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ALL GIFT NO BASKET is your gift basket alternative! Traditional gift baskets might look great at first glance, but ultimately leave the receiver feeling cheated. What looks like a grandiose gift might only contain a few small items with the other 90% composed of cellophane, ribbons, fillers such as shredded paper, and . . . . a basket. That's a lot of wasted space and material that YOU paid to have assembled and shipped, but has no real value to the receiver.

Here at ALL GIFT NO BASKET we strive to make the container part of the gift, and never use fillers to artificially "bulk up" your gift. We are also very aware that shipping is expensive and try our best to produce lightweight, compact gift ensembles that can be easily shipped.

Please read the following letter as an example of the evils of gift baskets.

Dear gift-giving friend:

Thank you so much for the gigantic “Spa Gift Basket” you gave me for my birthday. It was easily the largest present at the party. I’m sure everyone noticed your generosity. It was hard to miss.

It’s a well know fact that true friends take the time to Google “birthday gift basket” and order the first thing that pops up. I’m so lucky that you care for me enough to pay 49.99 plus 23.73 shipping & handling for a tube of lotion, a bottle of green bath gel, a bar of soap, and a single chocolate truffle.

Your gift will not soon be forgotten. I thought of you last night as I spent twenty minutes wrestling with ribbons and cellophane to access my oh-so-thoughtful gift. You’ll be glad to know that I am keeping the majority of the gift (that is, the wrapping and the weird green shredded paper that filled the basket) in a charming black bag under the kitchen sink for the time being. I have not yet decided what I will do with the actual basket.

Thanks again,
Grateful recipient.
Last Updated: 15 Sep 2008 08:56:43 PDT home  |  about  |  terms  |  contact
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