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 from crushing the cellophane by hand, which included practically everyone talking and laughing at the same time?

At the end, everyone’s gift basket was gorgeous. Each student received an in-person tutorial on how to make a gift basket. 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.