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Birthday Gift Baskets for Kids

Friday, July 20th, 2012

When it comes to gift basket ideas, the options are endless. There are thousands of possibilities considering kids’ basket options. However, there are chances that you get stuck with so many options available to you. Therefore, let your own imagination work for perfect gift basket ideas, and you will be ready to surprise the kids with perfect gifts in your hand. The following are some great gift basket ideas you can consider for your kid’s birthday.

Outdoor Basket

Sedentary lifestyle is becoming a growing problem in our society today. Kids are forced to stick with their computer screens, video games, and studies. This eventually locks up the children and deprives them of physical activity. You can help children get an excuse to go out and exercise. Other great gift ideas that you can think of is an outdoor fun basket. This basket can be filled with outdoor games such as paddle sets, Frisbee, ball games, etc. Your one gift basket can help kids with twin gifts, i.e. fun and physical health.

Family Game Basket

With busy schedules and hectic lifestyles, families hardly get any time to hand out together. This is why now days, kids and parents tend to spend time together at home playing trivia games, classic board games and puzzles. Considering gift ideas that help kids enjoy their time with family can be a great idea. Look for gift baskets that are filled with puzzles, board games, and snacks.

Books and Magazine Basket

There are several basket ideas that can lead to a winning gift, even if you are hunting in a book store or a library. Go to any bookstore and you will find an array of books and magazine choice that can fit to anybody’s style, hobby, and taste. Collect some nice colorful magazines and even some paperback books along with some snacks to give a special treat to the birthday kid.

People have endless gift ideas to entertain their little ones on birthdays. The options can vary according to the theme of the party, personal interest of the kid, and also according to gender. Mix the element of imagination and creativity to surprise your kid at their birthday with the perfect gift basket. This is not the end to your options for gift basket ideas. It is absolutely an unexplored world full of amazing gifts and options. Use your creativity and imagination to bring the million-dollar smile on the little one’s face on his or her birthday..

Gift Baskets for School Fundraisers

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

We had never heard of that option but a group recently told us about their experience doing just that. One of the student’s mothers worked for an importer. She was the one that presented the idea to the school as a PTO fundraiser. She told the board that she could get them wholesale prices on gift items that they could use to create gift baskets to sell for their fundraiser. The board was very excited about the possibility. It was an easy way to raise money. Their goal was to build a playground and they did not want to get a loan or borrow the money. So they decided to explore the possibility.

They met at the importers showroom and picked out a selection of inexpensive holiday items. They decided to put together three different options at three different price points. They took the actual items they chose, placed them in the baskets and took photos of their new creations. With those photos they created a color brochure. It was very basic they told us but it showed the different baskets, had a list of the items in the basket and showed the retail price they hoped to sell the items for.

They chose to sell the gift baskets as a winter fundraiser so they handed out the brochures in the middle of October and made November 1 the deadline to turn in orders. They never told us the exact number of gift baskets that they sold but she did tell us that the sale went well beyond their wildest imagination. Of course very few groups have the resources or contacts to sell custom gift baskets for an elementary school fundraiser. But the lesson of this fundraising experience is that you can and should think outside the box when planning how to raise money..