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Passion From several Custom Gift Baskets

Sep 4, 2008
A personal touch is what turns a good gift into a perfect gift, and one that people will remember for a long time. Not too long ago, my husband announced that one of his close business associates was soon to be married. My brain went into overdrive trying to figure out a great gift to give to people who I knew very little about. I wanted my gift to be unique and a surprise, but mostly I wanted it to convey just how happy we were for them.

I must have gone to a dozen stores and spent hours sifting through toasters, bed sheets, and bath towels. None of these items were what I was looking for. After going home and searching online, I saw many suggestions that were more what I was searching for. One person had suggested a gift basket full of chocolates, which was a nice idea, but I put my own twist on it and made it into a wine gift basket.

It seemed like the perfect idea. Everyone loves a good bottle of wine, and it sets the right mood for a night of romance! I used a picnic basket and purchased two wine glasses and two bottles of wine. I added a corkscrew and charms for the glasses, when it suddenly occurred to me, "What is wine without cheese?" Into the basket went specialty cheeses and crackers.

I could not believe how simple this was to put together. You should have seen my husbands face when he saw my creation. He thought I had spent a pretty penny and bought this extravagant gift. You can imagine how surprised he was when I confessed my creative talents to him. He was ready to finance my own little shop. All the same, I was proud of my work and how little energy it actually took.

After attending the wedding my husband and I have became fast friends with the couple. They absolutely loved the gift and said it was a very nice item to take on their honeymoon with them. They hope to one day use the picnic basket to take their children on picnics in the park. I knew I loved their gift, but I never imagined how much use they would get out of it. That was just a nice surprise.

I can't wait to be able to make more of these for my family and friends. I do not want to tell anybody about my new found love because I hope to surprise them with their own. They are so versatile that they are perfect for any adult at any stage of their live. My husband said he wants one for our next anniversary. I will have to think of something extra to add so that he is surprised. Maybe tickets to a show we can see before our picnic would be a nice addition.
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If you are looking for a gift that is sure to impress, I suggest you save time and consider baskets of fruit. Also, spa gift baskets are inexpensive, and there's not a person in the world that wouldn't feel appreciated after receiving one.
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