Monday, August 22, 2011

ACARE Box...Review & Giveaway!


Are we all in back to school mode yet?  I know some schools have already started and I know most college kids have left the nest, ready to be on their own for the semester.  When I think about sending my kiddos off to college (I know, a little loopy since it is so far off but they are my babies!!) I get all nerved up.  I know it is a natural progression into adulthood but being a grownup can be overwhelming and more than a little lonely at times.  When I was approached by ACARE Box about doing a review of their Freshman Survival Gift Basket I was excited about it.  I love the idea of a basket making its' way to a kid just starting off on a new adventure...such a sweet idea!

When the basket arrived it was so well done.  It was all packed in a black metal trash can and filled with all the things you could ever need for your dorm room...paper, pencils and sharpeners, hand sanitizer, reusable bowls, a laundry stain stick, a first aid kit and even goodies like microwavable chicken noodle soup and some candy.  This trash can (love the usefulness of the actual basket!!) was bursting with good ideas which would make any kid on their own feel more comfortable and at home.  I have to say it....I wish I was this creative but I am not.  Even if I was it would take me forever to gather all these thoughtful items with A,W&R in tow!  This basket retails for just $40 and to me that is a steal!  A basket (err...trash can!) filled with everything your kiddo away from home needs not to mention a sweet and thoughtful reminder that they are being thought of...for only $40!

ACARE Box has a big variety of baskets for purchase and they are all $40.  Some of my favorites are Welcome Home (housewarming) and Troop Carrier (made especially for troops away from home!)....

Every single basket is made to order with special thought going into every single one.  There is nothing generic in any of these baskets.  When you place the order, you give the age range of the recipient and the gender and there is space to add any notes or specifications.  The company is willing to work with you to create any type of basket you are in need of.  This is the ACARE Box motto (which I LOVE)...

"Completely Customized, Personalized, Individualized, Specialized, Patricularized, Unique-icized, CARE Boxes for the One You Love".

I have had the pleasure of working directly with Lei, the president of ACARE Box and who is also the person who puts the the baskets together.  She starting basket making in high school with her mom when they would create Freshman Care Packages for members of their church.  This is a passion of hers and it truly shows in her creations and in speaking with her, I just knew she was doing this from her heart.  ACARE Box is a company I feel makes a quality product and I also feel good about the company overall.  There is a person behind the business and the person loves what they do...for me, it does not get any better than that!

We all want to know our loved ones are thinking of us and we don't always have the time or creative juices (me!me!me!) to put something thoughtful together.  Work with ACARE Box to create something special for any occasion and let your loved one know they are on your mind.

Discount Alert:  Lei from ACARE Box is offering a $10 discount to Reviewed By Mom readers.  To get your discount visit www.acarebox.com and look around.  E-mail Lei at lei@acarebox.com to give her your feedback and she will give you a discount code.  OR visit the ACARE Box blog and leave a comment on any of her posts along with your e-mail and she will get you a code.  This is a great deal so don't miss out!!

I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky RBM reader will win an ACARE Box of their choice!  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...






116 comments:

cindy said...

I love the Freshman Survival basket.

cindy said...

Some other baskets that would be nice to see would be a birthday basket, missing you basket, just because.

Michelle said...

Very cute baskets! following from the MOnday hop!
Michelle
Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life

Rachel said...

Easter Kiddies

Rachel said...

I would like a chocolate covered fruit basket

Elizabeth said...

Dear valentine

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Mindi said...

I would send a Dear Valentine basket!
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Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I think a chocolate covered fruit basket

MomLovesDeals said...

I'd send a baby face basket to my friend! momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Hopping over to visit from the Monday hop and am now a new follower! :-)

blessings,
Lisa
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Heather! said...

I think the Freshman Survival Basket is AWESOME!! I would have loved something like that when I was in college. Heck, I'd love it now! :D

Thanks!
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Heather! said...

A Break-up Basket would be really cool. It could be called something like 'More Fish in the Sea' or something with a more positive spin than 'break-up', but could have all the goodies we girls typically love to indulge in when we are heartbroken (CHOCOLATE!). Maybe there could even be another one for guys!

(I love this sort of gift!)

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Yummy Boy Mummy said...

I'd send the Welcome Home basket to my sister. She is closing on her 1st home in Sept! :)

Darlene said...

I would love the Baby Face basket for my new daughter-in-law that is going to have a baby in Feb.

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Hifam said...

I think the baby face gift is the one I would be most likely to send. So fun!

Marissa, Brianna, Benny, & Tara said...

I like the teacher basket.

dailymom said...

I would love to share the baby face basket!
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Robin Quick said...

I like the freshman survival basket.. could send it to anyone in my family.

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Robin Quick said...

I think a Romance/Lovers basket would be a great basket.

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My4boysand1 said...

I would love the Pretty in Pink.

Sarah said...

I think it would be Baby Face, or Troop Carrier.

My4boysand1 said...

Anniversary baskets would be cool!

Yoga Mommy said...

My mom loves apples I would send her the Welcome Home basket.

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Yoga Mommy said...

I would also love to see a basket for Get well someone in the hospital or sick. With snacks, dry hair shampoo, etc.

ape2016 said...

I like the freshman survival basket

ape2016 said...

I would also like to see a graduation gift box

Gina said...

Love the Pretty in Pink

Gina said...

I would also like to see a garden box or a vampire box for my daughters who love all things vamp!

Hifam said...

I think another great basket idea is one for kid's bdays. I was thinking of a princess one for little girls and a cars one for little boys.

