The White Fig
is a most unusual gift basket company based in historic Ogden, Utah. They take part in creating bountiful baskets that make gift giving an art ... baskets for whomever, whenever, whyever.
With this book The White Fig Bountiful Baskets: Creating Perfect Gifts For Any Occasion
, start with Basket Basics
for essential tools and techniques. Next, Basket Gallery
for a showcase of baskets arranged by theme with how-tos and techniques. Followed by Basket Business
if you have the itching to start your own company.
As examples of gift basket themes, here are a few themes author Sara Toliver talks about:
Pasta basket with a colander as a vessel.
Breakfast basket with a vessel filled with hay.
Feminine basket using a cosmetic bag as a vessel.
Summer theme using a sun tea jar as a vessel filled with tea bags.
Masculine basket with a car washing theme.
An all-occasion basket can be a coffee theme or a laundry theme.
Toliver states, make any occasion by thinking outside the gift box!
Toliver's book is full of creativity. Instead of giving the traditional box, she demonstrates to think "out" of the box, such as a pasta colander, a toiletry bag or a sun tea jar. Personally, I would tell you to go throughout your house and find what you can use as a vessel. Then, I would go shopping for some nice contents, as to what you may afford. Dollar store items are very nice. I have heard a million times that it is all about presentation.
This is a wonderful hobby to take up.
I give this book a 5-star rating