Gift Baskets Make a Perfect Gift

A candy gift basket makes a nice gift
A candy gift basket makes a nice gif

Deciding on a gift for a co-worker or acquaintance can be difficult.  Sometimes it can even be difficult to decide on a great gift for a friend or family member.  Gift cards mean you don’t have to pick out something, but they’re also very impersonal.  Flowers can say too much sometimes, and they aren’t always the best gift for men.  But if you buy something from a store, you run the risk of getting something the person doesn’t like or already has.  So what’s the solution?  How about a gift basket?

Gift baskets make a perfect gift for several reasons.  Most gift baskets feature fruits, candy, and other snacks.  This is a great gift because you can never have enough food.  Gift baskets are also unisex and can be personalized for a man or woman.  For example, some gift baskets do have themes designed for one gender or the other, but many work for both.

The biggest decision you’ll have to make with a gift basket is what you want in it.  Some people try to avoid junk food, so you’d want to go with a fruit basket or gourmet foods for them.  Others love their junk food and would be thrilled to get a whole basket of chocolates.

Two other things may impact your decision.  Do you want a gift basket that has an extra or two in it?  For example, some gift baskets do have a small flower arrangement with them, and some feature mugs or a bottle of cider.  The other decision is size.  Do you want to go with a huge gift basket full of different foods that can feed a family, or a medium sized one that’s perfect for one person?

Once you’ve made these decisions, all you have to do is select the appropriate basket and send it to the recipient.  Taa-daa, the perfect gift!

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Make it Easy: Shop Online

Shopping online is very easy
Shopping online is very easy

The holiday season is here, and that means many people are out at the stores shopping for gifts.  It can be crazy out there!  You often have to park miles from the doors (or so it seems, especially if it’s really cold) and then you’ve got to fight through the crowds to find what you want.  Even if you do brave the crowds, you may get to the store only to find the gifts you wanted are sold out.  This holiday season, why not make it easy?  Shop online.

There are many great benefits to shopping online.  First of all, there’s no parking lot to walk through.  You don’t have to get out in the cold or worry about driving in the snow or on icy roads.  Instead of bundling up in a big, bulking coat and putting on gloves, a hat, and a scarf, you can sit back in your pajamas and buy gifts from the comfort of your own home.  If you have a laptop and wireless internet, you can even shop in bed! 

No crowds is another great advantage.  Why try to push your way through a store when you can scroll through that store’s inventory online?  It’s so easy to add items to your online cart, check out, and sit back and wait for your gifts to be delivered right to your doorstep.  Online stores often have more items in stock, too, since they can ship directly from large warehouses, whereas department stores are limited by space.

Some people are a bit hesitant to shop online despite how easy it is.  They worry about their items not being delivered on time, for example.  This is usually not a problem if you do your shopping early enough (there’s no night before Christmas shopping online!).  However, most websites do offer two day shipping, so if you don’t mind paying a little extra, delivery isn’t a problem at all. 

Another thing that makes people hesitate is using their credit card online.  If you’re shopping on a reputable business’s website, you don’t have anything to fear.  These sites have superior security that means your information is encrypted with the latest encryption technology.  If you are still not comfortable, you can always shop through PayPal, which allows you to use credit cards or your bank account to pay for items.  PayPal is a very trusted site, and by using it, you only give your personal information out to one website.

While there are a few concerns to shopping online, the benefits far outweigh them.  So this holiday season, don’t put yourself through the crazy shopping experience.  Make it easy: shop online!  Of course, you can order your holiday flowers directly from MyFlorist on our website, so be sure to check it out.