Ronda said...

i would send my granddaughter the Easter Kiddies basket
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pmernick said...

I would love to send the Welcome Home basket to a friend who just moved to another state.
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Mommy to a lil lady[bug] said...

I like the baby face would be a nice gift for a friend!

damiesmom said...

pretty in pink
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amweeks said...

I'd love to send the Freshman Survival basket to a friend's daughter who just left for college!

Elena said...

–°hocolate –°overed Fruit Basket

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Elena said...

Get Well Basket filled with fruits, vitamins, healthy snacks would be nice when someone is sick.

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Melissa said...

I like the "Welcome Home" basket and the "All About Dad" basket.

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Melissa said...

I'd like to see an "All bout Mom" basket :)

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Terri said...

I would send the "Baby Face" care box! :-)

Terri said...

I would like to see Birthday Baskets or boxes for children.

karenmed409 said...

Love to ship the Troop Carrier to my brother
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JMyers666 said...

I would ship the Baby Face basket to my sister-in-law. She's due in October with her 3rd!

frugalmommieof2 said...

I love pretty in pink
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Beckee said...

I love the baby face one!

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

I think the Pretty in Pink or Freshman Survival!

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

another theme i would love to see is something for grandparents

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LeighSabey said...

The baby face basket is really cute!

Shannon said...

I would probably get the easter basket!

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Pam L. said...

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I love the baby face basket

Anonymous said...

I would love to give my daughter the Pretty in Pink gift basket!

Maryann D.
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Anonymous said...

I would love to see a gift basket for a Special Mother!

Maryann
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Melissa said...

I love the freshman survival kit


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Melissa said...

Would love to see Halloween basket or candy lovers basket



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Kimberly said...

The Welcome Home Basket is very cute
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littleangel_mw said...

I like the freshman survival basket.


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littleangel_mw said...

A theme I would like to see : birthday

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Dana said...

Pretty In Pink for my sweet baby girl! dmatthews38751@yahoo.com

Dana said...

Something with Peace signs for my teenager would be nice. dmatthews38751@yahoo.com

Rebekah said...

I like the Freshman Survival gift basket.
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Rebekah said...

I like the Pretty in Pink basket. Another one would be a Mommy time out basket for time alone or something like that.
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martha yusko said...

i would like the chocolate covered fruit basket its so cute
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Megan said...

I'd probably order the Pretty in Pink basket
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pinkghosta said...

i would choose baby face
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I love the All About Dad box

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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ArtsyChaos said...

Ooo Fun!! I might send the All About Dad basket to my stepdad for his birthday. I REALLY like the housewarming basket and my oldest son and his wife are moving soon, but they are not coffee drinkers. :(
~Wendy

ArtsyChaos said...

Get well soon box for someone needing a little extra care after arriving home from the hospital maybe?
~Wendy

melissa said...

The home one is adorable!

Kids birthday baskets would be a good one to do..

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soccermom1 said...

I like the valentines basket
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AmberFaith said...

I love the Baby Face basket!

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Anonymous said...

love hte Baby Face Basket
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Anonymous said...

i think a breakup basket would be a good idea.
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Pam L. said...

I also like the idea of a troop basket

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Robin said...

I would probably have the freshman survival basket sent to my son who will be going back to college as a junior, but they are never too old to get care packages.
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

commented on the acarebox blog post about the little girl Rachel who died in the car accident but had set up a giving fund even before her death
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Robin said...

anniversary baskets would be great
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Hannah said...

Id get the freshman survival basket and send it to a friend!
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Hannah said...

I'd like to see a basket for ' just because' , and one that would be appropriate to send to a grandparent or older shut in.
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linda brooks said...

I would pick the Freshman Survival Basket.

Missy L said...

I'd send the Freshman Survival basket

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Eve said...

The Freshman Survival is my favorite pack by far

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Amy W. said...

I like the Baby Face basket. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Amy W. said...

I would like to see a Movie themed gift basket. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

frugalmommieof2 said...

Pretty in Pink

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HomemadeBaby said...

The baby box would be great for new moms (my friend is having her baby soon)! Love the dad basket too, because it is tough to find gifts for my husband.
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✿Heather S✿ said...

I would send pretty in pink to my aunt!

Anonymous said...

How can you not love the baby face basket? Too cute
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Jessica Peeling said...

The Pretty in Pink, I would send to my grandma :) jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

Jessica Peeling said...

I would like to see a basket for moms, a sympathy basket, and a graduate basket! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

Shell Holland said...

I like the welcome home box!

Shell Holland said...

A get well soon basket would be nice!

BethElderton said...

I like the Welcome Home! These aree lovely!Thank you for introducing me to this great company, since all of my family lives in other cities.
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Michelle Spayde said...

The Pretty in Pink! OH wait, that would be for ME! Well guess I would still send that one!

Michelle Spayde said...

I'd like to also see a spa basket!

Nancy said...

I'd send Welcome Home to my daughter!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

I'd like to see a Get Well Soon/ Feel Better basket.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Samantha Brown said...

I would like to try the freshmen survival kit :) my baby brother just left for college and i think this would be a great surprise for him :) Thank you for the wonderful Giveaway :) comet93384@yahoo.com

comet93384 said...

I would like to see a remembering the troops basket :)

A Mom's Take said...

Freshman care box! :) That's cute!!
(Janel C.)

Almost Crazy Coupon Lady said...

i like them all but the babyface would make a good gift for a friend who is expecting

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