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Chocolate Gift Basket to Gomel, Belarus

19 Feb

When it’s time to celebrate and relax this decadent gift to Belarus will make a great surprise for any recipient on your list. They’ll indulge in delightful Ferrero Rocher Bonbons, gourmet cookies, imported ground coffee and other delicious treats that pair so well with a bottle of famous Hennessy Cognac. Your family, friends, or business associates will love this combination that will make a perfect addition to a get together on a cold winter day. Warming in every way this wonderful gift set will be appreciated by anyone who loves the idea of fun, for any occasion – so send one now and celebrate!

 

Gift Basket to Beijing, China

17 Feb

This is my 2nd year working with Irina Fossil (customer support representative) and she has always been exceptional! I’ve had deliveries to a number of countries and they were all received at the schedule date. I am very happy with the services at Giftbasketsoverseas.com.

Best regards,

Tabitha T.

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Gift Baskets to Tampere, Finland

16 Feb

This wonderful gift basket is filled with delicious gourmet treats for those recipients who enjoy variety in their snacks and like trying new things. It includes a little bit of everything for every mood and taste. There are cookies for sweet lovers, Biscotti for those who prefer Italian delicacies, Belgian Chocolates to satisfy chocolate cravings, and other delicious European treats that will make a great gift for your colleagues, business associates, or employees. All of the delights can be enjoyed with gourmet tea or robust coffee, also included in the elegant wicker hamper. To pamper beauty connoisseurs, there’s a charming flower basket of bright red gerberas, snow-white roses, lush greenery and other seasonal flowers. A tribute to good taste and beauty this wonderful gift to Finland will make a great surprise during holiday season, for Birthday, Anniversary, Corporate event or just because.

 

Happy Valentines Day 2015!

13 Feb

Happy-Valentines-day

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time,
destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

GiftBasketsOverseas.com wishes you a happy Valentine’s Day!

 Send your love around the globe this Valentine’s Day with beautiful romantic gifts

 

Valentine’s Flowers to Cape Town, South Africa

11 Feb

I was very happy to find a company that delivers gifts to South Africa in a short notice. I had hard time looking for an online service in Cape Town until I came across GiftBasketsOverseas. It was my second order with them and like the first time everything went very smoothly. I never leave reviews for anything but this time I just had to thank the folks at the company who are making my life so much easier. My recipient is very happy with her gifts and now this whole long-distance relationship thing is going much easier for me!
Thanks!

Eric M.

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All You Need to Know About Chinese New Year

09 Feb

Chinese New Year also known as Lunar New Year, is one of the most significant holidays in China and the rest of Asian world. This 15 days long festival occurs between January and February and this year starts on February, 19 2015. This beautiful festival is the time to welcome longevity, wealth and prosperity. During the holiday Chinese people spend time with their dear ones, honor elderly members of the family, pray, and exchange Chinese New Year Gifts.

Symbols of Chinese New Year

Flowers Flowers play an important part in New Year’s celebration in China. Two flowers in particular that are often associated with Chinese New Year are the plum blossom that symbolizes courage and hope and the water narcissus signifying good luck and fortune.

Color The main color of the holiday is red. Red symbolizes fire, which according to a legend can scare away bad luck, bring happiness and success. During Chinese New Year celebration people prefer wearing red clothes, decorate their homes in red and gold (the other significant color in Chinese culture), and give children “lucky money” in red envelopes that are believed to ward off evil spirits.

Tangerines & Oranges – Tangerines in Chinese sounds similar to the word “luck” and orange sounds like the Chinese word for “wealth”. Through the play of words, the Chinese is associating the gift of orange and tangerine as having an abundance of happiness and prosperity. The bright orange color of the fruits also symbolizes ‘gold’, hence it has an auspicious meaning to bring in good luck and wealth.

Fireworks The fireworks that shower the festivities are rooted in an ancient custom. Long ago, people in China lit bamboo stalks, believing that the crackling flames would frighten away evil spirits.

