Make Today Special: Unique Just Because Gifts under $20

From co-workers to friends to family members, life’s moments are filled with people who help shape and influence our moods. They help brighten up a dark day, make a stressful decision a little easier to make, or just put a smile on our faces simply because they care. Show appreciation for those every day sentiments by surprising the special people in your life with a gift, “Just Because!”

These gifts are all under $20 so you can surprise your special friends and still have enough for an exciting night out!

Just Because Gifts: $5-$10

just-because-gifts-cookie-cardsCookie Cards – $5
Browse through the large variety of $5 cookie cards featuring Cheryl’s famous buttercream cookies and surprise your special friend with one that fits their unique personality!


just-because-gifts-canister-celebration-cornCelebration Corn Canister – $5
Add some color in popcorn form to their special day with this canister of kettle corn from The Popcorn Factory! Customize the canister with a message or favorite memory for a sweet gift they can then reuse.

just-because-gifts-celebrating-friendsCelebrating Friends – $5
A collection of quotes, memories, sentiments, and facts, this inspiring book is sure to inspire a touch of warmth and happiness to those who read it.


just-because-gifts-inspiration-cards30 Days of Inspiration – $10
A note of gratitude a day keeps the smiles from going away.. or at least we think so! Add this smile-inducing “30 Days of Inspiration” collection of timeless notes to their study or office desk for a sweet reminder!

Just Because Gifts: $11-$19.99

just-because-gifts-happy-socksHappy Socks – $12.99
Add some smile to their step with these fun and colorful Happy Socks! Stylish, cool, and irresistibly comfortable, this is the perfect “just because” gift for any recipient!

just-because-gifts-message-in-a-bottleMessage in a Bottle “Just Because” – $19.99
Let your well wishes wash ashore with this creative Message in a Bottle gift idea! Fill with your own jokes, memories, or just a sweet message “just because” and we’ll make sure your message finds its way to the rightful owner.


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All Smiles Sweets & Treats Gift Basket – $19.99
Your recipient is sure to be all smiles when they are surprised with this vibrant and cheerful sweets and smile-filled gift basket! From cookies to candies, this happy assortment is sure to sweeten anyone’s day.

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10 Easy Tips to Take Your Picnic to the Next Level

You’ve got your picnic basket all packed and ready for a relaxing day filled with fresh air, delicious foods, and great company. Now, take your picnic above and beyond with just a few extra moments of prep and planning!

fruit-bouquetMake it Sweet with Fun-Shaped Fruits
Grab cookie cutters in varying shapes and turn your fruits into a festive conversation piece and unique snack! Serve it as a fun fruit salad or put them on a stick and create your own one-of-a-kind fruit arrangement!

Pick a Spot with a View
Head to your location a few days prior and scout out a location with a prime view. Be aware of surrounding elements such as lakes and trees when choosing the ideal spot for your picnic.

Use a Festive Blanket
Toss that boring go-to checkerboard picnic blanket and spice up the setting with a blanket or throw that’ll really wow your picnic dates. If you are grabbing a blanket from home, make sure it is something that would not be ruined in case of any accidental spills. The best solution would be to invest in a beautiful throw for the sole purpose of picnicking.

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Rather than packing a simple bottle of wine, mix up some cocktails beforehand and seal in mason jars for simple and mess-free transport. Looking for some cocktail inspiration? Check out Celebrations.com’s picks for mason jar cocktails.

Decorate the Surrounding Area
Think outside the blanket when decorating for your picnic! Use surrounding trees and benches to hang balloons, ribbons, and signs to spruce up your picnic space.

Make a Picnic Playlist
Put together a picnic-ready playlist ahead of time to keep the mood going. Avoid songs that mat be distracting and opt for songs with a more mellow vibe. Alternatively, you can bring in portable smart device speakers and choose an already-existing playlist from your preferred music streaming service.

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Decorated Disposable cutlery
Every picnic needs cutlery, so take your forks and knives to the next level with a little creativity and craftiness! From glitter to washi tape, there are countless simple ways to dress up your picnic utensils!

Bring Citronella Candles & Bug Spray
Nothing puts a damper on an outdoor adventure quite like those pesky party-crashing mosquitoes and other bugs. Avoid this unnecessary annoyance by preparing citronella candles in your picnic gear. Throw in a can of bug spray for good measure; in case those pests do get in your area, they can be easily rid of.

Pack a Book – or Two.
Throw your favorite adventure-themed classic into your picnic gear. Highlight your favorite passages to share with your picnic buddy. Plus, if things get extra windy, that book can be used to hold down blankets or platters!

