Gift baskets are nice ways to show loved ones that you care while saving you time trying to figure out the perfect gift. A gift basket always contains various items, so with the right amount of choice, you’re sure to find a basket that will please your loved ones!
If you want to give a Christmas gift of distinction to your friends, family, or co-workers this year, a beautifully wrapped gift basket makes a statement. And if you are the artsy type and want to build your own basket, our Boodles of Baskets experts have outlined the steps below explaining how to wrap a gift basket like a pro.
And don’t forget, our mini guide can be applied to any holiday and occasion, not just Christmas!
Creating a gift basket has several steps:
A gift basket consists of several items, such as one large item with a few small ones or many small items related to each other. For example, all of the items can be food related or have a few kitchen tools included.
Group your items together and measure their overall length, width, and depth to ensure that you get the right size of basket. Wicker baskets are the traditional choice and have a rustic appeal. However, you can opt for other material, including cardboard and metal. The basket can have one or more handles, but this is a matter of look and preference.
Once you’ve selected your items and assembled them in the gift basket of your choice, it’s time to start wrapping! If you’re shipping your gift basket via mail, you may want to consider wrapping each item separately with shrink wrap for cushioning.
Here is where you can have fun with the layout:
If you’re shipping the gift basket, place it in a large enough box that allows for some extra room. Place packing paper inside to prevent the gift basket from moving around too much.
When you don’t have time to shop for and wrap a gift basket, you can turn to us! We have a wide range of gift baskets that can also be customized. Here a sample of our selection:
Christmas isn’t the only holiday that takes place during the holiday season. If you have American friends or family that you can or can’t visit this Thanksgiving, show how grateful you are to have them in your life with one of our Canada gift baskets or make your own!
Remember, you can add little touches like red and white ribbon and fake maple leaves to give them a taste of Canadian culture. Or send them some homegrown maple treats!
Gift-giving isn’t essential, but it shows that you’re thinking about others. For your family and friends who don’t celebrate Christmas, you can make a Hanukkah or Kwanzaa gift basket.
While you can use wrapping materials that have the colours and symbols related to each of these holidays, you can also add a homemade touch by using cloth wrapping paper and ribbon. This provides a less commercial vibe, connecting more with the intimacy of spending time with loved ones.
Our experts can help you customize your gift baskets and wrap them up in a professional and tasteful display. Whether it’s the holiday season or the start of spring, we’re happy to take away the stress of gift-giving and gift-wrapping. Send our baskets across Canada or the United States to celebrate any and every occasion.