I am excited to share with you some ideas for Valentine's Day gift baskets. A special thanks to Family Christian for sponsoring this post!
Valentine's Day is a holiday that people either love or hate depending on their circumstances. We usually do not make a big deal about it in our house since we make it a goal to try to show love daily to each other with words, acts of service, or little gifts. I feel like it can be a hard time of year for those who have lost their significant other, so this year, I wanted to pick a couple of senior aged people to bless. I have had a couple of specific church members on my heart lately who I know are lonely and have also been under the weather. With Valentine's Day coming up, I knew this was my opportunity to spread some love and bless two sweet friends.
Here is how I created two Valentine themed gift baskets
I headed over to my local Family Christian store with a list of ideas from their website to get me started. I was looking for inspirational mugs, candles, lotions, devotionals, and journals. My local store had such a great selection of items, it was hard for me to narrow down my choices to what would fit in the baskets. Here are a few of the great items I found!
|Mug selection at Family Christian Stores|
|Lotion, pen, hand soap, and mug|
These are the items I selected from Family Christian to fill the two gift baskets.
- Leather-like bookmarks embossed with scripture
- Hand soap and lotion in Cassis and Peony scent
- Journey pen
- Scripture mugs
- Home Springs candles
- Words to Warm a Mothers Heart scripture encouragement
I picked up the baskets, bows, cellophane, and a few extra goodies from my local dollar store. I chose red baskets and bows in keeping with the Valentine theme. I also picked up individual packets of hot chocolate, cinnamon candies, and winter essentials (chapstick and kleenex) to add to the baskets.
I believe that it is so important for us to build each other up, as it tells us in I Thessalonians 5:11.
What have you done to encourage someone or how has someone encouraged you lately?