Thanksgiving is officially over and malls and stores across the country have started to fill with frantic buyers eager to cross a few gifts off their shopping list. While some shoppers enjoy the thrill of picking out the perfect present, wrapping it carefully with pretty ribbon, and placing it under the tree, there might be some people on your list whom you won't be able to see in person this holiday season. Instead of risking your present arriving in a crumpled mess (or not making it there in time), consider sending your loved one a holiday gift basket that is sure to deliver a smile and some holiday cheer.
For anyone with a sweet tooth
There is no limit to the options available if you want to ship something sweet to your someone sweet. Even the famed Dylan's Candy Bar will ship candy across the country – just remember to be careful when shipping chocolate to warm climates!
For someone wanting something a little healthier
If you don't want to send candy to someone who might be looking for a little less sugar, consider adding them to a fruit-of-the-month club. Harry and David offers several varieties of membership where recipients receive a sampling of fruit arrangements, including fresh fruit and cheese, organic fruits, or the company's signature Tower of Treats package that offers the recipient a bountiful medley of treats in December instead of the usual fruit of the month (which will then be sent to the recipient beginning in January).
For anyone who needs a hug
If you're looking to send a gift that won't fade after the holiday season ends, consider sending a holiday teddy bear gift basket from The Serious Teddy Bear Company. This gift basket comes with one of the softest teddy bears on the market, Hugs. Hugs comes complete with three boxes of chocolates, gourmet jelly beans, and chocolate chip cookies. You can even personalize the message that Hugs will deliver to your loved one.