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Pop-By Gifts


What are Drop-By or Pop-by gifts?

The End of Cold Calling
Try walking in with a little gift that lets them know they’re appreciated. The gifts are intended to deepen your relationship and provide an opportunity to connect.

Gift Basket Villas creates these are beautiful little gifts to be given to clients to create, maintain and grow relationships. There is no longer need for cold calling.

These gifts ensure you're are a welcomed sight.

 pop-by.jpgMost people add a catchy line with the gift to make it fun, memorable, and ultimately for inexpensive marketing purposes to promote their business.

They can become a favorite part of your business.

Each is done by hand, customized to the clients requirements.

These gifts, when customized, can include your name, company info and phone # with a quirkily, memorable tagline such as ‘Just Popping By to Say Hi’




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What to give a Cancer Survivor?

I believe that the Best Gift Is a Lasting Memory –  laughter, kindness, handwritten notes, inspirational quotes, a book of poems.

There are times that sending a handwritten note or a card to someone who is dealing with cancer can have lasting memories. It shows that you cared enough to take the time, in this crazy/busy world to sit down at your desk  to write inspirational words of encouragement.

A compilation of your favorite poems, or ones you know she may enjoy, will be something she’ll cherish for years to come. Click on the link and check out some of my favorites.

Here are some gift ideas that can inspire or cheer up a friend  who is going through chemotherapy. It is at this time that she will need all the support that you can offer. It doesn’t need to be expensive, it can be simply be:

1. A  magazine subscription  will keep her inspired with greabreast cancert stories, fashion and beauty. There are so many to choose from and this is such an affordable gift that can last a full year. She will think about your kindness every time she received this gift.

2. A series or film trilogy that she hasn’t yet seen or one she would enjoy seeing again.

3. Give Her A reason to laugh.

Laughter is the best medicine – a comedy DVD or taking her to a stand-up live show that would keep her laughing. Researchers at California’s Loma Linda University  looked at adults in their 60s and 70s, measuring their stress levels and short-term memory

The study showed lower levels of cortisol, the “stress hormone,” after wLaughter1atching the videos. The non-humor group’s stress levels decreased just slightly. Other stu
dies have also shown even more health benefits of laughter. Studies found that a sense of humor can protect against heart disease, lower cortisol, lower stress, and benefits leading to a better quality of life. Incorporating time to laugh with with friends, watching comedy can enhance learning ability and memory.

4. Beauty items – i.e. nail polish or even a skin brush. One of the claims is that there are benefits to skin brushing. It can be done at home or may be offered at spas and can possibly help:

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2 Types of Corporate Gift-giving?

There are at least 2 Types of Corporate Gift-giving?

Internal Gift-giving

Corporate gifts can be internal to the company. A manager or executive can give to their employees to let them know that they are the company’s most important asset and resource. These internal gifts are defined as gifts that are given to the staff, other managers, company executives or other stake holders who are involved in the day-to-day operation of the company.This is often done to build cohesiveness and increase morale.
Internally – for employee loyalty, reward for good work,
Rewards help workers recognize their part in the big picture of the company. If a worker deserves a reward for their hard work, a corporate gift to that person can help him or her feel like their work is noticed by management and executives.

External Gift-giving

These are gifts the company gives to their customers and clients. The gifts could be given to new clients, in an effort to stand out from the crowd. External gifts can also be given if the company:

The reward – employee/client loyalty.
Helps maintain relationships with the company.
Bottom line – Corporate gifts can help the stakeholders feel their investments are worthwhile and are appreciated.

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6 Benefits Of Corporate Gift-Giving


Gift Baskets Villas works marketing managers, owners, realtors who already have a gifting program in place or would like to implement a gift-giving programs for customers retention, new customers and referrals. If you presently do not have a Corporate Gifting Program in place and would like to grow your business, it would be our pleasure to help you set up and implement a well-defined program to meet your budget and satisfy your long term goals. Ask us about our popular client-touch, drop-by and pop-by gifts, at minimal cost can lead to amazing results. with our delivers corporate gifts in North Carolina, our online store is located in Raleigh and New Bern, NC

Corporate Pop-By Gift

What is the reason for gift-giving in the corporate world? Corporations need to grow and ultimately increase revenue, customer base, and even more important recognize and maintain good employees. This is an amazing benefit of a gift-giving program.

