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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.

Gift for Your Employee

– Everyone uses a memo pad even if the memo is only to themselves. Pick ones that reflect their hobbies or show the type of work they do.

– People are always looking for a paperclip for all those papers we still have. If you give a magnetic paperclip holder, they’ll always have their own paperclips. They can also play and make funny shapes when someone on the phone has put them on hold.

– Occasionally everyone has to take work home or get away from the desk to write or proofread what they wrote on the computer. Give them a lap desk. They have some lap desks that have a pillow on the part that fits on your legs. Some of them also have storage underneath the board.

– Baskets full of things are always good. Fill them up with an assortment of coffee sample packages, cocoa, jams and jellies, cookies and snacks, specialty teas, cheeses and meats.

– Did you ever plan on stopping on the way home from work to pick up something but forgot the one item that you really needed? We all have. But now, you can get door hanger note pads that say “Do Not Forget”. They hang on your office door knob or the your desk drawer. You write things on them as you think of them during the day. When you leave, the list is there for you to rip off the sheet and head to the car.

– We all sit in rush hour traffic each day. An audio book on cassettes will take their mind away from the traffic.

– The truth is, we are all clock watchers. Find a small, attractive desk clock. Just don’t give it to the person who is late every morning.

– We don’t always plan ahead. Most of us forget our umbrella on the day that it rains buckets. With the new mini-umbrella, you gave them, that won’t be a problem. Mini-umbrellas fit nicely inside a purse, briefcase, or desk drawer.

– Everyone loves those yellow little sticky notes. You can give a more decorated stack that’s printed with flowers, sailboats, mountains, or whatever hobby best suits the recipient.

– Did you ever receive a card that a guy had in his wallet until it was dog-eared. It looked pretty sad, didn’t it? Anyone who hands out their business card would appreciate a silver or gold cardholder case.

– Find the guy who took pictures of the last company functions; Christmas party, company picnic, company exhibit booth. Get all the pictures of the recipient and his co-workers and fill up a photo cube to place on a co-workers desk. Enclose a note that he can change out the photos for members of his family if he wants.

– We have mail and not everyone has a secretary to open it. A letter opener that reflects the hobby of the recipient will be a welcome gift.

Gift Giving Guide for Men

Choose Something Just For Her

The first tip is this: never buy her a gift that you would like to receive. You probably would not make the mistake of thinking she wants a new John Deere tractor. But you may think that home electronics items like TVs and stereos are fabulous gifts. A new plasma TV is probably not on her gift list. But if a TV, or even a tractor, does happen to be on her list, be sure to buy the one she wants, not the one you think she should have.

Avoid Housekeeping Aids

Another pearl of wisdom : never buy your sweetheart a household appliance, or something to make housework easier. She almost certainly will not be pleased. She may decide to clean house — by getting rid of your items. This prohibition includes cleaning products, like that extra large container of laundry soap that finally went on sale. A new, high-tech vacuum cleaner might be something she wants, but not as a Christmas gift from her sweetie.

Keep It Personal

Another clue to remember when searching for the perfect holiday gift for your special someone — a Chia Pet, or a house plant, is not a romantic gift. Your sister might like to receive a house plant from you, but it is probably safe to say that your sweetheart will be expecting something a little more personal.

Don’t Cut Corners

Jewelry can be the perfect gift for the woman you love for Christmas, but there are a couple of pitfalls to avoid. Always remember that an imitation diamond does not cut it, either figuratively or literally. Imagine the embarrassment she will feel when she tests her new ring in front of her friends by trying to cut glass with it. Such a scene could have dire consequences for your relationship. Buy the real thing.

Don’t Trust Your Fashion Sense

For many men, clothing often seems the ideal gift, especially when the women in their lives love clothes. If you are thinking about clothing for your special someone, please reconsider. While many men think they have a good sense of women’s fashions, in reality few do. If you give her clothes, she may act appreciative, but don’t ever expect to see her wear them.

Take A Hint

Although it may seem obvious, one of the most important gift-giving clues is: listen. Many women drop detailed hints about what they want. If you pay attention, she will probably tell you exactly what to buy for her. You can never disappoint her by giving her something she wants.

Presentation

Never underestimate the power of presentation. Beautiful paper, nice boxes, and bows that sparkle can set the stage, and increase your sweetheart’s anticipation of your gift. Duct tape is never acceptable, and plastic grocery bags do not make good gift bags. If you hire someone skilled to wrap that perfect gift, you give your sweetheart the gift of beauty in presentation, in addition to the gift within.

