When you are looking to create a thoughtful, personal gift for someone, gathering a collection of smaller gifts together in a basket or hamper provides a multi-faceted exploration into your relationship. By culminating a series of gifts that demonstrate your intricate knowledge of their personality and packaging it in an aesthetically pleasing manner demonstrates time and effort.
While it doesn’t need to be filled with expensive items, the craftsmanship gives the impression of a luxury present full of indulgence. However, there are a few key secrets to putting together a beautiful gift basket, which makes it a hit every time.
Firstly, choose your basket wisely. Do not use a basket with a rounded base as this will rock if heavy items are put into it. Equally, it is more difficult to visually display all the items win the basket without some getting lost in the bottom. Make sure the basket is sturdy and easy to lift.
The arrangement should be akin to a display in a store. You want to add the bigger, bulkier items at the back of the basket, with smaller, more delicate items at the front. This will allow the recipient to see everything at once. Be aware that putting all the heavy items toward the back will cause the basket to tip over, so try to balance out the weight. If you would like to draw attention to some smaller items, evening out the cluster of the aesthetic, you can stick them to bamboo sticks, place Styrofoam in the bottom and push the bamboo into the Styrofoam. This will also stop delicate items from slipping in the basket and becoming crushed.
When selecting what to put in the basket, try to budget first. Think of a couple of more expensive items and complement them with cheaper extras. Equally, consider the personality of the person for whom you are purchasing and try to tailor the package to an experience they may enjoy. For example, for somebody who enjoys luxury, organize a gift basket for a pamper night at home. Perhaps include a bottle of wine, a DVD, and indulge in some nice body creams, while also adding some homemade face masks, a bath bomb and a couple of bars of chocolate. If you were tailoring your basket to someone who enjoys cocktails, splash out on a cocktail shaker and a couple of small bottles of liquor, and fill out the basket with fruits and herbs to finish off the cocktails.
The secret to a great gift basket is practicality and personality. Themed gifts give the personal edge that provides the thought, while the practicality enables you to display those gifts effectively. Don’t forget to package it with clear cellophane and complementary ribbons to add the aesthetic touch of luxury.