Category: Art of Gifting

    3 Apr

    Who is ready for Easter ?

    Easter is all about celebrating rebirth and new beginnings. Make the holiday extra special by enjoying a memorable day with your closest friends and family. Hop into the Easter spirit, get out your wicker basket, and prepare yourself for a day of egg-related activities!

    If you want to help your loved ones get in the Easter spirit, there’s no better way to ring in the holiday than with a fantastic gift hamper. Just because it’s Easter doesn’t mean eggs are the only thing filling up your baskets.

    Whether you’re surprising your little bunnies after a long day of egg-hunting, sharing a sweet moment with your best friends, or showing appreciation to your clients, this selection of gift baskets is perfect for the holiday.
    Alexandria Gifts is all about getting in the holiday season, and what better time to kick off the celebrations than the holiday that’s all about delicious sweet treats?
    Each beautiful basket in this collection is perfectly curated for the special people in your life; every delicious item is carefully handpicked to give them an unforgettable experience. The best part about these gift baskets is that you don’t have to scour the garden searching for these treats, the adventure comes to you!
    Show the Easter bunny what the perfect gift basket is all about. Alexandria Gifts’ Easter Gift Baskets are spectacularly designed, every aspect of the decoration and the delicious contents within will bring a smile to anyone’s face.

    The gorgeous Easter Gift Baskets are brimming with decadent, chocolatey treats, delicious sweet treats, and scrumptious snacks. We guarantee the recipient won’t be able to put it away!
    Whether you want to appeal to their sweet tooth or give them a beautifully tasteful gift, this collection is a winner.

    Skip the hassle of running around to find the best products to include in your homemade gift baskets. Take your celebrations up a notch with Alexandria Gifts’ Baskets. They’re made with high-quality treats that are as delicious as they are luxurious!

    Hosting an Easter day celebration? Give your beloved guests a party favor they won’t forget. Place a large order for our Easter Gift Baskets and enjoy amazing discounts as you treat your closest friends and family.
    Send your warmest wishes to your clients with these custom gift baskets. No matter which one you choose, it’ll be the perfect elegant token of appreciation. Avail discounted prices on bulk orders placed today for delivery later.
    Want to get in the spirit of celebration with your close friends and family anywhere in Canada? Alexandria Gifts ships your chosen gift basket all over the country and will have it at their doorstep just in time for Easter Sunday!

    Share the delicious sweetness with your favoritism people in Toronto GTA. We offer free, same-day, hand delivery—making sure your well wishes are delivered in the best way possible.
    When you’ve chosen your favorite Easter Gift Basket, we’ll elegantly wrap it in cellophane, tie it together with a bow, and top it off with a sweet greeting card.

    2 Apr

    Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay Connected – COVID 19

    In response to the evolving COVID-19 crisis Alexandria Gifts would like to assure you that the health and well-being of our customers, our employees and the community are of utmost importance and is a responsibility that we take seriously. Because of that we have adopted the best procedures and protocols which give us confidence in our ability to continue operation in a safe and responsible manner.

    With further notice from Ontario Government, online commerce businesses are permitted to continue with their operations. Alexandria Gifts Toronto can accept your orders and deliver it to your doorstep, mail room and business areas, so please don’t hesitate to order our Gift Basket and put a smile on someone face during this sensitive time.

    In the world that has suddenly become disconnected, making and maintaining our relationships have never been more important. We may be practicing social distancing and self-isolation, but we don’t have to forget about taking care of the people we care about. Sending gifts can be a powerful way to maintain our personal and professional connections.

    Our online store www.alexandriagifts.ca remains open 24/7 with no order minimum and shipping across Toronto GTA and Canada. We are fully staffed to help our customers and complete all orders and ship them out as quickly as possible.

    Orders placed before 11am for recipients in the Toronto GTA will continue to be delivered same day, orders after that time will be delivered the next day.

    Orders placed before 11am for any address outside of the GTA will continue to be delivered same day, orders placed after that time will be delivered the next day.

    Our customer’s representatives will be happy to help you via phone at 416.666.8361 Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm EST.
    Without a doubt many of us are feeling anxious as we navigate though the uncertainty of COVID-19, Alexandria Gifts would like to inform you about the implemented protocols during this difficult time:

    – We have increased drastically the strength and frequency of cleaning and disinfection, heavily focusing on doorknobs, tables, switches, handles, desks, toilets…
    – We are encouraging employees to wash hands, to maintain adequate distance during the gift preparation,
    – We also encourage our staff to stay at home if they don’t feel well.
    – We will continue to monitor and maintain the health and safety requirements of the authorities.
    – All information from Toronto Public Health, The Ontario Ministry of Health, The Public Health Agency of Canada and The World Health Organization will be updated and communicated to our team so they can remain safe inside and outside of the workplace.