Your Love Shows Through

That “perfect” holiday gift may be something elusive, and always just out of reach. The gift you give her, whether perfect or not, if chosen thoughtfully will send the message that you cared enough to make the effort. Figuring out the perfect holiday gift for your special someone can be difficult. But following the above guidelines will help you put a smile on her face this holiday season.

 

A Baby Gift Basket

The new mom is going to have an intense period of adjustment before she gets settled into the routine of having another human being to look after, so she will need all the help possible from family and friends to make that transition as easy and memorable as possible. This should be a celebratory time for the new family, not a time of worry or stress, and a gift basket to commemorate the new addition can be just the thing to brighten their spirits even more, and maybe even supply them with some things that will end up coming in handy.

A baby gift basket can be one of the easiest way for you as the gift giver to be creative, and show the person your giving it to just how much you care about them. Instead of one big gift, you get to give out a plethora of trinkets, toys, and other fun items, wrapped together in a beautiful package which, in itself, can be a gorgeous thing to receive. A popular thing to do when buying a gift basket is to let the company who makes it fashion the wicker basket as a bassinet, within which are all the things you want to bestow upon the new child, making your gift all the more thoughtful and appropriate. Better yet, there are so many companies out there that are experts at making these sorts of things, so even if you’re not exactly Martha Stewart yourself, you can let an anonymous craftsperson make it seem like you should have your own cable show.

Within the gift basket, you’ll want to include the basics, those simple bare necessities. This means, teddy bears and or dolls are a given, as any parent will know a young child can never have enough teddy bears. If you want to be gender specific, you can go for the standard pink or blue color palettes to appease notions of femininity and masculinity, but many people nowadays are shying away from such black and white notions of sex, so your best bet is probably to stay as neutral as possible. This also means that you can go nuts and include just about anything in the toy department that you want to give the new baby. No longer do Tonka trucks mean ‘it’s a boy’ nor do Raggedy Ann dolls indicate the infant is a girl, so take advantage of this freedom in creating a truly unique and baby gift basket. Baby oil or baby wipes can be the new parent’s dream as well, since they’ll surely be running through plenty of both, so don’t be afraid to include the practical as well as the sentimental.

In addition to the variety of contents you can include in your basket, you also have the luxury of having a wide range of prices and sizes to choose from, as crafting gift baskets for babies is a burgeoning market right now baby. Obviously, if the expecting mother is only a co-worker or a casual acquaintance, you don’t want to present them with an elaborately fashioned and ornately packaged baby gift basket, as you’d probably be shelling out more money than you really want to spend. A nice, small gift basket can say everything you want to say, and do it in a classy, memorable way, without costing you the proverbial arm and leg.

 

Grandparents Birthday Gift Ideas

Plants & Bushes

Does your grandfather or grandmother love gardening? Perhaps a potted plant or bush would add to their joy and spruce up their yard. Plants and bushes are great birthday gifts as with proper care they last long for many years. Think of the size of their backyard or terrace or porch before getting them a plant.

Gourmet Gifts Basket

while a birthday cake for seniors may be too much, many of them love coffee & cookies. A deliciously arranged gift basket with gourmet items like coffee, tea, as well as cookies is yet another great birthday gift. Be sure to check their medical condition if they are recommended to keep distance for coffee or certain other gourmet items before buying.

Pet Products

Many of grandparents own pets as their buddies. They find pets the most trusted companions. If possible get a treat or a toy for their pets which would be really a great gift idea for their birthday.

Books

Seniors will surely appreciate a book from their favorite author. Almost every grandparent loves to spare their time with a good read whether it’s a fiction, a novel or spiritual piece of writing. No matter if your recipient may have a shelf full of books; he/she would never deny getting one more.

Movies

Everybody has a favorite movie, so as your grandparent. Book a ticket of his/her favorite movie or get him/her a DVD of their favorite flick. Often seniors love to watch flicks of the bygone era, so why not get them a CD or DVD of the movie that they hold dear to their heart!

Most Important thing to Consider

No matter how expensive or beautiful souvenir we buy for them, our grandparents’ love cannot be compared. Your time is the most important gift for them, so make sure you visit them on their birthday for sure. This will fill their heart with cheerfulness and a pretty smile will roll down their aging faces that will work like power booster ironing out all their fine lines. Give them a phone call right in the morning to wish him/her on their birthday.

Way to Pick the Right Birthday Gift

# Know your budget

How much are you willing to spend for a birthday gift? My logic to this is, if the person is well off I tend to give gifts that can be memorable but not necessarily expensive, however if the person has less in life, I tend to splurge a bit more on the gift I will give him. It all depends to the person you will be giving the gift to. This comes easy when the person directly tells you what he wants for his birthday. Only kids can do this, and if they do, give in to what they want only if it is within your means.

