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The Executive Assistant's Guide to last minute gift delivery

By Camille Meyers-Jones  •   3 minute read

It’s Friday, you have a million tasks to complete before you clock out for the weekend, and your boss just asked you to send a high-end gift to a business colleague in New York ASAP. No need to panic! Last minute gift delivery doesn’t need to be time consuming or overwhelming if you follow these 4 rules:

Pick a popular niche and focus on quality

Although it’s helpful to know what your gift receiver likes, you don’t need to know anything about his preferences in order to send an incredible gift that he will enjoy. For business executives and entrepreneurs, anything high-quality, consumable, and that pleases the palate will be a winner. In particular, gourmet food baskets, high-end restaurant gift certificates, and fine wines are the top choices for pleasing a wide range of individuals.

Consult the experts

Ratings and reviews are your best friends when shopping for high-quality items, especially gifts. Thankfully, this process doesn’t need to require hours and hours of research; utilize search filters to narrow your results considerably. If you’re looking for a high-end restaurant in the gift receiver’s region, consult the Zagat guide for the best rated restaurants. You can narrow your results by price, cuisine, neighborhood, decor, and service. Once you’ve chosen your restaurant, simply call the host to arrange a gift certificate that includes a personalized wine selection from their in-house sommelier.

If you’re searching specifically for fine wines, look for popular varietals that are rated above 90 points (out of 100) by the following wine experts and resources: Robert Parker, Wine Spectator, and Wine Enthusiast. These wine experts know incredible wines as soon as they taste them; they’re well-respected around the world as the top wine authorities. Receiving a wine gift that’s loved by a wine expert is a guaranteed win for anyone.

Speaking of wine expert recommendations, here’s a very fast and fool-proof strategy. Select one of these 100-point rated wines by Robert Parker and you’ll be gifting only the best of the best. You simply can’t go wrong with a selection from that list!

Include a short note

Make sure you understand the reasoning behind your boss’ gift. Did he just close a deal? Is he thanking a colleague for their hard work on a project? Whatever it may be, make sure the gift delivery service or restaurant offers personalized gift messaging with every order. In your gift message, make sure you clearly reference your boss’ reasoning.

Choose overnight or expedited delivery

This is the final and probably most important rule when ordering a last minute gift. When budgeting for a gift that needs to be sent immediately, it is almost always necessary to expect a slightly higher delivery price. Most gift delivery services have a variety of expedited delivery options -- usually next day or 2nd day -- at different price points. It's important to always choose the fastest available option when you're short on time and, if you're unsure, call the company to ask about any faster options. At PrimeWines, we have unbeatable delivery turnaround. We offer both same day and next day delivery options for gifts being sent anywhere in the USA and Canada.  

So go ahead: pick same day delivery, double check the gift receiver's address, and click "place order"!


PrimeWines provides quick, easy, and all-inclusive wine gift delivery across Canada & USA. Whether it's for a business contact, family member, or an old friend, we offer the best selection of high quality wines with simple flat-rate delivery on all orders. If faster delivery is preferred, we offer same day and next day options. 

We are committed to providing superior customer service with our staff available to answer questions 7 days a week. By combining the unique and hard to find wines in a down to earth atmosphere, we are creating the ultimate wine shopping experience that offers much more than any fancy nose-in-the-air store.
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