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Create A Gift Basket For A Dog Lover!
The choice of what gift to give your family and friends can often be a difficult one. One of the best gifts that you can give is a gift basket. A gift basket is that one present that comes in many shapes, themes and of course price ranges. A gift basket can also be a new arrival gift idea.
The diversity of gift baskets is never-ending. You can give a doggy gourmet food gift basket or a bath and grooming necessities gift basket. In fact the different type of gift baskets you can create is endless.
Here is a simple basket that you can easily create yourself for that special "Dog Lover".
Pick a basket style. I like to use either a bucket or use a dog basket. There are a lot of choices on the market so choose between one with a handle, with two side handles or without handles. Make certain the basket is large enough to hold the gifts you have selected and of course if it is intended for the dog to sleep in it, large enough to accommodate the dog.
Choose a color that complements the dog lover's home decor. If in doubt, choose a neutral color by selecting a natural wicker basket.
Next select a variety of items that have a dog theme which will later be packed into the decorative basket that you have chosen especially for the recipient.
When selecting the gifts for the dog lover choose items with dog themes such as dog calendars, coffee mugs, computer mouse pads, T-shirts, note cards, stationery, dog magazines, include fiction and nonfiction books and picture frames.
Select some doggie bones and dog chew toys for the pooch or pooches.
To add a little extra to your gift basket for the Dog Lover include: A cap with the dogs name embroidered on the front, some sunscreen for when they are out walking together and a poo catching holder for the collection bags;
If you are on a budget try a small basket and include:
A picture frame, a disposable camera to record an outing with their pooch, a record book to record events, a photo album, along with a voucher for photo finishing.
When you are finished, wrap the Gift Basket with cellophane paper and a nice ribbon to give it a finishing touch. Use shredded paper inside the basket to hold the goodies in place. Tie a humorous gift tag with a message for that added touch.
About the Author: Donna Hamer is the author and publisher of eBook "101 Gift Basket Ideas". For a Free 5 part Mini Course on how to create your own "Personalized Gift Baskets" visit http://www.101giftbasketideas.com
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