Personalized Gift Baskets
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
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 basket”.
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
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:
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”