    There are a lot of myths and misinformation about COVID-19 being shared including how COVID spreads, how to stay safe and what to do when you worried. So, it is important to be careful about where you look for information or advise.

    Dear Customers, stay home, stay safe and stay connected during this challenging time. Thank you so much for all your support and business.
    Alexandria Gifts Team

    28 Mar

    Coming Soon: Alexandria Exclusive Gift Line

    Welcome to Alexandria Gifts,
    your fast and friendly online Gift Basket store for Toronto GTA and Canada!

    In the past several years we have grown very fast in the online gift industry. Our baskets are loaded with beautiful bounties and gourmet delicacies from fresh fruits and handmade cookies all the way to decadent chocolates and wines, spa and bath products, clothing and toys for newborn babies. With approximately 150 different baskets to browse, you are sure to find the perfect gift every time!

    We are following the new gift trends and believe in the power of branding our products, especially now days when people are flooded with information. The best quality products which we use are contributed to brand awareness, expressing the value of our gifts and carry out our success story. Our gift baskets are well known in Toronto GTA and Canada. This is why we have repeat customers around the world coming back to see what’s new and purchasing quality gifts for all important events in their lives.

    Our business is modeled on the goal to create gifts suitable for all occasions, as well as customers of all ages and backgrounds. We continue with great pride and ambition to fulfill this mission year after year.
    Our employees are always willing to take an extra step for our clients. Our phone 416.666.8361 is available for you to call us every day from 9am to 5pm. Our customer representatives will be happy to answer all your questions and help you to choose the best gift. We want to create out the company that employees and customers are proud to associate with. This is why we have a lot of custom gift baskets every day.

    Customers are calling us every day asking about exclusive gift baskets, for certain people in their life, whom would like to go an extra mile for. These people walk with us through our lives like our friends, family members, business partners, love partners that you like to make happy or pass some important message.
    Alexandria Exclusive Gift Baskets Line will be extraordinary and unique. Something completely new that you cannot find anywhere else.

    We cannot decide what is better in this selection:

    * exclusive products that we will order from the well-known suppliers like Pusateries, Starbucks, Cookie it up, Muskoka Roastery coffee, Mary’s organic crackers, Organic Glen’s farm and many others.

    * beautiful decoration, an exclusive gift baskets will be placed in fancy gift containers filled with combination of exclusive wine, champagne, the best chocolates and cheese, put together to make the most breath taking gift for your loved ones.

    * superior presentation, first every gift basket is filled with biodegradable packing, that is made from natural, nontoxic sources, then every gift basket will be packed in cellophane and topped up with a huge elegant bow together with unique greeting cards which you can personalize. The team here at Alexandria Gift Baskets cares about the environment which is why we try to be eco-friendly when and where we can.

    Alexandria Exclusive Gift Basket Line is the perfect choice when it comes to bying important presents for a special time like Anniversary Gifts that only happen a few times in a life time, or Birthday present to your special person or saying thank you to somebody who did something special for you.

    If you have ever struggled to find an exclusive gift that properly compliments a certain occasion or person, Alexandria Exclusive Gift Basket Line is now here to help! Our team can help guide you to the most appropriate and befitting gift idea for your unique needs. We’ll be there to advise you from the moment you decide to place an order with us to the moment the gift arrives to its desired destination. Your order will always reach you or the desired recipient on time and look stunning – this is our guarantee!

    Alexandria Gifts offers a same day free-hand delivery service for the whole Toronto GTA area. We also ship gift baskets to other Canadian provinces as well, and all orders are shipped on the same day of purchase.

    22 Mar

    SIMPLE WAY TO BRIGHTEN SOMEONE’S DAY

    The entire world would be a much better place if we all do random acts of kindness for one another. During all the negativity and controversy surrounding us today it is nice to shed a little bit of light in to someone’s life. You never know if you could be the one to turn their day around.

    Kindness is like a smile, being kind changes your brain for the better and makes you happier. Happiness is meant to be shared. Luckily, it doesn’t take a grand gesture or a whole in the wallet, there are hundreds of little things you can do to brighten someone’s day, just taking a few minutes to let them know you care.

