Everyone loves great gifts. But not everyone gives great, or gives strategically. At The Basketry, we know gifts and we know how to give strategically. You should be giving New Orleans themed corporate gifts your clients and employees will love. After all, why would you send anything if it’s not local?
The best gifts are the ones that we send for you. When a delivery driver pulls up and makes that delivery, it shows the effort that you went through to make that happen. Not only is the surprise one of the greatest parts of your gift, but the contents matter too. At The Basketry, we work really hard to bring you local and delicious New Orleans flavors!
Here are some of our most popular New Orleans themed corporate gifts your clients and employees will love. We can hand deliver to the office or to the home.
Big Easy, Big Heart
“Big Easy, Big Heart” is a great gift filled with all things New Orleans as well as Bonfolk socks which give back to the homeless. This gift also gives back! For every purchase of this Big Easy, Big Heart gift box, we donate another gift box filled with basic necessities to the homeless shelter.
This elegant gift features New Orleans cookies, coffee, popcorn, and chocolates.
Hop-On The Streetcar
Who doesn’t LOVE a good beer? We carry Abita, Gnarly Barley and Urban South beers, so this gift can be created with any of our beers and we feature some of our favorite gourmet goodies to create the perfect Nola snack.
On The Rocks
We love the New Orleans Map Rock Glass, the St. Roch Vodka and the Odi’s praline in a cookie, but featuring these items together in a gift basket is amazing. What a great gift to give your clients!
The Happy Cajun
This gift has become of our customer’s favorite simply because it’s filled with Bourbon popcorn, the best pork jerky, Cajun Crunch and Raceland Raw Sugar Toffee! YUM! And you can’t beat the price. For only $40 you can make your employees and clients smile.
Let the Basketry take care of your gifting. The Basketry, gifting made easy in the Big Easy!
New Orleans is the BEST place to get married. From the elegant gardens of City Park and the Garden District to the fun nightlife on Bourbon Street, there’s plenty of things to do and places to eat and drink. If you’re looking for the perfect bridesmaid’s gift, look no further. When it comes to finding unique bridesmaids gifts for New Orleans Weddings, The Basketry is the place to call when you need to find something really special that won’t get stuffed in the back of a closet when the ladies get home. These four options offer a variety of unique and personal gifts.
A night on the town is part of the celebration that leads up to one of the most exciting days of your life. Even if you did overdo the partying, looking your best in all the photos that are going to be taken is important. Let us provide you with this great gift to help you and your girls be ready for the big day.
- In Sickness & In Health – Hangovers are just a part of the game here in New Orleans, so giving them this goody bag filled with EmergenC, Advil, Altoids, and Visine makes perfect sense for your bridesmaids.
Being a bridesmaid is a great honor but it can also be exhausting. Especially at a New Orleans wedding, the festivities can go on for days. Being able to relax is vital if you want these wonderful women to be at their dazzling best. Why not let us help you to give them the gifts that will help them to get the sleep that they need.
- Suite Dreams – Giving your bridesmaid a floral satin robe is such a nice idea paired with New Orleans bath salts and a travel candle makes it even better. We can monogram these silk robes for a personalized touch!
New Orleans is known for great food and hand made gourmet snacks are no exception. When the bridesmaids gather at the hotel they will be spending time together talking about the upcoming wedding and all the fun they will be sharing. Making sure that they enjoy a taste of all the goodies that the Big Easy has to offer is something that we are an expert at.
- Send the group a Bachelorette Gift Bag. All of the girls can share the goodies which consist of New Orleans ready to eat snacks for the long fun-filled weekend.
Your bridesmaids may have come in from all over the country, chances are that they will not all be arriving at the same time. After a long drive or flight, having something local and delicious to snack on when they arrive in their hotel room can make them feel welcome and our special attention to detail is sure to impress.
- Bridal Welcome Bag– Let us have this gift bag waiting for the bridesmaids when they check into their hotel room. It’s filled with snacks that are made locally.
At the Basketry, we know gifts. We also know what people like to receive and your bridesmaids are no exception. We hope that one of these gifts is perfect for your particular bridal party. But if they aren’t, no need to worry, customizing a gift basket, bag or box is our specialty. You can combine one or more of the ideas we suggested or we can curate a gift for you that is completely different.
Come into our store or give us a call, or use the chat feature at the bottom of our website. We will be happy to discuss your ideas with you. Why not check out our website to see the sorts of things that we have available. We are happy to work with you to come up with the perfect bridesmaid’s gifts for your wedding party. We love turning your thoughts into reality. Gifts can be picked up at the store or we are happy to deliver them to the hotel of your choice. Weddings can be very stressful, picking a unique gift for your bridesmaids shouldn’t be.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 13TH, 2019
A Day in the Life of a Small Business Owner
High school campers received a lesson that was truly a gift! On July 22nd, The Basketry partnered with the Arc of St. Charles to teach students how to: Help customers, run a cash register, gift wrap, create gift baskets, and more!
The dual learning experience provided real-life skills for students and brought camping knowledge to The Basketry.
Owner of The Basketry Kristi Brocato explained:
“Helping others is more important than you ever know. We take for granted that we can get up and go to work every day. These high school kids would love to make a difference in their community. Little do they know that they make a huge difference when they visit us.”
The Arc of St. Charles aims to: Provide services and support to enable people of all ages with developmental and intellectual disabilities and special needs to help them gain their full potential.
Four campers visited The Basketry: Madeline, Micheal, Matt, and Albert. Madeline’s favorite job was unpacking products and putting price stickers on them. Micheal, Matt, and Albert learned how to communicate with customers at the cash register, and how to make baskets. While Micheal didn’t love the smell of the store, he loved talking to everyone and learning how to put gifts together. Each camper got to pick out their favorite items, to create their very own gift basket.
Hannah and Melissa worked in production, Rhiannon and Britney worked with them on the cash register, while Dominique helped Madeline price products. Kristi worked with the campers on a gift bag project.
“Small businesses can make a big difference in the lives of others if we all pitch in and do our part. Opening our workday with these students gives us a true sense of accomplishment,” said Brocato.
Are you looking for the perfect gift? Meet us online: https://thebasketry.com/
It has happened to all of us at one time or another, you have been invited to a baby shower and the parents either aren’t revealing the sex of the baby or have chosen the old fashion idea of waiting until the baby is born to find out what sex it is. You can opt to buy everything in white to be gender neutral or do just buy something that doesn’t require a color choice. Either option works allowing you to find a lovely gift to bring.
Gender Reveal parties are a big thing, and you don’t want to go empty handed. We always suggest to our customers to buy a gift for a boy and a girl and return the one that didn’t fit, but if you are unable to do that, here are some great ideas. FIRST, let us make a blue and a pink bow for you and just change out the bow on any of these gifts as soon as the reveal takes place. It takes 3 minutes and no one will know what you’re up to. Sneaky right? Check out these great baby gifts for gender reveal parties.
If you are looking for a gender-neutral gift, white is a perfect choice, and including a cross in the package will be considered a blessing by your friends or relatives who are Christian. The beautiful bib with the cross makes a perfect complement to a christening gown or outfit which every parent will be grateful for.
Bless This Baby
This gift includes:
- “Blessed” Ceramic Cross
- Embroidered Cross Bib
- White Embroidered Baby Socks
- Heirloomed Wooden Bird Teether
What parents don’t love a book to read to their child? Finding one by a local author makes it extra special.
Goodnight Nola Book
Written by local author, Cornell P. Landry. It’s everyone’s favorite local book!
Having your friends and family sending wishes to your baby is enough to bring tears to any parents eyes.
Bless This Baby Swaddle Set
The bless this baby swaddle gift set is custom made in New Orleans and comes with 2 swaddle blankets.
We hope that you find one of the gifts that we suggested is perfect for your baby shower or gender reveal party. If however, we have not quite hit the mark for you, our talented staff is happy to work with you to create the perfect gift basket or box. We can combine items from the suggested gifts or come up with something totally original.
At The Basketry, we know that life is filled with gift-giving events. Some of them are easier to buy gifts for than others. But let’s face it, everyone loves babies and everyone loves choosing gifts for babies. While it is easier to make that choice if you already know what the baby’s gender is, with the wide selection of items we have in our store, you won’t have a problem coming up with ideas for amazing gender reveal party gifts. If you are in the area you can stop by our store and we can curate that gift for you. If you are not able to stop by, we will work with you on the phone to turn your ideas into a gift you will be proud to give and the parents will love to receive. We can deliver it to you so that you have it for the day of the party. We can work on a very short turnaround time. We look forward to being able to make your baby gift dreams come true.
With all the stress that planning a wedding involves, being able to make your wedding planner smile will be a major accomplishment. Your wedding planner may have been a part of your wedding plans from day one or she may have been a recent addition to the overall planning. If you have hired a Full-Service Planner, you will have become very well acquainted with her. You may have been spending time together for a year or even two. If you are choosing a Day of Coordinator then you will have had an initial consultation and then limited meetings until the actual wedding day. One may now be a friend, the other an acquaintance. Both of them will have earned your eternal gratitude. A thank you gift will be in order for all the little things that were probably not included in their bill.
