Thank you to all of our valued guests and your notes of unsolicited appreciation!
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Wonderful! And you even included a picture of the basket – nice! Thanks so much. I would recommend your company in a heartbeat! Thanks again for such professional, courteous, and detailed service
Marlene, Belleville ON, July 2018
Our recipient adored the Sleepy Story Time Gift Basket – thank you so much! The gift was wrapped beautifully and shipped in under 24 hours from the time of order. The online ordering process, follow up customer service and delivery communication was seamless and much appreciated. Well done!
Jennifer, Calgary AB, June 2018
The advice and assistance I received when I was trying to choose what to send was great! The basket was so personalized and great quality! My family loved it. I will definitely use this company again. Way better value for money than other options when purchasing from another province!!
Lydia, Belle River ON, June 2018
The Gift Designer’s Team,
Thank you so much for your incredible service. Everyone of you are a pleasure to work with . I Live in British Columbia and have 4 sets of parents in Calgary. This week baskets were delivered to My Father, My Father In Law and my Step Father. All were delighted. The pictures you take of my happy Parents when they receive their treats light up my day.
Tracey, Castlegar BC, June 2018
My Aunt received her gift basket today and I wanted to let you know how impressed I am with your level of service and your commitment to an exceptional customer experience. From the conversation I had with Maddie to the photo of my Aunt receiving her gift, the experience has been nothing short of amazing. Your company could certainly teach other businesses a thing or two about customer service. Thank you so much for making my Aunt’s birthday so special!
Cathy, Bridgewater NS, March 2018
Greetings Team, I don’t have words to thank you people, last time you made it so special and this time even better than that. The gift was so amazing, everything inside made this day such an amazing moment. It shows the commitment and care all of you have for your customers, and gives such a blessed feeling that even I am not doing it, but i feel so relaxed because I know it’s in safe hands and you will take care of it the same way i would have done myself. She loved the whole gift and was so happy to see all that was in there and that is all what matters to me, and it all because of your team. Thank you again so much for making our day so special.
Arsalan from Dubai & Sabria, Calgary AB, February 2018
Once again, you guys have rocked our world. We have appreciated another excellent job
Colleen and Jim Biondi, Calgary AB, January 2018
The Gift Designers have done it again! Great service and execution of product on every level. I have used Noreen and team for years and have yet to see a need to consider anyone else! Whether it is branded products for my business or a beautiful basket to thank a client for entrusting their project to me, they deliver time and again. There is a strong level of professionalism in all they do and the baskets always communicate my gratitude in the grandest of fashions. Thank you again Noreen and team for helping to leave a lasting impression with my valued clients! Well done!!!!
With much Thanks,
Jake Fluker, Porchlight Fine Homes, January 2018
Thank you so much, your service is above the rest! The delivery with a photo is brilliant- I will recommend your company as the best!
Cathe, Toronto ON, October 2017
Oh my goodness I am totally blown away by your service. Thank you so much for all or your assistance and the care put into every step. I appreciate more than you know
Edna, September, 2017
I can see why your company is the best and if it isn’t already, it stands out from other companies offering similar services. Not only did you deliver the gift basket on time, but you kept me informed through the entire process from the time I placed the order to tracking the order to delivery. The best part was getting a copy of the signed delivery slip with my daughter’s photo showing her holding the gift basket that I sent. That’s the first time I’ve seen any company do that! Kudos to you on superb customer service that exceeded all my expectations! You’ve raised the bar for other companies in the gift business.
Mary, Victoria BC, June 2017
We ordered a basket for a coworker recovering from surgery and were impressed with the service from the first moment, down to the end when The Gift Designers sent us a photo of our coworker with his basket! We will definitely use this company again in the future!
Sandra, Calgary AB, June 2017
I have made a couple of purchases now to different people and each time the gift was enjoyed. The Gift Designers gets a gold star from me for product, price and delivery.
Shannon, Wasaga Beach ON, May 2017
I got very positive feedback from the basket sent. I will use your company for all future baskets
Tracy, Calgary AB, May 2017
Noreen at The Gift Designers managed to take my vague message and request for something perfect and turn it into just that. The care that this company shows is well beyond anything we’ve experienced before and we will now exclusively use The Gift Designers. Thank you Noreen & Team, you made someone’s day on our behalf!
