Curious Cook Gift Basket Giveaway

Posted on Dec 7 2014 - 1:57am by Susan Bewley
Curious Cook Gift Basket
ARV ~$75
Sponsored By
The Lakeside Collection

Hosted by:

Java John Z’s
Do you like to give (or receive) gift baskets? How about hunting out for the perfect items to put into the basket, making the arrangement, and delivering it to the lucky recipient? What about those premade baskets? Or are you more into putting it together yourself? With The Lakeside Collection, they provide a somewhat predefined set of products for you to order with instructions for constructing the gift basket yourself. The items come from their online store which offers a wide assortment of items for sale online and via catalog. Everything from home furnishings, to apparel, to family toys, and beyond. 
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Read the full review of the Curious Cook gift basket over at Java John Z’s. In the meantime, here’s your chance to win your own. The giveaway runs through 12/21/14 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner more than likely won’t get it for Christmas but that shouldn’t stop you from entering. The giveaway is open to continental US residents who are 18+ (void where prohibited). Good luck.

Disclaimer: This blog and any participating bloggers did not receive compensation for the published material in this post and are not responsible for shipment of prize(s). This giveaway is not administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media outlet. This disclaimer is posted in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

80 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Darlene Cruz December 7, 2014 at 2:13 am -

    Curious Cook, yes I could use each and everything displayed in that basket:D Thank you!

  2. Barbara Adams December 7, 2014 at 3:21 am -

    There’s always ohh and ahh-ing at every shower when the basket is displayed. Even the most ordinary, practical item take on a sophisticated air when it’s presented in a gift basket.

  3. Cindy Merrill December 7, 2014 at 5:35 am -

    THE finishing touches tip looked the most interesting. I was hoping the Pet Lovers basket had an option for cat owners, unfortunately, they do not.

  4. Katie Smith December 7, 2014 at 9:09 am -

    i love the little princess basket 🙂

  5. Heather B December 7, 2014 at 9:15 am -

    I love the Pet Lover basket. It would be perfect for our family considering we have 4 dogs and 2 cats.

  6. Patty wright December 7, 2014 at 10:05 am -

    The little princess

  7. Heather Hollands December 7, 2014 at 10:23 am -

    I like the idea of using a duffel bag instead of a gift basket. I would love to make that Crazy for Camo gift basket for my teen daughter and her boyfriend.

  8. Laura B. December 7, 2014 at 10:29 am -

    The “bulk up” tip is the most useful- I think that’s where my gift baskets are falling flat (pun intended!) I’m going to have to try that!

  9. Kim Campbell December 7, 2014 at 10:56 am -

    I really like the tip Forget the Basket and how you can use things like a back pack to make a gift “basket”. It has me thinking about other items I could use as a “basket”!

  10. sherri crawford December 7, 2014 at 10:58 am -

    i like that they suggest other containers

  11. Nancy C December 7, 2014 at 11:06 am -

    I think the Fancy Fan basket if most interesting because it’s a football-themed basket for a Diva! Love it.

  12. Angela Ke December 7, 2014 at 11:13 am -

    The idea of picking a theme and building on it is a great tip.

  13. Lisa Cox December 7, 2014 at 11:32 am -

    I like the Bulk It Up section. I never thought of putting paper or bubble wrap under items to make them look taller.

  14. Heather in VA December 7, 2014 at 11:58 am -

    I love the Pet Lover and Curious Cook. They are both great.

  15. rhianona December 7, 2014 at 12:05 pm -

    the most interesting tip for me, or at least the one I didn’t think of, is using a themed bag instead of a basket for everything. I think people are far more likely to use a bag than a basket, so win-win there.

  16. vickie couturier December 7, 2014 at 12:12 pm -

    I love that Crazy for Camo basket

  17. Amy C. December 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm -

    I like the tip about the gift basket not having to be in a basket…think outside the box!

  18. Tara Liebing December 7, 2014 at 1:44 pm -

    The Bulk Up tip is the most interesting tip to me. I never thought og using bubble wrap or crinkle paper to take up some space to make the basket more even.

  19. karen December 7, 2014 at 3:22 pm -

    I like the curious cook gift basket for myself but honestly I could choose any of them as a gift for someone in my family. The tip about using filler like bubble wrap and/or cardboard ti help balance out the basket is what my attemps at a gift basket has been missing. I lovegift baskets and I bet most people do.

