Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Unique Gift Baskets to Celebrate Patriot Day

In the history of the US, September 11th is a dark day when terrorist attacks claimed 2,977 lives. Ever since President Bush used his authority in 2012 to sign the resolution and proclaim September 11, 2002 as Patriot Day, this day has been celebrated as a day of remembrance. On this day, people across the country send flowers and gifts to honor their countrymen and support the family or friends of those who have lost a near and dear one in the 9/11 attacks. Be it commemorative gifts or bouquets to honor these brave men and women, you can select from a varied repertoire of several online gift shops to show how much you value the work and sacrifice of those who lost their lives on that fateful day of September 11th.

Here are some unique gift basket ideas for Patriot Day, from which you can take your pick:
  • Patriot bouquets: Nothing can pay a better tribute to the brave souls than a gift basket displaying patriotism. These days, many gift shops stock roses and other flowers with their petals dyed in red, white and blue hues, which help you create the perfect tribute to express your love and pride for the country. If you too want to wear your patriotism on your sleeves, you can choose one or more of these patriot bouquets to celebrate Patriot Day this year.
  • Cookies and other delectable items: Be it delicious cookies, munchies or chocolates, you can get a lot of variety to choose from with these gourmet gift baskets that pack ready to eat items, perfect for any patriotic occasion. Starting from bite-size nibblers and munchies to star-shaped cookies, such gift baskets pack a punch that’s sure to sweeten up any occasion.
  • Organic gift baskets: Gifts that pack organic foods and snacks of superior quality, complete with eco-friendly packaging, are in vogue these days. You too can pick some of these gift baskets that pack the power of nature to commemorate the brave souls who left us on 9/11.
  • Healthy gift baskets: Patriot Day celebration shouldn’t be limited to those who can gorge on chocolates and cookies. Even those with dietary and other health restrictions should take part in the events planned to salute the heroes. To make this possible, several wholesale gift shops offer gluten-free/heart-healthy/sugar-free/diabetic gift baskets. Depending on your recipient’s health and dietary restrictions, you can select from these gifts and ensure that everyone is playing his/her part in lifting the spirits of the friends and families of America's heroes.
  • Sports gift baskets: Some regions celebrate Patriot Day with several events like marathons, golf matches etc along with local parades and celebrations. You too can take part in these to experience how people honor their heroes. You may even gift sports gift baskets in this spirit to encourage your recipients’ participation in these activities. While golf gift baskets will help your recipients play a round or two of the game, those that pack running shoes, cookies etc will be perfect for runners who participate in the marathons.
To make all these gifts more special, you can include a personalized, heart-felt message that acts as your signature touch and goes on to show how much you care.

Friday, 12 September 2014

5 Fall Gift Basket Ideas

This autumn, give your gift giving ceremony a twist by sending unique gift baskets complete with a personalized message, which would delight your recipients and show them how much you care. Whether it’s delectable gourmet fall gift baskets filled with the gift of cookies, chocolates, cakes, cheese, organic fruits; fresh and beautiful flowers; or spa gifts, you will have all these and much more to choose from when you browse through the repertoire of reputed online gift shops.

If you are looking for some fall gift basket ideas that are ideal for birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, housewarmings and more, here are some to help you take your pick from:

  • Chocolates and cookies: Let the harvest season be full of fall sweetness and fun when you bring a wide variety of gourmet delights to the table of your recipients. Starting from classic chocolate treats to chocolate dips, delicious cookies, pretzels, fall-inspired sprinkles, drizzles and candies, you will have a lot to choose from. Many online gift shops pack these truly self-indulgent treats in unique gift packs, thus giving you the ideal solution to share your fall festivities with your loved ones.
  • Fresh harvest produce: Nothing beats the joy of tasting fresh farm produce and this fall, you can give the packaged foods a miss to vote in favor of organic food. Though the availability and variety of fall produce will depend largely on your region's climate, you can still face a dilemma while making a choice as a lot would be up for grabs. Be it fresh, seasonal fruits or locally made cheese/honey, you can’t go wrong when you pick fresh harvest produce – one of Nature's greatest gifts.
  • Dried fruits and nuts: Whether your recipients like salty or sweet snacks, munching dried fruits and nuts can be the ideal way for them to spend their evenings at home. Apart from dried fruits, nuts, dates, cranberries and raisins, you can also get tasty trail mixes or mix-and-match to produce one of your own signature combinations, which can then be given as gifts. 
  • Flowers: Whether you are looking for a riot of colors or a vibrant bouquet to spread the cheer around, fall flower gift baskets are your ideal bet. Though you can pick your chosen flowers to create a DIY gift basket, buying them from a gift shop would ensure that the in-house expert florists arrange the flowers beautifully to provide outstanding results that wow your recipients.
  • Spa gifts: Taking a break from the daily grind and stepping into a salon to enjoy a therapeutic spa where you can simply lie back and relax is a dream almost everyone nurtures. But often, this remains a distant dream as you just can’t find the time to pamper yourself. If your intended recipients too are in such a situation, you can help them with spa gift baskets that let them enjoy a relaxing spa, right at home. Most of these spa gift baskets pack all the essential spa products such as body lotion, shower gel, moisturizing body butter, bath crystals, bar soap, bath sponge, bath fizzers, nail brush, pumice stone, etc. to let your recipients enjoy a  rejuvenating spa session in the comfort of their homes.

When you buy these gifts from a reputed online store, you will get the chance to customize them with a handwritten note, which makes them one-of-a-kind. Some stores also allow you to choose special packaging to give your fall gifts a signature style that’s simply matchless. So, put on your creative hat to come up with fall gift ideas using the tips above that would bring joy to your family and friends.