Gift basket classes grow in popularity as this creative skill maintains its appeal.

Courses may be demonstration only where the teacher talks and shows you how to make a gift basket. Another type of class is participatory where you design a gift basket to take home.

Either option is beneficial because you attend the class in-person and can speak face to face with the teacher and other students who have mutual interests.

If you don’t live close to a major metropolitan area in the U.S. (New York, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles) or another part of the world (London, Paris, Brussels, Toronto, Mexico City), finding a gift basket class may not be so easy.

There are people in every area of the world who know all about gift baskets because they make them each day. However, that doesn’t mean that they are ready to share their secrets.

Another dilemma in finding a gift basket class is the fact that everyone isn’t willing to teach or isn’t a good candidate to teach.

If the most-celebrated designer is not a gifted communicator, trying to teach a gift basket class will not be a rewarding experience for her or you.

The most-obvious and accessible places to find a class is at adult schools. You have to do some digging to find all of the schools in your area.

Adult schools are listed online usually as part of each city’s educational listings. Before starting your search, make a chart to document each:

  • School’s name
  • Location
  • Telephone number
  • Website address
  • Class availability (do they offer one?)

The chart ensures that you document your findings and that you don’t check the same listing twice.

If calling each each school, ask:

  • To receive a brochure
  • If the school has a website (if you cannot find it online)
  • If there is an in-person or online gift basket class

Other Courses to Consider

Gift basket classes teach the art of designing, but don’t overlook other helpful courses.

Flower arranging is one creative option. Bookkeeping aids you to spend money wisely and track costs. Financial management focuses on building wealth as you build your hobby or business.

Many adult schools and educational learning centers offer my class, Start Your Own Gift Basket Business. Thousands of creative people like you have enrolled in the class that’s available online (some of their comments are here!).

You receive 12 lessons in six weeks, and the best news is that you have access to me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ask anything you want to customize the course to fit your customers, products, and the environment where you make and sell gift baskets.

It would be wonderful to meet you in person and show you everything about gift baskets face to face, but since that’s not possible, the alternative is to:

  • Be at home (no traveling!)
  • Wear pajamas or other clothing (whatever you wish!)
  • Have the course content delivered to your computer or electronic device (how convenient!), and
  • Let me help you to achieve your dreams (now that’s service!)

The first lesson is free to try, so if you cannot find an in-person gift basket class, Start Your Own Gift Basket Business is a great option, and it’s also terrific if you want to start a hobby before considering a business.

The question is not how you will start a gift basket business; the question is when?

Shirley George Frazier
In the gift basket world, all roads lead to Shirley George Frazier, the industry's reigning expert and international authority. Shirley is chief basketologist at Sweet Survival LLC and author of the industry's best-selling books, How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business, The Gift Basket Design Book, and Marketing Strategies for the Home-Based Business. Shirley works with manufacturers and retailers to successfully add gift baskets to their current revenue streams. Shirley is also a frequent speaker at events and instructor of the popular online course, Start Your Own Gift Basket Business. Contact Shirley to speak at your event or call 973-279-2799 to schedule a consultation.

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