28Dec

Healthy New Years Resolutions You Can Keep in 2013

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New Year’s resolutions are a bit like puppies: They’re a fun idea but extremely difficult to maintain.
Every January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. A much smaller percentage of people actually follow through on those resolutions. The majority of people stick to their goals for the first week, and there on out, the percentages become smaller and smaller as the weeks progress.
It’s hard to keep up the enthusiasm months after you’ve swept up the New Years confetti, but it’s not impossible. This year, pick one of the following worthy resolutions, and stick with it. Here’s to your health!

1.) Eat Right & Exercise

Losing weight seems to be the number one objective for most Americans and it also is seemly the hardest goal to achieve. Realistically though, losing weight has no secret overnight-success-concoction. It’s all about eating right, exercising, determination, and self control. The vision of yourself with a perfect swimsuit-ready body is motivating, but is it enough? Probably not, but research shows that rewarding yourself along the way with small gifts is enough. In fact, people are 47% more likely to get the results they’re looking for by doing so. Start the year off right by rewarding yourself with a healthy treat like the Springtime Fruit and Cheese package from giftbasketsplus.com.

2.) Reduce Your Stress

A little Stress here and there won’t necessarily hurt but overtime stressors like work and money can develop serious health complications. Reduce your stress this year by giving yourself some of the things you feel you deserve. Indulge without overspending by giving yourself vacation-like experiences at home. For example, pamper yourself with a spa gift basket or bring the essence of Napa Valley to your home with a gourmet wine and cheese gift basket.

3.) Get More Fresh Air

All too often we get sucked into our TV’s, iPad’s, computer’s,  cell phones, pretty much anything with a screen. Spending more time outside is healthy for your mind and body. Find a new hobby or revisit an old one. Jump start your outdoors experience with some new gear! Grab a golf gift basket and get back into the swing of things, order a fishing gift basket and get hooked again, gear up for springtime with a gardening gift basket; anything to get yourself outside!

4.) Stay Connected

This year make it a point to stay connected with friends and family. Feel like old friends or family have fallen by the wayside? It’s good for your health to reconnect with them. Research suggests people with strong social ties live longer than those who don’t. In a technology-fixated era, it’s never been easier to stay in touch—or rejuvenate your relationship—with friends and family, so fire up Facebook and follow up with in-person visits, a surprise gift, or a party to bring everyone together.

Whatever you choose to make as your resolution this year, giftbasketsplus.com is here to help you achieve your goals and make 2013 your best year yet. Have a goal in mind that we haven’t covered? Feel free to let us know in a comment below what your plans are!

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18Dec

Best 2012 Christmas Gift Ideas from GiftBasketsPlus.com

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GiftBasketsPlus.com is truly well known for their unparalleled customer care. Their wide variety of Gift Baskets for any occasion and customer satisfaction has made GiftBasketsPlus.com an industry pioneer for nearly 15 years. This season they have chosen to publish their first ever buying guide to simplify their customers decision making process. With enjoyable and delicious categories, this gift guide truly surely has something for everyone’s taste buds.

For the Beer Enthusiast:
Beer in a basket! The beer guys and gals on the list will be effortlessly won over with the Christmas Ale’s basket. Annually  the brewers at Anchor Steam have produced an original and exceptional Christmas Ale. A rich, dark spiced ale, is their secret to spreading Christmas joy all of the years. Amaze someone with the gift of  a fresh tradition.

For the Health Nut:
The health nut on your list will go crazy over the Organic Fruit Sparkler Gift Basket. Crisp red and green organic apples, juicy organic oranges, fresh organic sparkling apple juice make this gift basket a healthy gift and delicious treat.

For the Chocoholic:
Melt the hearts of the chocoholics on your list with the Fantastic Godiva Tower. Who wouldn’t adore to see a tower of chocolate underneath of the tree? Various soft and          creamy milk and dark chocolate gems, extremely beautiful chocolate cashews, chocolate covered pretzels, all stuffed inside a a four-piece tower makes this a totally one-of-   a-kind surprise.

For the Caffeine Fiend:
Skip the Starbucks gift card and give the java or tea admirer on your list something they can appreciate from home. The Deluxe Starbucks Gift Basket will help keep their caffeine desires fulfilled completely straight into the New Year. It’s jam-packed with Starbucks top selling ground coffees, teas, and not to mention VIA for anyone on-the-go!

For the Cookie Monster:
A tub of over 140 mouth watering cookies will keep any cookie monster content. The Mrs. Fields Deluxe Cookie Selection basket offers a collection of bite sized cookie favorites and brownies from the notorious baking queen Mrs. Fields.

For the Wine Connoisseur:
Like chocolate, when buying wine, don’t just make do with any kind of wine tossed inside of a gift basket. The Holiday Party basket includes Two bottles of fine Reindeer Ranch wine. Amid fine treats like  Sonoma Jack cheese, crisp water crackers, Napa Valley mini mustard, chocolate covered walnuts this basket would be the ideal coupling for your wine connoisseur.

Giftbasketsplus.com has lots of  baskets loaded with edible and non-edible choices to assist you in making someone’s Christmas brilliant in 2012. From golf gift baskets to spa day baskets, the gift inspirations are never ending upon their easy to use website. Go to the site to discover each one of their fantastically fashioned tins, towers, boxes, stockings, and of course, gift baskets.

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