Wayne Weskin, Platinum Admin Services, Calgary AB, April 2017
This is the 3rd basket from Gift Designers I have purchased in just over a month! The baskets are always fantastic and the staff goes above and beyond! Thank you for your GREAT product and service!
Lana, High River AB, April 2017
Excellent quality, and the customer service was even better! Thank you for helping us find just the right item for our gift <3
Carrie, Airdrie AB, March 2017
Hello Gift Designers Team,
Big thank you for making this happen. And especially Candace with getting together this special gift basket and her ideas how to elevate and personalize it. My manager is very pleased as the recipient and her family were very happy with the selection of special treats and passes.
Barbara, Calgary AB, March 2017
Thanks so much, Gift Designers! Lana and baby just loved the gifts, and I found the whole process super-easy and great. I’ve passed your info on to my partner and his company
Claudia, Calgary AB, March 2017
Last night at 8:00 pm my Niece had a beautiful baby girl, unfortunately I am away and was unable to race over to the hospital myself.
First thing this morning I went on a google search for gift baskets in Calgary and was drawn to your website by the great reviews.
I went on line and ordered a gorgeous basket of goodies and asked for same day delivery (not at all expecting that to happen), well was I wrong!! In less than an hour from the time I ordered it was delivered!
Because I was unsure of delivery time and how quickly they kick you out of the hospital these days I had the basket delivered to my Sisters office so she could take to my Niece.
My sister sent me a picture of the basket and her text said….. “It’s Beautiful!!!!! It looks like it’s from El Paseo or Rodeo Drive” I agree!!!
Thank you for being so “On the Ball” it is a real pleasure to find companies that still take so much pride in their product and service!
Job well done!!
Lana (customer for life)
Lana, High River AB, March 2017
Thank you very much! It is very difficult these days to rely on out of town purchases. Your site was easy, your response time was excellent, and your gift was delivered with the response I would want from my girlfriend! I appreciate your service and will definitely use your service again
Rob, New Westminster BC, February 2017
Great personal service and quick delivery on a last-minute birthday gift! The recipient enjoyed the variety of beer and snacks. Thanks again!
Jackie, Calgary AB, January 2017
I sent this to a friend in the hospital! Thought some sweets and goodies would lift his spirits. Although I didn’t see it, he said it was a great sized basket and everyone who stopped in brought it up!
Job well done!!
Travis, Calgary AB, January 2017
Satisfied with the kind of Co ordination was shown to deliver the gift. and also to mention, the gift items like organic fruits and gourmet and wine all were good in quality. Thanks and much appreciated!
Suparna, Florida, USA, January 2017
A note from a happy Guest:
Thanks you so much for applying the coupon and replacing the order. You all are what customer service is about. I heard from my brother last night (it was his birthday gift). He loved it! The bucket is such a cool vessel for the yummy contents. And he loved the save water-drink beer opener. So fun. I have other friends in Calgary. I’ll be letting them know about your company. Hope you continue to do well.
Julie, Massachusetts, USA, September 2016
The Gift Designers worked with us to create custom gifts for our clients that were impressive and within our budget. Unique, professional and customized with our own corporate ribbon, the gifts left a good impression with our clients and business partners. The Gift Designers understands our business needs and the importance of building and maintaining corporate relationships.
Lori Klassen, Cougar Contractors, Calgary AB, September 2016
I heard about The Gift Designers from a colleague in my real estate office. I was looking for an easy way to provide gifts for my clients. I have used The Gift Designers for several years now and Noreen and her staff have always gone above and beyond in helping me “wow” my clients. I have used their gift baskets for closings, anniversaries and special occasions. My clients love getting unique gift baskets from me. It’s a fantastic way to make a memorable impression that get clients talking. I love that The Gift Designers make it effortless and easy for me. They’re amazing. I would highly recommend The Gift Designers for any Realtor looking to add a touch of “wow” to their business.
