Thursday, 26 December 2013

Spa Gifts - Organic Foods - Wines and other beverages

Ring out the old and ring in the new to welcome the New Year! And what better way to do this than by sending some wonderful and yet unique gifts to your friends and family this year? Once Christmas is over, people usually believe that the time for gifting is over. However, this does not have to be the case, given that gifts, especially the unique ones, can make the holiday more special. Having given a lot of thought over what to gift your loved ones for Christmas, it is often daunting when the choice has to be made again for ushering in the New Year. This is where a store offering gourmet gift baskets can come in handy. Since such a store would stock unique and customized contents in its gift baskets, you can easily take your pick to make them the perfect addition to your celebrations.
Food, drink, music and dancing are all part of your celebrations for ushering the New Year and this year, you can make it more special by adding some wonderfully unique gift baskets, which will definitely be a rage amongst your friends and family. Here are some of the truly beautiful baskets that you can choose for your loved ones to help them welcome the New Year in style:
  • Elegant Upscale Gift Baskets: One of the most beautiful things about the New Year is that there is no right thing or wrong thing when it comes to gifts. You can give almost anything, ranging from exquisite wines, to beers, chocolates and much more to ensure that you put a smile on the faces of your loved ones. However, when you do this in style by either choosing something extraordinary like antique chocolates or even putting the ubiquitous party snacks and munchies in a wonderfully designed basket that is truly unique, you add to the elegance of the gift, thus making it special and truly different in the real sense.
  • Wines and other beverages: A New Year’s party is nothing without its ubiquitous drinks, whether they are alcoholic or non-alcoholic. With a little bit of planning and research, it is possible to gift your loved ones some specialty beverages, especially wines and beers, which will not only add to their existing stock of beverages but will also increase the fun.
  • Fruits and other organic foods: With the Christmas dinner just having been digested, it is obvious that people are no longer in the mood for rich fattening food but are rather looking for foods that are healthy and can match the celebrations at hand. This is where the concept of organic foods and fruit baskets can come in handy. Apart from being fresh, these gourmet foods are excellent to snack upon without having to worry about the extra pounds they add to the body, unlike the traditional Christmas meal.
  • Personal relaxation and spa gifts: One of the most beautiful things about this holiday season is that it is the only time during the year that you get to relax. And what better way to express your love to your friends and family than by gifting them spa gift baskets or items that help them indulge in personal relaxation. Scented personal bath products, soothing candles, aroma shells or other products are all excellent choices for those who simply want to relax and rejuvenate before getting back to the grind.
While these are simply some of the options that you can choose from, it is important to know that this list is not exclusive. Depending on the recipient, you can always choose a gift that makes the celebration more special. Make sure that you have a budget in place and seek assistance, when required from the gift store personnel, to ensure that you enjoy shopping for the gift as much as your loved ones enjoy receiving it.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Customized gift baskets for Christmas

Almost everyone, irrespective of gender and age, loves to get gifts. If these gifts come from loved ones who have spent considerable time to find the ideal gifts and have added some personalized touches to make them special, the entire gift giving ceremony would become a special occasion. As the festive season is almost upon us, it’s time to search for unique gift baskets for your loved ones to usher the Yuletide spirit in style.
If you want to steer clear of last-minute frenzied buying, it pays to search online and locate a wholesale gift shop that stocks all that you plan to buy and even offers doorstep delivery. From chocolates and cookies to flowers and wines, you can get all these and more at most reputed gift stores. Here are some gift baskets that you can pick for your near and dear ones this Christmas to bring a smile on their faces:
  • Baskets with true Christmas spirit: Santa, the sleigh ride, reindeers – all these are ubiquitous images that we associate with Christmas. Therefore, it’s ideal to pick goodies packed in customized gift baskets that jog your memory back to these common Christmas elements. Be it unique gift baskets resembling Santa’s sleigh ride or Santa's hat that pack a punch with chocolates and cookies, or boxes packed with dry fruits and munchies that have golden reindeers painted outside to bring elegance and cheer for the upcoming holiday season, you can get a lot to take your pick from.
  • Chocolates: Those with a sweet tooth or a penchant for chocolates would love chocolate gift baskets. If you can add a personalized message to show how important your recipient is in your life, it would make all the difference.    
  • Organic fruits: The festive season scares many as the calories often pile up and make healthy eating go for a toss. If your intended recipients too are scared of the same, you can make their lives easier by gifting organic fruit baskets. By packing fresh and juicy seasonal fruits, these baskets can help them indulge their taste buds without worrying about health concerns.
  • Dietary gift baskets: Suffering from a health condition shouldn’t come in the way of celebrations. So, whether your recipients suffer from diabetes or any other health issue, you can safely invest in dietary gift baskets to help them be a part of the celebrations without toppling their diet regimen.
  • Wine and Beer baskets: These baskets, available to suit various budgets, can give your recipients the perfect way to raise a toast. Be it a family gathering or a party for friends and loved ones, having some rich wine would be the ideal way to let the festive spirit set in.  
Bouquet of flowers too can be a good choice. You can either choose a mix-and-match bouquet where different seasonal flowers are organized beautifully or opt for more classical alternative like a rose bouquet. If you are unsure about what would be a good choice for Christmas gifts, you may ask for gift assistance, which many online as well as physical gift stores provide.
It’s always wise to plan your Christmas gifts before the last minute, as that would give you ample time to browse different store collections and compare prices to shortlist the ones that suit both your budget and your recipients’ preferences. So, set your budget, decide on the types of gift baskets that you plan to gift your loved ones this festive season, and then go online to browse and select the chosen ones. You can ask the gift stores to deliver the gifts to your recipients’ doorsteps, which could add an element of surprise to make the entire process more enjoyable.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Veterans Day Gifts