Pack a Deck of Cards
A simple deck of cards can provide hours of fun with so many popular card games to choose from! Simply throw one in your bag in case of down time – you’ll be glad you did!

What other kinds of things do you pack for your picnic to make it special?
Share with us in the comments!

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Meet our Market Boxes

Have you met our Market Boxes? They’re fun, gourmet, and come in an assortment of varieties!

Caffeinated Collections

Wake up Call! Coffee Market Box
The ultimate gourmet caffeine fix for the coffee connoisseur, our Wake up Call! Market Box takes sipping on a cup of Joe to a whole new level. Included in this sophisticated assortment is a premium French Roast, a variety of flavored coffees including French Vanilla and Chocolate Mudslide, and accompanying edible stirrers including rock candy swizzle sticks and chocolate rolled wafers.

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Tea For You Market Box
Tea for you or two for tea? There’s nothing quite as relaxing as an evening spent enjoying a favorite novel in one hand and a steamy cup of rich tea in the other. Our Tea for You Market Box features a variety of teas – including organic Ceylon vanilla, flavored organic green teas, and classic black teas such as English Breakfast and Earl Grey. When paired with the included cookies, this box turns into a night of relaxing indulgence.

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The Barista Market Box
Dessert bliss meets caffeinated sip with our Barista Market Box! Filled with choco-inspired flavored drink mixes such as Ghirardelli® mocha mix, organic coconut chocolate tea, and a even a coffee cake flavored ground coffee blend for the ultimate sweet sip.

Napa Valley Bistro Market Box

Tour de Taste

Taste of New Orleans
Got a craving for Cajun, but can’t make it to Louisiana? Our Taste of New Orleans Market Box is packed the most delicious parts of Bourbon Street into a deliverable box for authentic N’awlins flavor, no matter where you are.

Taste of New Orleans Market Box

New York Ristorante Market Box
Craving a bite from The Big Apple’s most popular Italian eateries? Save yourself the airfare and get acquainted with our New York Ristorante Market Box, packed with all the ingredients you need to make a complete Italiano dinner from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Napa Valley Bistro Market Box

Napa Valley Bistro Market Box
It’s not every day you can enjoy a taste of famous Napa Valley! Our Napa Valley Bistro Market Box makes it easy to indulge in the fresh and elegant flavors of this sunny district; complete with savory treats such as chardonnay wine brittle, vineyard cheese spread, and sourdough pretzels which make the perfect complement forthe included Pinot Noir Wine Country Soda®.

Napa Valley Bistro Market Box

Cheers to our Boozy Boxes

It’s 5:00 Somewhere Martini Mixers Market Box
All you need for the ultimate martini-fueled celebration, minus the booze. Start with the Amoretti® Lemon Drop or Cosmopolitan Martini Mix, add a splash of your favorite gin and vermouth, then pair with the amazing martini-approved snacks included in our It’s 5:00 Somewhere Martini Mixers Market Box.

It's 5:00 Somewhere Martini Market Box

Bacon, Bourbon & Beer Market Box
Bourbon and beer fanatic will ooh and aah at the assortment of savory, booze-infused treats included in our Bacon, Bourbon & Beer Market Box. From Fiery Beer Brittle to Maple Bacon Chocolate, this snack assortment is not for the faint at heart.

Bacon, Beer & Bourbon Market Box

Party On Margarita Market Box
It’s always a reason to celebrate when our Party On Margarita Market Box is in town! Grab your cocktail glasses and invite friends and neighbors over for a happy hour full of snacks, drinks, and good company. Products features in this box include The Modern Cocktail® Margarita Mixers, jalapeno cheese straws, key lime cookie straws, and savory chipotle peanut squares.

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Market Boxes Tailored for Personalities

Girlfriends Market Box
For the ultimate female-approved gift, say hello to our Girlfriends Market Box! This gift is filled with light and sweet snacks that she’ll love, especially when paired with the included “Girl’s Day Out” chai tea mix; the perfect combination of feminine elegance and fun!

Girlfriends Market Box

Pampered Pooch Market Box
Whether shopping for a pet-lover or for your own pet, our Pampered Pooch Market Box is sure to deliver smiles. Treat the puppy-of-honor to one of the included organic artisan dog treats after an afternoon throwing around the included Paws Claws® doggie tennis balls.

