If you’re a meeting or event planner looking for a way to say hello, welcome or thank you, you might consider Sensational Baskets, a company that creates personalized gourmet gift baskets that range in price from $7.50 to $400.
Founder Helen Taffet began the enterprise 24 years ago in her basement. Her company now employs five and does business out of a 7,000-sq. ft. space in Alpharetta, Ga. It creates more than 10,000 gift baskets each year — more than 3,000 of those for clients in the meeting planning industry. And it ships them anywhere in the world.
Corporate clients, she says, tend to favor the Sensational Black & White Elegant Box or the Sensational Coca-Cola Greetings gift. The former features Georgia on My Mind chocolate chip cookies, traditional cheese straws, handmade pecan divinity and a bottle of Fiji water or a half-size chocolate peach, cinnamon-glazed pecans, the chocolate chip cookies, cheese straws and a bottle of Coca-Cola. It’s packaged in a black-and-white box. The Coca-Cola gift (pictured) features a bottle of Coca-Cola, naturally, along with Georgia peanuts, handmade pecan divinity candy and Nam’s Bits cookies in red-and-white packaging reminiscent of soft-drink bubbles.
The company recently did 255 Coca-Cola greetings for a tax and accounting solution company in Georgia, prompting this reply from an executive assistant named Christy: “Everyone loved the gift baskets! As always, the service and products from Sensational Baskets were absolutely sensational.”
Sensational Baskets products have been featured on the “Today” show and in Jezebel, Meetings and Conventions, and Promo magazines.