    So, if you are looking to make the world a better place, you can brighten someone’s day, contribute to a happier environment and make everyone, everywhere happier, whether they be friends, total strangers or work colleagues.  When you are kind you don’t just make someone else happier, you are also adding happiness to your own life.

    Here are a few great ideas how to make someone’s life better and be positive when you ask your self what am I doing to make others happy?

    Give a compliment. It feels good when someone gives you a compliment on something obvious like a new haircut or piece of clothing. Something like “hey I like your shoes” or “your smile is awesome” are small comments that someone could remember for a long time and can boost their self esteem as well.

    But unexpected compliments can go even further: such as telling your co-worker that you appreciate their hard work and help on a recent project or letting your yoga instructor know that you really enjoyed their class today. These kind of compliments can really make someone’s day and increase their motivation to be better and more enthusiastic.

    Always recognize your positive thoughts about others and then share them. It will make you happy and it will certainly do the same for them. 

    Make everyone feel important. It makes such a huge difference to other people when you can encourage their ideas and aspirations without trying to fix them. Our friends aren’t always looking for advise. Sometimes they are just looking for someone who is willing to support their dreams. Be that person and you will see the difference. No one wants to be left out, by trying to put down the cell phone or remote and truly listen to someone, you can make that person’s day much better. Everyone wants to feel like their opinions are valued so engage and ask question or let them vent. Not only will it make the other person feel good, you might just find that they have something interesting to say.

    Surprise them with the note. Surprise notes can really be anything from “thank you” to a simple “have a great day” or “love you”. The message that you can get across is someone was thinking about you, someone love’s you and cares about you. You are special in someone’s life.

    You can leave a surprise note in between the pages of a book they are reading, attached to the bathroom mirror or they computer desktop. It does not really matter where you put your surprise notes, just that they see it in the first place.

    Say please and thank you. If you are requesting something or being given something, you should add please and thank you to your words. It is a small token of gratitude for the things we do for each other every day. Saying please and thank you is a simple sign of respect. If we don’t express gratitude we show, we don’t care about others. People feel happy because they are looking for recognition, respect and affection.

    Smile at people.  Why did the Mona Lisa become one of the most famous paintings of all time? Possible answer is this: because of her unique smile. Smile increases the beauty of faces your smile can shine your personality. Smile can be contagious, and smile can change our mood in a very quick way. We are not suggesting you walk around and smile all day, this could be strange. But whether you are interacting with people around you a simple smile can go a long way towards making a person feel appreciated. Give a smile and chances are you will get one in return.

    Send a gift. It is nice to receive the gift like the ones for birthday or some other special day but even more special can be the gifts we give out of the blue. It doesn’t have to be big or extravagant, it is the thought that counts. Even something small can go a long way and they are just reminders that you thought of someone else when you weren’t with them.

    If you are looking for the perfect gift visit alexandriagifts.ca online gift basket store to find the best option for the special occasion. Price starts from low as $40 and there are gifts for any occasion all year around. All gifts are perfectly created to capture the essence of your heartfelt emotions. Enjoy free hand delivery all over Toronto GTA. Each gift basket will be delivered in gorgeous wrapping of cellophane topped with a large elegant bow and includes a greeting card you can personalize.

    13 Feb

    Each day is a gift, open it, celebrate it, enjoy it – Valentine’s Day 2020

    Today Valentine’s day is a widely celebrated commercial holiday, raking in 20 billion dollars in America last year alone. Men and women purchase and receive flowers, candies and gifts and share romantic outings across the globe. But did you know that some countries celebrate the holiday of love a little differently?

    In Wales, the Welsh also celebrate their own special version of Valentine’s Day on January 25th. The special holiday is called St. Dwynwen’s Day and honours the Welsh saint of love. Every year couples exchange cards and gifts just like Valentine’s Day, but another common and traditional gift given at this time is a Welsh lovespoon. The lovespoon is an ornate hand-carved spoon adorned with meaningful symbols, meant to be a classic Welsh token of love.

    In Japan it’s customary for women to be the gift givers on Valentine’s Day. Women across Japan purchase so much chocolate for the important men in their lives that half of all annual chocolates sales in Japan are made during the weeks that precede Valentine’s Day. Men are then expected to return the favour and gift back to the women on a special Japanese holiday named White Day on March 14th.

