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    Deluxe Fresh Fruit & Sweet Treats Gift Basket
    Deluxe Fresh Fruit & Sweet Treats Gift Basket
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    A basket brimming with fresh fruit and sweet treats for all to enjoy! A delicious selection of fresh fruit with apples, kiwi, mandarins and pears, lemon blueberry bites, orange cream covered almonds, chocolate covered sea salt cashews, caramels and a tulip shaped sugar cookie are packed to order in a wicker basket and tied with a colorful ribbon. Gift Size: 14" x 11" x 9"
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    Sending Prayers, Sympathy Gift Basket $69.99
    A beautiful, thoughtful comforting sympathy gift basket for those individuals coping with death and the grieving process.
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    With Sincerest Sympathy Gift Basket
    With Sincerest Sympathy Gift Basket
    With Sincerest Sympathy Gift Basket
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    A beautifully arranged sympathy basket filled with heartwarming keepsakes and gourmet comfort foods may go a long way towards lifting their spirits. 2 sizes available
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    You've Got A Friend In Me, Friendship Gift Basket$97.50Sale $93.00
    A friendship gift basket that will melt the heart of your best, your longest, your furthest away or closest friend. This large basket overflows with the perfect blend of gourmet and sentiment.
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    Healing Spa Gift Basket For Her
    Healing Spa Pampering Bath and Body Comforting Gift Basket for Her$79.95
    A gorgeous woven basket filled with everything she needs to feel rested and rejuvenated. A thoughtful get well, birthday or thank-you gift for women.
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    An Uplifting Gift Basket to Offer Encouragement In Tough Times$79.00Sale $69.90
    An uplifting gift basket for anyone going through tough times and needing a little encouragement. This special gift basket is designed to help lift their spirits and provide a bit of inspiration and comfort for whatever situation they are facing. It includes delicious treats, teas, coffees and an encouraging gift book! A beautiful gift basket.
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    The Elegant Executive Gourmet Food Gift Basket
    The Elegant Executive Gourmet Food Gift Basket $89.95
    As elegant as it is practical and loaded with both sweet and savory treats, this gourmet gift basket is perfect for the workplace, a client or family.
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    Blessed Beyond Measure, Inspiring Faith Based Gift Basket $68.00
    Be a blessing to someone - send a Christian gift basket to let them know they are important and that you are thinking of them. Filled with delicious snacks and scripture filled journal, anyone will be thrilled when this beautiful arrives.
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    Nautical Anchors Away, Gourmet Gift Basket$125.00
    Classic elegance mixed with nautical flair combine in this large, attractive gift basket piled high with a boatload of gifts and delicious salty snacks, crackers, cheeses, nuts, coffees, and delicious sweets! It's quite the gift and the perfect choice for almost any occasion!
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    Comfort and Compassion, Uplifting Christian Gift Basket$79.95
    Everyone could use a little more peace in their life. This Christian gift basket is designed just for that purpose. Whether it's illness, loss of a loved one, or a need for encouragement and inspiration; no matter what they are going through this thoughtful Christian gift basket offers comfort and compassion.
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    Comfort Gift Basket For Those Going Through Difficult Times$95.00
    Express your feelings with a thoughtful gift that lets them know you are with them and thinking of them as they go through whatever it is that has such a tight grip on them. Nobody likes to feel alone. Comforting gift basket features "How To Pray When You Need A Miracle” and “I’ll Be Praying For You” touching gift book written primarily for coping with difficult times.
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    Quiet Moments Sympathy Gift$56.00
    Gift of comfort includes coffee, snacks, framed poem and Quiet Times, a touching gift book of encouragement for those coping with difficult times.
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    Low Fat Heart Healthy Gift Basket Of Healthy Treats and Snacks$69.50
    Give your loved one the gift of delicious, heart-healthy foods with this beautifully packaged gift basket. Filled with granola bars, trail mix and a host of other tasty treats, this basket makes an ideal gift for anyone who is serious about fitness or who are following a low-fat diet. All the foods in this collection come arranged in a stained wicker basket that can be reused.
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    Gift Basket To Encourage and Lift Your Spirits$165.00
    Have a friend or loved one needing a little extra encouragement? Help lift their spirits and provide encouragement for any situation they're facing.
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    Thinking Of You Gift Basket
