Merry Christmas: 6 Shopping Ideas for Christmas Gift Baskets

  • Brenda Grant
  • September 29, 2017

When it comes to giving gifts around the holidays, it can be stressful trying to find the perfect present. Gift baskets provide the ideal option. As there are so many different varieties to choose from, you will be able to get something that is appropriate for a loved one, a colleague, or even a client. So, with such a great selection of different gift baskets, where do you start?

1. Decide on a theme for your basket

When looking to choose the perfect basket, start by deciding what the overall theme of the Christmas gift basket is going to be. Is it going to be savory, with cheese, crackers and maybe some wine? Or do you think something sweet, with lots of chocolates and fruitcake will be more to the recipient’s liking?

Once you have a theme, then you will have to select the specific basket that you want, and there really is a basket to suit everyone.

2. Pick the size of the basket (how much do you want to spend)

The size of the basket should really depend on two things, your budget, and who you are giving the gift to. If you can afford it, then the bigger the better, within reason of course. You wouldn’t want to give too large a basket to one person if there is no way they could eat all those delicious treats themselves.

3. Allergies or Intolerances

If you are sending this gift basket to someone close to you, then you probably know their dietary requirements, if so, just keep them in mind when choosing the basket. Gift basket suppliers have become very good about creating great baskets to cater to everyone. Gluten free, vegan, lactose intolerant, there is a Christmas basket to suit anyone’s needs.

If you are sending the Christmas basket to a client, then it never hurts to err on the side of caution when it comes to this sort of thing.

4. Order the basket early

The reason that Christmas gift baskets are so very popular is that everyone loves them. The feeling that you get when one arrives at your door or your desk is truly magical. In order to ensure that your gift arrives when you want it to, you should plan ahead and make sure that the company that you are ordering from has the inventory and the time to deliver what you desire.

To get a clear idea of when you should plan to have ordered your Christmas basket by, just check the website for a recommended order by date, or contact the company directly. They may have the basket you want in stock now, but you have to watch out for that last-minute Christmas rush.

5. Check the reviews

You want to give the best possible gift, so to make sure that you are dealing with the best Christmas basket delivery company around, you’ll need to do your research. If you do have any concerns about how large a basket is, or where the products are from, just go right ahead and contact the delivery company directly. They would love to help you choose the perfect gift.

6. Make a note of the container

Not all gift baskets are created equal. Some Christmas gift baskets are delivered in cardboard boxes, these lack a certain magic that you’re looking for.  Make sure that yours comes in an actual basket, or even something more elaborate.  You have a great many options to choose from. From charming wicker baskets to boxes that look like the nutcracker or a snowman, you can really choose something memorable.

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Hello, my name is Brenda and I'm a cancer survivor. I'm also a small business owner. Currently edging towards retirement, I hope to devote more time to my activism and social work in the near future. Helping those in need is my passion.

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