Posted by on Dec 12, 2010 in Christmas & Chanukah Gift Baskets, Gift Ideas | 0 comments

Shopping at Shinoda Design Center

When making a gift basket or centerpiece for any holiday, theme, or special occasion, decorative enhancements play an important roll in pulling the look together and giving it that extra touch of sparkle, elegance and festivity.

Shinoda Design Center is one of my favorite places to shop in San Diego. It is only for wholesale accounts like gift basket companies, florists, centerpiece designers, etc. The displays at the end of each isle, that go from floor to ceiling, are each different themes and color schemes, and each is a masterpiece and absolutely breathtaking! I feel like I could spend days inside and not see everything.

Pine cones, pine sprigs, elegant gold reindeer, nutcracker soldiers and jewel toned ornaments are just a few things that can be used for Holiday & Christmas gift baskets. Beautiful red, burgundy, gold and hunter green ribbons ribbons with holiday designs are my favorites, along with less traditional color combinations like red and lime green. I like mixing different textures and styles of ribbon, like printed ribbon, solid color ribbon, gold ribbon and mesh ribbon to get that knock-your-socks-off bow!

Sometimes a gift looks better with a non-bow enhancement. That could be a beautiful floral or fruit pick, a reindeer coming up out of the top, or a jewel toned mask with feathers for a Mardi Gras theme.

Well, these are just a few tips on decorative enhancements. Hope you find them helpful.  Have a sparkly and spectacular holiday season!