Resisting gifts, as it is, is not easy. Unless they are tacky and useless, occasion or no occasion, gifts are always welcome. Since our love for gifts is so pure, how possible would it be then, to get not excited at the first sight of a gigantic hamper? These days, the more reasons there are to celebrate, the greater are the number of gift baskets to look through to pick the best one. However, not everything fits every occasion. Gift experts abide by a couple of crucial etiquettes when it comes to gifting.
Whatever the occasion may be, whether joyous or melancholic, the offering should make the recipient feel better than what he or she is already feeling. Therefore, what is the occasion should be the deciding factor of the kind of gift basket you want to send. When it is a celebratory moment, it should express the heartfelt joy of one who is giving it. Sometimes, when it is about a little gesture of your gratitude towards someone, a simple ‘just because’ gift, consider the recipient’s preferences. Bottom-line is, select an assortment of things that he or she will enjoy and not feel embarrassed by it.
Food Hamper: Hampers containing food are one of the most loved and desired gifts of all. A variety of meats (in various forms), gourmet cheeses, nuts and candies, form a delightful gift for a non-vegetarian. There is also a wide range of vegetarian food baskets, containing vegan products, organic fruits and vegetables. Beautiful baskets, containing baked delicacies, such as cookies, cupcakes, muffins, etc., make gorgeous visual treats. These hampers make a great ‘just because’ gift or thank-you gift for a loved one.
Wine Hamper: If you are a looking for a more sophisticated way of expressing your joy or gratitude, then there is nothing more elegant than wine baskets. Several bottles of fine wine, two glasses, a corkscrew and other wine accessories, this gift is especially popular with wine lovers. You can give it as a congratulatory gift for a recent success, retirement, and housewarming or use it as your go-to anniversary gift.
New Baby Basket: Newborn babies need various small items, such as diaper, pacifiers, socks, bottles, caps and rattles, which would fit snugly into a cute little gift basket. You can add some baby clothes, washcloth, soft toys, bibs, blankets and baby books to complete it.
Bath Spa Basket: Spa gift hampers are the nicest and most thoughtful gifts for someone who you feel needs to relax his or her nerves. A good amount of self-pampering helps to calm one’s senses and feel happy. Put in scented soaps and gels, lotions, oils, candles and bath salts for an enjoyable bathing experience. You may also add a loofah, some products for a pedicure and a cooling eye mask along with perfumes and a soft, high quality bathrobe.
Hobby Baskets: They make great inspirational gifts as the recipient feels that someone else, other than him or her, also understands his or her passion for something. There must be a friend who likes to play chess, another, who loves to knit and beautify his or her garden. Presenting them with gift baskets, which are all about them and their hobbies, would very much encourage them further. Hobbies can be anything and everything, hence, shop for hobby gifts accordingly.
Baskets for Everyone Else: Sometimes it becomes necessary to buy a gift for someone you are only acquainted with. Such obligatory gifts are usually for co-workers, business associates, an employee, or maybe even a distant aunt. Although these gift ideas are not so personal, in spite of that, they are simply a compilation of happy treats, which anyone can enjoy; all you have to do is search as broadly as possible. The only thing better than a gift, is a gift basket, which arrives unexpectedly at your doorstep.