Q & A With Anita

Who are you and what do you do?
For All Occasions Gift Baskets is a company I started almost 10 years ago. I love making gifts and decided that working for myself was more rewarding. Plus I enjoy being home with my family more than being in an office. We make special baskets and custom gifts for all occasions. We cater to individuals and the corporate industry. We have now launched our Eco Friendly Baskets and we believe that this will be a great hit!

What inspires your creativity?
Life inspires me I enjoy making things that bring a smile to peoples faces. Smiles make people feel great and I love making people feel GREAT!

What occasions are appropriate for gift baskets?
I think that a gift basket is a great gift to give at anytime. People always love to get gift baskets. The baskets are reusable, filled with delicious treats and giftware. The most common holidays are Valentines, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas… but really, gift baskets are appropriate all year round.

Do you design gift baskets for parties that are not marked by an occasion (Ex: Beach Party or Girls Nite Out)?
Yes. I love trying new things in basket making. I am always ready for the challenge. I enjoy making Stag and Stagette Baskets too!

What are some of your favourite Christmas carols?
Jingle Bells, Silent Night, Deck the Halls, Here Comes Santa, Noel…

What are some of your favourite treats?
Hand made chocolates, diabetic chocolates, cookies, wafers, candy canes, ice cream. I have a nut allergy so I also love nut free treats like gluten free cotton candy and organic candies.

What are some of your favorite indulgences?
Truffles, caviar, smoked salmon and savory treats.

What charities or organizations are you involved with?
Sunrise Living, West Park Hospital, Extendicare, World vision, Sick Kids Hospital, PalCare, Southlake Regional Hospital, Newmarket Chamber of Commerce and the East Gwillumbury Chamber of Commerce

What advice do you have for any small business in this industry?
I think that since I have been in business for 10 years I have made many connections with a variety of people. Remember even if you think you are the small guy that you are still as important as everyone else. Always have great marketing tools and have a great web page by RhinoInk.

Where do you advertise?
I am listed in Goldbook and have a virtual consumer on that web site as well.
Don’t forget to see our ad in SNAP Aurora or SNAP Newmarket every month!
And of course on social media including Facebook and Instagram.

As a proud member of the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce and East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce, I am also privileged to work with many wonderful businesses. I enjoy meeting new Women in Business and networking with my fellow Chamber members.

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