Your wedding planner worked tirelessly to make your special day perfect for you, so send them a special gift to show your deepest appreciation. Here are a few gift ideas. Let us hand deliver or ship directly to your wedding planner.
Sending a gift of relaxation is probably the best gift idea for someone who doesn’t treat herself enough. And given all the stress that you have been going through over the last few months, you might want to consider sending one of these to yourself!!
Day Dream – Make all of her [day]dreams come true with this beautiful box of all-natural relaxation goodies!
This beautiful white gift box comes filled with:
- Finchberry Renegade Honey Fizzay Salt Soak
- Finchberry Renegade Honey Soap Bar
- Barefot Dreams CozyChic Socks
- Rose Bud Soaps 
- Finchberry Soap Saver [Helps keep your soap like new!]
Soak It Up – Give the gift of relaxation for any occasion and a sweet reminder to soak in life!
This gift box includes:
- Finchberry Fresh & Clean Shea Butter Hand Cream
- Finchberry Fresh & Clean bar Soap
- Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Socks
- Ceramic Bathtub Soap Dish
Stay Golden – What a beautiful way to show someone how important they are!
This gift basket includes:
- Archipelago Botanicals Oat Milk Lotion
- Cream Neck Warmie – Filled with French Lavender beads, heat it up in the microwave for
- instant relaxation!
- Finchberry Renegade Honey Fizzy Salt Soak
- Musee Bath Bomb
- Gold Ice Bucket – beautiful used as home decor or to keep their favorite beverage chilled.
We hope that these gifts are exactly what you are thinking about as a thank you gifts for your wedding planner. But you may have a totally different idea or you may think that you want to mix and match some of the things that we have suggested. We encourage you to be as creative with the gift items as you like. Our staff will be happy to work with you to create a personally curated gift that expresses your taste and thoughts. We have a store filled with beautiful and thoughtfully chosen items that would make wonderful wedding planner gifts whether you are now friends or just acquaintances.
We know that with all of the wedding-related events that you have going on in your life right now, chances are you don’t have the time to stop by our store and choose the items from our shelves. You can, however, browse our website to get a feel for the types of things that we carry. You can then give us a call and tell us the direction that your thoughts are going whether it is a theme, a color or anything else that will make this gift for your wedding planner perfect. We can help you to turn your thoughts into reality in a beautiful way. Why not allow us to help you take some of the stress out of your wedding?
Let us hand deliver or ship a very special gift to your wedding planner. Each gift comes shrink wrapped and tied with a pretty bow along with a complimentary gift card. We are able to create beautiful gifts, boxes or baskets on a very short turnaround time so, if time has gotten away from you and your wedding is just a few days away or even tomorrow, don’t fret. Your gift can be created and be on its way in a very short time leaving you free to enjoy what will be one of the most memorable days of your life. At the Basketry, creating the perfect gift for any occasion is what we are all about.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 8TH, 2019
With the sudden news of Sucre closing, The Basketry rushed to find New Orleans chocolate vendors to fill the void of the ‘missing chocolate.’ We prevailed thanks to our local friends. Fortunately, a recent fresh shipment of Sucre chocolate bars and coffee was available to fill the next few weeks of online orders.
Lolli’s chocolates of Harahan and Raw Sugar Toffee of Raceland swooped in to save the day, and what a SWEET day it was! With Lolli’s chocolate covered pretzels, fleur de lis oreos, fresh pralines and chocolate crawfish, The Basketry was excited to recreate brand new gifts and gift baskets for customers! Raw Sugar Toffee became a mainstay in most of the new gifts that were created, and took the place of the Sucre candy bars.
“Recreating gifts for the website is one of the hardest and most expensive jobs that we have. You have to design and photograph each gift, which takes several days, not to mention adding them to our online store. It’s about a $5,000 cost,” says Kristi Brocato, owner.
The Basketry team is looking forward to embarking on a massive journey of web design and new gift creations to treat their beloved customers. The tragedy of losing Sucre created an opportunity of unexpected growth for The Basketry.
“We love our new chocolate vendors and know our customers will too,” said Brocato.
When a new door opens, there’s always something ‘sweet’ to follow!
The real estate market in New Orleans is hot. As a real estate agent, you spend many hours assisting your clients. You develop a relationship with them that often transcends just the business transaction. Finding the perfect home can mean spending a lot of time with your clients and in that time you get to know the things that they like and appreciate and also the things that they don’t. New Orleans buyers have specific needs and it can be a complicated job finding the home of their dreams. After what may be months, a closing gift is in order when the deal is sealed. A real estate closing gift is your way of saying thanks for choosing me as your agent and please recommend me to your family and friends. At The Basketry, we can deliver the closing gift to the actual closing or we can deliver it to their new home on the day of the closing.
Choosing the perfect real estate closing gift is not that easy. Let’s face it you are busy, you have lots of clients. Even with all of the time you’ve spent together, you may or may not know your buyer personally but you still want your gift to have a personal touch. That is where we come in. We have designed a wide selection of baskets and boxes that make a thoughtful thank you. We have put together four that combine some of our most popular items.
Your buyer is going to have many dining opportunities in their home. Food is a gift that is always appreciated for any occasion and a real estate closing is no exception. Chances are friends and family will be coming by soon to see the new home and having something to serve them will be very much appreciated.
The BEST part is…WE DELIVER TO YOUR CLIENT!
A Sweet Welcome
Nothing says, “Welcome Home” like a beautiful gift basket filled with freshly baked muffins and fresh fruit. If they are busy moving in and need a bite to eat, we will hand deliver directly to their new home with this move in treat.
Moving into a new home can provide many opportunities to entertain. With the gift of a piece of entertaining giftware, you guarantee that every time they serve their family and friends they will remember you and the assistance that you provided to find their home. Even if they don’t entertain, they certainly will appreciate a beautiful piece to decorate their home with.
We have a large selection of serving platters to help decorate their new home.
Lots of celebrating will be happening after the closing, and when it comes to offering a toast or just relaxing after moving in, your clients will enjoy receiving a gift that will help them to enjoy their favorite beverage.
New Orleans Etched Glasses
Available in stemless wine, rock style and coffee mug. These make a great keepsake! Add a bottle of wine and let us hand deliver to the real estate closing for you.
Wine goes with everything and when all is said and done, a celebration is in order. Surprise your clients with a special bottle to toast the wonderful house they have purchased and a little something edible to go along with it.
Veuve Clicquot Celebration
Let us wrap up a bottle of Veuve Clicquot along with some delicious gourmet goodies to help celebrate the new home.
We hope that one of these gifts is just what you are looking for when it comes to saying thank you to your New Orleans homebuyers. If you have something else in mind or if you would like to combine some of the things that we have suggested, we will be happy to work with you on the telephone or in person.
Real estate agents love allowing us to be creative for them. With just a budget and an idea of who you are sending a gift to, our creative team can quickly curate the perfect real estate closing gift for you.
The Basketry provides personal service to meet the needs of you and your clients. We can create stunning gifts on a very short turnaround time and we are happy to provide delivery all over the greater New Orleans area.
We know that you have a lot going on in your life. It is easy for time to get away from you. Suddenly someone mentions the date and a light goes off in your head. Your anniversary is right around the corner. Maybe it is tomorrow or maybe it is today. We all know that “happy wife – happy life” is not a joke and forgetting to get your wife an anniversary present is not the way to ensure marital bliss. Lucky for you, when you live in New Orleans, getting a last minute anniversary gift that doesn’t seem like a last minute anniversary gift is easy.
Just because you wait until the last minute, doesn’t mean you have to get a bad gift. Leave it to The Basketry to create beautiful last minute gifts and get them hand delivered for you. Here are some of our most popular Anniversary gifts that we know she will love.
You can never go wrong with a sweet treat, and when it is combined with champagne, it becomes an elegant gift that will be just as well received by your bride of 5 years or 50 years. Pop open the bubbly and enjoy your anniversary.
A Bubbly Celebration
This gift box is elegantly packaged with champagne and sweet treats along with a little relaxation, which I am sure she would appreciate.
Is there a woman who doesn’t love to be pampered? We don’t think so. You know she works hard and never takes enough time for herself. Show her how much you appreciate what she does and give her what she wants and needs; to be able to take a little time for herself and just relax.
Better Than Roses
Flowers wither, let us deliver! We love flowers too, but let’s face it, they don’t last. Send her a gift box filled with bubble bath and relaxation!
A rose by any other name smells as sweet, and your wife will never miss the bouquet that you usually get her. If she loves the scent of a rose garden, we have gifts that will make her senses come alive.
Pearl of My Heart
Send her a hand painted oyster wine glass along with Finchberry bath salts and other great things she needs to relax. We can hand deliver to her the SAME day!