    Nothing Says Thinking Of You Better Than A Basket of Well Wishes$78.00
    Lift their spirits with this beautiful recovery gift basket of scrumptious gourmet food, sweets, treats and gifts to brighten their day. Available in two convenient sizes. Select desired size at checkout.
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    Thinking Of You Teddy Bear Hug, Gift Basket
    Thinking Of You Teddy Bear Hug, Gift Basket$58.00
    Nothing feels better than a bear hug. Send this cute feel-good gift collection to let someone special know that you're thinking of them. A charming bear with your Thinking Of You message arrives with cranberry sesame cookies, Ghirardelli milk and dark chocolate, Ahmad English breakfast tea, caramel popcorn, Godiva milk chocolate truffles and more to convey your feelings to family and friends, clients and co-workers. Gift Size: 12" x 6" x 15"
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    The Christian Heart Gift Basket
    The Christian Heart Gift Basket$105.00
    Our inspirational gift basket filled with gourmet food and Christian gifts creates a meaningful gift for any occasion.
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    Herbal Tea Basket, Unique Gift Basket For Tea Lovers$69.00
    Relaxing and soothing assortment of herbal teas this tea gift basket is sure to be just the gift that tea lover will love.
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    Remembering With Love, Thoughtful Condolences Gift Basket
    Remembering With Love, Thoughtful Condolences Gift Basket
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    Send this caring expression of your deepest sympathy to make a difference during their time of grief. Your thoughtfulness will be remembered.
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    Comfort Sympathy Basket
    Comfort and Hope, Sympathy Gift Basket$89.00
    Send this lovely gift basket to express your sincere sympathy to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one; your kind gesture will mean so much.
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    Welcoming Gourmet Gift Basket Of Mouth Watering Goodness $76.00
    Send this welcoming gourmet gift basket. A wonderful gift to usher in new seasons, friendships, new homes, new neighbors, get well wishes or to send greetings to someone far away. Whatever the occasion this lovely gift will be well received. They will enjoy exploring flavor after flavor of mouth-watering goodness.
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    Luxury Aromatherapy Bath & Body Gift Basket
    Luxury Aromatherapy Bath & Body Gift Basket$79.00
    Show someone a day of pampering and relaxation by gifting them this complete bath and body gift set of aromatic body-pampering favorites.
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    Grace, Christian Gift Arrangement
    Grace, Christian Gift Arrangement
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    Stunning and Serene, a one-of-a-kind gift! A strikingly attractive and impressive gift paired with an exquisite selection of fine gourmet food gifts.
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    Calming Cucumber Melon Pamper Spa
    Calming Cucumber Melon Pamper Spa
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    The person you send this relaxing bath and body gift basket to will thank you. It's an absolutely pampering gift for any special friend or loved one.
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    Rustic Elegance Beauty Box, Lovely Pamper Gift For Her$59.95
    There's nothing like a personal spa experience. This is exactly what she needs to take the edge off a rough week. Make sure she has some alone time and let her relax and enjoy these relaxing pleasures.
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    Soup's On, Delicious Hearty Artisan Soup Gift $69.00
    This delicious gift is fun to give and so easy for your recipients to serve and enjoy. Hearty chicken noodle artisan soup mix with old-fashioned homemade flavor and plenty of noodles will take the chill out of a cold day; spinach and cheese bruschetta, hot honey crunch mix, hummus, crackers, bacon and cheddar cheese spread, breadsticks and Himalayan salt are the perfect complements. A white oversized soup bowl, wooden spoon, and serving tray complete this carefree assortment that will be welcome in any home. Gift Size: 15" x 12" x 6"
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    Gift Basket Filled With Warm and Cozy Comfort Foods
    Gift Basket Filled With Warm and Cozy Comfort Foods$69.00
    This newest addition to our gift line is already a favorite around here. It's a beautiful collection of specialty gourmet gifts selected to warm them from the inside out.
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    Sympathy Gift Basket, In Remembrance
    Sympathy Gift Basket, In Remembrance$75.00
    This very beautiful sympathy gift basket is loaded with comfort gifts for those grieving a loss. Features the touching book Words of Comfort, When You Lose a Loved One.
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    Cozy Comforts, Gift Tray Filled With Delicious Comfort Foods
    Cozy Comforts, Gift Tray Filled With Delicious Comfort Foods $73.50Sale $68.00
    Truth: Comfort food gifts are always welcome. No matter what time of year or what the occasion, everyone loves comfort food gifts.
Blooming Garden Plant Basket Blooming Garden Plant Basket

