Gift Basket Heaven
I like receiving presents, and let’s face it … who in the world doesn’t. Getting flowers from my husband always makes me feel special. The cards I get from the kids on my birthday and the other gifts are valuable to me. Still, there is one present I anticipate more than any other. I have an aunt who I have been very close to and who sends me a gift basket every year for Christmas. In over ten years of getting gift baskets from her, I have never had the very same basket twice and I have never felt anything but sheer joy over what she sends. I have actually had exquisite gift baskets of meats, cheeses and crackers, chocolate gift baskets, wine present baskets, home health spa items baskets and various others. I think really take pleasure in that it’s many presents in one. There’s something exceptionally special about opening a gift and deciding what items to choose from.
No matter what the theme is, I feel like a kid in a candy store. Each year, the hardest thing for me to decide on is what to try first. Throughout the years, I have actually come to anticipate and delight in the gift baskets more than any other gift I receive. Last Christmas, my aunt purchased the basket late and it showed up a few days after the holiday. Regardless of all the remarkable gifts I got from family and friends, I truly missed out on having her basket. It felt as though something was missing. When it finally arrived, it was like Christmas all over again for me. Given that my auntie began sending me gift baskets over a decade ago, I have sent her one every year too. We always speak about what we enjoyed the most. I believe we’re both addicted to them. In recent years, I began sending them to other loved ones.
Everyone seems to like them and I get a lot of joy over my selections. I suppose folks enjoy sampling things that they could not think to buy or that aren’t available is a real treat. Personally, one of my all time-favorites was a choice of Swiss chocolates that were better than anything I‘d ever tasted here in the States. I still think that if I had really never ever tasted them, I would not know how delicious chocolate could be.
The next time you’re questioning exactly what to send out for a gift, I suggest a gift basket. You’ll be surprised at how much it will be enjoyed.