If you have a large circle of friends you know how expensive holidays, birthdays, and special occasions can be. In addition, finding the perfect gift for a friend or co-worker can be a daunting task especially if you don’t know them that well. Gift baskets are a simple, affordable way to show someone how important they are with out all the complications of traditional gift searching.
Choosing a memorable basket can help your gift stand out and often time makes it seem more personal. When choosing a gift basket, the first thing to consider is the container itself. Quality wicker baskets and stainless metal bowls are the best options. This allows them to be displayed and reused giving your basket greater versatility. Sending a gift comprised of small paper boxes that are not reusable not only creates waste, but it make you look cheap. Also, it is important to choose a basket that is full of gifts and goodies not fillers. Some baskets have Styrofoam space fillers or lots of paper that can make your basket less appealing.
Next, consider your relationship to the person. If it is someone you know well, you may want to get them a larger or more expensive basket. If you are newly acquainted, a smaller basket would most likely be more appropriate. The occasion is also an important factor in your decision. Choosing an appropriately themed basket shows the recipient that you put thought into the gift and makes it stand out. If it’s a birthday or holiday choose a basket that relates to the receivers interests or one that is filled with his/her favorite things. For instance, a cookie gift basket is perfect for a work birthday as it allow your co-worker to share the gift and feel special as they tell other about their gift. Baskets with a bottle of wine or small kitchen tools are perfect for house warmings.
Practicality is one of the most important features of any basket. There is nothing worse than getting a beautiful basket full of things you can’t use. If it isn’t something you would buy or use, do you really think your friend will? Lastly, always look for a basket that is unique and different. After all, there is nothing better than getting a basket of tasty treats you’ve never seen before and gifts like that will always be remembered!