Sunday, January 29, 2012

Susan's La Bella Baskets: What NOT to buy your girlfriend!

Susan's La Bella Baskets: What NOT to buy your girlfriend!: For many guys, buying a gift for their girlfriend for a birthday,holiday or a special occasion can really bring on the anxiety attacks. Well...

What NOT to buy your girlfriend!

For many guys, buying a gift for their girlfriend for a birthday,holiday or a special occasion can really bring on the anxiety attacks. Well, here is what you should not buy her! Definetly avoid items designed for cooking,cleaning or everday chores. Giving a gift of this sort isn't very romantic. Afterall, she is your girlfriend-make it romantic! Avoid those Kiosk tables in the aisles of department stores that have the boxed jewelry and the perfume sets. It will give your girlfriend the impression that you really did not give much thought to what to give her,and that you bought the first thing you spotted. On the otherhand, don't buy  something so expensive that if things suddenly do not work out,your stuck with a large credit card bill! Now, we all know that you want a big screen TV, but does she? You want the fancy new barbecue,but is that what she wants or what you want? Remember, this is a gift for her-it's not abot what you want.Avoid a gift suggesting she needs room for improvement. There is a big difference between a gift certificate for a  makeover and a one to a spa! Exercise equipment,or a self-improvement book is really not going to go over very well either. It implies that you are not happy with her just the way she is. Buying clothing is another no-no.Women spend hours picking out clothes and trying them on to make sure they fit. If you buy the wrong size-either too big or too small,you will lose either way.  Don't wait till the last minute to make your purchase. If you need suggestions,don't be afraid to ask her friends or even family members what she likes.If you get desparate and decide to give her a gift card,make it a generic one and insert it inside a romantic greeting card appropriate for the occasion.I hope these tips are helpful. Keep in mind that you can find gifts for your girlfriend at Susan's La Bella Baskets at

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Susan's La Bella Baskets: Have you ever dreamed...

Susan's La Bella Baskets: Have you ever dreamed...: of having your own business? A business that you can do from home and is online? I did, when I found La Bella Baskets. I joined the company ...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Susan's La Bella Baskets: Have you ever dreamed...

Susan's La Bella Baskets: Have you ever dreamed...: of having your own business? A business that you can do from home and is online? I did, when I found La Bella Baskets. I joined the company ...

Have you ever dreamed...

of having your own business? A business that you can do from home and is online? I did, when I found La Bella Baskets. I joined the company on November 1st,2010 and by January 26th,2011,I had made it to the top level in the company-Diamond Gift Director. The best part is that this is not an MLM and the costs are very low. There is a one week trial for only $1.97 and then the monthly fee is $19.95. You get a fully stocked and  maintained online store,free training & free marketng materials. There are no contracts to sign or quotas to meet! You are paid a commission & bonus. Your commissions increase with each level you attain and you get a one time bonus. There are six levels,Diamond is the top. You get paid two times a month.There are also free call in team meetings and a very extensive training site online that is loaded with ways to really make this business opportunity work for you. La Bella Baskets  is ideal for stay at home Moms, for retirees,part time or full time. Truly, it is for anyone who ever dreamed of having their own business! All you have to do is get people to go to your store and purchase! You don't even collect the money! I invite you to go to my online store and read all the information and also view what is currently for sale in the store. The URL is:  If you do sign up,make sure you put my name in as the person who referred you. My name is in the top right hand corner when you open up the URL to my store! Stop dreaming and start!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Choosing a Valentine's Day Gift!

Before you decide to purchase a gift for your special someone for Valentine's Day, it might be good idea to take a realistic look at what stage is your relationship. Are you just dating,in a long term relationship or maybe married or living together? You just don't want to send the "wrong message" through the gift you give.Once you have defined what stage your relationship is in,then you are ready to shop! Don't buy flowers on plastic sheaths-these definetly send the message that you purchased them at a grocery store! Gag gifts can be fun-just don't go too far and cause embarassment on both your parts. Avoid practical gifts,after all  this is a day to celebrate your special relationship! Here are some tips. If the relationship is new or newer,why not send a Cookie Bouquet or a large Valentine's Fortune Cookie with a personalized message inside. For a long term relationship, consider something romantic-perhaps a gift basket filled with romantic treats! You can find these at Susan's La Bella Baskets: Right now till 2/3/12 the ENTIRE VALENTINE DAY CATAGORY is 10% OFF! Whatever or wherever you decide to buy, don't  procrastinate.You can always purchase now and have the gift delivered to your special someone, or have it delivered to yourself and deliver the gift in person!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Valentine's Gifts for the Man in your life!

