We custom design gift baskets that are unique JUST FOR YOU! We know you are special, and we know the people in your life are individuals who appreciate gifts that are One-of-a kind! That’s one of the ways we make you look good!

Custom designed gift baskets from $35 to $135! How special is that? Here are some examples!

Holiday Cookies  Snowman and Christmas Cheer   Christmas Goodies

Holiday Cookies                 Christmas Cheer        Christmas Goodies

Unique to Basket Express is our Songs for the Season: Christmas from the Heart gift basket. LIMITED supply (only 12) means they are exceptional, unique and really really special!

Christmas Songs From The Heart  Christmas From the Heart

If you’re looking for something really different, then we are the people who can help you!

Another way we make you look good is DELIVERY. Have you been hearing about the gifts that are being stolen from porches? That doesn’t happen when your custom designed gift is HAND DELIVERED for you! We offer professional delivery in the greater Phoenix area! Order NOW and have your gifts placed into the queue for the delivery date you prefer!

It’s not too late!! Those last-minute people (and you know who are you!!) who are waiting until the very end, you can count on us to fill your gift basket and floral needs for Christmas!

Tina Ashburn-Owner Basket Express  That’s me!!

Visit our unique websites www.giftbasketsbytina.com or www.roadrunnerflorist.com for your Christmas gifts this year!

Merry Christmas from Tina and Pamela at Roadrunner Florist & Basket Express! We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Local, National and Worldwide Delivery

We Deliver

 

Spring Forward, Fall Back! CORRECTION

Fall Gift Basket

Spring Forward, Fall Back!

Correction!! Blame it on Godaddy!!  They said the site wasn’t secure! But it is!! So go ahead and click and enjoy!!

We’ve all heard it: Spring forward, fall back! Frankly, it doesn’t mean much in Phoenix, except that we get confused AGAIN about whose time zone we’re sharing! Since we don’t change from Mountain Standard Time, sometimes we share with California and sometimes we share with Colorado. No matter what, we’re confused for about 6 months, and then once we figure it out, it changes and we get confused all over again!

No, we’re not jumping the gun! I Googled it and learned Daylight Savings Time doesn’t end until November 6th. That’s really late for us to talk about autumn, because by that time we’re getting ready for Christmas!

OMG, Christmas! Yes, that’s when you start thinking about your corporate gift baskets! How many will you need this  year? Do you have your list?

And what about the people in your life? Like your dentist and doctor, accountant and lawyer. How about a gift basket for that special waitress or hostess at your favorite restaurant?

OK, I’m way ahead of myself. (but not really, because today is a great day to get your list together and get it to me so I can guarantee Christmas delivery of your custom designed gift baskets)!!

Let’s talk about Fall.

Could it be that fall is just around the corner? Even here in the desert, we can feel the change of season. Our imported trees begin to change color (or we can drive just a couple hours north and be a mile high and enjoy the true change of colors). Mornings are absolutely amazing, including the breath of cooler air. Evenings are spectacular, with the earlier sunsets of many colors.

And people seem to get back into the swing of things, including school, Boss’s Day, Thanksgiving and holidays. (oh, my, we’re back to those holidays! See, I’m right…you have to start thinking about gift-giving for the holidays, like for the teacher and the policeman and the mailman and the gardener. Don’t forget about your web designer and IT guy. Maybe I’ll make a list (and check it twice) to make sure  YOU don’t forget anyone!)!

That’s where we come in! We love designing floral arrangements and gift baskets for all! Here’s a goodie gift basket that’s perfect for your fall outing, for Boss’s Day, Thanksgiving or a football party!

Fall Gift Basket  Fall Gift Basket 

Maybe you’re inviting people over for a party! Consider a Southwest Basket! Yes, we can ship this beauty across the country in time for your Fiesta (please allow 7 days’ notice).

Southwest party gift basket  Southwest Goodie Basket

You can choose the team and I’ll custom design the gift basket! Perfect for your tailgating party, hosting a football game party, or dare I say it, the Super Bowl!

Denver Broncos Sports Theme Gift Basket

ASU Snack Gift Basket  ASU Spirit & Snacks

Looking for something different? Consider our Grande Gift Basket or Today’s Healthy Fresh Basket. Each one can be custom designed for Autumn, if you wish! Simply indicate your preference when you call us at 602-246-0672 or when you place the order on our secure website.

As you’re beginning to think about Christmas, don’t forget, autumn is here! Let’s enjoy the change of season together!

Call, click or come by!

Basket Express, located inside Roadrunner Florist

2007a W Bethany Home, Phoenix, AZ 85015

602-246-0672

www.giftbasketsbytina.com

 

 

Keep On Believing!

Believe in Santa

Believe in Santa

KEEP ON BELIEVING!!

Sending warm wishes (OK, VERY WARM WISHES) from the beautiful Arizona Desert for a holiday season full of joy and health!

It’s the busiest time of year for all of us! Our days are full, our evenings are fun, and our nights are short! We celebrate with music and prayers. Most important, we still believe in the magic of the holidays, whichever holidays we are celebrating!

As we are gearing up for the busy holiday season, we want to tell you the very extra special item we’re bringing in for gift baskets:

This year we’re bringing in FUDGE!

Yes, old fashioned FUDGE!

It’s Blue Moose Fudge from Bountiful, UT. I’ve tried it. Pamela tried it. We LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it, and we know you will, too!

Custom designed gift baskets for Hanukkah and Christmas! Check out www.giftbasketsbytina,com  or call 602-246-1271 and ask for Tina! I’ll be happy to help you!

Here are a few of the beautiful Christmas gift baskets we’re designing FOR YOU this year! Each has holiday trim (from pine cones to ribbons and bows as well as the fragrance of REAL Christmas Greens) and are available for your to purchase NOW from www.giftbasketsbytina.com.

Santa's Gift Basket

Santa’s Gift Basket 

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman Gift Basket

Gingerbread Basket

The Gingerbread House Gift Basket

Christmas Cookies Gift Basket

Our Celebrate Christmas with Cookies Basket

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Our Loaded Christmas Gift Basket 

KEEP BELIEVING and Let us be YOUR Santa Claus! 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Tina and Pamela at Roadrunner Florist & Basket Express!