Although we might think of gift baskets as a modern way to give gifts, gift baskets have actually a rather long legacy. Spanning years and cultures, there are several fascinating stories of gift baskets that have been given throughout history.
Likely one of the earliest accounts of a gift coming in a basket is the basket of young plants that the pagan goddess Eostre carried in a basket, to be used as a sacred offering. Although some scholars argue the place of Eostre in Easter history, nevertheless this is the likely source of the idea of what came to be the modern-day Easter gift basket.
Often a gift basket will have a theme, such as for an occasion, like Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, graduation, birthday, anniversary, baby shower, housewarming, or Valentine's Day. One can also send a sympathy gift basket or get well gift basket. A basket can be made to suit the dietary restrictions of the recipient, such as diabetic, peanut allergy, vegan, vegetarian, gluten or wheat intolerance.
Winebasket.com/Babybasket.com/Capalbosonline.com (Capalbos Gift Baskets) is a family owned and operated business, large enough to handle orders for hundreds of baskets at a time, yet small enough to customize any order. Operating out of a 30,000 sq. ft. facility in NJ, we design and hand-make an extensive array of gift baskets, all beautifully presented in a variety of styles and colors.
We strive to set ourselves apart from other gift basket providers with our service, gift ideas and presentation by:
Providing concierge-style service to ALL our customers (small or large).
Allowing the consumer to save 5% upon registering as a Member! And a Rewards Points Program, where consumers can earn free baskets with their reward points.
Carefully hand-selecting unique and distinctive items for our baskets from hundreds of sources.
Creating new and distinctive baskets often, so our selection is as varied our our customers' tastes.
Offering wine, fruit, cheese, gourmet food, baby gifts & baskets. Our wine cellar is stocked with large selections of fine wines, champagnes, spirits & beer from around the country and around the world. The chocolates, cheeses and gourmet foods are of an equally high caliber. Our fruit is always fresh and selected meticulously for the baskets. Our baby site is stocked with practical gifts & baskets as well as riding toys and rocking chairs for older siblings.
Since we own and warehouse all products that we sell, we’re able to offer very competitive prices resulting in high sales.