    In the Philippines they take Valentines Day romance to the next level! Every year many cities and towns are host to mass Valentine’s Day weddings across the country. Tourists and locals alike come to participate by the thousands to be wed in massive group-wedding celebrations on Valentine’s Day.

    Alexandria Gifts would love to help you create your own romantic Valentine’s Day tradition. Browse our selection of Valentine’s Day gift baskets and find what you need to compose your very own unique holiday of love this season!

    3 Feb

    Flowers are a perfect timeless gift for all occasions

    A simple and elegant expression that harmonizes perfectly with whatever gesture or occasion you are
    gifting for. The history of giving flowers as gifts can be dated back to the ancient Greeks where flowers
    were used as common offerings to gods and temples. Over time the practice of gifting flowers extended to
    a loving, romantic indication that the person receiving the flowers was revered as an earthly god or
    goddess. It’s no surprise that a tradition like this has lasted through the ages and is now associated with
    romantic holidays like Valentines Day!

    Both a hand-picked bunch from the wild or a professionally arranged bouquet can be equally beautiful
    and meaningful, but the type of flowers you are giving can have significant meaning.
    Did you know that many mythologies and historical cultures have passed down tidbits of what sentiments
    are expressed with certain flowers? Camellia, carnation or chamomile, they all mean something different!
    This is why roses are the most common Valentines Day flower. A beautiful red rose is your safest bet for
    the most romantic Valentines Day gift idea.

    Be sure to pair your Valentines Day surprise with an elegant, romantic red rose. The timeless and
    traditional symbol of love and desire for the earthly god or goddess in your life!
    At Alexandria Gifts we offer a plethora of beautiful and romantic flower gift baskets, that will make your celebration unforgettable.

    23 Jan

    The Most romantic gift ideas for Valentines day 2020

    Valentines day in itself comes from a mixture of various convoluted sources. From Christian martyrdom,
    to dark Roman rituals to saints and the advent of spring. Thankfully today’s Valentines day celebrations
    are a bit less complicated! Today valentines day is used to celebrate love with gift giving and romance.

    But what gifts are the most romantic?

    With all the consumerist ideals polluting popular holidays, it’s hard to look beyond simple trending gift ideas. Valentines day directly identifies as a time to make lavish and luxurious purchases. Men are practically expected to buy expensive gold and diamond jewellery and make fancy reservations at high end, fine dining restaurants.

    The good news is that it’s perfectly acceptable to protest these traditional principles. You don’t have to break the bank to say “I love you!” The latest coffee makers, earbuds and perfumes might be 2020’s most popular gift ideas, but there are many more romantic gift ideas out there!

    For those of you looking to take a step away from high end consumerism but still enjoy an excuse to be romantic and share some love and intimacy this Valentines day, there are many fun and interesting gift ideas available! Instead of focusing on how to make the the most loving impression with your purchase, focus on how to make a purchase that encourages and facilitates spending time together.
    Not only can you save some money staying in this Valentines day, but it can make for a much more intimate holiday!

    Instead of making reservations at a fancy restaurant, spend time cooking your favourite meal together and enjoy a romantic, candle lit meal for 2 at home! Instead of a night out in fancy clothing, stay at home in your pyjamas with a bottle of wine and your favourite snacks and Netflix! Millennials are changing the way we celebrate holidays and high end consumerism is feeling the sting, people are staying in more and spending less.

    If you want to join the latest anti-trend and change the language of love for future generations, Alexandria gifts has got you covered!

    Cancel your reservations and browse our selection of Valentines Day gift baskets. Have a bottle of wine and a basket of quality chocolates and treats delivered directly to your door. Enjoy spending time and creating new, romantic memories together in the comfort of your own home. Instead shooing your loved one away to a spa, order a spa in a basket! What’s romantic about booking an appointment for a loved one to spend time away from you all day? You can order a basket of luxurious, spa-quality soaps, oils and salts and pamper each other in ultimate home comfort.

    This February 14th Alexandria Gifts challenges you to create the most romantic Valentines day yet!

    They say love and romance is what you make of it.
    So why not make your very home the heart of your passion this holiday?

    11 Dec

    We Deliver Happiness And Good Vibes This Christmas

    Here in Canada, the Christmas spirit begins when the weather starts to get cold, and holiday festivities generally follow shortly after Remembrance Day. Canadians across the country are planning family activities and feasts, and traveling to spend time with loved ones to enjoy the cozy spirit of the winter holidays together. Store windows, city streets and centers are lit up and adorned with fun Christmas decor. Stores prepare for holiday shoppers with Christmas songs and bright, colourful Christmas atmosphere. Shopping fever is on the way, and it’s time for stores to stock up on all their Christmas goods. This means lots of work for small specialty gift stores!

