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.
The holidays are upon us and while those are big days for giving, there are also many smaller celebrations or special days coming up that are perfect for letting someone know just how much you care. Let's take a look at the upcoming days for giving.
December 1 - National Day of Giving (Giving Tuesday): Giving day is for giving to charity but also giving to those special in your life.
December 2 - Special Education Day: Give thanks to a special education teacher with a gift basket.
December 10 - Beginning of Chanukah: A gift basket will leave a lasting impression
December 11 - National Salesperson Day: Celebrate your sales team!
December 13 - National Guard Birthday: Show the National Guard member in your life how much you appreciate them.
December 18 - National Twin Day: Are you a twin? Celebrate with a special gift basket.
December 21 - Yule: Make their yuletide bright with a simple gift basket.
December 25 - Christmas: A great way to keep Christmas shopping simple is with gift baskets.
December 26 - National Thank You Note Day/ Kwanzaa begins: Send more than a thank you note, send a whole thank you gift basket.
December 29 - National Hero Day: Celebrate the hero in your life with a gift from King's Gift Baskets.
January 9 - National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day: Show local law enforcement how much they're appreciated!
January 12 - National Pharmacist Day: Pharmacists advise us and keep us safe. Show them your thanks!
January 20 - National Cheese Lover's Day: Got a cheese lover in your life? Give them the VIP Corporate Celebration Basket!
January 22 - National Celebration of Life Day: Celebrate your children and grandkids by enjoying a gift basket together!
January 24 - National Compliment Day: What better compliment than a "you're special" gift?
January 26 - National Spouses Day: Surprise your spouse with some yummy delights from one of our gift baskets.
No matter who you are thanking, appreciating or gifting this season, we have a basket for you. We can also help you create a custom basket that is perfect for the special people in your life. Here are a few of our best selling baskets for gift giving:
Chances are that you have a list of people in your life you're thankful for. This list might include your kids' teachers, mail carrier, neighbors, pet sitter, nurses, employees working from home, or even your in-laws. What better way to show your thanks than with a thoughtful gift basket? We've selected a few gift basket ideas to help you show your thanks for those who are special in your life.
Snack Basket - Go all out on the snacks! Crunchy, sweet, salty and savory snacks will hit every snackable note! Include gourmet sausages and cheeses, crackers, jams, marmalade, preserves, caramel popcorn, peanut brittle, cookies, candies and more. Your super snack basket will be a big hit and show your thankfulness.
Easy Dinner Basket - What says thank you more than an easy peasy dinner wrapped up in a basket? This is a great idea for those "always busy" people on your list. Show them your thanks with a dinner basket sure to please. Include gourmet pasta with sauce, decadent chocolates for dessert, a delicious bottle of wine and in case they don't feel like cooking, include a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant too.
Holiday Relaxation Basket - Thank them with some pampering with our holiday relaxation basket! This spa-themed basket includes monogrammed towels, spa tools such as foot files, loofahs, scrubs, oils, lotions and massagers. Throw in a fluffy robe and some slippers or flip-flops and you have the perfect basket to give your thanks through some pampering and relaxation.
Chocolate Lover's Basket - Few things say love and thanks quite like chocolate. Give them a decadent Godiva-themed basket featuring milk chocolate and dark chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered raisins, dark chocolate truffles, hot cocoa, coffee and more. This all-Godiva treat will show your thanks with luscious chocolates, beverages and snacks.
So, who are you thankful for this season? Your manicurist, your salon stylist, your friends and family? Thank them all with stunning gift baskets that show them just how much they mean to you, not only this season but all year long. You'll have them enjoying the holiday season knowing how much you care.
Men are notoriously hard to buy for, right? Well, maybe not after you see our suggestions for gift baskets that make even macho men say wow! Check out these ideas for gift baskets for the man or men in your life.
This basket is for the meat-loving manly man. Choose a selection of flavored beef jerky, chicken jerky and even maple smoked bacon jerky to start out this gift basket. Then add a couple of beer mugs and a few bottles of a craft or micro-brew beer he loves for the ultimate manly snack and beverage combination.
Fishing Gift Basket
For the fisherman on your list, start this gift with a styrofoam fish bucket to hold all the goodies. Add lures, tackle, hooks, a fish filet knife, a fish net and a gift certificate for a local bait shop. Then add some fish-themed snacks for a punch of fun such as Swedish Fish and Goldfish crackers with a stainless steel tumbler to hold his beverage while he waits for today's catch.
