Which types of items do men and women enjoy with their tea? Here’s what to put in a tea gift basket no matter who receives it.

Tea for 200

Teaching 200 retailers how to make a tea gift basket at World Tea Expo was dynamic, but there was a bit of anxiety as well. My excitement in leading the two groups began with making sure everyone had all of the promised items in their basket collection.

Once that was solved, the next hurdle was elevating my voice over the sound of cellophane being gather atop each completed design. Can you imagine the noise, which included practically everyone talking and laughing at the same time?

At the end, everyone’s gift basket was gorgeous. I walked around the room taking a quick look at each design and was proud of the results. What a thrill to lead so many business owners who now had confidence to create tea gift baskets and other assortments for their customers.

Your turn to lead with creativity

Customers who arrive at your traditional or online store will be as important to you as the class was to me. Tea gift baskets you offer must include an assortment of items appropriate for men and women. Thankfully, that’s not difficult. It’s also advised to recommend your design for numerous occasions:

Giving customers ideas for when to choose a tea gift basket will help you sell more of them quickly. It will also provide you with insight on why your customers select it, giving you additional reasons to suggest such a design to future buyers.

Tea gift basket containers

  • Tea cup and saucer
  • Teapot
  • Silver tray
  • Wooden box
  • Hat box

What to put in a tea gift basket

  • Bag teas, assorted
  • Loose teas, assorted
  • Tea infuser
  • Sugar spoons
  • Biscotti
  • Biscuits
  • English toffee
  • Preserves
  • Cookies
  • Sugar cubes
  • Sugar spoons
  • Honey
  • Honey spoons
  • Chocolates
  • Handkerchief
  • Napkins
  • Silver spoons
  • Spoon rest
  • Individually-wrapped candies

Tea gift basket design featured in the book, The Gift Basket Design Book, by Shirley George Frazier.

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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