Marnie Campbell, Calgary REALTOR, August 2016
Marnie Campbell Realty Group Inc. / MaxWell South Star Realty / www.marniecampbell.ca
At Robin Spiers & Associates we are committed to constantly setting new standards in customer care. We truly value and appreciate our clients and we strive to find creative ways to show them our appreciation. The Gift Designers play an invaluable role in helping us to achieve our goal of ensuring that our clients have a memorable real estate experience. When we call on the Gift Designers, we can count on receiving excellent customer service delivered with warmth and efficiency. Our clients are always delighted with the creative and beautiful baskets they receive
Robin Spiers, Calgary REALTOR, June 2016
Since I am not living in the same city as most of my contacts are in, I started using The Gift Designers when I wanted to send a little something as a thank you. I noticed right away they were happy to answer all my questions and even modify the baskets if needed. I have been using them for over 2 years on a regular basis and have always been very satisifed with their service and quality. Looking forward to many more years! Thank you!.
Ramona, Mexico, September 2015
I received the baskets and they were absolutely amazing! Thank you very much for arranging baskets so wonderfully. I showed them to my team and they were all absolutely taken aback. We will be definitely in touch if any occasion will arise to assist our guests.
Adriana, Calgary, July 2015
That worked out very well, thank you! I appreciate the customer service you have. He said the basket looked amazing.
Thank you very much!
Jo, Calgary, July 2015
You’ve made our thank you to some special people even more special by your care, kindness and thoughtfulness. Your part in it has sprinkled glitter and tied a gorgeous bow it all. Thank you so very, very much for all the wonderful things you’ve done for us. We deeply appreciate it!
Lauren, Calgary, June 2015
You have been a delight to work with, your customer service is superior! I wish we had a gift basket company like yours closer to home, we would use you all the time for our business gifts. You have wonderful selections and excellent service.
Jessica, Florida, April 2015
I have to say you ladies provide the best customer service! I ordered a basket last fall for my sister & brother-in-law for the anniversary of his brother’s passing. I couldn’t find quite the right thing in my price range & when I phoned you ladies put together exactly what I was looking for, in budget. In addition to today, I have to say you have found a loyal customer in me.
Thank you for the wonderful customer service!
Heather, Calgary, February 2015
We recently received one of your lovely gift baskets at Christmas time, and wanted to let you lnow how pleased we were with the gift! The “Chest” we received had great presentation and “wow” factor, and the contents were of very good quality, and quite interesting and varied. Our gift chest also contained two bottles of wine, and we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the red wine which we opened, and enjoyed yesterday.
We wish you continued success in your business , and will consider your company should we wish to send a lovely basket like this to one of our friends one day!
Helen, Calgary, Canada, January 2015
Hi Noreen and Rachel-
Thank you … My sister was quite happy with all the treats. Thank you for adjusting the basket to our needs….
Until the next time… with great appreciation for your caring and quality .. Julie ☺
Julie, Toronto, Canada, December 2014
Thanks again for such a beautiful basket sent to my mother in law …. she was thrilled to get such a variety and such a beautiful basket for Christmas….wish you were in Toronto.
Merry Christmas and all the Very Best in the New Year.
Sue, Toronto, December 2014
OMG!!! Thank you and everyone else who made this possible. I really appreciate it. My friend was so happy about it. She loved it and now can’t stop talking about it ;). Great doing business with you all. I will certainly order again and have encouraged others here and in Calgary to do the same. Thank you again :)!
Abdibashir, Minnesota, USA, November 2014
My friends loved their anniversary basket they received on Monday. Thank you for our excellent service.
Jennifer, Cochrane, November 2014
Thanks Rachel! These gifts went over very well and I appreciate all of your help to make it happen.
Jennifer, Calgary, October 2014
Hi Noreen & Team, Thanks so much!
It was an absolute pleasure to work with you!! I cannot thank you enough for all your patients with me through this. I would not hesitate to recommend you to everyone I know looking to send out baskets.
Jon, Calgary, October 2014
Thank you, the baskets were a success!!!!
Gloria, Calgary, August 2014
I purchased a gift basket from Noreen at The Gift Designers & I was extremely impressed! Noreen asked a number of questions about the recipient to put together a personalized basket that he would really love. The quality of the goods were exceptional. I was really surprised she was able to put together something so lovely with the small budget that I gave her. We now have a few quotes from her for some promotional products and I cannot thank her enough for the time and effort. She met with us to show us some ideas, got the quotes back to me very quickly and even looked into other product lines that had pricing promotions. I would highly recommend the Gift Designers for corporate gifting, promotional products and even personal gift baskets for special occasions!