Popular Gifts for Chinese New Year

Money plant The traditional Chinese families would love to receive the bamboo plant (also known as money plant) believed to be a good omen which brings happiness and prosperity. The bamboo is a strong plant that symbolizes endurance. Its branches are twisted to avoid the negative vibes and bring in positivity. Exchanging money plant with family, friends, and business colleagues is considered very auspicious in Chinese tradition.
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Fruit The fruit which is one of the most popular during Lunar New Year is known as “ong lai” (pineapple). Pineapple is the fruit of welcoming good luck and wealth, it signifies prosperity and makes a wonderful gift for any recipient. Other traditional fruit of the festival are tangerines and oranges, that symbolize happiness and abundance.
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Flowers/Peach Blossoms Peach is known as ‘tao’ in Chinese and it signifies romance and relationships. Also exchanged during Valentine’s Day, this beautiful token of love will bring your dear recipient good fortune. Lasting relationships are also believed to happen when you give or receive peach blossoms. Flowers in general represent rebirth and new growth and are considered a great personal or business gift for Chinese New Year.
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Gift BasketsGift baskets for Chinese New Year are plentiful and usually contain all the main symbols associated with the holiday. Beautifully decorated with fresh blossoms, oranges, lucky bamboo and other tokens of good fortune they also serve as great home decor items during the festival.
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Spread happiness, luck and longevity by giving traditional Chinese gifts to all your loved ones. If you have friends, relatives or business associates in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand or anywhere else don’t loose the opportunity to show your care and respect for the traditions by sending wonderful  Lunar New Year gifts.
 

Valentine’s Gift to Birmingham, UK

05 Feb

Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.”
~ Ben Hecht

An elegant way to demonstrate your significant other your passionate feelings is to send a wonderful surprise any woman will find thoughtful and romantic. This gift set to UK consists of the things your dear recipient is sure to appreciate. Beautiful red roses in a glass vase are complimented with delicious gourmet chocolate and a bottle of sparkling champagne. She will find your romantic message in a card that will make her smile at the thought of your sincere love. Reveal your heart this Valentine’s Day, wish happy anniversary or Happy Birthday, propose or just remind her how special she is with a simple yet classy gift she deserves!

 

Romantic Gift Basket to New York, USA

02 Feb

“I’m very pleased with the efficiency and attention of the whole team ! Thank you for delivering my affection and a beautiful gift basket for a loved one that is far. 🙂

Leticia I. (São Paulo, Brazil)

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Valentine’s Day: Most Romantic Gestures of All Times

27 Jan

One of the most romantic holidays of the year – Valentine’s Day – is round the corner. More so than any other gift-giving occasion, Valentine’s Day seems to leave couples scratching their heads for ideas. For many it might be easier to give good old flowers, chocolate and stuffed animals, but this year, why not trying something extra special? As the French writer François Rabelais once said, “Gestures, in love, are by far more attractive, effective and valuable than any words.” To help you get ‘in the mood’ for romance and inspire to experiment with Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetheart here’s a list of the most romantic gestures, which stand as some of history’s most passionate expressions of love.

The symbol of eternal love: Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, Agra, India.

 

India’s most popular tourist attraction, The Taj Mahal, was built in 1631 by the emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth. According to the legend, the emperor was so devastated after Mumtaz’s death that he was mourning for two years. Heartbroken, he commanded to build a monument to her memory, the Taj Mahal. It took over 20 years and thousands of workers to build the symmetrical 250-foot-high domed mausoleum out of white marble inlaid with precious stones. After Shah Jahan died he was buried alongside his beloved wife in the walls of Taj Mahal, a symbol of eternal love.