  20. Joy December 7, 2014 at 3:32 pm -

    Tip – Finishing touches like using cellophane wrap.

  21. Tamra Phelps December 7, 2014 at 3:43 pm -

    I think I love the Fancy Fan gift basket, too. But I would go for the NY Giants, not the Cowboys, lol.

  22. Ann L. December 7, 2014 at 4:04 pm -

    I love the ideas of how to put a basket together. I love the motif idea.

  23. Michelle Schafer December 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm -

    Using other containers are the basket.

  24. angie pruden December 7, 2014 at 5:22 pm -

    my favorite is the pet lover, very nice basket

  25. Rachel Mauffray December 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm -

    I love the Curious Cook and the Pet Lover gift baskets.

  26. Krystal Waters December 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm -

    I like the Fascinating Fashionista gift basket I especially like the sunglasses and fuzzy flip-flops.

  27. cathy December 7, 2014 at 6:50 pm -

    curious cook because you site is not working

  28. Katie O. December 7, 2014 at 7:06 pm -

    The Pet Lover basket would be great since we just got a dog!

  29. Connie Lee December 7, 2014 at 7:11 pm -

    Fascinating Fashionista is the most interesting to me.

  30. Stephanie December 7, 2014 at 7:33 pm -

    My niece would love the little princess basket – such a cute idea!

  31. Julie L December 7, 2014 at 7:50 pm -

    Lots of interesting baskets! I’d most love the pet owner’s basket!

  32. Bridgett Wilbur December 7, 2014 at 8:01 pm -

    I just love this gift basket and all it has to offer. I also love like side collections

  33. Ingrid Jackson December 7, 2014 at 8:31 pm -

    The Curious Cook is the one for me. The others are very nice but I like this one best.

  34. Deborah Rosen December 7, 2014 at 8:34 pm -

    I like the idea to use bubble wrap to fill out baskets.

  35. Lisa Herndon December 7, 2014 at 10:25 pm -

    The Curious Cook basket looks wonderful! Very useful items.

  36. Elizabeth December 7, 2014 at 10:33 pm -

    The Curious Cook Gift Basket is my basket of choice…I love to cook =) P.S. Most of the time =)

  37. Darlene Carbajal December 7, 2014 at 10:36 pm -

    I love the Pet Lover basket. 🙂

  38. cindy harris December 8, 2014 at 1:58 am -

    I love the crazy for camo basket.

  39. Cheryl December 8, 2014 at 2:55 am -

    The Curious Cook gift basket is most interesting to me.

  40. Denise A. December 8, 2014 at 5:50 am -

    The most interesting is the Bulk up tip. I’ve run into the problem where I wanted something to sit taller than it is, now I know how to make it do that. Thanks!

  41. Marilyn Nawara December 8, 2014 at 7:25 am -

    I like the idea…. If the basket doesn’t look quite filled out, you can pad the gaps with fluffed tissue paper to make it look more bountiful.

  42. sherry butcher December 8, 2014 at 7:42 am -

    I love the Personal Presents For The Pet Lover gift basket but the Curious Cook is something I would need. TFS.

  43. Jen S. December 8, 2014 at 9:49 am -

    The Little Princess idea is spot on for a Christmas gift! I’m so excited!

  44. Tammy Schweitzer Catterton December 8, 2014 at 12:34 pm -

    I have too say I just love this one Fascinating Fashionista it is a great basket too give too any female friend for Christmas or birthday

  45. Hilary Mahoney December 8, 2014 at 4:43 pm -

    I like that they mention that there are many other options other than actual baskets.

  46. Julie Matek December 9, 2014 at 11:48 am -

    I love the pet lover basket

  47. linda w. December 9, 2014 at 6:20 pm -

    I like the tips of bulking it up with paper and that you don’t always have to use a basket to make a gift basket.

  48. Jennifer M. December 9, 2014 at 10:30 pm -

    As an avid cook, I’ve got my eye on the Curious Cook basket.

  49. Karen Beckett December 10, 2014 at 8:11 am -

    I really like the Crazy for Camo basket!

  50. sandra December 10, 2014 at 1:34 pm -

    I most like the curious cook basket

  51. melisa December 10, 2014 at 6:14 pm -

    The Fascinating Fashionista basket looks so fun! And I have quite a few family members that I know would be very excited to receive said basket.

