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Welcome to delicious Destinations, a GourmetStation blog. Through the charater of T.Alexander and occasional real-life guests, our aim is to share with you light-hearted fun ideas about food, gift giving, entertaining and culture. At the same time we would love you hear from you. Please share your experiences from home or abroad.

Food Gifts For Mother’s Day from GourmetStation

Posted: April 12, 2010
by: T.Alexander

For all the times she cooked for you…..why not send a food gift from GourmetStation this Mother’s Day. Gourmet dinners delivered are our specialty and this year’s Mother’s Day menu is bound to please. A Taste of Tuscany dinner gift delivers 3 delicious courses for two featuring Chicken Saltimboca and Tiramisu for dessert at $79.99 plus 50% off shipping. Think how surprised she will be with her convenient gourmet meals delivered!

By far our best value this Mother’s Day is dining gift cards. Our 4-course Thinking Of You Dining Gift Certificate is $89.99 plus Free Shipping. Mom may select from 5 menus and our Dinner Gift Certificates never expire. Plus when she redeems she will receive cloth napkins and a floating candle for the dinner table.

If Mom likes gourmet soup, consider our Home Style Soup Gift. The soup delivery includes 6 soups, baguettes and bake your own cookies. Plus we’re offering Free Shipping on this unique and memorable Mother’s Day gourmet gift.

Below are a few more hints for unique gourmet food gifts.

Food Of The Month

Dinner of the Month

Soup Of The Month

Food Gift Certificates

Dessert Of The Month Clubs

Mother's Day

Food of the Month Clubs by GourmetStation

Posted: October 7, 2009
by: T.Alexander

In about a month, 40% to 50% of early bird shoppers will have their holiday shopping behind them. Amazing, as they say, “where did the year go.” As I get older, the “early bird” approach is more appealing. Last minute stress is for the birds.

So why not get it done early, conveniently and give a unique beautiful gift that will give all year long? That’s what our Food of the Month Clubs are all about. Certificates are provided with each club, and these certificates never expire. Because recipients travel and have busy schedules, they may choose their convenient delivery date. They may also select from 5 international menus, Parisian, Tuscan, Cajun, Fusion or Americana. Within each menu there are many choices.

Our most popular Food of the Month Club is Dinner of the Month followed a close second by our Soup of the Month. Sweet lovers enjoy the Dessert of the Month while surf and turf connoisseurs enjoy the Steak Dinner of the Month or Seafood Dinner of the Month.

All programs are offered in 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. Shop today for GourmetStation food gifts and make everyone happy!

Food of the Month Clubs

Vivabox Introduces a Fresh Take on Gift Giving

Posted: October 16, 2008
by: T.Alexander

The Ultimate Gift of Choice:
Vivabox Introduces a Fresh Take on Gift Giving

Leading European Gift Company Makes U.S. Debut with First Wave of
Signature Products That Make Traditional Gift Giving Come Alive

Gaithersburg, MD (October 16, 2008) – Have a friend who loves tea, but not sure of his favorite type?  How about a foodie who would enjoy a romantic dinner in, but you don’t know which cuisine she prefers.  Want to choose the best spa for a special someone across the country? Now you can, thanks to vivabox, a fresh new experiential gift which celebrates its official U.S. launch this week. 

The first wave of vivabox products, now available online at www.vivaboxusa.com offers gift givers the ability to give two gifts in one.  Unlike other experiential gifts on the market, vivabox offers its recipients a taste of what they can receive before easily redeeming a corresponding gift card to complete their experience.  And with its expansive network of best-in-class partners and numerous choices for redeeming gifts, vivabox combines the immediate pleasure of a tangible gift with the ability for each recipient to choose what they want, and when they want it.

The first four vivaboxes include a Tea Time box, complete with a preview of specialty teas for the recipient to sample and choose; two Spa boxes with an assortment of natural bath and body products and a gift card redeemable for luxurious spa services; and a Gourmet to Your Door box, which includes cloth napkins, silver plated napkin rings and a gourmet menu from which the recipient can choose a special meal to be delivered to his/her door. The all inclusive boxes range from $50 to $160.

Vivaboxes joined the Sodexo Group – a world leader in Food and Facilities Management – in June 2007. First introduced in Belgium in 2003, the company has enjoyed enormous success throughout Europe with its innovative gift box experiences.  Using its network of established vendors and partners across the country, Sodexo plans to separate vivabox from its competitors with unrivaled product partners and innovative experiences.

Now available for purchase on vivaboxusa.com:

Spa Massage/Facial vivabox OR
Spa Manicure and Pedicure vivabox
From Boston to Seattle and everywhere in between, spa enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of spa services at one of over 4,000 of the top day spas, courtesy of vivabox spa partner, SpaFinder, the global resource in spa information, products and gifts.   With the enclosed selection of natural bath and body products made with organic ingredients by EO® Products, gift recipients can begin the relaxation at home, and then choose to have a standard massage, facial or manicure AND pedicure at the location of his or her choice using their vivabox Spa gift card, also enclosed.  The entire experience, even the tip, is included.