Melissa, Calgary, July 2014
Our first French compliment!!
Your baskets are simply better than the rest. I’m not sure what to call it, they have a bit of a different flair … they are je ne sais quoi.
Heather, Calgary, June 2014
The baskets were amazing!! Completely fit the theme of our event perfectly! Thank you.
Lyndsay, Calgary, June 2014
Aw! Perfect. Thank you so much for your great customer service. The boys texted me. They were all about the German beer.
Lisa, Fort McMurray, June 2014
Thank-you The Gift Designers. You continue to make me look like a star to my tenants.
Jeff, Calgary, June 2014
Thank you Rachel for the quote. Thanks also for the speedy delivery this morning. The basket looks beautiful as usual. I always get lots of compliments. 🙂
Kathy, Calgary, May 2014
Thank you very much for putting together the gift basket and delivering it as well. He loved it. I will certainly use your services again. Thank you.
Denise, Ontario, May 2014
Perfect, awesome, you cats are the best! Highly recommended to anyone.
Jonathon, Calgary, May 2014
I love the basket you created for my Clients. You really knocked it outta the park!
Rick, Calgary, March 2014
Many thanks for your thoughtfulness in putting together a Christmas Hamper for my son
Liam in Calgary. It was awesome from all accounts and very much appreciated.
Mary, Australia, January 2014
Good Afternoon, I just wanted to pass along the comments I received from my colleagues, the recipients of the gift basket, and to thank you for delivering such a beautiful gift.
First of all, I received a picture of the basket and it looked absolutely beautiful. They also exclaimed how wonderfully fresh, flavourful and perfect the fruit was. (Wherever you’re sourcing the produce – stay with it!!). The chocolates were excellent and the crackers and cheese were a hit. They also enjoyed the caramel popcorn. In fact, the fruit was so delicious, my friend had trouble sharing with her husband. LOL! Anyway, great job. I will continue to use your services and I really appreciate your handling of the specific details of my order right from scheduling of the delivery to the content that brought sheer enjoyment of the recipients in receiving your baskets.
Lori, Calgary, January 2014
Just wanted to pass along a big “thank you” and praise for the basket you made. Ashley called me in tears last night saying it was so fancy and one of the nicest gifts she’s ever received. Thank you for being so efficient and making such a nice gift. Will definitely use you again!
Brittany, Calgary, January 2014
Thank you very much for the great service Rachel and Courtney! It was a real pleasure!
Andrea, Ontario, December 2013
I have never seen such beautifully put together packages in my life! I love them and the time you took to go out and get it all is so very appreciated! Merry Christmas and we look forward to doing plenty more business with you.
Nola, Calgary, December 2013
Thank you for everything you did for us this Christmas, the baskets were all a huge hit, they all looked fantastic, that I wanted to keep them all. I look forward to doing more in the coming year personal and business.
Leila, December 2013
Noreen, They were delighted and on a chocolate high by 3:30 that afternoon. Always nice to do something nice for people who are nice. I will certainly be contacting you again. Thank you and Merry Christmas.,
Shirley, Regina, December 2013
I am writing to let you know that I really appreciate the way you dealt with my request and delivered the lovely basket on time to my daughter and son-in-law today in Cochrane at their brand new home. They were thrilled to receive their “Basket of fun”. From my initial enquiry, to the prompt email responses from both you and Rachel with all the options and to the lovely end product and the billing, all very professional and timely. Thank you so much. I am sure you will hear from me again for future orders.
Jill, New Zealand, November 2012
The gift basket was Perfect. My daughter was very impressed. Fruit was fresh! The item arrived on time and she said the girl delivering it was very nice. Excellent!!
Mary, London, Ontario, August 2013
Thank you, Noreen, I thought I would take a quick moment to let you know how impressed I have been with your company, I simply did a Google search for gift basket suppliers here in Calgary and was very impressed with your selection. Then when I called to ask some questions Courtney was very friendly & helpful and equally so when I called back to place the order a few weeks later. Then once the gift basket arrived it was even more beautiful than it appeared online and was very well received by its recipient. Then I received the ‘Thank You’ card today and was yet again very impressed.
Thank you for a wonderful experience, I will definitely be using your company again as well as recommending you to others!
