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Gift Baskets are the Best Way to Show your Love and Appreciation

Do you know what you are putting into your May Gift Baskets?  Well, let’s see… the first week of May we have Teacher Appreciation Week (don’t forget about last day of school gifts too), followed by Mother’s Day (don’t forget your Mother in Law) and what about all of those high school and college graduations.  The best thing about gift baskets is you can customize them to match the event of the recipient’s personality.

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Here are some terrific ideas on what to put in your May Gift Baskets –

The Sweet Tooth

Chocolates and candies are always great to include, who doesn’t love chocolate!  Sweet tooth’s will love to receive a basket full of chocolates, truffles, and chocolate-covered anything.  Their mouth will water when they set their sights on these delicious treats, like irresistibly crisp cookies, or slow-melting chocolates.

The Extravagant

For the person who likes nice things, choose items that are deliciously first class. Fresh and dried fruits, gourmet nuts, aged meats or salmon, a nice cheese and don’t forget a bottle of artisan water or a bottle of a top-of-the-line champagne.

The Giver

This person is constantly giving of their time and talents and never think about themselves.  Help them to relax and take a moment for themselves. Give items like fair trade coffee or chocolates, a great book, journal, a mug with a motivational quote an assortment of teas or coffee.  Make sure your basket has something that gives back to the person who gives everything.

The Hobbyist

There are so many gift options for this person on your list.  Create the gift around things they enjoy doing. The golfer, cooker, gardener, camper, wine enthusiast goer and so.  Need help…we can customize your basket with whatever hobby they enjoy.

The Relaxer

What is better than a trip to the spa???  Nothing, well maybe a trip to Hawaii! The relaxer is a person that loves to be in the moment, maybe with a good book or relaxing in the spa.  Bring the spa to the comforts of their home by suppling everything they will need to have a relaxing spa.  Luxurious lotions and shower gels, silk bath robe, bath matt, loofa and a clean scented candle is a great start. Adding truffles and tea or artisan water adds another WOW factor to the gift.

The Learner

This person is always interested in learning a new skill or something new!  A gift basket is a perfect way to give them the tools needed to get started.  If they want to learn how to make wine, cheese, play golf, paint.  A basket with the needed tools will be surely welcomed.


The Health Conscious

For the person who is conscious of what they eat, we can fill their basket with smart snacking options – of course, they taste great! We can also add in healthy dark chocolate because you know it is a vegetable!

The Gamer

Not everyone who loves to play games is into online games.  We can handle both.  Adding chips and dip, nuts, root beer, soda will have them ready for an all-nighter. Family game nights are also great for this gift basket.  So whether it’s for the all night gaming tournament, or for a Friday night family game night, we can make it sure to please.

The Gourmet

The Gourmet is always challenging themselves with the latest recipe or trying to up their popcorn to new heights.  Treat them with something extra special by including gourmet delights in the basket.  A monogrammed apron,  tea towels,  earth-friendly dish and hand soap for the kitchen,  cookbook,  wood spoon and a spatula make for great items.

The Coffee Lover

Cater to their taste with a basket that has everything you need to enjoy a great cup of Joe.  With items such as whole coffee beans, coffee press, biscotti, flavoring syrups, mug, and maybe even a book on coffees from around the world. The coffee basket will be everything this person loves about coffee and will allow them to make an impressive cup of coffee.

The Gardener

This is the person who likes to keep their hands dirty. New gardening gloves, hat, most-used gardening tools, an all natural bug repellent, sunscreen, water bottle, trail mix and even few packets of their favorite seeds.  The recipient of this gift will grow in gratitude.

The Golfer

Golf can we a way of life, some are obsessed with hitting those tiny balls off into the sunset.  Our golf basket is loaded with all the essentials and accessories.  We can include towels, tees, divot tools, club cover, hat, gloves, mug, and even a picture frame.  Make sure to include some snacks too!

The Chef

Give this gift to someone who loves to cook or the newly wed couple who loves cooking together. Items such as a cookbook, artesian cooking tools, apron, kitchen towels and linens, kitchen timer, and even a magnetic menu list are staples every cook should have. We will include new gadgets or all the tools to make a special meal.  Don’t forget to include wine that goes with the meal too.

No matter if the person on your list likes adventure or calm, sweet or savory, mild or spicy, a gift basket full of treats especially for them will be a welcomed gift.  We can prepare a personalized gift basket for anyone.


