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Time To Start Thinking About Homemade Halloween Costumes and Halloween Gift Baskets

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Halloween is a magical time filled with ghouls and goblins walking hand in hand with princesses and superheroes, and all of us here at BisketBaskets.com love to exude our spooktacular Halloween spirit! We feel Halloween is a holiday that should be shared, and we created our Halloween Gift Baskets so you can send some boo-tiful Halloween wishes across the miles – or the block! Dressing your kids – and your four-legged kids, up for Halloween is an absolute must, and we have some fun homemade Halloween costume ideas for you – Halloween is right around the corner, so start planning! We just know your relatives will want a photo of these costumes, so be sure to send one along with our so cute Halloween Party Gift Basket, too.

Halloween Gift Baskets

For Your Kids:

  • Fabulous 1950’s Waitress: This is perfect for a little girl. Dress her up in one of her pastel pink, yellow, or blue dresses. Take one of your small white aprons and tie it around her. Have a white cloth napkin? Fold it in a triangular shape and pin it to the front of her hair. Have her wear white socks and saddle shoes, and create a small paper nametag for her. Have her carry a large plastic dish or serving tray!
  • Spa Queen: Isn’t it so relaxing to spend a day at the spa? Dress your little girl up in a white robe and slippers, and paint her nails in a bright shade. Have her wrap her hair up in a white towel and carry a hand mirror. Put light blue facepaint on her face to look like a face mask.
  • Fisherman: This is a fun costume for little boys! Dress him up in a yellow poncho, rain hat, and rain boots. Purchase a plastic fish or make one from felt. Have him carry a tackle box in his other hand.
  • Road Trip: Prefer a more unique costume for your little boy? Take an ordinary pair of sweat pants and a sweatshirt, and stick yellow masking tape throughout it to resemble the lines on a road. Use glue to affix light-weight plastic cars and trucks throughout the “road”. Create highway signs out of thick paper and affix them to the sweats. Life is a highway!

For Your Four-Legged Kids:

  • Superhero Puppy Power: Does Fido always seem like he has this superdog power to put a smile on your face? Visit your local craft store and pick up material to make a “cape” for Fido. Paint your dog’s first initial on it a la a Superman cape, and tuck it under your dog’s collar to secure it.
  • Fido Goes West: This is a very simple dog Halloween costume – all you need to do is tie a bandana gently around your dog’s neck, and pick up a dog-appropriate cowboy hat at your local pet store. He’ll be hitting the saloon in no time!
  • Pirate Puppy: Like the Superhero costume, make a black cape for your dog and affix it under your dog’s collar. Then, simply visit your local pet or Halloween store to pick up a pirate hat that is dog-friendly, too! Arrrh, matey!

Halloween is a memorable holiday – what other day can you dress up like your favorite Superhero, and dress your kids and pets up in so fun costumes, too? Share in the Halloween spirit by sending Halloween Gift Baskets to your friends and family, and be sure to send or email photos of your kids and four-legged kids, too – we know there will be quite the fun photos out there! Happy (early) Halloween!

Gifting A Little Bit of Everything, by Aine Norris

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We’re so pleased to have connected with Aine Norris and her blog, AineNorris.com. We love her eclectic, bright spirit, and are glad to have her guest posting with us today! She’s a writer currently hanging her hat in Richmond, VA. Specializing in copywriting, themed-writing, and all things vintage, Aine can usually be found with her nose in a book or scribbling ideas on napkins, cereal boxes, or any other flat surface unfortunate enough to be in her path when an idea strikes. Follow her on Twitter via @a1ne or catch up on www.ainenorris.com.

A Little Bit of Everything, by Aine Morris

It’s that time again: Your anniversary. His birthday. Her birthday. Your hard-to-please best friend’s birthday. Your college roommate’s bridal shower. No matter the occasion itseems as though August is chock-full of reasons to buy gifts. These gifts can be stressful on the dutiful giver as they ponder the implied meaning, the cost, the likelihood of it standing out amongst others, and before you know it the entire idea of gift-giving is overwhelming and you end up sliding a small, white-enveloped gift card onto the present table.

