Holiday Gift Baskets – An All-Star Cast:
You know that warm fuzzy feeling you get when someone sends you a gift basket; the anticipation prior to opening it, the knowledge that at least someone out there cares about you, and the joy of finding out what’s inside. All these things combine to make your day.
As the holiday season approaches, your loved ones deserve something that speaks to their personalities and the place they have in your life. And you can’t do this by buying ‘already wrapped – mass produced – ready to deliver’ gifts. Where’s the fun in that and how does that show how much you care.
Enter personalized gift baskets.
Well, according to us, just as some movies have All-Star casts, gift baskets have all star ingredients.
Let us help you put together an all star ensemble for the perfect holiday gift basket this season. With our combinations of superstar ingredients, your gift basket will certainly make someone’s day.
So here we go:
Love Actually: “It’s a terrible, terrible mistake, Chubs, but you turn out to be the love of my life. And to be honest, despite all my complaining, we have had a wonderful life.”
Remember the beautifully crafted 2003 movie, Love Actually? The romantic comedy had a stellar cast: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Martin Freeman, Alan Rickman, Rowan Atkinson, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson and Kiera Knightley. Just thinking about these actors sharing the screen puts a smile on your face. And like the name suggests, this gift basket is for that special someone in your life.
Similar to the movie’s cast, your Love Actually gift basket should have the perfect mix of beauty (Emma Thompson, Laura Linney, Kiera Knightley), class (Alan Rickman, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson) and cuteness (Martine McCutcheon, Rowan Atkinson, Martin Freeman).
Possible “Cast Members”: An assortment of chocolates, Cherry cordials, loads of flowers, a perfume and a cute teddy bear should do the trick.
The Godfather: “Because a man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.”
This movie is about respect, loyalty and family. Featuring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Cann, Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton, The Godfather cast delivered one of the most legendary performances ever to grace the silver screen.
This basket should definitely go out to a family member you’re loyal too, or consider your godfather. Be it parents, uncles or grandparents, this gift basket will say “salut” like no other thing. Just imagine how happy one of these people will feel, when you kiss their hand and say “Don Corleone.”
Possible “Cast Members”: Cigars, Smoked Almonds, Monbana French Chocolates, Bavarian Pretzels and maybe a bottle of Dom Perignon if you can afford it.
The Expendables: “There are more fools in this world than people.”
The Expendables was a high octane, action packed blockbuster, featuring some of the greatest action heroes of this era. You have Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Lee, Dolph Lundgren and Mickey Rourke killing bad guys left right and center while saving the day. Just thinking about it gets your testosterone running.
The Expendables gift basket would be an ideal holiday gift for the action junkies, daredevils or tough guys out there. These could be friends, brothers or cousins. Just remember, no matter how tough these guys are, they’ll well up in a second after receiving this gift basket.
Possible “Cast Members”: Chocolate chip cookies, milk chocolate cigars, cocktail olives, Butter crackers and add a beer or two to cheer them up.
Moneyball: “Yale, economics, and baseball. You’re funny, Pete.”
The most recent movie in this list, Moneyball is an intelligent, heartfelt drama that sports fans, as well as people with a knack for business will appreciate. Featuring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Chris Pratt, Moneyball definitely has an All-Star cast.
Keeping in mind the sort of movie Moneyball was, the Moneyball Gift Basket would be ideal for colleagues at your workplace. Think about it, most of your colleagues are fans of sports, and they definitely have a knack for business, if you’re in the corporate sector. The great thing is Moneyball doesn’t say “I love you.” At most it says “I like you,” and that should be good enough for colleagues.
Possible “Cast Members”: Roasted Peanuts, Hazelnut wafer cookies, Jelly Beans, Potato Chips, an assortment of white chocolate.
Ocean’s Eleven: “Look, we all go way back and uh, I owe you from the thing with the guy in the place and I’ll never forget it.”
Featuring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts, Ocean’s Eleven took the idea of an All-Star cast to another level. The cast is a powerful brew of beautiful, sexy, suave and daring. Therefore, the Ocean’s Eleven gift basket should definitely be sent out to your best friends.
Seriously, what better way to tell your friend that he/she is awesome? They’ll probably flip their hair or turn up their collars when they receive this particular gift basket.
Possible “Cast Members”: Vineyard pasta, mint chocolate, white almond cocoa and a box of their favorite jellies.
Over time we’ve lost the concept of gifts. Gifts are supposed to be personal and should touch the recipient on a deep personal level. If you want the people in your life to know you care, you need to go the extra mile. Every person is unique in their own crazy way, it’s this craziness that makes this entire show we call life bearable.