    There’s more to the holidays than Mariah Carey songs on the radio and new iPhones! It’s no surprise that the most memorable and special part of the Christmas holidays are the time you spend with friends and family. In a country as eclectic as Canada, there are so many cultural festivities and practices being cultivated in mixed families and communities. Rather than spending your family time browsing memes on reddit, bring a basket full of special treats for everybody to share and start a new family tradition this year! Put down the phone and have a glass of wine or some fancy gourmet chocolate over good old fashion family conversation!

    Just like any other store, Alexandria Gifts is feeling the holiday vibes and is well prepared for Christmas this year! We have gift baskets ranging from $45 up to $300 so you can find something suitable for everybody on your list. We offer free hand-delivery to anybody in Toronto/GTA and all baskets can be shipped same day. We also have very competitive shipping costs across all of Canada.

    Who wants to drive across the province on snowy roads anyways? If you can’t make it to a family gathering or can’t travel this Christmas for any reason, send some love with a big gorgeous basket filled with goodies! If you can’t sweeten up the dinner table with your attendance, then perhaps a basket of chocolates and cookies would be a good substitute.

    At Alexandria Gifts we take great pride in our relationship with our collaborators and partners and work closely with big companies to make large and wholesale orders. This keeps us very busy over the holidays so please make sure to visit our page for all delivery info and contact us with any questions so we can deliver your holiday orders in a timely manner!

    Please also contact us about our free gift basket services. We regularly create baskets for children and youth with special needs and disabilities as part of a program in association with United Way. We also work closely with various long-term care and retirement homes to provide gift baskets for the elderly.

    Alexandria Gifts was established and built on a foundation of the desire to spread happiness and smiles. Our ambition is to break through the traditional mold and culture of gift giving. We are a gift giving service with a passion for helping others spread love and positive vibes. Our goal is to make people’s lives a little warmer and more cheerful this holiday season!

    18 Nov

    Christmas traditions across the globe

    Africa

    Many African countries celebrate Christmas, and one of the more heartwarming examples of this is
    Nigeria. Many people who have become successful and moved out of their small, underdeveloped
    ancestral villages return to their roots to spread wealth and joy during the holidays. People bring livestock
    and gifts as contribution for large family feasts and eat traditional cultural food during these celebrations.
    It is common tradition for the wealthy to bring Christmas presents for family members and friends and do
    whatever they can to help them survive and thrive in these smaller villages.

    South Eastern Asia

    Christmas is traditionally celebrated from Pakistan all the way to Indonesia, but did you know that the
    Philippines have one of the longest annual Christmas celebrations in the world? Starting in September and
    not ending until mid January, Christmas decorations and festivities are stretched out over a period of
    many months, from masses to midnight family feasts. It’s not uncommon to see parols and other iconic
    Filipino Christmas ornaments for sale and displayed year round!

    Southern Europe

    In some European countries like Serbia and Macedonia, Christmas is traditionally celebrated on January
    7th due to Eastern Orthodox churches using the old Julian calendar. Orthodox Christmas celebrations
    include many folk-like customs and rituals and are practiced in a variety of different ways throughout
    these countries. Some of these practices include the ritual burning of young oak branches, wheat being
    strewn throughout the house and wheat seeds being sprouted and returned to nature. It’s also very
    important to have a massive family feast with many cultural dishes and courses, with the main dish often
    being a whole spit-roasted pig.

    Northern Europe

    Scandinavian countries like Sweden celebrate Christmas in a way that is greatly inspired by the pagan
    winter solstice. Celebrations begin on Saint Lucy’s Day, ushering in the season with traditional Christmas
    songs and rituals. Christmas day is celebrated on the 24th with gift giving and a traditional family feast
    called the Julbord. These feasts often include Christmas ham, meatballs, rice puddings, pickled herring
    and other cultural dishes. Some households, in accordance to an old superstition, leave out bowls of
    porridge as an offering to the Jultomto, the invisible Christmas gnome. Other traditions include displaying
    oranges decorated with cloves, ornamental yule goats and writing fun rhymes on gifts.

