Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Season's Pick: Customized Autumn Gift Baskets

After those long and scorching days of summer, autumn comes as a relief. With a charm of its own, this season is all about cozy dinner parties with co-workers and friends, family gatherings, and some really delicious food. What you can do to make things more beautiful is to gift something interesting to your hostess. While a bouquet of flower or a bottle of wine might be usual gifts that you can fall back upon, you should make an extra effort to pick customized gift baskets that are far from your mundane gift items and would be the perfect choice for your hostess.
Just like any other gift, you need to be a little thoughtful about choosing autumn gift baskets, which is why some homework, planning and preparation should go into the process. After all, there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your gift being appreciated by your recipient!  
Since gift baskets, are available in different shapes and sizes and with varying contents, you can easily choose the ideal type based on what your intended recipient’s tastes and preferences are. Here are some interesting autumn gift basket ideas to be considered –
  • Relaxation gift basket – We often forget to thank people who make our lives beautiful. An autumn gift basket picked with the relaxation theme in mind would be the best idea to express your love, honor and appreciation for a particular person. Make him/her feel special by giving one of these luxurious gift baskets, which usually pack a wide variety of items in a cane basket such as organic hard candies, a box of Davidson tea, an elegant looking ceramic mug and some organic roasted almonds etc. It’s better if you are well aware about the personal choices of the concerned person and can customize the gift basket accordingly. For instance, if he/she is fond of spa and body care, you can include products like hand lotion, massage oil, moisture crème, loofah, body soap etc. in the basket.
  • Gift tray – Try out something like this if the host or hostess is extremely fond of chocolates and fruits. Usually, such unique gift baskets contain fresh seasonal fruits organized neatly on a tray shaped like an autumn leaf. Milk chocolate walnut apples, triple chocolates, walnut toffees etc. could also be included in these baskets.
  • DIY autumn gift basket – If you are planning to give a pleasant surprise to the host, consider making a gift basket yourself. Get a simple cane basket and a can of spray paint. Paint the basket in several coats and make sure that all the crannies and the corners are covered perfectly. Include varied things like hazelnuts, notebooks, little kitchen towels, stamp, some message cards/gift cards etc to make the entire gift a special one bearing your personal touch.
  • Tea gift basket – If your host is one who just can’t live without a cup of tea, this would be the perfect choice for him/her. Just imagine how soothing he/she would feel to sip a warm cup of Ahmad cinnamon tea from a nice looking ceramic mug! These baskets could also include Guylian chocolates, gourmet English tea cookies, holiday chocolate cookies, biscotti etc. By gifting such a basket that’s full of holiday goodies and teas in special flavors, you are sure to bring a smile on your recipients’ lips.  
  • Beach relaxation gift basket – This is perhaps one of the best gift baskets for the season of fall. After all, who wouldn’t love to enjoy the relaxation and scent of the beach? A typical beach relaxation basket would include all the essentials like a plus size robe, set of white towels, slippers and varying range of bath products like shower gel, bath salts, bath scrub, body lotion, hand soap, bath tea, scented sachet etc.
These are some of the most popular autumn gift baskets from which you can take your pick.

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