  52. Irene Williams December 10, 2014 at 11:46 pm -

    The cooks basket looks amazing! I’d love to win it.

  53. becky kennon December 11, 2014 at 1:44 am -

    I love the cook basket and the tip about using different things like a duffle bag instead of a basket

  54. melissa cushing December 11, 2014 at 9:12 am -

    I would love the Fascinating Fashionista basket for sure! Thanks so much for sharing and the post is awesome!

  55. Deborah W December 11, 2014 at 9:28 am -

    I love the fascinating fashionista! Ooh la la!

  56. Lisa Sherrington December 12, 2014 at 3:49 pm -

    This is such a wonderful idea:
    Forget “Basket” Gift baskets don’t have to be baskets if you’re creative. Take something useful to the person you’re giving the gift to and make it the packaging for your gift basket. For example, if you’re shopping for a grandson who likes superheroes, a Spiderman duffel bag acts as the basket to be filled it with small toys he might like. The duffel bag makes a cute container for his other gifts, and he’ll have a bag to put his clothes in for sleepovers. I love the Pet Lover basket for my son and daughter in law great idea! Thanks.

  57. debbie penney December 12, 2014 at 4:05 pm -

    the fascinating fashionista!

  58. Toni Marquardt December 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm -

    “Forget Basket” I like this idea, I don’t always have a basket to use.

  59. Michelle S December 13, 2014 at 9:38 pm -

    I like the tip to “bulk up” – I do gift baskets to donate a couple times a year and wonder how to make them look better.

  60. Kerri Alexander December 14, 2014 at 7:45 am -

    I loved the Crazy for Camo basket

  61. Tammy Cook December 14, 2014 at 8:10 am -

    The Little Princess basket is the perfect gift for a girl’s birthday party or as a Christmas gift.

  62. Michelle Macaluso December 15, 2014 at 9:08 am -

    I love the Fascinating Fashionista basket.

  63. lisa December 15, 2014 at 6:14 pm -

    If I won I would probably choose the fashonista basket. It was the best one that I saw.

  64. JenniferB December 15, 2014 at 7:25 pm -

    I think the curious cook looks like the best basket for me

  65. Kathryn Wright December 16, 2014 at 5:54 am -

    Super clever idea to put bubble wrap or tissue under some presents to make them look bigger.

  66. Tami Lewis December 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm -

    I love the Camo basket!!

  67. Mary Karl December 18, 2014 at 6:58 am -

    I think understanding motif is most important/interesting element to creating a gift basket.

  68. Elizabeth Tuggle December 18, 2014 at 1:51 pm -

    The “forget” was interesting to me…I always think basket…but it can be in another container…especially when it comes to kids!!! Such a good idea!!! Thanks and Merry Christmas!!!

  69. polly December 19, 2014 at 10:38 am -

    I liked their Finishing Touches Tips for the basket

  70. Dawn Keenan December 19, 2014 at 5:51 pm -

    I love the pet lover’s basket. It makes a nice full basket that’s not too expensive.

  71. Martha C. December 20, 2014 at 12:26 am -

    The Pet Lover!!

  72. Sherry S. December 20, 2014 at 9:19 pm -

    I love the Fascinating Fashionista basket.

  73. Ashley C December 20, 2014 at 9:45 pm -

    Love the looks of the pet lover basket. My dog Gavan would totally enjoy it. 🙂

  74. Linda Bradshaw December 20, 2014 at 11:49 pm -

    I love the Crazy for Camo gift basket. I would keep for myself.

  75. Diane December 21, 2014 at 1:59 am -

    I like the first tip, forget the basket. When you use something else to package everything that is a nicer gift.

  76. Michelle Tucker December 21, 2014 at 11:56 am -

    I like the Fancy Fan gift basket, since I’m a native Texas gal. Go Cowboys! 🙂

  77. Kayci Stanley December 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm -

    I think the Pet Lover basket and this Curious Cook basket look really cool.

  78. Sue Hull December 21, 2014 at 2:50 pm -

    I like the Crazy for Camo Basket.Thank you for the chance 🙂

  79. Maria Gagliano December 21, 2014 at 4:09 pm -

    The Fascinating Fashionista is an awesome basket. It is my favorite of the few and I would love to receive that as a gift.

  80. Kristina Glidewell December 21, 2014 at 7:07 pm -

    I love the Crazy for Camo.