If I weren’t working for Nashville Wraps and gardening on the side, I think I’d start a gift basket business. I love giving containers full of gifts selected especially to suit the person on my gift list. One of the things I enjoy most about creating gift baskets is deciding which container to use. Containers that can be reused or repurposed are always appreciated by the recipient.
Market Trays with die-cut handles are versatile, pretty and available in several sizes. There is a beveled tray for almost any theme you need. The fruit basket pictured above was packed into our new wide base Gingerbread Market Tray, the apples and pears nested safely into White & Iridescent Very Fine Cut Shreds. I couldn’t resist the matching gingerbread man and a few cello bags of chocolate for good measure. Later, I’ll shrink-wrap the whole thing and punch a little air hole in the top. Fruit needs to breathe or it will ripen too quickly. See my shrink wrap video below. I can think of several ways to repurpose this cute tray. What about showing off greeting cards from friends or serving cookies at a holiday gathering? Pretty ornaments piled inside would be a fun centerpiece for the holiday table too. My grandkids would like it filled with peppermints!
If a smaller gift is on your list, the angled boxes as well as the tall beveled market trays are just perfect. These come in three sizes and several colors as well as Christmas prints. I chose a medium angled box in red for my gift of a mug, coffee and biscotti. It fit perfectly in a C8BC cello bag with a pretty pre-tied bow to hold it all together! This one would be cute used later to store art supplies or a notepad and pen on a desk.
Be sure to put your custom printed label on the bottom of any container so that when the recipient reuses the container they will be reminded to call you for their next gift basket! Nashville Wraps can print those too!
Not just for gift basket businesses, these trays and boxes would make great resale items if you give your customers some ideas for using them at home or for gifts. They are very useful for organizing lots of things around the house or office.
We are here to help you with your gift basket business this season. See our complete line of gift basket supplies.