Gift baskets are back! (cue applause)
You might be wondering… Did gift baskets ever really go anywhere? Like most trends I have seen gift baskets and hostess gifts trend and wane. For a while there, my requests for cookie gift baskets were few. With the craziness of the economy in the past few years, people have definitely been more conservative with how they spend their money.
Lately though, I’ve seen fun gift baskets making a resurgence and I love the really creative takes on them (like Jodi Levine’s Baby Shower in a box) as well as the more “traditional” (like mine, above) and of coarse, the cookie gift basket! What’s great about a gift “basket” (note: I use that word loosely, your container does not have to be a basket), is that you can be really thoughtful and especially customize the contents to your giftee. With a little craftiness you don’t have to spend a ton of money to give a great gift basket.
My friend “cupcake” Carrie had a baby boy just a few weeks ago. I started collecting items for this gift basket a month or so before he was born and it all started with this adorable plush cupcake! When she invited me over to meet him, I packed up a few fun items in an “apple bushel” style basket that I purchased at the craft store. Here’s what I included…
I also included a chilled half bottle of Champagne and a ripe orange (great for propping up the other gifts). I figured I could make Carrie a mimosa on the spot if she felt like toasting but if not she could save the Champagne for later and have a toast with her husband. (She opted for the large iced coffee I brought her 😉 !
Welcome to the World Baby Barron! Welcome back gift baskets… much more inspiration on these to come! Xo Dani