PRLog - Aug. 31, 2012 - NILES, Ill. -- While most gift baskets come filled with various snacks and the occasional decorative item, Thoughtful Presence, a new Chicago based gift basket company, fills their gift baskets with high quality functional and keepsake gift items. “Our key concept is to make gift giving simple yet meaningful by providing unique, hand-selected gift collections in a memorable design. We love the creative element of gift baskets but want to provide more meaningful gifts, so we look for useful gift items, gifts that inspire, and gifts from companies with a social mission,” said Thoughtful Presence Owner, Mary Babiez.
World Traveler Gift Basket
Using a wide range of products, Thoughtful Presence offers gifts for holidays, special occasions, life events, and custom themes. All gift baskets are designed around the theme or occasion and come beautifully wrapped with handmade bow or themed decor. Custom orders for individual and corporate gift giving programs are available.
All gift baskets at Thoughtful Presence are designed to be both functional and decorative, including the basket itself. Mary describes the concept as, “Many of our gift basket containers are not baskets at all. We use many different types of containers – some are home décor styled baskets, and others are various types of functional containers. It all depends on the theme of the gift. We have baby gifts that come in a baby carriage style basket and some that come in a trendy diaper bag! We make summer themed gift baskets in beach bags and outdoor tote bags, and BBQ themed gifts packaged in a grill basket or serving tray. “
In addition to the functional nature of the gift basket container, all of the items that go into each gift basket are hand selected for their quality, usefulness, and relevance to the overall theme. Mary, along with husband and business partner, Ken Babiez, carefully chooses each item to match the overall theme; and designs the final presentation around that theme. Every gift basket is uniquely designed and put together by hand in their shop, so there is no out-sourcing or drop-shipping used.
“Our goal is to choose only products that we would use (or give) ourselves, and to focus on products made in the USA whenever possible. We focus on partners with a strong social mission and hope to pay that forward as we grow our own business.”
Delivery includes nationwide shipping and hand delivery to many Chicagoland locations and suburbs. To view all gift baskets by Thoughtful Presence visit http://www.thoughtfulpresence.com.