If your wife’s idea of relaxation is to run a tub full of water and add some bath salt, provide her with the extras that she needs to take a regular bath to the next level.
Yes Way Rosé
She’ll love this bottle of sparkling rose, sugar scrub for the body, and a Corkcicle stemless wine glass. Last minute gifting shouldn’t keep you from getting a great gift. At The Basketry, we are very creative and can create a custom gift box just for you.
If none of the gift baskets or boxes that we are suggesting are quite what you are looking for, don’t worry. Give us a call or stop by our store and we will work with you to create exactly the combination of items that fit your particular wife. Maybe you saw some things in each of the baskets that you liked. We can switch it up for you to put exactly the right things together.
Our store is jam-packed with items for you to choose from. Whether she is a girly girl or more of an outdoor woman, we can help you to turn your thoughts into a perfect gift. We are very good at creating one of a kind boxes and baskets on a very short turnaround time. In other words, it is never too late to get your wife the perfect last-minute anniversary gift. You can take the gift with you for personal delivery or we offer gift delivery to any location in the city on short notice. We look forward to seeing you soon and making your anniversary one she will always remember!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 24TH, 2019
How this Luling, Louisiana specialty gift shop
raises money for those in need
The Basketry is a specialty gift shop that serves the New Orleans area with delivery of gifts, gift baskets, and gift boxes. Their online store serves the rest of the contiguous United States. In an effort to give back to their community, they’ve created a program called “Wrap For A Cause”.
“One of the best services that we provide our walk-in guests with is complimentary gift wrap for each gift they purchase. We have a tip jar on our counter and encourage our guests to generously tip “for a cause.” Each month we label our tip jar, so that our customers know where their tips are going. This past month, we raised $2500.00 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.” Says Kristi Brocato, owner of The Basketry.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society puts its funds towards research, but also gives a percentage of the money to families who are battling blood cancers. The tips raised from last month’s event benefited local, John Robert. John is a little boy in the New Orleans area who was named “Hero of the Year” by the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
Previous tips were donated to a St. Charles Parish family who lost their home in a fire, a local boy who needed a heart transplant and a Humane Society adoption program.
If you have a need, or know someone that does, let us know and we’ll nominate you for our next ‘Wrapping for a Cause’ fundraiser. For more information, contact the Basketry at: (985) 785-8769
When someone you work with or for loses a family member or if you lose a colleague most people are not quite sure what to do. You want to let the family know that everyone is thinking of them in their time of bereavement but what is the appropriate way to do that? Traditionally, flowers have been sent to the funeral home and while there is nothing wrong with that, within a few days the flowers have wilted and the memory of them has faded as well. Finding alternatives to flowers can mean giving a gift that is more lasting and personal. It sends the message that you really care and lets your employees or the family of your employee know that they are or were an important part of the team.
At this sad time, receiving a gift from your employer can be especially meaningful but what to include can be stressful and you as the person in charge of choosing that acknowledgment may not have the time to be running around looking for just the perfect items to include. Why not let us do the work for you?
At The Basketry, we have an excellent selection of baskets and boxes that have been created to express the perfect sentiment for this occasion. When it comes to sympathy gifts, some of the things that can be included are fresh fruit and food items such as muffins. If the family is more religious, there are select items such as crosses and prayers that may be included. A relaxation basket can help to ease some of the stress and sadness that is part of any family loss. Some baskets include a combination of these items.
Below are a few examples of the many gifts we have curated for our clients to give in a time of need.
Send a taste of the South filled with all of our favorite locally-made treats and the perfect way to put a smile on their face!
You can never go wrong with bubble bath & relaxation – she’s guaranteed to love this collection Archipelago Oat Milk products, all paraben free and amazing for the skin.
Send a beautiful assortment of fresh seasonal fruit and gourmet delights to the family. This gift will last much longer than flowers and it’s such a nice touch. Give us a call if you would like to change or custom design your own.
If none of the baskets that we have created is exactly what you are looking for, we offer many options for personalization. We can create a basket that is the perfect sympathy gift to send in times of grief. Our talented staff will be happy to work with you in curating a box or a basket that meets your particular needs, it can reflect the philosophy of your business or your office and how you relate to your employees. It will be a relief to know that whenever you have a need, we will be there to fill it for you. It will make it much easier for you as the one who has to provide the sympathy gift if you can just give us a call and we can get it done for you.
We are able to send baskets and boxes all over the country and we can work on very short turnaround time. In any large business, the number of sympathy/bereavement gifts that may be required in a year can be quite sizeable. Knowing that you can turn to The Basketry to create the perfect gift for your business is one less thing you have to concern yourself with at this difficult time. It allows you to continue with your job having peace of mind that you have given your employee and /or their family something to express your company’s concern and care.
Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday, what could be more American than turkey and pumpkin pie? Whether you are hosting your own celebration or visiting with family and friends, giving a hostess gift to those who are important to us is part of the holiday tradition. What goes into a Thanksgiving basket? A lot of thought and most of all love.
Maybe you can’t be with your mom this year and you want to remind her of all the great Thanksgivings you have shared or you know that your dear friend will be hosting her first Thanksgiving in another state and you want to send her some special gourmet items to serve her guests. Giving a Thanksgiving basket is an easy way to be together even when you are far apart.
Finding the perfect items to put into a Thanksgiving basket can be stressful. Not just because you have to decide what items to put in the basket but also because you may not be able to find everything you want at one place. At this busy time of the year, most of us don’t have a lot of extra time to be running around from place to place to find that special something. We want to find a place where we can get everything we need with only one stop!
What makes a perfect Thanksgiving gift basket? That depends a lot on who you are sending it to. For someone who has hosted years of dinners maybe a beautiful turkey platter or butter dish isn’t appropriate but for a first-time hostess, it will be a life saver. Even if you have hosted years of Thanksgiving dinners getting fresh dish towels or napkins will hit the mark. When it comes to food gifts, whether it’s something that can be served with drinks or as an appetizer, you can’t go wrong. Pumpkins are the iconic sign of fall and they can be found on a variety of household and kitchen items, in the flavor of foods and candle scents.
Stress is something that comes with any holiday and most hostesses are exhausted when the whole thing is over. When the guests have departed, relaxing in a warm bath while enjoying a glass of wine and the scent of a fall candle is something a host or hostess is sure to enjoy. Knowing you were the one who gave them this moment can be very satisfying. While chocolate is not something that automatically comes to mind when thinking of Thanksgiving, it’s a gift that is ideal for just about any occasion. It’s a perfect complement to wine, gourmet coffee or tea.
Thanksgiving baskets aren’t just for those who are far away, but when you are thinking about getting a basket to someone who is not within your personal delivery area, it becomes much more of a challenge to do it on your own. Not only do you have to decide what to include in your gift basket but you have to figure out how you are going to get it there. Why not let our creative staff at The Basketry get it done for you? Our baskets will help you send the perfect message.
Here at The Basketry, we like to create gifts that the hostess can use on Thanksgiving or at least enjoy for many months after. Our Fall platters, butter dishes, serving bowls and kitchen accessories always make the perfect keepsake as well as the perfect base for a gift basket. We carry a large assortment of “Blessed” and “Grateful” napkins, kitchen towels, wine glasses and candles. Our “Fall” section on our website will feature many of our gift baskets.
Our gifts come filled with a huge variety of goodies, here are our top suggestions:
- Bella Cucina gourmet food line –
- Bella Cucina Pane Rustico Flatbread Crackers
- Bella Cucina Crostata Pastry Tarts
- Bella Cucina Preserved Key Lime Jam
- Bella Cucina Spinach & Artichoke Bruschetta Spread
- Y’all Come Eat (online $90) – What better way to say welcome to our home than with a basket filled with goodies for their pantry and a decorative sign perfect for their kitchen!This gift includes:
- “Y’all Come Eat” Wooden Decor Sign
- San Saba Poppin’ Pecan Caramel Popcorn
- Bella Cucina Pane Rustico Flatbread Crackers
- Bella Cucina Crostata Pastry Tarts
- Bella Cucina Preserved Lemon Cream
- Bella Cucina Spinach & Artichoke Bruschetta Spread
Hostess gifts come filled with Fall scented candles, Thanksgiving wine glass, Fall popcorn, pepper jelly, and a bottle of wine.
Choose one of the baskets that we have already put together or let us curate a basket that expresses your unique style. Tell us what you’re thinking and we will turn it into a thoughtful and one of a kind gift. We take the stress out of getting your Thanksgiving gift basket to your preferred destination on your chosen date, leaving you free to enjoy your own Thanksgiving day plans. Visit our website, give us a call or stop by our shop, we are ready and waiting to make this Thanksgiving the best ever for you and your family and friends.
Hippity hoppity Easter’s on it’s way and there’s no better way to celebrate Easter than with a gift basket or curated gift box delivered to you in New Orleans. Many folks travel Easter weekend and when your family is busy having fun and enjoying the city, it’s easier to have one of our gifts hand delivered to your hotel.
