If you want to send gourmet tidbits, iGourmet's gourmet gift baskets are praised in reviews for their variety and presentation. The company offers dozens of baskets, and assortments can be customized to fit various budgets and tastes. Most baskets contain an array of cured meats, olives, cheeses, and crackers. The Classic Gift Basket includes three pounds of items, including four kids of cheese, Serrano ham, olives from Greece, crackers and Belgian chocolate in a copper pannier. Perishable items come in a Styrofoam container. A few customers say that they expected more food for the price, but overall reviewers praise the variety and presentation. If you'd rather send a fruit gift, we found good comments for the Diamond Organics 9-pound Organic Fruit Sampler (*est. $82, including overnight delivery).
We read reviews of iGourmet's gift baskets at Consumer Reports' website, and we read customer reviews at Amazon.com, SeriousEats.com and ForkandBottle.com. Consumer Reports' review includes 11 gift-basket purveyors.
For this roundup of 11 mail-order gift baskets, Consumer Reports editors evaluate the quality of the included items. iGourmet is included in the evaluation.
Review: Mail-Order Food, Editors of Consumer Reports, Dec. 2006
There are quite a few reviews here for various iGourmet food gifts. Price is the main complaint; otherwise, customers are pleased with the quality and variety of the included gourmet items.
Review: iGourmet Reviews, Contributors to Amazon.com
Editors review iGourmet's shipment of cheese and butter from Australia and New Zealand, saying that items arrived in good condition, with plenty of still-frozen ice packs in the box.
Review: iGourmet Review, Editors of ForkandBottle.com
In this forum, contributors suggest ideas for gourmet gifts. iGourmet is among the companies suggested by foodies.
Review: Gourmet Gift Basket Ideas, Contributors to SeriousEats.com