As fall is the traditional harvest season,
giving the bountiful gift of food and drink is always appreciated and is suitable for wide range of recipients. Attending a late September soiree? Treat your hostess to a bottle of crisp chardonnay along with a delectable spice cake on a platter strewn with autumn leaves. Or, another version of this gift might be a fine bottle of merlot accompanying a tray of pumpkin bread. Fruit and vegetables heaping from a basket decorated with orange and brown ribbon is always a great remembrance.
Be sure to stock your fall gift pantry with some autumn mugs and packs or gourmet apple cider. A mug designed with acorns, some cider mix and a few cinnamon sticks is a wonderful all-purpose remembrance that is seasonally thoughtful. A bottle of liquor or gourmet pumpkin spice coffee are other beverage choices to consider. To bolster up a small gift of this nature, give a recipe book filled with great drinks for cool weather to make at home. Keep in mind, that when giving a basket of food and drink, your garnishes will help give it autumn appeal—acorns, small ornamental gourds and dried fall flowers are perfect accompaniments.
Fall scented candles are all purpose gifts as well. Stock your pantry with mulberry, evergreen, vanilla, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg fragranced candles in a variety of sizes. These can also be given in fall baskets along with a small trinket like a leaf-shaped candy dish, a small wreath of fall flowers, some native corn or even a small tin of candy corn. To bolster up this simple gift, add a hurricane, glass fairy lamp, tea light and votive candleholders, candle lighter, snuffer, etc…
A great gift for someone special with a fall birthday could be a real maple leave covered in copper—great for a dresser or desk ornament. Jewelry with a fall motif is also a great idea: leaf, acorn and pumpkin pins; beads in fall colors; even acrylic pieces holding real dried fall flowers can be found. Of course books are great birthday gifts too—give your favorite gardener a novelty book about scarecrows, your favorite hostess a book about autumn accents and your favorite kid a book about farms during the harvest season.
Some other gift items that can be given can easily be found designed with fall images: quilts or throws for cool autumn evenings, mugs and plates, welcome mats, sweaters, scarves, vests, jackets, socks, plant containers, pitchers, framed prints, book bags, wreath of fall flowers, table centerpiece, maple leaf stationary, rugs, picture frames, gourmet blend of nuts and nutcracker, leaf shaped soaps, fall stamps and stickers, all-purpose ceramic bowls, etc…
Giving a seasonal gift reflects a special time of year and sets it apart from more ordinary gifts. Because fall precipitates the holidays, you might also include Halloween or Thanksgiving items too.