Baskets-N-Beyond {Sponsored Review} @basketcase1993

Look what I just got in the mail today! This is an awesome Taste of Italy Gift Basket! It came with every pantry item you need for a perfect Italian meal! But where can I get one for myself, you might ask? You can get one of these wonderful Taste of Italy Gift Baskets or one of tons of other choices at Baskets-N-Beyond!

Ours came with penne rigate, Luigi Giovanni pasta sauce, chicken flavored snack crackers, boneless herring fillets, Artisan bread sticks, red wine vinegar, artichoke hearts, Godiva chocolate covered strawberries, Bruschetta sourdough crisps and Italian cookies. All of this came in a really nice, heavy duty colander to keep. I love that there was very minimal waste in this basket as compared to many that I have bought or received in the past.  This colander is actually nicer than the ones we already own so I am probably most excited to receive it of anything else in the basket!

We decided not to use everything to make one meal as my husband really wants to use the penne regate for Cavatini. Instead, he used the pasta sauce tonight to make some spaghetti! We also ate some of the Bruschetta sourdough crisps with the spaghetti. I have to say that I really love sourdough and really love these crisps. I think that I will probably eat some of the herring fillets later on the sourdough crackers.

If this basket isn’t your type of thing, that is okay. Baskets-N-Beyond has tons of different types of baskets to suit any taste. They have a retail store in Dumont {which is their original location} and they now have a new warehouse in Missouri which opened this year.  Because of this, they can ship to the Midwest the next business day. I happen to live on the East Coast and I received my gift basket super fast as well – in just a matter of a few days – even with the holiday weekend!

Buy It!

If you are still wondering what to get for Father’s Day, might I recommend one of the lovely Father’s Day gift baskets at Baskets-N-Beyond? Also, be sure to check out their entire catalog – I am sure you will find something that you just have to have!

Win It! 

Be sure to enter to win either a Gourmet Cookies or Gourmet Snacks Gift Basket {winner’s choice} from Baskets-N-Beyond right now! {ARV $40}

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Michele at Baskets-N-Beyond is also just a really cool lady. She is trying to win a trip on Klout, so if anyone feels the need to give her Klout in “Dallas TV Show” we would both love you forever. :)


About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. the basket looks Awesome!

  2. i love how it comes in a collender! great!

  3. Tammy S says:

    This basket looks awesome! I also love that that everything was in the colander instead of a wicker basket. The colander is such a unique way to tie it all together. :)

  4. cassandra says:

    Neat idea! Love it

  5. Stephanie Hungerford says:

    I love that the basket is a usable kitchen colander

  6. Kelly A. Tanner says:

    I love how creative they are with their baskets!


    My oldest son would love the Italian basket that you received and reviewed, he loves cooking so much and is good at it too I might add. For myself I would lean toward either one of the sweet or sexy baskets. ; )

  8. These look so delicious and I love the colander as a basket too cute!

  9. Holly Hennessy Swint says:

    Nice!! I love getting gift baskets! Who doesn’t?? They make the best gifts!

  10. what a cute idea. this would be great for a new home or bridal shower gift.
    everything is all right in the colander – which we all need one of those. I also
    use mine for when I pick vegtables from my garden

  11. Donna Yost says:

    I love Basket-N-Beyond baskets! she hs something for every one!! I stalk her page on facebook!

  12. natalia ellin says:

    neat idea love it

  13. This looks like a great basket! I love that the basket is a colander, so you have something you can actually use after the stuff in the basket is gone.

  14. Brenda Leffler says:


  15. I think this Basket with everything you need to make a meal is a terrific idea! I really like the colander that came with the basket!

  16. Lisa Rossi says:

    Baskets-N-Beyond is great. This is a great giveaway to win.

  17. What a gorgeous basket! I love that the container it came it is actually something useful…and pretty! I gave Michelle K+ for Dallas. :-)

  18. Melissa says:

    Following on Facebook as Melissa Alvarado, following on Twitter as @Gen251, gave Klout as Melissa Alvarado. Love the basket, its beautiful!


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