    South America

    Christmas in countries like Colombia are filled with spiritual vibes, religious ceremony and traditions.
    Festivities begin on December 7th where everybody from tiny towns to big cities get together and decorate
    streets, and both public and private areas with lights, candles and lanterns. This cross-country display
    honours the immaculate conception and businesses and organizations hold contests to judge the the best
    decorative light displays across the country. Manger scenes and Christmas carols can be seen and heard
    throughout the holiday season, and 9 consecutive days of church going and prayer and held before
    Christmas day. During these 9 days, churches often hold very large masses each night, filled with music
    and game. Churches hold these Christmas festivals all in an attempt to step away from commercialism of
    the holidays and have communities focus on the religious meaning of Christmas.

    North America

    Christmas in America is a magical time of year. It seems that the entire country shifts in to a more
    whimsical and charitable state. It’s no surprise that north American Christmas is a mishmash of worldly
    traditions all clumped together in to a big, beautiful winter long commemoration. Decorations are often
    seen for as long as there is snow on the ground, and big cities like New York become massive tourist
    attractions with stunning annual Christmas themed sights to behold. Radios, television, theater, city
    centers, streets and businesses are transformed in to a winter-long Christmas themed spectacles. Children
    hang Christmas stockings, leave out cookies and milk for Santa Clause on Christmas eve and tune in to
    local news and radio stations to get live reports of Santa’s flying sleigh and reindeer sightings as he travels
    across the country delivering presents.

    Whatever your background and culture is, or wherever you live, Christmas is a time of year to spread love
    and cheer. A perfect way to send some love is with a thoughtfully chosen basket full of beautiful treats
    and gifts for that special somebody. Sharing a gorgeous bounty of elegant sweets and a bottle of wine is a
    wonderful way to spread joy over the holidays, and nothing looks better under the tree than a big
    luxurious basket of Christmas treats topped with a charming bow.
    Start a new tradition this year, and let Alexandria Gifts help you choose the perfect Christmas gift!

    12 Sep

    Housewarming Tips and Gift Ideas

    Did your friend, coworker, or relative just move into their new home? Are you newlyweds that just purchased your first house? If any of these scenarios applies to you, there are some important housewarming etiquette tips to know about. From timing and invitations, to gift ideas and bringing a plus one, here are some housewarming gift ideas in Toronto and helpful tips to follow when you are hosting a housewarming party or attending one for a family member or friend.

    Tips for Homeowners

    Whether it’s your first home or your second (or third), moving into your new home is exciting! Here are some ideas to consider when hosting a housewarming party.

    Give Due Notice

    You don’t need to send fancy invitations, but you should send out an e-mail or social media event invitation a few weeks ahead. It’s considered tacky to ask for gifts, so it’s best to avoid any mention of gifts in the invitation. The exception is if you are asking for no gifts—in this case, clearly state in the invitation that no gifts are required.

    Invite Your Close Neighbours

    Although it is not recommended to tell the whole neighbourhood about your new move, you may benefit from asking your closest neighbours to attend. This way, you can get to know them, allow your kids (if you have any) to bond with theirs, and establish a positive start to your relationship.

    Set up the Entertainment

    From board game tournaments, to music and dancing, you can take your housewarming party to the next level by ensuring your guests have something to do other than stand around and talk. The music you choose will set the atmosphere—so choose something uplifting and happy.

    Tips for Guests

    If you have been invited to a friend or family member’s housewarming party, here are some housewarming gift ideas and etiquette to follow.

    Greet the Host First

    If the hosts have planned an “open house” housewarming party, you may not see them as soon as you walk in the door. However, you should aim to find them and greet them as soon as you arrive, even if it means holding off on long conversations with other guests you may know.

    Ask before Bringing Kids or a Plus-One

    Another great general rule of etiquette is that you shouldn’t assume you can bring your kids or a guest along. Although a housewarming party if often informal, you should still run those plus-ones by your host a few days before the party (never the day of).

    Bring a Gift

    You don’t need to break the bank with an expensive gift, but you should choose a gift that the homeowner can use. Gift cards, throw blankets, and tool kits are some great ideas, but you can also buy a housewarming gift basket. There are many options to choose from, but here are a few to consider:

    • Home Sweet Home: These gift baskets are especially designed for housewarming and give recipients something sweet and salty to look forward to each day, such as Lindor and Godiva chocolates, truffles, cookies, almonds, pretzels, chips, and more.
    • Coffee and Chocolate: Who doesn’t love chocolate? A coffee and chocolate gift basket is a great idea and includes aromatic Arabica coffee, salt crackers, biscuits, biscotti, cookies, various chocolates, handmade jelly, wafers, and more.
    • No Place Like Home: With all the essentials to make a new house feel like a home, this large gift basket features a knitted blanket, Tim Hortons coffee, a set of small plates, and some wall décor.
    • Welcome Home: Congratulate your friends and family on their new home by giving them this tasty basket of goodies, featuring a Shneider’s milk chocolate bar, assorted chocolate truffles, Walkers cookies, and more!