We carry only locally made items in our Easter baskets. Elmer’s candy is a long standing New Orleans tradition, Sucre’, Angelo Brocato’s, Zapps chips, Southern Candymaker’s candy, Aunt Sally’s pralines and many others make their way into our hearts and gift baskets. Let us create one for you today!
Here are a few already created for you online, BUT if you want to make something different just let us know.
If you’re looking to create a unique gift for Easter, give us a call. We just need your price range and an idea of what you’re looking for and we can handle the rest. From delivery to design and everything in between.
We Know Gifts!
Gift Baskets, gift boxes, curated gifts, gifts delivered? That is what we do!!
Yesterday I needed a special gift delivered to a restaurant in New Orleans to surprise my husband on his birthday. I wanted him to get something special at the table. THERE WAS NO ONE TO CALL. I ended up calling the restaurant and they delivered a signature cocktail to the table, but that’s not what I had in mind.
It occurred to me that The Basketry is the ONLY place that does what we do. There are no other gift shops that deliver gift baskets (same day delivery) except for flower shops and that is not what I wanted either! Being the owner of The Basketry, it would have been weird for me to deliver it to my husband, so I opted for the cocktail.
After 25 years of making people smile, there are still so many folks that don’t realize what The Basketry really does. So I thought I would give you a little insight on what we actually do.
WE MAKE SHOPPING EASY! We deliver gift baskets, gift boxes, and curated gifts!
If you need a gift, we have one for you. It’s simple really. Just call with your budget and we do the rest. Our 4000 square foot showroom is filled with gifts for babies, men, ladies, brides, grandmothers, teachers, students and more. If you prefer to order online, you can do that too! We take your budget, gift card message, credit card and that’s it. We design, deliver and VIOLA!
Typical gift basket shops fill their gifts with junk. I admit it! We do not! Our buyers work very hard to find the NEXT BIG THING. From bath bombs & candles, wines & gourmet foods, gifts for men to gifts for babies, our team gives our customers only the best. It’s never junk!
Our newest gourmet food line, Lolli and Pops and Bella Cucina offer amazing and delicious gourmet options. From cotton candy and chocolate bars to lemon and artichoke pesto. Not only is it beautiful, but taste amazing.
Easter is coming!!
Here are a few pictures of our Easter gifts. As you can see, we like to make sure our pairings are beautiful! All of these gifts can be found on our website, but if you want to make something different give us a call to help!
We are continuously creating new gifts as we add new product to the store. Here are a few new items that just hit the sales floor for Easter. If you don’t see them online, don’t worry! When you call with your order, we will use these precious gifts for your baskets and boxes.
Thank you for shopping with us!
Gifting made easy, in the Big Easy!
Welcome to New Orleans!! In a city that has so much culture and history, there are endless things to do and places to visit. As a local, I often have trouble selecting a place to eat since there are so many. Before you come to N’awlins, check out the New Orleans & Company! They have many great suggestions!!
If you’re visiting or have a group coming into The Big Easy, it’s a great idea to have a welcome amenity to greet your guests. All of the delicious Louisiana goodies that we use in our gifts are hand selected, tasted and proven to leave your guests with a taste of the south. If you’re on a budget, not to worry! Let us know how much you want to spend on your guests, and we’ll fit that budget with our best sellers.
Here are a few great gift ideas to get you started. All of our New Orleans gifts come in disposable or smaller containers since most of our recipients are traveling. We keep all of that in mind!
If your group has young kids, it’s always a great idea to keep snacks on hand. While the food can get spicy for little ones inside of the restaurants, we have many snacks that are quite the opposite. From Southern Candymakers chocolate Tortue and chocolate Alligator to Aunt Sally’s Pralines, we promise to make snacking like a local super fun! Our Cajun ABC kids book has been one of our more popular keepsakes if your group has younger kids. Make sure you hit the Children’s Museum and the Insectarium while you’re here.
If you’re looking for a keepsake, our keepsake totes make great presentations while providing the perfect take home bag! Did you say RAIN? It’s typical in the city to have sunshine at one moment and rain the next, so we started offering our recipients this darling umbrella featuring the map of New Orleans! You never know when you’ll need it and hopefully if you don’t, you still have a great keepsake!
Our gift boxes and gift bags are always a popular selection if you’re on a tight budget. With complimentary gift wrapping, you never buy the box or bag and it’s a great way to have everything consumed in The Big Easy rather than taking things home. With TSA guidelines, we make sure your liquids are small or gone before going back home. Our wooden pine boxes with sliding lid makes a unique gift stand out while giving the recipient a nice take home container. Especially good for glass and heavy items such as our Bloody Mary Box. While you can’t fly home with this one, you can certainly mail this one off via FED EX (Yes, we ship too) and give them the perfect gift reminding them of those Sunday mornings after a long night of partying!
If you have any bachelorette or bachelor party plans, we have the perfect gift for your group! Let’s get the party started by sending one gift that all can share. Beers, drinks and pre-game snacks are on the way.
If you need help picking out the perfect gift for your group, give us a call! After 25 years of creating the perfect gifts, we know a thing or two! Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!!!
Before you go, here are a few of our favorite folks who can help with your planning. IF YOU CLICK ON THESE FOLKS, YOU’LL BE GONE FROM OUR SITE, SO PLEASE COME BACK!
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In usual guy fashion, he will call a florist or pop into the local grocery store minutes before heading home and buy a dozen red roses that will last all of 3 days. Worst of all, that purchase was $5that was just thrown away with the flowers. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a card that cost $5.95 and it will say everything that he wanted to say and he will sign his name. Sounds about right? That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t love you, it just means he showed no effort or thinks the holiday is stupid. At The Basketry, we’ll make him work a little bit harder than that, but keeping in good guy fashion, we like to keep it a little bit easy.
Valentine’s Day is February 14th
The team at The Basketry have whipped up beautiful new gift ideas sure to make your sweetheart smile. The newest sweetheart collection has been added online, so if you see something you like, just add to cart! If you would rather us create something different for you, just give us a call. If you see something that you want your sweetheart to buy for you, just send him a picture and we’ll help him out!
The best part about our gifts, they LAST and for a LONG TIME, unless of corse you can’t handle the candy lasting that long and you eat it all in one night. But you won’t. Check out some of our great LASTING Valentine gifts that will make this Hallmark holiday one to remember.
This is my ALL TIME FAVORITE! You can’t go wrong with Archipelago bubble bath, hand creme and body wash! The Corkcicle champagne glass and heart turtle (caramel and chocolate) on top of this gorgeous fleur de lis tray is just the perfect gift!
OOOH this gold bowl is a gift in itself, but fill it with a neck warmer that can go in the microwave along with bath salts, body wash and a bath bomb and you have yourself the perfect gift of relaxation!
For those that don’t like relaxation and things that smell good, we have delicious chocolates and gourmet goodies to die for! Sucre’ chocolates, heart shaped caramel and chocolate turtles! The Sucre chocolate chip cookies and chocolates are incredible!!! We’ve added a stemless Corkcicle wine glass to this gift as the perfect keepsake.
This New Orleans cottage tray and matching mug comes topped with chocolate cherry popcorn, Sucre coffee and Sicilian chocolate bar. This makes the perfect Valentine gift for anyone who loves New Orleans!
This complimentary gift box comes filled with some of our favorite goodies. Valentine chocolate covered pretzels and oreo’s, heart shaped turtle, Sicilian chocolate bar by Sucre of New Orleans, and dark chocolate and cherry popcorn. Just add glass of milk! 🙂
GIFTS FOR GUYS
He needs to feel the love too! We have created the perfect gift combinations for that hard to buy for guy in your life. Whether it’s your hubby, boyfriend or son, he’ll love it! Check these out…
We’ve created the perfect salty and sweet combinations for him. Remember, we’ve been doing this gifting thing a LONG time.
These gift combinations are perfect, but take note of the keepsakes and snack combinations sure to make him feel special on Valentine’s Day. AND we can deliver to him for that added “Awe Man, you’re girl loves you Man!”
Does he love beer or bourbon? We can add that too! Just let us know what he likes and we’ll see to it that it gets in there.
We’re going to wrap the gifting ideas up (no pun intended), but here are a few of our favorites for you to scroll through.
ORDER TODAY!! Don’t wait.
It gets super crazy inside of our gift making studio.
IT’S EASY: CALL 504-309-7935 OR ORDER ONLINE
WE DELIVER AND SHIP! Just like the flower thing, but BETTER! 🙂
Let me be honest, your clients do NOT want a ham or a poorly presented basket of wine. What you send to them and how it looks represents you and your brand. I can make you ONE solid promise that will never go unbroken. What you order at The Basketry will be perfect, delivered perfect and your client will love it. I personally taste every item, hand pick every item and along with my team we create designs that will be remembered. Oh I know some people may say they don’t care about presentation, but I have done this for too long to know that is NOT true. Plus, you don’t pay extra for good looking stuff.