The last blog that I wrote, I was discussing some suggestions for men to give to the woman in their lives for Valentine's Day. Gals, today it's your turn! First of all,know what he likes and does not like. Let's say he is a Sports Fanatic! Plays sports,watches sports. Sports equipment,a subscription to a sports masgazine or paid sports TV channels,or tickets to a professional game,or tailgaiting supplies. You can find at my online store,a lot of sports related gift baskets & tailgating gifts. Let's say he likes to garden. There are some really great gardening baskets in my store and in the Valentine Catagory-the very first item is called"LOVE GARDEN'-a garden in a decoative Valentine's motif can! Maybe he enjoys cooking. You can find Barbecue,Grand Italian, Breakfast & a  ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO baskets.Let's say he rides a motorcycle or is a Nascar Fan. I have just the unique gift for him right in my store.If he loves coffee or tea,or chocolate or even if he has been"under the weather"not feeling so well with what ever is going around, you will find it in my online store. Remember, to make your Valentine's gift not only appropriate to his likes,but where you are in your relationship. Just started dating,dating a long time,engaged or married! Just make it appropriate! You can find all of the gifts at Susan's La Bella Baskets at:http://www.mylabellabaskets,com/susans.html The store is open 24/7,365! So go explore the store and happy gift giving!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Well,gentelmen,as you well know Valentine's Day is coming up on February 14th! Here are some tips for buying gifts for your special someone not only on Valentine's Day but for other occasions as well-Birthday,Anniversary and any other occasion,where you need to buy a gift for your special someone in your life. The first thing to do is listen for clues as to what she may want. Words such as "I would love to have that" is a really good clue! Look for clues. Does she collect anything? may be you can find something to add to what she is collecting. Make the gift meaniful-personalize the gift,make it special just for her! Some great ideas for Valentine's Day and other Occasions are: flowers(don't buy them in a grocery store,have them sent to her),Spa Gift Baskets, Personalize a gift basket with a special saying on a ribbon, a Cookie Bouquet for Valentine's Day or for her Birthday. Whatever you do, do not procrastinate! Buy the gift ahead and have it delivered as close to the special occasion as possible! If you procrastinate,you will wind up just buying anything quickly that may not be very meaningful. At Susan's La Bella Baskets store,you can leisurely browse through the store and order online 24/7,365 at:

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Valentine's Day originated from a Roman Fertility Festval called Lupercalia and was on the 14th of February.This date marked the transition from winter into spring. During the festival, boys drew names of girls out of an urn. This determined who their partner was for the festivities,and they exchanged gifts. The same day is believed to be when birds chose their mates. Valentine's Day has been considered the official mating day for centuries! Before the 1500's the word Valentine represented the person whose name was chosen to be someone's sweetheart for the festivities.The name also became associated with a piece of parchment with a person's name written on it.In the 1800's, the word Valentine was known as a letter or peom given to a special person. Valentine's Day came to Amercia in 1629,adopted and continues today! Some of the symbols of the day are: Cupid-an angel from Roman mythology that would shoot people with an arrow and fall in love. Cupid is the son of Venus,"The Goddess of Love", Greek Mythology Cupid is known as Eros the son of Aphrodite "Greek Goddess of Love". Roses- the red rose is a symbol of Love and Desire! Hearts & Arrows- The heart is an expression of love and the arrow represents the possibility of rejection. In ancient times the heart was believed to be the part of the human body where all emotions came from. Lovebirds & Doves- Birds supposedly found their mates on the 14th of Feb. So the birds represented love through their behavior. Lovebirds are always sitting with their mates & snuggling together! Doves represent loyalty,since Doves stay together for their entire lives! Valentine's Day is a romantic holiday for couples to espress their devotion and love. Also platonic love is now celebrated with friends,siblings,children,teachers,and other significant people in someone's life! You can find some beautiful items to express your Love,Devotion at Susan's La Bella Baskets:

