Fall is here and the calendar is filing up quickly with regular family activities, social engagements, work commitments and before you can catch your breath it seems, Thanksgiving will arrive! There doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to get the regular tasks done, let alone shopping for birthday gifts or holiday gifts for family and friends . Don't panic! Take a deep breath and let out a long sigh; My La Bella Baskets online gift boutique is open 24/7 for your shopping convenience and all orders are shipped to your home or location of choice, so you can cross " delivery " off your list of things to do as well!
My Holiday Shopping Page was designed with your convenience in mind. I gathered all Fall themed, Halloween and Thanksgiving gifts from various store categories and featured them all on ONE PAGE . All gifts are directly linked to my store pages for easy ordering, so you can click and add gifts to your shopping cart and check out in minutes. If you visit before October 24, make sure to add the Promo Code found on the Halloween Sale Banner to save you ten percent on every order you place.
The first step toward enjoyable and easy holiday shopping begins with just a click on the Holiday Shopping Page Banner below. Simplicity can be a beautiful thing,especially around the holidays! Grab your favorite drink, a snack and even your pajamas if you wish. If you need assistance, click on my photo in the top right hand corner of the page to contact me. Let the fun begin!
Real Men Wear Pink Pittsburgh is partnering with other Pittsburgh businesses to raise money in the fight to cure Breast Cancer. Distinguished men in Pittsburgh,many of whom are leaders in their communities, will sport their pink ties and other accessories between July and October while conducting their fund raising efforts. Leigh's Lovely Gift Baskets, a gifting business in Pittsburgh, has partnered with one of the Real Men Wear Pink Pittsburgh candidates and will be donating a portion of designated gift sales through October 15. Leigh's Lovely Gift Baskets has a new website page dedicated to Real Men Wear Pink Pittsburgh candidates and will be supporting future Pittsburgh candidates with their fund raising efforts toward Breast Cancer. For the candidates supporters, raising funds while gift shopping online has never been easier! Every gift order bearing the designated fund raiser code RMWP10 will be credited towards the fundraising total raised by Pittsburgh candidates. Click on the Real Men Wear Pink Fundraiser banner at left to connect to Leigh's Real Men Wear Pink Fundraiser page for more information and to shop for gifts.
Leigh's Lovely Fundraiser page, "Real Men Wear Pink," features many La Bella Baskets gifts and flowers that are pink. Click on any photo to connect and shop directly from Leigh's online gift boutique store., More gifts can be found in each gift category. If you prefer to browse Leigh's online gift boutique, the La Bella Baskets link at the top of the Real Men Wear Pink Fundraiser page will connect you to Leigh's Home Page of her La Bella Baskets website. Remember to place RMWP10 in the Fund Raiser Code box at Check Out and Leigh will donate 10% of your gift purchase to the fundraiser.
Is pink a traditionally masculine or feminine color? Historically, pink has been worn by both men and women since the eighteenth century until the 1960's when gender specific infant clothing was introduced to meet the desires of expectant parents wanting to know the sex of their unborn babies. Pink was fashionable and masculine among eighteenth century Georgian men, who wore vivid shades of pink silk suits with floral embroidery, pink shoes and pink fans to stand out in public. In the early 1900's, the first pink dress shirt, designed by Brooks Brothers to target female college students,became a hit among college age males as it resonated well with the Ivy League look. Pink is making a comeback as a male wardrobe color choice. A 2012 study found that men who wore pink earned an average of $1,200.00 more per year. Want to learn more about the history and power of the color pink? Read about it in my sources below.
I love thinking up new ways to make shopping easier and more enjoyable for my viewers. Being a " shop from home" fan for many years when my four children were young, I truly appreciate the convenience of online shopping. My La Bella Baskets online gift boutique offers a generous variety of gifts to supply your gifting needs year round. Some shoppers prefer to browse my gift boutique selections, while others prefer a more targeted approach with a quick entry and quick exit . I create my themed shopping pages to assist both types of shoppers.
When creating new shopping pages for my website, I consult the analytics for this website , interest among posts on my social media pages and my own gut instinct. I gather gifts to feature from across many categories under my intended theme and design the page format. The last step, connecting all of the links, is the most important step. The creative concept and design can be beautiful, but if the technical operations do not work properly, than functionality is lost. I want to make your shopping experience as easy as Click, Connect, Add to Cart and Check Out. Gifts or flowers will be delivered to your door or to the recipient's address. Mission accomplished!
Themed shopping pages decrease your browsing time while providing gift ideas in your search area and beyond . While I have created these themed shopping pages to assist you in quickly finding and ordering gifts for your loved ones, I also offer a more customized gift service if you need more assistance. Just click on my photo at the top of any website page to contact me. These three new shopping pages increase my shopping page total to fifteen, with more to be added in mid Fall. More themed shopping pages means more opportunity to shop, or " Shop-portunity " . Simply stated, I want Leigh's Lovely Gift Baskets to become your trusted source for online shopping year round. Shop-portunity is at Leigh's Lovely Gift Baskets!
