Gourmet Gift Baskets: How to Make a Gourmet Gift With Citrus

Stay healthy this holiday season with gourmet citrus fruit gift baskets. Use citrus fruit for fresh flavor and health benefits for your family or friends today!

Everyone has a friend or family member that is impossible to buy gifts for. No matter how much you rack your brain, or ask others what they like, you can just not find a suitable present. If you are in this situation, a gift basket can help. 

Citrus gift baskets tick all the boxes. They are made with love, and they contain something for everyone. You can really add depth to your basket by adding citrus and fruits for decoration and extra goodness. We tell you how to make gourmet gift baskets with a citrus touch below!

Find Gourmet Gift Baskets Containers

First of all, you need a fun and interesting container to keep all of your gift basket treats in. It needs to be sturdy enough to hold the weight of all your products.

The container should ideally match the look of the theme you are going for. If you are making a health food basket, go for something earthy and natural such as wicker or wood. Sweet treats or holiday baskets may require specific colors applicable to the season. 

If you can't find a suitable basket, then think about decorating a plain old one. Use bows and craft items to jazz it up. You could even knit or sew a cover for your basket. Here's more DIY fruit basket ideas.

Tailor the Items to the Person

Before you collect your items, think about the recipient's dietary requirements, eating habits, and preferences. Are they vegan? Gluten-free?

You can then start to make a list of goodies and treats that you think they would like. If in doubt, fruit gift baskets are always a great start as they appeal to so many people. Try to find a mix of items, from fresh produce to drinks and pre-packaged goods. 

Theme the Basket

Now you have the container, and you know what kind of gift the person would like, begin to theme the contents. A Christmas basket or holiday gift basket may contain lots of seasonal items and delicious foods. A basket for a health-conscious person may contain bio foods and lots of supplements. 

Choose the Fruit to Decorate the Basket

Now you have a lush, packed basket you can begin to decorate it with fruit. Think about the types of fruit that would go with the theme of your basket. Does the recipient have a favorite fruit preference?

Holiday season gift baskets would work best with festive fruits. Lemons and oranges along with dried fruits such as dates and sultanas fit the theme.

Health food baskets should be packed with vitamin C. Go for oranges, lemons and combine them with antioxidant possessing items like berries.

Tropical, vacation-themed baskets should be decorated with exotic fruits. Pineapples, coconuts, kumquats, and mangoes are a good choice.

Baskets containing meat such as steak and sausages need dark, rich fruit and berries. Go for red berries, pears, and apples. 

Mediterranean themed baskets are a great idea. High quality, delicious produce from this region is easy to get a hold of and loved by everyone. You can then combine them with oranges, lemons, pomelos, and bergamot. 

Buying Your Fruit

Once you have the packaged goods for your gourmet gift baskets, all you need to do is decide on the fruit or citrus fruit you'd like to include in your basket. Here at US Citrus, we make that easy for you with our Craft Citrus Club Boxes!

Try our seasonal citrus box while its available...the Craft Citrus Club!

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.

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