Gift Giving: Ideas for Unusual Gifts, Cards, Shopping and More
You've got a lot of gifts to give: birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, holidays and sometimes "just because." We've found the Web sites to help you with gift giving ideas, places to shop, greeting cards and tips on the best way to wrap your presents. And you don't even have to send us a thank-you note.
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What could be better than receiving a dozen yummy things at once? Gift baskets allow you to combine your recipient's favorite fruits, wines, cheeses, chocolates and more in one container. We've got a number of resources for gift basket ideas that are sure to make a lasting impression.
- Many gourmet food and specialty shops offer combinations of their products in gift baskets. Visit your favorite online store to see if it has this option.
- A less expensive, more personal option is to order items from a variety of Web sites, have the products shipped to you and then assemble the gift basket yourself. Places like Pottery Barn and Longaberger have a wide selection of baskets to choose from.
offers gift baskets by designers Todd Oldham and Vera Wang, in addition to the usual array of food- and flower-themed baskets.
is a classic purveyor of gift baskets. The site sells an array of traditional hors d'oeuvres baskets as well as a create-your-own gift basket option that allows you to select the basket or box and the quantity and type of gourmet goodies.
Harry & David
is a gourmet foods retailer that offers fruit, candy, cookies and cakes in gift basket and gift tower form. The images on the site are quite enticing; one glance and you'll want to lick your computer screen!
The Popcorn Factory
sells a variety of flavored popcorn tins as well as holiday-themed items and gift baskets. This Web site has a ton of themed popcorn tins including ones for the NFL, MBL and NASCAR fans in your life.
is known for its gourmet pastas and sauces, but it's also one of the Web's best resources for gift baskets. The company is a favorite choice for corporate gifts and offers a full refund if you're unhappy with anything you purchase.
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