Both a living remembrance and a colorful expression of your warm wishes, this sweet, bright flurry of fresh plants celebrates vivid memories and sends heartfelt sympathy to friends and loved ones. A handled basket holds live plants such as an African violet, yellow rose plant, azalea, hypoestes, and ivy. Fresh and lovely, the arrangement is an uplifting gift in times of sorrow.

SYMPATHY GIFTS to Comfort The Broken Hearted

Beautifully packaged, visually uplifting sympathy gifts touch the heart as no other gift can do. Let our stylish gift basket arrangements deliver your messages of condolence, thoughtfulness and respect.

How To Cope With A Funeral And The Days That Follow

When the death of a loved one occurs, regardless or whether it was expected or not, you will find yourself having to deal with a great number of people. Some you will know closely, others may be complete strangers, all claiming some kind of relationship to the deceased.
While grieving for your loved one, you may find yourself not wanting contact with anybody other than those to whom you are closest, and having to deal with so many people can be very difficult. ItĖs important to understand how to handle them.

Relatives and Close Friends

Those who were close to the deceased need to be contacted before the funeral. When you break the news, remember that they will also need the chance to express their grief and this must be respected, no matter how deeply distressed you are feeling yourself.

Sometimes it can be difficult, if not impossible, to trace certain family members. Do not feel guilty if you've not been able to contact them. Some of those who you will need to contact, may be people who you do not know personally. If they come to the funeral and you have not been able to speak to them properly, it would be a good idea to write or telephone them later, to thank them for attending.

The Small Funeral

Perhaps you have decided on a small funeral, either through your own personal preference, or because the deceased made their own preference clear. Perhaps the financial side of the funeral will force you to this decision. Make this clear and stick to your decision.

Polite Conversation

Unless the funeral is very small, it will probably be impossible for you to speak to all of the people who attend. DonĖt even try. Most people will understand that you are not going to feel like making polite conversation. You will find that those with any degree of sensitivity, will simply approach you, kiss your cheek/shake your hand, and offer their condolences. They will not expect more than you are able to offer.

The Wake

Most people organize some form of refreshment after the funeral. This can be a good way of accepting condolences from those you were unable to speak with during the actual service. By offering refreshments you are showing that you are willing to share your grief with those who are also suffering through their own loss. Enlist the help of a friend or two. You may feel that you will be able to cope, but having support close by will be very helpful should you find that you are feeling too upset to appear.

The Following Days

Some people find themselves terribly alone in the days following the funeral, whereas others feel that they never have any time to themselves to grieve. Remember that others cannot read your mind anymore than you can read theirs, and they are simply doing what they believe to be right. If they choose to stay away, they are probably doing so out of respect for your privacy. If they choose to spend as much time as possible with you, this will be because they fear for your ability to cope alone. Explain to them what your needs are. If you need people around you, phone some friends and ask them to visit. If you need to be alone, explain this politely and ask if you may phone them should you need their company. You will find that most people are very accommodating as long as they understand your needs.

The loss of a loved one is never easy and nobody will ever expect it to be. For some the funeral seems to pass as just a hazy memory, for which they feel guilt at not remembering the details of this last farewell. Remember that it is the memories you have of the person when alive that are important, and it is these which will remain clear to you in the future. During deep grief it can be very difficult to grasp details of what is happening around us, but this does not mean you didn't care. Quite the opposite in fact.

"I just wanted to write and tell you how quickly your customer care consultant acted on behalf of your company, Adorable Gift Baskets.

After the death of my beloved sister I have had a very difficult time organizing my thoughts and taking care of the many thank yous that come with the death of a loved one. Your conscientious customer care has saved us such an incredible amount of hassle and trouble trying to get gifts out.

Customer Service like this is what sets companies like yours apart and makes you stand out from the rest. So do your baskets which we think are superb. We are so impressed and grateful that we will sing your praises loud and clear to whomever we encounter. Thank you for a job well done.

Sincerely Mary Dowling, Marketing & Creative Services - New Fairfield, CT 06812"


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