Birthday Gift Baskets – The Ideal Gift For Everyone!
by: Wendy Wood
No matter how old we are, we enjoy being remembered on that special day of
the year that celebrates the day we were born! Birthdays are a time to recognize
special people in our lives with joyous celebration. It is a time-honored
tradition to pay tribute the birthday gal or guy with a mouth-watering cake
decorated with sugar-laden frosting sculptures and a candle representing every
year of their life on earth! We bestow on them gifts and cards filled with
birthday verses and best wishes for many more birthdays to come. Birthdays are
just plain fun!
Typically, the most difficult part of the birthday celebration is deciding
what to buy the recipient. After all, what do you buy for someone who has it
all? Admit it – every year it becomes more difficult to find the “perfect” gift
for your mom, dad, sibling, husband, and even the kids in your family. How much
time do you spend thinking about it and ultimately browsing through department
stores without a clue?
Birthday gift baskets are an excellent choice for the birthday gal or guy at
any age – they are virtually fail-proof and always a big hit with the recipient.
The question may come to mind, “What are the perfect ingredients for a gift
basket?” That will vary from one individual to the next. The great thing about
birthday gift baskets is that they can be built for children and adults of any
age – and based on their unique interests and likes. The following ideas may
help you in selecting a birthday gift basket for everyone on your list:
You can’t ever go wrong with a birthday basket designed for every special
woman in your life, whether it is your mom, grandmom, wife, sister, or daughter.
Women love to be pampered. A pampering basket may include bath and body
products, a loofah, a fragrant candle, an inspirational book, and a CD of
soothing sounds of nature. The woman who enjoys gardening would welcome a basket
containing a garden trowel, gloves, decorative garden picks, seeds, and hand
lotion packed in a decorative flower pot. For the tea lover, a perfect basket
would consist of flavored teas, biscotti, a tea infuser, and a china tea pot.
Men are not as hard to please as you think – and a birthday gift basket is a
perfect solution for that hard-to-buy for dad, husband, brother, grandfather,
son, or boss! If he is your handyman, fill the basket with small tools and
gadgets he is always mentioning he needs but never buys. Don’t forget to add
some treats to round out the basket – after all, you will want to satisfy that
sweet tooth. Consider a sports-oriented theme for this birthday gift basket.
There are great options out there for sports enthusiasts in every category. If
you are thinking about something with a little more style, a bottle of cognac,
his favorite cigars, and gourmet treats may appeal to him – packaged in a brown
The sky is the limit when selecting a birthday gift basket for a kid of any
age. Stick to items that are age-specific from babies through teens. Consider
items that you know the child likes. You can stick with a specific theme or
create a hodge-podge of items that you know will bring hours of enjoyment to a
child. Ideas for an assortment of items are a small stuffed animal, books based
on age and interest, healthy snacks, travel-size games, small puzzles, and
flavored beverages for kids. Consider containers they can reuse.
If you just do not know what items to select, consider a gourmet food basket
that usually satisfies everyone’s pallet – even the most hard to please! There
is no limit on what you can include in a birthday gift basket, but always
consider the recipient when making a gift basket purchase and ask yourself
whether or not he or she will like the birthday gift basket you select!
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Wendy Wood is the owner of Seek Gift Baskets, an online gift basket directory
listing professional gift basket designers from around the world.