Gift Basket Ideas for Snowboarders and Skiers (Part IV)

 

SAXX Cannonball 2N1 Swim Short

Thanks to the trademarked BallPark Pouch, Saxx’s boxer briefs might just be the most comfortable ever. The package-pampering benefits go to these breathable mesh-lined swim shorts which come in seven styles, making them perfect for a relaxing dip in the hot tub after a long shred session.

Airblaster Classic Ninja Suit

This uber-comfortable onesie makes first layering easy while boasting a host of smart-fit features. Key features are four-way stretch AirTech fabric, a seven-panel form-fitting hood, thumb loops, full-length front zip and a 350-degree waist zip to make all of nature’s calls easy.

California Cowboy High Sierra Shirt

Beyond its good looks and charm, the High Sierra is filled with clever, après-friendly features. Think a sunglass loop, thermal lining, a dry pocket, a bottle opener, a locker loop for gloves and the coup de grâce: a labeled extra pocket in the back for stashing anything, including an extra beer. It comes in eight colorways.

Snow goggles are a must when skiing or snowboarding.

Smith 4D MAG Snow Goggles

Smith has long been a frontrunner in the goggle game, and this high-quality product lives up to the name. Spherical Chromapop lenses with Birdseye Vision offer a huge field of view. AirEvac tech stops fogging and a magnet-based system makes changing lenses to accommodate changing light conditions simpler than it’s ever been.

Epic Pass

The price might seem high, but for the avid boarder or skier who likes to travel, it’s really a bargain. After all, the Epic Pass offers access to over 40 North American ski areas, such as Heavenly, Vail, Whistler-Blackcomb, Park City, Sun Valley, and Stowe, as well as 21 resorts in Italy, France, Switzerland and 10 in Japan. If you are the sort of person who loves to hit the slopes frequently enough, this pass will pay for itself by January.

 

Gift Basket Ideas for Snowboarders and Skiers (Part III)

Get your skier a good jacket to keep them warm in the snow.

Women’s The North Face Akani ThermoBall 3-in-1 Jacket

The last jacket she might ever need. The Akani ThermoBall Triclimate is a very versatile 3-in-1 jacket that brings fast, functional and feminine style to any snow lovers’ wardrobe.

A breathable, waterproof HyVent® 2-layer shell jacket houses the removable ThermoBall insulated liner jacket, uniting comfort and usability in one fell and stylish swoop. It also has a removable hood, wrist-accessory pocket with goggles cloth, snap-down powder skirt with gripper elastic, and lots more. This is a jacket set to please from slope to lodge.

And it is absolutely warm. The very compressible ThermoBall is as warm as 600-fill-power goose down, providing insulation even when it is wet. 

GoPro Hero4 Session

The latest cam in GoPro’s line is the fantastic compact Hero4 Session, possessing the power of a full-size GoPro camera into their lightest, smallest and most convenient one yet.

This rugged camera can take a tumble. Any daring thrill-seeker on your list can trust the Session on her or his next action-packed outing to get each second without worry.

The North Face ThermoBall Full-Zip Jacket

Put on some real warmth with a jacket that’s game for anything. Say hello to the ThermoBall Full-Zip Jacket, the most versatile jacket to stay absolutely warm from cabin to the slope.

Though stylish, this jacket is nothing to play with. The North Face team athletes completely tested these on a summit trip on Mount Meru and Denali. They loved them. You will too.

With a sturdy water repellent finish on its shell to help discard sleet and drizzle, this jacket is ready for its entrance on the snowy stage. The highly compressible ThermoBall synthetic insulation is as compressible and warm as 600-fill-power goose down and packs into its own pocket. It is available for both women and men.

 

Gift Basket Ideas for Snowboarders and Skiers (Part II)

Every snowboarder and skier needs a good snow helmet.

Men’s Giro Nine MIPS Snow Helmet

Snowsports are no walk in the park. They are much more fun. Though, with downhill thrills, you have to think about safety. 

This year, gift a powder-obsessed individual in your life the redesigned Nine snow helmet from Giro. This stylish helmet has MIPS technology, which aids in reducing rotational forces if the helmet gets hit at an angle.

The Nine helmet can fit goggles and heads of various shapes thanks to its internal height adjustment. Also, the thermostat venting controls offer custom breathability to keep cool heads. Choose the color that will look best with their gear.

