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How to Choose the Right Gift Basket

A gift basket is among the most popular of gift-giving choices. And itís gaining in popularity, according to trade publication Supermarket News. Gift baskets can be appropriate not only for long-term friends and family but for newer friends, acquaintances and business associates.

Choosing the right gift basket requires thought and attention to a range of concerns. Your relationship to the recipient is chief among them and has an impact on every other factor to be considered.

Relationship / Degree of Intimacy
Think carefully about the nature of your relationship to the recipient. A close friend or family member may warrant or expect a higher-value gift. They might also expect that you know their personal tastes and will honor them in your choice of basket contents. On the other hand, a co-worker with whom you infrequently have lunch might feel uncomfortable with a lavish or expensive gift basket. Similarly, if the basket is for a dating partner, consider the length and intimacy level of the relationship before you purchase the gift-basket equivalent of diamonds. On the other hand, if you want to make a splash with a new romantic partner or express deep affection, an extravagant basket might be just the ticket. The recipientís comfort level with extravagance is also a factor.

Occasion
Most gift baskets are centered around a theme. Certainly, a basket thatís intended to celebrate a winter holiday, such as Christmas, should reflect the colors and spirit common to the season. Still, content and decoration are two different things entirely. Just because itís Christmas in the Northeast does not preclude sending a golf-related gift basket to be used when warmer weather rolls around. A basket intended for a wedding, however, should cleave to the occasion as to both content and design, preferably in accord with the brideís favorite colors and including items of interest to both soon-to-be spouses.

Design
One of the most attractive aspects of the gift basket is its visual appeal. Thus, a thoughtlessly thrown together design will not speak highly of you or endear you to the recipient. The design Ė that is, the colors, the materials, the size and shape of the basket itself -- should suit not only the recipientís tastes, but the occasion as well. In fact, a gift basket does not have to include a basket. More reusable vessels, such as polycarbonate containers, earthen planters and hampers are also popular among gift purveyors.

Tastes and Interests
Certainly, you wonít want to offer a wine or beer gift basket to someone who doesnít drink. If you do not know the recipient well, inquire of others about any health issues and personal tastes before you make the purchase. Nothing is more embarrassing or awkward than an inappropriate gift choice. If you are offering the gift to a new client, such a gaffe can end the would-be relationship before it starts. So, do adequate research before selecting a gift.

So how do you choose the right gift basket? As with any gift, choosing appropriately requires planning, research, and forethought.

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Moving into a new home is exciting, but also stressful. Which is why giving a gift to help your friend or relative feel more comfortable in their new surroundings is something that won't go under-appreciated - especially when it's one of these stylish items.

Published:  Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:28:00 GMT



GiftsbyMeeta Presents Online Diwali Gifts Hampers for Diwali Celebration

GiftsbyMeeta in its latest bid before the Diwali 2017 added another assortment of the Diwali gifts hampers on its website. The launch of the hampers is covering both of the Diwali gifts for the retails customers as well as online corporate gifts for the ...

Published:  Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:45:00 GMT



Top 10 Best Gifts for New Drivers: The Definitive List 2017

Loving Heavy Follow us on Facebook! Need a gift for a new driver in your life We're here to help with tons of gift ideas for the teens in your life who just started driving, as well as the adults in your life who recently got their license. It's a ...

Published:  Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:59:00 GMT



John Oliver gifts 'irresponsibly large' train set to Scranton TV station

A little model train set that is part of the news set over at 6abc sister station, WNEP in Scranton, has had a big journey that all started with a joke on national television. John Oliver from HBO's "Last Week Tonight" first poked fun at the train set.

Published:  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:44:00 GMT



Ark. officers give gifts, encouragement to teen battling cancer

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - Dozens of officers in Arkansas and around the country are rallying behind a 15-year-old Ohio boy battling a rare form of cancer. Gavin Campbell was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma last November. He dreams of becoming a police ...

Published:  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:53:00 GMT



2017 Christmas gifts for the Families

Getting an early start on all the 2017 Christmas gifts. We decided to do a mass production run to cover three generations of our two families. The females will receive music boxes while the males will receive storage boxes. The difference between the two ...

Published:  Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:48:00 GMT



Alumnus' gifts to support 4-H, Penn State Extension and agricultural engineering

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Wayne Martenas' first exposure to Penn State Extension came when he was just a boy. "I was maybe five or six years old when our county agent, a man named Bob Houston, came out to the farm to help my dad," Martenas said. "He helped ...

Published:  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:21:00 GMT



Local girl donates birthday gifts to hurricane victims

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) - A local girl from the Miami Valley wanted to give gifts to people in need rather than receive gifts for her birthday. Eleven-year-old Summer Streit asked her classmates at John Hole Elementary to donate gift cards to help the ...

Published:  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:58:00 GMT



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