An organic gift basket is the way to show someone you care about them and the environment this Christmas. Whether you’re planning to assemble a gift basket using homemade organic snacks and veggies from your garden or purchase a pre-made basket from a natural foods supplier, there are a few things to think about.
When making your own organic gift basket:
- The term “gift basket” doesn’t need to mean an actual basket. Organic canvas or hemp bags are great alternatives and much more practical for your recipient to reuse than a wicker basket.
- Don’t limit the basket to organic food products. Natural items, like organic soaps and beeswax candles, are great gift ideas.
- Avoid using cellophane or ribbon made from synthetic fibers. Recycled paper filling and raffia ribbons are an attractive alternative.
If purchasing an organic gift basket:
- When buying from a website, look for a link to the company’s standards. If they don’t have eco-friendly standards or a list of sustainable practices, they may be using “organic” as a buzz word. Use your best judgment.
Giving organic gift baskets this holiday season shows that you really put thought into the gift, especially when you do the research!