Men’s Patagonia Snowshot Jacket

For snowsports lovers, this jacket offers the most. Crafted for freeriding mobility, the waterproof, breathable Snowshot lets riders slip through the season’s lows and highs in total comfort.

Warm outside and in. On the outside is a sturdy water repellent finish that keeps the outer layer from becoming saturated. On the inside is a mesh lining that keeps away sweat and goes smoothly over layers.

This Snowshot jacket possesses zippered features galore: pit zips for fast venting, zippered chest pockets with media pocket, and zippered handwarmer pockets. 

Outdoor Tech Wired Chips Universal Helmet Audio System

A powder day warrants an epic soundtrack. Keep the good tunes going with the Wired Chips audio system that fits into any snowboard or ski helmet. It contains an audio liner, like Giro, Bern, Bolle, Smith, Anon, PRO-TEC and others. Nothing exalts a beautiful day on the slopes like your fav playlist.

With the Wired Chips system, glove-friendly mic and inline controls let you crank tunes, mute and answer calls without ever taking off your gloves or helmet. The housing enriches in-helmet acoustics, producing a solid hi-fi experience. It comes with a user manual, carry pouch and stickers.

Gift Basket Ideas for Snowboarders and Skiers (Part I)

Get your skier or snowboarder a gift basket filled with gear that they’ll love.

Looking for some gift ideas for skiers and snowboarders? This list will take you from stocking stuffer right through to the main gift. There is something for the novice right to the senior citizens who are always on skis. 

Snowboarding and skiing have high barriers to entry thanks mainly to the huge array of gear required just to get going on the powder for the first time. The upside of that reality, though, is that shopping for a border or skier will never leave one bereft of choices. Look at the following list. It is filled with hard goods, apparel, and accessories, at an assortment of price points, that any powder hound will be stoked to get.

Burton Board Wall Mounts

Their boards are works of art. After a long weekend at the slopes, when the car’s been unpacked and you’ve chilled out on the couch, these mounts offer a reminder of the thrill-packed, wonderful snow days.

Possessing a 3-point mounting system that fits any snowboard, the Burton board wall mounts fasten a plank to most surfaces. This not only helps save substantial closet space, but it also lets your border show their snow passion as home decor.

For the person who’s missing any day there’s snow on the slopes, consider this fantastic gift that will elevate their love to pro status.

Women’s Sorel Tivoli II Mid Snow Boots

Keep her warm from head to toe, with emphasis on the feet. Lace her up with a pair of Sorel Tivoli II boots.

The waterproof suede leather uppers are lined with 100g insulation, increased by the removable molded EVA footbeds topped with ultra-warm, lush microfleece.

These boots will keep her feet snug down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit, ideal for icy morning walks on snowy sidewalks or spending snow days with the kids. 

Things to Put in a Winter Gift Basket

Winter can be harshly cold but fun too. A gift basket with winter goodies will make the season even better. 

Winter has little chilly to viciously cold days. Accented with plenty of the white stuff in some places while not so much in other areas. It is a good time to cuddle up by a fire and have a hot drink or bundle up and brave the outdoors for some outdoor fun.

Items to Include

  • Hot Chocolate Packets
  • Instant Soup Mix
  • Mulling Spices
  • Tea Bags
  • Trail Mix 
  • Coffee Mug
  • Cookie Mix
  • Winter-Themed Cookie Cutters
  • Chapstick
  • Lotion
  • Bubble Bath
  • Small Tissue Packets
  • Infinity Scarf
  • Beanie Hat
  • Ear Muffs 
  • Mittens
  • Fuzzy Socks (Include some with the grippers on the bottom)
  • Foot and Hand Warmers/Heatmax HotHands Heated Knit Cap and HotHands Heated Boot Covers
  • Microplush Throw Blanket/Flannel Fleece Lightweight Cozy Plush Microfiber Solid Blanket
  • Hot Water Bottle/Rubber Hot Water Bottle with Knit Cover
  • Candles 
  • Long-Handled Lighter
  • Batteries
  • Flashlight (Try the Outlite LED Flashlight with Adjustable Focus and 5 Light Modes) 
  • Ice Scraper
  • Bird Seed Ornaments or Wreath. Those birdies will love getting more chow in the calorie burning wintertime. 
  • Snow Ball Maker. The Toysmith Snowball Maker is well rated and appears to offer hours of fun.
  • Mad Libs Book. Who doesn’t likes a lots of laughter and fun when you are cooped up in the house on a particularly cold day.
  • Card and board games (Take a look at Rory’s Story Cubes Multi-Colored, Uno Tiki Twist, or Hedbanz Card Game) 
  • Winter-Themed Books are some great family-friendly options (Look at Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Snowy Day)

Filling a Winter Gift Basket with goodies can be affordable and fun. Your gift recipient will love you for your thoughtfulness in providing some unexpected sunshine to the winter. You can bring some brightness to a blah season. For someone who is suffering from loneliness during the cold months, you can show them that someone is thinking of them. 

