About Basketworks

BasketWorks/79Gifts is a woman owned gift basket company, located in the north suburbs of Chicago (specifically Northbrook, IL) since 1997. We are proud to offer a variety of gifts and gift baskets appropriate for all occasions. Each of our packages is built to order, allowing for customization at no additional cost to our clients.
Our staff attends half a dozen or more gift and gourmet shows each year to search out new products, take continuing education classes and identify trends. We are not part of a franchise, but we do work closely with other independent gift basket companies from across the country.

About our Owner

Lise opened BasketWorks after catching the entreprenuerial bug and leaving Human Resources in 1997. She has degrees in Business Administration and Labor and Industrial Relations, but enjoys the creativity involved in the gift basket business.
Lise also has Crohn’s Disease, an inflammatory bowel disease, and is open to speaking with anyone who needs more information. She enjoys reading several books a week, designing cross-stitch, crocheting, stamp collecting and advance square dancing. She has two boys, two weiner dogs, and one (very patient) husband.

Awards & Accolades

  • Multiple national industry awards, including 1st place for Executive Design.
  • Named to Gift Basket Review’s Top 50 Gift Basket Companies in 2005 & 2007.
  • Awarded 2nd place in the First Annual Idea Cafe “Mom Grant”
  • Featured in the Chicago Tribune, on WBBM Radio and in “The Gift Basket Design Book”
  • Featured in Rave Reviews Magazine & GBA Digest.

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