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.