Food Baskets For Men, Gift Baskets For Women
Article by Jon Sherwood
As they say, men are from Mars, and women are from Venus. This little piece of dating wisdom also has its applications in gift-giving – gifts that women appreciate highly would probably be somberly received by men. You wouldn’t expect a man to be thrilled with a handbag, would you?
Buying gifts for someone special can be a pretty difficult task, since we all try to sum up the recipient’s personality in a single gift item – and the nicer the person is, the harder it becomes to find that perfect gift. This is where gift baskets come in handy – a collection of closely-related gift items can convey a message more effectively than a single gift. Let’s take an interesting look at the kinds of gift baskets that men and women appreciate. Ladies first!
Gift Baskets For Women
Women can be pretty picky, but that doesn’t mean they’re hard to please. Women in general like to pamper themselves at the spa and satisfy the occasional sweet tooth, so gift baskets that contain such relevant items are often received well. If you know a little about her personality – if she likes to read, sew, or travel, for instance, you can use these ideas to come up with an even more thoughtful gift basket.
Let’s start with the pampering. Women love dressing up, putting on makeup, and getting their nails done. They also like soaking in the tub and getting massages. If this sounds like her, you can surprise her with a gift basket filled with spa items. Here are a few examples:
Bath Gift Baskets: Many women look forward to starting and ending the day in the bathroom. In fact, a lot of women these days have their bathroom designed to be much larger than the usual standards – they make it their gym, their spa, or simply a place to lounge. Don’t be surprised to see flat-screen TV’s, massage tables, and exercise bikes in a woman’s bathroom these days!
A bath gift basket would be a delightful addition to her tub’s collection. Bath gift baskets are easy to find – most health and body shops out there have pre-packaged bath baskets, containing soaps, body lotions, shower gels, bubble baths, and body scrubs. These gift baskets are always nice to receive, but you can make your gift basket a little more thoughtful by putting it together yourself.
For instance, if she’s an ecologist at heart, make your gift basket a little extra special by choosing only organic and all-natural bath items. If she’s a health buff, you can throw in some fruit-scented or fruit-based spa items. Giving them a gift basket of goodies they especially like will definitely remind them of you every time they step into the bath.
As an additional idea, throw in a few scented oils, incense sticks, or scented candles into the basket. A hardworking woman would love a lavender-scented soak in the tub after a hard day’s work.
Sweets Gift Baskets: No matter how health-conscious a woman might get, she’ll always enjoy satisfying her sweet tooth every now and then. After all, what’s the point in starving yourself to be skinny tomorrow, when you’re not happy today? A gift basket filled with sweets will remind her that you think she should take things a little more easily.
There’s probably a million different things to choose from when putting together a gift basket of sweets. You can throw in some cookies, cashew nuts, chocolate, pretzels, and other kinds of candy. I doubt you can go wrong with chocolate, but be careful about giving a sweets gift basket if she’s diabetic. You can still pull it off by filling the basket with sugar-free goodies, though.
Food Baskets For Men
Men are a little easier to please, since they’re generally less picky and less careful with their health and well-being. They’ll pretty much appreciate anything you give them. And as they say, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” In other words, with men, you can’t go wrong with food baskets.
You’ll be surprised at how a man can be totally satisfied with cheese and crackers. If you know someone who’s particularly easily pleased, even with such a simple combination, then you can probably make him remember you by preparing a cheese-and-crackers gift basket. You can throw in a variety of crackers, as well as a variety of cheeses and spreads so they can mix and match. It’ll be a heap of fun, especially while watching the big game on TV.
Another thing that men love in particular is coffee. Many men refuse to become civilized members of society until after they’ve had their first cup of coffee in the morning. You could make their mornings a little easier and a lot more enjoyable by giving them a coffee-themed gift basket.
A coffee gift basket would include, naturally, some coffee. You could throw together a few bags of Starbucks’ best beans, two good mugs, some coffee add-ons (like cream, syrup, and flavoring), an interesting coffee table book, and maybe even a box of good cookies. Fill the basket with things that go great with coffee!
Men tend to get hungry every now and then, and would like to have some snack food ready anytime they want. In other words, you can’t go wrong with filling a basket with cookies, nuts, pretzels, chips-and-dips, and fruit. It’s easy to know a man’s preferences when it comes to snack food, so you have the opportunity to personalize your gift basket a little. You can even make it funny – real men love a good joke!
It’s always fun to put a gift basket together, but if you prefer to save time at the expense of some extra cash, you can always ask a gift shop or a gift basket website to put one together for you. Some of these shops have ready-made gift baskets that fit any occasion. All you need to do is place an order and make the payment. The gift basket will make its way to you – or your recipient – soon after.
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