Gift Baskets: Its Origin and Kinds
Since the time man was able to weave grasses, straws, leaves, branches and fibers for clothing and others and to the point creating out a basket. In the past years basket were usually used as a container of dry goods and for transporting other materials such as food and tools. In the bible, people also used basket to transport their goods on water and some occasion even people. Baskets are quite useful, strong container, an object that has been a part of mankind’s daily life over ten thousand years.
But the first gift basket recorded in American history was given to the settles in the Mayflower, when these settlers were greeted along with the gift basket. And when the American Indians came, they were also welcome and greeted with baskets containing dried fish, meats, beans, corns and vegetables. People started making gift baskets containing fruits, foods and candies in every major holiday of the year since 17th and 18th century. In the present time, gift baskets are crafted for a specific recipient and to the giver’s taste for holidays.
What are to consider when we are to buy a gift basket? Below are some aspects and kinds of gift baskets you should consider.
Gift Baskets for Babies
This particular gift baskets is very common to new parents, giving them some baby clothes, towels, blankets and shampoo for the baby. Baby toys, books and alike can be also included anything that the baby can play with.
The most common gift basket but it never gets old, the baskets always contains savory fruits such as apples, pears and other seasonal fruits and nuts also. This kind of gift basket is perfect in any occasion and people perceive you are promoting a good health towards the person. Click here for more tips in combining other fruits in your gift basket.
Gift Baskets in Corporates
Corporate gift baskets has gradually gain its popularity each year. Businesses and companies used this kind of gift basket to be given to their employees as a way of saying “Good Job” or “Thank You” signifying a job well done.
Get Well Soon Gift Baskets
Get well soon gift baskets are generally given to people who fell sick and is at the hospital or at home. Sometimes flowers and balloons can no longer do the trick. Try sending them some soup meal that they like, a game book for boredom and some snacks may might go well with that.
Here are just a few examples of gift baskets including their each aspects to consider. To read more about gift baskets of other countries click here.