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Unique Gift Basket Ideas

Puja Lalwani
Gift baskets are suitable presents for any and every occasion. However, one needs to plan this out carefully, to create a lasting memory in the mind of the receiver. Choose from these unique gift basket ideas to make the upcoming holiday season a fun and memorable time!
When one gift simply doesn't make sense (or doesn't seem enough), putting together a bunch of them that do to make a unique gift basket is definitely simpler. Moreover, anyone would love receiving a bunch of presents rather than just one of them. Based on a theme, or a compilation of themes, these are most definitely a superb choice for those who have specific interests and hobbies. The idea is only to find out what these interests and likings are, and you are good to go.

Planning a Gift Basket

Any gift basket can be made unique by personalizing it a little. While you may find these to be 'been there, done that' ideas, it is important to know that as thoughtful as the process may be, it also has to make some sense to the one who is receiving it.
For instance, giving someone who does not really care for books, a basket full of them, is a complete waste. So, no matter how special you want your present to be, it has to be something that the receiver will like and appreciate. Whether then it is a gourmet basket, or a simple fruit basket, it is simply a matter of personal choice.

Chocolate and Cookies

There are very few people in this world who don't like chocolate, and with that exception, anyone would welcome a basket full of an assortment of wonderful chocolates and cookies. Some liquor filled, some with nuts, some mint, and some fruit flavored chocolates, along with chocolate chip cookies, or any kind of cookies you know the receiver will enjoy; throw in all these together and you are sure to bring a smile to their face.

Music and Lyrics

What better gift for music lovers, than music itself? A collection of classics of the receiver's favorite musician, or an introduction to someone that she/he has never heard of before, is a great way to brighten up someone's day. You could perhaps include a biography of the musicians in it, a special note from your side, a jar of the best coffee ever, to sip on while relishing the music, and your gift basket is ready!

Relax and Retreat

Spa gift baskets make for ideal gifts for singles and couples who badly need a break from the rut of daily life. Scented candles, aromatherapy oils, bath and body washes, body wraps, bath salts, pedicure soaks, along with some good relaxing music to go with this personal spa treatment, will make this one of the most magnificent gifts for couples!
Remember that these should have fragrances you know the receivers will like and enjoy. Finding out about their choices beforehand is a good idea.

Books and Movies

Again, not everyone reads books, but introducing reading as a good habit to those who never read, by means of a gift basket, is probably the worst idea ever. Books and movies should be given only to those who truly appreciate their value, else it is disappointing for both, the giver, and the receiver.
A good plan is to put in an assortment of books with their movie adaptations in it. It could be classics or modern stories. Further, add some goodies to enjoy while reading or watching the movie. For instance, the aforementioned jar of the best coffee or cocoa, or some of the best flavored popcorn can find their place in this customized gift basket.

Chef's Special

For those who appreciate the value of food in their lives, and love preparing it too, this is the best choice. With some exotic ingredients for a three course meal, and a bottle of wine to complete it, this is definitely going to be loved by all those food lovers.
Add in a recipe book and perfect it. Before you think that this is a choice only for women, you are mistaken. Men are known to be enthusiastic cooks as well, and this is one of the many gift baskets you can also give to men.

Drinks and Only Drinks

A great idea for men is a basket full of the choicest liquors and wines. It is a slightly expensive choice, but definitely a good one. For those who love their occasional drink, this is one of those gifts that will last for a long time. On the other hand, a basket full of a variety of beers, along with some great snacks to go with them, is also a good option for beer lovers who love to kick back with a chilled beer while watching their favorite game.

Fun And Games

All we want is a little fun, and when received in the form of a gift, why shouldn't we love it? Anything that speaks entertainment can be tossed in to make this gift basket. Movies, music, books, board games, all of which spell out some family fun make for some great options.

Of Good Times and Memories

Depending on your relationship with the receiver, a basket full of your memories together is simply the most thoughtful thing you could give anyone. Of course, this will have a memory album with pictures of all your good times, perhaps a journal that has an account of all your doings together, an enlarged photograph in a gorgeous picture frame, and a treasure chest full of keep sakes that symbolize your firsts together.
As mentioned earlier, any gift basket is unique as long is you give it enough thought and effort to make the entire process worthwhile. Pick your choice from these ideas, and utilize this valuable opportunity to truly express your feelings with the perfect gift.