Skip to main content

Great Ideas for Holiday Gift Baskets

pc-season-cookie-boxHoliday gift baskets have long been a favorite to give and to get, but many of the commercially produced gift baskets lack creativity, imagination and style. In order to create a truly unique and interesting gift basket it is important to know a little bit about the recipient, and to plan accordingly.

There are many recipients for whom gift baskets are the perfect choice, including office associates, business colleagues and customers. These gift baskets are perfect as corporate gifts as well, and many companies provide their employees with colorful and fun gift baskets as a way of thanking them for their service throughout the year.

While corporate gift baskets and gift baskets provided to business associates may all be the same, often consisting of bottles of wine, cheese, cookies, crackers, chocolates or other foods, when it comes to family and friends you may want to put your own unique and personal spin on the gift basket by creating baskets they will find charming, different, and useful. Consider these ideas for some truly unique holiday gift baskets:

The Golf Lover’s Basket – A large basket filled with golf balls, personalized tees, golf club covers, and other items. You may also want to include a book of golf tips or a gift certificate for greens fees at a local golf course.

The Travel Basket – The travel enthusiast on your list may enjoy a basket filled with travel essentials. Some of the items you may want to include are neck pillows, travel wallets, passport holders and travel guides. You may want to include a gift certificate for travel services or frequent flier miles as well.

The Chocolate Lover’s Basket – Just about everyone loves chocolate, and creating a gift filled with gourmet chocolates, chocolate chip cookies, hot fudge ice cream toppings and packets of hot chocolate is sure to be appreciated by those chocolate lovers on your list. You may want to include a couple of your favorite chocolate rich recipes as well.

The Pet Basket – The pet lovers on your list are sure to enjoy a basket filled with lots of pet friendly goodies. Among the items you can include in this special basket are dog and cat toys, special treats, gourmet dog biscuits and catnip. In lieu of a basket, you can package it all in a fluffy cat or dog bed. You may want to include a gift certificate for the local pet store, or a contribution to the local animal shelter in the recipient’s name, as well.

These gift basket ideas are of course only a few of the many items that can be used to create the perfect gift baskets. After you have all these great items assembled in an attractive basket, all you need to do is wrap it all in some red or green cellophane, tie it up with a big bow, and give it a place of honor under the Christmas tree.

Click here to shop now!


Popular posts from this blog

Impress Your Dad With A Father's Day Gift Basket

Picking out just the right Father's Day gift for your Dad isn’t always an easy task. 
Maybe your dad is the strong silent type who doesn’t ever give any clues about what he wants for Father’s Day, or maybe he just insists that you don’t need to get him anything at all.

When you’re not sure what to buy, a gift basket for Father's Day can be an excellent option. 
Father's Day gift baskets allow you to present your dad with something that is both creatively arranged and filled with things that he loves. There are many benefits of sending a gift basket for dad through the mail versus giving a traditional gift, and here are just a few.
Personalization of Father's Day Gift Baskets
Father’s Day sport themed gift baskets come in a wide variety of themes, from fishing and hunting to horses. Rather than choosing a gift basket based on the design theme, you can also send dad a gourmet food basket based on the foods that he loves. Anything from coffee and wine to chocolates and drink m…

Make it Personal: Why Your Mom Will Love a Mother's Day Gift Basket

What do you usually give your Mom on Mother's Day?
Flowers or candies might seem the obvious choice, but could you think of something more memorable to show the special lady in your life that you care? Even for the Mom who's 'got it all,' a Mother's Day gift basket is the perfect gift for Mother's Day.

Why Choose a Mother's Day Gift Basket?
With the broad range of Mother's Day gift baskets available, you can give a gift that's totally personal to her. Choosing a gift basket that matches her interests is not only a lovely gift basket, it also lets her know that you really know her as a person; not just someone who darns socks looks after the Grandkids or is there on the other end of the phone when things go wrong. If your Mom is a foodie, then choose a gourmet Mother's Day gift basket, or if she's a keen gardener, then a gardening themed gift basket will be a perfect choice. You can also find pampering gift baskets, gardening gift baskets, and m…

The Selfish Act Of Giving, by Laura Tucker

Traditional knowledge tells us the business of gift giving and receiving is built around the old adage, "It's better to give than to receive." As a society of giving people we want to make an acknowledgment to the people in our life of what the relationship means to us, but the act isn't nearly as selfless as it seems. 

At first, thought giving a gift seems like a selfless act, but once you follow all the thoughts involved, it isn't really selfless after all. There is something you are hoping to gain from it, so it can't be completely selfless. You're doing it so that you will feel good about yourself. Seeing that look on the recipient's face, the immediate knowledge that they've been waiting for this gift or are genuinely surprised by it is what we're waiting for. This becomes a gift to ourselves. 

When I shop for a gift for someone, I try to find something that lets them know how I connect to them, a symbol of our relationship. This is someth…