So many gifts these days are throwaways. By throwaway, I mean the items in the basket are consummed or refuse. The food is eaten, but the packaging and enhancements are tossed once the gift is ripped apart for it’s primary intention (e.g. chocolate for the tummy). With baby baskets, it’s nice that a large percentage of these gifts contain items that are retained. Keepsakes that can be cherished years later. A rattle that sits on the bookshelf for display purposes - babies often get more than 1 so some can be stolen away for their remembrance value. Another item that can kept away is plush animals. A soft plush pig (Pretty in Pink baby gift basket) or a colourful plush puppy (Little Boy Blue baby basket) are two examples of designs that not only can provide immediate visual satisfaction but they can also provide lasting memories…if Mom can keep baby away from the pig and puppy!
Our baby gift basket category has alot of variation to choose from. There is the obvious gender specific ones – or neutral if unknown – but sometimes you have to select the gift based on the parents and your knowledge of them. Is dad a sports fan? Is mom thrilled with soft and cuddly? Knowing the parents makes life alot easier. If your intention is to send a baby gift basket in toronto, you might consider our Raptor Rapture, or Budding Leaf, both professional sports team-themed baby gifts. Variety in price is also important. Gifts under $50 are suitable if the relationship is growing and not well established, but still important enough to acknowledge. Gifts over $150 come into play when a major relationship-builder is needed. The boss and his wife would come to mind. A key ally in Human Resources. A supplier who helps out with extended credit or a long term customer who contributes significantly to the bottom line. Regardless of the price or theme, it’s important to identify key personal or business relationships and gift accordingly.
I can’t believe my twin nephews are already 16 months old. It seems like yesterday they were playing with their plush puppies and wearing their embroidered bibs from the Dynamic Duo baby gift basket I bought them. The other night while my parents were babysitting, Baby Paul (the oldest by 29 minutes) somehow jumped his crib. He is the smaller of the two, his teeth came in later than his brother Baby Matthew and he started walking later than his brother…but he was the first to jump the crib!!! My parents just heard this BOOM and ran upstairs to see what had happened. There was Baby Paul just sitting on the floor of his room, staring at them as if nothing happened. Now my sister is all worried that one of them may jump the gate that is guarding the stairs. She says that one baby would be a breeze after having twin babies. When one would stop crying, the other would start. They seem to have been always hungry at the same time. Now they’re jumping things. Good luck to her.
Here are some baby quotes I found at www.allgreatquotes.com. Some are insightful, others are witty and some are just downright hilarious!!!
“Getting a burp out of your little thing is probably the greatest satisfaction I’ve come across. It’s truly one of life’s most satisfying moments.”
Brad Pitt (On his new child)
“Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.”
“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.”
“It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born. This is not necessarily cause for alarm. The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money.”
Elinor Goulding Smith
“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.”
Leo J. Burke
“Babies don’t need a vacation but I still see them at the beach. I’ll go over to them and say, “What are you doing here, you’ve never worked a day in your life!”
One of our most popular gifts that people send to families that have a new baby is our Baby Cakes Diaper Cake Available in pink, blue or a neutral colour, this gift is full of diapers and other baby items. You can find it in our baby gift baskets page. Although the diapers never last long enough (especially if the family had twins or triplets), they are a welcome gift to any family with a newborn.
When creating new gift basket designs, I sometimes find myself drawing from my own personal experiences and memories for inspiration. Many of those inspired creations can be seen in our baby gift basket category.
During my childhood, my grandparents owned a farm and I spent as much time as possible there. I had a lot of friends who would come over to play, but the most memorable visitors were my “boyfriends.” There was one boy in particular who I have fond memories of. When we were 8 years old, we would climb up into my Grandpa’s John Deere tractorand he would pretend to drive me around the fields. We sure put a lot of “miles” on that tractor! Those memories were the inspiration for the basket Born to Farm. When he has a child, I think it would be the perfect gift for his Little Farmer!
But that basket design may not be for everybody. Some people may remember “driving” their father’s motorcycle, feeling cool and grown-up as they “hit the open road!” In that case, Born To Ride would more suitable.
What was your baby born to do? Grenville Station features a wide variety of baby gift basket designs but if you have an idea for a new design inspired by your baby or child drop us a line and let us know. We’re always on the look out for great ideas and inspiration!
Often times, the most interesting designs to create are our baby gift baskets. The vibrant colours, soft textures and gentle aromas allow for maximum creativity from our designers. You always remember the reason for the design…new life! Regardless of the price, the importance of the event weighs heavy on our minds and always ensuring the design excites the senses or stirs the soul are the primary motivators. Sometimes an expensive gift basket for baby is required due to the important relationship with the recipient’s parents while a simple and inexpensive precious baby giftis sufficient to express your sincere affection and joy for their most precious day. Remembering this is key to happy gifting…