Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Holiday Gift Sets

One of my favorite things about the holidays is looking at the gigantic aisle of gift sets at the store. It was being set up the other day, so I didn't get a chance to look. Plus, I wanted to wait until they were done, so I can look at every single thing. I should probably go late at night, because I seriously don't need people in my way when I'm trying to look at everything. Darn other people while I'm trying to get my joyous holiday cheer on. So, I've been looking at the Target site and I found some goodies!This isn't Christmas-y, but I like it! Pumpkin Patch Delight, $39.99, 1 dozen cookies from Mrs. Field's. I know I could buy a zillion cookies for $40, but it's cute!
This happens to be the 1990s Classic Candy Gift Box, $29.99. There were also sets for the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. I just thought it was funny that they used the word nostalgic in their description.I like this one. Simply Indulgent Gift Set, $89.99. It has a little bit of everything - chocolate, cookies, candy, salami, cheese, crackers, etc. Am I the only one who thinks it would be so much fun to sit in the middle of the floor and sample everything?And then there is the most expensive one at $249.99. It's the Lasting Impressions Gift Set (please insert some sort of 'at 250 bucks it's a lasting impression on your wallet' joke here). Looks like pretty regular stuff, except this one has caviar.

Look what I found! Giant Smarties! Smarties Mega Candy Rolls, 24 pack, $24.99. My nephews would love this. Maybe I should get this for them, so I can keep out about 12 rolls for myself.

All these gift sets are pretty blah as far as packaging goes (baskets), but I love all the mugs, bowls, and towering boxes some come in. I saw the cutest girly girl mug last year. I can't remember what was in it, but it said something about not having enough shoes. I still kick myself for not getting it, although it's not like I need another mug in the house.

Anyone else loving the gift sets this year? Or is it too early?

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12 comments:

ali said...

I love all the coffee, soup, cereal, and hot chocolate gift sets--anything with a mug--but like you, my cabinet can't hold another mug!

gingela5 said...

I always love a good gift set! And those Mrs. Fields cookies look delicious!

Lump said...

OH MY GOODNESS Giant Smarties??! OH HECK YES. I would make myself sick off that. soooo good. :)

Kristen Andrews said...

I love gift sets also esp. coffee or tea sets.

mrsmouthy said...

You have to have my candy bar cookies...and I have to have those pumpkin cookies! (All I did for candy bar cookies was substitute my son's trick-or-treating loot for chocolate chips in a choc. chip cookie recipe. Let other people's teeth rot, but not my son's!)

Thanks for stopping by today. :)

Cassandra said...

I love the coffee gift sets! And I do LOVE christmas, obviously! Some people think I am crazy but I can't help it! Thanks for stopping by my blog & hope to see you again!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

I'm soooooooo all over the Classic Candy Gift Box! That RULES!

sandy said...

I can't even think about Christmas yet. It seem to be a tradition for me to do it all last minute.
Thanks for stopping by my Saucy blog:)

Tracy said...

Ohhhhh my husband would love the smarties, that is for sure his favorite candy.

AndreaLeigh said...

Hey, I'm visiting from SITS. Happy Saturday! I love the Bath & Body Works gift sets. They always come in the cutest bags!

Queenie Jeannie said...

MY HUSBAND would go nutz about those giant smarties!! He eats the regular ones all the time.

We always get a Swiss Colony collection for my In-Laws. It's not as much fun ordering online than shopping in person, but the quality is top notch and reasonable prices. I always look at store sets but rarely buy them. They are toooo irresistable NOT to look@

Great blog! I hope you will pop over to mine this week and sign up for my giveaway!

Ashley said...

I have also gifted a chocolate gift set to my mom on her birthday.