CHECK OUT THE TOP 5 GIFT BASKET SERVICES FOR GIFT GIVING THIS EASTER
Gift hampers are a great choice for Easter, but there are literally hundreds of online gift basket stores on the Internet. So how do you choose the right one? Here is a quick guide to some of the best offerings online.
- GOURMET BASKET
Gourmet Basket is a great choice if you want top quality gourmet foods, pamper products and other goodies.
They have the best selection of gourmet items perfect for the foodies in your life. Most tempting is the Premium Cheese and Wine gift hamper, which contains South Australian d’ArenbergShiraz, brie, olives, handmade crackers, vine-dried muscatels and much, much more.
If you want a chocolate gift baskets for Easter, there is a large selection to choose from including the Death by Chocolate hamper and the Chocolate Bliss hamper
What’s great about Gourmet Basket is that they feature a unique range of artisan and handmade products, so your recipient receives something really special that they would not otherwise have bought for themselves.
For a truly unique experience head over to Etsy. Etsy has 1000s of gift baskets online, mainly from individual sellers and small companies.
You’ll be guaranteed of buying a present you won’t see anywhere else. Items are often handmade, vintage or one-off creations.
As a small caveat, Etsy sellers are worldwide so you need to factor in possible longer delivery times as some items are coming from outside Australia.
- DAVID JONES
If you’re more comfortable with a brand you know, David Jones offers a selection of beautifully packaged gourmet gift baskets.
David Jones gift hampers feature good-quality chocolate, cheeses, wine, beer and other nifty items, like French presses, insulated drinks bottles and teacups.
Cellarit is definitely worth checking out. This online wine company offers unique vintage wines not available anywhere else.All wines are properly cellared in special climate-controlled facilities.
You can also add beautiful crystal stemware to your champagne or wine gift hamper.
For best value, Target is the place to go. They have a good selection of hampers for around $50 which can be selected and ordered online, and this includes free delivery!
Just be aware that hampers below $50 have tobe collected instore.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A HAMPER COMPANY
Here are a few guidelines on what you should consider when choosing a gift basket provider:
- Options for next-day delivery. Most good stores will deliver the next day to major Australian cities and some will deliver internationally – very handy in solving the gift dilemma if you have friends and family overseas.
- Adequate packaging of chocolate goods to ensure chocolate doesn’t arrive at your recipient’s house melted and mangled.
- Many online gift hamper services offer lots of customization. Generally, you will be able to choose from a set selection of goodies. You can then add some of your own selections, or you can upgrade the wine, or add some top-quality champagne if you want to.
If you want something really special and individualized many companies, for example, Gift Baskets Direct, allow you to either choose from a selection of packaging or will incorporate your own branding and logos if you are looking for corporate gift hampers.
- Not all hamper stores are equal, and of course, if you’re ordering online for delivery to someone else, you won’t be seeing your gift first-hand. Have a good look at product reviews before buying and if your goodies are brands you haven’t heard of, have google and find out a bit more about each item.
Alternatively, you could treat yourself and buy a hamper for yourself for research purposes…