3 Welcoming Basket Ideas For Friends, Loved Ones, and Neighbors

April 25, 2017

From time to time, we could all use need a little pick me up. Whether you’re under the weather, you’re expecting, you’ve just accomplished something great in your life and you’ve earned a little recognition. Sometimes your neighbor or friend is going through a rough patch, or perhaps someone new has just moved into the neighborhood. Some welcoming basket ideas can be just the thing to help.

For all of these situations, having a little something to show your congratulations or condolences as the case may be, is a great way to show that you care. When it comes to deciding what to get them, a little bit of everything might just be the perfect gift, and to that end, the gift basket is the perfect way to deliver these handpicked items.

So, what does one put into a gift or welcoming basket? Fortunately, the skies the limit when it comes to picking the perfect items. Here are a few welcoming basket ideas to get you started.

1. Pick a Theme

So what’s the occasion? Having a theme to work with, like a baby shower or spring centerpieces, can make it easy to pick your gifts. Baby showers are one of the easier themes to work with as just about everything baby-related is both useful as well as appreciated. Figuring out what a person can use not only shows that you were thoughtful, but it tends to make for a more appreciated gift.

A welcoming basket can be the perfect thing for welcoming a new neighbor to the community. While everything is still in boxes during the duration of the unpacking process, there are certain items that are handy to have beforehand like cleaning items, bottled water, and some snacks. While it might not seem like a lot, having something to drink and snack on while you’re moving can be a bit help.

2. Pick the Perfect Basket

Baskets are obviously an important aspect to creating a great gift basket. Otherwise, you’re just handing over a goodie bag to someone. While it’s still a nice thought and will be appreciated, it doesn’t have quite the same presentation as the gift basket does.

That being said, a basket can be just about anything you want it to be – a cardboard box, a wooden soda flat, a traditional woven basket, and more. What really matters is the arrangement and the display, which makes the gift both visually attractive as well as useful for its recipient.

3. Be Creative

As DIY gifts go, this is one of the most enjoyable ways to show you care that doesn’t require you having to pull out the hot glue gun unless you want to. One of the joys of making a gift basket is that it truly is one of the most versatile gifts you can make for someone. Not only is every item handpicked by you, but the creative arrangement also allows you to flex your creative muscles.

In the end, the most important thing with welcoming basket ideas is to show a little love and appreciation for those important people in your life and have fun while doing so. It definitely shows a bit more thought and consideration than just shelling out for a gift card.