Make Your Own Gourmet Gift Baskets

Written by Donna Monday

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** Coffee Gift Basket Your favorite coffee lover will enjoy fresh gourmet ground roasted coffee (or their favorite brand), flavored creamer, cookies and a fun coffee mug.

** Italian Gift Basket include a variety of dried gourmet pasta like spinach, whole wheat, or dried tomato, two jars of pasta sauce, fresh mozzarella and parmesan cheese, garlic bread and fancy olive oil.

** Tea Lovers Gift Basket you can include several varieties of black tea, green tea and herbal teas, a mug and homemade butter cookies adds a nice finishing touch.

** Champagne or Beer Gift Basket -repparttar champagne basket would be elegant: includes a bottle of fine champagne, cheese and crackers, and fancy chocolates;repparttar 145236 beer basket includes several domestic and/or imported beers, lagers, or ales, chips, pretzels and nuts.

** Pet Gift Basket dog and cat gift baskets arerepparttar 145237 most popular. For a dog you can include: homemade doggie biscuits or cookies, a doggie collar, doggie toys. For a cat you can include: cat treats, cat nip and cat toys.

Now you know that all it takes to make a unique gift basket that will be treasured is a little ingenuity and your personal touch.

Donna Monday Copyright 2005 Find it Quick in a Click

Ten Things You Should Know Before Buying Educational Toys

Written by Michelle Andrews

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5.Ways of use: Canrepparttar toy be used in many different positions? Can it be used in different kinds of play?

6.Popularity: Is it a popular toy? Can it be tied-in with other media such as storybooks, television or movies?

7.Flexibility: Does it have adjustable volume, speed, and level of difficulty?

8.Opportunities for interaction: Doesrepparttar 145235 toy provide a chance for you or other children to be involved? Will it build social skills?

9.Individuality and growth: Willrepparttar 145236 toy engage your child in activities that indicaterepparttar 145237 child's developmental age and growth? Does it reflectrepparttar 145238 child's interests?

10.Safety and durability: Isrepparttar 145239 toy durable, considering your child's age and strength? Is it safe?

So, giving your childrepparttar 145240 right toys will be benefit for all. Your child's play time is not only a time of fun and development for them, but can also be a great way for you to relax and enjoy your child's company. With educational toys, you can follow, supervise and direct your child's development, and find great thrill and amusement in their playtime activities.

Michelle Andrews, a former middle school teacher who now stays home with his three children. He wrote "Parent's Guide on How to Raise a Smart Child by Choosing the Right Educational Toys." Visit his Website at

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