Gourmet Gift Baskets focuses on providing high-quality gift baskets characteristic of a large, reputable retailer, but with the personalized attention of a small, family-owned business.

The selection is immense, making it easy to send a gift basket of gourmet foods and fine wines for the connoisseur in your life – or a junk-food package stocked with convenience-store favorites like chips and candy bars, perfect for encouraging your college student during finals. If you are looking for something more nutritious, you'll find options such as fruit and organic baskets.

This gift basket company also does non-food baskets. You'll find team themes that include hats and T-shirts, baby baskets with all the basics, and even a car-wash bucket to celebrate the changing weather. It also has some baskets under $25 and some that come with free shipping.

Gourmet Gift Baskets sent us a lovely basket. Unlike the baskets we received from other companies, this one was large enough that all the products laid flat in the basket, which is nice for shipping. This basket contained a lot of trail mixes, crackers and cookies, with a couple of surprises like the raspberry honey mustard. Overall, the quality of the products met our standards for variety and taste, but the mustard and the cheese made the basket stand out.

While there is a corporate section equipped with corporate gift baskets, most of the gourmet gift baskets would be just as suitable as a housewarming gift as they would be in a corporate setting. Gourmet Gift Baskets makes it easy to make large, high-volume corporate orders with a downloadable Excel spreadsheet you can fill out and send.

This site offers less customization than some of the other top gift basket companies. Basically, what you see is what you get. The selection is very nice, but if you are set on designing your own basket, this is not the site for you.

Despite being handmade in the store, your holiday gift basket can ship same-day for fast delivery. This is also one of the few sites that can send a gift basket outside the U.S. The website is well secured and monitored by McAfee and Comodo to ensure that credit card information is not stolen.

Customer service is easily accessed from the top right of the website on any page. A click takes you to the contact page, where you will find phone numbers, email addresses and a contact form for reaching a customer representative. The online chat service isn't 24/7, though, and when it's not available, you won't see a link or be able to leave a message via the chat room.

Gourmet Gift Baskets Summary:

A little more room for customization would be nice, but Gourmet Gift Baskets.com excels when it comes to product selection. A slew of unique, hard-to-find gift baskets make it a terrific choice when you're looking for the best online gift baskets.

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Gourmet Gift Baskets

Gourmet Gift Baskets offers a huge variety of food, from gourmet to gas-station snacks, plus a terrific selection of baskets with gift items instead of food.

You cannot customize or create your own baskets; what you see on the site is what you can get.

The Verdict:

With a heap of unique gift baskets, Gourmet Gift Baskets is a great one-stop shop for hard-to-find, distinctive gift baskets.