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Gourmet Basket to Barcelona, Spain

25 May

Let the favorite foodie in your life know how much you care about them by sending a little feast in a big hamper filled with the most delicious goodies. The gourmet assortment includes the whole range of exquisite flavors. Especially for the cheese lovers we’ve included some world’s best cheeses from creamy decadent to sharp and pungent. There’s also a selection of snacks that perfectly goes together including gourmet crackers, savory green olives, pickled cucumbers, and more. As a perfect pairing to gourmet treats there’s a bottle of dry white wine. Thank an employee for their hard work, contribute a delicious cheese plate to a holiday dinner, or welcome a friend to their new home with a flavorful gift basket to Spain that is sure to become your recipient’s favorite.

 

Gift Basket to The Hague, Netherlands

24 May

There are times when you need to celebrate a significant occasion in the life of your loved one, friend or business associate who are far away but you are not quite sure how to make it all work. Especially for situations like this we offer a gift delivery service that will deliver your surprise to the recipient anywhere in the world in the matter of just a few days or even hours. Our local couriers will make sure your gift to Netherlands arrives on time and in excellent condition. If you ordered flowers they will be delivered fresh in a beautiful gift wrap depending on the occasion. Gift baskets will include only superior quality alcohol, delicious gourmet treats and ripe fruits.

 

Flowers to Taganrog, Russia

23 May

 

“My online order was placed on 21 April 2016 at 19:00 MDT. The flowers were delivered to my friend in Russia at approximately 14:30 local time in Taganrog, Russian Federation. Amazingly quick! The recipient said the red roses were fresh and beautiful, and were delivered to her workplace without any problems. A special thank you is extended to Catalina Adams for her timely follow-up telephone call to confirm the order details. You can be assured I will use your company in the future. You made two people very happy!

Pete Warren

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[Infographic] A Guide to Filipino Culture & Traditions

23 May

The Philippines have a rich culture steeped with 1,000’s of years of history and traditions.  The infographic below will help you learn about this vibrant nation, their beliefs and even discover some of their mythological creatures.  If you continue to scroll down the page, you’ll be able to add your own favorite Filipino customs and facts in the comments section.

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Guide to the Culture and Traditions of the Philippines

Filipino history dates back 1,000’s of years. With traditional Asian influences and Spanish flair, this culture is often overlooked, but with the information below, you’ll be in the “Filipi-know”.

The Philippines:

  • Are made of 7,000 islands, 1,000 of which are inhabited.
  • They began as a collection of island kingdoms and traded with China, India, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, & Indonesia.
  • There are 70 languages including Tagalog, now the national language, Cebuano, Llocano, Hiligaynon, and Bicolano.
  • English became the language of government and education in 1898.

Holidays and Celebrations

When the Spanish arrived in the 1500’s, Catholicism became the main religion bringing western celebrations such as Christmas, Easter and Lent.  Although Catholic holidays are celebrated similarly to their western counterparts, Filipinos have some unique religious and national customs of their own.

  • Birthdays – The person being celebrated provides all of the food and desserts. Gifts are not traditionally presented by guests.
  • New Year’s – Filipinos wear polka dots to welcome a prosperous and wealthy new year.
  • Independence Day (June 12) – Celebrating the independence of the Philippines in 1898.
  • National Heroes Day – The last Monday of August is used to celebrate national heroes of the Philippines.
  • Christmas (Pascua de Navidad) – Lasting 4 months, carols start playing in September and continue through December.

Mythological Creatures

Despite the Catholic majority, many believe in ancestral animist traditions like spirits – both free-roaming and attached to objects – that influence human destiny for good or ill.  Many were used to explain natural phenomenon, and others are just for fun.  Here are a few of the most popular.

  • Duwende – Similar to gremlins, these creatures like to play jokes on humans.
  • Mangkukulam – This creature is similar to a witch, but only causes pain and illness in humans.
  • Sigbin – Similar to the Mexican Chupacabra, this goat/kangaroo creature stalks and kills livestock.
  • Bal Bal – This Filipino vampire only feasts on dead corpses. The bad news, he hypnotizes you at funerals to fall asleep while he feeds.
  • Asuwang – The female Filipino vampires that travel in groups and can shapeshift while stealing your soul. Also known as ghouls, you don’t want to come across them.
  • Baconaua – Known as the god of the underworld, this serpent swallowed the 7 moons and cast darkness over the Earth.

Lucky & Unlucky Symbols

Where so many saints and spirits collide, the locals know the subtle ways to attract their favor and what makes them angry. Below are a few beliefs about what brings good and bad luck.

Good Luck:

  • Lucky Number “7” – odd numbers are lucky, but 7 is the luckiest.
  • Big Ears – having large ears could mean you’ll have a long life.
  • Jade – giving someone a jade stone is giving them good luck.

Bad Luck:

  • Combing your hair at night may kill your parents.
  • Talking about dreams before breakfast might make the nightmares come true.
  • Telling jokes about saints is sure to get someone’s attention and bring misfortune.

