Pre-assembled gift sets are a great solution to many gifting dilemmas. If you don’t know the recipient very well; if the recipient lives far way; or if you don’t have the time to shop, package, and ship a present yourself, opting for a gift basket or set may be the way to go. Generally, these assortments are packed with popular items most people enjoy and look far more attractive than gifts people typically wrap and package themselves.

The tricky part about gifting these baskets or sets is pinpointing where to purchase them. With so many options online you may feel overwhelmed and unsure about which vendors provide the highest quality for the best value. Don't fret. To simplify your shopping, we've picked out a few of the best websites for snagging fabulous gift sets. Our suggestions include:

 

Deluxe Chocolate Dreams Jewel Box from Harry & DavidHarry & David®

Hands down, this is one of the best sites to check out for stunning gift sets foodies will love. You'll find gorgeous sets made up of scrumptious sweets, such as truffles or Moose Munch®; fresh, succulent fruit; wine paired with savory cheese; and many other gourmet foods. Shopping on the site will be a breeze, because you'll be able to filter your search according to recipient, occasion, price, or category. Plus, the packaging of these baskets and sets is so fabulous that recipients are sure to adore their gift before they even sample what's inside.

 

Blast Off Baby Basket from OverstockOverstock.com

If you're uncertain about the type of gift basket you'd like to send someone, you'll definitely want to browse the offerings at Overstock.com. There you'll find candy, gourmet food, health, beauty, and even baby baskets. From gift box towers and samplers to baskets and totes, there is a huge variety of choices. Many items are reasonably priced between $25 and $70 and shipping is inexpensive, too. No matter how large your order is, Overstock.com's shipping costs $2.95 and sometimes it's even free!

 

Barbecue Gift Set from The North Carolina Barbecue CompanyThe North Carolina Barbecue Company

When shopping for a man, skip the sweets and spa sets and head straight to The North Carolina Barbecue Company. He'll love being treated to a feast of authentic North Carolina barbecue from the comfort of his own home. If you can't decide between sending him the Eastern or Piedmont-style, invest in the Battle Box™. It allows recipients to sample both styles and decide for themselves which is most delicious.

 

California Feast Gift Basket from The Cheese Store of Beverly HillsThe Cheese Store of Beverly Hills

You can't go wrong selecting a gift basket from a company that's been specializing in them for more than 40 years. These lavish assortments include a variety of imported cheeses and other gourmet food or wine. There are several impressive baskets offered at a wide range of price points, so you'll have no trouble finding an extravagant gift that suits your budget.


California Wine Trio Basket from All About Gifts and BasketsAll About Gifts and Baskets

This is a website well worth tagging as a favorite and revisiting dozens of times throughout the year. Offering fun and gorgeous collections of foods, wine, flowers, and books All About Gifts and Baskets will amaze you with just how many recipients and occasions it can satisfy. Need convincing? Just check out the Away From Home 101 Care Pack, Best Wishes House Warming Snack Set, or the Game Time Border Buster Box.

 

Selena Dehne is a book publicist, freelance writer and lifelong Hoosier. She is a regular contributor for FabulousLiving.com and has published dozens of other articles on MSN.com and AOL.com. Follow her on Twitter at @SelenaDehne.

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