More and more people that I've talked to lately have expressed how much they like shopping online. With the cold temperatures, snow, parking hassles, long lines... well, it's no wonder that browsing for holiday gifts in your pajamas while you lounge on the couch just seems easier.
But just because the internet is convenient, that doesn't necessarily mean that it has all the answers though, right? I mean, is there really one site that you can go to that will have great holiday gifts for family and friends that can be expedited right to their door nationwide?
Actually there is. With everything from candy to cookies to flowers to popcorn, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM and its family of gourmet brands (1-800-BASKETS.COM, The Popcorn Factory, Cheryl's, Fannie May, Harry London, Winetasting.com and Celebrations) allows you to visit one site and take care of all of your gifting needs with a few easy clicks. With so many gorgeous and delicious options, how can you go wrong?
From large to small, there really is a selection for everyone and all budgets. In fact, there are plenty of gift ideas under $40 that would be perfect holiday gifts for just about anyone on your list.
How about Frosty the Snowplant to spruce up your recipient's decor? This fresh white campanula plant is not only ready to bloom and brighten someone's day, but comes in a reusable frosty ceramic snowman planter with a cute snowman head pick. This is a gift that would last throughout the holiday season and retails for only $29.99 on 1-800-FLOWERS.COM!
Or, let's face it, the holidays mean tasty treats, don't they? 1-800-BASKETS.COM has a variety of options to surprise and delight just about anyone. Forget the fruitcake and send something like the Comfort & Joy Sweet Treats Gift Basket (only $29.99), the Holiday Mint Meltaways (yum for $22.99) or the Buttercream Frosted Cookie Club to spread the deliciousness of Cheryl's cookies for the entire year ($22.99 - $34.99 per delivery).
My mouth is definitely watering. But as much as all of those amazing treats look, everyone in my family (except me, ironically) are huge popcorn fans so I knew that a gift from The Popcorn Factory would be extremely well-received.
When the Holiday Poinsettia Popcorn tin arrived, I think we could barely believe our eyes with the huge amount of delicious popcorn that was inside.
With a variety of sizes and varieties available, I opened the two-gallon 3-way tin and wondered how in the world we were going to be able to eat this much popcorn. The all-natural Butter, robust Cheese and sweet Caramel corn flavors were brimming to the top and were fresh from the first bite... and all of this for only $24.99?
I barely had a chance to take a picture (without my husband having eaten too many bites) before this tin was snatched away for snacking.
I assumed that my family would end up with favorite flavors and some would end up left behind... but that wasn't the case. Everyone sampled all three (I have to admit that I even enjoyed them) and became fans of each variety.
We even brought this tin to my in-laws' house for Thanksgiving and found even more family members who enjoyed the flavors... and with plenty to go around and this colorful tin to keep it all fresh, everyone was able to take part in enjoying this yummy treat!
For decoration or for eating, the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM family of brands has so many amazing and affordable options with low prices and easy shipping that the hardest part about ordering is deciding which to send. Then you just sit back and wait for the joy to arrive!
Thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to send a pretty amazing holiday treat this year, because...
One lucky person will win a $50 gift certificate to the entire 1-800-FLOWERS.COM family of brands' websites!
To enter to win: Visit 1-800-FLOWERS.COM or any of their family of brands' sites and tell me which great item you would like to send out (or receive) this year.
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A big thank you to 1-800-FLOWERS.COM for providing a Holiday Poinsettia Popcorn tin for me to review as well as a $50 gift certificate for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.