Holiday Gift Giving, Make It Personal with Gift Baskets
By Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
Gift baskets are special baskets for special people when they are made with someone in mind. A gift basket works well all year long. For birthdays with birthday related items and birthday wrappings, for the Fourth of July with a patriotic theme and lots of red, white, and blue. What about Halloween? It’s getting to be a huge holiday. There’s a chance to really get creative with your gift basket. The choices are endless.
If you know an avid golfer, then choose golf related items. These could include: balls, tees, golf towel, shirt, golf club covers, and any other golf related items which will fit into the gift basket.
What about that gardener that you know. A nice gift basket of seeds, gardening tools, small flower pots, gloves. There are a lots of nice items to make a beautiful gift basket. Tie a big, flowered bow on it and and give it with pride.
Of course, Christmas is always a good time to make and give that special someone, whether it be husband, wife, mother, father, child, or friend, a gift basket that you make with him or her in mind. All you need to do is think about what his or her interests and likes are and start finding the items for the gift basket.
Maybe she is a tea drinker. Then put together a gift basket with flavored teas. There are lots of choices. Include a pretty tea cup and maybe some packets of sugar and cream. Put some pretty filler in the basket, include the items, tie a pretty bow on the gift basket, include a card, and it’s done.
The same thing can be done for a coffee drinker. Make a gift basket with different coffees and hot chocolate mixes. But avoid chocolate and items that will melt. A favorite gift basket for bakers is muffin mixes and assorted packages of crackers in a handmade muffin or cracker basket.
Candle Gift Basket
This candle gift basket can be modified to use at any holiday but this is an example for Christmas candle gift baskets. This gift basket can start off with one focal candle. Try to find one that is very decorative. For Christmas that can mean santas, angels, candy canes, snowflakes, snowmen, Christmas trees, and numerous others. Then pick out one scent and find various candles different sizes) to fill in the basket. Some favorite scents for the holiday season are pine, cranberry, gingerbread, cinnamon, and sugar cookies. There are many more out there that are related to Christmas but you can use any scent you want.