It's finally fall and with it comes holidays, special recognition days and lots of opportunities to appreciate the people in your life with a thoughtful gift basket. Here are the upcoming fall days and holidays for gifting.
October 3rd - National Boyfriend Day: Show your boyfriend how much you care with a manly themed gift basket.
October 6th - National Coaches Day: Coaches help shape the lives of our kids and they deserve to be appreciated for their efforts.
October 10th - Clergy Appreciation Day: Do you have a minister, pastor or reverend who has had an impact on your life? This is the day to show them how much they mean to you with a thoughtful gift basket.
October 15th - Boss's Day: Do you have an awesome boss? Appreciate them with a gift basket they'll love.
October 16th - National Sweetest Day: We know you have the best sweetie of them all. Show them some love with a gift basket of their favorite things.
October 20th - Medical Assistants Recognition Day: Recognize the medical assistant in your life with a fun gift basket.
October 24th - National Mother-in-Law Day: Is your MIL simply the best? Show her how much you appreciate her love and support with a gift basket full of goodies.
October 28th - National First Responders Day: First responders like police, fire, and EMTs make a huge difference in our communities. Show them your appreciation with a first-rate gift basket!
October 31st - Halloween/Samhain: Treat your loved one to a spooky-inspired custom gift basket from King's Gift Baskets!
November 3rd - National Housewife's Day: Is your wife a rocking housewife? Show her some love with a beautiful gift basket of all her favorite things.
November 11th - Veteran's Day: Say "Thank you for your service" to the veterans in your life and your community with a thankful gift basket.
November 13th - World Kindness Day: Do you know someone who could use a little kindness? Lift their spirits with a special gift basket from King's Gift Baskets.
November 25th - Thanksgiving Day: This is a great day to show thanks to anyone in your life but also gift baskets make great hostess gifts!
November 30th - National Day of Giving: While this day is often focused on giving to charities, you can also give a great gift basket to someone in your life that you appreciate.
December 10th - National Salesperson Day: Salespeople work hard. Sales is a tough business. Show them how much you value their hard work with a custom gift basket.
December 18th - National Twin Day: Are you a twin? There is something special about being a twin. Give your twin some love with a gift basket that is unique to them.
December 21st - Yule: The holidays are upon us. Give the yuletide gift of a great gift basket to celebrate the season.
December 25th - Christmas Day: Christmas is the time to celebrate and rejoice. Spread the joy with a gift basket filled with all of their favorite things.
Who can you appreciate this fall and holiday season with a great gift basket? King's has a great selection of basket options or we can create custom baskets that are perfect for the special person in your life. Check out our offerings or contact us about a custom basket today!
Know someone who just bought their first home? Or maybe they are moving out on their own for the first time? Nothing says love and care quite as much as a housewarming gift basket. Why settle for a single gift when you can give them a whole basket full of things they'll need and appreciate. Let's take a look at some ideas.
Measuring the Wishes - Start with a large and small Pyrex glass measuring cup, a set of measuring cups for dry ingredients, a set of measuring spoons, a flexible spatula set for baking and a few kitchen towels all placed in a large metal or glass mixing bowl.
So Herbaceous - Start this gift basket with an indoor herb garden kit, herb scissors, a knife set, extra pots and soil for growing extra herbs. Top it off with a cookbook focused on cooking with fresh herbs, all arranged in a handle metal basket.
The First Supper - This gift basket gives them all of the essentials for their first supper in their new home. Include gourmet pasta, gourmet pasta sauce, salad dressing, serving spoons, oven mitts, gourmet olive oil and a loaf of fresh baked bread served up in a large serving dish.
The Essentials - This housewarming basket is all about essentials... essential oils, that is. Include an essential oils diffuser unit, a selection of oils like lavender, sandalwood and citrus, small mister bottles so they can create their own room fragrance spray all together in a decorative keepsake box. Don't forget a free subscription or gift certificate for additional essential oils of their choice.
Ready, Set, Clean - This basket includes everything they need to keep their new home sparkling clean. Start with some sponges, microfiber dusting cloths, a selection of natural cleaners, Goo Gone for sticky messes, a few scrubbers and package it all up in a handy mop bucket. For extra bonus points, include a top-notch mop too.
Being a new homeowner or living on your own for the first time can be stressful. Take a little of the stress and worry off their plate with these helpful housewarming gift baskets. Whether you're providing their first supper or getting them ready to clean, your gift will go a long way toward helping them call their new place home. When you are ready to design your custom housewarming gift basket, King's Gift Baskets can help you create a gift that is sure to leave a lasting impression.
