Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Unique Gift Baskets to Celebrate Senior Citizens Day

Old age is the reflection of a beautiful journey called “life”.  It is a time to cherish that past filled with triumphs, tribulations, laughter and pain, all of which have contributed in their own way to create a beautiful present. Old age often brings experience and wisdom, which when shared by the seniors, can become the foundation of knowledge for the future generation. Therefore, old age is something to be proud of. After all, Henri Frederic Amiel rightly quoted, “To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living”.

This Senior Citizen’s Day, let us tell the elderly how much we love and care for them by presenting them with unique gift baskets and just watching the innocent smile on their faces. Colorful gift baskets, both general and customized ones, are available in many online stores. You just have to browse the wide variety to take your pick from them. Here are some ideas that can help you select the right gift basket for your elders to help them celebrate Senior Citizen’s Day in style:

  • Organic Gift Baskets: Being natural and healthy, these gift baskets are unmatched bundles of joy for the seniors. Packed with farm-fresh organic food combined with some healthy pasta, sauces and breadsticks, not to mention a creamy chocolate bar at time, they pack a lot of variety that satiates the taste buds like no other food. No wonder why these unique gift baskets feature high on the list of many shoppers as offer yummy but healthy food options for the seniors.  
  • Wine Gift Baskets: A gift basket with two bottles of wine along with a box of snacks, cheese and dark chocolates is a fantasy come true. So, why don’t you make this day more special by gifting the elders something to raise a toast to? Some of the wine gift baskets may even come with a combination of roasted peanuts, hot sweet mustard and pepper crackers to make the celebration delectable. Bountiful Vineyard, California Splendor and 91 Point Spanish Paella are few of the classic varieties to select from.
  • Health Gift Baskets: The best way to show the elders that you care is to gift them a customized basket of healthy goodies. These baskets contain various types of sugar free and low-calorie brownies, health bars, snacks, teas and other munchies. Heart Healthy, Sugar free and Diabetic baskets are some of those well-being packages, which will assure the elders that it is indeed a healthy Senior Citizen’s Day.
  • Gourmet Gift Baskets: If the seniors of your house are real foodies, then these baskets offer a variety that you will never be able to say no to. Starting from their favorite wines, cookies, pasta and chocolates, to delicious cheese, wafers, candies and much more, you will get an exclusive range of items to fill your basket of love. Some baskets like the Country Gourmet and Classy Italian Dinner are specially designed to meet the preferences of the wisest persons of your family.
  • Spa Gift Baskets: If your parents or grandparents are regular visitors to spas and massage parlors, then the Spa gift baskets are “the baskets” to select this Senior Citizen’s Day. A varied range of shower gels, body lotions, scrubs, soaps, scents et all are the actual essence of these baskets, which are often complemented by bath towels, slippers and relaxation CDs. Beach Relaxation and Harvest Spa Gift baskets are some that a senior will need to enjoy a spa experience right at home.

Whatever you gift the elderly this Senior Citizen’s Day, nothing will match your love, compassion and care. Your relentless support to their stooping shoulders and shaking hands is the true expression of your respect and love. And these beautifully wrapped gift baskets with a lovely personalized note will definitely speak for you a lot more than mere words.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Gift Ideas for Labor Day

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September to mark the American Labor Movement. This day is dedicated to the economic and social accomplishment of workers. Labor Day offers the working people a rare three-day weekend, which is lapped up by many to enjoy picnics, camping and social gatherings with friends and family. In many states, this day also marks, albeit unofficially, the end of summer and the commencement of school. Therefore, children and youngsters too take part in the festivities that are organized when Labor Day weekend rolls around. In case you have been planning to send gifts to loved ones to make their Labor Day celebrations special, here are some ideas that can help:

  • Gourmet Delicacies: Typically, Labor Day parties include some type of outdoor dining. So, packing a lunch basket with chocolates, cookies, fresh fruits, munchies and other gourmet delicacies are sure to be winners. A lot of online gift stores stock a variety of chocolates, fruits and organic gift baskets, from which you can take your pick. In case your recipients have health issues, you may even shop for heart healthy gift baskets, sugar-free/diabetic gift baskets or gluten-free gift baskets.
  • Wine Gift Baskets: No celebration can be complete without a glass of wine or champagne. So, order unique wine gift baskets which pack your intended recipient’s favorite wines and let them raise a toast in style.
  • Spa Gifts: Instead of spending a day-out, if your loved ones would rather have a day of indulgence at a spa, you can send them spa gift vouchers. If they are not interested in stepping out and still want to be pampered, spa gift baskets are your ideal bet. Packed with spa essentials, these baskets are perfect to enjoy a spa session right at home. Designed to soothe frayed nerves, while offering the much-needed touch of stress relief, these spa baskets will help your loved ones pamper themselves in royal style.
  • Tickets to Sporting Events: For sports enthusiasts, nothing can beat the tickets to their favorite outdoor sporting events. You too can gift such tickets to your recipients this Labor Day to bring some unique quotient to your gifts. In case there are no sporting events nearby, there’s no need to fret and fume. You can always choose from the bouquet of sports gift baskets and take your pick depending on what sport your recipient favors.
  • Home Decoration/Renovation Items: Rather than enjoying a rest day, some people may choose to decorate/renovate parts of their home on Labor Day. If your recipient is such a person who takes pride in working hard even on a holiday, you can chip in with gifts that pack home decoration items (such as picture frames, pen stands, vases etc) or toolkits and items for home repair.
  • Outdoor Game Kits: Spending time on camping can be difficult if you don’t have enough options to keep yourself occupied. To save your loved ones from this plight, especially if they have planned a camping trip this Labor Day, you can pick outdoor game kits that are easy to carry and will help the participants have an enjoyable time.

People in the US work long and hard and take pride in their reputation of being workaholic. Labor Day gives them a chance to break free from the strict schedule and enjoy some quality time with friends, family and loved ones to feel rejuvenated. This way, they are ready to come back to work with a renewed fervor. So, find some gifts to help your loved ones enjoy this day and add a personal note to show that you really love and care for them.