BBQ Griller Basket
This basket is perfect for any grill master on your gift list. Include grilling tools such as tongs, a long handled fork, a long handled flipper and a saucing brush. Add a selection of gourmet barbeque sauces and a selection of gourmet spice rubs to bring the flavor. Finish off this basket with a digital meat thermometer for perfectly done masterpieces from the grill every time.
Golfer's Gift Basket
Got a golf lover in your life? This is the basket for him! Start with a round metal tub and include a practice putter cup, a set of golf balls, a bag of tees, a few bottles of refreshing tea and some handy snacks for a day out on the course. Focus on snacks that don't melt in the heat as it can get hot out there by the 9th hole.
Camper's Delight Gift Basket
For men, camping is the ultimate get away. Make his camping trip more fun with a camping-themed basket he will appreciate. Use a cooler instead of a basket that he can use out in the wild and fill with both fun and functional items. Start with a couple of camping style folding chairs, long skewers for cooking over the campfire and a flashlight or lantern with extra batteries. Next add some fun with playing cards, frisbees and all the ingredients for s'mores - chocolate bars, marshmallows and graham crackers.
Men aren't so hard to buy for when you have manly man-themed gift baskets on your list. Use his favorite pass time to create a fun gift he's sure to be bragging about to his buddies for a long time. When you're looking for a gift for the man in your life, we're here to help you craft a manly gift he'll love!
Myrtle Beach real estate is booming. What better way for realtors to welcome their clients to their new home than with a thoughtful and unique gift basket? Here are some fresh themes to spice up your gift basket giving for closing day.
First Dinner Basket
What could be better than a first dinner basket with all of the essentials for your clients' first dinner in their new home? Include a nice bottle of wine (or sparkling water) with gourmet pasta, delicious pasta sauce, cooking utensils, oven mitts, kitchen towels and some chocolates for dessert. You can also add items for their dinners out on the town like a coupon guidebook for the area and gift cards for local favorite restaurants.
New Bathroom Basket
Give your clients all of the essentials to turn their new bathroom into a spa-like oasis. Include scented bath bombs, handmade soaps and scrubs, wash cloths, hand towels, room deodorizer, shower poufs and a few decorative items to help them settle into their new bathroom without having to unpack a bunch of boxes first.
Afternoon Tea Basket
If your clients' new home includes a screened porch or Carolina room, that is perfect for an afternoon tea basket. Include a selection of teas, a couple of sturdy mugs, some cookies, crackers, cheeses and sausages. The new homeowners will have everything they need for a relaxing tea time in their new space.
If your new clients are pet lovers, give them a basket that is sure to please that special doggy or kitty in their life. For pups, include a collapsible water bowl, a water bottle for the pet parents, a reflective leash, pet poo bags, a couple of dog toys and some tasty snacks for their good girl or boy. For cat lovers, include some catnip mice and other kitty-approved toys, a nice matching food and water dish, a small blanket for kitty naps and some tasty treats for their feline family. Package it all in a nice, durable basket that doubles as a toy basket for their pet.
South Carolina Basket
When your clients are moving to the area from out of state, introduce them to the beach life with a South Carolina basket. Include beach towels, gift cards to local eateries, South Carolina and beach life souvenirs, a couple pairs of sunglasses and some flip-flops for their new beachy home. Include a coupon book and a guidebook for local attractions to get them out enjoying everything South Carolina has to offer!
When you need a fun and unique gift that wows your clients on closing day, call King's Gift Baskets. We'll help you create that perfect gift basket for your clients that says "welcome home".
It's hard to believe but fall is right around the corner. That means a whole host of holidays and appreciation days are coming up - and lots of opportunities to surprise someone special with a perfect fall-themed gift. Here are some great gift ideas and special days coming up this fall to celebrate the ones you love and appreciate.
Fall Themed Gift Ideas
Whether you give them solo or mix them up into a fun gift basket, these fall-themed gifts are sure to please!
Upcoming Gift Giving Occasions
Of course, two of the biggest holidays are coming up this fall - Halloween and Thanksgiving.
For Halloween, a fun and spooky basket filled with sweet treats and maybe a few tricks shows your Halloween-loving friend just how much you care.
Invited over for Thanksgiving dinner? Take a basket full of fall goodies like preserves and jams with some mustards and honey to go with all that turkey and ham. Or if you know someone who loves to bake, mix up fall-themed cookie cutters with a bread loaf pan and recipe cards with yummy bread recipes to keep them busy baking this fall.
With the big holidays out of the way, here are some other fun national days and appreciation days you can use to give someone you love a surprise gift:
There are lots of days and lots of ways to show your appreciation for the ones you love and care for. King's Gift Baskets helps you put together a custom gift they'll love that is filled with quality items and looks amazing too.