Looking a gift horse in the mouth may turn a party into an etiquette lesson, whereas looking a gift basilisk in the eyes will turn the birthday girl to stone. Give curse-free gifts and goods with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of gift baskets stuffed with imported Italian treats from Belle Basket’s online store. Shipping costs range from $9 to $15, depending on location.
Belle Basket's gift baskets whet appetites with imported Italian cheeses, olive oils, sauces, pastas, and chocolates. The Pasta Night gift basket preps recipients for neighborhood fork-twirling contests with one pound of imported pasta, sauce, and an oil-and-vinegar blend, all nestled inside a colander ($74.99). A brick of grated parmesan cheese (approximately $13.99/pound) completes the meal like Robin completes most of Batman's blog entries. The fruit basket is a woven cradle of juicy treats including oranges, kiwis, and a pineapple ($35.99), and the Perugina Jewels box organizes imported Italian chocolates for easy selection ($25.56). Enjoy a basket by yourself or present one to a pal during the holidays or jury duty.