No matter their age, every kid loves a basket full of cool items and tasty snacks. There are many reasons why you might want to create a custom basket for a kiddo in your life, such as a birthday, get well soon, special achievement, special award, care package and even graduations from kindergarten or elementary school. Here are some ideas for creative and fun custom gift baskets that we can help you create for the child in your life.
Glow In the Dark Basket - This basket is for the kid who loves space and aims for the stars. You can include glow in the dark stars, flashing light ball, glow sticks, Glow Mars Mud, glow in the dark paint set, glowing silly string and even a Star Sky Master projector night lamp. Throw in a few of their favorite star-gazing snacks and you've got a basket that's out of this world.
Teen Girl Gift Basket - Start with a face mask and foot mask for some pampering. Add in a dash of fun with a mandala coloring book and high quality colored pencils. Sprinkle in some creativity with a bracelet making kit, journal and metallic gel pens. Plan for friends with some too cool playing cards. Finish off with her favorite snacks and beverages and you'll have a basket that is any teen's scene.
Rainy Day Basket - This basket is perfect for a rainy day when creative minds still need to play. Include Play-Doh, Crazy Crayons, mazes coloring book, card games like Go Fish and Old Maid and a challenging puzzle. Add some rainy day snacks like animal crackers, fruit snacks and pretzels for a great gift that will make their day sunny no matter what the weather is like.
Get Well Soon Kiddo Basket - Start with their favorite snacks like Oreo cookies and fruity gummy worms. Toss in an activity book with crayons, an age-appropriate puzzle and some Play-Doh (depending on age). Finish off with a special mug and some packets of hot chocolate with marshmallows. This basket will have any kid feeling fine in no time.
Superhero Gift Basket - For the superhero-loving kid in your life, you can start with an action figure of their favorite superhero. Add sticker books, activity books and comic books. Include superhero colored pencils and erasers. Add a superhero tumbler for their favorite beverage and some super snacks like Nerds, Skittles and cookie snack packs. This superhero basket will make a super gift for a superhero kiddo.
When giving gifts, don't forget the kids in your life. There are so many reasons to celebrate them and their accomplishments. At King's Gift Baskets, we can help you create custom baskets for anyone in your life, even kids!
While you never really need a reason to send someone a great gift basket, tying your gift to a National Day can be a fun and creative way to show you care. We've scoured the National Days list and compiled a list of the most fun upcoming National Days for July and August. What kind of gift basket can we help create for the special people in your life with upcoming National Days?
July Gifting Days
July 1: National Postal Worker Day - Surprise your local mail carrier with a thoughtful gift basket on this day.
July 5: National Workaholics Day - Give the workaholic in your life a great gift basket filled with items to help them unwind and relax.
July 10: National Kitten Day - Thrill your cat lady friend or neighbor with a basket full of kitty-inspired toys and treats to celebrate this National Day.
July 15: Get to Know Your Customers Day - Show your customers how much you appreciate them with a thoughtful gift basket.
July 23: Gorgeous Grandma Day - Show the gorgeous grandma in your life some love with a beauty-inspired gift basket.
July 24: National Cousins Day - For many of us, our cousins were our first best friends. Show your love with a gift basket of their favorites.
July 25: National Parents' Day - Celebrate your own parents or a fellow parent you know who deserves some appreciation.
July 26: National Aunt and Uncle's Day - Aunts and uncles rarely get a special treat. Treat them to an amazing gift basket to show them how special they truly are.
July 29: National Intern Day - Give your intern a gift that shows how much you appreciate them... a great gift basket!
July 30: National Father-in-Law Day - Do you have a special father-in-law in your life? Let him know how much he matters with a gift basket of his favorites.
August Gifting Days
August 1: National Girlfriends Day - Our girlfriends are the crew that help us get through the hard times and celebrate the good times. Show them you care with a custom gift basket!
August 1: National Friendship Day - The greatest gift someone can give is their friendship. The second greatest gift? A gourmet gift basket!
August 1: National Sisters Day - Your sister is special. Let her know how much you love her with a charming gift basket of her favorite things.
August 4: National Coast Guard Day - Do you know someone in the Coast Guard? Show them some appreciation with a great gift basket.
August 11: National Sons and Daughters Day - Few people are as important to us as our children. Create a fun gift basket with candy, games and more to surprise them.
August 12: National Middle Child Day - The middle child tends to get overlooked. Show them how important they are to you with a special gift basket.
August 21: National Senior Citizens Day - Treat the seniors in your life to something sweet with a gourmet gift basket from King's!
