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The Origin and Types of Gift Baskets

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. The early uses of basket was to store goods and also for transportation of other goods such as food and materials. In the bible, people also used basket to transport their goods on water and some occasion even people. Baskets are quite useful, strong container, an object that has been a part of mankind’s daily life over ten thousand years.

At the time the Mayflower landed on the shores of America the settles inside the ship were greeted with the first gift basket 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. In the early 17th and 18th century, this was the time where people started creating gift baskets filled with fruits, foods, and candies to be given to their friends and relatives in every major holiday such as Christmas, Easter and others. 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 the things to consider in buying a gift basket? Continue reading below to further understand the different factor and types of gift baskets.

Gift Baskets for Babies

This particular gift baskets is very common to new parents, giving them some baby clothes, towels, blankets and shampoo for the baby. Thus, you can also add some toys like rattles, or baby books and other items for the baby can play.

Fruit Baskets

Such common gift basket yet it never gets dull, inside the baskets may contain some delicious apples, pears and other fruits also nuts. The fruit gift basket is as always perfect in every season and event and people also sees you as a person who promotes good health to the person you have given. You can click for more tips in incorporating fruits in your baskets.

Gift Baskets in Corporates

This kind of gift basket has become more and more popular each year. Many companies and business uses this type of gift basket and usually given them to their employees as a sign of “Thank You” or “Good Job”.

Get Well Soon Gift Baskets

Now this kind of gift basket is usually given to people who are confined in a hospital or at home. Sometimes flowers and balloons can no longer do the trick. Thus, you should give them some soup meal or game books perhaps and snacks.

So here are just some of the examples of gift baskets and factors to remember. Learn more about gift baskets from other countries here.