Melanie, Calgary, July 2013
All baskets are amazing as usual, love your delivery lady – she is sweet , kind and so friendly.
P.s. The ladies LOVED the baskets and said that they have never received anything so nice as those baskets – they all had smiles …
Leila, Calgary, July 2013
I just want to compliment the person who dropped my 4 baskets off this morning. Our front desk person said, “she is absolutely wonderful, such a pleasure to deal with”. So, thank you all for going above and beyond! Great Customer service rarely gets recognized so I wanted to ensure that we complimented you and your team on always being so wonderful to deal with.
Sherilee, Calgary, June 2013
Love the baskets and so far so do the new home owners.
Bev, Calgary June 2013
Thank you SO much – she really loved it !! Your company is amazing!!
Jana, Washington, USA, March 2013
He got the basket and it was amazing! He loved it! 🙂 I saw pictures and it was just perfect! Thank you 🙂
Fari, Pakistan, February 2013
Oh thank you so very much !! By the way, our Grandson was very pleased with his bear and the goodies!
Betty, Edmonton, February 2013
Dear Noreen & Courtney,
Thank you very much for the baskets you provided for our 2013 Kick Off Party. They were gorgeous and professional and a huge hit!
Calgary, January 2013
To The Gift Designers,
Just a quick email to Thank you very much for sending out my order to my family at Strathmore, My sister in law loved the gift.
You made gift giving so easy from so far away!
Will certainly use you again in the very near future.
Kindest regards and Merry Christmas!
Jody, New Zealand, December 2012
Firstly I’d like to say that you have the loveliest couriers ever! Such great people. Thank you so much for all of your help and incredible hard work with this! We appreciate it so much!
Shannon, Calgary, December 2012
Thanks for the photo.
We did get a reply from the recipient and she loved the gift. Thanks for “doing it right” for us. You provide excellent customer service!!! We are so happy we were referred to you as you do a great job. When we want to send anymore gifts to our friends & family in Calgary, I have kept your contact information.
Marj, Saskatchewan, November 2012
I just wanted to follow up with you from last week: The baskets were a big hit! We would absolutely use The Gift Designers for our welcome baskets in the future.
Thanks for all your help with this – I’m looking forward to working with you again soon!
Calgary, September 2012
Dear Courtney, Thank you so much. My sister, Andrea, was so happy with your lovely basket and your great personal service! You made her 50th birthday one she will always remember.
Carmen, Quebec, September 2012
Thanks so much for doing an awesome job on the basket – it was just what I was hoping for.
Barb, Calgary, September 2012
He loved it and you saved the day!!!! Thanks so much. I will definitely use your services again!!!
Karen, Fort McMurrary, September 2012
Before I met Noreen at The Gift Designers, I was completely lost on how to effectively thank each one of my clients for their patience and cooperation through their mortgage approval. I used to wander through Home Depot, Ikea and other stores settling for gift cards, never knowing if my client has used or received them.
The Gift Designers truly work hard to help you make an impression with each and every gift you give. I can safely say that over 95% of my clients who receive a gift basket are either shooting me a sincere “thank-you” over email or giving me a shout directly to show their appreciation.
A gift designed by The Gift Designers leaves a lasting impression with all my clients, saves me time, money and is a key contributor to repeat business. Thank you Noreen for all of your help over the past year…you deserve a gift basket!!
Gregg, Calgary, January 2012
That’s great!! The Project manager that wanted the basket sent is really thrilled with what you pulled together. You have definitely found a spot in my rolodex!
Nicola, Calgary, November 2011
Hello Ladies at The Gift Designers! He just received it & they’re all tearing into it as I type!! He loves it!!! 🙂 You ARE the bestest in ALL the land!
Nadia, Calgary, November 2011
I found you online and your baskets seemed to have many of the items we were looking for and then when I called you were willing to customize, so I went with you. You were great to work with and will definitely let my friends in Calgary know about your business.
Michelle, Regina, August 2011
Thanks very much! We just heard from our friends and they were bowled over! The basket is a huge hit and they love it. Thanks so much for your personal touch and for helping us make our very dear friends’ day with a customized basket that reflected their tastes. That meant the world. Take care and keep up the amazing work.