Take a look at some of our newest curated gifts just recently added to our website. If you want to add your marketing items, we can do that for FREE. Really! Before I show you pictures, I need to give you the BEST part about ordering early.
EARLY BUY DISCOUNT
ORDER BY OCTOBER 15TH – 10% OFF
ORDER BY NOVEMBER 15TH – 5% OFF
To qualify, your order must be $1000 or more before tax. The entire order must be given (gift card info, addresses etc) along with payment. We will put a future ship date on your gifts, so they won’t be delivered before you tell us to. This discount is for holiday gifts delivered between 11/25 – 12/24. Excludes fruit & muffin gifts due to perishability.
We hope you enjoy seeing how hard we’ve worked these last few weeks to bring you HOLIDAY 2018 CURATED GIFTS AND GIFT BASKETS. Our team is pretty incredible and I am so proud of how much they care about each and every gift.
We hand deliver! We ship! It’s so easy to order!
It may not feel like it for you, but in The Basketry, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We know it’s still Fall and for most of us it’s still really warm outside, but we’re already in the spirit. We’ve been busy tasting and buying all new gourmet foods (best part of this job) along with designing new gifts for our beautiful website and retail store. Some of our newest lines include Cousin’s Beef Jerky, Lark Fine Foods and Poppy’s Popcorn have proven to be must haves on our customers shopping list.
Whether you count on us for your gifts under the tree or having gifts hand delivered to your clients, family and friends, we’re here to make your holidays easier than ever before! Get your orders in early (by November 1st) and choose your delivery date. It’s really easy to order. We love to talk to you, so give us a call to discuss your budget and your list or you can order online and still select your delivery date.
Call or message us today to find out more about business gifting, or come visit us to see the thousands of items we have in-store. We can use your promotional items inside of your gifts (no charge for this) as well as your business cards to make a big impression on your clients. The BEST part is…you tell us what you want to spend.
Here are a few more of our new best sellers that we can’t wait to show you. If you want to check them out, visit our website! We have a lot more to add, so as the holidays get closer make sure to check things out. Don’t wait to order though. Our team gets crazy busy and we don’t want to run out of anything that you may want!
This holiday season, consider sending a taste of Louisiana to your family and friends. We carry hundreds of locally made products such as Slap Ya Mama gumbo mix and seasoning, Southern Candymakers chocolates, Aunt Sally’s pralines and Angelo Brocato’s cookies. Our local artists curate many items for us such as gumbo bowls, pot holders, earrings, serving trays and wine glasses. We incorporate these unique items into gifts combined with our popular gourmet foods.
Our retail store is unlike any other! Here are some beautiful gifts for the holidays that can make your gift baskets and boxes stand out from the rest. The easiest way to order items like this is to call us! Many of our trays, cookie jars and buckets are used as “baskets” which create a PERFECT keepsake!
Happy shopping and be sure to give us a call, email or stop in to make shopping easy this holiday season. If you plan on placing an order and need help, email Kristi right way!
Make gifting easy!
The easiest & prettiest way to say:
- Curated gifts in your budget
- Hand-delivery & shipping to any location worldwide
- Same-day delivery available
- Custom branding options – labels, ribbon, marketing materials
- Hand-written personal gift messages
- Attention to every detail, no matter how small
- Custom gifts for any occasion
WHY CUSTOMERS LOVE US:
It’s easy to order:
*Call us at 504-309-7935
*Email us: email@example.com
*Shop online: www.thebasketry.com
THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS:
OOPS…I’M SORRY I MESSED UP:
NEW ORLEANS WELCOME GIFTS:
HERE COMES THE BRIDE:
HOTEL SALES & MARKETING FOLKS…HERE IS A GREAT WAY TO INCREASE YOUR REVENUE!
Simply offer our gifts to your guests and for every order that you place for your guest, you will get 15% off. It’s easy!
You charge your customer for the price listed online and we charge you 15% less. And WE DO ALL THE WORK!
Click HERE and show this landing page to your guests, brides and clients!
Join us for a THREE DAY sale
Starting Thursday, July 5th
We hope your Summer is going great. We are looking forward to taking a day off to enjoy the 4th of July with our families, but we’re also getting ready for a GIANT inventory SALE! Here are the details. If you have any questions, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kendra Scott Jewelry
Buy 1 get 1 HALF OFF
or Buy 2 get 1 FREE*.
*Select and in stock merchandise only.
Check our Insta Story to see pictures of items on sale. Some Signature Items are excluded.
We’re making room for new Kendra Scott arrivals!
We would like our customers to know that we always match Kendra Scott promotions with the exception of the birthday special (exclusive to KS stores), so if you know of a promotion and you’d rather shop with us just let us know.
HUGE INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE
Select items 50% OFF
We have to make room for new and beautiful Pandora rings and earrings. We are so excited with the new Fall and Winter collections that we can’t wait to show you. The Summer collection has been a HUGE hit as well. The new double wrap bracelets and boho charms are selling fast. Here’s what’s on SALE…
Bracelets starting at ONLY $30
Rings starting at ONLY $15
Select charms 50% OFF
Making room for new arrivals!!!
Pandora “Our Treat” Event
Spend $100 or more, receive a FREE bracelet, ring or pair of earrings*
Free item is valued at $65 or less, upgrades available.
Clearance sale and gift with purchase promotion may not be combined.
In addition to Kendra and Pandora, we also have shoes, rainboots and apparel on sale up to 50% OFF. We have lots of new FALL merchandise rolling in.
We hope to see you Thursday, Friday and Saturday!
Happy 4th of July!
The new Summer Collection is fun, colorful and youthful! From beach looks to festival fun, we love it and know you will too. Here are a few pictures showing off some of our favorites. We match all of Pandora.net prices, so feel free to browse their website and give us a call or visit us for your Pandora Jewelry needs.
Chokers and ear cuffs are a perfect way to accent your Summer look!
This season’s double wrap bracelet is one of our favorites. Made from genuine leather, its sterling silver details and turquoise color add a fresh touch to bracelet stacks. There are several colors available and they are only $35.00. The BEST part about this bracelet is that is can be worn as a choker.
Layered necklaces…this is the big trend of the season. Your neck is a focal point as it lies directly under your face. Think of it as the front row of your look. Transform any outfit into a festival-ready ensemble by layering necklaces. Take your styling higher or lower with leather chokers and softly cascading chains, and create a medley of new-season colors, textures and details using hippie-inspired pendants, dangles and charms. Light reflecting sterling silver paired with bursts of turquoise tones, zesty orange, tan and black create an uplifting medley of style.
Create an eye catching look with tassels and stones! Stop in today to take a look at all the new Pandora styles!
BIG SALE JUNE 14TH – 23RD…
Enjoy 45% OFF select Pandora styles. See store for details. The new collection is excluded from the sale.
Father’s Day is June 17th! What do you get the man who has everything? Does he fish, hunt or play golf? Check out some of these awesome gifts we’ve made for our customers. We’re sharing them with you in hopes that you can live stress free in your search for the perfect gift for him. The Basketry custom designs each gift, so get a few good ideas and give us a call to make some for the dads in your life!
Gonzo’s Smokehouse BBQ sauce, Love Cookie and our handmade chocolates are locally made and we LOVE it!
We’ve recently added many “guy gadgets” to our list of must-haves. Every guy could use a new pocket knife and this barbecue 6 in 1 tool with corkscrew is a HOT ITEM!! A few of our best sellers is the key multi tool that does 14 things in one, the pen tool that features a level, a measuring tape and stylus; the wallet, manicure set and our hammer multi tool.
Beer is good for many things, including the skin. So we decided to put beer in soap. Not some pumpkin spiced craft mumbo jumbo, but Old Milwaukee, an iconic American beer brand that honors quality and hard work without the pretense. The result is our Big Ass Beer Soap: a large, long-lasting beer soap that suds up well and smells fantastic. (It doesn’t smell like beer; it has a woodsy, sandalwood scent that smells like a man should.) For the man who loves beer and the occasional shower, Duke Cannon’s Shower Beer Sack makes a more-than-suitable gift. A burlap sack packed with Duke Cannon’s grooming essentials, it will last longer than that six-pack.
Socks, ties, and underwear? We got dat too! Our Bonfolk socks come in a huge array of designs including our newest, Shrimp Boot! Be sure to check out our 100% genuine leather coozies made right here in New Orleans as well as our 100% silk ties made by Nola Couture! Can you say that we go all out for our dads? YEP!
Don’t wait to buy dad’s gift! Order online or give us a call and let us hand deliver – you might just make it to “favorite child status!”
Call to order: 504-309-7935
As a loyal Kendra Scott retailer for the last five years, we know that you may have received or purchased Kendra Scott jewelry that has become discolored or damaged in some way. Let’s face it, things happen over time! We are committed to our customers and our products. That’s why we want your damaged items!
We value your business and want to keep you looking beautiful in your Kendra Scott jewelry. That’s why we will replace all damaged items for FREE that have been purchased from us within 90 days!
