International Gift Delivery - Sending Gifts OverseasGift giving is a pleasant challenge. We wish to express our own personality while giving a gift that will be appreciated and enjoyed. However, sending a gift abroad is not always as easy as taking it next door. This section aims to provide thoughts, resources, questions and answers that should be helpful especially for gift givers from the Americas. It is based on the many questions we received from our clients over the years, especially when Christmas and other holidays are just around the corner. Currently we cover the following topics:
The International Gift Guide
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Christmas Gifts and Gift Basket
Christmas and the holidays in general are the perfect time of year to send a gift to your customers and business partners in Europe and elsewhere overseas. This international gift guide gives you advice on gift giving traditions in different European countries, and helps you find the perfect Christmas gifts and gift baskets for delivery in Europe and elsewhere in the world. Whether you would like to give an old friend in the UK a cheese hamper, or send a gourmet hamper to France, GiftsforEurope has the quality gifts you need.
Type of Gift
The best gift to send overseas is primarily determined by the recipients and their personal tastes, as is the case anywhere in the world. In Europe generally speaking, gifts with alcohol are more common and appreciated than in the US, especially for corporate gifts. Europeans enjoy quality gourmet foods, chocolates and sweets. It is completely appropriate and appreciated to send specialties from one region to another, such as sending Belgian chocolate to Germany or ordering California wine for delivery to Switzerland.
Flowers in Europe
Flowers are a popular gift to send in Europe. A quality hand-tied European bouquet is sure to be appreciated and in general, you will get more flowers for your money in Europe than is typical in the US.
Sending Fruit Baskets
Fruit baskets are a traditional and timeless gift. European tastes focus on whole, fresh, high-quality fruit. So while you won’t find edible arrangements, a traditional basket or modern hat box will be an appreciated fruit gift for Germany, France, Sweden, Spain, and everywhere in Europe.
Sending Gourmet Gift Baskets
Just as in the US and Canada, Europeans give and receive gourmet gift baskets for special occasions, to welcome new babies, as thank you gifts, and at Christmas and New Years. It is as common to send Christmas gift baskets to Germany as it is to New York. Differences to remember are that in Europe people tend to value quality and presentation over size. A smaller basket of gourmet chocolates would be more welcomed than a jumbo tin of popcorn.
Spa Gift Baskets
When sending spa gift baskets to France or elsewhere in Europe, consider sending a basket filled with natural beauty products. These are especially appreciated overseas where natural beauty products have been a staple for years.