Wouldn’t it be more effective, and dare we say fun, to create a gift for your special occasion, pay for it, and be done? That’s where a Gift Basket comes in. Gift baskets are an easy way to create and customize the perfect gift in a short amount of time with your particular budget in mind.

Gift baskets are like the buffet of the present world; a smattering of things custom pickedwith one person’s enjoyment and appreciation in mind. They’re especially convenient for those…ahem…hard to please friends and family members who have and have seen it all. Customize a basket with gourmet goodies, candy, wine, and more all on Bisket Baskets. There are even options for dog and cat lovers and, let’s face it, we all know one of those!

Don’t get stuck in the downward spiral of gift cards or expensive trinkets. This time around skip the headache and the severe dent in your wallet. Build a basket and you’ll not only stand out from the crowd of other gifts; you’ll also give them something they’ll truly appreciate and won’t consider re-gifting.

Budgeting In Holiday Cheer With Holiday Gift Baskets This Year!

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The economy isn’t exactly looking that cheery these days, but that doesn’t mean you have to chop holiday cheer from your business’s budget, and oh, will the holidays be here before we know it! You value your clients, business partners, and employees, and your business wouldn’t be the success that is without them! Gourmet Holiday Gift Baskets make for practical holiday gifts, as we all love to get gifts of food – hey, we need to eat, especially in those cold holiday temperatures.

First, plan out your business’s Q4 budget and determine how many gifts you can send, and at what price range. You want your business to be profitable, but it’s important to show your clients you care – it only makes a great impression for the future. Then, choose the right beautiful holiday gifts in your price range:

Gift Baskets Under $25

Holiday cookie gift boxes are perfect for the $25 and under price range! Choose so-delicious cookie morsels like the Winter Wishes Gift Box, Frosty Night Delight Duo Gift Box, and our Ho Ho Holiday Cheer Duo Gift Box filled with chocolate chip cookies and our amazing shortbread cookies.

Gift Baskets Under $40

If you’re able to splurge a bit more, you can select from our Soups On For The Holidays Gift Basket, Tea Lovers Holiday Care Package, and Thank You At The Holidays Gift Basket. These gift baskets are filled with tons of gourmet goodies and treats to delight your clients.

Gift Baskets Under $50

We have an excellent selection of holiday gourmet gift baskets under $50, so you’re in luck! Choose from gift baskets filled with gourmet chocolates, coffees, teas, pretzels, biscotti, and more, as in our Christmas Traditions Holiday Gift Basket, Holiday Gift of Tea Gift Basket, Wine Country Christmas Gift Basket, and our Holiday Sweet Treat Basket.

Gift Baskets Under $75

Many businesses take a dual approach to holiday gifting, where they choose gifts for the majority of their valued clients, and then look for somewhat larger gifts for their top tier of clients. You appreciate all of your clients, but it’s always nice to do a little something extra for that top group. Our holiday gift baskets under $75 are filled to the brim with gourmet snacks and foods, and come hand-decorated with beautiful ribbons and holiday accents throughout the basket. You can select from Christmas gift baskets like our Holiday Chateau Wine Gift Basket, Holiday Fruit Tower Deluxe Basket, First Class Christmas Gift Basket, and our Reese’s Christmas Gift Basket.

Gift Baskets Under $100

You want to thank your employees for their hard work throughout the year, and it’s common for businesses to gift a team of employees with more robust holiday gift baskets to recognize their efforts as a team, and give them a gift that all on the team can enjoy together. Choose from team-oriented holiday gift baskets like our Holiday Wishes Gift Basket, Holiday Chocolatier Gift Basket, Beautiful Colorado Gift Basket, and our Let It Snow Gift Basket.

We’re proud to carry Gourmet Christmas Gift Baskets for every budget and taste. We know you have a budget that you need to stick to, and we’re committed to ensuring all of our gift baskets are designed with quality craftsmanship. We hope you’ll take a look around at our holiday gifts collection and discover the perfect holiday gift baskets for your clients, business partners, and employees!