In our society, most people find themselves living a busy lifestyle. Our lives can get super busy with working full-time, continuing education, owning a business, balancing our friends and family, plus trying to squeeze in a small ounce of self-care. Finding unique gifts for your special someone can sometimes be challenging.
Even though you might feel your time is depleted most days, it is important to take time out to show the special people in your life how much you care.
You Can Never Go Wrong With Gift Baskets
A gift basket full of unique gifts can be used to celebrate and honor people in a special way. You can personalize and fill the baskets with goodies that your special someone will enjoy.
If you are looking for a cost effective gift then a personalized gift basket is a good choice.
You can get very creative with the material you use for your gift baskets. You can purchase baskets, totes or box from numerous different stores. You can check out stores like your local dollar tree or Walmart.
You can also find good deals and bargains at stores like Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or Ross. When you’re out shopping don’t forget to check the clearance aisles for products and gift baskets.
The Human Touch
As a child, I fell in love with cards for every occasion. I was always intrigued by the unique gifts and cards that really spoke to my heart. I spent a lot of time when I was younger searching for the perfect card for my parents. There was something about the smile that landed across their faces when they open the card and saw my handwritten message.
As I got older, I begin to experience with writing my own messages and I quickly learned that the human touch means so much.
I love adding cards, special notes, and poems to all the unique gifts I make. When you take the time to personalize a message it adds the secret ingredient to make your gift basket extra special. We need to take every opportunity we have to share our love and thoughts
GIFT BASKET IDEAS:
1. New Parent Gift Basket:
This basket can be filled with items that most people totally forget about that will help mom and dad get through the first week.
- Breakfast or Granola Bars
- Epsom Salt
- Lip Balm
- Water Bottle
- Pain Meds
- His and Her Body Washes
- Eye Drop Medicine
- Soft Tissue
2. Date Night Gift Basket:
This is a fun and exciting way to have a date night at home.
- Movie (check out the lowest price movie bins at Walmart)
- Throw Blanket
- Pasta (noodles of your choice)
- Pasta Sauce (Marinara or Fettuccine)
- Candy (pick out a variety of 2-3 different types)
- Beverage (I like the small bottles of sparkling cider – sold at the dollar store)
SPA Gift Basket:
This gift basket is great for relaxation. This is actually on of my favorite gift baskets to give and receive. I love to DIY by manicure and pedicure plus long tub baths always soothe my soul. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love the smell of candles in their home.
- Eye Mask
- Nail Polish (find a color that adds some spice to her life)
- Massage Oil
- Nail Clippers
- Scented Lotions
- Scented Body Washes
- Aloe or Fuzzy Socks
- Looah or Body Scrubber
4. Car Care Kit Gift basket:
This is a great gift for the special men in your life. I made one for my dad for Christmas and he wouldn’t stop smiling. He loves to wash his car, so I knew this would be great for him.
- Detailing Towels
- Cleaning wipes (used to wipe and clean the interior)
- Car Wash Soap/Wax
- Air fresheners (the new car scent is my favorite)
- Window Cleaner
- Tire Cleaner
- Tire Shiner
- Tire Gauge
- Scrubbing Brush (used for tires)
5. House Warming Gift Basket:
This gift idea is great to give to someone that is just settling into a new place. I would suggest grabbing a small laundry basket and fill it with goodies any homeowner could use. Here is my sample list of things you can include.
You should make sure you grab items that they can use in their new home.
- Sandwich Bags
- Toilet Tissue
- Kitchen Paper Towels
- Paper Plates
- Laundry Dry Sheets
- Hand Soap
- Air Freshener
- Dish Detergent
- Lint Rollers
- Clothes Hangers
- Scrub Brush
- Cleaning Supplies
6. Get Well Gift Basket:
This gift basket should be created to help your special someone feel better. When someone is sick or recovering from sickness or injury this is a great way to cheer them up.
- Fresh Baked Goodies (if you are a baker)
- Hand Sanitizer.
- Lip Balm
- Magazine or Book (find an interesting read that can keep them entertained)
- Tea (you can mix flavors, my favorite would be the green tea with lemon/ginseng)
- Vitamin C Drops
7. Gardening gift basket idea:
Gardening gift baskets are great for those who love gardening. You can present this type of basket for any occasion.
- A variety of seed packets
- Small Hand Shovel
- Small Hand Rack
- Garden Decorations
- Kneel Board
- Gardening Gloves
- Liquid Fertilizer
- Peat moss containers to start seeds
- Garden spikes to identify plants (you can make these yourself)
8. Picnic Gift Basket:
This gift basket is great for the warmer months. If your special someone or couple enjoy being outdoors this is a romantic way to surprise them with a DIY picnic basket.
- Citronella Candles
- Bug Spray
- Paper bowls, cups, plates
- Garbage Bags
- Plastic utensils
- Freezer ice packs
- Collapsible cooler
- Salt and pepper shakers
- Wet Ones or Hand Sanitizer
9. Book Lover Gift Basket:
This gift basket is great for those who love to read.
- Books (2-3 different genres)
- Book Reading Light
- Book Mark
- Throw Blanket