 

Putting Together Healthy Asian Food Gift Baskets

 

Gift-giving doesn’t have to be time-consuming or pricey. If you are wondering what to get for an Asian food lover, perhaps this article may be helpful in assembling a gift basket with affordable items.

Chinese gift baskets are popular gift choices. A Chinese food lover will be happy to get one. Making a Chinese gift basket is simple and cheap. Below are some Chinese gift basket ideas.

There are many choices for filling the gift basket. Be sure that you personalize the basket based on the preferences of the recipient. Your budget will determine whether you end up making an affordable or expensive gift basket. 

Chinese Gift Basket Ideas: Foods to Include

Chinese noodles There may hardly be a person who does not enjoy Chinese noodles. These noodles come in various textures and shapes. You can put a few packets in the basket. Shou Mien, a type of Chinese noodles, denotes a healthy and long life as per the Chinese tradition.

Gift Basket for Chinese Food Lovers

Put a wok in a basket. Fill the wok (or some other unique container) with:

  • Chinese tea sea
  • green tea
  • cookbook
  • cleaver
  • chopsticks
  • package dried black mushrooms
  • bottles of soy sauce, Szechuan sauce, plum sauce, and teriyaki sauce
  • Oriental Stir-fry seasoning packets

    Tofu is always an option to put in your Asian gift basket.

Tofu-Tofu, which is made using soybeans, is another famous Chinese product that is chocked filled with proteins and widely used in numerous Chinese recipes.

Chinese sauces and seasonings-Sauces are a critical ingredient used in Chinese cooking. Include a bottle of oyster sauce, soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, yellow bean sauce, and fish sauce. Include herbs like cinnamon, peppercorns, fennel, star anise, and cloves.

Beverages-Include packets of Chinese herbal tea and green tea

Liquor-Include a bottle of yellow wine which is quite popular in China. This wine is made with wheat, rice, corn, and alcohol.

Ideas for Welcome Back Homecoming Gift Baskets (Part II)

An American flag license plate is the perfect gift.

American Flag License Plate

They will adore putting this American flag license plate on their vehicle and proudly displaying their patriotism.

“Army fight” Shirt

They are great fighters and soldiers. Remind them of this with an amazing and inspiring shirt.

“God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers” Dog Tag Necklace

God bestows His harshest battles to His toughest soldiers. As an American soldier and a soldier for God, your favorite soldier is the strongest.

.308 Bullet Pen

A .308 bullet pen will be the highpoint of his desk at work or home while he is on deployment.

“Gratitude” Clip-On Charm

Remind them how grateful and happy you are for their hard work, and that they came home to you, with this gratitude clip-on charm. It is excellent for a keychain, a zipper pull, a necklace or bracelet, and several other things.

Grenade Soap

Grenade soap will make washing their hands way more fun.

“Urgent memo: Soldier on couch duty. Disturb at own risk.” Coffee Mug

They are finally home, meaning that they are on couch duty and should not be disturbed.

American Soldiers Large Art Canvas

This beautiful, big piece of art will make a fabulous gift and look incredible on your wall at home.

U.S. Army Bullet Peg Game with Real Bullets

They can have fun with this game. Also, it is very stylish and fitting for their line of work.

“I believe in you. Be strong.” Pocket Stone

This pocket stone is something that they can carry with them, regardless of where they go. It is very powerful. You always believe in them and want them to remain strong.

The messages these gifts give, as well as the gift itself, are something that your favorite soldier can take with them for years. They will love anything that you pick as their welcome home gift.

Ideas for Welcome Back Homecoming Gift Baskets (Part I)

 

When your favorite soldier comes home from training or a deployment, getting them a welcome home gift is a beautiful touch. It helps them know that they were greatly missed and that you are happy that they are back. The welcome back home gift basket ideas on this list are a good place to start when you are ready to shop for your favorite soldier.