Though war is not something that many of us want or like, it is always good to honor the veterans who served in the armed services during the times of necessity. Veterans Day is one such occasion that honors all the veterans who served in the armed services and celebrates their contributions and services. This holiday coincides with Remembrance Day and Armistice Day, which are observed in other parts of the world to mark the end of the World War I. With Veterans Day being a national holiday, it becomes the perfect way to celebrate this occasion with family and friends. And what better way to celebrate than by honoring these veterans with some customized gifts in the form of unique gift baskets?
Choosing gift baskets that are both unique and special for the occasion can be quite daunting. However, here are some simple choices that will help you create the perfect basket for your loved ones or those that you want to honor and thank on this day.
  • Health Foods: One of the most important things that you must keep in mind when gifting is to know about the likes and dislikes of the recipient. However, it goes without saying that gifting baskets filled with health foods, including fresh, organic fruits and foods as well as delicious dry fruits is the perfect way to express your feelings while also ensuring the special nature of the gift. Health food baskets could contain anything from fresh fruits, including crisp apples, oranges etc to cookies, cheese, focaccia crisps, salami, nuts like almonds cashews etc. some of these baskets may even pack in chocolates. It is important, however, to ensure that you are aware of any health issues that could be of concern for your intended recipient and steer clear of anything that might harm them.
  • Gourmet Goodies: Gourmet foods, including different types of cheese, fruit spreads, candies, dried fruits like apples, pineapples, strawberries and pears, as well as fruit and nut bars are perfect ways to express your feelings on this special day. These are unique foods that are usually not available in the market and can help you to show your affection and feelings in a special way.
  • Gourmet Wine and Cheese Baskets: Where the person is a wine and cheese buff, no other gift can be better than a special gourmet wine and cheese basket, which will definitely tickle the connoisseur’s taste buds. There are different types of wines as well as cheese that you can choose from to create your own customized gift basket for your loved ones.
  • Tea and Coffee Baskets: Specialty teas and special coffee blends are all great gifts for this season and you can take your pick from them to celebrate Veterans Day in style. When you add a beautifully designed ceramic mug, a beautiful tea towel, or some brilliantly designed tea cups and creamer or pot to the mix, you get a customized gift basket that adds both elegance as well as sophistication to the entire gift. Of course, the teas and coffees in question are all gourmet blends, which are completely organic and healthy, thus making it perfect for any age group.
  • Sports and Spa Baskets: Another perfect gift that you can choose for Veterans Day is from the sports corner or spa set. Where you know that the recipient is a fan of a particular sport or loves to relax in the spa, these baskets are perfect ways to let them know that you care.
Making Veterans Day really special and unique is all about knowing what to give and how to create it into something customized that meets the preferences of your intended recipients. Therefore, use the above tips to create your own customized baskets, which will definitely add some sparkle to the special occasion.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Unique Gift Baskets for Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in both the United States and Canada, which is celebrated officially to give thanks for being blessed with a good harvest in that year. While there are both religious and cultural connotations given to this particular holiday, it is celebrated these days as a secular holiday. This is a day, which is commemorated towards giving thanks to all the blessings, in terms of happiness, love, family, security and all the other good things that have come your way.
While celebrating Thanksgiving the traditional way is still popular, it goes without saying that there is no reason why you should not add something new to these traditions. Sending unique gift baskets to friends and family who do not live in your neighborhood is a great way of expressing your feelings. However, when you choose gift baskets for such special occasions, it is always imperative to understand what you are trying to say and how best you can say it. In other words, different gift baskets hold different meanings and choosing the best one to serve your purpose will make the gift and the day extra special.
Here are some ideas to make your recipient’s Thanksgiving Day special:
  • Fresh Flowers: One of the best ways in which you can express your feelings is by gifting fresh flowers. While the age old bouquets are definitely worth the consideration, having baskets that are unique and customized to suit the recipient is definitely worth a choice if you want to do something different. Of course, it is always important to make sure that the person loves flowers and is not allergic to any particular one.
  • Chocolate gift hampers: Whether it is love or simple joy or gratitude, there is nothing better than chocolates to express your feelings for your recipients. And when gourmet chocolates enter the equation, it becomes perhaps one of the best ways to convey your feelings. For example, you can gift a hamper filled with Lindt truffles, Harry London Cookie Joys, a fudge cup, chocolate loreos and marshmallows to express your thanks or even love to another person for simply being there. Of course, when you know the likes and dislikes of the other person, you can always get it customized to suit their needs, making it even more special.
  • Relaxation or spa gifts: When you are gifting a parent or someone whom you know has been offering you rock-solid support and has been handling several things to make your life easier and joyous, relaxation should be the foremost theme on your mind. What makes it really special is that you could choose from a wide variety of items, including coffee, tea, shower gels, bath salts, body lotions, organic foods; just about anything that will put a smile on the person’s face and ensure that he/she feels relaxed and pampered. Tea hampers, coffee baskets, spa baskets etc are perfect gifts for saying thank you to someone really special.
  • Gourmet gifts: If you want to take it a notch higher on the elegance front, you could always opt for gourmet foods like cheeses, wines, chocolates, Italian foods, crackers etc, which not only make the gift special but also add an elegant touch to it. When all these ingredients are placed in an elegant leather basket or something equally special, there is no denying the special nature or the high level of sophistication involved in such gifting.
While the type of gifts that you can give someone for Thanksgiving is endless, the choice will ultimately depend on what they like and what you want to express. Therefore, know the tastes and preferences of your intended recipients before you start searching for unique gift baskets to convey your thanks and appreciate their presence in your life on this Thanksgiving Day.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Why choose fresh fruit gift baskets?

