What Matters Online

Welcome to our new blog – What Matters Online.

We will aim to bring you the latest news and reviews from around the internet world. The weird, the funny – the quirky – whatever catches our fancy. We will find it, research it and add it to our new blog so that you can enjoy these funny stories.

Our research and writing team:

John Lawrie – an avid sports buff – he will be our go to man on everything sports

Pete Sandiz – our tech guru and apple expert extraordinaire. If you have any questions about your iphone, ipad or Mac – he’s your man. He is also well versed on anything about the internet and website, so tap on his shoulder to get the answers.

Cheryl Lowe – She is our Jack and Jill of all trades – jack of all trades and master of none. No – seriously now- she is our business editor and marketing guru who will advise us on everything about business and for you entrepreneurs out there she will give you all the advise you need on business matters.

And I am Matt Salno who will be the pilot of this ship bringing everything together and hoping it doesn’t sink!

We hope you enjoy our site as it unfolds and develops

The Perfect Times for a Gift Basket

As the Internet brings so many diverse people from across the globe together, it can be hard to find the perfect gift to send on a holiday. After all, there are so many niche sites out there that it puts a lot of pressure on the gift sender to find something that they think will truly speak to their recipient. Luckily, gourmet gift hampers are filled to the brim with so many wonderful goodies that they immediately relieve all of that gift-sending pressure. Of course, gourmet gift hampers don’t just exist as a replacement for another gift. There are many points throughout a year when a gift hamper isn’t just welcome, it’s practically expected. With that in mind, here’s a list of some of the biggest times for gift baskets and why they’re so popular.

1. Mother’s Day

Let’s face it: We don’t give moms nearly as much credit as they deserve for everything that they do. While a gift basket is most certainly not enough to rectify that, at least it’s a start. With so many different options to a gift hamper, you can ensure that your mom will have everything she could want on Mother’s Day. There’s gift baskets for food, perfumes, spa packages, virtually anything and everything you can imagine can go in a gift basket. It’s for this reason that so many people opt to go with one on Mother’s Day and keep their mom happy.

2. Christmas

In the old days, you might have sent friends and family a fruitcake as a polite way of letting them know that you at least thought of them. Nowadays, though, you can just as easily invest in a gourmet gift basket to let them know not just that you thought of them, but that you actually care about them too. Whether you send a simple fruit basket or something a little more upscale, Christmas is a perfect time reconnect with old friends and send them a luxurious new gift.

3. Anniversary

On an anniversary, or birthday even, drinking tends to be a popular activity. In that case, why not send a gourmet wine basket? Every year, wine baskets are slowly increasing in popularity, especially around popular romantic holidays like Valentine’s Day. Anniversaries may not be national holidays, but they’re along the same vein and are just as appropriate of a time for a high-end gift basket.

4. Get Well Soon

Similar to anniversaries, some of the best times to send a gift basket aren’t necessarily recognized at the national level. Instead, one of the absolute best times to send a gift basket is when it’s less of a gift and more of a hope that the recipient gets well soon. Whether they’re overcoming a physical illness or an emotional one, a basket full of surprises is the perfect way to get their mind off of whatever is ailing them.

At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what type of gift basket you send someone. The beauty of gift baskets is that they’re filled with so many diverse treats that the curiosity of the recipient alone can make them well worth the investment.