The benefits of corporate gifts are numerous to:

  1. Increasing employee cohesiveness through teamwork awards.
  2. A way to reward specific employees
  3. A strategy to attract and maintain customers
  4. A method to build brand image,
  5. Stand out from the crowd – recognition among their peers
  6. Increase customer loyalty.

Corporate Thank You Gift

Building a Company’s Brand and Image

It’s interesting what gifting can do for a company. When a company provides a free corporate gift, it may be the incentive that the client may need. Many clients may jump at the opportunity to begin a professional relationship with the company because of gifting practices.

No matter how small the gesture, these presents can:

  • Help clients associate brand image,
  • Build loyalty to clients, and
  • Often attract new customers.
  • Help Build relationships
  • Bring instant recognition

How to Attract New Customers and Clients

With a gift at hand, the customer now has something visual to remind them of that company.

How to Build Networks

Corporate gifts may not just be simply be a t-shirt or pen with the company logo on it. However, many corporations may give away products that are not available to the market yet and shows clients that they are unique.

How to Create Brand Recognition

Other corporate gifts are longer-lasting or have dual purposes and may be useful in day-to-day activities. Almost everyone loves a gift or gift basket that may include branded:

  • Memo-pads,
  • tote-bags,
  • key chains,
  • notebooks,
  • Other office supplies.
  • A gift basket with a message or logo

The company’s image or logo on the gift will be a consistent reminder.

If you are the marketing manager, buying on behalf of your corporation, the owner, a realtor or small business owner, we can help.

Our gift basket designers create memorable gifts that will make a lasting impression on your business partners, clients, employees, press contacts, and investors.We’re here to help you manage your customer reach out, client touch, keeping you top-of mind with a corporate gift-giving programs designed specifically for your company. If you do not currently have a Corporate Gifting Program, it would be our pleasure to help you create and execute a well-planned program to meet your budget and goals.

Examples of Corporate Gifting Programs

The programs are set up on a frequency defined by our clients or dictated by the type of program. For instance, GreatArrivals sends out gift baskets for one of our large corporate clients each time they hire a new employee. Another one of our clients gives Birthday and Baby baskets to celebrate employee’s milestones. Whatever your goals and budget, GreatArrivals can customize a Corporate Gifting Program to help meet your gift giving needs.

Client-Touch Programs

  • Reach out to Clients – new customers, retain customers, create referrals
  • Client Appreciation
  • Retention/Renewals/Upgrades
  • Client Briefings/On-Site Client Visits

Corporate Events Planning

  • Chamber Trade Shows, raffles, giveaways, ribbon-cuttings
  • Off-Site and Board Meetings
  • Sales Meetings and Conferences

Business Development Programs

  • Partnership Appreciation
  • Partnership Signings


Gift Basket Villas makes it easy and simple for you to order in quantity and ship to multiple addresses. If you are ordering multiple baskets, you may submit your order in several ways.

  • online
  • email your information to
  • call us at 631 252-0002 and we’ll take your order over the telephone

Include the names and addresses of your recipients, the baskets you want to order, your gift card messages, your name and billing address in your email and faxes. We’ll call you for your credit card information.


In addition to taking advantage of the high value we offer in our baskets, we offer our clients discounts for ordering multiple baskets. Our discount structure is based on the total order (not including shipping) and is as follows:


Branded gifts and baskets can make a huge difference in your business. We can create a custom gift basket to meet your specifications, no matter what the budget. Whether you are sending out Holiday gifts, appreciation gifts, new hire gifts, or any other gift giving program option, we can make your gifts ‘extra special’ by including your company’s logo merchandise (tee-shirts, mugs, pens, etc) at NO ADDITIONAL COST. You can either ship us items that you currently have in stock or we can have the logo merchandise created for you. We can also customize your ribbon and your gift cards!

Employee Award and Recognition Programs

  • Employee & Department Recognition
  • Employee Acquisition Program
  • New Product/Service Launches
  • Birthday Program, Baby Program, Get Well/Sympathy Program
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New Bern, NC. My Happy Place


Gift Basket Villas’ transitions to New Bern, NC

Small Business Owner finds Quaint Town in NC

As a small business owner (Gift Basket Villas), I was on a quest to find a quaint little town to grow some roots. I wasn’t sure it was something I could find and not really sure my gift basket business would thrive outside of a large city, but it was worth a try.

I was pleasantly surprised when I’ve recently found this beautiful little town,  New Bern, NC. Most people seem to have heard of it as a town on the way to the beaches, but for whatever the reason, it still appears to be a well kept secret.  This small town appears to be growing in leaps and bounds.