    Choose the Right Gift for Your Loved One at Alexandria Gifts

    Do you love these housewarming gift ideas? If so, look no further than Alexandria Gifts when it comes to giving your loved ones the best gift baskets in Toronto. As an online gift basket store in Toronto, we provide a variety of gifts for occasions like birthdays, Valentine’s Day, charities, get well, Christmas, anniversaries, and more.

    Our high-quality gifts can be sent to loved ones in Toronto, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Markham, Scarborough, or Vaughan! If fact, you can enjoy free delivery in Toronto when you order a housewarming gift basket for a friend or relative!

    Live outside the country? No problem. Many of our international customers love sending gifts through our service to their loved ones in the Greater Toronto Area. Visit our web site or call us at (416) 666-8361 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to make your order today.

    Image credit: iStock.com/nito100
    12 Sep

    Housewarming Tips and Gift Ideas

    Did your friend, coworker, or relative just move into their new home? Are you newlyweds that just purchased your first house? If any of these scenarios applies to you, there are some important housewarming etiquette tips to know about. From timing and invitations, to gift ideas and bringing a plus one, here are some housewarming gift ideas in Toronto and helpful tips to follow when you are hosting a housewarming party or attending one for a family member or friend.

    Tips for Homeowners

    Whether it’s your first home or your second (or third), moving into your new home is exciting! Here are some ideas to consider when hosting a housewarming party.

    Give Due Notice

    You don’t need to send fancy invitations, but you should send out an e-mail or social media event invitation a few weeks ahead. It’s considered tacky to ask for gifts, so it’s best to avoid any mention of gifts in the invitation. The exception is if you are asking for no gifts—in this case, clearly state in the invitation that no gifts are required.

    Invite Your Close Neighbours

    Although it is not recommended to tell the whole neighbourhood about your new move, you may benefit from asking your closest neighbours to attend. This way, you can get to know them, allow your kids (if you have any) to bond with theirs, and establish a positive start to your relationship.

    Set up the Entertainment

    From board game tournaments, to music and dancing, you can take your housewarming party to the next level by ensuring your guests have something to do other than stand around and talk. The music you choose will set the atmosphere—so choose something uplifting and happy.

    Tips for Guests

    If you have been invited to a friend or family member’s housewarming party, here are some housewarming gift ideas and etiquette to follow.

    Greet the Host First

    If the hosts have planned an “open house” housewarming party, you may not see them as soon as you walk in the door. However, you should aim to find them and greet them as soon as you arrive, even if it means holding off on long conversations with other guests you may know.

    Ask before Bringing Kids or a Plus-One

    Another great general rule of etiquette is that you shouldn’t assume you can bring your kids or a guest along. Although a housewarming party if often informal, you should still run those plus-ones by your host a few days before the party (never the day of).

    Bring a Gift

    You don’t need to break the bank with an expensive gift, but you should choose a gift that the homeowner can use. Gift cards, throw blankets, and tool kits are some great ideas, but you can also buy a housewarming gift basket. There are many options to choose from, but here are a few to consider:

    • Home Sweet Home: These gift baskets are especially designed for housewarming and give recipients something sweet and salty to look forward to each day, such as Lindor and Godiva chocolates, truffles, cookies, almonds, pretzels, chips, and more.
    • Coffee and Chocolate: Who doesn’t love chocolate? A coffee and chocolate gift basket is a great idea and includes aromatic Arabica coffee, salt crackers, biscuits, biscotti, cookies, various chocolates, handmade jelly, wafers, and more.
    • No Place Like Home: With all the essentials to make a new house feel like a home, this large gift basket features a knitted blanket, Tim Hortons coffee, a set of small plates, and some wall décor.
    • Welcome Home: Congratulate your friends and family on their new home by giving them this tasty basket of goodies, featuring a Shneider’s milk chocolate bar, assorted chocolate truffles, Walkers cookies, and more!

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