Thursday, January 12, 2012


We all know that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is October. Ironically, my Mother died from the disease 33 years ago in the month of October. Everyday, there are women and men that are diagnosed with the disease. Just like the rest of us,they could use a nice pick me up while they are going through treatment. In my store, there is an entire section called PINK AWARENESS. A beautiful elegant spa gift basket,a pink tower of treats,and an adorable teddy bear with the pink ribbons all over and comes with cookies. Part of the proceeds do go to Breast Cancer Research! So, if you happen to know of someone going through this struggle,or just want to purchase something that goes to a great cause;please go to Susan's La Bella Baskets store and order one of these items! Please remember that I do offer a free gift from the store on any minimum purchase of $45! The URL to Susan's La Bella Baskets store is:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Susan's La Bella Baskets: WHAT TO GIVE A DIABETIC??!!

Susan's La Bella Baskets: WHAT TO GIVE A DIABETIC??!!: Diabetics, as we all know have a "special need". Giving a beautiful gift basket to a diabetic does not have to be anything but boring!! Diab...


Diabetics, as we all know have a "special need". Giving a beautiful gift basket to a diabetic does not have to be anything but boring!! Diabetics, just like the rest of us enjoy something "sweet" and elegant! I actually had two Grandfathers with the disease. So, it is something near & dear to me. In my store,SUSAN'S LA BELLA BASKETS,there is an entire catagory dedicated to sugar free/diabetic gift baskets! So, the next time you want to send a beautiful, tasteful & elegant gift basket to a diabetic, just go to:  Just to let you know, I am giving to the JDRF Nevada Las Vegas Chapter,10% of my commisions on each order, where the code:JDRF appears on the checkout form in the FUNDRAISER FIELD!! 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Make The Most & Best Of Superbowl Sunday!!

Like many of us out there, sometimes we feel in January that :We interupt this Marriage to bring you the Football Season! Whether you are invited to a Superbowl Party or are being the Host /Hostess you want to make the most out of what seems to have become a National Holiday!! I would suggest that if you are invited to a party that a host/hostess gift of some kind should be brought to the party. You may be asked to bring a certain dish or beveridge for everyone to share. But, something a little extra for the Host/Hostess personally would be a nice jesture. For instance, you could order flowers and have them sent ahead,with a note enlosed thanking the person for hosting the party. You could order a Football Themed gift basket and have it delivered to the person throwing the party or have it sent to yourself and bring it with you. A nice size snack basket or even a fruit or candy basket. As you can tell by now, I have an online store that sells gift baskets,gifts, candles & cookie bouquets. Even if you are throwing the party a beautiful basket or flowers that will last for weeks,will enhance the atmosphere and make your guests feel welcome! The main idea is to have a good time together with friends and family on Superbowl Sunday! URL to store is:

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The "Emergency" Gift Closet!!

Have you ever been really pressed for time or are suddenly handed a gift and have nothing to give in return? I have some tips for you on purchasing some "Emergency" gifts for what I call a gift closet. It really does not have to be a closet. A large plastic bin with a lid or a couple of empty drawers in a dresser can easily be used to "stash" away emergency gifts.Here are some ideas for what to collect. Candles, picture frames,small bud vases, silverplated coasters,stationaery or notecards,small photo albums,small crystal pieces.Now ,while the after Holiday sales are on, is a great time to pick up some bargains for you to have around  in your gift closet. You should not put anything perishable,such as food items or anything with an expiration date on it. Make sure you store everything in a cool,dry place. You can also put gifts in there to be re-gifted. Make sure that you have gift bags,or wrapping paper around. I find the best palce to get gift bags & wrapping paper is a dollar store. You sometimes can also find some gifts in a dollar store too. Little china trinket boxes,vases,statues,small photo albums.Just keep your eyes open, and when you think you have found something appropriate,don't hesitate,buy it because if you go back later someone else may have bought the item! By having these gifts put away for future gift giving,you will have built yourself a nice "Emergency Gift Closet"!