If you decide to surprise your loved ones with a non-standard gift, present them a basket with their favorite delicacies. It can contain any culinary delights. An original basket is filled with fruits, sweets, alcoholic, low-alcohol drinks, delicacies, tea, coffee, etc. It all depends on who you plan to give a present to. Food gift baskets can be offered for any occasion: birthdays, Christmas, housewarming, childbirth, christening, and even if you just decided to please someone with a pleasant surprise. In addition, baskets of delicacies can be given to your mom, dad, grandparents, sister or brother, friends, boss, colleagues, teachers, fitness trainers, etc.
What to put into the gift basket
The selection of products is chosen depending on the person’s gender, age, tastes, lifestyle, preferences and event. If your boss is fond of tea drinking, collect a tea basket for him/her. Add special blends of fragrant tea, a mug, a teapot, a chocolate bar, a notebook, a pen, a box of sweets. The main thing is that the gift looks stylish as a result. A fruit basket is a good present for your friend. Aromatic fruit will create a unique entourage at the party and will not harm the figure. For your fitness trainer try to select only healthy foods, such as vegetables and fruits, as well as greens.
How to fill a gift basket
First you need to choose a wicker basket, the size of which should correspond to what you are going to fill it with. To make it easier to put gifts into the basket and give volume, its bottom should be filled with sawdust or long paper strips. Start laying out gifts from the far edge of the basket (away from yourself). Place the highest and largest items there. Then move on to medium-sized and shaped products. Place them in the middle of the basket. Put small gifts in the remaining places. If the formed gift basket looks a little empty, add a few chocolates, sweets, tangerines. Make your gift original – decorate it with a fir twig or a small bouquet of fresh flowers. For decoration, you can use ribbons, colored paper, artificial flowers, berries and other elements. Not sure what culinary delights to choose? Check out Fruit and chocolate gift baskets to see what is best for your loved ones. Now let’s take a closer look at what food gift baskets are.
A gift basket for a newborn baby is in popular demand. A gift basket for a newborn is the perfect present at discharge from the hospital. Made in certain colors, it is usually decorated with satin ribbons, bows, soft toys. The design of the basket echoes in color and style with its contents. Inside there is everything you need for a baby: cosmetics, a pack of diapers, rattle toys, bathing toys, wet wipes, bodysuits, a hat, socks, a box for small things. Food gift baskets are wonderful gifts for women. Members of the female gender traditionally get sweets, flowers and fruit. It is these products that should be put into the basket. Keep in mind that it depends on the event. You can put a bottle of good champagne, expensive wine, a box of chocolates, sliced sausage, cheese, tea, or coffee. If the woman is watching her waistline, fill the basket with low-calorie and healthy food: fruit, vegetables, greens. Oranges, tangerines, bananas, seasonal fruit, berries, carrots, peppers, and a sprig of fresh celery are also suitable.
A food basket is a nice gift for men. As a rule, cigars and expensive alcohol are put in such baskets. You can also add good coffee, a jar of olives, caviar, links of sausage, hard cheese, bitter chocolate, lemons, a bottle of Coke, a stylish notebook, a pen, and a purse. Every man will appreciate a beer basket. It includes several bottles of his favorite beer and something salty for a snack: chips, peanuts, pistachios, crackers, string cheese. A fruit gift basket as a universal present may include the following fruits: tangerines, pineapple, bananas, pears, apples, oranges, kiwis, lemons, limes, pomegranates. Good tea, different chocolates and grapes can complement the basket.
Coffee and tea gift basket is a good present for both women and men. The basket includes several varieties of tea or coffee, chocolates, lemons, cookies, cakes, jam, honey, jam, sugar, jelly beans, various nuts in chocolate, cream, milk, and croissants. Child’s gift basket can be filled with the following items: fruit, sweets, toys, pastries. The favorite children’s sweet treats are Kinder Surprise toys, Kinder Milk, Kinder Delice, Nesquik, Kinder Joy, milk chocolate, M&Ms, skittles. You can put an interesting book, a board game, a toy, a disc with the child’s favorite cartoon. It should be noted that you can collect a food gift basket yourself. The main thing is to choose the right delicacies and decoration. Use your fantasy and put some heart into your present.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)