Many people assume that gift baskets are only appropriate to give around the holidays. However, giving a basket filled with gifts as a birthday present can be a way to show the birthday person how much you care. Whether you make a basket filled with necessities or create a crafty basket for the birthday person, there are many ideas you can use to make and give a memorable birthday basket.
Personalized Gift Baskets
Gift baskets can be filled with anything. While it can be easy to simply purchase a pre-filled basket, you can personalize the basket you give the birthday person by filling it with things he enjoys. You can fill the basket with items such as necessities like socks, a pair of gloves, a scarf or even useful items such as razors, deodorant, and more. Baskets can also be filled with things the birthday person enjoys rather than things he needs. For example, you could fill a boy’s basket with items such as trading cards, chewing gum, candy, DVD’s, video games, and more.
Before you make a gift basket, find out what the person likes. If you do not know the person very well, you can always create a basket filled with items such as movie tickets, a DVD, popcorn, and theater candy.
Baskets filled with edible goods can be an ideal gift for people who enjoy trying new or gourmet foods. Many places offer gourmet food baskets that feature various cheeses, meats, and condiments, as well as other specialized foods. You can also find baskets that have gourmet sweets, as well. If you want to give a basket filled with sweets, you can try making the food yourself. Dessert foods such as cookies, truffles, and brownies can be made easily at home.
Another basket option is to create a basket filled with pre-made mixes such as cookie mix, brownie mix, and more. You can make the mixes yourself by adding the dry ingredients of each mixture to a mason jar. Add a label and bow to each jar. Once you label the jars, add them to the basket. You could also add other jars to the basket such as a jar of chocolate chips or oatmeal. If the birthday person is crafty, she can use the mason jars for other things once she uses the ingredients.
Another edible basket idea is a fruit basket. Many places now offer gourmet fruit baskets that have chocolate and white chocolate dipped fresh fruits. However, if you want to give an edible gift, ensure that you give a present with foods the birthday person will enjoy.
Gift baskets are not just for holiday gift giving. When you want to give someone a memorable birthday gift, a basket filled with items the person loves can be the perfect idea. Not only does a basket give you the opportunity to give the person a variety of things he enjoys, but it also shows him that you put thought into the gift, as well.