Tuesday, 22 June 2021  • Gift Baskets,

Finding the right gift for a loved one can sometimes be tricky if they already have everything they need or if they are generally hard to shop for. What makes gift baskets so great is how customizable and personalized they can be! With so many different types of gift baskets out there and a plethora of items from which to choose, the sky’s the limit when it comes to putting together a gift basket for that special someone. 

              One of the first few things to consider when filling a gift basket is your budget and size of the basket itself. The larger the gift basket is, the more items you will need to fill it. To alleviate the stress of potentially overspending, it is usually best to purchase a small to medium sized gift basket and start planning what items you want to use to fill it. If you are putting together similar gift baskets for multiple people, it might be to your benefit to purchase a few items you know they will all enjoy, in bulk. This will help offset some of your total spend and give you some items to place in each of their baskets. From there, you can continue to personalize accordingly.

              Birthday gift baskets are very popular amongst gift givers because of how unique they can be relative to the recipient’s interests! Once you know what some of their favorite hobbies or activities are, find related items to put in their personalized gift basket. Sweet treats such as brownie bites or snickerdoodle cookies are universal and perfect for celebrating one’s birthday. If you know their favorite snacks, like popcorn or trail mix, add those in too! Elevate the moment with a charming, plush teddy bear holding balloons or flowers. If the recipient is of drinking age and enjoys a cocktail from time to time, it is always thoughtful to include their favorite bottle of wine or preferred choice of liquor such as vodka or tequila. Birthday shots anyone?

Along the same lines, if the person enjoys gardening, a garden gift basket might be ideal for them as we get into the warmer months. Items such as gardening gloves, pruning shears, flower seeds, and succulents are perfect for a garden gift basket. If you really want to commit to the theme, replace a traditional gift basket with a planter or watering can to place the items in. This will help tie together all the components of the garden gift basket and is sure to impress the recipient!

              Moms are the true gift of life. They work so hard to ensure the family is happy and healthy and sometimes never have a chance to treat themselves. Surprise them with a gift of relaxation in the form of a self-care/spa gift basket! If you know her favorite scent, you can find lotions and candles in that scent and place in a gift basket with other self-care items like loofah sponges, soft bath towels, face masks, soaps, and her favorite bottle of red (or white). She will truly enjoy all these goodies and be immensely appreciative the next time she gets to soak in some “me” time in the bathtub.

             During the holiday season, shopping can become more of a tedious task and less of a fun-filled gift hunt with large crowds and the never-ending search for a parking spot. Watch the faces of your loved ones light up with a cute, customized holiday themed gift basket. Whether for coworkers or cousins, an adorable hot chocolate gift basket is always a winner. Pack a small, rustic crate or basket with all the hot chocolate essentials such as marshmallows, candy canes, festive mugs, and of course, hot chocolate mix. Add some extra festive flare with pine garland and an adorable gift tag that will really make them fa-la-la-la-love you that much more.

           Whether it is your first or hundredth time creating a gift basket, they always end up different and unique (like snowflakes). When you are thinking of what to get someone for a special occasion, gift baskets are always a thoughtful option because of how personalized they can be. From self-care to celebrations, gift baskets are truly a gift like no other. Spare the gift card for the next momentous celebration and instead opt to give the gift of personalization and pizazz with a gift basket. Enjoy!

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