Here’s how it works…
- Bring in your damaged or discolored Kendra Scott jewelry that is within the 90 day time frame.*
- We’ll give you a store credit for the amount of the original purchase to be used on a BRAND NEW Kendra Scott item of your choice.
- If an item is out of stock, we will order it for you as long as it is available.
- We will keep your damaged item and turn it into Kendra Scott.
If your item is no longer in the line, we can offer you a credit toward a new item of your choice for equal or lesser value (or you pay the difference).
Cannot give store credit on seasonal items if the items was not purchased from us. Visit us if you need more info.
If you return an item that is no longer available, we will give you a store credit to use on another KS item.
If your returned item is of HIGHER value than your new item, you must use your store credit that same day or you will lose the difference. No gift cards can be issued for jewelry credit.
We will recommend a jeweler for your broken items if you do not want to turn in your item since KS doesn’t offer jewelry repairs.
If you simply do not wear or do not want your older Kendra items, we can’t take them back. Items must be damaged in order for us to get credit.
Any other questions, simply give us a call! 504-309-7935 or email Kristi at email@example.com
Protect the plating of your jewelry by removing it when washing your hands, swimming, exercising, cleaning and before applying any kind of personal body product. Maintain your jewelry’s shine by avoiding contact with agents such as soaps, perfume, lotion, makeup, hair & cleaning products, etc. Always wear your rubber or metal safety backs with your earrings to prevent loss.
The Kendra Scott jewelry pouch doubles as a safe haven for your jewelry’s storage and a polishing cloth to keep it looking bright and shiny.
RAFFIA & TASSEL CARE
Before wearing, please remove plastic tubes and fluff tassels. Due to the natural palm material of raffia, bending and fraying may occur. Avoid getting wet.
Wash your Kendra Scott Jewelry with gentle hand soap, rinse well and dry completely with a soft cloth. Using jewelry dips or polishes is not recommended as they may contain harsh abrasives. Maintain your jewelry’s shine by avoiding contact with agents such as perfume, lotion, makeup, hair & cleaning products.
The Basketry cleans your Kendra Scott jewelry for FREE with no purchase necessary. Simply bring it in to us!
CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR KENDRA SCOTT PIECES!
The Jefferson Chamber has named The Basketry the 2018 Woman Owned Business of the Year. What a special honor! Here is a look at some of the folks that made this possible. Thank you to all present and past team members, as well as our customers for shopping with us. Without you, this would have not been possible. It takes a team to do what we do!!
We’re throwing things wayyyy back with a few of those pictures, but it’s always fun to look back and remember those that helped The Basketry get where it is today! THANK YOU!
One of the best things about being a small business is our ability to support local philanthropies and families. We are very proud to carry products that give back. Currently, we carry more than 25 lines that give back! We have a wrapping for tips program that encourages customers to tip us for our complimentary gift wrap. Each month we donate hundreds toward fundraising programs in the community.
In the past year, we’ve created a gift box called “Big Easy Big Heart.” We donate a shelter gift box for every gift box purchased. We’ve donated more than 150 shelter boxes since it’s conception. Click HERE to see this awesome gift on our website!
Here are a few pictures from special events that we have donated or participated in:
Relay For Life
Helping Baby Noah get his heart! He’s doing great!!
Raising money for a local soccer club.
A book signing with Saint’s Micheal Lewis helped us raise money for a local family!
Our kid events encourage kids to work for themselves and be creative! These kids are designing their own Father’s Day gifts for dad!
We donated Pandora Bracelets for Mother’s Day to the battered women’s shelter. Over 75 donated! Wow!
The Arc of St. Charles visits us to learn how to use a cash register, gift wrap and smile big for customers! Great work guys!
A HUGE shout out to my family for always supporting me. I love you guys! This picture was taken when the kids were little at our ground breaking for the new store!
Thank you Jefferson Chamber for recognizing us as the 2018 Woman Owned Business of the Year. We have many wonderful things left to accomplish in the communities that support us, so stay tuned…
Kristi Brocato and The Basketry Creative Team
Treat those who make your job easier with a special surprise from The Basketry! Administrative assistant’s and employees deserve something special the week of April 23rd through 27th. Here are a few great ideas that we are sure they’ll love and will help make your shopping easier. If you see something you like, these are all currently available online or give us a call to help!
Our Scout Totes make a perfect lunch tote or carry all, and the items that come inside are just as fun! Sucre chocolates, mini Le Grande Courtage champagne, pineapple key ring, Voluspa candles, Hydra shower therapy, journals, Barefoot Dreams fuzzy socks and Bijoux By Bonnet essential oil bracelets are just a few things we LOVE to suggest to our customers.
Our wooden gift boxes filled with Finchberry products, lemonade, Love cookies, and Musee bath bombs that help your best employees relax is our favorite suggestion! We have lots of price options as well as fragrant collections to satisfy even the pickiest one of the bunch! Here are a few of our newest gifts we’ve carefully curated! Our staff is so talented don’t you think?
If you have men on your list of best employees, we have great ideas for him too! We love our New Orleans socks paired with beer (or root beer), Sucre cookies, etched NOLA glasses, and snacks that he will love!
Our newest arrival to the store is New Orleans Lip & Soap Co. Here is a collection of Tea Time soap, body butter and bath bombs wrapped in our complimentary white gift box and tied with a matching bow. Try Seersucker, Magnolia and Acadian Oat Meal…they are all awesome!
As always, please let us know if you need anything! Administrative Assistant’s Week & Employee Appreciation Week is April 23rd thru 27th. Let us hand deliver a special gift to your krewe! Let us make your life a little easier for those who work everyday to make your life easier!
Kristi Brocato and The Creative Team
More great gift ideas:
We wrap, you tip! That’s the idea behind our Wrapping For A Cause campaign. You’ll notice when you check out at The Basketry, we provide a tip jar. We highly encourage you to tip generously for your complimentary gift wrap, but it’s not so that we can split the tips and splurge on ourselves. We donate all of our tips!
We started the wrapping campaign a few years back, and since then we have raise more than $10,000 in tip money. We generously donate that money to various local organizations and families in need. So far we have donated to a child going through heart surgery, families who have lost homes to fire, victims of hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding, the Child Advocacy Services Association, as well as many others. Some of our recipients have come from folks like yourself reaching out to us and letting us know if someone is in need. Thank you for giving your change and your dollars to help us be givers in our community.
This month, we donated $800 to the Rotary Club of St. Charles. One of the programs that is sponsored by the club is called Lunches For Learning.
Here’s a quick story on how the program got started:
In 2004, after some careful thought, utilization of collective skills, and a lot of faith, the all-volunteer board of directors and staff launched Lunches for Learning and provided its first lunches to 84 kids at Andrea Gonzales Elementary School in El Amatillo, Honduras. The theory centered on the idea that if nutritious lunches at school could be provided, then children who were often forced to skip school to look for food would, instead, choose to attend school.
The theory was correct! Within a few weeks of implementing the program, attendance grew from 84 kids to over 100 kids and absenteeism diminished to almost zero. Word of the lunch program continued to spread and more and more kids enrolled. Building on the success at Andrea Gonzales Elementary School, L4L now provides daily school lunches to more than 1,700 kids in 30 schools across Valle District of Honduras.
The L4L program is made possible by the generosity of our donors and sponsors. School Sponsors are organizations or individuals who have committed to annual funding which makes possible the lunch program at their sponsored school. They also have the opportunity to travel with us to Honduras to visit their sponsored schools and build long-term relationships with the students, teachers, principals and families in the school community.
The Rotary Club sponsors the Nueva school in Honduras. $150.00 a year feeds one child in the school. They get a hot meal and love going to school not only to see their friends, but to eat. Because of your tip money, we are able to sponsor almost 6 children at the school. Wow!! Check out the school that is sponsored by the Rotary Club of St. Charles. Tyrell and John Cornwell of Luling recently visited the school to attend their graduation and brought back funds and supplies to the school.
The name of our wrapping program is “Wrapping For A Cause.” Please continue to donate your tip money for your complimentary wrapping services and we promise to donate all tips to more wonderful causes. If you have a cause that you would like to see us add to our watch list, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about Lunches For Learning by clicking the link:
AHH SPRING!!! Who’s ready for warm sunshine and fresh outdoor air? We are!! Our team has been busy unpacking all of the new things for Spring, and we can’t express enough how pretty everything is. Our website has many new additions, so if you can’t stop in make sure you check us out online.
The Basketry Boutique has expanded to include many new trends and your personal favorites. Make sure you look for pearls on clothes, tassels, and embroidered words of inspiration. Off the shoulder continues to impress along unexpected patterns and necklines.
Easter and Spring home decor is a great way to change up your look. Our bunny table runner and candle holder is so precious and will be sure to dress up any Sunday table!
Our home decor and kitchen gifts have grown tremendously this Spring. Here are a few new things we think you’ll love. If you have a housewarming or a wedding coming up, stop in for the perfect gifts.
