The Ultimate Guide to Guide

July 11, 2018

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The Origin and Types of Gift Baskets

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 biblical aspects, baskets were also as vessels or for transporting people and other materials on water. As always this object is very useful, a strong container, and has been part and used over ten thousand years.

At the time the Mayflower landed on the shores of America the settles inside the ship were greeted with the first gift basket in American history. At the arrival of American Indians they were also greeted with basket filled with dried fish, meat, corn, beans and vegetables. In 17th century and 18th century, people started creating gift baskets filled with fruits, foods, and also candies in every major holiday like Christmas, Easter and others. 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? Here are some factors and types of gift baskets that you should take a look.

Gift Baskets for Babies

Gift baskets for babies include towels, blankets, clothes and shampoos for the new baby. Thus, you can also add some toys like rattles, or baby books and other items for the baby can play.

Fruit Baskets

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

in every year passes the corporate gift basket gains more popularity. 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. Occasionally balloons and flowers just would not do. Try sending them some soup meal that they like, a game book for boredom and some snacks may might go well with that.

So here are just some of the examples of gift baskets and factors to remember. To read more about gift baskets of other countries click here.