DiMaggio’s flowers for Marilyn

Marilyn Munroe and Joe DiMaggio, January 1954
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The relationship of screen goddess Marilyn Monroe and famed baseball player Joe DiMaggio, although married for just 9 months, is one of history’s most romantic. Infatuated with the legendary blonde for the rest of his life, DiMaggio refused to comment on Monroe’s death in 1962 and never remarried. He also arranged the funeral of the iconic actress who had no other family. In a famous romantic gesture, he has been sending long-stemmed red roses to her grave in Los Angeles three times a week for the next 20 years.
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Eric Clapton’s love song “Layla”

Pattie Boyd

 

In what was to be one of the most famous love-triangles ever English model Pattie Boyd was to become the center of an affair between two of the world’s most famous musicians. When guitarist Eric Clapton moved into his friend George Harrison’s neighborhood, he fell in love with Harrison’s wife Pattie. After she rejected his requests to leave Harrison, Clapton recorded a tune, inspired by the old Persian love poem, The Story of Layla and Majnun. The resulting song, “Layla” was a hit in more ways than just one and Pattie soon left her Beatle for Clapton. Even though their marriage lasted for only 9 years (Patti found out that her husband was having a child with another woman), the popularity of “their song” will never fade away.

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

Taylor-Burton-Diamond
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Sure the relationship of Elizabeth Taylor and famous actor Richard Burton was a roller-coaster—they married and divorced each other twice—but wouldn’t you be somewhat forgiving of a guy who showered you with the most expensive jewellery like, for example, a 69 carat diamond? Burton bid on this gem at an auction in 1969, but lost to a business tycoon. Only after a long phone conversation with the winner, Burton got the precious stone for an undisclosed sum. All we know is that after the couple split up for good, Liz sold the gem for $5 million dollars.
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The hanging gardens of Babylon
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The hanging gardens of Babylon

According to a legend, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built in the sixth century B.C. by king Nebuchadnezzar II as a gift for his new wife, Amytis of Media. Homesick for green hills and valleys , she couldn’t get used to the life in the desert. Trying to help his spouse to adjust, Nebuchadnezzar II recreated her homeland through the building of an artificial mountain with rooftop gardens within the walls of the city. The Hanging Gardens (later known to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) were supposedly hundreds of meters wide and filled with a variety of exotic plants and flowers. A marvel of engineering, the desert oasis was likely irrigated by water from the river Euphrates via a complex system of pumps.

Gift of the Magi

Gift Of The Magi

In his short story “The Gift of the Magi” O. Henry describes what many consider to be the most sentimental romantic gesture. A struggling couple secretly makes huge sacrifices in order to buy each other gifts for Christmas. The husband sells his grandfather’s gold watch to buy combs for his wife’s beautiful hair. And she cuts off and sells her hair to buy a new chain for her husband’s watch. Although the couple is left with gifts neither of them can use, they realize how far they are willing to go to show their love for each other.

Wagner’s Symphony of Love

Richard Wagner

Some men bring their sweethearts breakfast in bed, others, like Richard Wagner, write them symphonies. To celebrate his wife’s 33rd birthday, the famous composer had created a new masterpiece now known as “Siegfried Idyll”. On the day of her birthday he invited the orchestra to their house and woke up his wife with the beautiful symphony he had just composed. Wagner kept this intimate ditty private until 1877, when financial strains forced him to present it to the world.

Edward VIII’s abdication of the throne

King Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson

Love is all, love is all, even if you are a member of the British royal family. The love lives of Britain’s monarchs have always been fascinating for the public, but perhaps the most romantic royal tale of all is about King Edward VIII, who left the throne for the one he loved. His infatuation with a socialite named Wallis Simpson who was not only an American, but also a married woman previously divorced, forced Edward to abdicate the throne in December 1936. The couple married a year later and spent the rest of their lives in retirement in France.

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Send Early Valentine’s Gift for Extra Sweet Savings!

21 Jan

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved;
loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves”
Victor Hugo

The time to heat up your romance or bring a surge of joy to your friendship is right around the corner! Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it on 14 February 2015, and we’re here to make sure you don’t let it pass you by. Order their favorite chocolates, gorgeous bouquets, and fine wines now, and we’ll make sure they arrive in time for the most romantic day of the year no matter how far away they are!

Order your Valentine’s Day Gift until 28 January 2015 and use code GBVAL15 for $11 DISCOUNT !

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