Friday, 24 October 2014

Have Fun with Movie Night Gift Baskets

Whether you are planning a movie night with your partner or friends and family, something to munch on is an absolute must to enjoy your movie marathon. However, it would kill all the fun if your host has to pause your favorite movie just to get into the kitchen and rustle up something every time the hunger pangs strike. A solution to this problem is to opt for movie night gift baskets that pack a range of delicious goodies. Though a bag of microwave popcorn is a common element of most such gift baskets, you can explore other choices too if you want to give the common fare a miss and pick some more enticing items. Even some gift baskets that give a spin to those ubiquitous popcorns are worth a try.

Here are some movie night gift basket ideas that can let you enjoy the movie theatre ambiance with delicious items and loved ones for company:
  • Candies and chocolates: Starting from old school candies like Candy Dots, Necco Wafers, Dubble Bubble, Mike & Ike Cherri Bubb, Cracker Jack, Pixy Sticks and Nik Nips to others such as Rasinettes and peanuts candies, you will be spoiled for choice when you search the stock of reputed online gift stores. If your recipients are chocolate lovers, you can take your pick from Godiva treats, Ghirardelli chocolate squares, etc. You may even choose pure chocolate bars or chocolate-covered treats such as Dolcetto Chocolate Pastry, Chocolate Truffle Almonds, Chocolate Hot Fudge Brownie and Cashew Roca Butter – to name just a few. Gift baskets that pack these goodies are sure to satiate any cocoa and candy craving for sure!
  • Popcorns with a twist: If you are not just satisfied with popcorns alone for your movie night, how about a gift basket that packs more? Starting from popcorn and gourmet popcorn seasoning to some more munchies packed along with a 10” film reel collectible tin would surely be admired by your recipients. Even the goodies packed in a movie theater popcorn box can be a good way to get started with your movie marathon. So, add some jazz to your movie night gathering with such gift baskets.
  • "Theme" movie gift baskets: If the group/host has planned to play some specific movies, you can create personalized "theme" movie gift baskets to up the surprise quotient. For example, packing chocolate goodies for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or rainbow candies before settling down to watch The Wizard of Oz could be worth a try.
  • Wine and beer: Washing down the delicacies with a bottle of beer or wine would be an ideal way to celebrate your movie night with friends and family or that special someone. Therefore, take your pick from a wide range of such gift baskets available at major wholesale gift stores.
  • Healthy gift baskets: In case your recipients include adults or others with dietary restrictions, you can choose from a wide range of dietary gift baskets such as gluten free gift baskets, diabetic gift baskets, sugar-free gift baskets etc.

Couples planning a movie night can also choose gift baskets with a snuggie, cozy slipper socks, scented candles, aroma oils, etc. to set the mood for a romantic night. So, plan ahead, choose your movie night gift baskets, add a personalized note and get ready for a great movie experience!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

5 Tips to Choose Baby Gift Baskets

Choosing gifts for adults is a tough choice but the task becomes tougher when your recipients are babies. Since you won’t know about their habits or preferences in most cases, choosing gifts that are useful and likeable by the little ones can be an uphill task. Though many people opt for toys, new clothes, baby products etc, deciding what to include in your baby gift baskets can often be an overwhelming choice as the market offers numerous options for you to choose from. To make your choice easier and faster, here are five tips that can help you sail through the tough act of choosing baby gift baskets:

  • Gender-specific gifts: If you know the gender of the baby, you can narrow your search down to gifts for the baby girl or boy. While soft toys to cuddle are good for both, you may widen your search to include other toys made of foam, ribbon or wood letters, which can let the little ones have some fun time. Usually, color themes that dominate baby girl gifts are pink and purple, while red and blue are for the boys.
  • Gender-neutral gifts: If the baby’s sex is unknown to you, you can opt for gift baskets in gender neutral colors such as green, yellow, brown and orange. Opting for gifts in pastel and light shades is also a good choice in such cases. Gifts like rubber ducks too can be considered, which can make bath time more enjoyable for the tiny tots, irrespective of their gender.
  • Baby supplies: If you want to give the stuffed animals and soft toys a miss, you can opt for gift baskets that pack a range of baby products. Starting from baby soaps, lotions, powder, baby comb, hair brushes and other bath products for the baby to portable diaper bags, bottles and other feeding products, you can get a wide variety to take your pick from.
  • Baby clothing: Starting from mini bodysuits to snuggle suits,sleepy hats, blankets and pillows,stroller blankets, shoes etc, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to buying baby clothes.Knowing the age and size of the baby will help you select the right clothing that fits well. However, you may opt for one-size baby clothing too in case you are unaware of the baby’s size.
  • Baby and others: It’s not compulsory that yourbaby gift baskets should contain gifts just for the baby. You can also include gifts for the parents, especially if they are new parents. By packing some essential supplies, you can help save the parents a trip to the store in case they forget something essential. In case the baby has an older sibling, including some gifts for him/her can be a good choice as this will not let any resentment breed, as is common with many siblings who feel neglected by all the attention the newest member of the family is getting.

Apart from helpful and useful baby items, you can also opt for a bouquet of flowers, gourmet gift baskets that pack “Welcome Baby” cards, chocolates, cakes and other delectable items. Remember to add a handmade note or message to your gifts or choose personalized packing options to create unique baby gift baskets.