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How To Love Yourself on Valentine’s Day

Be Your Own Valentine

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ~Buddha

Valentine’s Day puts a lot of pressure on us to be in love and to demonstrate it with Valentine’s gifts and big romantic gestures. The holiday puts the emphasis on love for your significant other above everything else, but did you ever think that, YOU are actually the most significant person in your life? So why not make this day solely about loving and taking care of yourself ? After all, they say you can’t love someone else until your truly love yourself. So without further ado, here’s our guide for how to love yourself on Valentine’s Day.

How To Love Yourself on Valentine's Day -- Practical Guide from Gift Baskets Overseas

Celebrating Eid al-Adha Around The World

Soon, millions of Muslims across the globe will come together to begin celebrating Eid al-Adha on August, 20 2018. If you are familiar with Islam’s culture you probably know that it is one of the two major festivals in Islam, the second largest religion in the world. Known as the Feast of Sacrifice or “big Eid,” this holy celebration marks the end of the Hajj. The Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca and commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to follow God’s will to sacrifice his son.

Despite this trouble beginning to the tale, Eid al-Adha is a joyous occasion. It is time to celebrate and unite with family and friends. Around 2 billion Muslims share similar traditions observing the festival, however, depending on the region Eid festivities may vary and have its own unique cultural touch. So, which countries celebrate Eid al-Adha around the world?

Eid al-Adha Celebrations Around The World

How to Send Gifts to India – All You Need to Know

You’ve got friends or associates on the other side of the world, and now you’re not sure how to send gifts to India? No worries, that’s why we’re here. The idea of gift giving in India goes back to ancient times when people gifted fabric, jewelry, even cattle and grain to the ones they loved and respected. Being a traditional culture, many people in India still remain faithful to old customs. Despite global modernization, sending gifts to India is still a good way to demonstrate mutual trust and bonding. It’s the best way to build friendships, professional relationships, romantic relationships, and make amends. For those who are spiritual it is thought to even clean your karma to be reincarnated in the next life.

Send Gifts to India - wedding gifts are welcome and important!

FIFA World Cup 2018 – A List Of Gifts For Diehard Fans

Some call it soccer, some call it football, and everyone calls it fun! Once every 4 years, the whole world comes a little bit closer. 32 countries gather to play some amazing matches and discover the world’s best soccer (football) team! The FIFA World Cup 2018 is here. This is a unique time where nations all over the world bond over a single sport. Differences are all temporarily put aside in favor for cheering on your favorite team! But how do you celebrate it?

FIFA World Cup

At GBO, we have TONS of soccer fans, so it’s only natural that we worked together to write a blog about some of the countries we are from. What does their team history look like? What’s the most popular gift to send to that country?   Below you’ll find our team’s comments on a few country’s soccer teams, and how best to cheer them on and support their fans!

What Is The Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong?

The Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong (or Tuen Ng) is a spectacular summer holiday in the region. Extremely popular in China and even outside the country, the festival is rich with tradition. Dragon Boat racing is the main focus of Tuen Ng, giving the festival its name and unique competitive flair.

Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong- dragon boat races
Image by Edward Yeung

The Dragon boats for the races are adorned with large colorful flags and flowers. They race in the river to the beat of a drum, providing the viewers with an exciting and colorful sight. Westerners call the competition ‘Dragon Boat Races’ because of the way the boats look. Strongly resembling Chinese dragons, their long narrow bodies are decorated with a dragon’s head and tail. The average boat length is about 20–35 meters. Each boat can carry from 20 to 60 paddlers, a drummer and a steerer. Tradition says the winning team will receive good fortune the following year.

Gift Ideas for Great Moms in History

Strong women and Mothers deserve to be celebrated every day. But when it comes to gift ideas for great Moms, it’s especially important to share inspiring life stories of the greatest ladies who left their marks on history in more ways than one — all while managing to take care of tiny humans of their own.

From Cleopatra to Jacqueline Kennedy, here are 7 incredible stories of triumph and sacrifice that paved the way for us. And while you’re trying to draw a parallel between these famous women and your own incredible mother, make sure you take our advice on the best gift ideas for Mother’s Day to surprise the most important woman in your life on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Gift Ideas for Mother's Day - Bouquets

Gift Baskets for Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Flair

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration full of food, friends, family, and fun! It is often mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day. In fact, it commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.  Because of this common confusion, the holiday has evolved into a celebration of all things Mexican.

In Mexico there are parades, costumes, music, dances, and food everywhere to celebrate the day. Cinco de Mayo serves as a day to honor Mexico’s fallen heroes, and celebrate life.  In the US, Canada, and elsewhere, Cinco de Mayo is a day for celebrating life and all things Mexican.

So if you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo, finding inspiration from Mexico’s vast culture is a must. Sending a gift basket with all they need to party is the way to include friends and family in your celebration even when they’re far away.

Cinco de Mayo celebration in Mexico

Easter Basket Ideas For Grown-Ups

Easter Basket Ideas For Grown-Ups

Somewhere between not believing in the Tooth Fairy and Santa, we gave up on the Easter Bunny too. It’s no wonder! As we got older, Easter got less and less about hunting for the Easter Eggs, more about hiding them. Less about dyeing eggs, and more about minimizing the mess younger kids made as they dyed. It’s time to take Easter back for the adults! What better year than one where Easter falls on April Fools Day?! Here are our favorite Easter basket ideas for grown-ups.

Easter Basket Ideas For Grown-Ups: Skip the egg hunt

The first step in making Easter adult friendly, surprising each other with baskets. You planned the parties, baked the cakes, hid the eggs, made the food, and fired up the grill. Make sure you and other adulating bad-asses out there have an Easter basket to sink into Sunday evening when the kids are tucked into bed, and the dishes are looming in the sink.

What does one send a successful man or woman who could buy whatever they want for themselves you ask? EASY! All of the things you know they’ll talk themselves out of in favor of adulating. Easter is about Spring, fun, family, and being thankful.