Tea Time vivabox
For the gift recipient that enjoys a soothing respite over a warm cup of tea, vivabox tea offers an extraordinary experience.  With tea partner Numi, tea lovers will enjoy a sampling of seven different flavors of specialty tea – including white rose, monkey king jasmine green and sunset oolong flowering tea - and can then redeem the enclosed gift card for a larger box of their favorite flavor, or other tea time related gifts, including teapots, music and assorted tea boxes.

Gourmet to your Door vivabox
The ultimate fine dining experience- delivered to your door. With partner GourmetStation, a leader in upscale dinner gifts, the recipient of this vivabox will enjoy a three course meal at their home, in the cuisine of their choice; including French Bistro, Mediterranean Feast, New Orleans favorites and many more.  To prepare for the evening, gift recipients will receive two luxury cloth napkins with silver plated napkin rings, and instructions on how to make the perfect napkin fold.

With vivaboxes, Sodexo plans to roll out another round of exclusive gift experiences in the coming weeks, with an even larger list to be unveiled by early next year.  The next round of gift experiences will include a Wine gift box, a Coffee gift box and a BBQ themed gift box, each of which will also feature best-in-class partnerships and creative delivery options. To learn more, or to shop the current collection, visit www.vivaboxusa.com.

Contact: Carrie Fox 301-585-5034


Corporate Food Gifts, Employee Rewards, Incentives & Rewards

Posted: September 1, 2008
by: T.Alexander

The first day of September slides me right into holiday. Why? Because for businesses needing to make a decision about corporate food gifts, employee rewards, year end sales incentives or rewards, time is running out.

I was remembering the various reasons why clients buy GourmetStation dinner gifts and dining certificates for these occasions. One of my favorites is home builders and real estate agents gifting their clients with a gourmet dinner for two on their move in date. Then there was the large company that wanted to say Thank You to a project team that completed their project on time and under budget. One of the most original was a large company that held a ‘dream’ contest to inspire their employees. In addition to GourmetStation dinner gifts they gave away a day at the spa ad and numerous other small indulgences.

By far my favorite use of our gourmet dinners delivered was for a program referred to as a TAK – targeted act of kindness. A large international airline selected clients with high frequent flyer miles and simply gifted them a 4 course dinner for two delivered. Sweet!

So if you’re reading this and you find yourself in need of a corporate food gift for clients, employees or sales promotions, we hope you will keep us in mind. We will design a custom menu to your budget and the provide your recipients with an experience they will long remember. Or we will design a gift certificate program and allow your recipients to select their favorite menu and convenient delivery date. Our certificates never expire. We also offer discounts based upon quantity. Here is a resource for more information: GourmetStation Corporate Food Gift Brochure.

Call us at 1-888-944-9794 between the hours of 9 and 5 Eastern time / Monday through Friday.


Annual Gift Certificate Sale at GourmetStation

Posted: August 9, 2008
by: T.Alexander

So how many times do you find yourself wanting to gift another - and you're at a loss? Someone did something nice for you - gave you a ride to work this week while your car was in the shop. Loaned you their beach house for a nice vacation. You know what I mean. And then there are the reoccurring occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. These are the ones we struggle with from year to year to be original and creative. Well, gifting should not be a struggle and GourmetStation has a solution. Plus the soluion is on sale now at 30% off.

Keep a few of our food gift certificates on hand to make gifting easy for you and a pleasure for your recipient. Your recipient will receive our totally cool passport with menu tickets to our Parisian, Tuscan, Cajun, Fusion & Americana menu lines. Redemption options include phone or Internet; plus our dining gift certificates never expire. They'll receive a ready to heat gourmet dinner for two or better said, "a gourmet experience." Bon appetit!


Occasion Dinner Gift Sale – Save 25% at GourmetStation

Posted: February 18, 2008
by: T.Alexander

It doesn’t happen that often…..so why not take advantage of it. I have my special occasion gift list with dates right next to my pc. Each month there is at least one person I want to show my affection towards so why not do it with a special occasion dinner delivered. Ok…you’ve given flowers, candy, gift baskets…the entire line up of food gifts. Now it’s time to step out of the box and give an experience of luxury gourmet dining at home. Below are the links to the special occasion categories. At checkout just enter occasion08 and receive a 25% savings. Bon appetit!

Anniversary Dinner Delivered

Birthday Meal Delivered

Congratulations Dinner Gift

Thank You Meal Gift

Thinking Of You Gourmet Dinner Delivered