Pampered Pooch Market Box

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Make Father’s Day Fun: Dad-Approved Activities for the Whole Family

Who do you go to when you need help fixing the car? Dating advice? Sports tips? Dear ol’ Dad is the go-to guy when we need advice without a coating of sugar or when we need someone to show us how to fix things we didn’t even know needed fixing. He’s the one who spent early mornings teaching us how to ride a bike and late evenings waiting for us to come home from a date.

This year, celebrate Dad with the greatest gift you can give him: some uninterrupted quality time together. Here are some creative and fun Father’s Day activities the whole family can enjoy:

Father's Day fishingFather’s Day fishing trip. Pack a picnic and sail away with Dad on a day full of fishing fun and family bonding. Then, head home and turn the spoils of the trip into a delicious dinner for all to enjoy.

Help him organize the tool shed. Help your old man get organized by tackling the mess that is the garage or tool shed. Come prepared with empty drawers, storage boxes, and an abundance of labels.

Play mini golf. Does Dad spend his free time working on his backswing? Let him spend time with his favorite people while partaking in his favorite activity with a family trip to the local mini gold course.

Picnic and playtime at the park. For a simple, but success-guaranteed idea, why not grab a soccer ball and Frisbee and head to the local park for a relaxing day full of family fun? Pack a meat and cheese filled picnic basket for the perfect protein-packed midday snack.

Funny TV Dads Marathon. Does Dad ask himself “what would Al Bundy do” before making a decision? Let him spend the day with his family and his favorite fictional TV dads! Pair this with a meal filled with his favorites for the ultimate Father’s Day celebration.

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Say “Thanks” With These End of School Year Gift Basket

While there’s no place quite like home, children spend a majority of the time out of the home. Mom and Dad are the first ones they see when they wake up and the last ones they see when they go to bed, but what about the other authority figures they see in between

Whether it’s learning at school, perfecting their musical talents, or practicing before a big game, there’s always an adult nearby overseeing their progress and acting as a coach and cheerleader. With the school year drawing to an end, it’s time to start thinking about all of those teachers, caretakers, coaches, and other inspirational people that deserve a great big “Thank You!”

End of School Year Gifts for…

Fruit Gift Baskets

School Teachers
From planning to lessons to providing an encouraging environment for children to learn and flourish, the school teacher does it all. And if gifting an instructor with an apple makes you teacher’s pet, then  gift from our Fruit Basket collection is sure to put you in the running for teacher’s best friend!

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Sports Coaches
Whether he or she is coaching football, baseball, soccer,  or tennis your child’s sports coach is most likely to be a fan both on and off the courts. Surprise them with a gift from our savory steak collection to take their next at-home sports game screening to the next level! Pair it with a favorite recipe or steak sauce if you would like to add a personal touch.

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Music Instructors
Music and wine go hand in hand. Thank those inspirational music teachers with a gift they’re sure to appreciation, like an elegant gift from our Wine Gift Basket collection. If you know the music instructor on a more personal level, pair the wine gift with a recording of their favorite classical sonata.

Thank You Snack Gift TinBus Drivers
Does your transportation provider take the time to help your child cross the street? Or maybe they put extra effort into making sure the driving experience is more comfortable and the environment is extra tidy. Thank your stand out bus drivers with a gift from a snack collection; since they spend most of the day on the go they’ll love being able to nibble on snack-friendly treats while making their daily rounds.

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Private Tutors
Unlike school teachers, private tutors meet students beyond the normal 9-3 time slot. Based on time of year and their client’s schedule, they may have to meet their students anywhere from Wednesday night to early Sunday morning. Keep them going with a basket from our Coffee & Tea Gifts collection. Choose their brew of choice and send a surprise full of their favorite caffeinated beverage paired with a treat or two.

Wonderful You Thank You Gourmet Fruit Gift Basket

Gifts From a Group
Looking for the perfect end of school year gift idea from a group? Gather contributions from the whole class or group and wow your special recipient with a basket or snack assortment from our Thank You gifts collection! From fruit baskets to famous Junior’s cheesecake, you’re sure to find the perfect gift to suit your recipient.

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Thoughtful Graduation Gifts for Every Personality

After four years of days spent learning, nights spent studying, and weekends spent discovering, it all comes down to this: Graduation Day. Surprise your special grad with a gift worth celebrating; after all, they’ve certainly earned it! While gift cards and cash are always a no-fail way to go, putting thought into your one-of-a-kind grad’s gift idea will not only inspire them but let them know you’ve been paying attention!

Graduation Gift Ideas for…

Stock Yards SteakThe Foodie
They love to cook, they love to bake, and of course, they love to eat! Surprise your special culinary-loving graduate with a celebratory slab of USDA Prime Steaks – the highest quality steaks for the highest honor!

