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Gift Baskets Overseas Review from Long Distance Relationship Vloggers Sam and Monica

29 Nov

Monica Gartner and her boyfriend Sam Patterson are a well-known long distance relationship (LDR) couple and YouTube superstars with thousands of followers and devoted fans. In this video, they celebrate Monica’s birthday, the six-month anniversary of their channel, and share the unboxing experience of a romantic gift basket we sent them! Let’s watch the Gift Baskets Overseas review by Sam and Monica!

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Unique Christmas Traditions Around The World

20 Nov

If you live in the US, I know you might already be tired of Christmas songs in every major retail store. It seems like it starts earlier and earlier every year. So I promise, there’s no playlist with overplayed holiday music anywhere on this page. But I do warn you, we are talking about Christmas, so much Christmas. So if you want to wait until December 1st, go ahead and save this for later. But if, like our team at GBO, you are trying to make sure you have the most stellar holiday to date: read on! I can say that since I started working for GiftBasketsOverseas 5 years ago I’ve learned so much more to help me fall in love with the holiday season all over again. What better time to share than now? If you’ve ever wondered how to celebrate Christmas in other countries, I’m here to give you some answers. What are the best Christmas gifts to send to your friends overseas? I’m helping there too. From sake, to mistletoe, fruitcake, to decorations, below we talk about some of the unique Christmas traditions around the world for the countries we deliver to the most!

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The Art Of Spa Day – Spa Gift Basket Tips for Home

05 Nov

Let’s face it: we could all use a “spa day” once in a while. Today’s world moves so fast that people wear themselves out balancing work, family, and other responsibilities. With all of the stresses of everyday life, it’s important to take some time for ourselves and just relax. But while we may need it, only a few of us actually have the time (or money) to be pampered with professional spa treatments. But that’s OK. Keep reading to learn our top spa gift basket tips.

Spa Gift Basket Tips - Lotions and Oils for moisturizing skin

 

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Gift Giving Traditions in Germany – How To Send Gifts To Family & Friends

25 Oct

Attitudes and values are the foundation of every country’s culture and the building blocks for many traditions. To understand gift giving traditions in Germany, you should first understand German etiquette and culture in general.

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Unwrapping Cyprus – A Guide To Cyprus Gift Traditions

01 Oct

Sending a gift to another part of the world isn’t as complicated as you think. Sure, there’s a lot to consider: local gifting customs, holidays, traditions, etc. But that stuff is a lot easier to navigate than you think. To help, we’re giving you a cheat-sheet about traditional gifts to Cyprus. Here’s our quick reference to Cyprus gift traditions: what you should send, when you should send it, and a brief history about why.

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Halloween vs Day Of The Dead

15 Sep

If you’ve ever wondered just what the differences are between Halloween vs Day of the Dead, don’t worry! Tons of people have asked exactly that. To be honest, as someone who spent my life in the middle of Generic Small Town, USA, I was one of them.  I can say that while I knew there WAS a difference, I couldn’t have told you what that was exactly.

Until the middle of college, my only experience with Dia de los Muertos was a Spanish teacher groaning every time I messed up the pronunciation. I was a kid raised on Halloween. Candy, costumes, pumpkins, and scary movies! So if you’d like to know a little bit more to better understand Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, look no further. Here are some of the most popular questions I could find put together for you in one handy blog!

Halloween vs Day Of The Dead: Sugar skulls and jack-o-lanterns are fun decor.

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Holiday Traditions in Brazil

05 Sep

Since Brazilian Independence Day is coming soon, we wanted to take a closer look at holiday traditions in Brazil. Festivals are an integral part of the local culture. Brazil is a renowned party destination with plenty of regional holidays and celebratory events to experience.

If you’ve got friends, family or colleagues in the largest country in South America, this guide will tell you the most popular holidays in Brazil. We’ll also look at regional etiquette for gift-giving (and social faux pas to avoid), as well as some of the best gift ideas to Brazil for each event.

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How to Celebrate Independence Day in Ukraine

21 Aug

Independence Day in Ukraine

On August 24th the bright blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag will decorate the streets of all cities big and small across Ukraine. Also known as ‘День незалежності України’ (Den’ Nezalezhnosty Ukrainy’), this holiday is officially called Ukraine’s Independence Day. A very important national holiday, it commemorates Ukrainian Independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

To this day, Independence Day in Ukraine is celebrated with great pomp. Ukrainians have always had their own culture and language, but for centuries were dominated by Russia, Poland, Turkey and other countries. Because of this, the holiday carries extra significance, allowing Ukrainians to express their love for a country ruled by and for them. The day has come to remember the heroes of Ukraine’s past and honor those who fought for their nation’s freedom.

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What to Do With Leftover Apple & Honey Gifts from Rosh Hashanah?

01 Aug

Are you one of the lucky ones who’s being lavished with tons of Rosh Hashanah gifts every year? So many that you can’t even wrap your head around what to do with all these delicious goodies? Or maybe this time around you just want to make your traditional celebration a little bit different?

Gift giving etiquette does not allow you to re-gift, and honestly, you probably don’t want to do it. Besides, why would you if there are so many exciting ways to use all the honey, apples, and pomegranates from your kosher gift basket in ways you’d never thought possible! So, if after the celebration you still have plenty of gifts received for Rosh Hashanah as leftovers, just keep on reading to find out how to get the most of them:

Apples & Honey: the most traditional of Gifts Received for Rosh Hashanah

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Celebrating Eid al-Adha Around The World

15 Jul

Soon, millions of Muslims across the globe will come together to begin celebrating Eid al-Adha on August, 20 2018. If you are familiar with Islam’s culture you probably know that it is one of the two major festivals in Islam, the second largest religion in the world. Known as the Feast of Sacrifice or “big Eid,” this holy celebration marks the end of the Hajj. The Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca and commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to follow God’s will to sacrifice his son.

Despite this trouble beginning to the tale, Eid al-Adha is a joyous occasion. It is time to celebrate and unite with family and friends. Around 2 billion Muslims share similar traditions observing the festival, however, depending on the region Eid festivities may vary and have its own unique cultural touch. So, which countries celebrate Eid al-Adha around the world?

Eid al-Adha Celebrations Around The World

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