There are several traditions and rituals when celebrating Easter. Traditions and rituals include Easter egg hunts, egg painting, eating anything and everything chocolate, and a whole lot more. Be sure to read up on all of the below fun Easter facts in order to impress the table, and learn some exciting reasons behind the above Easter traditions.

To all those men out there who have missed the Valentine’s Day gifting memo, well here it is! This is a day that might as well be a statutory holiday. Pink flowers, red roses, boxes of chocolates, red wine and more!! All of the mentioned items are not wants on Valentine’s Day, but are simply the terms on which that significant other will either keep you around or kick ya to the curb. That’s why we, at Nutcracker Sweet, are here for the betterment of your relationship! Gifting the perfect basket of chocolates is the ultimate way to a women’s heart, not to mention that side of wine and a big red bow to top it all off. Our handcrafted baskets are built to perfection as each item is carefully placed and properly positioned to live up to the occasion. From truffles to Lindt chocolates, cheese platters, nuts of all sorts, and bread dippers just to name a few! If you want it, we got it!To all men; a simple basket will scream I love you! For the sole reason that all of your ladies’ guilty pleasures are all packed in this beautiful presentation!

It's the most wonderful time of the year and the Nutcracker team is so excited! You might have guessed and it might go without saying, but we'll say it anyway… We love the holiday season! Something about the smell of peppermint and pine trees makes us smile, and we can't help but share that happiness with all of you. Over the years, we've learned a thing or two about making your gift recipients happy.

Halloween sure is a fun holiday. I used to see it as a sort-of candy Christmas! And of course all the fun of dressing up and putting together a costume ahead of time! As adults, we can forgo the festivities because we might be focused on the kids' fun! But Halloween or harvest parties have really started to become more popular, and they’re just for us grown-ups! If you’re not already attending one, why not start one of your own! Everyone can always use a good costume contest -- you really get to see your guests’ creativity (and humour) come out! Here at Nutcracker Sweet, we take these festivities seriously and we’re proud of it -- it’s what we do!

Are you looking for a fantastic gift basket company in the downtown core? Well look no further! Nutcracker Sweet has a store conveniently located in the heart of the Financial District in downtown Toronto.  Whether you’re working at a business, living in the area, visiting the city or anything In between please feel free to drop by our store – grab a catalogue, browse our gift basket selection, and on some days, enjoy a delicious chocolate treat! In downtown Toronto, people speed through walkways and sidewalks as they proceed with their crazy busy schedules, however, everyone can’t help but stop and stare at the beautiful gift baskets showcased in our storefront!  In fact, if you’ve ever walked the PATH (Toronto’s underground pedestrian walkway) I would bet you’ve seen our store! Nutcracker Sweet is located along the PATH, through Commerce Court West, just inside the doors of Scotia Plaza.

Rosh Hashanah is a very special holiday here at Nutcracker Sweet. Just like with all of the other holidays, our design team is busy coming up with beautiful arrangements and concepts, and our assembly team is always making sure we have more than enough stock on hand should you need to pop-in for a last minute gift! Each basket is filled with holiday favourites including apple chips, honey and other delicious sweets and treats. With varying price points, every assortment is built in a unique bowl or dish. If you’re looking for something for sharing, our trays make a great option! Filled with lots of chocolate and yummy snacks, they make the perfect addition to the holiday table! Don’t forget to ask about our ceramic dishes and strictly Kosher options should they be of interest to you as well!

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, holiday or special occasion, gift baskets are always something nice to receive, so think of Nutcracker Sweet the next time you need a creative gift. We have two convenient pickup locations in Toronto. Our head office is located just west of the intersection of Sheppard Avenue and Allen Road at 3717 Chesswood Drive. We also have an express store located in downtown Toronto right in the heart of the financial district. Conveniently located in Scotia Plaza, we are easily accessible from the PATH as well as many other locations in the downtown core. If you’re not able to come in and pick out a gift basket, no worries – our full selection can be viewed online on our website! Our team of experienced gift giving experts are also available by phone to assist you with your choice. And how will it get there? Not to worry! We have local couriers, as well as ones that deliver throughout Canada and the United States.

What goes into our gift baskets is not set in stone… it’s set in cellophane and tied with a bow—meaning it can be easily changed! At Nutcracker Sweet, though we value tradition, we also value the idea of being progressive and innovative, and always being on the hunt for the best new products, because we know there is always room for improvement on our baskets. As many of our clients who have been with us for years know, all of our baskets’ contents change often—sometimes every few years, and sometimes even from one year to another. We often consider the feedback we get from our customers about different products very seriously. Products that get great approval ratings are left in, but the items that our customers feel could be better are always being replaced with something better!

Father's Day is a time to celebrate everything your dad has done for you. It can be hard to figure out what to get dads for a gift as they tend to always say they don’t need anything! But here at Nutcracker Sweet gift giving is our specialty, so we’re sure we have something he will like. We made a page especially dedicated to the gifts we think your dad will love!

You might think that all there is to a gift basket is packing a bunch of goodies into a basket, wrapping it up and tying a bow on... but it’s really not that simple! We work very hard to make sure that our gift baskets have the best quality items, that they look amazing, and even that the container itself is perfect. Right now at Nutcracker Sweet the photo shoot for our 2016 catalogue is taking place! Can you believe that it's only June and already we're thinking about concepts for next year's catalogue?! Even better, we're thinking about Christmas in the summer