Gift Baskets - Create Simple Easy Gifts For the Person Who
Have you ever thought about giving a personalized Gift
Is it just me or do you also get excited when you give a gift
to your friends and family and you know they love it!
The downside you give a gift and you just know they hate it!
Unfortunately you can't always get it right because what seems
right and the appropriate gift for you isn't always right and
appropriate for the person you are buying for.
Take my mother for instance, if you don't buy her a gift say
for Mothers Day you will be in the bad books for weeks. Now
before you agree with her, let me ask you this "What do you give
someone who has everything"? If you could walk around this ladies
house you would understand my problem!
Well over the years I have learnt how to stay in her good
books by creating something different and unique every year. I
also like to make it a gift that I make, so its personal and
comes from the heart. Yes you guessed it a personalized "gift
Leading up to the occasion, I take some time to think about
things that Mum has said she liked over the year and things that
she has pointed out in a book that she might like. Then I go
about looking for items that would fit into a theme that I can
put together into a "Basket". She loves "glass bowls" so I try to
use a glass bowl as the "basket" for my gift and then fill it
with items that she likes. It could be as simple as some
pampering items or a night out to the movies such as popcorn,
candies, a drink, chocolates and two movie tickets etc.
Gift Baskets can be all shapes and sizes, you are only limited
by your imagination and of course your budget. A gift basket
doesn't have to be big and elaborate it can be something small.
Presentation is the key to a stunning gift basket!
I have always struggled with "creative talent" so when I
discovered that making gift baskets was very simple, I became a
talented person over night!
Something I have found funny since I learnt how easy it was to
create a "Gift Basket" is how many friends copy my ideas and give
baskets to their friends.
I give "Gift Baskets" for all occasions - from Christmas to
Marriages, Arrival of a New Baby, Birthday Gifts for Boys or
Girls, Leaving Party in fact the reasons are endless.
For a boys birthday, how easy is it to get a bucket, spade and
sand digging equipment. A cool towel, hat or cap (write their
name on the hat to give it a unique look), a stick of sunscreen
or zinc cream. Then wrap it up !!
For a girl, they love lots of knick knacks or things they can
make. Try putting together packets of beads in a container with
compartments. Include some wire and hooks. Your local craft store
can help you with the items required. You can create this "Gift
Basket" for less than $15.00 and they love it !
About the Author - Donna Hamer is the author and publisher of
101 Gift Basket Ideas. For a Free 5 part Mini Course on how to
create your own "Personalized Gift Baskets" visit http://www.101giftbasketideas.com
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