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It just could not be restricted to one website page! My La Bella Baskets online gift boutique offers so many unique gift ideas for men, that even after several revisions, one page was not enough space to showcase even a representative sampling of gifts! Two pages allowed room for multiple shopping slideshows and photo galleries of food gifts and personalized gifts. This is an all occasion gift source that I hope you will return to year round. I will add gifts as they are introduced to my online store, so stop in periodically for new gift offerings. If you have any questions, or need assistance, please click on my photo in the top right of the page to contact me. I look forward to serving your gifting needs and I hope that these new shopping pages will make your future shopping easier and more enjoyable! Click on the banners to connect to my Certified Male Gift Shoppe Pages directly from this blog . I also included my video showcases below. Enjoy!
Eight years ago on July 20, I discovered an ad on the Internet for La Bella Baskets. I had found a similar classified ad two times earlier in the year, but being both a mild procrastinator and cautiously optimistic person, I decided to not pursue the opportunity until it presented itself a third time. I generally follow a rule of three, so in keeping with this philosophy, I considered it with greater interest and did a little research into this unfamiliar direct selling company.
I had years of direct sales experience fresh out of high school starting with Avon,Products in 1982, and Mary Kay Cosmetics in 1985, before the Internet came of age. I worked in retail Custom Interior Design products at four design firms in two states during and after my college years before my children were born. I accompanied each of my four children through thirteen years of door to door sales of Boy Scout Popcorn and Girl Scout Cookies .and was the " BSA Popcorn Kernel " for our troop for a least six of those years. Three of my four children have pursued careers in the areas of Business Development or Management with two specializing in Marketing. The entrepreneurial spirit flows strongly through my family genes on both ancestral sides!
The challenge for me approaching forty-seven years young would be to apply my retail sales experience and passion for art and design with online marketing. I do love a good challenge and my first two years in business proved to be exactly that with a huge learning curve! My patience and persistence yielded many newly acquired skills in the areas of networking and advertising on all of the main social media channels, website design, video production and blogging. Drawing it mechanically with my drafting tools would have been faster and easier to me in the beginning stages as I struggled to make my older brain convert knowledge and artistic skills into a digital medium instead of paper. It's absolutely amazing how the brain adapts and retains information, and I gave mine quite a work out!
Eight years later, I look back with great satisfaction over the tremendous effort that I have invested into my gift business. I still have much to learn as technology is constantly changing,, but i overcame the biggest hurdle, fear of failure. My goal was to operate my own gift business from home and be available for my family. God has provided me with the gifts of creativity, passion, energy and drive. My family has provided me with patience, countless technology lessons and emotional support. La Bella Baskets has provided me with the opportunity, beautiful gifts, marketing tools and team support. Thank you to all of my loyal customers who have allowed me to serve your gifting needs over the years! Here's to new friends and more Leigh's Lovely Gift Baskets Anniversaries! My Leigh's Lovely Email Promotional Offer for July is for both old and new friends..Click on the banner below for all of the details. Cheers!
Welcome the new baby girl with these unique gifts that are memorable, thoughtful and gentle on the environment and baby's skin. In the left photograph is the Oh Baby- 4 Pack Plantable Greeting Card from my Original Series line. Each greeting card is embedded with a colorful array of Wildflower seeds that can be planted in the ground or flower pot. Instructions for planting are printed on the back of every card along with the seed mixture embedded in the card. Plantable Greeting Cards are eco-friendly and contain only recycled ingredients, no dyes, additives or chemicals . Each Oh Baby card measures 4.5 inches x six inches and includes color coordinating recycled envelopes. A pack of four Oh Baby cards is economical too! Each package costs under fourteen dollars, so you can send cards that grow flowers to four friends for three dollars and fifty cents each, or less than the cost of many higher end greeting cards.
In the center photograph, a baby girl themed cookie bouquet in soft hues of pink and green with white is a sweet welcome for the new baby's family! The Baby Girl Cutout Cookie Bouquet is a charming bouquet of seven sweetly glazed and hand decorated butter cookies in cut out shapes of onesies, bibs and baby carriages. The center round cookie bears the " Welcome Baby" message. It's a tasty and fun way to celebrate the new baby girl's arrival and congratulate the family. Parents as well as siblings will find great delight in eating the beautifully decorated butter cookies. Young children will enjoy having a special sibling gift that focuses some attention on them.
In the photograph on the right is a unique baby gift that's big on style and comfort, but under twenty- five dollars. Onesies are a staple item in a baby's wardrobe and you simply cannot have too many! Baby Girl Bootie Bodysuits are made of 100% cotton for ultimate comfort and softness against baby's skin and to last through multiple washings. Three sizes are available to fit Newborn, 6 Months and 12 Months. Personalization on this one piece bodysuit is one line up to twelve characters for baby girl's first name, last name or nick name. Choose from six adorable designs: Girl Monkey, Sunshine,Bubbles, Princess, Frilly Girl and Pink Snail. The Baby Girl Bootie Bodysuit is a fantastic gift idea for multiple babies, siblings and cousins of close ages. Each baby can have a different design with their own name to avoid mix ups. Why not prepare for baby's future today and buy one of each size in different designs? Classics never go out of style and babies grow up fast!
