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Welcome to Gift Basket Villas!

So happy to have you visit. Let's just pretend we're sitting on the porch with a glass of wine (or a pretty teacup) and let's chat.

I'm Brenda, owner of Gift Basket Villas.  I had a dream...yes, I really did and it's coming true. I've been a safety compliance officer for umpteen years and I have many stories. You can read some in my Blog. Anyway, I went to school to be in the scientific field because my parents thought that was going to make me successful in life and it did and I loved what I did, but it wasn't my passion. I loved designing. So my niece and I had a crazy idea -to create a company.  I came up with the name Gift Basket Villas, because I love Villas, Tuscany, Italy, family, get the picture.

Anyway, I work with designing women from all over the US who we've hand picked for their creative talents. Our gifts are meant to create beautiful designs not only in my eyes, but in the eyes of the person giving the gift. I wanted to evoke authentic beauty, nostalgic feelings, get emotional responses or just to create a smile (my superpower :). At the minimum we expect to create smiles!

We are passionate, driven designers and take pride in providing you with a gift for your friends, family, customers, coworkers or anyone with whom you want to leave a lasting memory. We are willing to work with any budget. I am the 2nd of 7 kids, I know how to make the dollar stretch! Try me. Why give ordinary when you can give extraordinary?

In addition to the all-occasion gifts you see online with free shipping (no surprises in the cart), we help you create amazing, personalized gifts that YOU can help create and you'll probably want to keep. So many of our customers don't want to give them away after they see what they've helped create. 

We enjoy being creative, thinking outside the basket, make our own gorgeous bows and decorative accents! So here's a little peak into my life, never too busy to play - believe in a good work/life balance.



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New Bern, NC where we have one of our Studios.

Below are some of the gifts and stories, the best part of this business.

Be sure to send me your stories, I'd love to share them. Also, make sure to use the discount code below.

Gifting Stories

Sending a gift to a long lost Grandma: A heartfelt story.


I Delivered a gift (from someone from Texas) to their Grandmother in NC. What I loved was that she lives in a retirement "Villa" (which is a tiny room) and she is so beautifully dressed with her pearls. I sent a delivery confirmation with her picture.

Response that warms my heart! "Brenda, you just made our day. We haven't seen a picture of "Grandmother" for several years. She is the mother of my late husband. We definitely will use you again." Barb



Surprise your college pal:

college-room-mate-gift-basket.jpgThe guy in the picture, received an unexpected package from his best friend from college that said "You Rock". The sender also asked that I sing the song - 'We Will Rock You' I explained that I am the world's worst singer! This guy started singing it and I joined in (my friends and family would be horrified) but we were so caught up in the moment. I asked permission to take his picture. He was so excited, he got his college coffee mug to send his friend a picture. The friend thought it was an awesome thing for a gift company to do. He loved the picture and had a lasting memory.


Or your crazy hat gal pal:


 We specialize in creating gifts with that WOW factor, from  corporate gift baskets to the smallest and quaintest event favors that they will 'ohh and ahh' about. Gift Basket Villas makes it easy, just let us know colors, style, likes and dislikes. We will make something that will make you stand out from the crowd. We have numerous ways to personalize and customize your gifts - we can use your promotional items or create ones for you, imprinted your name, company information on ribbons, and create labels with your logo or motto. We assure you, your gifts will be remembered

 Here's a link to our Blog:

 Take care, and make sure you send us a note.