1-800-Flowers recently introduced a new service called 1-800-Baskets to expand their existing gift basket line. 1-800-Baskets offers hundreds of selections of gift baskets, ranging from simple, elegant designs to elaborate, impressive collections.
1-800-Baskets allows shoppers to browse by occasion (like holidays, thank you’s, or corporate) or category (the main products included in the basket), so it is easy to find the perfect gift basket. 1-800-Baskets also has selections of same-day delivery baskets and Martha Stewart designer baskets. With so many categories and designs to choose from, including fresh fruit, chocolates, spa goods and much more, 1-800-Baskets is sure to have something appropriate for your needs.
For added convenience, 1-800-Baskets contains a link back to 1-800-Flowers. Anyone who currently has an account with 1-800-Flowers can use that account on 1-800-Baskets as well. Your payment and delivery options will be saved for future use.
Customer service resources are also shared with 1-800-Flowers. When placing an order, you must immediately supply the delivery zip code to receive your delivery options and expected delivery date. Same-day delivery is for U.S. addresses only and may not be available in all areas.
1-800-Baskets “shop by occasion” section suggests specific gift basket arrangements for anniversaries, birthdays, anniversaries and many more occasions. Within each category, the shopper can also sort the products by price. Full-color photos show exactly what each arrangement looks like and under each product there is a list of everything included. The gift basket listings by occasion are meant as helpful suggestions, but most gift baskets can be appropriate for a range of different occasions. Several products appear in multiple categories.
The only gifts that are truly occasion-specific are the “new baby” baskets, which contain baby-themed items such as blankets, toys and other soft, cuddly accessories for babies and new parents.
The “shop by category” section allows shoppers to choose a basket based on what it contains. Unlike most gift basket retailers that are limited to a few product lines, 1-800-Baskets offers gift baskets in several categories, including:
The food products contained in the gift baskets are packaged to maintain freshness, and fruit baskets are assembled to order and are guaranteed to contain fresh, crisp and un-bruised fruit.
Gift “towers” are actual towers of boxes; each filled with a different tasty treat or thoughtful gift and then tied together with a decorative ribbon. “Tower” gift sets make an impressive presentation, and allow the recipient the added fun of opening a series of gifts.
Deluxe Filigree Gift Tower
The rest of the gift basket selections are assembled in attractive woven baskets or decorative boxes, with the products neatly arranged in a cascading pattern, so, although the basket or box appears to be overflowing with gifts, nothing is hidden at the bottom.
Grande Fruit Grove Picnic Basket
“Spa” gift baskets are a great gift idea for women, containing scented lotions and oils and skin/body treatment products arranged into a thoughtful and attractive presentation. If you’re not sure of food allergies or preferences, spa gift baskets are a great alternative to edible gifts.
For the convenience of shoppers who need a last-minute gift, 1-800-Baskets has a same-day delivery section with simple gift baskets that can be delivered the same day you place your order. Even if you forgot a special occasion, it’s still possible to send a thoughtful gift that no one will suspect is a last-minute selection.