And we had to save the best for last. These kids clothes!!! We hope to see you soon!
This year, Valentine’s Day is the day after Mardi Gras. For some, it’s just another day, but I think it’s a great day to tell those that you love how special they are to you. From your besties, kids and your family, there’s something sweet inside The Basketry for everyone on your list. My kids love the bath bombs and the OH SUGAR cookies!!
Are you searching for something unique to send to your Valentine? Our creative team has once again created beautiful, one of a kind Valentine gifts for both men and women that can be hand delivered or shipped for this Cupid’s special day. Even though we will be closed on Fat Tuesday, our doors will open early on Valentine’s Day! We’ll be hand delivering all day!
Curated gifts filled with Sucre chocolates, local bubble bath, fine wines and beautiful candles are among our top picks for ladies that will be sure to make her romantic day one to remember. We are your go to for Kendra Scott, Pandora Jewelry and the hottest boutique items, but here are a few gift ideas that will leave you wanting more!-
“We have a beautiful gift store filled with Kendra Scott Jewelry, Pandora Charms and Bracelets, Corkcicle stemless wine glasses that can be personalized, along with our favorite bath bombs, Finchberry soaps and bath robes.” -Kristi, Owner
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for ladies! Men deserve to be pampered too! Is it difficult to find the perfect gift for him? Our most popular guy gifts include his favorite beer, New Orleans map glasses, Saxx underwear, our infamous chips and salsa, and Louisiana Sportsman shirts. Take a look…
If you need a few gifts for those on your V-Day list, give us a call to help! We have lots of premade curated gifts ready to go for those last minute needs as well. You can call us at 504-309-7935, order online or stop in! If you think the big day of romance is over rated, just wait until those other folks in the office get something hand delivered and your Valentine is left out. That’s what we like to call a “dog house gift” and we can get one ready for you if you forget to call us!
Frommer’s travel experts called New Orleans one of the best destinations to visit in the world in 2018.
As New Orleans reaches its tricentennial, there’s a lot to celebrate.
Frommer’s has named the city as one of 18 “incredible places that will give you the trip of a lifetime.”
“Being listed as one of the top places to visit in 2018 by Frommer’s is one of the highest honors a city can receive,” New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation President and CEO Mark Romig said.
“Each and every day we’re putting messages out there about new Orleans being a very welcoming city. A city rich in culture, food, architecture, music, great history, and we’re culminating it with the great celebration throughout all of next year in 2018,” Romig said.
The celebrations will begin as early as the first day of next year.
“We’ll kick it off a big way of course on New Years Eve night with a fireworks display at midnight, and then throughout the entire 2018 we have a number of events, symposia, concerts, fireworks, international visits,” Romig said.
He said this is in addition to the 138 festivals of the year.
What does this mean for The Basketry? It means our customers need more New Orleans Welcome Baskets! Hotel guests, convention planners, meeting planners and guests celebrating special occasions will to send more NOLA gifts to help kick off their Big Easy trip! Here are a few great New Orleans destination gift baskets!
If you need New Orleans gifts, we hand deliver to all hotels and offer complimentary gift cards with each gift basket, so your message is personal and reflects a local flair. You can customize your gift based in your budget! From one to 500 gifts for a big convention, there’s nothing too big for The Basketry.
One of our more popular New Orleans welcome gifts is our signature New Orleans gift box filled with ready to eat New Orleans favorites such as Zapps Chips, mini king cake, Abita Rootbeer, Aunt Sally’s Pralines, Southern Candymakers chocolates along with Mardi Gras masks and beads.
Make your trip to The Big Easy one to remember!
We thought our gifts were already pretty cool, but when we added Badass Balloons to our list of must haves, things became badass! When we partnered with Badass Balloon Company, our biggest fear was that our customer would get offended or judge us for using such filth! Well, even those that we worried about the most have loved the balloons, or at least they are ordering them anyway.
The balloons are offered in only one section of our website so that you can’t accidentally stumble upon the crude wording, rather you have to seek it out and add it to your gift selections. The balloons are offered by themselves so that you can add them to any gift, but we created a few awesome gift designs with the balloons already on them.
Here are some of our most popular gifts with the Badass Balloons!
So the next time you have a milestone birthday, a girls night out or you just need a bunch of balloons at the dinner table, hit us up!
Let’s Party Bitches!!
Office Gifts for the Holidays –
There are many people in your work place that help make your job easier. From the secretary to those in human resources to the security guy who watches you to your car at the end of a long day. You would like to get them each a little something for Christmas, but I am sure you don’t want to spend a fortune. Shopping can be stressful and worrying about finding the perfect gift is something we can help with.
Our gift shop is filled with all of the latest gifts and the hottest trends, so we know what folks like. In this blog, we’ll show you some great gift ideas for the females and males on your list that you need to buy for. Everything that we’ll show you will be under $40. Keep in mind that every gift is gift wrapped for FREE and can be hand delivered or shipped directly to your gift recipient or to you.
Don’t stress about gift giving. We know gifts and we are the BEST at what we do! Whether we pair a NOLA map glass with a box of New Orleans cookies, a Finchberry soap with a Voluspa candle, a holiday dip bowl with a Robert Rothschild dip or a gift bag filled with the yummiest holiday chocolates you’ve ever had, holiday shopping will be easier if you let us handle it.
If you see something that you like in this blog, give us a call. There’s so much more than we have pictured here. Call us at 800-385-9601 and let us make holiday shopping easy!
Check out our holiday gift section on our website to see more great gift ideas or give us a call and tell us a little about the person you are buying for. We can make some great suggestions and send you pictures. Shopping is so easy when you let The Basketry do all of the work. Gifts for coworkers, secretaries, the boss, bus drivers, teachers, cafeteria workers, hair dressers and your favorite massage therapist can all be found inside The Basketry! We’ll hear from you soon!
You need a gift for your boss and already your stressing out! Let me set the record straight…your boss is just like you. Stressed out, over worked and could use a good day off to recharge. Here are a few perfect gift ideas for your boss. Don’t worry about getting too personal or if something is inappropriate or if he won’t like it. Remember, this is a person who wants to enjoy the holiday season just like you.
Gifts for the male boss –
Nola Couture silk ties are hand made in New Orleans. Each unique with images of oysters, pelicans, fish, fleur de lis, shrimp, LSU, Tulane and many more. Only $65 for a 100% silk tie locally made!! You can shop online or give us a call.
Here is a great wooden pine gift box featuring one of our silk ties. We’ve added New Orleans cookies and Robert Rothschild pretzels and dip to complete the gift. We’ll hand deliver or ship for you! Each gift comes with a hand written gift card message.
For the boss who values a great bottle of Gin, this gift box comes complete with New Orleans made Gentilly Gin, Haydel’s hand pies, cookies, a New Orleans Map glass, and Robert Rothschild pretzels and dip. We also carry the St. Roch Vodka. The liquor is created by 73 distillery in New Orleans. Pair a bottle of liquor with our best selling Bonfolk socks. Each pair that is purchased, one is donated to the homeless shelter. We love our socks and know your boss will too!
We’ve paired our purple and gold Louisiana socks with a bottle of Crown Royal in this wooden pine box. Let us hand deliver or ship to your boss for the holiday season.
Duke Cannon for Men – Ask any man who has ever used Duke Cannon and he’ll tell you how wonderful it is for your skin. We especially love the hunting soap and Bloody Knuckles for dry skin. We’ve paired our black and gold fleur de lis Bonfolk Socks in our wooden pine box.
For the boss that loves New Orleans, let us ship him a unique gift from The Big Easy. This gift basket includes: Abita Beer Six Pack, Fleur de Lis Bottle Opener, Black Fleur de Lis, Koozie, Red Bean & Rice Chips, Zapp’s Potato Chips (2), Aunt Sally’s Original Creamy Praline, Aunt Sally’s Cafe au Lait Praline, Cajun Crunch, Vidalia Peach Salsa, Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane Mix, Hot Nuts, Seafood Kitchen Towel, Slap Ya Mama Seasoning, Mardi Gras Beads.
Gifts for your female boss –
Give her a unique gift that she will love and that makes shopping easy for you. Here are a few gift suggestions.
Lollia is now on Oprah’s favorite gift list, but we’ve carried it for years. It’s beautiful and smells heavenly. We love to pair our favorite bath items with our bamboo socks, Voluspa candles, Sucre chocolate. If you need coworker gifts or gifts for the office, let us custom create a gift basket or gift box for the holidays.
Scarves, ponchos and wraps are on the TOP of everyone’s list this holiday season. We have so many different scarves to select from, so if plaid isn’t your first choice don’t you worry. We have many different colors and styles of wraps and ponchos as well. Give us a call and we can text you pictures of our large variety. Everything is gift wrapped beautifully and it’s FREE!
