Wednesday, 18 June 2014

6 Interesting Gift Ideas for Father's Day

Father is every child’s first hero and he is always special. He has given you a rock solid support in your life since the beginning, stood by you during uncertainty and growth, and done a lot more to make your life happy and comfortable. A special occasion like Father's Day is the right time for you to reciprocate his love with lovely gifts. Choosing Father's Day gifts is a breeze for some lucky souls. For others, it might require weeks to shortlist gifts that would be loved by the man. Whether your dad’s gift is easy to shop for or needs meticulous planning, you just can’t go wrong with these interesting gift ideas:

  • Delicious Treats: For the foodie dad, who loves to munch on freshly baked cookies or savor Sonoma cheese, gourmet treats such as snack mixes and chocolate bars are the ideal solution. Often packed in unique ways, which could be anything from a faux leather magazine holder to a caddie bag, these treats are sure to tickle the taste buds of food connoisseur dads.
  • Coffee Gift Baskets: If your dad just can’t do without his cup of coffee, you can shop for novel coffee gift baskets that include premium coffee grounds. Often accompanied by some delicious cookies and ceramic mugs, these gift baskets packed in gorgeous coffee themed containers are sure to up the spirits of your dad.
  • Wine Gift Baskets: Raising a toast with classic or contemporary wines is a surefire way to celebrate any occasion and Father’s Day is no different. Wine baskets with a celebrity touch can work wonders with your dad. Like the one featuring Francis Ford Coppola’s "Mammarella" line of authentic organic pastasauces (in the honor of his mother, Italia Pennino Coppola) in addition to Francis Coppola Diamond Claret and Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon can be fabulous. Other choices could be Ste. Michelle sparkling wines, Classic Spanish wines like the 91-point Crianza from Vina Eguia,, Cabernet and Merlot from Beaulieu Vineyardsand Cupcake Chardonnay wine, to list a few.
  • Organic Fruits and Vegetables: This is the right choice if you wish to emphasize on the health consciousness of your father. Pick from healthy, organic and seasonal vegetable and fruit gift baskets.Be it baskets packed with farm fresh produce; those having a bouquet of organic vegetables, herbs and olive oil or dried fruits; you will have a lot to choose from.

    You can also search to find heart healthy gift baskets, diabetic gift baskets, gluten-free gift baskets and sugar-free gift baskets. Items packed in such baskets will let your father enjoy the celebrations without upsetting his health and dietary restrictions.
  • Sport Gift Baskets: For dads who can’t get through their days without their staple dose of favorite sports, these gift baskets are the ideal choice. For golf enthusiasts, gift baskets like Caddy Snacks, Fore the 19th Hole! Gift Basket and Golf Pro Gift Basketare sure to be a big hit. Again, any football fan would truly appreciate gift baskets named Kick Off Cookies and Superbowl Gourmet Party Gift Basket. Most reputed online gift stores stock such gift baskets that can make the day special for dads who are huge sport fans.

You can make all these gifts special by adding a hand-made note to your father, where you express your love, respect and gratitude for the man who has sacrificed and contributed towards making you what you are today.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Celebrate June Solstice with Gourmet Gift Baskets

The June Solstice, also popular as the Northern Solstice, typically occurs on the 20th/21stJune according to the Gregorian calendar. It’s the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere; whereas it’s the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. Since the summer solstice signals the onset of summer, many festivities are planned during this time of the year. If you are also planning family gatherings or just want to visit the local festivals, some delicious gourmet gift baskets can add up to the festivities around.

Here are the most favorite picks for celebrating June Solstice in style:

  • Organic Gift Baskets: The June Solstice heralds new beginnings. As the crops start to ripen, this is the time for taking stock of things, and set goals to get started with a new life by incorporating healthy eating habits and a fitness regime, if you aren’t already doing it. Organic gift baskets are the ideal way to celebrate the summer solstice. They pack fresh and seasonal fruits and veggies, as well as organic herbs, which are tasty and also healthy. So, whether you are planning a barbeque with friends or a family gathering, having some organic gift baskets for company can be a great way to ensure good health for all.
  • Choco-licious Gifts: Chocolates+ Delicious =Choco-licious gifts. Almost everyone falls in love with chocolates irrespective of their age group. Delicious and classic chocolates wrapped in artistic packages can be the ideal gifts to celebrate the June Solstice.
  • Delicious Munchies: Be it freshly baked cookies, chocolate chips, raisins, oatmeal or Sonoma cheese, these cookie gift baskets are packed to the brim with delectable munchies that can be the perfect accompaniment for summer solstice celebrations. From kids and teenagers to adults and elders, everyone is sure to munch on these delicious items while partaking in the festive spirit.  
  • Spa Gift Baskets: The summer solstice promises that balmy, warmer days are ahead. So, many consider this to be the perfect time to indulge in some self-love and self-nurturing. You can opt for spa gift baskets for your loved ones to help them spend some quality, relaxing me-time at home with the magnificent products of these baskets – right from the bath essentials to scented candles, bathrobes and slippers. Some of these spa gifts may even come with soothing musical CDs that can recreate a zen-like atmosphere right at home. Your recipients will surely thank you for such gifts that will soothe their frayed nerves.
  • Sports Gift Baskets: Summer is the perfect time to go outdoors and play your favorite sport. Be it golf, football, beach volleyball, rugby or any other sport, you should plan to sweat it out in the sun to celebrate the June Solstice in true blue style. Many online gift stores have a variety of sports gift baskets, sorted on the basis of the type of sport, from which you can take your pick. Some of these may even pack quite a few delicious goodies, to replenish the energy of the players in between their on-field duties.

The June Solstice is an excellent time to strengthen your bonding with your loved ones. It’s also the time to start afresh in life to match your aspirations and goals. So, if you have been thinking of starting a fitness routine, opting for healthy eating habits, or indulging in a sport, do it now. And remember to spread the festive cheer around with novel gourmet gift baskets.