La Biscotteria's award-winning artist, Angela Buonocore, known for her unique creativity and flair, assembles the specialty baskets by hand, creating ornate flourishes using colorful ribbons, vibrant gift wrapping paper and dazzling ornaments from her native
Angela welcomes her clients to schedule an appointment with her to discuss unique & personalized custom gifts.
Want to impress your gift basket recipient?....Don't delay, send a custom gift basket by Angela today!
~"BUILD YOUR OWN"~
Gift Baskets according to your budget and needs…
You may add products to include into the gift basket by selecting from the online categories listed in our "Shop Online" page (see categories below). Please keep in mind that holiday products are available during that season and may be ordered then for your custom gift basket order with Angela. One popular example often requested is when many of her clients include personal products (i.e. jams, wine, cheese, fruit, music CD's, DVD movies, etc.) to be placed into their gift basket theme.
STATIONERY & DECORATIVE PAPER
How can I build a custom gift basket according to my budget and needs?
ANSWER: You may do so by dropping off (at the La Biscotteria bakery shop in Redwood City) your purchased basket of any size or shape (i.e. Michael’s Craft store or Jo-Ann’s Fabrics, etc.) along with your personal detailed instructions (a note addressed to Angela either by e-mail or handwritten/typed note) and enclose it into the basket along with any other items you wish for her to add (i.e. ornamentation, bows, ribbons, products like handmade jam, bottle of wine, cheese, etc.) from La Biscotteria gourmet products in our shop. You may leave these items (drop-off basket, detailed note + products) with any customer service sales associate. Once Angela receives it, the assembly begins as it will be ready for the pick-up date you have requested in your note. If Angela has any questions, please be sure to include your telephone number.
The gift basket will be ready for you on the specified date you would like for it to be picked up. Please keep in mind La Biscotteria’s OPEN store hours by visiting our “Contact Us” page on our website or listening to the updated telephone-recorded message.
*Simple Gift Basket Wrapping Fee: $15 per basket
This fee does NOT include basket. You may bring your own. Please drop-off basket with attached note for Angela at the bakery.
*Basket supplied by Angela: $25 per basket
This includes cellophane wrapping and the La Biscotteria Ribbon; no additional ornamentation is used in this selection.
*Last Minute Order Requests for next day or that same week when items are dropped off: $75 Fee
Please be aware of this service fee and try to place all your orders early NOT last minute during our busy holiday season.
[Holiday Order Requests MUST be placed in: JUNE, JULY, or AUGUST and NO later than SEPTEMBER]
Gift basket fees vary depending on the complexity of the baskets contents, ornamentation and materials used in the themed selection. This quote will be given once Angela is presented with the items for use in the "BUILD YOUR OWN" Gift Basket according to your budget and needs.
~CORPORATE & PRIVATE CLIENTS~
Angela's hourly rate for large corporate and private client orders is $75. This does not include product, gift basket, ornamentation and special ribbon. A display of her work is available upon e-mail request. Angela strongly suggests to place large gift basket orders prior to the holidays. There will be a $100 gratuity fee for any orders placed during the month of December. It is preferable to start planning in early summer by setting up an appointment with Angela to discuss gift basket details and pick up dates scheduled for December. Remember organization is key; therefore, planning and thinking about your holiday gift orders will expedite this process and cost. Gift basket shipping & handling is available at an additional charge of $75 per basket depending on shipping weight, destination and delivery time (see SHIPPING FEES). Please keep in mind that there is a fee for any last minute orders taken by Angela. You must place your orders in the months of JUNE, JULY or AUGUST and NO later than SEPTEMBER. Any orders placed after that date will be subject to the $100 fee. PLEASE DO NOT DELAY or Angela will have to turn you AWAY!
* IMPORTANT *
During the Christmas holiday, Angela receives a high demand for gift baskets orders. Angela's gift baskets holiday creations sell out quickly due to exceedingly popular demand once displayed throughout the bakery. Therefore, it is best that you place your orders before October 1st for scheduled gift baskets pick-up in December. Angela will not be available for in person appointment consultation during the month of December. You may contact her directly to see if she may be able to accommodate your special last minute requests.
NO orders will be taken in December.
If you have not placed an order in advance, you may purchase only what is available in the store.
Remember...NO Orders, NO Baskets!
*Please keep in mind that there will be a $75 gratuity for any last minute gift-wrapping for those last minute walk-in customers who request this on the spot service.
All gift-wrapping and special requests must be requested via e-mailing email@example.com prior to walking into our bakery store.
We apologize if we cannot always accommodate any last minute gift wrapping as we are very busy in our production and have many large crowds of holiday shoppers to take care of and expedite the long lines out the door!
Angela's Gift baskets start at $75 up to skies the limit.
However, you may build your own according to your budget & needs.
Please do not forget to schedule an appointment with Angela as she will be looking forward to hearing from you!
"The Gift Basket Designer"
Angela is only available by appointment. Personal consultations are provided for special event favors, corporate orders, client’s custom gift-wrapping & gift basket theme/design planning. You may e-mail her directly to discuss future custom gift-wrapping tailored to your desire. Substitutions may be made according to the availability of certain basket materials and ornamentation. Angela makes every effort to duplicate the featured design as in her private portfolio or those occasionally featured at La Biscotteria bakery's shop display. Due to Angela's unique artistic interpretation of each basket creation, a catalog cannot speak volume of her work. Most of her gift baskets are one-of-a-kind creations which are never replicated unless requested by her clients. In order to allow her clients to take a sneak peek and also get an idea of her one-of-a-kind creations, Angela will provide images of several gift baskets professionally photographed from her private portfolio. She has a vast clientele including realtor's, computer tech industry, medical offices, law firms, politicians, celebrities and many other private clients.
Please, serious inquiries only.
E-mail requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the numerous requests and high demand for Angela's Artistic Gift Basket Designs, please understand that there are donation limitations and it will be given as a ONE TIME ONLY for the specific cause or event. Angela is extremely busy throughout the year and will need to be notified two months prior to the donation request.
We ask that ALL gift basket donation requests BRING their OWN basket, including gift basket wrapping materials (i.e. ribbon, fancy ornamentation such as floral, butterflies, birds, etc.), and any non-perishable gourmet products (not from La Biscotteria) suitable for the basket theme. Angela will inspect the gift wrapping materials and will get back to you for approval. These items need to be dropped off to the bakery shop, enclosed with a letter from the organization requesting the donation along with the following contact info (i.e. contact person's e-mail and telephone number) and the date indicated for gift basket pick up prior to the event. Please give ample time or the donation will not be filled in time.
La Biscotteria is happy to donate half the cost of the product(s), the
remaining will need to be paid by the person(s) or organization who is
asking for Angela's gift basket donation (i.e. La Biscotteria's bakery contents
total cost $100, then the organization or person requesting donation
Should you have any questions for Angela, please contact her ONLY via E-MAIL.