Sunday, February 7, 2016

Valentine's Gift Baskets

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.

Spread some love with Valentine's Gift Baskets.



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!

Spread some love with Valentine's Gift Baskets.
Mug selection at Family Christian Stores
Spread some love with Valentine's Gift Baskets.
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
Spread some love with Valentine's Gift Baskets.
Leather-like bookmark

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.

Spread some love with Valentine's Gift Baskets.

After assembling the gift baskets, I wrapped them in cellophane and added an encouraging card to each of them. I think they turned out great and I am looking forward to giving them to the sweet recipients next week!

Spread some love with Valentine's Gift 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?

Spread some love with Valentine's Gift Baskets.

14 comments:

  1. I love these! I would love if cupid dropped one of these off :)

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    1. Yes! That would be a nice surprise!! :-)

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  2. Oh my gosh this post made my heart melt <3 I agree it's important to show love in daily reminders but it's also such a brilliant opportunity to show your love to people who may be feeling lonely and I love how you've used this occasion to be so kind to people who has lost loved ones within your church <3 I think these baskets are lovely and I love all your choices to put in them , you should know you're a very kind , lovely person and I hope you get as much happiness as I know you'll be bringing to these people when you give them these baskets :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

    http://myhappybubblexx.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much for reading! I think its the little things that mean so much. I was able to deliver one of the baskets yesterday, and it brought the lady to tears. I think it is so much better to give than to receive. I wish I could do a basket for everyone!

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  3. What a lovely basket of goodies! Great job!

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  4. What a thoughtful spin on a gift basket! I know several people who would appreciate this!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

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    1. Thank you so much! It was a fun project to put together!

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  5. What a sweet idea! How thoughtful of you! I love what you selected!

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    1. Thank you! I was so happy with the way they turned out too!

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  6. This is such a lovely idea! I so enjoy putting together gift baskets for people because you can include so many bits and bobs, personalise it, and just put a smile on people's faces. :) x #awesomelifefriday

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    1. I agree! Gift baskets are the perfect gift and are easy to make!

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  7. I love Gift Baskets! And these are gorgeous Mary! Well done.
    Thanks for linking up with us at Friday Favourites.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment and thank you for Hosting Friday Favourites!

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