How to Gift Baby Shower Hampers

March 11th, 2015

One can decorate baskets to give the new mum at her baby shower. Celebrating baby shower is a great way to congratulate a new mum and help her prepare for bringing up the new born.

One can do well by gifting a baby shower hamper based on a theme.  Especially, if the baby shower itself has a theme, one can incorporate it into the baby shower gift hamper.

Here are a few tips for creating baby shower hampers:

  • Choosing the Basket:  Select a basket, which complements your requirements. If you can afford a big budget, consider spending a little extra on beautiful wire baskets or decorative, hand crafted wicker baskets. You can give the recipient, a basket which they can use for a long time after the baby shower party, by selecting a sturdy and handsome one. Also, remember to select a basket that is large enough to hold all the goodies you have selected to gift the new mom. If you pack small items in a large basket, they will look lost, over whelmed and paltry. Or else, do something creative like making the basket with your own hands. You can learn how to do one by referring to crafts magazines.
  • Hampers Based On Themes: If the baby shower has a theme, incorporate it into the design of your baby show hamper. For a shower based on the theme of ‘birds’, choose a basket made of natural fibres. Fill it with nature related items like cleaned pine needles and place decorative eggs amidst other gift items. Some things that fits thematically in the gift hampers are egg shaped soaps. Place brooch, comb, barrette and bird shaped paper weights inside the hamper.

Instead, if the baby shower has a beach theme, the contents of your gift hamper will be different. This makes for an excellent gender-neutral gift hamper. Fill your basket with sea shells and some green ribbons to resemble sea weed. To further adhere to the theme, replace woven wicker baskets by beach pails. Try and get metal pails from crafts shops and paint them attractively in pastel shades. Fill hamper with sea shell shaped cookies, marzipan and chocolates.

  • Gender Neutral Themes: If the gender of the baby is already known, it is easy to go forward with pink and blue decorations. For a gender neutral theme, experiment with the colour palette and choose colours that do not fit the boyish or girlish stereotype. A charming and inexpensive way to decorate a hamper is using colourful ribbons. Just thread a few satin ribbons along the edges or around the handles of their basket. You can include pink and blue along with other pastels like buttercup yellow, moss green and lavender.

Decorate with silk or paper flowers. Buy ornamental butterflies and bees from local crafts shops and keep alongside the flowers. The decoration of the baby shower basket can be made complete with stars and other celestial objects. You can wind silver ribbons around the basket and fill it with moons and stars. Such ornaments can be found at online crafts shores that stock such Christmas decorations, the year round.

  • Baby Items: Fill basket with baby items. These may include stuffed toys, powder, lotions, ointments, diapers, teething rings, bibs and baby clothes. Arrange items carefully according to a colour scheme.

These are some ideas for baby shower gift hampers. Get hampers delivered by a reliable courier if you cannot do it yourself.

Gift a bundle of love with a twist to it!

February 27th, 2015

Deciding on a perfect gift is an uphill task for many of us. If you think that being a member of a royal family automatically exempted you from this trouble, think again! Even members of the royal families have to think long and hard before they settle on that perfect gift to honour an occasion or a person. In fact, with the availability of a large number of pre-filled gift hampers online, gifting has become a much easier process for us! There have, however, been some shining examples of precious and unique gifts made in history, some of which have been listed below:

The Trojan Horse – One of the most daunting and cunning gifts in the history of time, the Greek waited for a number of years to capture the city of Trojan and carried a large wooden horse when they finally carried out their attack. They tactically left behind the horse and withdrew from the war scene and the Trojans were overjoyed that they won. They dragged the large wooden “gift” inside their city walls but received the shock of their lives when Greek soldiers dropped from it in the middle of the night and eventually accomplished what they had set out to do – win a war!

Clever Cleopatra – Perhaps one of the most unique gifts in history, this involved the very beautiful Cleopatra, who was demanding and audience with Julius Caesar so she could seek his help during their times of war. Caesar kept avoiding this meeting and Cleopatra hit upon a brilliant scheme wherein she asked to be rolled into an expensive carpet that she wanted to gift to him. Bundled in a pricey carpet, Cleopatra “gifted” Caesar more than he expected and she ultimately got what she wanted – an opportunity to speak with the king.

