Organic Gift Baskets

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.
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:

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  • 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.
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  • Don’t limit the basket to organic food products. Natural items, like organic soaps and beeswax candles, are great gift ideas.
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  • 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:

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  • 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!

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