Saturday, February 9, 2019

Chocolate to the Rescue!

A Gift For All Reasons


Valentine's Day is one of those awkward holidays that is a gift-giving minefield. It can be difficult to choose a present that strikes balance and sends the right message. Many situations such as a New Relationship,  Friendship or Hard-to-Buy-For Loved One make for stressful shopping. Fear not, Baskets by Bonnie can save the day!

A Sweet Gift that includes chocolate can help boost endorphins and earn relationship points. Our Chocolate Lovers basket pictured above is one of our popular baskets.


Cup of Love

Nothing warms the heart on a cold polar vortex day like a cup of Hot Chocolate topped with oodles of tiny marshmallows and a side of cookies or biscuits. Butler's Hot Chocolate Drink Chocolates help make a gourmet cup of creamy rich cocoa. The box of 10 cup-shaped portions is included in our Chocolate Lover's Basket. It can also be incorporated in a custom-made gift.

An easy to follow recipe is printed on the back of the box. We cheated with the cup pictured above and used the microwave. Our unofficial method: Set the microwave on medium and heat a cup of milk with a chocolate cup for 3 minutes or so, stirring every 30 seconds. We topped with mini-marshmallows and served with a side of  Bahlsen Leibniz Butter Biscuits.

Easy to follow recipe on back of box

Help mend a Broken Heart

Breakups can be difficult, especially right before Valentine's Day.  We have the perfect gift for the friend trying to power through the end of a relationship during a day that celebrates love.

The Breakup Basket contains all the essentials a friend needs to heal their broken heart and get back on the market in no time. Basket as pictured above includes: some chocolates, tea, cocoa, cookies and Sniffs to dry those tears, as well as the best-selling book ," It's Called A Breakup Because It’s Broken" by Greg Behrendt & his wife, Amirra Ruotolla-Behrendt. ( other options to choose from).

When it comes to matters of the heart, trust Baskets by Bonnie to send your message!

Friday, September 28, 2018

4th Quarter Gifting

As the leaves are changing colors and the weather starts getting colder, it's time to begin thinking about your end of the year gift-giving. We've noticed a recent trend that some of our clients are getting an earlier start on the season by sending baskets for the Thanksgiving holiday. Why not get a leg up on the competition and kick things off in October?

Get Ready for the Big Game

Here in Ohio, we bleed Scarlet & Gray, and chances are your customer does too! If so, score some big points by sending a Buckeye-themed basket before the next big game. The Buckeye Bucket (pictured above) is one of our best-selling options. However, we are able to customize it to better suit your needs.

A Spooky Good Idea!

Here's a great trick: treat your customers with a scary good basket filled with Halloween favorites. The Monster Bash-ket (pictured above) is perfect for a larger group, with something for everyone. We also have a fun-sized option, the Trick or Treat Tin (pictured below), which is perfect for an individual or smaller group.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Baby Birds Are Leaving The Nest

The dog days of summer are almost over and college students will soon be heading off to school. Whether they're headed to dorm-life or more independent living in apartments or houses, this time can be quite difficult. Ease the separation anxiety and dependence on home-cooked meals with a care package. We have several to choose from.


Cafeteria food on the meal plan can get a bit bland. Brighten their day and spark their palates with a variety of the most popular snacks, perfect for late night study sessions and on-the-go eating. No kitchen required. 

For the co-ed that's a bit "Extra", the Helping Hand is a humorous way to send your love. Save the day while making your child the center of attention with this quirky assortment of college necessities that are perfect for any emergency situation.

Just add water!

First Apartment

This miniature replica of a real shopping cart will hit home the message that it's time to make your own food and do your own shopping. This super cute cart is filled with an easy-to-cook full course meal along with a magnetic notepad for list-making and reusable canvas shopping tote with an ironic message that any millennial will appreciate.

The listed above baskets are some of our favorite student care packages. Each gift is made to order and we are able to customize upon request.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Summer Gifting on the Go

Happy Hour Gift Bag
Happy Hour Gift Bag for the Party Girl
Summer has only just begun and the party circuit is heating up in full swing.  Don't go empty-handed to the festivities! Make a good impression and earn a top spot on the "A-list" party invites with a clever, one-of-a-kind gift for the host. All it takes a little bit of extra-effort or perhaps some help from us.

