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The Origin and Types of Gift Baskets

In the early years of mankind, man has already woven grasses, branches, straws, twigs and leaves for their coverings and other tools they needed, and they came to the point creating a basket. The early uses of basket was to store goods and also for transportation of other goods such as food and materials. In biblical aspects, baskets were also as vessels or for transporting people and other materials on water. As always this object is very useful, a strong container, and has been part and used 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. By the time the American Indians came, they were welcomed and were greeted with gift baskets containing dried fish, meats, beans, corns, and vegetables. In 17th century and 18th century, people started creating gift baskets filled with fruits, foods, and also candies in every major holiday like 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.

So what are the different factors to consider in buying the content of your gift basket? Below are some aspects and kinds of gift baskets you should consider.

Gift Baskets for Babies

This is quite popular gift baskets to amateur parents, providing them some clothing, towels, blankets and shampoos for their baby. Also you can include some toys, baby books and other items that the baby can play them.

Fruit Baskets

A very common type of gift basket which usually contains apples, pears and some seasonal fruits. This kind of gift basket is perfect in any occasion and people perceive you are promoting a good health towards the person. Click here for more tips in combining other fruits in your gift basket.

Gift Baskets in Corporates

Corporate gift baskets has gradually gain its popularity 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

Get well soon gift baskets are generally given to people who fell sick and is at the hospital or at home. Sometimes flowers and balloons can no longer do the trick. Try sending them some soup meal that they like, a game book for boredom and some snacks may might go well with that.

These are all the types of gift baskets and with their corresponding aspects to guide you in your next gift basket to be given. To read more about gift baskets of other countries click here.