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Baby Gift Baskets Are An Excellent Gift Idea

Baby Gift Baskets Are An Excellent  Gift Idea

What better way is there to welcome a lovely new addition to a family other than a newborn baby gift basket? These colorful, charming baskets are a unique and delightful way to celebrate this happy event.

Baby gift baskets can be remarkably personal. They are excellent gifts which could be presented during a baby shower ceremony or at the baby’s first celebration, or could be simply delivered to the new parents’ home. Treat baskets intended for new babies can be put together from items found in local stores, or ready-made versions can be ordered online. Many beautiful options are available from online retailers, but there are many possibilities for those who wish to make their own gift basket for a newborn and his or her parents.

If you are thinking of making a delightful gift basket for a little one, there are some essential things you should take into consideration.

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First of all, you should make sure that the contents of the basket match the gender of the baby.

Second, you need to set your budget.

Third, you have to make sure the contents of the basket are things the little one and his or her parents will actually be able to use and enjoy.

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1. Great Gift Basket Ideas for Little Boys

Creating a top-notch and practical gift basket for a small boy is an enjoyable and creative task, but it can be overwhelming for those who have never done it before. First of all, write down a list of items you think the parents would enjoy. If you don’t have children yourself, you probably don’t know much about the items a newborn baby needs. You can generate ideas by looking over shopping lists on websites aimed at new parents or by visiting local baby item stores.

Then, you can narrow down your list by choosing the most attractive, delightful, and useful products on the list that fit within your budget. Some examples of items you might consider including are toys, tub games, blankets, and baby bath commodities like soap, shampoo, and lotion. Clothes are always a lovely gift as well.

Commonly, baby items intended for boys will be colored blue or other boyish colors. You can also decorate the basket in colors that match the items inside. Also, choose a basket or other container that will be useful to the parents as well. For example, the parents could use a sturdy, colorful basket to hold diapers or baby clothes even after they’ve used up the items in your gift basket.

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2. Fun Gift Basket Items for Baby Girls

When looking for baby products to include in a gift basket for a baby girl, think about including some practical items as well as fun ones. Gift items intended for little girls usually can be found in lilac, pink, or other light colors.

If the gift basket is designed for a baby shower or for delivery to the parents’ home, think about including items like stuffed animals, soft dolls, baby diapers, tiny blankets, baby bottles, making sure the items are wrapped or decorated attractively. Receiving adorable, tiny dresses, onesies and socks will bring a smile to the face of any new parent of a baby girl.

Don’t forget gifts for the new parents. Raising a newborn can be stressful and exhausting, so include convenient snacks and comforting items like relaxing bath products, tea or coffee, massage items, and scented candles. It will brighten the new mom and dad’s day to feel taken care of.

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Once you’ve got your gift items chosen, wrapped, and arranged in an attractive basket, it is now time for you to have fun delivering the basket to the happy parents. Very often games will be played at baby showers. You might end up winning a prize and have a gift of your own to take home!

Featured photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/javcon117/7688672784/in/photolist-7HiNDt-cHqsxS via flickr.com

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Last Updated on August 21, 2018

30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

30 Brilliant Camping Hacks I Wish I Knew Earlier

Ah, camping. The great outdoors, the campfires, the food you’d never eat in civilised society: it’s a wonderful experience.

That said, things can get a little bit tricky when we are left to the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are 30 fantastic camping hacks you can use to make your camping experience as wonderful as possible!

 1. Use sage to repel mosquitoes.

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    Place some sage in your campfire and the smell is sure to ward off any pesky mosquitos.

    2. Liquid soap + cotton balls = no ticks.

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      If you or one of your fellow campers is having trouble with a tick, place the soap-soaked cotton on the tick for 20 seconds. The tick will eventually stop chewing and will come away with the cotton ball. If the tick was attached for a lengthy amount of time you may want to consider keeping it in a container so that you can test it for Lyme disease later.

      3. Use an acorn cap as a whistle if you get lost.

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        It’s remarkably easy to get lost whilst camping. Here’s a full tutorial on how you can transform an acorn into a whistle!

        4. Corn chips for kindling!

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          Doritos are a great way to start a fire, just be careful!

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          5. Use the rest of the chips for nachos.

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            Nachos are easy to pack, light and simple to make. Plus they’re incredibly tasty.

            6. Use compact, microfibre towels!

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              These towels are incredibly easy to store and dry within an hour of use. Buy them here.

              7. Wrap duct-tape around your water bottle for emergencies.

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                You never know when you might need some.

                8. Make lamps out of jars and solar disks.

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                  Get all the info you need here.

                  9. Sangria!

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                    We know what’s really important. How to here!

                    10. One water bottle will hold eight eggs.

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                      By keeping all your eggs in a bottle you save time and hassle. Plus, no need to carry extra bowls or a whisk!

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                      11. Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil is a surprisingly good mosquito repellent.

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                        Keep the bugs and the bug repellent smell at bay.

                        12. DIY shower.

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                          All you need is a watering can and a large jug. Here’s the full instructions.

                          13. Keep sandpaper handy to light matches.

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                            Glueing some sandpaper to the lid of a tupperware box where you can also store matches is a foolproof plan.

                            14. Make s’moreos easily.

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                              15. MarshJell-o shots.

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                                Learn how to make these delicious things here!

                                16. Or dip those marshmallows in Bailey’s. 
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                                  Toast the marshmallow first and then dip it in Bailey’s.

                                  17. Turn a bottle into a spoon.

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                                    It’s that easy!

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                                    18. Grits repel ants.

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                                      Just sprinkle grits wherever you see ants.

                                      19. Deodorant can be used to combat itchiness.

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                                        20. Wrap your meat in cabbage to stop it from burning.

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                                          That’s not an innuendo, it really will! The moistness in the cabbage creates the perfect barrier.

                                          21. Foam noodles will stop any injuries.

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                                            For any fellow clumsy people, you know how possible it is to smack your head and cause serious injury. Placing a foam noodle on the awning strut narrows down at least one accident waiting to happen.

                                            22. Carry some essentials in a small tin with you at all times.

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                                              You never know what you’ll need and when.

                                              23. Take toothpaste dots instead of a whole tube.

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                                                Let the drops dry out over 3 days, add a little baking soda and put them in a resealable bag.

                                                24. Use a stick to secure your tent.

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                                                  By placing a stick in the main centre line you ensure the pressure is even throughout, which will stop the grommets being pulled out.

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                                                  25. Vacuum seal your food before you leave.

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                                                    26. Popcorn on the campfire.

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                                                      Popcorn that you can place on the stove at home can also be popped over a campfire. You can also make your own using this tutorial.

                                                      27. You can even make bacon and eggs over it.

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                                                        That’s right! Full instructions here.

                                                        28. Keep your toiletries handy.

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                                                          Buy this magnificent contraption here.

                                                          29. Compact, unbreakable cups!

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                                                            Get them while you can!

                                                            30. Tic-Tac boxes are great for storing ingredients.

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                                                              With these 30 camping tips and tricks, you can work DIY magic into nearly every aspect of camping, and make your next camping trip a comfortable, easy blast. Good luck!

                                                              Featured photo credit: Unsplash via unsplash.com

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