Every person on the planet has a deep and abiding love for food. