I was provided the opportunity to shop at Smart and Final for Ambiance coffee. I was surprised to see what a selection of Ambiance coffees they had and was pleased to see that there was a variety – including flavored coffee.
In addition to just “shopping” I got to make a gift basket for a family member or friend AND a gift basket for one of my awesome readers!
I have to admit, I was pretty excited! I love to do things for other people and I love having the creativity to “create” something for someone else!
First and foremost, I was excited because (a) I do not have baskets just lying around and (b) I was creative enough to get Smart and Final reusable shopping bags to use as said “baskets”. Makes more sense anyway right? A cute, eco-friendly bag that has goodies in it now, but can be used in the future!
I decided my first gift basket was going to go to my father in law.
When I hear coffee, I tend to think of him first. I mean, yeah, my mother in law drinks coffee, but she’s like me – her coffee is a girly drink from Starbucks. My father in law drinks coffee. Black.
So I started with his gift basket.
I got him the reusable shopping bag; a 1 pound bag of Ambiance french roast coffee; coffee filters to make his coffee; disposable coffee cups with a lid; crumb cake mix; blueberry muffin mix; a muffin tin and muffin cups to make said muffins; mini chocolate doughnuts; and sunflower seeds (his favorite snack).
Fortunately, I had hubby with me who picked out some of the items and ensured me his dad would eat the items and like the items. I am hoping that rather than go out every night on his usual Circle K coffee run, he can make coffee at home and enjoy some goodies with his coffee.
My next big to-do was the gift basket for one of my lucky readers.
This was more difficult because I’m not sure what everyone likes, so, I made a gift basket based on what I would like – how I would drink my coffee, what I would want with my coffee, etc.
This bag includes the reusable shopping bag; a 12 ounce bag of Ambiance french roast coffee; a 12 ounce bag of Ambiance french vanilla coffee; original creamer (in individual cups); sugar packets (in individual packets); coffee filters to make your coffee; disposable coffee cups with a lid; crumb cake mix; blueberry muffin mix; a muffin tin and muffin cups to make said muffins; and because I didn’t think shipping fresh baked goods was an idea (and because Valentine’s day is coming up) a bag of Valentine’s Day Hershey kisses.
This bag full of goodies is going to be shipped to one of my lucky readers, 18 years of age or older, residing in the United States only.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Smart & Final #CBias #ChooseSmart #SocialFabric