The Perfect Little Pouch makes a delightful gift. It can be carried alone as a clutch or carry your favorite purse carry all. Katie Loxton pouches are less than $20 and make a perfect gift for coworkers and office gifts as well as your boss.
All of Finchberry’s soaps are handcrafted in their Northern Florida studio, which is filled with piping bags, baking racks, ovens and dough mixers, and looks as much like a bakery as their soaps do baked goods.
Each individual bar contains natural, food grade ingredients, a unique decadent appearance, and a lush gentle lather. In addition, our soaps are gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and made without any harsh chemical preservatives. Finchberry soaps are not just a cleanser, but sensory experience you can savor daily. Only $8.95 per slice.
This holiday season, don’t stress out over corporate gift giving. How many times do you pace through the mall looking for gifts for people in the workplace just to find yourself settling for things that you just don’t like anyway? STOP!! The Basketry has so many great ideas in your budget. The best part is that you can call us with your budget and we gift wrap for free as well as deliver directly to YOU!! We know gifts and we take the stress out of gift giving!
If you are looking for a really nice gift for your boss, but just are not sure where to start? Give a custom curated gift box with assorted things your boss will love. Here are two great gift ideas, but if you want to see more just head on over to our website and see what we’ve created just for the holiday season.
Workplace gift ideas for women include our best selling Ava Scarf Wrap. It’s only $32 and she can wear it as a scarf or a wrap. This is especially good for those ladies who keep it cold in the office. Your co-workers spend a lot of time with you, so give them a gift that they will truly remember you by. This also makes a perfect gift for your hairdresser, bus driver and your favorite teacher!
For those in the office that are under stress, give them The Cottage Greenhouse Relaxation kit is a collection that will soothe, hydrate and restore her skin. It contains the best sellers in our Cottage Greenhouse collection. Lotion, bubble bath, salt scrub and lip repair. It comes wrapped in this adorable mason jar.
Gifts for co-workers – These folks are pretty important! They help make your job easier, most of the time more fun, and sometimes just bug the heck out of you. BUT it’s Christmas! Give them a gift that they’ll use at the office. A S’well bottle or a Corkcicle. It keeps coffee hot for 12 hours and drinks ice cold for 24 hours. It’s also a perfect way to hide your alcohol for tailgate time. We have them for men and women, so don’t worry, we have all the sexes covered.
Capri Blue Mercury Glass Candles in either the Volcano scent or Blue Jean will surely make a big impression. Candles are everywhere, but this is one gift they will treasure. Just ask anyone who burns them! It comes in a beautiful mercury glass jar for only $21.95. Burn time over 40 hours.
Finchberry Soap contains natural, food grade ingredients, a unique decadent appearance, and a lush gentle lather. In addition, our soaps are gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and made without any harsh chemical preservatives. Finchberry soaps are not just a cleanser, but sensory experience you can savor daily. $8.95 per bar or get your coworker a limited edition box of assorted best sellers!
Sweet Olive Gift Set is a perfect office gift swap. Made in New Orleans, this complete bath & body gift box set is designed for women who cherish the sweet and softly lingering fragrance of Louisiana sweet olive blossoms. This gift set makes a great corporate gift idea, and it’s also a perfect gift for coworkers! Your gift will be elegantly packaged in a Sweet Olive Soap Works gift box ready for gift-giving. This gift set comes tied with a satin ribbon and includes a “Louisiana Sweet Olive Collection” gift tag. The Louisiana Sweet Olive Gift Box contains one of each Sweet Olive scented item: Blossom infused olive oil bar soap (4.3 oz.), Decorative fleur de lis soap (3.5 oz.), Dead sea bath salt (16 oz.), Body cream (4.oz.).
Let’s TACO bout how National Taco Day is October 4th!! The Basketry is here to make sure you have the best TACO DAY ever with FREE chips & dip with the purchase of any Halloween Spider platter. We have everything you need to throw the best TACO DAY party, from Taco serving platters to tequila and even Bonfolk Taco socks!! Our Red Beans and Rice tortilla chips are to die for and the Vidalia Onion Peach Salsa is AMAZING!! Come see us on October 4th for a FREE taste testing of chips and salsa.
They say if you are really good at something, don’t be afraid to scream it from the rooftop! It was from a rooftop bar off St. Charles Avenue where we told the city of New Orleans, “We are the BEST place to shop and the BEST place to call when you need the perfect gift hand delivered.”
On a beautiful August afternoon, we took our marketing team to the Ponchartrain Hotel and captured perfect pictures of what we do best…gifts! Amanda Mohon was our team photographer. Outside of her Basketry work, she also works on the side as a photographer for weddings and families, so her expertise was greatly appreciated. Alexandra and Kristi helped design and model each gift. Together, we had a lot of fun, worked extremely hard and created what we think is going to be a great holiday season.
Many companies turn to us to handle their client gifting. They want something unique and love to shop local. Here are a few gifts that our customers have already committed to for their holiday gifts. If you need corporate gifts whether it is one or several hundred, let us take care of you. It’s never too early to plan your holiday gifts.
As we kick off fourth quarter to plan for new gifts, new advertisements, and new website changes, it is important to note that our designs are created with customers in mind. After 23 years of helping companies put together impressive gifts, we know what they are looking for. Our wooden pine boxes are a new look for us this year, and have already proven to become a #1 seller. The slick and sophisticated design with the opportunity for branding on the outside is a great way to send your gratitude!
You can look for these photos in upcoming ads, our online brochure, our website and social media.
If you need a gift hand delivered same day or shipped to clients, family and friends give us a call!
Want to know a fun fact? After we booked our room and took pictures inside of the beautiful hotel, we headed to the rooftop to capture some with our unique city in the background. We were such party animals that they kicked us out of the rooftop bar! Just kidding. We did have to reschedule our photo shoot so we didn’t upset the other paying customers.
Look for these and many more beautiful gifts on our website!
Kristi, Alexandra & Amanda
An informal network of good Samaritans with small watercraft once again mobilized in Houston after Hurricane Harvey. unprecedented flooding in Houston.
Formed 12 years ago after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the so-called Cajun Navy, which has saved thousands of stranded people, by some estimates, is already helping rescue stranded Texans, one member said Sunday.
“There’s no telling how many are already over there,” said 39-year-old Joey Hains of Lafayette, La. “Basically everybody that’s wanting to go help out” is going or has already arrived, he said.
Source: USA Today
The Basketry partnered with SFT in Baton Rouge to sell “Cajun Navy” tees with proceeds of the sale going to the Houston Food Bank. SFT donated approximately $17,000.00 to the food bank and efforts continue. The shirts are available on our webiste for $28.00.
Thank you for helping the flood victims of both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma!
Welcome to The Big Easy!
Whether you are a first time visitor or you’ve lived here all your life, nothing beats the taste of New Orleans and it’s unique gifts that make the Big Easy a great place to be! From the food, culture to the hot beignets at Cafe Du Monde New Orleans folks know how to pass a good time.
If you are looking for gifts to give visitors or gifts for those who know what it means to miss New Orleans, The Basketry can create the perfect gift for you. With our large array of local gourmet snacks to mixes and seasonings we’ve got it!
We hand deliver everyday to all hotels, businesses and homes which makes sending a smile really easy to do! If you are looking for a unique gift we have it and if you need a beautiful New Orleans gift basket we can make it.
Give us a call or visit us anytime!
Laissez les bon temps rouler!!
Here’s the sweet email we just received from Musee:
“Every time you buy a Sweet Child of Mine balm from Musee, you are sponsoring a child in South Africa!
I just wanted to express our deepest gratitude. Thank you so much for partnering with us by purchasing “Sweet Child of Mine” bath balms!
Musee sends 100% of all profits from this bath balm to assist an HIV children’s home in South Africa. So far this year we have been able to donate close to $10,000!!
These funds assist Tabitha Ministry in South Africa as they have the full financial responsibility of raising 43 children that have been abandoned but rescued. Tabitha provides shelter, food security, medical care, counseling, and education for these kids, and most importantly, spiritual guidance. To God be the glory.
Thank you for playing a part… and I hope you continue to partner with us going forward this year! To learn more about our partners, visit http://www.sweetwaters.co.za”
All the best,
THANK YOU FOR BUYING THESE GREAT BATH BOMBS FROM THE BASKETRY!
In August, The Basketry partnered with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) as a way to give back to our community. CASA specially trains and supervises volunteers that are appointed to speak up for children in foster care. With school starting in August, The Basketry decided to offer Backpacks With a Purpose (BWAP). For every backpack purchased by one of our wonderful Basketry customers, The Basketry donated two backpacks to CASA for children in need, for a total of 36 backpacks !! How awesome is that?? These backpacks could be used for school, after-school sporting events, or even sleep overs ! What a great feeling to help children in need!
Our next give back to the community plan for September, is to donate all the Basketry wrapping tips to the Back the Blue campaign. The Back the Blue is a campaign that is helping to raise money to help our St Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office purchase bullet proof vests for officers!
So come in and shop, or just stop by to say “Hi!”