Christmas gift baskets are great gifts to give to friends and family. They may consist of many Christmas items such as replicas of Christmas figures like Santa Claus and reindeer, and they may even have little Christmas trees too. Ironically, they can also be found under a real Christmas tree.
Christmas baskets can also be Christmas Promotional Items baskets. These sometimes include higher end chocolates and desserts. Personally, I think the word gourmet is over-used and is more of a marketing scam than anything, but nonetheless it’s the thought that counts when selecting these gourmet baskets. If everyone thinks that the gift is more valuable because of the “gourmet” tag then I guess it turns out it really is more valuable.
Gifts are exchanged free flowingly throughout the giving time of Christmas. Many receive multiple gifts, and Christmas baskets simply act as compliments to those gifts. I, myself, have never really taken the time to appreciate a Christmas basket, mainly because during my childhood I was overly obsessed with the bigger presents. I think that the baskets have become underrated, since they require the buyer to be more creative when selecting them.
Most presents are written down on a list that has been given to another person who in turn will buy that item for them. A Christmas gift basket, however, has to be selected to fit the person being bought for. Usually no one will ask for a Christmas gift basket, and so the picking and choosing requires more thought. Some will even go as far as to put the main gifts inside the basket, adding more magical wonder to the gift itself.
A hand picked Christmas gift basket requires a touch of that special Christmas spirit that goes around that time of year. It’s the spirit that makes us want to give and be happy, and it’s in that spirit where we find the greatest gift of all, happiness. Surely, the act of giving has been practiced since the dawn of man, but in the recent centuries it’s hard to argue that Christmas has not been one of the leading reasons as to why we continue to do so.
I think the essence of Christmas is captured inside a gift basket, as it represents much more than an assortment of gifts. The basket shows love, care, and the act of giving. Those three ideals are what Christmas is all about, and I think it’s majestic how it can be reflected by a simple Christmas gift basket, gourmet or not.