Tips for Creating The Perfect Gift Box!

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Lemon gift box

When presenting a gift to a hostess, teachers, friends or family, I love creating a charming box full of delicious goodies, and of course a bouquet of flowers!! There’s something special about a gift box that shows a lot of love and thoughtfulness was put into it!

lemon scone mix, lemon extract, lemons, lemon cookies, lemon salt and lemon jam

For this box, I went with a food and lemon theme since we have the most beautiful lemons growing in the back! I sought out all products that were lemony and refreshing, and added a few lemons from home too.

To find products, I often head to food boutiques, Williams-Sonoma or online. If you’re in LA, Joan’s on Third has great items for a DIY food gift box! So here are 3 of my favorite tips for creating the perfect gift box!

wooden gift box, flowers and shredding

Tips for Creating the Perfect Gift Box

Pick a Theme

1. Pick a theme! This helps when deciding which products should go in the box, and you can choose a theme the gift receiver will love.

Some of my favorite themes are chocolate, olive oil, wine, lavender, rosemary, cucumber and for the holiday, gingerbread or cinnamon are also be great.

You can also make a bubble bath gift box, a cheese and wine gift box or a birthday party gift box.

lemon extract and lemon cookies

Add Variety

2. Have a variety of items in the box… something savory, something sweet, a drink, something fresh and local, or picked from home.

lemon spritzer, lemon cookies

Add Flowers

3. Add a small bouquet of fresh flowers to the corner. Either pick these from home (depending on the time of year!), or buy some from the grocery store and rearrange them in a small vase.

Jacobsen Salt Lemon Zest

Since we created a lemon themed box everything we added to the box has to do with lemon, even the salt, the extract and the cookies! We included fresh lemons from our tree.

Lemon themed gift box

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lemon themed gift box

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11 thoughts on “Tips for Creating The Perfect Gift Box!”

  1. I love giving gift baskets for holidays! They are just so much more personal since you can tailor it to the recipient. I’ve found a few great new gift basket companies as well, for those of us that just don’t always have the time to put them together ourselves 🙂 This is a great tutorial though!

    • Thanks Joelle!! Oh yes, there are some great companies too!! I send Sugarfina to a lot of friends because it’s delicious and comes in a charming package! But when I can, I LOVE picking out personal items too! XO


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