Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wedding Count Down

It is the final count down to the wedding of our son and soon to be daughter in law. I can't help but feel excited, scared and totally overwhelmed all at the same time. We have been working on this special day for a while now and it feels like it will never come and that I won't have enough time to get all of the last minute things done.
Just the other day I was helping my father with his wedding present for the kids, when it struck me that I ended up making a gift basket for them. I guess when you do baby baskets for a living it is hard to change your ways. The best things come in baskets, which is why I probably made one in the first place. Think about it, Easter baskets, fruit baskets and my favorite besides baby baskets, chocolate gift baskets. I mean who would not love to give or receive a beautifully arranged gift basket? Think about the last time that you came home and saw a box sitting on your front door steps and realized that it was a gift for you. I don't know about you, but I get excited to see that someone thought enough of me to send me something in the mail to surprise me.
I know that I make and sell baby gift baskets for a living, so most people will expect me to send them one of my gift baskets when a baby shower is coming up. This does not mean that they are not surprised when I send it to them instead of giving it to them on their special day I think it is nice to switch things up a little bit; it keeps things interesting and fun.
If any of you are having a wedding, baby shower, or a just because in the future, a little piece of advice. Take at least some of the stress out of your life, by getting a gift basket for the occasion.

Friday, May 1, 2009

How to Survive a Baby Shower

To survive a baby shower you need to first find the perfect gift. Make it easy on yourself and get one that is already put together for you. It will help you relax and enjoy yourself at the baby shower, knowing that you have found the perfect gift to put a smile on mom's face.
What may you ask is the perfect gift? A baby gift basket of course. Whether the gift basket is a Baby Einstein, organic or a personalized theme you are looking for, I'm sure you can find a baby gift basket to fit your needs. Each gift basket is unique with its own theme, to go with baby's decor at home.
Learning anyone? Baby's learn so fast, a Baby Einstein gift basket is just what every baby boy or girl needs. It's full of colorful toys to grab their attention and to stimulate their growing minds. Baby Einstein baskets have colorful interactive plush animals, which will help baby learn their colors and talk in different languages. Each Einstein baby gift basket comes with books and CD's, which are fun for you and great for baby to learn with as well. Each Einstein baby gift basket comes with a re-usable can, perfect for any nursery or to hold baby's toys. A Baby Einstein gift basket is sure to please any new mom-to-be. For the practical gift giver in you any Baby Einstein basket will fit the bill. Baby Einstein is really the ultimate in practicality. These gift baskets are all about learning, in a fun way.
If you are into a more organic approach to your gift giving then try an organic baby gift basket. There are more and more choices out there just for you. The items are safe for baby with no lead, chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, or synthetics on the clothing. If you are thinking that with an organic product it will not be soft, all you have to do is feel it and know it still is. Yet even though you bought an organic gift basket the parents will still get items that are needed and still be keeping the baby safe as well.
Personalized baby gift baskets are becoming a new trend of gift giving for baby. It has a little more of a personalized touch to the gift basket, because you have taken the time to know about the parents and their new bundle of joy. Essential items still come in these baby gift baskets, but baby's personalized name is an added bonus to the gift basket.
Don't forget, to truly survive a baby shower all you will need is a smile, an appreciation for the new family and don't forget the perfect gift basket from you.