As spring spreads its warm rays and encourages an airy atmosphere, now is the time to bring as much of this warmth and lightness into your life and the lives of those around you as possible. Spring gift baskets can be the perfect way to do this, but can also be hard to cultivate new ideas for. When it comes to spring, though, simplicity is part of the scheme.
Don’t worry though — we’ll make it even easier than that! We are on the scene and have selected simple items and baskets that speak to the season, so consider:
the ‘grounded gardener’ basket
The “grounded gardener” basket is meant for (you guessed it) the classic outdoor gardener in your life — and they are guaranteed to love it! The “grounded gardener” basket is all about spreading the wellness that comes with being grounded both in a literal sense as your feet and fingers embrace the dirt and in a metaphorical sense as you reconnect with your surroundings. Gardening gifts like assorted spring seed bombs, solar lights, knee pads, wind chimes, a gardening notebook and even a nice spring doormat to wipe their feet after their outdoor endeavors will allow your giftee to dig into this feeling and really spread their roots.
While it may seem like a large undertaking, create a large paper cover for your basket in the shape of a seed packet (with the same seal) featuring your recipient's favorite plant, something that symbolizes your relationship or even something that represents them. It’s an amusing undertaking that’s well worth the time and it will immensely add to the aesthetic and impact of your gift!
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the ‘spring style is in the hair’ basket
Most of the people you know already have more clothes than they need — and while they may need to refresh their spring wardrobe a smidgen, they likely don’t need a whole new selection. So as tempting as it may be (especially when it comes to the kids in your life and all of the cute clothes in the stores), you'll want to aim for a simpler and smarter success. While you can absolutely still include apparel (think: a cute dress, a calm dress shirt, a nice tank top or tee shirt), you’ll want to fill the majority of this basket with classic spring accessories. As the name implies, the more hair accessories the better! This is thanks to the fact that along with your clothes, your hair is a prime target for refreshing as spring starts to show. Cute headbands with bows, soft-tone scrunchies, hair chalks, hair highlighters, colorful clips, Easter bunny ear accent clips and even garden-inspired or infused hair products are really exciting regardless of age and should be embraced — as should other accessories like spring chick earrings, pastel pendants, new nail polish, pretty leotards, spring scarves, subtle shoelaces and nurtured by nature bath products!
the ‘just keep growing’ basket
Meant for anyone hoping to pursue a path with more plants, this basket should come with pieces like helpful books/references, a nice notebook to record their findings, a nice plant-themed pen, a spray bottle/mister, specific seeds and even a terracotta grow kit gift to start their spring off right as a proud new plant parent. The request for more plants should always be embraced. After all, the presence of plants provides plentiful benefits!
So to embrace this effect fully, along with adding to the excitement and anticipation of the gift, consider adding plenty of plant-themed accents to your basket’s overall aesthetic once it's wrapped (if you choose to do so). Add a card (if you choose to include one) and sparkly plant stickers, a decorative succulent stick or simply some green ribbon to resemble vines.
the ‘silly and springing’ basket
Springtime seems to bring out the kid in us in all kinds of ways, whether it be the pastel colors, the Easter egg hunts, the nice weather breaking through or the flowers blooming and mud puddles looming that accompany that nice weather. So whether your recipient is actually a child or just feeling like one, gifts that let them embrace the season’s silly and springy characteristics like jump ropes, chalk, games, simple snacks, spring-scented candles and even spring-style duct tape or crafting tape will be cherished and will leave them charmed.
If you’re looking to make this gift basket even more charming, we recommend bundling the “silly and springing” basket into unique tote bags with spring style or a pretty pastel pail.You’ll Love Our Unique Tote Bags!
the ‘growing it and showing it’ basket
The “growing it and showing it” basket is perfect for the proud plant grower in your life or the progressive cultivating person in your life who is growing themselves. This is a basket that’s meant to let them know that you see their growth and that you want to help them bloom so that the world around them can see it, too! Fill this basket with wearable gifts or on-the-go gear like cute, crisp and colorful socks, a cute travel tumbler, a unique lanyard, simple snacks and even stickers — as long as they showcase your giftee’s love of growing.
Depending on the number (and the sizes) of your items, you could even consider bundling the “growing it and showing it” basket in a pretty pot or a smaller bushel-style orchard basket!
spreading spring’s essence
When it comes to charming spring gift baskets, it’s important to remember that embracing the season is key. Spring is warm, light, bright, springy and silly. Spring is all about embracing life and cultivating growth in these ways — and your basket should be, too!