Archive for the 'Personalized' Category


Remembering Your Special Day

August 18, 2011 at 16:58 PM
Posted by RubaDub

wedding-day-itinerary-2If you know somebody that just got married, it can be an exciting and a scary time for that new couple. Although they are undoubtedly very much in love right now, staggering divorce rates can put a damper on even the most enthusiast love bugs. So if you’re looking for a special gift that will remind those newlyweds what love and romance are all about, look into wedding gift baskets that will focus on the future.

While chocolates and treats are nice now, a far more meaningful custom gift baskets would be a basket full of the makings for a time capsule. The young couple can fill it with pictures of their wedding day, and they can also write letters to each other. This way, when the time capsule is opened far in the future-perhaps on a 25th or even 50th wedding anniversary-the couple can be reminded of just how much they were (and still are) in love.


Personalized Gift Basket

August 3, 2011 at 16:36 PM
Posted by RubaDub

presentsBaskets make for a great gift idea. Homemade baskets are a unique idea. When you know the person that you are giving a gift to, it is a great idea. There are so many ideas out there that you can choose to do. The imagination is endless.

Personalized gift basket is a nice touch for any gift. When you are creating a basket for your best friend then it can be pretty simple. If you know what they like, then shopping is easy. All you need to do is pick out their favorite scents or favorite colors. You can create a beautiful homemade gift.


No More Gift Cards

January 12, 2011 at 17:12 PM
Posted by RubaDub

gift_basketAfter the holiday season, businesses evaluate what products were the best sellers so they can tailor their stock for the next holiday season. I read recently, that gift cards dropped significantly in popularity this past Christmas. Really, it’s no surprise. Gift cards tell a person that you either waited until the last minute to buy a gift or didn’t care enough to think about what they might like to receive.

I’m not knocking gift cards entirely; they’re nice to have on hand for those surprise guests that tend to come out of the woodwork just in time for gift giving. A gift that is custom made is the epitome of thoughtfulness that really makes a person feel loved. This past Christmas I gave my nieces custom gift baskets. I filled each basket with little samplers of beauty products, hair ties, books, and treats according to each girls’ tastes. They were extremely happy with their gifts and have already sent me the most gracious hand-written thank you cards.


Gift Baskets: Always Welcome

August 4, 2010 at 13:27 PM
Posted by RubaDub

gift-basketThere is no bad time to send or receive a gift basket. People love to send them, and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love to receive one. Why? Well, gift baskets fit everyone, for one thing, which means they never have to be returned to the store. They are a great deal of fun to receive, because they contain so many little goodies that are fun to share-there is always something for everyone. Because of this, they are one of those rare group gifts that are appropriate for a business or a family. Treats are welcome any time of the year. Even the most jaded food lover will get a twinkle when they see the basket of goodies appear, no matter when it shows up on their doorstep.

The only downside to gift baskets is the astronomical markup on all of the contents. You can easily remedy this problem by purchasing an empty basket and purchasing your own products to create completely personalized gift baskets.


Surprise Your Spouse with a ‘Just Because’ Gift

May 24, 2010 at 12:17 PM
Posted by RubaDub

giftbasketAfter a while, even the strongest marriages can lapse into a dutiful routine. The lively spark that can only be sustained through spontaneity begins to diminish, and husband and wife settle into life as usual. Fortunately there are ways to shake things up and restore some much needed marital bliss. The answer is as simple as giving and receiving a personalized gift basket.

The key is to present the basket at a time when your spouse least expects it. The “just because” gift is especially effective when it’s given as a surprise. Partners expect to receive gifts for Christmas, birthdays and a few other select holidays, but these perfunctory offerings just aren’t as special. Don’t be afraid to live a little and spice things up for the good of your marriage.


Hints For Homesickness

February 22, 2010 at 16:57 PM
Posted by RubaDub

custom-gift-basketsEven the bravest soldiers get homesick. Whether it’s for the city, suburb or farm where they grew up, or for simple American foods unavailable abroad, like chili-dogs, meatloaf and homemade Thanksgiving dinner. Parents and spouses missing their soldiers are constantly thinking about ways to give their loved one a little piece of home.

Here are some good suggestions to let your troop experience a slice of home:

1.) Send him some custom gift baskets with hygiene products and favorite snacks, like M&Ms, pretzels, gummy bears, snack mix and more.
2.) Organize a family writing campaign. Sending cards, letters and email will let your loved one know everyone at home is thinking of them.
3.) Send them news and magazine clippings of events going on in their community.
4.) Don’t miss their calls. Soldiers say the best way to keep their spirits up is by talking to their loved ones. Get a call forwarding service if necessary.


Benefits of Giving Gift Baskets

January 26, 2010 at 14:20 PM
Posted by RubaDub

homemade-gift-basketsGift baskets are great presents for your friends, loved ones and new acquaintances. Designing a gift basket can be as personal or impersonal as you want based on how well you know who the recipient. Buying a basket is also as easy as going on to a website and finding which one suits your gift-giving needs, but many pre-packed options severely mark up their prices.

Instead of getting taxed by a professional company, why not opt for homemade gift baskets? Not only will this option save you money, but you will also be able to pick out more personalized items. With the myriad of options, a gift basket is a perfect gift for the different types of folks you’ll come across in your life.


Custom Gift Baskets

December 9, 2009 at 11:23 AM
Posted by RubaDub

giftPresents become more special when they are personally hand-picked by the giver.  They become even more meaningful when the benefactor himself wraps and delivers the package. Custom gift baskets are wonderful to give to family and friends with different interests and pursuits.  They bear a personal message and an intimate touch as the giver decides what to put in the specially-assembled packs. 

You can send one of these to a close friend and her family.  If the recipients are avid readers, for example, pick a book for each family member then arrange the volumes neatly in your basket.  Wrap and decorate with colorful paper or fabric then include a heartfelt message for the occasion.  Send the gift basket on time for the festivities or special event.  Aside from books, custom gift baskets may also contain assorted toys, CDs and DVDs, food items, clothing, and sports gear.  Be creative in your choices and always opt for things that potential recipients can use, enjoy or appreciate.


Holiday Gift Giving

October 28, 2009 at 14:36 PM
Posted by RubaDub

large-basket-2With the holidays quickly approaching, it is time to start considering gift giving ideas. While most of us have some insight into the wants and needs of our closest relations, it can be difficult to find something for lesser known acquaintances, such as client or co-workers. Personalized gift baskets are thoughtful presents that are sure to have something that everyone will love.

You can find a variety of broadly themed baskets on the internet that make ideal gifts. If you know little about the person you are buying for, try getting a sampler basket. They have a wide range of general products that are sure to please virtually everyone.