Elevated Gift-Giving: 4 Beautiful and Useful Ideas

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

The holidays are around the corner, and it's time to think about gifts that are not just beautiful but also useful. This year, we're stepping up our gifting game by choosing presents that can be enjoyed long after the holiday season. Here are some innovative ideas that are sure to impress. Bonus: We've created custom downloadable gift tags you can attach with ideas for repurposing each item. 

1. For the Teacher: A Canister Full of Cookie Magic
Dry cookie mix is a classic teacher's gift, but why not elevate it? Fill a NEAT canister with layers of flour, sugar, and festive chocolate candies. It's not just a treat; it's also a stylish way to store baking essentials or snacks once the cookies are gone. 

XL Canister

Cookie Mix

Cookie Cutters

NEAT Gift Tag


2. For the Hostess: Snack-Filled Cane Basket
A basket of gourmet snacks is a hostess's delight and a beautiful addition to any party. Choose a selection of gourmet crackers, chocolates, and cookies, displayed in a stunning cane basket. Once the snacks are enjoyed, this basket can adorn a bookshelf or hold hand towels, adding a touch of elegance to any room. 

Cane Basket

Tate's Cookies

Raincoast Crisps

NEAT Gift Tag


3. For the Audiophile: Vinyl Records in a Chic Acacia Basket
Vinyl lovers will appreciate the thoughtful combination of Christmas vinyl records in our Perforated Acacia Basket. It's an elevated way to gift and store records, and its versatility extends to housing snacks, craft supplies, or magazines, making it an ideal gift for any music enthusiast.

Perforated Acacia Basket

Merry Christmas by Bing Crosby

A Charlie Brown Christmas

NEAT Gift Tag

4. For the Cocktail Lover: A Bar in a Basket
Surprise your cocktail aficionado friends or family with a Grid Basket filled with a cocktail shaker, mixers, and fancy straws. It's not just a gift; it's an invitation to a festive experience. The best part? Our Grid Basket is perfect for organizing pantry staples or keeping your bar tidy.

Grid Basket

Cocktail Shaker

Bar Tools

NEAT Gift Tag

Don't forget to finalize your gift by adding the corresponding NEAT gift tag with ideas for repurposing the bin, basket or canister. 

This holiday season, focus on giving gifts that are both thoughtful and practical. With these ideas, you're not just offering a present; you're providing a beautiful, lasting addition to your loved ones' homes. For more creative and useful gifting ideas, shop our collection and make this holiday season one to remember.


the NEAT team


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