All About Us


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Welcome to BearTown Baskets, in beautiful New Bern, NC! We have moved and changed our name (from Gift Basket Villas), to better reflect our quaint little town of bears.


Bear Town Baskets was created to provide exceptional gifts, one of a kind that makes the recipient feel special. We handcraft your gifts for all of life's special occasions. What began as a long planned out dream has expanded into a creative gifting boutique. Our corporate and marketing gifts are exceptional, made with care and beautifully decorated with a hand-tied ribbons and bows. These can be personalized with the gift message.


With a growing reputation for excellence, BearTown Baskets is a click away for your deluxe food baskets and premium gifts to suit any sentiment. As one of the NC's leading providers of gift baskets, we aim to be the last word in luxury and the first choice of the gourmet.


We know that when you send a gift, it reflects both you and your relationship with the recipient. We treat every aspect with the utmost care - from content through design and presentation.

We ensure that our products are distinctive, ensuring the utmost in quality at a price that's hard to beat.


  • Made to order customization and personalizations available for Larger Orders.

  • We create a product tailored to meet your budget and requirements

  • Personalization of Products with your Corporate Logo and include a custom gift-card or other branded media

  • All gifts include a personalized gift message

  • A range of flexible payment options, including Credit Card, pay pal, checks.

  • Quick & hassle-free ordering for multiple gifts to different addresses.

  • Discounts and Incentives Available for Bulk Purchases – see our website or call for details


Below are some of the gifts and stories, the best part of this business.

Be sure to send me your stories, I'd love to share them. Also, make sure to use the discount code below.

Gifting Stories

Sending a gift to a long lost Grandma: A heartfelt story.


I Delivered a gift (from someone from Texas) to their Grandmother in NC. What I loved was that she lives in a retirement "Villa" (which is a tiny room) and she is so beautifully dressed with her pearls. I sent a delivery confirmation with her picture.

Response that warms my heart! "Brenda, you just made our day. We haven't seen a picture of "Grandmother" for several years. She is the mother of my late husband. We definitely will use you again." Barb



Surprise your college pal:

college-room-mate-gift-basket.jpgThe guy in the picture, received an unexpected package from his best friend from college that said "You Rock". The sender also asked that I sing the song - 'We Will Rock You' I explained that I am the world's worst singer! This guy started singing it and I joined in (my friends and family would be horrified) but we were so caught up in the moment. I asked permission to take his picture. He was so excited, he got his college coffee mug to send his friend a picture. The friend thought it was an awesome thing for a gift company to do. He loved the picture and had a lasting memory.


Or your crazy hat gal pal:


 We specialize in creating gifts with that WOW factor, from  corporate gift baskets to the smallest and quaintest event favors that they will 'ohh and ahh' about. Gift Basket Villas makes it easy, just let us know colors, style, likes and dislikes. We will make something that will make you stand out from the crowd. We have numerous ways to personalize and customize your gifts - we can use your promotional items or create ones for you, imprinted your name, company information on ribbons, and create labels with your logo or motto. We assure you, your gifts will be remembered

 Here's a link to our Blog:

 Take care, and make sure you send us a note.

Brenda & Gerry




Some of our favorite gourmet Christmas food gift ideas to celebrate the season are: Send Bear Town Baskets beautiful gift baskets & boxes filled with delicious food and treats, finished with a handmade and hand tied bow, would be a wonderful way to have gourmet food gifts delivered. Ourspecialty gifts will certainly offer you and your loved ones the ideal treat for every occasion, large or small and any budget. We offer many of our Christmas gift baskets, gift boxes, and gift towers in a range of sizes to make it easy to find one that’s just right for your needs. Bear Town Baskets has been crafting specialty gifts, Christmas gift baskets, and gourmet food gifts for decades. If you want the highest quality gourmet food, luxury food gifts, and the best holiday gift baskets delivered, you’ve come to the right place. Many of our specialty gifts are from right here in North Carolina.