Gift Baskets: Its Origin and Kinds
When man started to weave straws, grasses, leaves, branches and fibers they were able to create clothing and others things out of them, and they can to the point they have created a basket. In the past years basket were usually used as a container of dry goods and for transporting other materials such as food and tools. In biblical aspects, baskets were also as vessels or for transporting people and other materials on water. Baskets are quite useful, strong container, an object that has been a part of mankind’s daily life over ten thousand years.
In history, the settlers in the Mayflower were greeted by the Americans with the first gift basket made in American history. And when the American Indians came, they were also welcome and greeted with baskets containing dried fish, meats, beans, corns and vegetables. People started making gift baskets containing fruits, foods and candies in every major holiday of the year since 17th and 18th century. Now in the present time, gift baskets are specially made and designed by the giver for a specific person and on a certain occasion or time.
What are to consider when we are to buy a gift basket? Below are some aspects and kinds of gift baskets you should consider.
Gift Baskets for Babies
Gift baskets for babies include towels, blankets, clothes and shampoos for the new baby. Thus, you can also add some toys like rattles, or baby books and other items for the baby can play.
The most common gift basket but it never gets old, the baskets always contains savory fruits such as apples, pears and other seasonal fruits and nuts also. A lot of people are pleased when they receive fruit gift basket because this type of gift basket is perfect in every event and occasion. Click here for more tips in combining other fruits in your gift basket.
Gift Baskets in Corporates
This kind of gift basket has become more and more popular each year. Businesses and companies used this kind of gift basket to be given to their employees as a way of saying “Good Job” or “Thank You” signifying a job well done.
Get Well Soon Gift Baskets
Get well soon gift baskets are generally given to people who fell sick and is at the hospital or at home. Some other time balloons and flowers can no longer do the trick. Thus, you should give them some soup meal or game books perhaps and snacks.