Gift baskets, baskets and boxes have come a long way over the past decade. Things have changed and gift baskets have moved into more trendy territory. In fact, you’re less likely to see real cane baskets now wrapped in plastic. Now you can expect to see fantastic prints and fabulous gift boxes filled with delicious treats. You may have to shop around to make sure you find the stores with the latest gift wrapping, but it’s worth it. Who wants to send a gift that the recipient won’t love from start to finish?
Of course, there are so many occasions throughout the year when you might need to congratulate someone or say “thank you”, so what kind of gift should you send and what should your gift include? We’ve put together a list of the best gift categories with ideas to help you get started!
GIFT BOXES FOR CHILDREN
It is quite obvious that you will be sending this type of gift to someone expecting a baby or a new parent. There are really two important occasions surrounding pregnancy; the baby shower held before the baby is born and in the days following the baby’s birth.
A baby shower can be tricky if you don’t know the baby’s gender, so it’s good to stick to neutrals. Gender neutral options are much more popular at the moment as people are moving away from pink for girls and blue for boys.
Choose classic gift ideas. For example, an heirloom baby blanket will always come in handy. You can expect new parents to have their own nursery set up already, but gifts like a blanket can be used at the park, for travel, or for play. Teething and stuffed toys will always be appreciated as babies can always use more than one!
Cuddle gifts are a good alternative for new parents too, especially if they seem to be really overloaded with baby stuff! New parents will love the idea of pampering products like herbal teas, body oil and candles. It is a truly thoughtful gift when there is a new baby in the house and they will thank you for the little moments of relaxation they will enjoy.
Beauty products also make great birthday gifts, and they’re not just for women! Men can now enjoy a pampering gift that gives them some rejuvenating time. When looking for beauty gifts, make sure they are of high quality. Look for organic and natural products if you can, as these products often have more time invested in them (not mass-produced) and offer a better end-user experience.
WINE AND CHOCOLATE
What about wine and chocolate? Well, most people will love a good gift of wine and chocolate, but it’s best to check that they drink alcohol. Sending wine to a non-drinker could be a major gift-giving misstep! If you really want to impress, discover the variety of wine they drink. Red or white wine? Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc?
A good quality wine is also essential. Many alcohol stores have in-store reviews viewed by staff or go online and read Google reviews. The chocolates also have to be top notch. We recommend handcrafted chocolates because there is a lot of care, taste and attention in their making and this will be passed on in your gift.
TEA AND COFFEE
If you’ve found that the gift recipient doesn’t drink wine, then tea and coffee are your choice! Mixed with delicious cookies, nuts and chocolates, tea and coffee gifts will be a favorite.
These gift boxes are ideal corporate gifts for bulk orders or staff gifts because they can be enjoyed for afternoon tea in the office. They are also “non-offensive” in that almost everyone drinks tea and coffee, so you can purchase these gifts and send them in bulk without having to think about the individual tastes of each gift recipient.
Depending on your preferences, you can opt for a standard English tea for breakfast or get creative with a unique herbal tea. You may want to look at healthier versions of cookies and chocolates and choose nut mixes, crispbreads, and chutneys instead.
Gifts of champagne and chocolate are a popular choice at Christmas (keeping in mind everything we’ve discussed about alcohol) as bubbles have such a celebratory vibe during the holiday season.
Make your gift more like Christmas by adding seasonal treats like puddings, cakes and sauces for Christmas-themed desserts. A nice addition to your gift are cute little things like Christmas tree decorations, party snaps and candy canes. They add an instant element of party, fun and color that the gift recipient will love and won’t break the bank.
Handcrafted by Artists
There are so many scam websites out there that “sell” reborns dolls and countless other stores such as eBay and Amazon, that sell illegal copies of sculpts. DO NOT buy these! If you love reborns and want to continue to see these works of art, you need to purchase direct from trusted artists and ensure they are authentic kits!
When you purchase a reborn from Best Reborns, you will always be purchasing an authentic sculpt sourced from trusted dealers only. In doing so, we are supporting the very talented sculptors who make it possible for reborn artists, like us, to create these works of art, that you love so much.
Support our industry, sculptors and artist, by only buying authentic.
Make With Love
Best Reborns® is a mom-owned and operated, eco inspired and environmentally responsible reborn dolls store. Our mission is to keep our little ones safe and happy while supporting our sustainable fingerprint on the planet.
The whole philosophy of BestReborns is that through lifelike silicone reborn dolls, children and grown-ups can live a life full of love.
Children are gifts to the world, their spirits are filled with innocence and happiness, and all grown-ups were once children. BestReborns always represents pure love.