What makes Design It Yourself Gift Baskets unique among gift basket services is exactly what its name suggests: You can design your own gift basket or customize one of its standard baskets. With over 10,000 different products, you can find or create a basket as unique as the person you’re giving it to.
Design It Yourself sent us a basket and called beforehand to ask for some specifications. We asked for a variety that would show off its range of products. Interestingly, our taste-testers either loved or hated the contents. Sometimes the same item, such as the cheese, got the best and worst ratings for our gift basket reviews. The items themselves are high quality but definitely a matter of taste, which suits a gift basket company that lets you pick the contents yourself.
The site offers myriad standard gift basket designs, with several optional upgrades and products you can add for an extra fee. You can also create a unique holiday gift basket in just a few simple steps using the design-it-yourself option. Once you’ve chosen a theme (e.g., chocolate lovers), you choose a size that fits your budget, select a container or basket, and then handpick each product that goes in the basket from a list of options. The options give you freedom of choice while helping you stay in your designated budget.
This gift basket service offers a wide variety of gift combinations. In addition to the usual occasions and themes found in nearly all the best gift delivery services we reviewed, you’ll also find some unique ones like baskets for music lovers, poker, summer and even pets. If you are looking for a particular theme but do not see it in the menus, you can use the search bar to pull up recommendations.
The site claims to allow you to mix and match themes, but it’s not easy to see that from the interface, and you might be better off contacting a “basketeer” over the phone or live chat. This service is glad to make a design as individual as your recipient ??? the new mom who golfs, the couple going on a fishing honeymoon.
You can also use these venues to contact customer service if you have questions, or you can email if it’s not time-sensitive. This site does not have FAQs, but we found most of the information we’d look for in FAQs on the website itself. For example, you can click an icon below the product picture to see the shipping options.
This service only takes credit cards for payment, but the website is secure and verified by GoDaddy’s security. Design It Yourself uses FedEx and UPS to ship the gift baskets and does not deliver to APO or FPO boxes. Since the company is headquartered in Houston, Texas, it hand-delivers gifts by courier to most areas of metropolitan Houston.
Design It Yourself Gift Baskets has a vast selection of food and gift items for creating a truly unique basket. If you are into designing your own gifts, this site has everything you need. If you have a friend who’s hard to buy for, a basketeer might be able to find the perfect combination to match personality and occasion. It’s a great place for creating an out-of-the-ordinary gift, though its payment options are limited.