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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Know These Gift Baskets Tips

For Kids

Kids are so easy to please. Giving a gift basket to a child is a fun idea. Most people don’t think of it, but kids love getting a big basket full of goodies! Then again, who doesn’t? The idea is to target the age group and shop for it. What a kid likes when he or she is 3 years old will contrast what they enjoy playing with when they’re 5. Some kids like going to the zoo, so a few tickets and a promise to go take them to the zoo is a great basket stuffer. Stay way from things like candy, clothing (and alcohol). Once again remember to get creative, and remember, kids are easy to please!

For Women

Gifting for women is just about as easy as gifting for men. There are tons of things women like such as, concerts, musicals, plays, romance novels, spa and salon packages, soups, bubble baths, lotions, magazines, massages, cds, wine, jewelry, movies, gift certificates, clothing, and lingerie, just to name a few. The trick to creating the perfect gift basket is to be unique. Little things like buying a centerpiece type glass bowl and using that for the basket will score you extra points for sure.

For Men

Here are a few quick ideas for creating a gift basket that any man would appreciate. Keeping in mind that just about every guy on the face of the earth likes sports, beer and food, one could assume stuffing a gift basket full of these things would please any man. Grab a couple tickets for the guy’s favorite team; pick up some mixed nuts, some good beef jerky, and a little bottle of Jack Daniels or a couple bottles of his favorite beer. If you really want to go all out you can throw in any of these as well; baking, chocolate, coupons, lottery tickets, concert tickets, movies, cds, video games, gift certificates, jewelry, golf gloves or other sports related gifts. The easiest way to find the perfect gift for a man is to think like a man!

Mom Low Cost Gifts Ideas

A photo album is always nice to have around the house. So if you have many photos that have never made into an album, here is your chance to do something very special and it won’t cost but a few dollars to do.

Go to your local thrift store and look for some old binders and some nice fabric, if you don’t have any at home. Then all you need is some pages that you can put your photos on. Decorate the binder for Mother’s Day and decorate the pages with the pictures on them with captions, buttons, lace, and charms, sort of like a scrapbook. This way the picture get put into an album and you make a inexpensive Mother’s Day gift for your mom.

Here are some silly but lovable and low cost gifts for mom, that are both meant to be funny or personal or both. She would treasure them for ever.

If she is a coffee or tea drinker then a Paint Your Own Mug would an excellent choice, with a painting done in your very hand, every time she takes a drink she will remember the time and love put into this wonderful gift, she would be the envy of all her friends.

Now with this handy kit, she can be paid for being a football widow. As referee, she is in charge! Getting ignored? Yellow Card! Got his mates over again? Red Card! Each card carries a penalty for the family from simply doing the laundry to taking her on a holiday – let the punishment fit the crime….

Mom is afraid of spiders and other bugs? The Spider Catcher is an innovative new product which uses two sets bristles to gently catch the spider, carefully trapping it until you release it outside.

With a trigger at one end and the bristles at the other, there is no need for Mom to spend nights on the couch because a spider has decided to move into the bedroom!

 

Gift Wrapping Tips

# Decoration – Instead of using ribbons and bows, make the decoration part of the gift. Tie a bunch of cinnamon stick on top with ribbon. Tie your package with satin or velvet ribbon and let the ends of the ribbon flow down the package. Add a silk flower inserted in the knot of the bow. If your recipient likes to cook, tie wooden kitchen utensils in the bow. Your ribbon or wrapping paper could be replaced with a decorative kitchen towel.

# Name Tags – Instead of using name tags, use the front cover from leftover Christmas or other holidays. Just cut along the crease and glue or tape the card to the top of your wrapped package. Most designs have some unprinted space to allow you to write the name of the recipient and a short note.

# Festive boxes – For small items, buy small Chinese take out cartons, the ones that have a folded top and metal handle. Decorate the outside with brightly colored stickers of hearts, flower, or Christmas themes. Write the recipients name on the top flaps.

# Original Wrapping Paper – At the craft store, buy sponges that have been cut into shapes of flowers, sailboats, etc. Dip them in paint and press them onto plain white wrapping paper or Kraft colored paper. Your decoration can fit the gift or the recipients taste.

# Trimmings – Instead of using bows on every package, buy ornaments or small toys when they are on sale. Use these items that best fit your recipient’s hobby or lifestyle and tie or glue them onto your package.

# Name Sacks – Sew up some red, blue, yellow, and green velvet squares into sacks. Turn down the top edge, sew in place to allow a small opening for a drawstring. Write the recipients name on the bag with glue and sprinkle the glue with glitter. Fill the sacks with candy or small toys. Use more string to wrap around the package and through the drawstring to secure the sacks.