At Figi’s, we’re all about giving gifts in good taste. That means using only the best ingredients in our award winning gift baskets, and it means taking the extra step to help you personalize your presents. Each of our baskets are built to provide a great selection of delicious treats for you or someone special in your life, but when you really want to go above and beyond, it can take a little extra something to bring your gift together. Here we break down a few custom gift combos to get you heading in the right direction for a personalized gift they’ll remember.
1. Treat Yourself – A Gift Basket for Busy Moms
For many moms, the best gifts are little things and simple gestures. Vacuuming without being asked, turning your socks right-side out or just calling to say hello can help turn around even the busiest, most stressful days. For special occasions though, a big gesture goes a long way to show your appreciation for everything she does. Show her you care with a hand-written card and a chocolate gift basket brimming with her favorite cocoa treats. See, chocolate is much more than just a traditional desert with a smooth finish; it contains special chemicals that boost certain signals in the brain by increasing endorphins (relieves stress), serotonin levels (anti-depressant), and dopamine production (creates feelings of well-being). With just a bite, you’re giving her the gift of relaxation and an opportunity to wind down by taking time for her – for many moms, this can be one of the best gifts of all!
2. Figi’s Trailmix – A Gorp Guide for the Outdoors-Man
Some guys have to spend time outside to keep their minds at ease. Something about nature just speaks to them, and they’re more than willing to answer when they hear the mountains, woods or river call. You may not be able to give these hardy outdoors-men the wild, but you can make sure they are well equipped for their next adventure!
The first thing anyone needs when striking out for a hike or a camping trip is a quality batch of trail mix. This concoction of nuts and fruit is easy to eat on the go, won’t leave a mess and is really easy to make. Start with a tin of Gourmet Nuts for a solid foundation to your gift, then add an assortment of sun drenched fruit and dried berries from Figis.com. Send these ingredients separately so he can mix them together as he sees best, or opt for a box of our trail-mix that arrives ready to eat. This specially made mix suited to his needs will really help him go the extra mile on his next trip!
3. Cheese Lovers in Paradise
Figi’s was born and aged in Wisconsin, just like our premium Cheese Gifts. If someone you know likes to live free and embrace the international Jimmy Buffet time standard – that it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere – then a Cheese Lovers in Paradise theme is a great way to personalize a classic combination. Send a collection of natural cheeses with a homemade recipe for queso to really get the party started!
4. Grill Sergeant
Send a seasoned barbeque veteran the ultimate brat box for a tour on the grill. Combine a Wild Game Brat Gift Box, sweet & smoky barbeque sauce, stone ground mustard, savory cream cheese and instructions for making perfectly caramelized onions for a carnivorous treat that will make mouths water. These savory links will make even fire-hardened grill masters swoon; just be sure to show up at game time when these bold bratwursts come off the fire!
5. Snow Day Essentials
Be ready for an impromptu holiday from school with the young ones this winter by putting together a gift box packed with snow day essentials. Plan ahead by preparing everything you need so when you get the news you’re ready to get going!
First, whip up a Classic Holiday Breakfast with buttermilk pancakes and ham to start the day right. Next, include some hand crafted diagrams for proper snow fort construction, food coloring for tactical team snowball fights, and hot chocolate with extra marshmallows to warm up after a day in the cold. Add a movie to the mix so everyone can relax at the end of the day.
Wrap. Label. Send.
Whatever you decide to include in your personalized gift, make sure it’s relevant to your recipient. No vegetarian will be thrilled to receive an assortment of steaks! Once you have everything together, wrap it up with some festive paper or get creative with your boxing skills, just don’t forget to include a hand-written card to your special someone. If you need more ideas for gifts to personalize and share, stop by Figis.com or let us know on Figi’s Facebook page, and we’d be happy to make some suggestions for you!