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Merry Christmas!

24 Dec

Gift delivery company GiftBasketsOverseas.com wishes you Merry Christmas!

 

Christmas Gift to Samarkand, Uzbekistan

23 Dec

Dear All,
 
I would like to thank you for the on time prompt delivery and your professionalism in the way you have dealt with the request.
 
With best regards and Wish you a very Happy New Year 2014!
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Laurent P. (France)
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Check out our complete gifts to Uzbekistan catalog at www.giftbasketsoverseas.com

 

Corporate Christmas Gift to Stockholm, Sweden

20 Dec

Christmas is almost here! Shop for Christmas gifts for your dear ones and business associates before it’s too late!

A nice corporate gift basket to Sweden for your colleagues will not only demonstrate your generosity but also help to establish better relationships and set a good start for the upcoming year.

Remember your friends and loved ones this holiday season and don’t forget that what goes around comes around!

 

Christmas Gift to Tartu, Estonia

19 Dec

This Christmas season show your love and appreciation to all the significant people in your life. Along with friends and family members remember to send a Christmas gift basket to colleagues, business associates or employees. Start the new year with establishing great relationships with those you care about!

 

Gourmet Gift Basket to Guangzhou, China

16 Dec

“For a long time, I searched a website to send a gift to China for my friend. Finally, I found this one with excellent reviews. Well, I am not deceived : excellent service, reliable, recommended 100% and my friend was delighted.

For sure, I will use your services another time!”

Javier G. (Mexico)

Check out our complete gifts to China catalog at www.giftbasketsoverseas.com

 

GiftBasketsOverseas.com Adds Your Logo to International Corporate Gifts

13 Dec
Discounts for corporate gifts & free branding available for bulk orders

ARLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 11, 1013 /PRNewswire/ — GiftBasketsOverseas.com, the experts in international gift delivery, announced today that they have launched a new corporate gift-branding service along with an updated line of holiday gifts with their business savvy customers in mind. The company still boasts delivery in over 180 countries, and has now expanded its holiday gift selection to include business-friendly gifts designed to impress with a professional message of gratitude and holiday cheer. Now, when customers place a bulk order for five (5) or more gifts, they will be able to include their full-color company logo on each gift card, for free. Extra generous customers will also enjoy corporate discounts depending on volume, these discounts start at 10% off orders of $1,000 USD or more, and go up to 20% for larger orders.

Besides bulking up its corporate gift selection, the company has also been updating each country’s catalog, making sure to stay up to deal with the latest trends as well as regional economies. GiftBasketsOverseas.com’s large selection of gifts includes a generous variety of indulgences from wine and spirits to gourmet foods, guilty pleasures, spa gifts, and more, all managed regionally to save on customs and duties hassles and cut down on shipping time. Keeping in line with its international service, GiftBasketsOverseas.com website also offers Holiday themed gifts for all of the major holidays around the world, complete with helpful articles to help considerate shoppers avoid cultural pitfalls.

“This year is going to be our best yet in terms of the service we’re providing,” says David Skol, Chief Gift Officer. “We’re making sure each holiday order is cared for as though you wrapped it and sent it yourself.”

GiftBasketsOverseas.com has also been beefing up its customer service. The company has made sure to increase its support team to give individual attention to each order, even during the holiday rush. Customers looking for updates on their orders will also be pleased to find that not only can they call, but they can also chat with a live representative whenever they need to.

About 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 180 countries. GiftBasketsOverseas.com is renowned globally for providing online ordering convenience, multilingual customer service, and secure payment options. Learn more at www.giftbasketsoverseas.com.

 

Tea Gift Basket to Utrecht, Netherlands

11 Dec

For those who can not start their day without relishing a cup of invigorating tea we created this Tea Lover gift basket to Netherlands. Filled to the brim with everything needed for the perfect tea ceremony, such as different kinds of premium tea, sweet treats, chocolate and even a tea pot with a cup, this hamper is not only an amazing but also practical gift for your dear ones or business colleagues. With Christmas just round the corner, this basket will make a great choice for anyone on your list!

 

Birthday Gift Basket to Medellin, Colombia

09 Dec

“Fantastic service! I sent a birthday gift to Colombia to my new girlfriend. She was so surprised and happy, cried almost for happiness. She sent and published some pictures. This makes me so happy. I love her a lot and I like this service. I would recommend this service 100%!

Martin (Switzerland)

Check out our complete gifts to Colombia catalog at www.giftbasketsoverseas.com

 

TOP 10 World’s Strangest New Year Traditions

06 Dec

The coming of a new year is often accompanied by a great deal of customs and superstition. Even though in different cultures people welcome a new year differently, celebrations are almost always meant to bring more happiness, prosperity, love and good luck in the coming year. With New Year’s upon us, here’s a look at some most unusual good luck rituals from around the world.

Chile: Welcoming the dead to the New Year

There’s a recurring theme of visiting graveyards on major holidays in many cultures. But Chile is the only country that took this tradition on a whole new level. Chilean families do not only visit cemeteries for a New Year’s Eve mass, but set up chairs next to the gravesides of their deceased relatives and wait with the dead for the new year to come.

 Austria: Waltzing into the New Year
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Once the church bells strike midnight in Austria all radio and TV stations start playing “The Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss II. Austrians at parties, in their homes, and on the streets begin waltzing together welcoming the new year with a collective dance.