It's in the Bag

Don't underestimate the power of a simple gift bag. It is fast and easy to put together if you have access to the right items and follow a simple checklist:

  • Theme or message you want to convey, perhaps tie into the party theme
  • Personal style or interests of the recipient
  •  Budget that is appropriate for the occasion

Wine Lover's Gift Bag
Wine-themed gift bag for the Oenophile

DIY or Let us help

If you are creatively inclined, you can make your own. However, if you are time or idea-challenged, Baskets by Bonnie can save the day.

For your convenience we added an option where you can purchase the gift bag ( or box if size or number of items is over-capacity ) and select gift items individually. We also can assist by phone or email.feel free to call us at (614) 501-4438 or email us at

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Cube Life

In an effort to maximize efficiency of  resources, the use of office cubicles has become commonplace in large corporations. In his article, "Learn How to Cope with Life Inside a Small Cubicle," Michael Roberts talks about tools for surviving this semi-private office enclosure.

While his tips are helpful, we feel that one important element was missed, office knick-knacks!

Desktop toys and gadgets have been proven to spark creativity and alleviate stress. Help make your cubicle the one everyone wants to visit.  It may even help you get the inside track for that corner office. 

We have a variety of fun items such as "The Cubes - Joe & Friends" that can be purchased individually or added to a customized basket for a friend or co-worker. We also have a few pre-set arrangements, such as  "The Office Basket"and "The Office Jokester," that can be ordered on the fly.

Baskets by Bonnie puts the "Fun" into "Functional" to make the common workspace survivable.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Making it Personal

One of the things we pride ourselves on here at Baskets by Bonnie is our ability to personalize our products. We like to think of ourselves in the message business, and each basket tells a story. A well-focused gift, where each product is carefully selected, let’s the recipient know how much you care.A well-tailored message can help save and strengthen relationships. We have helped several corporations in recruiting, welcoming, and even retaining valued associates. On the personal side, we have also aided budding relationships and in maintaining friendships.
Thank you for letting us assist you in your gift-giving needs.
Buy The Book

One of the ways to make a gift unique and memorable is with a book. We have a wide and diverse selection to fit just about any preference. An example of this is with our Doctor’s Orders basket. This basket can be ordered as shown or by clicking and adding one or more books of your choice.

We just received a new shipment of bestsellers from Random House publishing that includes books such as:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Perfect End to a Crazy Day

No matter how hectic your day is, good customer service is important. The person at the other end of the phone doesn't want to hear how busy your shop is, they want to know if you can deliver their order on time.

Today was shaping up to be a crazy day with a higher than usual number of orders that needed to be shipped out this afternoon. While we had enough time to accomplish this, there was not much time to spare.On days like these, is when there seems to be a never ending stream of emails and phone calls.

In the midst of the chaos, a frantic father phoned in with an urgent basket order that needed to be delivered today for his daughter's birthday. I paused for a brief moment, looked at the clock, took a deep breath and said " Sure. We can squeeze this in."

Fortunately the basket he chose was a relatively easy gift to assemble. After completing the order and arranging for delivery, we went back to our original job. After making all of our deadlines with time to spare, I was able to email the receipt. A short time later, I received this response:


I’m sure glad I bumped into your website today.  In a time where customer service sometimes gives way to fast pace I can certainly say that your business “gets it”. I have to admit that I was a bit late in trying to get an order in for a birthday (today) delivery to my daughter but you had the “can do…will do” attitude.  You even called me back to check if she drank coffee, and hearing she did not, substituted something sweet in its place!  To make a great experience better, I have to tell you that I called you at 12:09pm to place the order and my daughter called me at 1:39pm in  tears to thank me for the birthday surprise.

You guys are just great….have a wonderful day and thanks for making it a wonderful day for my daughter.

Scott ...

The best reward for good customer service is a happy client with a well-written endorsement! This is the Holy Grail of  Customer Service and what I live for!

After a quick celebration, it is now time to clean up and go home. Thanks, Scott for making my day!