Are you looking for special occasion gifts to send to a loved one, friend, or colleague? I’ve put together a list of gift ideas that are easy to order online during the holidays or any time of year. Some companies even offer gift baskets that arrive each month. Those are always fun! Make someone you know feel special by sending them your thoughtful appreciation and gratitude. I hope you check out my recommendations and have fun shopping. This post was updated 03/2020.
Scrumptious Gift Baskets
Monthly Clubs has been in business since 1994 and offers a variety of choices for monthly deliveries. What a fun gift to send to a special person in your life. They offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and give excellent customer service. They are also recommended by Esquire, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Today, NBC, MSN, and Fortune. All of their products are excellent and come from artisanal producers from all over the world. Choose from beer, wine, cheese, chocolate, cigars and flower clubs. There’s something for everyone!
Ya Gotta Love Wine and Champagne
California Wine Club – Every woman needs a little wine and as a California girl, I recommend wines from the best vineyards in the Golden State. As a California Wine Club member, you’ll receive wines from small artisan wineries and you can join at several levels depending on your needs. What a great gift to give someone who loves good wine! Plus, members receive VIP tours at wineries that are featured and much more!
GiftTree – This company offers all sorts of gift baskets including this amazing Champagne Wishes Gift Basket. It makes a fabulous gift for lovers of the bubbly. If you’re in the market for fanciful baskets, you’ll find everything from wine and champagne to balloons, flowers, and much more.
ZChocolat – Luxury French Chocolate collections made in the French tradition with no alcohol, no preservatives, high cocoa content, low sugar and 100% pure cocoa butter. zChocolat chocolates are 100% Made in France and are created and produced in the city of Troyes located in the Champagne region by Pascal Caffet, World Champion Chocolatier. These chocolates are truly the most delicious gifts you can present to that special person on their special day. Elegant gift sets for chocolate lovers. They deliver too 244 locations worldwide. Now available – All Natural Vegan Chocolate.
Cupcakes and Treats in a Jar
Wicked Good Cupcakes was developed by a mother/daughter team who debuted their yummy products on The ABC Reality Show Shark Tank. What is unique is that they deliver their cupcakes and pies in a jar completely intact and fresh. You can order party packs, birthday packs, small orders monthly shipments, and corporate gifts.
Hale Groves – Luscious Fruit Gift Baskets – Hale Groves creates stunning gift baskets for the holidays and special occasions. They also offer monthly clubs. Their luscious citrus products come from Florida and include oranges, grapefruit, honeybells, pears, apples, tangerines, tangelos and temple oranges as well as a variety of nuts. You can’t go wrong giving the gift of delicious fruit.
Di Bruno Bros – For the true gourmet who loves everything Italian, you will love a gift box or basket from Di Bruno Bros. Fine artisanal cheeses, smoked meats, and chocolate. How could you go wrong? There are so many tantalizing items to choose from you may go a little crazy, but who cares? It’s all tastes great! Enjoy!
Say it with fresh flowers and plants
ProFlowers – Whether you want to brighten up someone’s day when they aren’t feeling well, or celebrate a major moment or birthday, we all love a fresh bouquet and special occasion wreaths. You can also order living plants like Bonzai trees and a large array of stunning house plants. Same day delivery is available as well as international locations. This herbal wreath is gorgeous!
. . . or beautiful Flowers that last forever
Nearly Natural – Has gorgeous flowers and plant arrangements made of silk that always make a wonderful gift because they never die.
Fun Special Occasion Gift Ideas
Tea and tea gifts
One of my favorite tea companies is Art of Tea, located in the Los Angeles area. Here you can not only find a wide variety of the world’s finest organic teas and botanicals but also gorgeous Tea Gift items. All are available to order online. You’ll receive top tier tea blends that come from distributors who not only grow clean, non-toxic teas but also treat their employees with respect. They have tea samplers that make soothing and wonderful gifts.
Try the Art of Tea – Tea Wizard – to find the tea that’s right for you.
Capsul Jewelry – This woman-owned business based in Los Angeles creates custom 14k jewelry as well as brass and sterling with personalized handwriting, a special date, sound wave pattern of a voice, name or place to make your piece special and unique. It’s also made in the most environmentally friendly way. There’s something for everyone at various price-points depending on your needs.
I ordered one with my kid’s names on it because they are my heart and soul. Both of my kids have names no one can pronounce. LOL
Spa products, gift cards
SpaFinder Gift Certificates – Give the gift of wellness by bestowing someone you love a spa gift and services. Spafinder partners provide services for couples, brides, families, moms, and others. Here you can tap into week-long weight loss retreats, day spa treatments such as massages, manicures, pedicures, hair styling, exercise, and alternative health treatments. There are also wellness-travel opportunities to stay at luxury locations. Send a gift card and make someone happy today!
Nectar Bath Treats – Bath, facial, and body products and gifts that are whimsical and fun. They make adorable gifts for every occasion. What’s nice is that they have a company culture with integrity and give back to the community. Sugar scrubs, bath bombs, milkshakes, day spa kits, and more. Their products are vegan, dye-free, and cruelty-free. This Custom Mix & Match Occasion Gift Set is perfect for any time of the year.
If you haven’t heard yet, subscription boxes are a big thing. Each month you receive a box with themed gifts. They’re so cool. Here are a few I recommend.
Yoga and spirituality
Yogi Surprise – Enhance a friend’s Yoga practice by gifting them a monthly box of Yoga-inspired items to enlighten them every day. Culinary, essential oils, spa items, fair trade, and cruelty-free elements.
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Philosophy – Skincare, fragrances, and body care. This Grace Roses collection comes in a travel size gift set as well as full-sized.
Bésame Cosmetics – In honor of the 60th anniversary of Walt Disney’s classic film, Sleeping Beauty, Bésame has collaborated with Disney to create this exclusive collection, inspired by the artwork and story of the beloved Princess Aurora. This would make a fabulous gift for any Disney fan.
This compact makeup holder by treStiQue has everything a woman needs inside and is a perfect gift for anyone who wants to look their best. It’s so cute and easy to stash in your purse or carry with you when you travel.
Keep your feet warm with a cozy pair of slippers
Best Slippers offers wonderful, comfortable and high-quality slippers made by brands known for comfort such as Birkenstock, Halflinger, and Sheperd. This pair of HAFLINGER® Charly Doggy slippers are so cute and ultra-comfy! I love mine!
Lillian Vernon – The easy place to shop for gifts, holiday decor, fun kitchen tools, rugs, office, kids, pets, teachers, and more. They’ve been personalizing gifts since 1951 and are known for their high-quality.
Jewish Gifts with a sense of humor
My friends Davida and Sybil have a company called Davida Aprons. They sell Jewish gifts for holidays and special occasions. Want a Matzah toilet seat cover? Look no further. You can also read my review here.
Gift Cards for Everyone
Giftcards.com – The leading Gift Card site on the web. you’ll find all the top brands to give “credit card” gifts to family, friends, and colleagues. It’s been touted by top sites like CBS News, C/Net, USA Today, MSNBC, CNN, and ABC. Their VISA gift cards are their most popular gifts and you can have them delivered online via American Greetings animation. They have an astounding variety of cards for every interest that include Physical Gift cards, E-Gift cards, Happy Cards, and Visa Gift Cards.
If you like these special occasion gifts and holiday ideas, make sure to click on the links above and send them out today!
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