5-Facts to Know About Buying Holiday Gift Baskets

Buyers Beware: A Holiday Gift Basket

Holiday gift basket buyers should beware of five facts pertaining to ordering and sending a holiday fruit basket for Christmas or Hanukkah. Yes, it’s true even holiday gift baskets arrive with a warning label. If you’re sending a holiday gift basket, refer to these tips to get the most consumer satisfaction out to your  holiday fruit basket order.

Shop for the deals.
Currently, Edible Arrangements, Harry and David and Cherry Moon Farms feature deals directly from their site’s web pages. Edible Arrangements maintains its own site called EdibleArrangementsCoupons.com. At Cherry Moon Farms and Harry and David, each site maintains a special discount page.

Holiday gift Basket

What to know about buying and sending holiday gift baskets.

Discounts.
Among fruit and holiday gift basket companies, there’s no shortage of discounts and promotional codes online.  Read the fine print to verify if the promotional code has expired. Also, note the terms and if the discount applies to specific products.

FACTOID: On the holiday gift basket, Edible Arrangements allots double the character space that Twitter allows to create a personal message.

Ingredients
When comparing holiday fruit gifts, be sure to check ingredients. If sending chocolate dipped fruit to a chocolate lover, evaluate the chocolate’s quality by its ingredients. If the recipient is a vegetarian, select a holiday fruit basket with organic contents.

Delivery.
Try to time holiday gift basket order three weeks prior to Christmas or no later than December 11th. This allows adequate time to opt for ground shipping over express.

In an attempt to lure customers in, some holiday gift basket companies offer free shipping. Be sure to read the free shipping terms, especially if you’re sending a time sensitive package. Factor a minimum of $12 for fruit bouquet delivery costs. Because many holiday gift basket companies outsource delivery, shipment prices vary.

Tracking.
Because many delivery services are too busy to obtain a signature for every holiday gift basket delivery, be sure to monitor any orders via the tracking code. Once the delivery shows that the holiday gift basket has arrived in town, notify the recipient to expect a special package.

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