Saturday, October 9, 2010

Gift Basket Heaven

Gift fruit basket
by Linda Rendjuvyak

I love receiving presents, and let's face it..who on earth does not. Getting flowers from my husband constantly makes me feel special. The cards I get from the children on my birthday and the holidays are valuable to me. Nonetheless, there is one present I look forward to more than any other. I have an aunt who I've generally been very close to and who sends me a gift basket each year for Christmas. In more than 10 years of getting gift baskets from her, I've in no way had the same basket twice and I have never felt anything less than sheer joy over what she sends. I have had gourmet gift baskets of meats, cheeses and crackers, chocolate gift baskets, wine gift baskets, home spa products baskets and many others. I guess I simply truly enjoy the fact that it's so many gifts in one. There is something extremely special about opening a gift and being presented with a wonderful variety of goods to select from.

No matter what the theme is, I feel like a child in a candy store. Every year, the most difficult thing for me to make a decision is what to try first. Over the years, I've come to look forward to and enjoy the gift baskets more than any other gift I receive.

Last Christmas, my aunt ordered the basket late and it arrived a couple of days after the holiday. Despite all the fantastic gifts I obtained from friends and family, I really missed having a gift basket. It felt as if something I loved so much for so long was absent. When it ultimately arrived, it was like Christmas once again for me. Because my aunt started out sending me gift baskets over a decade ago, I've sent her one every year too. We always talk after the holidays with regards to what we enjoyed the most. I believe we're both hooked to them. In recent years, I began sending them to other friends and family. Never before have I felt so certain that my gifts were well received as I do now.

Everyone appears to love them and I get a lot praise over my choices. I think people enjoy sampling items that they may not think to buy or that are unavailable is a real treat. I believe, one of my all time-favorites was an assortment of Swiss chocolates that were better than anything I would ever tasted here in the States. I still believe that if I had never tasted them, I wouldn't understand simply how delicious chocolate could be.

The next time you are wondering what to send for a gift, I suggest a gift basket. You'll be shocked at how much it will probably be treasured and enjoyed.

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