Gift baskets are such fun to give as well as receive. Instead of simply presenting a traditional wrapped gift that you picked up at the mall, creating a gift basket allows you to be creative and present several practical and luxurious gifts that have a central theme. If friends or relatives are embarking on an adventurous vacation, treat them to a Bon Voyage Gift Basket. Whether their mode of transportation is a ship, airplane, car or train, assembling a Bon Voyage gift basket will ensure they have everything they need to not only feel pampered and loved on their trip, but also to be prepared in case of an emergency. Read this article for how you can create a lovely Bon Voyage Gift Basket on any budget.
You will first need to locate a basket in good condition. Unneeded Wicker baskets can be found in most every home. If you do not have a basket on hand that is large enough or in satisfactory condition, you can purchase one very cheaply at a craft, retail department, or thrift store. Think about how many items you would like to include in your Bon Voyage Gift Basket and buy accordingly.
Next you must think about where the gift recipients are headed on their vacation. Put some thought into their mode of transportation, length of trip and destination. If your loved ones are traveling by plane, you may include very different gift basket items than if they are traveling by car or ship. Think about your friends or relative’s likes and dislikes, method of spoiling themselves and leisure activities.
Now you can begin purchasing items for your Bon Voyage Gift Basket. Some items you may include are: nuts and trail mix for the munchies, water bottles to stave off thirst, chocolates for a decadent treat, sparkling cider for a celebratory toast, hand lotion and lip balm for protection and comfort, moist towelettes for cleanliness, travel guide of their vacation destination, a journal and pen to record vacation memories, disposable camera in case their regular camera malfunctions, pretty sunglasses and suntan lotion for protection, scented body spray for freshening up while traveling, a paperback novel to enjoy on downtime, and a prepaid phone card in case of an emergency.
Next you can personalize your Bon Voyage Gift Basket to wish the travelers an enjoyable and safe trip. Use colored card stock to print the words, “Bon Voyage” and tuck into the front of the basket. Purchase a greeting card wishing your gift recipient happy trails. Include a handwritten note that expresses your love and good wishes that your loved ones enjoy their trip and return home rested and rejuvenated.
By creating and presenting a Bon Voyage Gift Basket, you will send your loved ones off on their vacation feeling loved and appreciated. You will have the satisfaction of giving a unique and thoughtful gift that was as fun to give as it was to receive.