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Thoughtful Baskets – Guest Blog With Not Just Baskets

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by Corina Oaches

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December 05, 2018

This The Aqua Life blog is being hijacked by our incredible Client Care Specialist, Charlene Grootjans who, as you might not know, also runs her own personalized basket business.

For the past two Christmases (and only after I found out by accident what this talented woman does in addition to taking such good care of our clients), Not Just Baskets has been in charge of creating awesome baskets of goodies for all the front desk staff of the hotels we partner with for lessons. And what an amazing reaction we receive every time I hand over one of these bad boys!

This Christmas season I thought it only fair that I share with you one of our best kept, gift-giving secrets. Take it away, Charlene…

Just this week, my son yelled out, “Yah!! Only six more weeks until Christmas!” It made my heart beat a little faster and not for the first time, I wondered how the Christmas season had snuck up on us again?
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Let’s face it, Christmas time is not easy and while we might have the best of intentions to take the holiday season as an opportunity to show those around us (especially those that work hard for us!) that we appreciate them and all they do, most of the time finding a unique, pleasing gift can be very taxing.
“How do I make this gift as unique and special as the person I’m buying for? What if they have one like this already? Do I send a Costco gift basket and risk the person knowing where I picked it up?”

If you’re stressing (or will be stressing December 23) about what to buy for staff, clients, customers, friends, and family then let me share why I think gift baskets, especially the ones we craft for each individual, make the perfect gift:

  • Gift Baskets put a smile on everyone’s face.
  • Gift Baskets can be customized to suit any budget.
  • The baskets can be personalized for each recipient.
  • Buying Gift baskets will save you time.
  • They are great for someone that has everything.
  • Supporting local makes you feel good.
  • We will take care of the delivery.
  • We will make you look smart.
  • Each basket is beautifully wrapped in decorative cellophane and topped with a hand-tied bow.
  • We understand you’re sending ‘Not Just Baskets’, but also your best wishes with each package.
Want some help putting together the perfect basket for someone special? No problem. Feel free to reach out to us at and let us provide you a free quote, or shop online today at

Please keep in mind that when you place your order early, you are able to pick your preferred delivery date and get dibs on products and baskets before they sell out.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or are trying to find the way to taking your first dip into the wide world of water, then reach out to,and jump in with us at The Aqua Life Swim Academy!