August 22: National Be an Angel Day - This day is all about kindness and love. Think about who in your life could use a little sprinkle of love and gift them with a special basket.
August 27: National Just Because Day - Want to gift someone special in your life "just because"? This is the day to do it!
August 30: National Beach Day - Have a friend who loves the beach? Treat them to a beach-inspired gift basket for this special National Day.
What National Days are you looking forward to? Who in your life can you surprise with a special gift on one of these fun upcoming National Days? King's Gift Baskets can help you create stunning gift baskets for everyone on your list this summer!
Ah, summer! The time for pool parties, beach days, playing in the yard, camping and cooking out. With all of those summer activities, creating a summer-themed gift basket might sound harder than it is. The key is to pick one main summer activity and choose items for your basket based on that activity. Don't forget to throw in some non-melty snacks into each basket such as chips, crackers and even the classic Cracker Jacks for a summer gift no one will ever forget.
Beachy Basket - A great beachy basket would have everything needed for a fun day at the beach. Include a beach towel or beach blanket, sunscreen, flip flops, sunglasses and a bucket and shovel set for digging up shells and shark's teeth. Add an insulated drink cup to stay hydrated and you have a basket worthy of a day at the beach.
Pool Party Basket - Few things scream summer like a great pool party. Include a pool float, a pool noodle, swim goggles, diving sticks, a pool net and a beach ball. Toss in a case of drink boxes with some fun snacks like pretzels and chips and you have all the pool party essentials covered!
Getting Campy Basket - For those who love to camp, start with a cooler and load it up with camping goodies. Add bug spray, a travel pillow, a sleeping bag, fishing lures, skewers for roasting marshmallows and include all of the ingredients for making s'mores around the fire. Way to get campy!
Grill Master Basket - This basket is great for the men in your life because what man doesn't love being master of the grill? Include a variety of grilling seasoning blends, grilling utensils set, skewers, outdoor tablecloth, BBQ apron and a great grilling cookbook with recipes to keep him busy at the grill all summer long.
Gardener's Delight Basket - Gardeners love summer! It's a great time to get their hands in the soil and admire their planting handiwork. For this basket, include gardening gloves, seeds for herbs or fast-growing summer flowers, a watering can, trowel and gardening tools and a selection of cute plant pots to show off the products of their green thumb!
Backyard Fun Basket - Think of your favorite things from childhood backyard playtime when creating this basket. Include popsicle molds, colorful wind chimes, a picnic blanket and fun yard games. Go with bocce ball, a soccer ball, cornhole and even indoor games that need lots of room such as Twister. Toss in some snacks and you have a perfect basket for backyard fun.
Gifting during the summer doesn't have to be complicated! Simply choose an activity your friend or loved one enjoys and build a basket around their favorite summer activity. Creating a summer-themed gift basket should be a (summer) breeze when you follow one of these themes. Need help? King's Gift Baskets can help you come up with summer gift baskets for everyone on your list!
Candy tables are a fun way to celebrate at a kid's birthday party or event. In fact, they're fun for candy-loving adults too. Here are some handy tips on how to create a candy table for your kid's party or event.
1. Pick a theme - The theme can be your child's favorite colors or flavors, a season, a pattern, an animal, a favorite TV or cartoon character or even a favorite book. Having a theme makes it easier to select the candy and helps the various candy choices work better together. It also helps you plan your decorations if you start with the theme in mind.
2. Serving containers - You'll want to choose clear plastic or glass serving containers so the vibrant colors of the candy are the star of the table. Gather vases, jars, bowls and other serving dishes that you already have or search local thrift stores and discount stores such as TJ Maxx and Ross. Even Target can sometimes have a nice selection of clear glass serving options for decent prices.
3. Scoops - You'll want to also score enough candy scoops, tongs or other serving utensils so that you have at least one or preferably two per candy container. You'll want to also keep in mind that most children will be serving themselves so make sure any serving utensils you choose are easy for little kid hands to use.
4. Shop for candy - When you shop for candy, you'll keep your theme in mind but also think about the weather and the venue where you will have the table set up. Is it under an awning or other shade? Will it be hot or muggy? If your party will take place during the hot part of the year and outside, opt for individually wrapped candies and hard candies to avoid a melted mess. How much candy do you need? A good guide is to plan one-third to one-half pound of candy per person. So, one pound would cover two to three people. You'll also want to make sure to get enough candy to make your containers look full enough.
