It’s Christmas time again… but by who’s standards… Ali G or Frank Costanza?

And that’s a fair answer I say. Why go to the hassle of searching for gifts for people when you just know that they won’t appreciate them? Or that get lost with everybody else’s gifts? Or that cost you most of the money it’s taken you so long to earn?

I hear you. I really do. Sometimes you just couldn’t be bothered wasting your time, energy and money. So for those of you who don’t send gifts… as Ali G would say… Respect!



To all of you who won’t be sending Christmas gifts this year… I guess you could say that Ali G is now one your fans. But as Frank Costanzo would say… there’s Festivus for the Rest of Us.

In other words… for those of you who will be sending gifts to those you love and appreciate – and you, thankfully, are in the majority – it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be sending.

If it’s for your direct partner, you’ll know exactly what to buy. But if it’s for a friend, a colleague, a family member, or just to say thanks to someone who has been good to you… here are some pretty standard rules.

Don’t send clothes – especially if you don’t know their size. Don’t send jewellery – you don’t know what they like. Don’t send money – never send money. So what’s left to send?

Send something that will give your recipient “INSTANT GRATIFICATION”. That’s what everybody wants these days. Send something they can use or eat or try the second they receive it. There is no more instant than that.

I know what you’re thinking… SEND A GIFT BASKET! And you would be totally correct in thinking that. It’s true that when you receive a gorgeous Gift Basket or Hamper for Christmas, you just can’t wait to rip it open and devour what’s inside. You want to start sampling every little thing that’s hidden in there, especially the stuff you can’t see. And if you’re at work when you receive it, so many other people get to share in your little demolition act… not that there’s anything wrong with that!

So, you’ve decided on sending a Gift Basket or Hamper. You know it will have fantastic SURPRISE value on its arrival. You know your recipient will appreciate it… I mean let’s face it… who doesn’t enjoy “delicious food and drink for free”? But you need to ensure that the Gift Basket or Hamper YOU send, is filled with the “right” kind of gourmet food and tasty treats. And quality beverages. And that’s where we come in.



Okay, again, I know what you’re thinking… you’re thinking that this is just a plug now for my company – The Basket Factory – the country’s longest running online gift and hamper company. That has FREE DELIVERY to anywhere in Australia. And once again… clever reader… you are exactly right.

But you’re already on my site, so there’s no real point in trying to sell you something when you’re already sold. Or hopefully by now, you’re already sold. So I’m just going to let you browse around my site and hopefully you’ll find something here that you like. Or that you think your recipient would like.

And I’m just going to put it out there that if you need some help… feel free to give us a call on 1300 085 085. We can customize gifts to suit your needs and budget. In any quantity. And we’ve been doing it for a long time, so we know what we’re doing.

Finally, I just want to say that sending a beautiful gift to someone you love or appreciate is a really good thing to do. And you'll feel great when you do it!

And that’s all I want to say. Except for… “Merry Christmas!”

Rocky Warren

Posted: 22/10/2015 12:41:08 PM by Rocky