Bridal Shower Gift Basket

My work partner is getting married in the summer. I wanted to do something special for her.  I know both her and her fiancé have a lot of things and they didn’t really need anything so I found something small for her.  I got her a wedding frame as well as champagne glasses to be used for the day of the wedding.

At work, I had the grade come together by bringing in their favorite bottle of wine for a special occasion for their first year of marriage.  There are many different firsts. Here are some first ideas: Christmas , Valentine’s Day, New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Anniversary, just because, first fight, dinner party, etc.  When you create this basket for someone be creative in different first for the first year.

We all picked a holiday or special occasion. We came together and put it into a basket with a note on each bottle of wine with words of advice.  It was amazing to see how everyone came together and put some thought into it.  My partner really loved the idea and so did her fiancé.  Below is a photo of the basket with wine. Hope this inspires you!

 

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60th Birthday Basket Idea

Ever thought of getting someone a birthday basket? Read this blog to find out what you can do for a 60th birthday basket. Today is my dad’s 60th birthday.  60 is a big number and so much is achieved by the time someone is 60.  Many people have large parties for their 60th birthdays. My dad did not we just went out for his birthday as a family. My dad is the first man that I have loved.  My dad is a wonderful man who has done so much for me.  I wanted to show him how much he had done for me by creating a basket with 60 different things for him.  So as his birthday was approaching I started thinking: What will I ever get him? What are some things that he likes?  He has so many things that for me to get him something that he didn’t have was going to be hard. So I thought about just getting him things that he can use and/or eat at the moment.   I went searching through many different stores in order to pick up 60 different things. Some of the stores which I visited were: CVS, Target, TJMaxx, BJs and Walmart.

Gifts and the store:

  1. TJMaxx-  I picked up a large basket so that I was able to place all the things into that basket.  Other things which I picked up in TJMaxx were two shirts, a wallet, four ties, and a portable cellphone charger.
  2. CVS- I picked up many different chocolate bars. I wanted to pick a variety so that they were all not the same. This was the easy part because my dad eats all kinds of chocolate.
  3. Target- I picked up some more chocolate bars.
  4. Walmart- I picked a Mets hat and slippers.
  5. BJs- I picked up more chocolate but this time it was the Lindt chocolate. I also picked up fruit jelly (he loves these) and Polish beer.

With all these things I was still short of 60 items for the basket.  I ended up picking through 10 wines that I had at home to add to the basket.

I was so excited to give my dad his basket and watch his reaction to all the things that I got for him.  When I gave him the basket he was so happy and excited with all the things that he got.  Below is a photo of the items which I put in the basket. Hope this inspires you to create a 60th birthday basket for someone special in your life.  🙂