Gift baskets make great gifts. Not only do they look pretty, they are like receiving several gifts rolled into one. However, finding the right gift basket for your friend or loved one isn't always easy. Ready-made baskets often contain items not suitable for your gift recipient.
Creating your own custom-made gift basket isn't difficult, and you can personalize it to fit the recipient perfectly. Your friend or loved one will be thrilled to receive a personalized gift that will encourage them to grow in their faith.
Before you go shopping for your gift items, it will be helpful to do a little detective work first. For instance, find out what the recipient's favorite bible verse is. You can often find items engraved with popular verses of scripture.
Find out what the recipient's favorite color is and plan your gift around it. Try to find at least a few items in the recipient's color choice to give your gift instant appeal upon presentation. You should also keep their favorite color in mind when it comes time to purchase a bow for the package.
Gift basket items
Look for items engraved with the recipient's favorite Bible verse. Small framed art pieces, blank journals, pens, and bible covers are some items commonly engraved with scripture verses.
Christian jewelry is another good choice for a gift basket. Purity rings make nice gifts for teen girls or adult single women. Bracelets or pendants with Christian symbols of faith are always appreciated. Look for necklaces and bracelets with crosses, anchors, doves, or the ictus symbol.
A new Bible in an easy-to-read translation makes a nice gift. Devotional books, new or classic, are also good choices.
Magnetic bookmarks, Bible marking kits, and miniature scripture holders are nice items to include in your gift basket. Some other good choices include daily calendars, scented candles, hand lotion, or favorite candy treats.
Choose a container
Once you have purchased all of your gifts, you can select a basket. Purchasing your gifts before you choose a basket will help you avoid the frustration of ending up with too many items to fit in your container.
Choose a basket big enough to display your items without crowding them. Fill the basket with colored shredded paper and arrange your items in the basket. Cut a large piece of cellophane paper much larger than the basket. Pull the paper up over the top of the basket and secure with a bow.
Creating the perfect gift basket for the Christian woman on your gift list is a labor of love that will be remembered long after the gift is opened. Your thoughtfulness will be appreciated, and you will enjoy giving a gift that is personal and will help your friend or loved one grow in their faith.