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Alex London

Alex is a hopeless romantic who was supposed to be born in Italy (her dream destination), but proud to be South African nonetheless. She lives by her heart, and, consequentially, leaves a little bit of herself in everything she writes. She wholeheartedly believes that mermaids (and fairies) exist and is deadly afraid of the age '30'.

Care Package Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Care Packages in 2023

It is no secret that the world has faced a challenging past few years. But, despite these trying times, as humans, we continue to look for ways to stay connected and show our care for one another. Thus, it’s no surprise that the search for care package ideas has surged in popularity over the past few months. And as your go-to gift experts, we’re here to share a few of our own. 

Receiving gifts and feeling cared for are two of the best experiences life has to offer. Since care packages offer both, sending them to your loved ones, friends, and family members can provide them with a feeling of joy and comfort. Whether you’re sending it to congratulate them on an outstanding achievement or want to send aid to someone in need, we have plenty of care package ideas to help you create the perfect gift. Read below for the ultimate guide to care packages in 2023. 

Care Package Ideas: The ultimate self care package for 2023.
Self-care package, seasonal gift box with plastic free zero waste cosmetics products.

Going Beyond Christmas: Lesser-Known Winter Holidays

When we think of ‘December holidays’ or the ‘holiday season’, what comes to mind for most people is adorning their Christmas trees with trimmings, running around to find the perfect gift for their picky mothers, and eggnog. Although Christmas is the biggest holiday we consider during the festive period, there are plenty of lesser-known winter holidays that fall between December and mid-January. 

As an international gifting company, we believe that it’s important to know about different observances and holidays that take place around the world. And, when it comes to sending gifts across the globe, we think you should too! As we escort Christmas off of the stage for a moment, read below as we turn the spotlight on lesser-known winter holidays that your friends and family may be celebrating over the next month. 

Lesser-Known Winter Holidays: Beautiful sparklers in hand

International Gift Giving Tips

Gifting is an age-old practice that dates back generations. On all corners of the globe, offering another a gift was considered honorable and truce-like. As the world split into opposing regions, then gelled back together again, thanks to technological efforts and the resultant co-dependency, region-specific norms emerged. These governed how different groups interacted, and this would affect acts as simple but noble as offering gifts. Hence, international gift giving tips to help you navigate this space.

This article shines a light on not-so-well-known rules to follow when curating personal or corporate gifts. We consider cultural and interpersonal differences and the effects gift-giving may have on relationships. There are a handful of factors to consider before your corporation, micro or macro, decides to launch gifting campaigns. Keep scrolling for some essential international gifting ‘pearls of wisdom’. 

International gift giving tips: Happy business women showing colleague gifts.

Getting Into the ‘Spirit’: Scary Good Ideas For Halloween Alcoholic Drinks

Full disclosure; I am a major fan of all things horror. And, yes, it may have a little something to do with watching ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ way before I should have. However, I’m happy to admit that since then, my love for horror movies, urban legends, and even those trashy ‘Scary Things Caught On Camera’ YouTube videos have only grown stronger. So, as you can guess, I love celebrating Halloween! And, sure, dressing up in cute costumes is always fun. But hosting a horror movie night with snacks, a few friends, and Halloween alcoholic drinks is how I love to spend the scariest night of the year. 

If you share a love for a fright night in like me, you’re definitely thinking about how to spook up your Halloween drinks this year. Fear not. With the help of Gift Baskets Overseas, you’ll get everyone into the ‘spirit’ with our scary-good drink ideas! Read below as we talk witches and whiskey and getting a little tipsy! 

Colorful and delicious Halloween cocktails - Halloween Alcoholic Drinks

Back To School: How You Can Prepare For The New School Year

Summer is coming to an end, and it’s time to prepare for another school year. However, back-to-school planning may look a little different this time around. As a parent, not only must you ensure that the kids stock up on stationery, but navigating post-Covid anxiety is now on the to-do list as well. And, considering that most learners have not experienced consistent in-person schooling since March 2020, ‘first day jitters’ suddenly have a whole new meaning. 

But, fret not. There are simple ways you can make back to school a success! Start by reminding yourself that returning to school is a good thing, especially if you’re a student. School provides an environment for vital social interaction during our developmental years. And during the midst of the pandemic, these interactions were almost non-existent. As the world attempts to jump back into routine, we’d like to help you do the same. Read below as we share a few tips to help parents, students, and teachers conquer a new school year. 

Back to school sign written on chalkboard.

The Origin of Father’s Day: Celebrating Dads Around the World

There’s no point talking about the origin of Father’s Day if we don’t first talk about the man in question: dear old dad. He may have questionable style and insist on doing things the ‘old-fashioned way’ (no matter how often you tell him that there’s an app for that now). However, he is ‘dad,’ you adore him, and you’re a part of him. In fact, science proves that, genetically, we are more like our fathers than our mothers! So yes, we’ve all got more dad jokes in our DNA that we’d opt for. 

But, besides their somewhat loveable absurdity, fathers play a vital role in shaping and preparing us for the real world. This means that being a dad is one of the most important jobs one could ever have. And, you’d have to agree that anyone who takes on this role deserves to be celebrated. That’s why we’re diving into the origin of Father’s Day and how it’s celebrated around the world. Plus, we have unique gift ideas for you to make this Father’s Day the most memorable one yet, no matter where dad may be. Read below to learn more.

The Origin of Father's Day: Smiling father and daughter having fun while preparing cookie dough in the kitchen. Baking - happy family time.

Upgrading Your Employee Rewards Program With Corporate Gifting

Between the 1940s and 1960s, some employees retiring from the workforce would receive an engraved 18-karat gold watch as recognition for their years of service. Being an eagerly awaited reward, it sounded like a fair trade back then. Given the work expectations of today, many would argue that this is not a sufficient employee rewards program. Especially since today’s workforce landscape is much more competitive, constantly shifting, and not as willing to hand out gold-plated Rolexes to working individuals. 

If you’ve asked yourself, “How do I retain these tech-savvy, self-starting workers of the new world?” you’re already on the right track. Research shows that millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2030, so it’s best to get ahead while you still can. And to answer your question: upgrading your employee rewards program with corporate gifts is a surefire way to keep good people with you for longer. Join us as we dive into the long-term rewards for your business when you create a recognition culture through gift-giving. 

Employee Rewards Program: Good Job spelled out on cards that a business man is laying out on a table.

Celebrating Mum: Mother’s Day Gifts in Australia

She taught you how to tie your shoelaces, be kind to others, and maybe even shared with you her secret recipe to your favorite childhood dish – that, to this day, you still can’t seem to replicate. Mothers are made of magic! Not only have they shaped us into the people we are, but they continue to make our lives happier, funnier, and, dare we say, easier! And there is no exception to the moms who live down under, but what kind of Mother’s Day gifts are sent in Australia?

Mother’s Day in Australia is celebrated a little differently from the rest of the world but is still a beautiful celebration of all mom-like figures. And while you probably think that there’s no way you could thank your mom enough, as leaders in international gifting, we know that sending her mother’s day gifts is a great place to start! That’s why we’re here to help you spoil your mum in Australia with the help of our Mother’s Day gift guide. 

Mother's Day Gifts In Australia: Mom and Daughter hugging with bouquet of flowers.