By: Bob Bassett, Wed May 24th, 2006
With Christmas gift baskets, there is no need to brave the
mall at the last minute. They are sure to stand out under
the tree, and to be a unique and memorable gift. When we
think of gift giving, Christmas is probably the holiday that
comes to mind first for most people. Thanks to the Internet,
it.s possible to do most (or even all) your shopping online.
Not only can you shop in your pajamas from the comfort of
your living room, but you don.t need to brave the weather or
try to find a parking spot within walking distance of a
Chirstmas gift baskets come in a variety of sizes and shapes
and with a variety of contents. Often, instead of a regular
basket, Chrismas baskets are in the shape of a sleigh, a
stocking, a Christmas tree, or other seasonal icons. Some
have themes such as .The Twelve Days of Chrismas,. and
contain twelve varieties of chocolates or coffees. Others
have seasonal contents like gingerbread or peppermint
In addition to a variety of contents, Chirstmas gift baskets
come in a variety of price ranges, which can be important if
you have a long list of people to shop for. Small baskets
start for under $20 and often contain a couple food items
and possibly a Chrismas ornament or other seasonal gift
item. Smaller, less expensive baskets are perfect for gift
exchanges at the office or school. At the other end of the
range are huge baskets over $100. These are often full of
goodies and other items, and make great gifts to a whole
family. Of course, there is a wide range in between as well.
Gift baskets are also a great seasonal gift for friends and
relatives that don.t celebrate Christmas. Instead of a
Chrismas gift basket, consider a Hanukkah gift basket. Make
sure to take into account any special dietary requirements.
There are kosher gift baskets, too!
With such a wide variety, it is nearly impossible not to
find a Chirstmas gift basket for everyone. Most online
retailers can ship to other locations, so getting gifts to
your friends and loved ones in time for the holiday is easy,
too. Happy Holidays!
About the author: Bob Bassett is the owner of Unique Gift
Baskets Online which offers a wide selection of gift baskets
for any occasion including baby gift baskets, food gift
baskets, wine and corporate gift baskets.
What about travel?..
-- Traveler Reviews
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stay here whenever I can
... cream shop, home decorating and gift items, and also an
outlet of Powell's Books (a famous bookstore based in
Portland). My wife and I have done our Christmas gift
shopping there some ...
Ash Street Inn,
Manchester, New Hampshire
Chrismas at the Ash Street Inn
... the Ash Street Inn on Chirstmas Eve and ... out to a
party on Chrismas Eve, and when we returned, the Innkeepers
had left us a small Chrismas gift, which was a very ...
Oxford Guest House, Provincetown,
... son and his partner a gift certificate to the Oxford for
two nights as a Chrismas gift. They enjoyed their stay so
much, it made it easy to Christmas shop this year ...
The Ice Factor,
Scottish Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom
... the Ice' experience as a Xmas gift. I was very impressed
with the facility. The instructor, Guy, explained everything
clearly and made sure we climbed safely at all times. I
really loved ...
Bar Harbor Inn,
... We can't wait to go back. (This was a Chrismas gift for
my husband from me. I got Gitf Certificates) I think he'll
get the same this Chrismas. We just loved it.
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa,
Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
with Mexico Vacation
... This was to be a Chirstmas gift to all ... frustrating
thing is that both Chrismas and New Years were ruined. The
amazing thing is that there have been no apologies from
Beau Rivage Biloxi Resort & Casino,
... had never visited....that is until Xmas of 2004. We keep
thanking each other over and over for the nicest Chrismas
gift we ever ... small..but well appointed); the restaurants
(Chrismas dinner at Port ...
Aladdin Resort & Casino,
locale, most everything was average
... for my Girlfriend as a Christmas gitf and we ended up
traveling in late Jan. We stayed 3 nights at the Aladdin,
Southwest had some good deals on trips to Vegas out ...
A Little Dream,
do we begin
... What started out as a Christma gift to each other has
quickly become a tradition. Allow JoAnn and Bill the
opportunity to take your mind off your daily hustle and
bustle. You ...
DuPre House Bed and Breakfast Inn,
Georgetown, South Carolina
... the DuPre House as a Xmas gitf. We loved every minute of
our stay. The DuPre House is a perfect blend of elegant
surroundings and casual atmosphere. Our room was lovely and
Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel, Spa & Casino,
Puerto Rico, Caribbean
Lobby, Terrible Customer Service
... presented with a Ritz-Carlton gift certificate as a
Chrismas gift. As we ... showed that we had a gitf
certificate we ... number. We showed again our gift
certificate and explained that we ...
The Interlaken Inn,
Placid, New York
... for my parents as a Christma gift. I have stayed at this
Inn years ago under different ownership, and it was lovely.
The Inn itself is beautiful and well located. Our experience
Costa Real Ixtapa,
Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Pacific Coast, Mexico
wait to go back/hopefully next year
... took this trip alone (my Chirstmas gitf) and we had a
wonderful time. At the airport we both said we wished we
could stay a few days longer. We also would like ...
Great Wolf Lodge,
concept - still lots of room for improvement
... in late March as a Christma gift. We are spread out all
over the northeast, and it sounded like a fun time - Water
park, Spa, Arcade - in a fairly central location to ...
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas,
Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico
... funny. This trip was a Xmas gift that turned into a
nightmare. We would not go back and would not recommend this
place to anyone. We attempted to reach the RIU company ...
Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa,
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
value for money
... break from family as a Cristmas gitf. After having read
some of the reviews on this, I was a bit hesitant about
booking, but hey, it was a gift. The rooms are ...
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa,
Huntington Beach, California
waste your money
... given the room as a Cristmas gif, the partial ... an
extraordinary effort for the gift giver to organize)but to
our own credit card. The bill had additional fees ie. $27
Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast,
Value and Hospitable Hosts
... a B&B was a Christmas gift from my wife. She gave me a
few suggestions in the gift box...one of which was Afton
Mountain B & B. After much research I decided ...
Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club,
Rios, Jamaica, Caribbean
worth the money....honestly.
A belated family Cristmas present is something we surprised
our children with this Xmas. A trip ... thought because this
was a Cristmas gif to our kids and having a teenager of 15
Abel Thomas House Bed and Breakfast,
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
... by the children as a Cristmas gift. It was ... This
certainly was the best Xmas gif we've ever received and
we're so glad this was the B & B which the children choose.
The Edgemoor Country House Hotel,
Tracey, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, United
A wonderful Chirstmas
... law stayed here over the Cristmas period and ...
arrived and we even had Cristmas flowers in ... Also, EVERY
guest received a Xmas gift from Jan and Mark which was a
beautiful towelling ...
Golden Haven Hot Springs Spa,
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
... got an opportunity as a Christmas gift from my wife to
stay and experience this outstanding spa. It took a little
convincing to do the mud bath but I figured what the ...
Blue Bay Village Los Angeles Locos,
Manzanillo, Pacific Coast, Mexico
... to go, because it was Chritmas gift from my Dad to my
Mom and I. We got to the hotel, round 8 o'clock at night or
so and got up to our ...
Jameson's By The Sea,
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
... elderly parents enjoyed. I had terrific ahi tuna, cooked
perfectly. I would go back in a minute. I can't speak to the
price, as at was a Christmas gift from my parents.