If you didn’t get out in the Black Friday shopping recently, you may choose to shop for friends and family presents when it is less chaotic. Or perhaps you’ve been diligent throughout the year about buying gifts. If you find yourself stumped on a present for family and friends, you might consider a gift basket this holiday as your present. Photo credit: www.newscommonsense.com
Holiday gift baskets make terrific presents for friends, family and co-workers for several reasons. Perhaps you know of a small item that would be suitable for the gift recipient but not sure about what else to get them. A gift basket is a perfect present because it can be a mixture of items all wrapped in a nice bow. Or you can create a theme.
Selecting items for your Gift Baskets
If you are close with the gift recipient, you could include pictures of special celebrations, decorating the gift basket with shared memorabilia, as well as including things in the gift basket that would only be remembered by you and the other person. Or if you know the person like s a kind of animal, like elephants or owls, for example you could pack it full of those items. Think of a purse hook, blanket and picture frame.
Perhaps they’ve recently gotten into an appreciation for wine, beer or cocktails. A nice set of glasses for one of these would be a terrific idea. Also, adding a book on wine selection, beer making or cocktail recipes would be a perfect addition to one of these baskets. And lastly, see if you can get tickets to wine tasting, beer tour or cocktail class. These are prevalent in cities all over and shouldn’t be hard to find.
If they are a relatively new friend or acquaintance then chances are that you might not know enough about the person to get them what they truly want, which is another reason that should be added to the list of why gift baskets are good ideas! You could add chocolate and tea to such a gift basket. It is relatively inexpensive but a good bet something they will enjoy. They truly offer an in-between style present for the person you are buying it for.
All things considered, creating a gift basket for your family, friends, and acquaintances doesn’t have to be that difficult at all. However, it only takes a little bit of time and consideration before packing it all together to think about what type of gifts you’ll be including. Whether you’ll be including large gifts, like reading books or small electronic gadgets, or smaller gifts like electronic accessories or other type of small gifts is really dependent upon your relationship with the other person.