# Know the preference of the person

Giving a birthday gift to someone is easier to do when you really know the person. Because by then, you would know his likes and dislikes. With this info, you can now look for the gift that you know he will like to have in the first place. If the person is someone not close to you, you could start asking around or try to investigate. If he is a co-worker, ask him questions beforehand about his hobbies, or does he collects stuff. This will give you a clue on what to give him.

# The age matters

You can choose the right birthday gift if you know the age of the recipient because it is easier to look for the ones appropriate for them. This holds true most especially for younger celebrants. Choose the gift that you know will be useful for them or they would enjoy using. Giving a necktie to a 5 year old is something out of the window. Birthday gifts are meant to make people closer. The giver and the recipient can seal the friendship even more with exchanges of these presents. If you are a giver, try to look for the birthday gifts that will have meaning and purpose to the person you will be giving it. Do not just give for the heck of it; give because you like to give.

 

18th Birthday Gift for Your Daughter

Gift ideas for her can be anything from clothes, fashion accessories, and jewellery to a dinner party. Whatever it is, it must convey your love and affection for her! The top ten gift ideas would certainly feature clothes. Nice clothes are for all time and all occasion. Give your daughter the freedom to spend time with her friends and party till late in the night, as an eighteenth birthday only comes once in a person’s life. Therefore, the piece of cloth that you have decided to gift her to mark this special occasion could well be a party ware. It must be gorgeous, grand, and elegant at the same time. Ensure about the comfort factor and see that she can carry the dress with ease. On the other hand, if she is planning to relocate to a new town for higher studies, give her a wardrobe full of regular colorful clothes. Choose the colors carefully; they should be bright and represent the passion and enthusiasm of an eighteen year old teenager.

The 18th birthday gift ideas can also include jewellery and fashion accessories. These can turn out to be great presents for making your little princess look gorgeous and charming on her special day. Fashion accessories as presents from your side can make her feel like a grown-up lady. You can also add designer stoles, scarves, and leather handbags, for making her feel the essence of a woman. In case of presenting jewellery set, just think out of the box; gift her handmade sets or glass beads for inserting a down to earth feeling. The idea is to give her something unusual, to make her feel unique and different from all other teenage girls of her age. This will give her a special feeling, and a sense of importance and confidence in the years to come.

However, you can always give her a diamond studded earring set or a bracelet with her lucky gemstone; they are always precious and valuable, and will mean a lot to her. The 18th birthday gift ideas can also include a warm family dinner! It would be an occasion to remember forever, especially if your daughter is planning to move out of the town. Invite everyone – grandparents, cousins, uncles and aunts for celebrating the special occasion and light up a candle in the dinner table. There cannot be any better gift ideas for her than this.

Therefore, make every effort to make the occasion a memorable one!

 

Get a Perfect Birthday Gift with These Tips

When you are choosing a gift for the person’s birthday, always do consider the age and taste of the person. The gift should be basically compatible to the person in such a way that smile comes on his/her face. Or we can say in other words that the gift meets the expectations of the person.

There are many choices for you to buy gifts for him/her. But before selecting one from these choices make a small list of items that you may presents and then from that list choose the gift that the person will really admire and love. Now, let us see some of the miscellaneous gifts:

For Him

Coin watches, personalized mugs, fragrances for him, a photo frame with a photo, jersey of his favorite basketball player, spa treatment and more similar options are in trend.

For Her

rose bouquet, diamond gift, magazine subscription, stuff toys, a box of candies and chocolates, fragrances, memorable date, card, etc can be the items to be gifted to her that will really please her.
Apart from all these ideas, you may also go for driving, pampering, singing or flying experiences as they also make a perfect birthday gift.

Now if you are all set to buy a gift, there are two options for buying it.

The first option is that you may go and visit numerous gift shops and stores down the street and buy the best suitable birthday presents.
The other option is online shopping. This is more convenient way to opt for. Fairly, majority of retailers now own online facility for shopping. The advantage of this mode is that you can look around for the good you want to buy on various shopping sites and buy the best product at best price.
Apart from all these present ideas if you want to give a present that something is more than a normal gift, then you can go for buying a star. Yes my friends this gift idea is really an out of space idea that the other person would have never imagined in his/her dreams also. It is now official that you can name a star on someone’s name. The process includes getting a certificate for registration.

After reading this article, I am sure you will be occupied with so many gift ideas to present but do keep a thing in your mind that presenting a material presents is not enough, you should consider several vital factors so as to ensure that the gift that you are presenting on the birthday is the most suitable one with many unforgettable memories that they may treasure and cherish for really long time.