Wondering how to surprise your loved one with a fresh citrus gift basket? We're here to help. Here's everything you need to know including gift basket ideas!
We all like to treat our loved ones to a gift, and some of the best gifts come in basket form. Many people agree, making the gift basket industry worth billions.
Now we may be a little biased, but we believe a citrus gift basket is the best kind of gift basket. The facts back us up, as citrus has great nutritional health benefits and can be used in hundreds of recipes.
Whether your loved one is a fan of food or citrus, loves to cook, or just likes bright colors, a citrus gift basket is a perfect way to brighten their day. Read on to learn how you can put together a perfect citrus basket.
Know What Citrus Your Loved One Likes Most
When building a citrus gift basket, it's important to know what citrus your loved one actually prefers. If you aren't sure, you may need to sneak questions into random conversations or expose them to different citrus and see how they respond.
Once you have a good idea of their favorite citrus, you can make sure that fruit is the highlight of your gift. If you can, you might not want to fill the basket with mostly lemons when the recipient of the gift prefers oranges.
Once you know the star of your basket, you can start filling in the rest of the space with other fresh citrus fruit. If they have a clear favorite citrus fruit, you may want to have that make up 50 percent of the basket. You can then utilize another 30 percent of the space with another popular citrus.
With the remaining space, it may be fun to add in some fruit that is lesser-known but still tasty, like Persian lime fruit or Texas blush grapefruit. The extra citrus can add a special surprise to your citrus gift basket that you and your loved one can experiment with for cocktails, recipes, and more.
Plan How You'll Put Together a Citrus Gift Basket
Once you know what fruit you're going with, you need a plan on how to put the basket together. Two big questions should be: what basket should I get, and how will I ship all this fruit without seeming suspicious?
The best plan may be to put it all together on the same day you actually give the basket away. If you time the shipment of your fruit to get to you while your loved one is away, then you can put the basket together as soon as the citrus arrives.
A backup plan could be shipping the citrus to a friend and have them help you put it all together.
Once you have the citrus gift basket together, the last step should be adding any decoration or garnish. Consider the recipient's favorite colors or favorite flowers and adding them to the basket. If you're giving the gift for a special occasion, maybe tie in some decorations associated with that decoration.
If you're giving the citrus gift basket because your loved one just loves food or cooking, consider using Makrut (kaffir) lime leaves as a garnish for your basket. The leaves can be used in many recipes and can be a fun food for any chef to experiment with.
Watch Them Enjoy Their Citrus Gift Basket
Once you have put together a citrus gift basket that's perfect, the last step is to ship or give it to your loved one and watch them enjoy! Whether they love eating citrus or enjoy trying new recipes, your citrus gift basket will be a fun present that brightens there life.
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.