Majestic Beauties – These would be tough to beat but you could steal the spirit of innovation and dedication from these royal examples! Shah Jahan was so infatuated with his wife Mumtaz Mahal that he got an entire world wonder created for her – the Taj Mahal. Considered the ultimate gift one can give to his wife, this beauty was made entirely of marbles and precious gemstones on the banks of river Yamuna in Delhi. Nebuchadnezzar II was another royalty who was totally in love with his wife – Queen Amytis – for whom he got the Hanging Gardens of Babylon set up. It is said that his wife missed the lush greenery of her Median home and to assuager her homesickness, he commissioned this world marvel, which included several thousand kinds of plants, trees, vines and shrubs. Although, largely considered a mythical concept, it is indeed a thrilling one that could inspire you to go green with your expressions of love!

These are just some examples of popular gifts. Others included islands, jewels and bejewelled clothes and weapons, beautifully penned and decorated letters and poems, etc.

Top Cheap Hampers For Loved Ones

February 26th, 2015

Instead of buying one gift for a loved one, isn’t it better that you present a whole hamper of gifts? A personally assembled gift hamper is valued much because of the effort that went into creating it.

Hamper gift is also not expensive as you fear. By carefully picking items, one can cut down the cost. One can also tailor the contents of the hamper according to the taste and likings of the recipient. One can get cheap hampers delivered anywhere in the country.

Here are a few ideas for top cheap gift hampers (All items cost less than £35) at Express Gift Service:

  • Brunch Fruit Tray: This gift box is packed with delicious, healthy dry fruits. It is an exquisite brunch time item to savour. It provides instant dose of energy and pampers the taste buds. The hamper consist of a selection of cranberries, figs, pineapple and apricots. It is packed in an octagonal tray, wrapped aesthetically with a ribbon and can include a personalized gift card.
  • Gourmet Nuts Tray: Nuts are the best way to keep warm in the winter or rainy season and the nuts in the hamper are crunchy and delicious. This hamper contains seasonal dry fruits like walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts and hazel nuts. These can be placed in an attractive box and secured with a pretty ribbon.
  • Birthday Flower Gift: A lovely display of 12 tender spray carnations in attractive hues like white, pink and yellow blooms. There are at least four blooms on every stem, which will provide 48 flowering heads for 12 stems.
  • Pine Nuts Tray: Delight your family with this healthy snack. Hamper is made of a selection of Brazil nuts, walnuts and almonds. Can be set in a pine nut design tray, secured with a ribbon and feature a personalized gift card.
  • Kula Spa Bath Tub: This attractively arranged mini bath tub will sit pretty in any bathroom and provide for a pampering, luxurious experience in summers and winter (the whole year round). Fragrance is of Sea Kelp which calms the body.  It also contains Cocoa Butter, Almond Oil, Pro Vitamin B5, Evening Primrose Oil,   Vitamin E and Vitamin A.  The hamper also features Body Lotion, Body Butter, Body Spray, Towel Sponge and Shower Gel.

  • Sweet and Pickle Hamper Basket: Add spice and flavour to your meals using sweets and pickles. The hamper is based on a classic contrast between sweet and sour. Some products, which you can add include English breakfast marmalade, Strawberry jam, gardener’s choice chutney and potting shed Pickle.
  • Christmas Tree Fruit Cake: This scrumptious fruit cake is an ideal gift hamper for friends and family in the holiday season. It is made of natural ingredients, top class fruits covered with marzipan and fondant icing. It has a long shelf life, so enjoy for a long time. Ingredients are Currants, Sultanas, Wheat flour, Cherries, Sugar, Whole egg, mixed peel, Vegetable fats, Maize starch, Raising agent, whey powder, natural preservatives, colours and flavours. It is suitable for vegetarians and is free of alcohol.

 These are top seven gift hamper treats you can get within 30 pounds.