Unique Gifts for Unique People

Gift baskets can be the perfect solution for many people on your gift giving list, but you don’t want to give yet another fruit or cheese basket. Surprise your friends and family with gifts that are as unique as they are. Begin by using some of the following suggestions, or use these ideas to spark your imagination.

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Focus on a Hobby

Hobbies can make terrific theme for a gift basket. For example, if you have a gamer in your life, use a bin that will hold video games as the basket. Fill it with one amazing trinket such as one of the video game swords for sale online. Next, add accessories like HDMI cords, controllers, or collectibles from their favorite game. Finish it off with a gift card to the local gaming retailer.

Give the Gift of a Night Out

Everyone loves a night out, so why not give one in a basket. Start with a large novelty popcorn bowl. Use shredded paper to create a cushion, and then fill it with microwave popcorn and copies of a couple of classic movies. Include a gift card to the local movie theater as well as one for their favorite restaurant.

Add Excitement to an Upcoming Vacation

If you have overheard a friend or family member talking about an upcoming vacation, use that as your gift basket theme. Instead of a basket, use a small travel cooler. Add your shredded paper filler, and then finish with items related to their destination. For example, if they are heading to Walt Disney World, place some guide books inside along with Disney themed candy, hats, sunglasses, and trinkets. Don’t forget the Disney gift card.

Whether you theme a gift basket around a hobby, a night out, or an upcoming vacation, these unique presents will show your friends and family that you listen and care about them. They will be surprised to find a basket filled with special items that you picked out with them in mind.

3 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Gift Basket

Whether you’re buying a gift for your personal assistant, your grandmother, or your kid’s math teacher, you can’t go wrong with a gift basket. These versatile gifts, stocked with assortments of gourmet foods and treats, are always a big hit. Choosing the perfect gourmet gift baskets for your recipients can be tough, however. With so many to choose from, it can be hard to decide between candy-filled baskets, wine-themed baskets, and savory snack baskets. Here are three great tips sure to help you choose the right basket for your recipient.

Packaging

If your recipient values style, choose a basket that looks good enough to eat. Baskets come in many sizes, shapes, and styles, ranging from unadorned wicker options to colorful baskets covered in ribbons and bows. The presentation is an important part of any gift, so choose a basket style that suits your recipient’s taste.

Contents

While bows and ribbons make for fun embellishment, they’re not as important as the contents of your basket. Before shopping, consider your recipient’s tastes and preferences. Are they chocolate lovers, or do they prefer relaxing with a scone and a hot cup of tea? Are they always munching on salty snacks? Do they have a subscription to a wine of the week club? Are they more likely to enjoy artisanal cheese or caramel-coated popcorn? Once you’ve narrowed down their preferences, you can start shopping for gourmet gift baskets. Options range from baskets filled with epicurean goodies to baskets filled with soup mixes. You’re sure to find a basket that makes your recipient smile.

Shipping

If you’re sending a basket to a friend or loved one who lives far away, make sure the gift basket you’ve chosen can be shipped to their location. If the basket contains perishable foods, for example, like fruit, it’s important to choose a company that guarantees freshness on arrival.

Gift giving can be hard, but choosing gift baskets is easy. They’re the perfect present for the person who has everything!

Indoor plants make a good gift

Browsing through previous blog posts I found this “lucky bamboo” pic. We bought the plant as gift to hubby.

If you are still thinking of what to give those in your Christmas list, indoor plants are a good gift idea this season. Indoor plants are not expensive and give positive energy to anyone exposed to them.

And if you happen to grow indoor plants, selling them can be a good source of earning extra this Christmas.

Green indoor plants give calming or soothing effect. They also improve the air we breathe at home and the workplace as they absorb harmful gases present in the air.