1. Get to know the recipient
Learn about the person you are giving the gift to. Do they like certain foods? What are some of their favorite movies? Do they have a favorite hobby? Having insight on what the recipient enjoys will shape the gift you plan to give and make it extra special.
2. Theme it.
Take what you know about the recipient and make it the theme of the gift. If the person loves sports purchase gift items for their favorite sports team. If they like music, include a music cd or gift card along with some wine, chocolates, a wine glass, and a rose.
3. Choose the right container
Select a container that can be reused when the gift is opened. For the sports theme, a cooler bag or a foam cooler would be perfect as the container. Once opened it can be used for future trips, sporting events or weekend excursions. For the music theme gift, a silver try would be nice to display the gourmet treats and wine on. Another good choice could be a wine bucket which can be reused for the holidays or a special event.
4. Enhance it.
For the finishing touch add some ribbon and a nice bow, balloons or flowers.
5. Personalize your message
Include a custom card to express your deepest emotions. Making a card to compliment the gift you have created and adding your personal thoughts about the recipient speaks volumes. The recipient of your gift will feel extra special because of the extra care you put into designing their perfect gift.
By following these 5 simple steps the recipient of your gift will be blown away that you did so much to make them feel special.
When faced with the challenge of finding the right gift we often struggle with knowing what makes it perfect. As a gift basket designer each gift I create combines 4 elements to make it the perfect gift.
Create an experience:
Instead of giving gift cards to a spa I would create the experience of the spa in a gift.
Imagine coming home after a stressful day at work to a spa gift that is beautifully designed with you in mind for your birthday or just because. The gift is not your normal gift basket, its a bath robe creatively arranged to hold slippers, bath products with your favorite fragrance, an aromatherapy candle, and an eye mask all enhanced with your favorite flowers. How nice would that be?
Encompass what you know about the recipient:
What do you know about the recipient you are giving to? When is their birthday, what is their favorite flower or color? Do they have a favorite sport or sports team? Are they avid beer or wine drinkers? Do they enjoy gardening, playing video games or the lottery? Are they a pet lover?
Knowing the answers to some of these questions will make the design unique and personal.
For one of my clients they had a friend that lost her spouse. The key information I learned about the recipient of the gift is that she and her husband were dog breeders. With that information I designed a memory box with dog prints on it and her spouses name engraved on the top. The memory box was filled with items to help her through the grieving process. Not only did the recipient love the gift, she had the memory box to cherish the memories of her loved one for years to come.
Represent a relationship between the giver and the given:
The expression of love displayed through the items chosen to make up the gift speaks volumes to the person you are giving a gift to. How special would you feel after receiving a gift custom designed with you in mind that represents their gratitude for a job well done, for a prosperous marriage or to comfort you when you have lost a loved one? For me I would feel very appreciated and cared for. To make your gift extra special it can include a picture of you and the person you are giving the gift to in a nice picture frame or on a coffee mug.
Make the event or occasion memorable:
The combining of things that represent who a person is, what they enjoy, their purpose for being and what you hope to say, assembled into a design that will become a unique gift will make any event or occasion extra special. The container can be something the recipient can reuse like a flower pot, ice bucket, spaghetti strainer, coffee mug, a watering hose, a hat box or a shoe.
Let your creativity shine thru with the blending of ideas and products into something unique.
At Creative GiftBasket Designs, Your occasion is our inspiration!
If you have other ideas about what makes the perfect gift please feel free to share them here as we are always looking for new fresh ideas.