This is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift + it benefits local kids’ literacy


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Grab a cute basket from Better Basics for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

Beginning to brainstorm the perfect gift to get loved ones this Valentine’s Day? Don’t stress, because we have your go-to gift that will not only make kids, couples and friends smile, but will also benefit a local charity that teaches kids to read. Here’s how to order adorable Valentines’ gift baskets from Better Basics—order yours by February 7.

A little about Better Basics

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Better Basics is building up kids for a better future. Be a part of the change through fundraisers like this one. (Better Basics / Facebook)

Better Basics has been making a difference in the lives of children and their families in the greater Birmingham area for over 28 years. Their organization focuses on advancing children’s reading and mathematics literacy with school-based and summer programs and distributes books to underserved neighborhoods and communities.

In the past year, Better Basics has served 8,889 children in Central Alabama and given away almost 32,000 books to kids in local communities.

What makes the perfect gift?

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This Valentine’s Day gift is full of great goodies. (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

It’s tough finding a great gift you know someone will love while also keeping it a surprise. The answer—more options!

With the Valentine’s Day baskets from Better Basics, you don’t have to settle on one thing. Instead, you get multiple goodies beautifully arranged and ready to go.

Choose an adult basket complete with items like wine and sweets, or a child’s basket featuring an assortment of crafts, toys and more.

Treat your special someone to a Valentine’s gift basket while supporting children’s literacy—order yours by Feburary 7.

The Adult Basket

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Bundt cakes and wine are a great Valentine’s Day pair. (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

Whether you’re looking for something that’ll create the perfect Valentine’s Day spread for you and your partner, a great girls night or a gift for your favorite couple, The Adult Basket from Better Basics is the way to go. With flowers, sweets and a bottle of wine, the only thing this basket is missing is an early 2000s romantic comedy and a cozy setup.

Here’s what it includes:

  • Fresh flower arrangement from Marigold Designs
  • 2 Nothing Bundt Cakes “Bundtlets”
  • 1 bottle of red wine

The Kid Basket

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Kids will love this Valentine’s Day basket from Better Basics. (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for the adults. Every kid loves a holiday with surprise gifts and chocolate, and this is your chance to get them a present they’ll never forget. Skip the drugstore chocolate box and opt for this cute basket with items that will satisfy their sweet tooth, creative spirit and mind!

Here’s what you can expect in your basket:

Details to know

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Pick up your baskets on Feb. 7. (Sabrina Palmer / Bham Now)

The last day to order baskets is Monday, February 7, so don’t wait around to get yours! Baskets can be delivered for an added $20 fee or picked up at the Better Basics Office on Friday, February 11.

Better Basics works with many partners in the community, thank you to our top-level sponsors, especially ASH Renovations and Protective Life for their support of Love for Literacy.”

We love a gift that gives back to the community! Follow Better Basics on their Facebook, Instagram or head to their website to see all the great things they’re up to.

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