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.
Stand Out From the CrowdWritten by Bob Bassett
A unique gift basket is sure to make a memorable impression. A gift basket is appropriate for almost every occasion, and with such a wide variety, it's possible to find something truly individual.
Some unique gift baskets focus on a specific location or event. Gift shops in tourist locations often have gift baskets with a selection of local foods and possibly tshirts or other souvenir items. For events, there are gift baskets with Mardi Gras themes and St. Patrick's day themes. There are also gift baskets to benefit certain causes where a percentage of sale from basket goes to a charity. Contact your favorite charitable organization for information on whether they have any gift basket programs.
Another use for a unique gift basket is a company promotion. Small gift baskets can be given away at trade shows and to prospective clients. Some retailers can create custom gift baskets around a certain theme, so you may be able to include items customized with your corporate logo. A gift basket of your products may be appropriate if your company sells bath items, for instance. For service based industries, a basket of cookies personalized with your logo is a unique conversation piece.