Making a gift basket isn’t a simple task to complete, but it can be fun and rewarding. When you’re looking for something for an employer or someone special, then consider making gourmet food gift baskets. If you don’t have the supplies to make them at home, you can often order them online and then add a few personal touches once you receive them.
Before making your gourmet basket, choose a theme so that you can get foods, beverages, and other items that blend well together. If the person receiving the gift enjoys a variety of items, then you might not want to stick with a complete theme and use items that are in the same food group or items that are the same color. Once you know what kind of items you want to include in the basket, you need to choose the container. A floral block or a strong piece of Styrofoam at the base of the container can provide support for the items that you put inside and if you have anything small that you want to put on a stick to stand up between larger items in the basket.
Once you have the container and a sturdy base, then you can begin adding all of the treats that will make the basket complete. Try to include items that you know the person will enjoy and that are age-appropriate. Coffee mugs and wine glasses with either varieties of coffee or small bottles of wine are good ideas for older individuals. Try not to include items that won’t stay fresh for a long period of time. You want to ensure that everything in the gift can be enjoyed. Gift cards are an option to consider if you’re looking for something to fill in empty space. Cover the basket with clear cellophane and a bow to complete the gift.