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Best on-line sources for gift baskets


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I live in Canada and have a sister-in-law in New York. I was thinking of sending her a food gift basket and wondered if anyone had sites to recommend that they've had experience with. So far I've looked at igourmet.com and deananddeluca.com. Both have nice gift baskets but I have no idea if they have good products. Any experience with these sites or others to recommend?

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I'm in Canada also, and have sent from Dean and DeLuca to friends before - it was VERY well received! :wink:

I've received a basket from Harry & David before - it was OK, but nothing amazing. The pears were overripe and squishy, and the chocolates were no better than what you find in a drugstore Valentine heart.

I LOVE Fortnum & Mason products - they used to ship from the UK, but now, due to the Bioterrorism Act, have set up a US site for US deliveries:

http://www.fortnumandmason-usa.com/shoppin...=Hampersupto125

Their hampers are pricey, but their products are top notch and packaged beautifully. I still use my hamper as a picnic basket!! The cognac butter sounds delicious!

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Are you wealthy? Do you have money to burn?

Seriously, the markup for delivered gift baskets is ridiculous.

It's all decided on a store to store basis, but you might be able find a Whole Foods in her area that will put together a basket (taking into account your suggestions/amount of money you're hoping to spend) and maybe even deliver it.

Also, I haven't checked lately, but the whole foods website sometimes has mail order gift baskets for sale.

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