If you have your own fun facts and information about the Philippines, feel free to leave a comment below.  You’re welcome to share this infographic on your website or social media as well.  Just copy and paste the embed code below the infographic to make it easy.

GiftBasketsOverseas.com has been helping people send gifts to the Philippines for almost 10 years.  Whether it’s a gift basket to Manila or flowers and champagne to Cebu for a Honeymoon, let us be your trusted source for international gift delivery.

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GBO & NBCF Extend Gifts Against Breast Cancer

20 May

GiftBasketsOverseas.com continues to raise money for National Breast Cancer Foundation with pink ribbon gifts sold through June, 2016

ARLINGTON, Mass., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GiftBasketsOverseas.com (GBO), the experts in international gift delivery, announced that it will be continuing its Gifts Against Breast Cancer campaign with National Breast Cancer Foundation.  GBO will continue to sell its exclusive selection of gifts marked with the pink ribbon through the end of June. Additionally, customers now have an even larger selection of gifts to choose from, for delivery in more than 200 countries. For each gift sold, GBO will donate 10% of the retail price to NBCF to support services for breast cancer education, early detection, and education.

NBCF strives to battle breast cancer with programs that include the National Mammography Program (NMP) – which provides free diagnostic services; Beyond The Shock® (BTS) – NBCF’s global guide to facts about breast cancer on the web; and Early Detection Plan (EDP) – an interactive tool that organizes a patient’s breast health action plan. NBCF insists on working with facilities capable of providing patient care when diagnostic services finds a need. NBCF also partners with top scientists and hospitals around the world to find the cure.

Customers will find the expanded selection of pink ribbon gifts suitable for any occasion. With baskets that include fresh fruit, gourmet chocolates, fine wines, and more, GBO CEO Dmitriy Peregudov hopes customers will take the opportunity to tie the charitable donation to birthday gifts and corporate gifts throughout the summer.

“We were thrilled to see our customers support this cause through the holiday, and while the Mother’s Day portion of the campaign has been successful, we’re not satisfied just yet,” says Mr. Peregudov. “Too many people still suffer from breast cancer, and we want an end to that in our lifetime. As long as the response is good, who are we take such a generous opportunity from our customers who want to make a difference too?”

This hands-on approach and willingness to adapt to customers’ desires follows GiftBasketsOverseas.com’s long-standing culture of flexibility, as well as its method for making company changes based on providing a customer-centric experience, accessibility, and ease-of-use in the shopping experience.

About National Breast Care Foundation, Inc.

Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, NBCF’s mission is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.  A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for 12 years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.

About www.GiftBasketsOverseas.com

GiftBasketsOverseas.com is an A-ranked, BBB-accredited company based in the United States that specializes in delivering superior quality gifts to over 200 countries.  GBO strives to provide online ordering convenience, excellent multilingual customer service 24 X 7, and secure payment options. Learn more at www.GiftBasketsOverseas.com, like GBO on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter

 

GiftBasketsOverseas.com Founder Message

18 May

Want to have a better idea how Gift Baskets Overseas provides exceptionally fast and reliable gift delivery service anywhere in the world? The company’s Founder and Chief Gift Officer takes us behind the scenes of the business and explains the service benefits for corporate and personal gift senders in 200 countries Worldwide.

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Flower Basket to Reykjavik, Iceland

17 May

Is there a way to send your special someone a message from far away that will warm their heart and make them feel your love and support from miles away? We say there is. And it’s even more valuable when sent as a surprise to your recipient in another city or country. They’ll come back from work to a stunning flower basket with red fragrant roses sparkling amongst snow white baby breath and bright greenery. The flowers are delivered in a wicker hamper that is not only stylish but also reusable so they can enjoy it as a keepsake for years to come. To make your gift to Iceland even more special customize it with a bottle of their favorite wine or a yummy treat. Gourmet chocolate, cakes and fruit baskets are always the favorites.

 

Gourmet Basket to Seoul, South Korea

16 May


“This company has shown me for the second time, that is the one you can trust the most when it comes to sending gifts around the world.
I hired them twice (sending to South Korea), and both times I was more than satisfied.
Always the best! I will come back to them for sure!

Jorge Villar”
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Is GiftBasketsOverseas.com Too Good to be True?

13 May

Is GiftBasketsOverseas.com Too Good to be True? Watch our explainer video to learn how company delivers gifts Worldwide in just 2-3 days, avoid customs and duties fees with local delivery. International Gift Delivery in 200 Countries made easy!
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Romantic Gift Basket to Paris, France

12 May

Paris is the city of love. Whether it’s enjoying the atmosphere of Montmartre, romantic dinner at an exquisite restaurant, or the amazement over watching the sunset from atop the Eiffel Tower, there is no doubt that Paris has become one of the most sought-after travel destinations for lovers from all over the World. Be inspired by the special atmosphere of the most romantic city and surprise your significant other with a gesture only a true gentleman can do. Don’t wait for a special occasion to express your feelings, send your loved one a romantic gift basket to France filled with their favorite items. From decadent chocolate and adorable plush toys to beautiful flowers and luxurious beauty products there are a lot of options to choose from.