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Why are your gifts so expensive?


Why are your gifts so expensive?

The short answer is: They’re actually not.

Sometimes we get customers who tell us they could probably send their gift cheaper if they went the traditional route of shopping for the individual items, packaging them with an appropriate card, boxing it up for safety, and shipping it overseas with a big-name company.

We don’t want to burst anyone’s bubble, but after the shopping time and costs, the packaging time and costs, and the nightmare that shipping and customs can be, wins on price and convenience every time.

Don’t believe it? Just take a look at the cost of shipping even a small, 2.5 pound gift basket, not including the cost of the items in the gift and the packaging, to a common overseas destination like Berlin, Germany.  

Here’s FedEx’s Quick Quote, UPS Calculator and here is Pitney Bowes Duty Calculator.

With FedEx, even the slowest shipping costs over $100, and if you want it there fast, you’ll pay more than $170 in shipping alone! If you go the UPS route, you’ll pay over $160, and your recipient may have to pay duty taxes once they receive it. Please see the Comparison Table for more details.

At, we keep even our remotest shipping prices to an average of $25, even during the busiest times of the year, so you can spend your hard-earned money on the gift you want to send, not just getting it there. Remember, when you order with GBO, your gifts travel as little as possible and they’re delivered in the best, freshest condition. This has the added benefit of allowing us to keep your shipping prices consistently low.

If that doesn’t convince you that our gifts are a better deal than you think, keep in mind you’re also getting the best 24 X 7 customer service in the world, whether you’re ordering a birthday gift or a hundred corporate gifts. On top of that, we make sure to fill your gifts with the finest wines, most delicious gourmet foods, and highest quality spa gifts in the world. Finally, we do all the work for you: from gathering the perfect components, to curling the prettiest ribbons, and to making sure your love arrives safe and sound right to their door, has you covered.

And that’s priceless.  

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