Fisherman Gift BasketThe Nature Lover
Does your grad spend summers hiking up mountains and exploring the seas? Surprise your nature-loving guy or gal with a  beautiful creel basket filled with energizing snacks and savory treats, all packaged and ready for an impromptu fishing getaway with our Fisherman’s Favorite Snacks gift basket. Pair this with a weekend boating + fishing trip to really make them smile!

Wine and Italian Food Tuscany Gift BasketThe Traveler
If your recipient spends their time daydreaming and planning foreign getaways, surprise them with a flavor-packed getaway inspired by the romantic cobblestone streets of Italy with our Tuscany-inspired Wine and Cheese Gift Basket, a beautifully elegant gift basket filled with sophisticated snacks and a bottle of dry yet fruity red wine!

Italian Food BasketThe Big City Dreamer
Your grad has always had larger-than-life dreams. That’s why it came as no surprise to you when they announced their decision to take their dreams to the Big Apple. Celebrate their next step with a market box filled with gourmet goodies from some of New York City’s most famous restaurants. Turn this gift into an activity by having the whole family get involved with the cooking (and eating!).

Tea Gift in Book TinThe Bookworm
Does your graduate value their copy of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road more than they value their wardrobe? If they refer to Shakespeare as Will and are known by the staff of the local bookstore, send them a gift that reflects their interests with a premium collection of teas, beautifully presented in a book-shaped tin! They can enjoy their favorites with a steaming cup of tea, then reuse the tin to store keepsakes and memories.

Spa gift basket with lavenderThe Luxury Seeker
If your grad seeks a life of luxury and splendor, surprise them with a lavish spa gift basket full of soaps, lotions, body scrub and more, these graduation gifts will help melt away the stresses of the past four years for a fresh new start.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Kind of Mom

Gigantic Fortune Cookie for Mother's DayMaking Mom feel special on Mother’s Day is an absolute must, but sentimental holiday isn’t just about celebrating your own Mom. In fact, Mother’s Day is a celebration of all the different types of Moms – from the ones that help keep your local PTA running to the ones who have made it their mission to adopt every stray kitten and pup they find on the street.

Here are some creative Mother’s Day gift ideas for all the different types of moms and relationships out there. And remember, even the simplest sentiment can make a dramatic difference, so surprise all your favorite Moms out there with a Mother’s Day Card delivered straight to her inbox! Celebrations.com has a collection of free and premium cards you’re sure to love.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:

For The Mother
No matter what else is on her plate, being a Mom is a full-time job. There’s no doubt that can she use a little bit of R&R, so surprise Mom with a spa gift basket to melt the worries away!

For The Grandmother
Does Grandma spend her days gardening? Or Perhaps she likes to relax spend her free time experimenting with new recipes and fawning over her favorite pet. Send grandma a gift to cater to her likes – she’ll be touched with the extra thought you put in!

For The Step Mother
The sweetest sentiments are ones you can share, so surprise your stepmom with a gift the two of you can enjoy together! A wine gift basket is the perfect celebratory sentiment that will bring you closer together; consult with Dad on whether she prefers white or red to really show you care!
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For The God Mother

Sometimes just knowing they are only a phone call away is enough to make a difference, so be sure to show gratitude to those who are outside your immediate family. A sweet “thank you” comes in the form of a phone call, letter, or gigantic fortune cookie!

For the Animal Mother
Mothers come in all shapes and sizes, as do children! This Mother has devoted herself to her pets, making sure they grow healthy, strong, and smart. Send this Mom a creative assortment of Mother’s Day Flowers beautifully arranged into an adorable dog!

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Unique Administrative Professionals Day Gift Ideas for Every Recipient

Administrative Professional is more than just a title; it comes with the responsibility of paying attention to every detail big or small, and even requires the psychic ability to know what the boss needs before he or she even knows it’s needed. Although we celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on April 23rd, bosses everywhere have recognized the true importance of these supporting roles, and have dedicated a whole week – starting on April 20th and ending April 26th – to celebrate the unsung heroes of the office.

Administrative Professionals Day Gifts for Men

From martinis to meats, send a man-approved gift for them to enjoy on their next day off. Think about your recipient’s likes and hobbies when choosing a gift to really show appreciation. If he’s known for his skills on the grill, send a hearty package full of savory steaks. If his idea of an ideal Saturday night includes a wine tasting at the local vineyard, surprise him with a wine gift basket. Get personal with your selection and you’re sure to wow your recipient!

