Fruit gift baskets show you care with all the high end touches you want. Check out these great ideas to impress your guests with a healthy gift basket today.
Gift baskets remain popular for every occasion, generating around $3 billion a year in the U.S. alone. Did you know you don't have to spend a lot to create a gift that's thoughtful, beautiful, and most importantly, one everyone wants?
There are several fruit gift baskets on the market that you can choose from. But why not make your own?
With a little inspiration and our tips and tricks, you can create a fruit basket that's sure to delight whoever you give it to. Read on for some great gift basket ideas!
Person, Place, and Occasion
Before you get to the nuts and bolts of basket building, consider the person, place, and occasion for your gift basket. Is it for a special event or does the recipient have a favorite fruit?
Apples and oranges remain the most popular fruits in the nation. But if you're giving a "bon voyage" party for a coworker retiring to a tropical paradise, wouldn't it be smart to use more exotic fruits like pineapples, dragon fruit, or papaya?
Think how cute citrus gift boxes full of pink grapefruit would be for a friend having a baby shower for a girl. It's these thoughtful touches that put your gift above the rest.
A Foundation for Your Fruits
Once you've got your idea in place, it's time to build a solid foundation for your fruits. Wicker baskets are always a classic touch but you can use anything as long as it can hold your fruit.
A monogrammed tote bag, a big flower pot, or even a tool box are all inspired choices. Try something unexpected to make a big impression.
Once you've got your container, you need to cushion the bottom of it to support the fruits. Shallow containers will do fine with a simple paper lining, deeper containers need filling and then a fabric cover to best show off your gifts.
Build Your Basket
Now's the time to build your basket. Start with the heaviest items first and get them into place before adding medium and smaller items.
Give your fruits a quick wipe to polish them up and make them look even more beautiful. It's small things like this that show the recipient you really care.
Once you've tucked in all of your fruits from biggest to smallest, it's time to think about the final finishing touches. Add in a small assortment of candies and fruits or crackers and jams and jellies.
Depending on the type of fruit you have, a nice wine or cheese would be a welcome addition to your basket. Finally, get creative and wrap the container with strips of raffia, ribbons, or add in brightly colored paper and confetti.
Fruit Gift Baskets for Everyone
Fruit gift baskets are way more versatile than you might think. We're sure that our article has given you plenty of ideas and you can't wait to get started building a beautiful basket for your loved one.
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.