Jane, Calgary, August 2011
I found your card in the fruit basket, and I just wanted to pass on a note to you. I’ve received quite a few baskets from your company (I am a lucky girl :)) and they have all been beautiful and unique – but this one was spectacular. The fruit was amazing – I still cannot believe those strawberries, one of them was a complete snack!
We now have an amazing selection of fruit in our fridge, from mangoes and kiwis to a whole pineapple! My kids and I are in fruit heaven!
Thank you so much for the obvious effort and care that you put into your work. I’ve kept your card and will be passing it on to all of my friends….
I love this service; I’m going to put you on speed dial!
Carol, Ontario, January 2011
Noreen, Anna and Janet were very impressed with their gift baskets. They said the products were of the finest quality and the presentations were beautiful!
Colleen, Phoenix, USA, February 2011
Just wanted to know that your basket was received, and that they were really impressed. They said they’d never seen such a nice gift basket before and loved everything in it and found it very useful
Nicole, Calgary, July 2010
Noreen, I immediately received a thank you call from my banker once she received the gift basket. Money well spent…thank you!
Erin, Calgary, September 2010
Looks like the gift was delivered and well-received!!! She thanked me so much for the beautiful gift, and said it contained her ‘favorite things’ She said “…you are a precious, wonderful person…I was so touched.” Thanks for taking care of this for me; I couldn’t have done it without you
I just wanted to thank you for the great customer service (which seems increasingly hard to find these days). Shelley called and said she dove right into the chocolate. Again, just wanted you to know that I appreciate your time and effort
Noreen!!! Thank you…you didn’t need to go crazy girl!!! We really appreciate what you did for us, and so quickly!!! Thank you VERY much. I will be sure to use you at xmas time when we send out baskets to our clients, or any other time we send out corporate gifts for that matter! You’re the best.
It was such a pleasure to talk to you yesterday and I thank you for taking care of my friend and making the transition to 50 easier to handle. After all, chocolates make everything so much better. When I checked my email today this is what my friend had to say: “THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! You sure know me well When I got home today I just about fainted as what did my eyes behold ‘my drug of choice, chocolate and then more chocolate’ and so beautifully done!!!!”.So we made an “ole girl” happy. Thank you.
K. Mcmullan, Oakville, ON
The Hockey Basket you designed for the silent auction was a huge hit at the tournament this weekend. I think it was the highest bid item — all the hockey kids wanted it (even beat out a Jarome Iginla limited edition print).
I would like to thank you for the AMAZING job on the basket that you created for me yesterday. I have ordered several items from Calgary for various people and you have by far impressed me the most! The package was beautiful & creative. You didn’t over charge me (this has happened many times in the past) and the item was delivered when you said it would. The items were also not damaged (again, a first). Next time a friend or myself needs a basket for any reason I WILL give them your name. Again, I am very impressed with your work.
KF, Slave Lake
I was just at my sister’s home this past weekend and she was STILL raving about the gorgeous basket that you had delivered to her 2 months ago. It’s nice to know that we can be confident in what we order “sight unseen” all the time and know that those who receive our gifts of appreciation feel that uniqueness that goes in to each basket created. Thank you
I so appreciate your creativity and responsiveness
BH, Corporate, Toronto
By the way – everyone LOVED them! You make us look so good and I thank you for the extra special touches you do in presentation of the baskets
At the last minute during the Christmas rush, you pulled through for us, you gave us custom baskets and were able to add our special touch to them. On be half of our company I can not express how happy we were with the results. Thanks, you truly are Gift designers!
TMM, Construction, Calgary
From the very first contact, Noreen made a professional and classy impression. Our salespeople have been using the Gift Designers for some months and greatly appreciate the work that they do and the very beneficial service they provide in creating a first class impression with their clients. Personally, I will not hesitate in using The Gift Designers again.
KC, Real Estate, Calgary
The gift basket was fabulous. Our clients were very impressed when they received and opened the gift basket you created. Thank you for helping me make a great impression on my clients
JK, Realtor, Calgary
Thank you so much for the lovely basket of goodies that you sent to us. Totally unexpected…but it added such an element of surprise wondering who would have sent such a yummy gift. Whoever you used, they did a beautiful job creatively displaying the contents in such an attractive manner. So, thanks for thinking of us. We’ve enjoyed sampling its goodies