A Gift for Any OccasionWritten by Bob Bassett
Gone are days of all-purpose fruit basket. Gift baskets are now available in every size and shape, containing everything from cookies to coffee to chocolate, and for every occasion, from holidays to weddings to new babies. When you are stuck trying to find "perfect gift," don't overlook a gift basket.
Birthdays are a great occasion for a gift basket. There are indulgent chocolate gift baskets or spa packages with lotions, bubble bath, and a loofah for her to pamper herself. For him there are baskets centered around his favorite sports team or activities like golf. For either, there are are a huge variety of baskets packed with treats catering to every preference.
Anniversaries are another good time to give a gift basket. Nothing is more romantic than a candlelit evening with a bottle of wine and chocolates, unless it's a picnic for two, complete with dinnerware and a blanket to sit on. For a luxurious surprise, there are gourmet baskets, loaded with cheeses, fruits, sweets, and other delicacies.
Sympathetic ExpressionsWritten by Bob Bassett
Sometimes it is hard to know what to say to someone who has experienced an accident, illness, or loss. A sympathy gift basket can let them know that you care, even when you can't find words.
Many times, a gourmet or fruit sympathy gift basket will be greatly appreciated. During difficult times, cooking is often one of household tasks that is neglected and your gift of ready made or easy to prepare food items will be a great help. When choosing a sympathy gift basket, take into account circumstances. Try to avoid selections containing alcohol. Also try to avoid gift baskets with items that require a great deal of care or preparation.
Some sympathy gift baskets come with flowers. This can be a nice choice for someone who has suffered an illness or accident and is recovering, but keep in mind that families who have suffered a loss will most likely be bombarded with flowers and may appreciate a basket without. If you can't be with family, many online retailers can deliver sympathy gift baskets to most locations. this can be a nice way of showing that your thoughts are with recipients even if you can't be there in person.