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Gourmet Foods 101
Did you know?
"The average gift basket contains a minimum of five items."

Gift Basket Shopping

Unlike other gift baskets, a gourmet gift basket is certain to contain the one thing everyone needs and loves - food! Follow these tips to ensure a happy experience when purchasing gourmet gift baskets:

  • Be sure to order your gift basket several days ahead of time. Most gift baskets are sent by ground courier. If you do not order ahead, you may have to pay a premium price, or your package may not arrive on time.
  • Check state laws before sending any alcohol in your gift basket. Many companies do not warn about prohibitions against alcohol deliveries in destination states.
  • Simplest advice to avoid customs hassles? Order from a company in the country or area to which you are sending. You will also save on tariffs, duties and other extra costs.
  • Before selecting your gift basket, imagine yourself as the gift recipient. What would you really like? What will you definitely have no use for? What might really be a pleasant surprise?
  • Consider the allergies of your recipient and also other people that might be nearby. Some people have strong reactions to nut oils, perfumes and other items.
  • Send a gift that reflects your relationship and also shows that you know the person you are sending to. For example, send the golf lover a golf-themed gift basket.

Here are some gift baskets for occasions you better not miss!:

  • anniversary gift baskets
  • Easter gift baskets
  • Father's Day gift baskets
  • Mother's Day gift baskets
  • Valentines' Day gift baskets

Never underestimate the power of a simple, thoughtful gift basket to calm an argument or help cement a relationship!