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.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Season's Pick: Customized Autumn Gift Baskets

After those long and scorching days of summer, autumn comes as a relief. With a charm of its own, this season is all about cozy dinner parties with co-workers and friends, family gatherings, and some really delicious food. What you can do to make things more beautiful is to gift something interesting to your hostess. While a bouquet of flower or a bottle of wine might be usual gifts that you can fall back upon, you should make an extra effort to pick customized gift baskets that are far from your mundane gift items and would be the perfect choice for your hostess.
Just like any other gift, you need to be a little thoughtful about choosing autumn gift baskets, which is why some homework, planning and preparation should go into the process. After all, there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your gift being appreciated by your recipient!  
Since gift baskets, are available in different shapes and sizes and with varying contents, you can easily choose the ideal type based on what your intended recipient’s tastes and preferences are. Here are some interesting autumn gift basket ideas to be considered –
  • Relaxation gift basket – We often forget to thank people who make our lives beautiful. An autumn gift basket picked with the relaxation theme in mind would be the best idea to express your love, honor and appreciation for a particular person. Make him/her feel special by giving one of these luxurious gift baskets, which usually pack a wide variety of items in a cane basket such as organic hard candies, a box of Davidson tea, an elegant looking ceramic mug and some organic roasted almonds etc. It’s better if you are well aware about the personal choices of the concerned person and can customize the gift basket accordingly. For instance, if he/she is fond of spa and body care, you can include products like hand lotion, massage oil, moisture crème, loofah, body soap etc. in the basket.
  • Gift tray – Try out something like this if the host or hostess is extremely fond of chocolates and fruits. Usually, such unique gift baskets contain fresh seasonal fruits organized neatly on a tray shaped like an autumn leaf. Milk chocolate walnut apples, triple chocolates, walnut toffees etc. could also be included in these baskets.
  • DIY autumn gift basket – If you are planning to give a pleasant surprise to the host, consider making a gift basket yourself. Get a simple cane basket and a can of spray paint. Paint the basket in several coats and make sure that all the crannies and the corners are covered perfectly. Include varied things like hazelnuts, notebooks, little kitchen towels, stamp, some message cards/gift cards etc to make the entire gift a special one bearing your personal touch.
  • Tea gift basket – If your host is one who just can’t live without a cup of tea, this would be the perfect choice for him/her. Just imagine how soothing he/she would feel to sip a warm cup of Ahmad cinnamon tea from a nice looking ceramic mug! These baskets could also include Guylian chocolates, gourmet English tea cookies, holiday chocolate cookies, biscotti etc. By gifting such a basket that’s full of holiday goodies and teas in special flavors, you are sure to bring a smile on your recipients’ lips.  
  • Beach relaxation gift basket – This is perhaps one of the best gift baskets for the season of fall. After all, who wouldn’t love to enjoy the relaxation and scent of the beach? A typical beach relaxation basket would include all the essentials like a plus size robe, set of white towels, slippers and varying range of bath products like shower gel, bath salts, bath scrub, body lotion, hand soap, bath tea, scented sachet etc.
These are some of the most popular autumn gift baskets from which you can take your pick.