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It seems that a small percentage of natives still live here, however a lot of the folks I’ve met seem to have moved from elsewhere and lots of outsiders are moving in. This is evident in my encounters and I feel an embracing of diversity, new and different cultures and ideas.

New Bern is a charming little town. 

The streets are lined with gold…leaves that is, from the Ginkgo Biloba tree, in  downtown New Bern.


With the summer and humidity, New Bern may not be for everyone but I’ve decided it is where I am going to live the rest of my life. I have found the most beautiful area to live in and am not sure how this accident came about that I found it.

Gift Baskets in the Harbour

Keep an eye out for other articles about the evolution of experience as a small business owner in a small town and gift basket villas. I am very excited about this part of my adventure. I’ll keep you posted.

Read more about New Bern, NC:

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17 Industries that can use Pop-By gifts

Pop-bys is important to include gifting as a marketing strategy.

What is a pop-by?

Pop-bys are small gift given to clients – generally if they drop-by your office or you pop-by theirs. There is no longer a need for cold calling. Just a quick “just popping-by to say hi and a face-to-face chat so you keep top of your customer’s mind.
Their intended purpose is to deepen your relationship and provide the best oppurtunity to make a connection. Most people add a quirky “tag” on the gift to make memorable. Thereby, ultimately promoting themselves and their business.
Pop-bys have been proven to deepen the relationships and clients are more likely to make referrals. Pop-bys can, if you do it often enough and get really good at your tag lines, become my favorite part of you business. The true value of a Pop-by is showing your customers that your care enough to invest time and effort in your relationship with them.

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Here is a list of place that can benefit from Pop-By gifts and loyalty gifts to employees, customers and/or visitors.

If you’re involved in any of the following businesses, appreciation gift-giving can be better than expensive advertising. Pop-By/Drop-by Gifting can be used by:
Insurance Companies
Real Estate Agents
Construction Companies
Recruitment Offices
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Golf Associations
Pharmaceutical Representatives
Financial Institutions
Health Management
Nursing Homes
Auto Shops

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Gift Basket Villas, New Bern NC

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We’ve recently found the prettiest little town, New Bern NC. It is the town where everyone see but don’t usually stop because they are either because they’re headed to the beach or too tired to stop off on the way back home. It’s that town that you mention and folks usually say…yeah, it’s that place with all the bridges and lots of sailboats.


New Bern is approximately 35 miles from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It is located where the the Neuse and Trent rivers meet on the east coast of North Carolina. This area is aptly referred to as The Crystal Coast. The average temperature in July is a high of 88 and the average January low is about 34.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene
There are frequent festivals that bring many people the charming downtown area that has several interesting restaurants. Hope you have a car. New Bern is a sleep town, so not a lot of excitement. Great place to relax and get away. Check out Tryon Palace – lots of history


  1. The Aquarium at pine-Knoll: (it’s small but lots of cool animals)
  2. Fort Macon Also if you want to take a drive – Atlantic Beach is approximately 40 minutes away.
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Celebrate Thanksgiving!

fall01When I was a little girl, we didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving. As a matter of fact, I didn’t know what it even meant because I was not born in the US. Now, I am so excited and almost can’t wait for the end of the year, along with all the wonderful holidays.

This is definitely one of the highlights of my year though it used to be so much more fun with  the family around. Being a part of a huge family, there’s nothing like sitting around the table on Thanksgiving with more food than we probably had the rest of the year. We used to gather around one of the siblings tables with so many teeny tiny kids running around. Where did those days go? I miss them so.

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I remember getting together at my house with tee other family members we hadn’t been able to see in awhile. We stand around talking, laughing, making wise cracks or running around with the kids. The day may begin with Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, great coffee, and some NY bagels, lox and cream cheese or just a huge pot of coffee . At times  each family member is asked to make a dish over the years,  we’ve found our favorites.

I am never asked to make the turkey…long story. Now that I am the owner of Gift Basket Villas, I bring a basketful of snacks, great while we cook!


After all the food is cooked and ready to go, we will give everyone an opportunity to tell us what they are thankful for. It’s always great to hear what they have to say or sometimes are too embarrassed to say anything.

The reason I didn’t know there was a Thanksgiving: I was born outside the US.  I love Thanksgiving almost more than I love other holidays. It’s such a great time to be with friends and family – no expectations except to eat and talk.


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