How to Ship Your Gift Basket (in One Piece)

April 11, 2011

in gift & gourmet business, Gift Basket Tips, How Tos, Packaging

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How disheartening to spend your time and money creating a beautiful gift basket only to have the shipment arrive wrecked. Unless the delivery service drops your box and proceeds to run over it with the truck, these tips will get your gift basket to arrive in one piece. In the following video, I will walk you through how to choose the proper box for shipping and how to place and pack your creation so it will arrive as fresh and attractive as the day you made it.

Here’s a list of the Nashville Wraps’ packing products I used for this task:

Shipping Boxes in Natural Kraft
30 lb Kraft Paper Rolls
Shrink Wrap Bags
Clear Packing Tape
Glue Dots
Double Coated Clear Tape

Kathy Green
Packaging Consultant


Kathy works with the Nashville Wraps’ Marketing Team as a packaging consultant and photo stylist. She is also a Master Gardener and enjoys her greenhouse and garden, three spoiled dogs, hubby and grandkids in her spare time. She also loves any kind of craft and spends rainy days in the art studio she shares with her creative husband, Bill.

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Kathy_g July 18, 2011 at 9:48 am

It would depend on how high you build your baskets. I would suggest that you measure your finished baskets, add aprox. 6 inches all around and this is the approximate size of your shipping box. If I had a gift basket business I would stock several generic sizes of shipping boxes and try to design my baskets to fit.

Brenda July 15, 2011 at 7:48 pm

What size box did Kathy use for the large gift box? Also what size would be used for a small box?

Thanks for your help

Wholesalefund April 19, 2011 at 4:03 am

Hi thanks for the post and video its great info for all who thing about the gift safety

annie April 11, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Thanks! And you’re right it is disheartening when you spend so much time on something, and it arrives damaged.

Queenester McDaniel April 11, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Thanks for the very informative how to videos.

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