Love receiving citrus fruit baskets? You can bet others love it too. Here are 3 reasons why an orange gift basket is the best gift to celebrate special moments.
Florida is famous for its orange crop production at 3,330 thousand tons each year. But it isn't the only state to grow these sunny little fruits. California and Texas produce 1,880 and 115 thousand tons, respectively.
While a vast majority of these crops end up in our grocery stores, many are reserved for an orange gift basket. Citrus fruit gift baskets are a smart solution for your crop as you can charge a premium for your fruit.
Keep reading to learn three reasons why you should consider turning your orange crop into gift baskets.
1. A Healthy Alternative
Chocolate and sweets are overdone and played out. Plus, not everyone likes chocolate. Oranges are the perfect alternative to those super sweet confectionary concoctions.
The recipient doesn't even need to be a health enthusiast to appreciate a gift of these all-natural balls of sunshine. Oranges provide a wide range of nutrients and dietary staples.
Oranges are loaded with vitamin C. So encourage people to grab an orange and ward off the Victorian Disease or "pirate disease" known as scurvy.
2. Celebrate Local Culture
It's important to support local businesses, and one way to do this by creating a locally inspired gift basket. Start by using locally grown oranges. Then pair it with other local-inspired and handcrafted goods.
You could mix other citrus fruits and produce that you grow alongside your oranges. For example, we include red grapefruit, navel oranges, Meyer lemons, mandarins, and Persian limes in ours.
Then you could include items such as a cheese board, specialty cheese, artisan honey, and baked goods. By partnering with other local businesses, you can reduce the production cost of your gift basket and increase your profit margin.
Put all of the items you collect into a rustic wooden box, wicker basket, or shallow tin bucket. Finish the look of your basket with an artfully tied ribbon bow.
3. The Perfect Corporate Gift
Giving a corporate gift is a minefield. Give the right gift, and you foster a stronger relationship. Give the wrong gift, and you can potentially create a dark cloud. See these additional citrus fruit gift basket ideas for more inspiration!
Alcohol can be risky and not well received. Chocolate can get lost in the sea of other chocolatey holiday gifts. Cakes are hard to share and require consumption right away.
A gift basket of oranges will outlast all of these other options. It's easily shared among everyone in the office. Plus, employees can grab an orange and take it with them.
Oranges are the perfect portable snack during the holiday season when everything else is overly rich.
Create Your Orange Gift Baskets
Now that you know the benefits, it's time to grow your orchard and create your orange gift basket. Share these benefits with your customers and encourage them to choose an orange gift basket for their next gift.
Try giving your basket a theme such as local flavor. You can also theme your basket's ribbon to the current national holiday.
Our Rio box is a 15-lb curated box of our fresh-harvested citrus from South Texas. The fruit is NOT gassed, rather it is tree-ripened. Our season runs from Nov-May for oranges, grapefruit and mandarins.
Our Grande box is a 30-lb box of either fresh-harvested Rio Red Grapefruit or Sweet Oranges from South Texas.