Having a big family and many friends is great but not so much so when you live far from them and don’t see them all that often. I moved from Washington, D.C to Connecticut when I was 25, and have moved around the US ever since because of my job (I’m an accountant/ auditor), so when there is a holiday coming, I’m always in a bit of a pickle.
I’ve used many gift basket websites over the years, and I was always annoyed that while there are tons of websites where you can find reviews on cosmetics stores, drugstores, appliance shops, and what not, there are almost no blogs or websites where you read reviews about gift websites. This is the main reason why I decided to open a blog where I and a couple of friends of mine who have encountered the same problem, Stacey Darlow and Kate Meller, will post their reviews about online gift purchasing.
The other reason is quite simple. Though I work as an auditor, and am supposed to have a good memory, I still forget things. Having all those reviews here will help me remember which stores are good and which ones I should avoid.
- We will review more or less popular websites and focus on the following:
- Design and user-friendliness of the website
- Gift selection and quality
- Delivery terms and speed
- Customer service, and many other things that come to our mind!
If you have any remarks, corrections or additions or would like to share your own experience of purchases on one of the websites we have reviewed, please feel free to tell us about your experience in the comments. You can also always contact me by e-mail.
If you are a gift shop owner and would like us to post an independent review of your website, please email me.