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"The average gift basket contains a minimum of five items."

Gift Baskets for Occasions

Special Occasion Gift Baskets for Everyone

Life is full of occasions. There are holidays such as Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving. There are special days such as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day. And, of course, there are numerous other happenings that bring people and families together such as birthdays, graduations, births, baby showers, anniversaries, weddings, housewarming parties and, unfortunately, funerals. There is one type of gift that is suitable for all of these occasions. and that is a gift basket.

A gift basket can be bought or hand made by you to fit the theme of the day. You can also personalize a gift basket by designing it specifically for the recipient. There are all kinds of items you can add to a gift basket for children and adults. The sky is the limit as you can choose from food items such as cheeses, chocolates, spices, fruits, meats, seafood, cookies, gourmet foods, pastas, relishes, jams, cakes, cake mixes, candies, nuts, sauces, marinades and wine, etc. You can also add non-food items to the gift baskets such as corkscrews, recipes, cooking tips, books, pizza cutters, small oven mitts and various other kitchen and cooking accessories.

When you choose or make a basket for a special occasion, you can personalize it for the recipient by adding some of their favorite food items to the basket and perhaps a few knick-knacks that tie into the type of life they lead. Your thoughtfulness and creativity will be greatly appreciated, as the person will realize you had them in mind when choosing or making the basket.

You can also personalize the gift basket by using something other than a basket to hold the items in. You could use something that reflects the person's job, passion or hobby such as an upside down top hat, a golf ball basket or an attractive pail, etc. Don't be afraid to try something out of the ordinary and have fun while making or choosing a gift basket.