Building an Inspired Gift

Sep 15, 2014 by

Use Your Imagination for a Truly Inspired Gift

At 2 Sisters Gift Baskets we love the gift basket business and we have a passion for inspired gifts. There is nothing wrong with giving someone a gift card. They’re great when you’re out of time, sending a gift to someone at a distance or you just don’t know what to give, but with a little more thought you can turn a gift card into an inspired gift. It requires minimal thought and effort on your part.

Choose the theme of your gift. It could be an occasion, a special interest someone has, or even a stage in their lives. Start with an appropriate “basket” container, almost anything will work, but it’s especially nice to use something that has a practical purpose. Assemble items that go with your theme, being sure everything will fit inside. Sometimes it’s best to choose the container after you have assembled the contents to assure a good fit. Add your gift card, finish with a bow, curling ribbon, or rafia, whatever you like. Voila you’ve  made a one of a kind gift that will make someone’s day.

Here are a few examples of how to do this.

1. Yoga Buff

  •    Canvas Tote Bag
  •    Yoga Mat
  •    Yoga Blocks
  •    Water Bottle
  •    Yoga Meditation CD
  •    Headband
  •    Mat Cleaner
  •    Gift Card to a Local Yoga Studio

2. Mom’s Day Off

  •    Pretty Straw Tote Bag
  •    Eye Mask ( the kind you cool in the refrigerator)
  •    Pretty Rubber Thongs
  •    Head Band (keeps the hair back during a facial)
  •    Single Use Facial Pack
  •    Small Size Facial Moisturizer and Eye Cream
  •    Tube of Luxury Hand Cream
  •    Meditation Relaxation CD
  •    Gift Card for Facial or Massage

3. New College Student

  •    Laundry Basket
  •    Laundry Soap
  •    Dryer Sheets
  •    Iron
  •    Set of Sheets
  •    Set of Towels
  •    Light Bulbs (spring for the LED, they last forever)
  •    Gift Card for Target

I warn you, once you start down this road you may become as addicted to this type of gift giving as we are. You’ll never walk through a store and see things the same way again.

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Gift Basket Obsession – 2 Sisters Gift Baskets

May 7, 2014 by

I am obsessed with choosing gifts for people I love, and even people I only like. I credit my mother for this. Apparently I come from a long line of gift obsessed women. When my sisters and I were growing up we didn’t have a lot of money, but my mother always managed to give us gifts we really wanted, and there was usually a little something extra enclosed.

If you got a shirt you could be sure somewhere in the package there was a pair of earrings to match in the box. A new pair of pants? Look for a belt or socks or a hair clip in that package. One of my best gifts came when I was 16. She found a pretty, pink pre-decorated gift box and filled it with lots of 16 themed gifts individually wrapped. There was a charm for my bracelet, matching earrings, a camisole with Sweet Sixteen embroidered on the front, a beautiful handkerchief with the number 16 in each corner (I still have that 41 years later) and other things that I don’t recall. What I do remember, was how excited I was when I untied that beautiful bow and took the lid off the box. In later years I’ve come to realize she must have spent months putting that gift together and it still makes me smile.

As an adult I’ve spent hours scouring stores and catalogs in attempts to delight my own children and loved ones. One thing I’ve found is that a combination of thoughtfully chosen small gifts frequently brings more pleasure than one giant gift. So when it came time to reinvent myself recently, I asked myself what I really, really love. After all I spent the first part of my life helping other people realize their dreams, or at least their Board of Director’s dreams.

Now it’s my turn and I hope you enjoy this journey as much as I am. After all, you never know what may be at the bottom of that gift basket!

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2 Sisters Gift Baskets Easter Sunday, April 20th

Mar 23, 2014 by

Many Americans follow the tradition of coloring hard-boiled eggs and giving baskets of candy. Please visit 2sisters gift baskets to send your basket of joy. The Easter Bunny is a popular legendary anthropomorphic Easter gift-giving character analogous to Santa Claus in American culture. On Easter Monday, the President of the United States holds an annual Easter egg roll on the White House lawn for young children. New York City holds an annual Easter parade on Easter Sunday.


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