Sunday, November 17, 2013

Christmas Wishes - California Delicious

You cannot have a Christmas Wishes event without featuring one of the most popular gift categories. Gift baskets make fabulous gift all year long, but especially around the holidays. Everyone loves food, and nothing is better than getting a selection of delicious treats beautifully arranged in a lovely basket and adorned with a bow.

Gift baskets also make wonderful gift ideas because it is perfect for ordering and having shipped directly to the recipient, making them effortless to gift to anyone, near or far. Obviously you can ship almost any gift directly to the recipient, but not all items can be gift wrapped(and it always costs more even when they can), and some gifts are just less special shipped than given in person.

A gift basket never needs to be wrapped, they look gorgeous right out of the box, which is great. Plus, everyone eats, so food is a gift that will not go unused.

Of course, gift baskets, like everything else, can be purchased from many different places. Because of their immense popularity, finding the perfect place to get your gift baskets might be a bit overwhelming.

Fortunately, I just received a basket from an amazing company, California Delicious, and I can say with confidence that a gift basket from them will not disappoint. I selected the California Healthy Gift Basket since I a still trying to watch my weight, even if I am allowing myself to indulge.
I would much rather treat myself to some delicious nuts and fresh, juicy fruits than pig out on chocolates and cookies and feel guilty later. That is what is so great about California Delicious, they have such a wide selection. There is something for everyone. So much so that I actually had a very hard time choosing just one.

This basket is fabulous though. Not only does it look beautiful, but it is full of so many delicious(and healthy) foods.

Granny Smith Apples.
Big, ripe, juicy with the perfect crunch. Sweet and slightly tart. Absolutely perfect. These are awesoem with cheese and crackers(Triscuits)

Red Delicious Apples.
So fresh and sweet, perfect for grab and go snacking.

Navel Oranges.
Juicy and bright. like a ball of sunshine. And people think Florida oranges are good. They are nothing compared to these.

Roasted Salted Pistachios.
Not only are pistachios my favorite nut, they are one of my favorite foods ever. I could eat them by the pound, but even a small amount is enough to satisfy my hunger. These were wonderful.

Sweet Chipotle Almonds.
These are wonderful. I have never had this flavor combination before, but it is amazing. These are sweet and smoky with just the right kick.

Honey Cinnamon Almonds.
These are good enough to be dessert. They are sweet, but not too much so that they taste like candy. It just enhances the wonderful nutty flavor. I'm going to have dreams about these now.

Roasted Almonds with Sea Salt.
These are your basic almonds, only way more delicious. They are toasty and rich with just the right amount of salt.

Fancy Nuts.
This is a mix of almond, cashews and pecans. I love the way the nuts flavor each other. These are so good.

Roasted Salted Cashews.
Cashews are right behind pistachios as my favorite nut. These are delicious. The are softer like cashews are supposed to be. I hate when you get ones that are hard.

Everything in this basket was fantastic. I only wish that I could have had more of it. I had to share everything with my daughter because she loved it all so much too. I don't think I even got half of it.

I can honestly say that this was the best gift basket I have ever had. This would make an incredible gift for anyone trying to stay on a healthy path, even over the holidays. California Delicious has an incredible selection of more indulgent baskets as well.

No matter who you are shopping for or what you are looking for, California Delicious will have it, and it will be the highest quality around. That is why I am including them in the Christmas Wishes event.

One lucky reader will win a $50 California Delicious Gift Card. Enter below for your chance ti win. Be sure to go HERE to check out(and enter) all the other fabulous giveaway that are currently going on. There are tons of amazing prizes to be won. Good luck!

*Although I received this at no cost to facilitate a review, all opinions are 100% my own.*
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49 comments :

  1. I would love the Ghirardelli Holiday Gift Tower

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  2. Love the MicroBrew beer basket in the 'for men' section. This would be a gift my brother in law would appreciate

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  3. I would love to get the Holiday Gold Rush Chocolate Gift Basket

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  4. I like the Take a Break Starbucks Coffee Gift!

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  5. I'd love to receive the classic California Cheese and Wine basket.

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  6. I would most like the California Grandeur Wine and Gourmet Gift Basket.

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  7. Gourmet meat and cheese gift basket

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  8. California Healthy Gift Basket

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  9. California Gourmet Food and Fruit Basket

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  10. The California fresh and natural basket

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  11. I like the Gourmet Cheese and Meat gift basket the best.

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  12. I'd like the California Gourmet Meat and Cheese Gift.

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  13. Such a hard choice since all of them look wonderful but I like the Grand Gatherings Gourmet Gift Basket

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  14. Ghirardelli Chocolate Caramel Gift Basket

    clemensrhonda@hotmail.com
    Rhonda Clemens

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  15. I like the Festive Gourmet Gift Basket.
    Thank you!

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  16. I would love to try the CA Fresh & Natural basket! Looks healthy & yummy!

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  17. I like the golden tower godiva chocolate towers.

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  18. Ultimate Lavender Spa Gift Basket would be great. :)

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  19. I like the California Farmer's Market Gift Basket.

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  20. They have so many great packages that I would love to try. It makes it difficult to say which I love the most. So, I'll just tell you one of them is the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Gift Basket.

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  21. I like the Deluxe Snackboard and Cheese Gift.

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  22. I like the Starbucks Coffee Evergreen Gift Basket!

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  23. I love them all!!! One that I like is the Ghirardelli Party Gift Basket :)

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  24. Ghirardelli Holiday Gift Tower is a basket I would love.

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  25. I would choose the california cheese and wine or chocolate lovers basket. It is so hard to choose just one....they all look awesome.

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  26. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Gift Basket looks delicious!

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  27. I'd love the Festive Gourmet Gift Basket

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  28. I'd love to have the California Gourmet Food and Fruit Basket

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  29. Star Chocolate Gift Basket looks good.

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  30. I would like the Super Star Sparkling Wine Gift Basket.

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  31. Ghirardelli Holiday Sweetness Gift Tower

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  32. I would love to get the California Gourmet Food and Fruit Basket if I win.
    upstatemissy@gmail.com

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  33. The Ghirardelli Deluxe Gift Basket looks incredible!
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)
    JJs2468@aol.com

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  34. I love the Fruit and Chocolate Gift Tower

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  35. I like the Munchies Galore Gourmet Gift Basket

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  36. I would love the holiday extravaganza gift basket!!

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  37. Thanks a Million Gourmet Gift Basket
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I'd like the Ghirardelli Chocolate Caramel Gift Basket.
    Jennifer Rote

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  39. Grand Gatherings looks grand! Also like the Sparkling Lavender Spa basket.
    bingomamanorma at gmail dot com

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  40. The Budweiser Beer Gift Basket would be a lot of fun to give to my fiancée. Thanks!

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  41. I like the Holiday Gold Rush Chocolate Gift Basket

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  42. I really like the Napa Valley Wine and Gourmet Picnic Kit. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

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  43. The Starbuck Coffee basket looks really great!

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  44. the lavender spa gift basket

    kmichellec87(at)yahoo(dot)com

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