5. Individual containers - You'll want to choose individual containers for your guests to put their candy in. Crisp white paper lunch bags are a great option that can work with any theme and also holds plenty of candy. Ideally, you'll have your guests queue up and approach the candy table like you would a typical buffet with the option to go back for seconds (or thirds) after everyone has had a turn to choose their candy.
Sound like too much work with your busy schedule? Need help? Let King's Gift Baskets help you plan and create your candy table buffet! We can help you select a theme, choose candies, set-up your candy table and more! Give us a call to see what we can create for you!
Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate how much we love and appreciate our moms. It’s a day to say “thank you” for all the times we relied on her, cried to her and demanded way too much. Being a mother is priceless and should always be remembered, as their love is unconditional and timeless. Let’s show the acknowledgement that they deserve by giving her a gift basket of love and comfort for her special day.
Pamper Spa Set- Moms get so busy this time of year and don’t have much time for themselves. Running around after the kids, or grandkids, planning outings, vacations and now driving the kids to school again. Moms do it all but luckily we have this gorgeous gift basket just for her.
Instead of sending her to an expensive spa bring the spa to her. Nothing says pamper like a nice warm sudsy bath- this is where mom can relax and unwind. This pamper set includes a candle, bath fizzer, bath gel and a red towel. A spa all wrapped up nicely with the fragrances she loves!
Tropical Gift Basket- Set your eyes on this brightly colored gift basket. This jungle theme spa will bring out the tigress in mom. Imagine relaxing in a pool of water as you lay back in the mystical jungles of the rain forest surrounded by waterfalls, lush foliage and palm trees. This stunning gift basket will “take you away” while you inhale the fresh citrus fragrance of the body lotions and sprays. A perfect gift for mom for some alone time that she needs.
This set includes a tiger/ jungle themed towel wrap, neck rest, rose petal soaps, Laze Spa- Citrus Splash body lotion, body wash and sprays. A cotton washcloth and lip balm. This gift covers just about everything mom's desire to feel like a woman again!
Have a great Mothers Day to all the special moms!
Even if you're too old for the Easter Bunny, you're never too old to enjoy a fun basket for Easter or anytime this spring. Here are some great Easter and springtime gift basket ideas for all of the fun people in your life.
Egg-cellent Basket - This basket is filled with things that are shaped like eggs or remind you of eggs. Try some egg-cellent bath bombs, Easter Egg adult coloring book, egg-shaped cookie cutters, chocolate peanut butter egg candies and some egg-shaped beauty makeup sponges. Everything egg-cellent you can think of will work in this charming basket.
Gardener's Basket - For many, springtime means gardening. For this basket, we recommend a set of gardening tools, gardening gloves, an indoor/outdoor herb gardening kit with herbs like oregano, thyme, basil and rosemary and a springtime welcome mat to greet all their special guests. Don't forget to add something sweet such as Blooming Lollipops. After you finish the candy, plant the stick to grow a special flower or herb. Sweet!
Outdoor Spring Basket - In this gift basket, include things that are great for outdoor fun. For beachy areas, include an extra large beach blanket and some sunscreen for a day at the beach. For snacks al fresco, include a picnic set. Don't forget a selection of cheeses, sausages, crackers, marmalade and other picnic munchies. And of course, for something sweet, try Lindt chocolate carrots.
Spring Pampering Basket - For the busy woman in your life, go with a pampering basket. Start with some Himalayan Salt body scrub and add a luxurious sleep mask. Include a soy candle in a fun spring scent like carrot cake. For some sweetness, add Jelly Belly Cocktail Classics jelly beans. Complete this basket with some bunny-themed mugs and a selection of gourmet teas.
Culinary Treats Basket - For the culinary guru in your life, try a basket with a culinary twist. Include gourmet oils like decadent white truffle oil. Add a selection of hot sauces to kick it up a notch (also good for men) and grilling spices for springtime outdoor cooking. Include a selection of cheeses, crackers and jams to nibble on while they prepare their culinary masterpiece. To satisfy their sweet tooth, add some luxury chocolates from Ghiradelli or Godiva for a decadent finish to any culinary journey.
You're never too old for a fun and vibrant Easter basket! These Easter and springtime gift basket ideas work for Easter and also work great for any gifting occasion you have this spring. So, what kind of gift basket can we help you create today?
This spring, March and April are packed full of special days and opportunities to honor and thank a number of people in our lives that often go overlooked and unappreciated. Well, with this handy guide to upcoming gifting occasions and gift ideas, you'll have your list of thank yous all ready to go. And of course, King's Gift Baskets helps you put together the ultimate gift for the special people in your life.
