Friday, March 19, 2010

New Home baskets are a great way to say congratulations. It is nice to have a gift basket to welcome the new owners on that first day in their new home. Contents vary depending on customer preference. The one I completed today included a garden stone (welcome bunny) along with bee towels, coffee, biscotti and candle. Other ideas may be kitchen theme; wine theme (with wine glasses, coasters, wine pourers, openers, etc); garden theme (birdhouse, suncatchers, bird seed, flower seeds, garden tools, etc), or food items which can include breakfast fare (pancake mixes, coffee, tea, muffin mixes, jams, syrups, etc. The list is endless, really. A popular gift basket is one that includes products made locally. Another popular gift basket in my area is a huckleberry gift basket. This theme-type of gift basket is a good way for customer to put together their "gift expression". Some other ideas for a theme - lemons, apples, coffee, tea and region.

1 comment:

  1. I like this idea, Franni! A theme gift basket as a welcoming present for a new homeowner is so much more personal (and interesting!) than just bringing a plant or flowers. Having a gift basket personally created makes it a special gift. A theme gift basket would also be a great way to welcome a new neighbor, and a few neighbors could even get together on a nice "welcome to the neighborhood" theme basket.