Buying a gift for someone, no matter the holiday or occasion, can be overwhelming, especially if they’re hard to shop for. There’s so much to take into consideration when shopping for the right present, whether it’s for a spouse, child, co-worker, or friend from college. (Don’t get us started on what to get the mailman.) Your brain goes into overdrive and all kinds of questions start to creep into your head: What are their interests? What activities are they still involved in? What size do they wear these days? Will the gift get to them in time? How much should I spend? What if they don’t like it? AAAAAAHHHH!!!!

Remember: Gifting should be fun. And it actually benefits you, too.

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But if you’re a nervous Nellie when it comes to buying gifts, take a seat, and a deep breath, and maybe have a sip of wine to calm the nerves. We at the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. family of brands have made it very easy to choose the right present with our fail-safe scientifically proven gifting matrix. Simply figure out where your recipient falls among our four categories and then choose. You can’t go wrong with any of these gifts. If it makes you feel any better, this matrix has been tested by the world’s foremost experts in gift giving (that’s us, remember?), and the brainiacs at NASA have even used it to decide which gift basket to send to astronauts preflight that says “Good luck in space!”

Lastly, with the ability to pick a date for when you want your gift to arrive, you don’t even have to think about buying wrapping paper and spending a ton of time standing in line at the post office. How about that?!

Now, go on.

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Happy gifting!

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Quadrant 1

Gifting matrix with a box of cheese and apples next to two bottles of wine.
Deluxe Pears, Apples, and Cheese Gift with Wine
Gifting matrix with a bucket of ice next to a bottle of sparkling wine with two glasses.
Vintner’s Choice Wine Chiller
Gifting matrix with a box of pears and cheese.
Rogue Valley Gift Box
Gifting matrix with a collection of fresh fruit on a wooden board.

Quadrant 2

Gifting matrix with a collection of meat, cheese and antipasto with three bottles of wine.
Grand Gourmet Entertaining Collection with Wine
gifting matrix with a tray of caviar and small Russian pancakes.
Tsar Nicoulai Reserve Caviar Gift Set
Gifting matrix with a group with a collection of meats, cheeses and other finger foods.
Classic Epicurean Charcuterie and Cheese Collection
Gifting matrix with a chest full of sweet and savory snacks.
Sweet & Savory Chest

Quadrant 3

Gifting matrix with several whole and sliced pears on a wooden board.
Gifting matrix with a box of fruit that's been dipped in chocolate
Belgian Chocolate-Dipped Dried Fruit
Gifting matrix with two boxes, one filled with grapefruits the other filled with oranges.
Oranges & Grapefruits
Gifting matrix with a hamper full of fruit, crackers, and other snacks surrounded by bottles of wine and more snacks.
Generous Gourmet Hamper

Quadrant 4

Gifting matrix with a box full of different kinds of chocolate and Moose Munch
Harry’s Best Chocolate Box
Gifting matrix with a large tray of cookies and brownies.
Cheryl’s Grand Dessert Tray Gift Box
Gifting matrix with a collection of colorful boxes full of popcorn and candy.
Circus Fun 3 Gift Box Tower
Gifting matrix with a chocolate cornucopia full of other chocolate treats.
Chocolate Cornucopia
Gifting matrix with a bouquet of red roses next to a plate of chocolate covered strawberries.
Deliciously Decadent™ Red Roses & Drizzled Strawberries

Jason Stahl is an Emmy Award winner who has reported on just about everything from the future of terrorism to North Korean tourism and why Las Vegas is great for kids. He’s interviewed countless personalities from Gene Simmons to Common to Sir Richard Branson. He’s held editorships at WONDERLUST, SPIN, Google, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, MSN News, NBC Sports and Centennial Media. Stahl’s the co-author of 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Everything: Duct Tape, Airport Security, Your Body, Sex in Space… And More. The aspiring deli man lives with his wife and son in Jersey City Heights where he operates Hank Schwartz’s Delicatessen & Appetizing.

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