A Creative Way to Find Budget Friendly Gift Basket Products

by Shirley George Frazier

Finding products that are just right for your gift baskets can be difficult even though it seems, at first, not to be.

This is because the prices you pay for items at retail stores are much higher than what you pay when buying from wholesalers.

Retail prices can make your buying budget quite high. That gift basket you want to make for $50 either has items inside that cost a total of $70, or the gift basket looks very skimpy because the prices didn’t allow you to pack the basket with lots of products.

Thankfully, there are solutions.

As you look for wholesalers to buy from, some retailers will sell products at prices that aren’t as high as the specialty stores, and you can still find quality products.

Take a look around your local area, and by local I mean within a 30 mile radius. Retailers have many food and gift items on sale, on clearance tables, or simply marked lower than you first imagined. There are:

  • Tea cups and saucers
  • Dips and spreads
  • Cookies and biscotti
  • Beverages
  • Photo frames
  • Stationery

Chapter 4 in the gift basket book, entitled Selecting Your Inventory, provides a wide list of places to find the items you seek for gift basket making. You can order the book here or order audio CDs here.

I bet the next time you travel, you’ll recognize new places to find and buy items for your gift baskets, and the people who receive them will be dazzled by your creativity.

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