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A Mexican Gift Basket: More For Your Money

May 30, 2008
Has this ever happened to you? At that baby shower you have been planning for months, you have a great time. The time for opening the baby shower gifts is at hand, and you excitedly wait for the new mom-to-be to open that new baby stroller you chose so carefully. Then you see the stroller come in and she is thrilled! Mom-to-be looks at the tag and squeals as she runs past you to another friend and thanks them. Yes, someone else bought the exact same stroller you did at the local mall because they thought it looked awesome too.

There is nothing quite as embarrassing as purchasing a duplicate present for someone you care for. Many years past, I can remember my son receiving four of the same purple dinosaur stuffed animals for Christmas. No one ever knew, and three children hopefully appreciated them because they were donated to a local women's shelter. There is a way to avoid the problem of multiple gifts. Mexican gift baskets may be a great alternative for you and your recipient when you need something that is both unique and totally delicious.

There are many choices when it comes to a gift basket or box. My preference happens to be to fill mine with Mexican food because it is unusual and it is thoroughly appreciated. There are few people who do not appreciate good Mexican food. Whether you stick to something easy or more complicated, these are gifts that will be remembered and appreciated for years to come. In fact, you can add more than just food, you can add memories.

What can you add to these exceptional presents?

Consider the baskets or boxes. These are a great opportunity to offer a present within a present. The baskets can be beautiful, authentic matching the rich history Mexico has when it comes to basket weaving. Consider something small but authentic and this will be as appreciated as the contents of your soon to be present.

Consider the filler. Most baskets or boxes come with a filler material. This can be straw, paper, or some other type of filler. For these Mexican baskets I prefer straw. The straw is stable, inexpensive, and gives a beautiful look to the whole ensemble. Straw can be natural in color or even dyed to give you a look you want for your purposes.

Consider the filling! This is the best part of any gift basket. You can choose salsas, sauces, tortilla chips, recipes, hot sauces, and so much more on the edible side. However, there is also an inedible side too! There are decorations, seeds, glass goods, and so much more. You will most often find a mixture of edible and inedible items make a gift basket that will be in the heart of your receiver for years to come. Not only will they be fed but they will also have a beautiful keepsake or two.

When you are making a gift basket for your friends or family, you may just find that a delicious idea is waiting when you explore the cuisine and culture of Mexico.
About the Author
More about Annie Dubois and great Mexican food or gift boxes can be found at Mexican Food & Gifts To Go .
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