March 2 - National Read Across America Day - A chance to give the reading lover in your life the perfect gift basket packed with great books, teas, mugs and everything they need for a relaxing day reading their cares away.
March 3 - National I Want You to be Happy Day - This is a great opportunity to bless a friend with a special gift basket that shows you care about their happiness.
March 4 - National Sons Day - Celebrate your son with a delicious gift basket of his favorite snacks like beef jerky, sausages, cheeses and chocolates.
March 5 - National Employee Appreciation Day - Show your employees just how much you appreciate all of their hard work. Choose an individual basket per person or choose a custom basket that includes goodies for the whole team.
March 6 - National Dentist Day - Do you love your dentist? Show them the love with a great gift basket full of healthy treats for your teeth.
March 8 - International Women's Day - Who are the special women in your life? They deserve to know how special they are so give them a gift basket with all their favorites to celebrate what they mean to you.
March 12 - National Girl Scout Day - This is a great day to show the Girl Scout in your life just how special they are. Include craft kits and activities to keep them active in their basket or even camping gear for an upcoming camping trip.
March 13 - National Good Samaritan Day - Do you have a good Samaritan that comes to your rescue? Perhaps when you have a flat tire or your car needs a jump? Show them how much you appreciate them with a gift basket from King's!
March 16 - World Social Work Day - Social workers work hard to make the community and the world a better place. Show them you value their work with a gift basket that pampers them with comfy slippers, bath bombs, lotions and candles so they can relax the hard days away.
March 19 - National Certified Nurses Day - Nurses are the unsung heroes of our lives, especially during Covid times. Give the nurse in your life a gift that will get her through her long days with healthy snacks, fizzy waters, decadent chocolates, cookies, crackers and cheeses.
March 29 - National Vietnam War Veterans Day - Say "Thank you for your service" with a special gift basket for the Vietnam vet in your life. Create a custom gift basket with us that reflects their favorite hobby such as fishing, golf or camping.
March 30 - National Doctors Day - Doctors work hard to help us stay healthy. Show your doctor appreciation with a gift basket packed with gourmet cheeses, sausages, crackers, jams and top it off with some delicious candies.
April 10 - National Siblings Day - Celebrate your siblings with a gift basket from King's! Include their favorites such as books, candles, slippers, chocolates, bath products or high tech gear for the brothers.
April 18 - National Lineman Appreciation Day - Have a lineman in your life? Then you know they do a dangerous job and are the first people called during major emergencies that impact our power. Give them the gift of appreciation with a gift basket from King's!
April 21 - National Administrative Professionals Day - Where would your business be without the administrative professionals in your office? Appreciate them with a gift basket filled with candies, cookies, chocolates, crackers and cheeses with a great cheese board and set of cheese cutters.
April 25 - National Pet Parents Day - Do you know an awesome pet parent or even a foster who helps rescue animals? What a great day to show them how important they are with a pet themed basket for them to share with their furry or feathered family. Include treats for animals and for humans, some toys they can enjoy together and a nice cozy blanket for snuggle time.
April 30 - National Hairstylist Appreciation Day - Your hairstylist keeps you looking good and clean cut. Appreciate them with a gift basket of yummy brownies, cheeses, sausages, a cheese board, crackers and jams.
March and April give you plenty of opportunities to gift the people in your life who make a difference. These upcoming gifting occasions and gift ideas will help you get a head start with your appreciation list. As always, King's Gift Baskets is your partner in creating the perfect customized gift basket for the special people on your list.
Do you have a fun company culture? Every successful business relies on quality, engaged employees. To retain quality employees, it's important to have a positive company culture that makes the employee feel included, engaged, inspired and appreciated. In honor of January 28th being National Have Fun at Work Day, we recommend building a company culture that is fun and keeps employees engaged with tangible appreciation. What kind of tangible appreciation? Gift baskets are always a hit, whether for a team in your company or an individual.
Making gifting a part of your company culture isn't difficult. There are all kinds of reasons why you might send a gift to an employee. Here are just a few reasons:
Research shows that employees of companies with a culture of fun and giving provides many benefits to the business:
What should you include in your employee gift baskets? How well do you know your employee? If you know your employee is into gourmet coffee or teas, that is a great thing to include in their gift basket. Other ideas could be branded items that they can use proudly everywhere they go such as drink tumblers, mugs, jackets, bags and other gear. Food gifts are also very popular, such as chocolates, nuts, popcorn, cheeses and sausages, crackers with marmalade, peanut brittle and other snacks. King's Gift Baskets can help you put together a customized basket for any of your employees or teams that will have the wow factor you're looking for in an employee gift.