Foil wrapped chocolate hearts & pretty flowers on repeat- Valentine’s Day is that day of romance and love for sweethearts traditionally but it isn’t just about flowers and chocolates for sweethearts over here.
If you are like us- you probably give your kids a little treat and maybe grandparents and a special friend too. And this year with spending so much time apart- more than ever, those special friends, favorite teachers, etc. would really enjoy a little sunshine in their day boost with a surprise treat like a handmade card, box of chocolates or even something like a gift basket full of little things that speak to them personally.
A couple of simple tips and ideas to make gifting anytime of the year easy?
Gifting doesn’t have to be expensive or too involved. Gift baskets can be created any time of the year for any occasion to brighten someone’s day- and they can be as simple as you would like- just one thing instead of a whole basket full. It shows you thought of someone special and is a treat in itself.
A Virtual Hug (and Gift Card)
A virtual gift card is a great way to send some love to anyone- without going out to shop. Almost all the stores and shops have gift cards that you can send to email – from a cup of coffee, gas for the car, to a shop for your own gift card- they are always a treat to get.
Gift Basket just for them
I created some fun gift ‘baskets’ with ideas for gifting to folks like ‘the chef’, the ‘new pet parent’ and the ‘zen tea lover’ and more on the sweets list. My favorite one might be for the new pet parent- full of fun bits like puppy toys and treats, a cozy bed and maybe a leash and collar.
I love the idea of taking one thing in that persons world that is a favorite thing for them or something they are celebrating – such as a new baby or pet- and creating a gathered up this and that fun gift basket just for them.
Personal and Unique
It can be as simple as a coffee mug to fuel those sleepless night morning afters- or as creative as something personalized and unique to them. Who doesn’t love matching parents and baby (or pet baby) shirts?
One of my daughter in laws created a piece of unique clothing for each person of each of the couples in the family for a holiday gift. Each person had a photo of their significant other- some were serious photos- some were hilarious photos and it was so funny. You can have something like a t-shirt and onesie or t-shirt and pet shirt made for those new parents, etc. or do like she did- make yourself at home with a Circuit machine. Guaranteed to bring smiles.
I am sharing all the details on several simple & unique Gift basket ideas with some suggestions of what you could include in each one – over on the HomeGoods blog today-
And stay tuned for more deliciousness & a few ideas for celebrating Sweethearts Day at Home – coming your way on Monday.
Happy Friday All.
aussie j o says
Another great post
A great Valentine inspiring post