Top Three Xmas Present Ideas for Boys

The problem is with so many toys for boys out there, what do boys really want for Christmas?

Don’t worry we’re here to make your job of finding the ideal Xmas present just that little bit easier. We’ve done extensive research and are pleased to present to you the Top three Xmas present ideas for boys.

1) At the moment Toy story toys are a massive hit with children, mainly because of the release of the Toy story 3 movie earlier this year. The hottest toy to look out for based on the movie is the Jet Pack Buzz Light year action figure and we are not exaggerating in no small way here but we think around late November going on to December it’s going to be very hard to find this toy in stock from the biggest UK retailers. If your child has watched the movie and liked it then this just might be the perfect Xmas present.

2) The Bakugan Maxus Dragonoid comes in second on our Xmas present ideas for boys list and has to be one of the coolest toys around at the moment. Just hearing the name tells you this toy is going to be awesome. The Bakugan Maxus is basically seven miniature battle Bakugan robots which can all be attached together to make one bigger more powerful Bakugan robot know as Maxus Dragonoid. Confused? Don’t worry all you need to know is that this is extremely popular amongst boys and he’ll absolutely love this as a Xmas present.

3) Third but not least we feel the Ben 10 Mark 10 car will be a massive hit this Christmas and for parents that have little boys that watch Ben 10 you’ll know how much they enjoy the programme. When you make a toy car based on a massively popular kids TV show and give it cool features like the ability to transform into different vehicles such as an air craft then you know you’ve got a winner and looking at early sales of the Mark 10 car we can tell it will make an ideal Xmas present for many little boys.

Professional Gift Basket Design and Presentation

Professional Gift Basket Design and Presentation – Start to Finish:

1. Determine what products will go into your gift. Whenever possible I like to select items that have a similar or complimentary color scheme. It makes a big difference in the overall final product.

2. Select your container. You want to select the correct size for your contents and also the correct style that complements the contents. Keep an open mind for the container as you can use all kinds of wicker baskets, boxes, bags, trunks, etc. You can select one that goes with the contents (ie. using a diaper bag as the container for a baby gift basket).

3. In order to present the products nicely, you need to add some sort of filler in the bottom so that the contents will be lifted up to a height where they can be seen in the basket. Use crumpled kraft paper, tissue, basket shred, etc. If you use brown paper or another filler that is not attractive, put tissue on top so that it looks nice under the items. I don’t recommended newspaper as the ink rubs off on your hands and the container.

4. Place the items in the basket. Larger items in the back and working forward with smaller items in the front. Usually I place them in the basket and then rearrange afterwards if needed. I am looking for the contents to be symmetrical with colors balanced out. I want to see a little bit of everything in the basket with nothing completely hidden. Pay particular attention to the front. That will be the first area that is noticed. Make sure you have a ‘centerpiece’ item that is attractive. When doing a food basket, I usually pick an item that has unique or attractive packaging. Or if there is a special item that you want them to notice right away, put it in the front.

5. Decorate the inside of the basket. With my gift baskets, I don’t want all of the ‘glitz’ to disappear once the wrapping is taken off. I want the basket to look great on its own without the wrapper. I decorate the inside of the basket with one or more of: ribbon, bows, flowers, greenery, picks, etc. Don’t overdo the inside decorating or it will look too cluttered. Also, decorate based on the recipient and whether it is a personal or corporate gift basket. Choose colors that match or enhance the color theme of the items in the gift basket.

6. Wrap the basket. There are so many options for wrapping the gift basket. You can use clear cello bags or cello wrap, patterned cello bags/wrap, tulle, mesh fabric, etc. Again, pay attention the color scheme. Since I like to decorate my gift baskets, I often use clear cello so that the gift basket can be seen through the wrap. Make sure the cello/wrap is the right size for the container. If you have a wrap that is too small or too big, it ruins the look of your finished product. Make sure there is no bunching at the front of the basket that obscures the view.

7. Decorate the outside. Use your imagination! Use ribbon, bows, tulle, cello, flowers or any number of items to dress up the outside. Keep in mind not to overdo the decorating. You want the gift to look beautiful, but you don’t want the decoration to distract from the gift.

I love making gift baskets and have had my share of trial and error over the past 6 years. The key is to keep an open mind and always try new things. Some work and some don’t, but I always keep moving forward and coming up with ideas. Designing gift baskets is my hobby, my business and my creative outlet.

Wedding Present Ideas

Spring and summer bring about a flurry of weddings. That means that anyone who has friends or acquaintances of marrying age has to prepare for the possibility of buying a lot of gifts. When the couple has a wedding registry available, it can make the task a bit easier, but when the registry starts to get picked over, it can be hard to find something you actually want to purchase.

When you think about it, there are some basic groupings of gifts that commonly get purchased for newlyweds. Because the new couple will be starting out in a new home in many cases, it is common to buy items related to house and home. Depending on how well you know the couple, you might opt for going with something that is more fun than practical. In any case, you will want the gift you give to be appreciated and used by your friends.

Sometimes people like to buy something special for a newlywed couple’s bedroom. This might not be wise unless you are certain of how they will be decorating. Something like a comforter or drapes might seem like a thoughtful present, but if the item does not match the rest of the bedroom, it will probably not get put to use.

A relatively safe bet when buying wedding presents, is something for the kitchen. If the registry has been picked clean of these items, consider going for something fun that the couple might not have thought of on their own. A machine for making milkshakes can be a fun surprise, and the couple will probably put it to use if they enjoy the frozen dessert.

Although there are many very entertaining electronic devices available for purchase, buying one for newlyweds can be risky. Many married people bring their own electronic items with them to the relationship, so they do not really need all that much more.

Very young newlyweds may be starting out with very little in the way of home supplies. Even things like folding chairs might be appreciated by these folks. Take into consideration what basics the couple already owns, and then try to think of something practical that you know they will be excited to receive. You may be surprised how much they will appreciate not having to go out and buy even simple home basics.

Keep your perspective when buying for a new couple. What you like or want is not always appropriate for someone else. You need to consider what the couple actually will want and need as they start their new life. Older couples may not need as many practical gifts, as they may have each collected quite a few of the basics on their own over time.

Sometimes something quirky or uncommon can be a fun wedding present idea. Consider pitching in with someone else and buying the couple a special weekend package at come romantic venue. If that does not strike your fancy, think about paying to get them a membership to a gym or some other place they would both enjoy.

You will want whatever you buy for a newlywed couple to be appreciated and put to use. No one wants to find the gift they purchased for someone sitting on a yard sale table. Be thoughtful and consider what you know about the bride and groom. Then, build a present idea around it.