I love giving people gift baskets. It takes a lot of thought to put together a gift basket and I feel like it’s much-appreciated. I like creating themes with things and not only giving them a singular gift but making an event out of it!
I thought that my sister and her boyfriend would love a “movie night” gift basket. They are both SO busy right now and don’t have a ton of time together. They also are such movie lovers that I know this is something they will like.
The movies “The Internship” and “We’re the Millers” both came out on Blu Ray/DVD recently and I thought this was the first item to put in the gift basket. They’re both HILARIOUS movies with amazing actors and actresses. I also want to include a box of microwavable popcorn, some sweet “movie theater” treats and a bottle of wine!
What are some gift baskets you’ve made in the past?
So you just found out that a close friend of yours is expecting a baby. How exciting! Now what to get her? Most of the gifts from here on out will be for the baby, so it’s nice to get something for the couple.
I’m a huge fan of gift baskets. To go in it, I recommend some cocoa butter for stretch marks, Preggie Pops (they help get rid of nausea), a cigar for dad to celebrate like in the old times, a couple of coffee mugs for the parents (Sharpie marker written on a white coffee mug, baked in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 mins will keep the writing and mug design), a box of saltines to help with nausea as well, as a pregnancy book!
I love giving gift baskets as gifts. They make for awesome gifts because you are able to combine several gifts into one big present and they all correlate together to form a common theme.
This year for Christmas, I made my brother-in-law and his fiance a gift basket that consists of a “date night”. They have a two-year-old and aren’t able to go out and do the things that they once could. They are both so busy with work and school that I don’t remember the last time they were able to take some time for themselves and have a night out!
In the gift basket, I put three gift certificates. One of these gift certificates was for $40 and is for their favorite restaurant: Applebee’s. The second gift certificate is for $20 for the movie theater in town so they can see a movie together. The third gift certificate is for a “night of babysitting and a sleepover” for their son to come stay at our house for the night so that they can have a night off and enjoy their date. Also included in the gift basket is two bottles of wine and a candle. I can’t wait to see their faces when they open this amazing gift on Christmas morning! They are going to love it!
Can you believe that August is already here? The months of June and July have flown by! This month, many new high school grads will be heading to college for the first time. If you want to send a new college student off to school with a gift that is useful, make them a gift basket.
Gift baskets are my favorite gift to give. I love them because they can be personalized and share a common theme. They are fun to make and it is very easy to add your own personal touch to a gift basket.
For a college student gift basket, I would start with a laundry basket. It is used to hold the rest of the gifts together and they can use the laundry basket for their dirty clothes. You can line the bottom with bath towels and add anything that you think a college student would use: quarters for the coin-laundry machines, a few easy-to make foods (Ramen Noodles, Spaghetti-O’s, cereal, etc), some school supplies (pens, erasers, paper clips, highlighters, etc), a shower caddy to keep the shower accessories organized, and whatever else you can think of!
Father’s Day is literally just around the corner. In fact it is tomorrow. I feel like a very bad daughter because I have yet to get my father a gift for Father’s Day. Life just gets to busy sometimes that it’s hard to stay organized! You would think that I would be on top of my game more.
Luckily, I work this weekend and we are having a Father’s Day supper with my whole family next weekend. Even though Father’s Day is tomorrow, I have a whole week to get him a great gift.
I came across this and it just screamed his name. This is the perfect gift for my dad. He loves to be outside and cook on the grill as much as possible. I saw this Barbeque Boss Gift Basket and instantly knew he would use it all of the time. It has sauces, cedar planks and seasoned skewers that will make any ordinary meal taste extraordinary!