Many of us do our weekly supermarket shopping online so why not also buy special food gifts for friends and loved ones online, as well? It’s a great way to get inspiration, check out new ideas and catch up on the latest trends.
Not only that but by ordering online you can save time and money and get the perfect food gift delivered in no time at all.
1. Unique Food Gift Ideas
While there is nothing wrong with buying your food gifts locally, it limits you with your choices.
If you are looking for something specific, like shiva gift baskets, which are ideal food gifts to honour shiva, the 7 day mourning, traditional custom in many countries, the chances are that your local shop might not stock these.
With online shopping, the choices are unlimited and you can always find exactly what you are looking for.
2. Great Convenience
Unlike shopping in your local supermarket or deli, online shopping for food gifts is much more convenient. You can browse through the different websites and choose the perfect food gift any time of the day. You don’t need to rush through the ordering process and you can even order your food gifts at 2 am when everyone else is asleep!
3. Compare Prices & Offers
This is probably the first reason, why people would go online – to check and compare the prices. While I’m always happy to save a bit of money, I don’t think that choosing the cheapest food gift is the best option either. It certainly helps to compare like for like to see what each product cost, but you also need to compare the cost of delivery and packaging.
4. Quick & Local delivery
This is the one thing that I absolutely love about ordering online. Instead of buying the food gifts in my local shops, packaging them and then sending them to my friend’s address, the online food company will deliver them directly to my chosen address.
To me, as a customer, that’s a big saving of time and also money, as large food hampers can cost quite a bit to post. This is also particularly useful if your friends or family live abroad. Instead of paying for international delivery, I find a local company to my friends or family address, that can deliver my order for free or at a very low cost.
5. Ready Made Food Gifts
I’m a great fan of making my own food baskets and creating personalised labels and finishing touches. The problem is that sometimes you just don’t have the time to do all of this. Buying a ready made food hamper, that somebody else has already put together saves time and also money.
Buying your food gifts online doesn’t mean that the gift itself won’t be thoughtfully chosen or exactly what your friends would like.
Many online retailers offer a personalised selection of different food items that can be placed in your food hamper. They can also include a note with your personalised message to ensure that your friends will know how much you are thinking of them.