Long distances can be so frustrating! When a close friend or relative of yours has a simcha, is going through a tough time, or deserves something a little more special than a phone call, it’s so hard to do anything when you are so far apart. Well, that’s where we come in. Allow us to introduce ourselves.
Hi there! We’re Baskets to Israel. As you may have guessed from our name, we deliver gift baskets to people all over Israel.
Led by Yaakov and Judy, our team are passionate about creating and delivering amazing packages with a smile. We’ll go the extra mile to make sure it was a job well done – read the section about our detective work if you want proof!
When you place an order with us, you’ve given us a mission to create and deliver something beautiful, tasty and personal. We’ve spent over 20 years perfecting the art, so you can be sure that we’ll get it right.
Read on to learn more about our story, or browse our selection now and join thousands of happy customers.
“I remember when I first came to Israel, leaving my family in America was hard, and I missed them. Every few months, my mother would find someone going to Israel who had space, and she would send a package for me. The food was delicious, but it was the love and care that made those packages stand out in my mind. If a package meant so much, why was it so complicated to send?”
Our story begins back in 1996, over 20 years ago. We had a dream of connecting family and friends across huge distances, allowing them to participate in each others’ simchas and celebrate the Jewish holidays together despite being thousands of miles apart. We knew how much it meant to receive a gift from overseas, so why not simplify the process? We could take orders from abroad, create the packages here in Israel, and deliver them ourselves! And so, Baskets to Israel was born.
Over the last two decades, we’re proud to have delivered thousands of gift baskets across Israel, spreading happiness and warmth to all corners of the land. We expanded our selection to include gift baskets for students, get well packages, baskets for all occasions and, of course, our popular Just Because baskets. After all, who needs an excuse to send some warmth to their loved ones?
Our Special Deliveries
We don’t only deliver to family and friends, however. Over the years, we are proud to have distributed hundreds of care packages to IDF soliders, terror victims, ill people in hospitals and the elderly in old age homes. Each one of these gift baskets is dear to our hearts, as we see first-hand the smiles that they bring.
We have had a few unexpected orders along the way, including orders from distant places like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Sri Lanka. We’ve had the privilege of delivering gift baskets to many Rabbanim, and on one memorable occasion, to the Prime Minister of Israel!
Unexpectedly, we’ve had to play detectives a number of times. Sometimes a person will place an order but not leave a full address or contact details of the recipient. If we can’t get hold of the sender, we don’t just give up! Each package is important to the one who sent it and the one who will receive it, so we get out our magnifying glass and start looking for clues. Well, without the magnifying glass.
Our determination and perseverance has helped us attain very high delivery rates, even on these challenging orders. That being said, please don’t give us any more missions! When you place your order, ensure that you supply us with all the necessary details so as to minimize delays and allow us to deliver your package as quickly as possible.
Although we’ve been delivering beautiful gift baskets in Israel for well over 20 years, we’ve worked to keep fresh and are constantly developing new and original products for our customers to enjoy.
2019: The Makeover!
The start of 2019 brought with it a brand new website, as BasketstoIsrael.com received a major makeover. It is now easier than ever to find the right gift basket for your needs, as you can look for baskets based on the occasion or holiday, and even filter by basket type. If you can’t find what you want, please tell us what you’re looking for and we can work together to produce the custom gift basket of your dreams.
The best part of our work? Seeing the joy and happiness that our gift baskets bring. Both senders and recipients love our service – see what they have to say!