The Philippines: Circles make the world go round
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Filipinos know that circles make the world go round and that’s why on New Year they keep everything round, from wearing outfits with circular patterns and polka dots to eating round food and fruit. And why shouldn’t they? Especially when circles representing the roundness of coins are believed to bring good fortune and prosperity to the household.

Denmark: Smash a plate to show your friendship

Dropping and breaking a dish is considered a bad luck in many cultures, but if you brake that same dish in Denmark on New Year, it’ll have a completely opposite effect. Throughout the year, Danes save their old dishes only to smash them at the front door of their neighbors and friends on New Years. Loud and destructive way of welcoming the New Year by breaking plates symbolizes good luck. In a kind of neighborhood popularity contest, the family with the most broken china piled on their doorstep can boast having the most friends.

Central and South America: What’s the color of your underwear?

The color of your underwear should never be taken lightly; especially on New Year’s Eve. In many Central and South American countries, your luck in the new year depends on the color of underwear you’re wearing at the stroke of midnight. For those who are seeking luck in their love life, Mexicans suggest wearing red underwear. Bright yellow undies on the other hand are supposed to increase your wealth and fortune. Some people say that it brings even more luck if the underwear is received as a New Year gift.

Spain: Counting down the seconds

In Spain, people welcome the New Year by eating 12 grapes. Revelers gather in major squares and once they start countdown the last 12 seconds of the year they gobble one grape per second. If all 12 grapes are eaten by the time the clock stops chiming each month of the New Year will bring them good luck.

Latin America: Hungry for an adventure

 In Colombia, Mexico, and other Latin American countries on New Year one can see a hilarious scene of random people dragging suitcases around the block when the clock strikes midnight. This tradition is popular with lovers, newlyweds and families who believe that this custom will help them to travel and have adventures in the following year. Fortunately, the suitcases can be empty and you can get away with racing around the block with light luggage in tow.
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Thailand: Water ambush

New Year in Thailand occurs during the hottest season of the year and people celebrate it by splashing water at each other. This custom originates from the tradition of a cleansing ritual when fragrant water is poured on Buddha images and then on family members to help bring good luck.

China: Paint it Red

The Chinese have a unique way of celebrating New Year, where every front door of a house is painted in red which symbolizes happiness and good fortune. They also hide all the knives for the day so that no one can cut themselves, because that may actually cut the entire family good luck for the coming year.
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Ecuador: Burning away the past
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People in Ecuador enter the New Year by burning scarecrows outside their homes, a ritual believed to scare away bad luck. The tradition of burning newspaper-stuffed-scarecrow is said to destroy all the bad things of the past year and to pave the way for nothing but good luck. However, it has been more and more common to burn effigies, often politicians, from the previous year. Fidel Castro has been used to burn away plenty of bad luck.
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Now that you are aware of some interesting New Year’s traditions in different countries, go ahead and order a New Year gift overseas  for your family members, friends, or business associates.
 

Christmas Around the World Traditions & Gift Ideas

02 Dec

Christmas in Western Countries

Catholic Christmas is the biggest and most significant secular and religious holiday of the year. It is traditionally observed on December, 25 in many countries around the world including US, UK, Australia, Canada, Western Europe, etc.

Christmas is not only the biggest but also the most favorite holiday for both children and adults. For grown ups Christmas is the time for vacations and family reunions, while for kids it’s a magic holiday associated with Santa Claus who brings all obedient children their Christmas gifts.

On Christmas Eve all faithful Christians attend a holiday midnight mass. The next day families and friends gather together for a festive meal featuring traditional menu. The celebration is followed by the exchange of Christmas presents.

Orthodox Christmas in Eastern Europe

Such countries as Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Macedonia, Montenegro, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Serbia belong to Orthodox faith and celebrate Christmas on January 7. The date is different because Eastern Church uses Julian calendar instead of Gregorian calendar adopted on the West.

The official Christmas and New Year holidays in Russia and other Orthodox countries last from December 31st to January 10th. Although Christmas is treated somewhat secondary in comparison with New Year’s Day it includes many beautiful traditions.

For faithful people Christmas start 40 days earlier with a lent which ends on the evening of worship service on Christmas Eve. On January, 7 people go to church, have a festive family dinner and exchange Christmas gifts with loved ones and friends.

Christmas in Asia

Although Christmas in Asia is not a big holiday because only a small part of the population belongs to Christian faith it’s becoming more and more popular.

In Japan, South Korea and China there is no official celebration of Christmas, but there is an unofficial widespread secular observance of the holiday due to the influence of the Western culture. Christmas in this countries is more a commercial event, celebrated mostly by the young generation and couples who gladly use the holiday as a reason for Christmas gift giving.

In Hong Kong, on the contrary, Christmas is a big holiday, because there are Christians of most denominations. Christmas in Malaysia is both a public and religious festival. The local Christian community observes all Christmas traditions including Advent and fasting.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas gift exchange is very important for establishing personal and business relationships. Sending Christmas gift baskets overseas for you loved ones, friends and international business associates is a great way of showing your love, respect and care.

Gourmands on your list will appreciate a gourmet basket filled with delicious and exquisite treats. Wine connoisseurs will be grateful to receive a gift hamper of good wine, fruit or gourmet snacks. A classic wine gift will be also perfect for your boss, client, employee or colleague. For chocoholics and kids there’s no better surprise than a sweet basket full of chocolate and candies. For female recipients a holiday flower arrangement in addition to a gourmet or sweet gift will be a great choice.

For more personal and business gift ideas for Christmas please visit www.giftbasketsoverseas.com