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Welcome the new baby boy with these unique gifts that are memorable, thoughtful and gentle on the environment and baby's skin. In the left photograph is the Oh Baby- 4 Pack Plantable Greeting Card from my Original Series line. Each greeting card is embedded with a colorful array of Wildflower seeds that can be planted in the ground or flower pot. Instructions for planting are printed on the back of every card along with the seed mixture embedded in the card. Plantable Greeting Cards are eco-friendly and contain only recycled ingredients, no dyes, additives or chemicals . Each Oh Baby card measures 4.5 inches x six inches and includes color coordinating recycled envelopes. A pack of four Oh Baby cards is economical too! Each package costs under fourteen dollars, so you can send cards that grow flowers to four friends for three dollars and fifty cents each, or less than the cost of many higher end greeting cards.
In the center photograph, a baby boy themed cookie bouquet in soft hues of blue and green with white is a sweet welcome for the new baby's family! The Baby Boy Cutout Cookie Bouquet is a charming bouquet of seven sweetly glazed and hand decorated butter cookies in cut out shapes of onesies, bibs and baby carriages. The center round cookie bears the " Welcome Baby" message. It's a tasty and fun way to celebrate the new baby boy's arrival and congratulate the family. Parents as well as siblings will find great delight in eating the beautifully decorated butter cookies. Young children will enjoy having a special sibling gift that focuses some attention on them.
In the photograph on the right is a unique baby gift that's big on style and comfort, but under twenty- five dollars. Onesies are a staple item in a baby's wardrobe and you simply cannot have too many! Baby Boy Bootie Bodysuits are made of 100% cotton for ultimate comfort and softness against baby's skin and to last through multiple washings. Three sizes are available to fit Newborn, 6 Months and 12 Months. Personalization on this one piece bodysuit is one line up to twelve characters for baby boy's first name, last name or nick name. Choose from nine adorable designs: Made In, Varsity, Full Name, Fancy Pants, Loading, Monkey, Pirate, Blue Snail and Crayons. The Baby Boy Bootie Bodysuit is a fantastic gift idea for multiple babies, siblings and cousins of close ages. Each baby can have a different design with their own name to avoid mixups. Why not prepare for baby's future today and buy one of each size in different designs? Classics never go out of style and babies grow up fast!
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Ready or not, Father's Day is Sunday, June 17! Visit my newly updated Holiday Shopping Page filled with fabulous gifts that Dad will love. Choose from a large selection of gifts: themed gift baskets, cookie gifts, chocolate covered strawberries and unique gifts with free engraving or personalization! Shop from slide shows that connect directly to my ordering website with a simple click. I've assembled gifts from across my ordering website in small vignettes that can be purchased singly, or combined to create a larger themed gift package that would be unforgettable!
All gifts featured on my Holiday Shopping Page are 10% off when you add Promo Code " lovedad" at Check Out through June 18. Ordering deadlines are posted for guaranteed delivery in time for Father's Day at the regular shipping rate. Hurry in and find fabulous and thoughtful gifts for Dad and Grandpa too! Need help? Just click on my photo for Customer Service options. Leigh's Lovely Gift Baskets is all about personalized service!
Here's a short video sampling of the fabulous gifts you'll find for Dad
Looking for gift baskets with wine, beer, champagne or sparkling cider? You'll definitely want to visit my newly updated Wine Gifting Guide page! Wine gifts are conveniently arranged by reds and whites and vintage types with serving tips for each ranging from food and cheese pairings to the perfect serving temperature. Equally important to serving wine, beer or champagne at the correct temperature is serving in the proper glassware, so these items from my Personalized Gifts Store are also featured . Bar Ware and wine accessories make thoughtful gifts for any occasion and free engraving is always included with each gift purchased.
While many of my beverage gift baskets include cheese and other coordinated snack items, I have included a selection of meat and cheese gifts with or without nuts, and nuts and dried fruit gifts that would pair nicely with a single beverage gift, or part of a wonderful gift package. I hope that you find this newly updated Wine Gifting Guide helpful. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you need assistance with gifts or suggestions by clicking on my photo at the top of every website page. Leigh's Lovely Gift Baskets is all about serving up gifts and service !
Spring is here and graduations are in full swing! It's a good chance that you may have or know a student graduating from high school, college or grad school. No need to search all over town for a unique gift for those graduates on your gift list when you can shop right from this blog post! I've collected six Graduation gifts from across my online boutique :two cookie gifts, a laundry themed gift basket, photo frame, and one of several graduation themed Sterling Silver charms. Select any Sterling Silver charm bracelet, necklace or earrings and a graduation cap, diploma, year, or graduate character from the Graduation charms category to create a unique, wearable keepsake of their special day. Click on an image below my collage to connect and shop. My La Bella Baskets online gift boutique offers fresh flowers and many other gifts that are not Graduation themed, but are thoughtful alternative gifts. Please contact me if you need assistance with finding the perfect gift for the special graduate( s) on your list.
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Leigh S., owner of Leigh's Lovely Gift Baskets