1-800-FLOWERS.COM(R) Launches Martha Stewart Gift Baskets

An Array of Inspired Martha Stewart Gift Baskets Adds a Special Touch to the Holiday Season

CARLE PLACE, N.Y., Dec. 15 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- The holiday season is a very special time of year and finding unique and personal gifts for your friends and family can be challenging. This season, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, INC., (Nasdaq: FLWS), the world's largest florist and gift shop, launches Martha Stewart Gift Baskets, bringing elegant style and special touches to the holiday shopping season.

Choose from an array of seven unique signature baskets that offer delicious treats from cheeses to gourmet delights.

"The wide assortment of delicious gourmet foods and the touch of traditional Nantucket rattan baskets are a reflection of our dedication to providing the finest quality specialty gifts to our customers," says Jim McCann, CEO and founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. "As the Martha Stewart assortment continues to grow, our customers can continue to expect uniquely inspired products that will leave a lasting impression."

Taking inspiration from her favorite foods and her lifelong tradition of gifting specially created food gifts during the holidays, this gift basket collection features delectable epicurean foods from savory to sweet.

Martha Stewart Gift Baskets include the Breakfast in Maine Gift Basket, stocked with some of the favorite morning foods Martha likes to serve while in residence at her Desert Island vacation home in Maine. The Martha Stewart Gourmet Tea Gift Basket offers the typical refreshments of a classic English afternoon tea and includes shortbread cookies, fine estate tea, honey, plum jam, and more.

For the world traveler on your gift list, the Martha Stewart Foods of Italy Gift Basket will make a thoughtful present. It features the perfect ingredients for cooking up a splendid gourmet Italian meal: dry-cured prosciutto ham, Parmigiano cheese, tomato sauce, pasta, and Italian virgin olive oil. The French Country Gift Basket features traditional goodies from the countryside, with dry-sausage, fine cheeses, mustard, a selection of jams, and pleasantly tart cornichons.

The Martha Stewart All American Cheese Sampler tray is made up of domestic American cheese favorites and pantry staples, just-right for an impromptu gathering. Packaged in a lovely woven rattan Nantucket basket tray, it's stocked with delicious snacking cheeses, handmade crackers, and a flavorful fig preserve to cap our savory cheeses with a bit of sweet.

Gift giving need not be challenging this holiday season--choose from fine-crafted cheeses to luscious fruits to the complete makings for a hearty Maine breakfast. Martha Stewart Gift Baskets are the perfect answer for holiday gifts. Prices range from $69.95 to $149.95, so sending a loved one a Martha Stewart Gift Basket is a tasteful way to say, "Happy Holidays!"

About 1-800-FLOWERS.COM

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is the world's leading florist and a provider of specialty gifts for all occasions. For more than 30 years, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. has been providing customers with fresh flowers and the finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, balloons and plush stuffed animals perfect for every occasion. 1-800-FLOWERS(R), is one of the top 50 online retailers by Internet Retailer, as well as 2008 Laureate Honoree by the Computerworld Honors Program and the recipient of ICMI's 2006 Global Call Center of the Year Award, offers the best of both worlds: exquisite arrangements created by some of the nation's top floral artists and hand-delivered the same day, and spectacular flowers shipped overnight from its Fresh From Our Growers(R) collection. As always, 100% satisfaction and freshness are guaranteed. The Company's BloomNet(R) international floral wire service provides a broad range of quality products and value-added services designed to help professional florists grow their businesses profitably.

The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, "Gift Shop" also includes gourmet gifts such as popcorn and specialty treats from The Popcorn Factory(R); exceptional cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl&Co.(R); premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May(R) confections brands; gourmet foods from Greatfood.com(R); wine gifts from Ambrosia(R); gift baskets from 1-800-BASKETS.COM(R) and DesignPacsm as well as Home Decor and Children's Gifts from Plow & Hearth(R), Wind & Weather(R), HearthSong(R) and Magic Cabin(R). 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under ticker symbol FLWS.


SOURCE 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

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