Be it your co-worker, best friend or teacher, a nicely decorated gift basket can turn out to be an excellent gift, when customized with special care. If you have been bored with gift baskets of wine and beer, tea and coffee, chocolates, flowers and delicious candies, which are the most common ideas for gift baskets, you can take a break and tread a different path, while looking for something really exceptional such as fresh fruit gift baskets. With the fresh and juicy seasonal fruits, some of which are often coupled with delicious chocolates, these baskets happen to be one of the most preferred gift baskets among both the buyers and the recipients. If you have always looked for something organic that combine the best seasonal flavors, fresh fruit gift baskets are going to be the ideal choice for you. 

Here are some of the most popular fruit gift baskets, from which you can choose the one that best suits your budget and your recipient’s tastes:

Fabulous fruit gift basket – With a nice looking basket, decorated with a bow, this gift item packs juicy and fresh seasonal fruits, along with a variety of cheese, crackers, crunchy almonds, mini mustards, summer sausage, chocolate fudge cookies, truffles, raspberry bar, Ghirardelli bar etc. With so many types of exciting things to munch and savor, these baskets are sure to delight anyone’s palate! 

Fruit and Chocolate gift baskets, especially for fall – Autumn comes with its own charms and you can make things all the more beautiful by presenting an autumn fruit and chocolate gift basket to your recipients. Shaped like an elegant tower, a beautiful gift basket, which contains dark chocolate caramel gems, juicy oranges, milk-chocolate covered cashews, crispy biscuits etc, it is perfect to celebrate the magic of fall. Pick one of these baskets and enjoy the hot chocolate and cocoa to stay warm on autumn nights.

Fruit medley gift basket, a fruit lovers’ delight – If you are a real lover of fresh fruits, this one may attract you the most. Comprising of the best collection of apples, pears and oranges of the season, it’s an absolute delight for any fruit lover’s taste buds. What’s more, you can always customize the collection according to your preference and availability of fruits.

Dried fruit gift basket – If you are not quite fond of those juicy fruits or want to try out something with a bit of difference, you may pick dried fruit baskets. A collection of dates, ruby red palms, jumbo pears, peaches etc. will surely make an exciting gift to give away to your loved ones. You can use them as a birthday gift basket or even as a corporate thank you gift basket.

Share the health gift basket – A large array of fresh fruits along with cookies and best chocolates in a well decorated basket is another fabulous option for you. Share healthy wishes with your loved ones with a bunch of crispy apples, juicy oranges, cheese, Columbus salami, almonds, focaccia crisps, pistachios and cookies.

Organic fruit box gift basket – You can make a picturesque box with the best fresh fruits of the season that will exemplify sustainability and health for your recipient. Such a collection will comprise of ten organic certified fruits such as pears, apples and oranges. Including the seasonal fruits in the basket will surely add an unmatched charm to the entire process of gift giving.

Well decorated gift baskets have always been attractive to all. Including fresh fruits in them will definitely add to their glory. So, take your pick from the above mentioned options and wait for the glimpse of joy on your recipients’ faces.