Unique Welcome Home Gifts for Soldiers

An army flask is an excellent addition to your homecoming gift basket.

Army Flask

An Army flask is very simple, but also really awesome as well. They will cherish it wherever they go.

Captain America Keychain

Your favorite soldier is like your very own Captain America, fighting for your freedom and kicking butt at the same time. 

“Hooah” Cookie Cutter

Make some cookies in the shape of the word “Hooah” for their homecoming. They will really like eating them all up. 

You belong here… Welcome home” Sign

Show them how much you appreciate it when they are home with this “You belong here… Welcome home” sign. The good news is that you will have it for the next time they come home.

“Best. Soldier. EVER!” Shirt

Your favorite soldier is beyond the best soldier ever.

Chocolate Army Men

Chocolate army men are fun. They can play with them and then eat them afterward.

AR15 Bottle Opener

Every soldier should own an AR15 bottle opener to pop open those beer bottles when they are chilling with their buddies or at home.

Grenade Tie Bar

A grenade tie bar will complement their suit in style.

“The Mission” Personalized Army Prayer Journal

Help them keep track of their prayers, for their fellow soldiers, their loved ones, or other people. It isn’t always simple to keep them all organized. However, with this journal, they will be able to do a better job.

 

Creative Gift Basket Ideas for Artists

Adult coloring books are the optimal gift for the artist in your life.

Some of the top gifts for artists will appeal to their creative and artistic nature or make their job a little more comfortable or fun. Below are some of the best gifts to get their creative juices going or keep them flowing.

Brush Vase

Get a brush vase with a striking design and is particularly apt for the painter in your life. The base of the vase can be made up of various sized paintbrushes. Buy one that will be easily seen on any desk.

Artist Brush & Stylus

This brush is really a stylus that allows an artist to bring their touch right into a tablet or smartphone. It’s a blending of the new and the old as it gives them a familiar tool in the form of a paintbrush. Though, it’s a new canvas in the form of a touch screen.

Expert Level Coloring Book

Give them a challenge with a professional level coloring book. They’ll have to possess some rock-solid concentration to remain in the lines when there are so many various lines. But the finished pieces come out looking fabulous and any artist will love a break from having to create from scratch.

Artistic Coasters

Do you know an artist that likes to showcase their work on Instagram? If so, you can surprise them with artistic coasters that can be made by taking Instagram pics and putting them into coaster form. An eye-catching gift.

Wacom Intuos Pro Digital Graphic Drawing Tablet

Ideal for those who are just learning graphic design or those who are experts at it, this pen has new technology. This means it supports 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, so it’ll pick up any tiny stroke you do. What a way for the artist in your life to totally express their creativity.

Gift Basket Ideas for Burger Lovers

Do you know someone who’s crazy about burgers? These gifts will put a smile on their face.

Do you know someone who would eat a burger every day of the week if they could? Purchase them one of these burger-inspired gifts.

Burger Press

Make the perfect burger each time with a cast-aluminum press. Regardless if you like a pub-style burger or a burger patty on the slim side, you can regulate the thickness and weight of every press.

Burger + Fries Socks

Show your devotion to burgers everywhere you go with a pair of patterned socks. Made of combed, premium cotton, they’re ideal for layering under a pair of dress pants or jeans.

Burger Flipper

Guarantee an even char on your burgers with a durable flipper. It’s perfect for maneuvering under a patty.

Burger Pillow

You’ve probably never thought about cozying up with a hamburger until now. An adorable mini burger pillow is a comfy addition to your couch, bed, or kitchen.

Melting Dome

Get gooey cheese in each bite of your burger with the aid of a melting dome. This stainless-steel gadget goes over a burger as it cooks, keeping the heat inside and rapidly melting the cheese.

Burger Friendship Keychains

Remember those old friendship necklaces you own in school? This contemporary equivalent is an adorable burger keychain. You keep one half and give the other to a fellow burger-lover.

Burger Lift

Say bye to mushy buns. This clever device lifts a burger creation off the plate. So regardless of how juicy your burger gets the bun stays dry.

Potato Cutter

Who can eat a burger without fries? A durable potato cutter converts plain old spuds into perfect slices ready for frying. Get the ketchup ready!

Mini Slider Set 

Slider lovers, this is for you! This creative item makes it simple to press, shape, and cook the perfect set of mini burgers.