What to Buy: Smart Gifts For 5 Occasion

What to Buy: Smart Gifts For 5 Occasion

There’s nothing more impressive than a happy gift recipient. Below are five occasions and gifting options to help make your gift-giving easier, and we can help you with all five!

1426311959_Babycare_Pregnancy-01-128New Baby

Babies are such a joy and purchasing the right gift can be fairly easy because you could end up buying everything you see!  Below are a few items that make great gifts for the new little bundle of joy.

  • Baby time capsule
  • Layettes or outfit
  • Blankets with matching receiving blankets
  • Books and keepsake books
  • Rattle and chewable toys
  • Travel/emergency kit
  • Lullaby or soothing music
  • Don’t forget something for mommy

1426311952_vector_258_16-01-128New Job

Moving up the corporate ladder is a great opportunity that can sometimes come with long days and sometimes nights. Practical yet fun gifts can be given to share a congratulatory pat on the back.

  • Personalized note pad with pen/pencil set
  • Monogramed cufflinks or lapel pen
  • Personalized coffee mug with favorite coffee or tea
  • Picture frame for desk
  • Personalized lunch bag and mug with warmer
  • Personalized tote or messenger bag

1426311901_medicament_remedy_medicine-128Get Well

When someone is not feeling well, giving them something to cheer them up is almost better than medicine.

  • Get well care package
  • A comfy throw and slippers
  • A good book, devotional with pen or pencil
  • Essential oils gift set like lavender, frankincense, peppermint
  • Prepared meals
  • Favorite magazines or crossword puzzles

1426311963_home-128New Home

If your gifting list includes someone who recently became a homeowner, finding something nice to add to their home should not be a problem.

  • Welcome to your new home gift basket (maybe ingredients to make a delicious pasta dish)
  • Welcome mat
  • Gardening tools, gloves, and starter seeds
  • Tool kit with gift card to favorite hardware store
  • Door knocker and wreath for front door
  • Picture frame with photo album or scrapbooking supplies
  • Board and card games
  • Personalized return mailing labels


Buying from the happy couples pre-selected gift registry can be just about the easiest thing to do.  But what happens when there isn’t a registry, or when all the items have been purchased (I’ve never seen that happen but for the sake of this gift idea…)?

  • Wedding care package or gift basket
  • Wedding time capsule
  • Monogrammed welcome door mat
  • All natural home products with cotton dish clothes sets
  • Monogrammed soaps and towel sets
  • Elegant place mats, napkin rings and place card holders


A note to the wise gift-giver:

Make sure to be wise on color and scent choices when purchasing gifts for others.  Stick with neutrals, and fresh scents if you have to buy them.

The Personal Gift Basket would love to create beautiful, unforgettable gifts for any occasion. Call us at 866-532-4023 to place your gifting order today.





The Communication of Gifting

Gifting is a form of communication. Whether personal or business, a gift can tell the recipient what you think of them, how important and appreciated he or she is or even your perception of them.

When you give a gift without putting time and effort into making the right selection for the person receiving the gift, it can give the impression of giving a thoughtless gift.

Personal Gifting:

The biggest mistake in gifting is giving the recipient something you like and not thinking about what they would like. Just because you feel someone should love chocolate-covered espresso beans because you do, or buying your friend (who you’ve only seen in a suit when he attended a funeral) a sports coat because you liked it, doesn’t mean they will.

If you go as far as thinking of someone to give a gift to, go a step further and consider them when you are purchasing the gift. And yes, you can put you own personal spin on the gift, however never forget the recipient entirely.

Business Gifting:

Most of the time in business gifting, we don’t know our recipients likes and dislikes. There are many reason corporate gifting is necessary, even if you don’t know the likes and dislikes of the receiver, however there are two reasons that should be on every businesses gifting reasons list. One of those reasons is thanking them for their business and two is staying top of mind, keeping your name in the front of their rolodex (or smart phone) for whatever you do.

Deciding on a dollar amount can be the easy part, picking a gift can be the hard part (that’s where we come in). Use the gift as a way to display your talents and skills as well as saying thank you or we appreciate you. Your customer will remember unique gifts especially those gifts that add a personal touch or show that you know them (because we should know our best customers…right?).

So no matter who you’re buying for; business or personal, just know that what you send is just as important as who you’re sending it to.

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Our team of concierge gift shoppers and gift designers will select the perfect gift for your loved one, family member, friend, colleague or client. We will take personal pride and care in selecting a gift that will help you shine and impress the receiver. We’ll save you time by shopping for you, creating a custom gift basket for you or wrapping a gift you have already purchased to make it look amazing with beautiful embellishments.

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