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Epicurean Meat & Cheese Baskets
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Fisherman’s Favorite Snacks
Vintage Pressed Glass Jar with Jumbo Cashews

Administrative Professionals Day Gifts for Women

Your favorite administrative professional could certainly use some extra relaxation and fun, so gift her with something that will make her weeknights a bit more enjoyable. Include a bonus gift in the card message such as the rest of the afternoon off or maybe even a three-day weekend!

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Thank You Deluxe Balsam Basket
Party On Margarita Market Box
Warm Vanilla Relaxation Spa Basket
Ultimate Coffee Break Basket

Administrative Professionals Day Gifts for the Whole Office

Show the whole office appreciation by surprising the whole office with a bountiful basket filled with sweet snacks and treats, sized for sharing. Send a company-wide invitation (or one to just the administrative professionals in the office) for the staff to join you for a much needed mid-day break. It’s the smallest sentiments than can make a big difference, and really, who doesn’t just love food? Now you’re on your way to earning that “#1 Boss Mug” you’ve been using for years.

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Flower in Bloom Gourmet Fruit & Nuts
Orchard Indulgence Fruit Gift Basket
The Popcorn Factory Big Thank You Snack Tin
Mrs. Beasley’s Ultimate Dessert Basket

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Festive Easter Gifts for all Ages

Whether you’re five years old or fifty, the anticipation and excitement over Easter celebrations and traditions never really dwindles. Spread the joy of Easter by surprising friends and family members with a unique and fun Easter gift, delivered right to their door step! Sending an Easter gift is especially important to those who forfeit their spot in the yearly egg painting party because they can’t make it home for the holiday.

Here are some creative and fun Easter gift ideas your recipients are sure to love:

Easter Gifts for Kids:

Spring Chicks Tower

A festive three-story tower houses a collection of Easter-inspired treats spring chicks will chirp loudly for! This adorable Easter gift idea includes sweet snacks such as Harry London® Butter Cream Eggs, The Popcorn Factory ® Very Berry Popcorn, and colorful jelly beans, to name a few.

Happy Easter Baby Chick Tower

What’s adorable, sweet, and irrefutably delicious? Our Baby Chick Tower, of course! Send one today before this cute baby chick flies away.

Easter Bunny Tote

An adorable bunny tote filled with the season’s most festive candies is sure to put a big smile on any child’s face. They are sure to be the coolest kid in school when they reuse the tote bag to carry their school books!

Belgian Chocolate Covered Oreo® Tin

America’s favorite cookie gets a makeover just in time for Easter with this irresistibly adorable dessert gift! Each tin comes with 16 beautifully decorated Oreo® cookies – perfect for sharing!

Easter Gifts for All Ages

Easter Gifts for Adults:

Gourmet Chocolate Easter Basket

If your recipient loves chocolate but passes on the chocolate bunnies, send them an Easter basket that’s just as sophisticated as it is sweet! This gourmet chocolate basket features products from Lindt, Harry London®, and Ghiradelli ®.

Spring Wine & Chocolate Escape Gift Basket

A delicious Merlot paired with irresistible chocolates and candies, all wrapped in a festive purple bow for spring makes for the perfect Easter basket for adults.

Spring Splendor Tea & Sweets Gift Basket

If your recipient prefers water to wine, surprise them with a dainty and delicious tea basket, perfect for enjoying during Easter brunch! They’ll love looking at the spring-inspired personal teapot while snacking on delicious Cheryl’s chocolate chip cookies.

Festive Fruit basket

An Easter celebration calls for a tray full of the season’s freshest fruits and pickings. Surprise your special someone with a bountiful gift basket, full of apples, oranges, pears, and more with one of our succulent and satisfying fruit baskets.

Easter Gifts for All Ages

Easter Gifts for All Ages:

Some Bunny Loves You Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are a favorite at any age. There’s just something irresistible about the delicious crunch paired with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate that we can’t seem to get enough of. Add some sweetness to their Easter celebration with this cookie jar filled with delicious mini-chocolate chip cookies, packed into a reusable jar!

Spring Has Sprung Gift Basket

Surprise your giftee with a beautiful spring-inspired basket on Easter they’ll ooh and aah over! Bold in color and packed with delicious treats, this gift basket idea will wow any recipient.

Rich Easter Egg-Shaped Mini Brownie Cakes

Can you think of anyone who doesn’t just love brownies? Neither can we! That’s why the perfect gift for any recipient are these decadent egg-shaped brownie cakes, beautifully decorated by hand with classic Easter egg styles.

Easter Gifts for All Ages

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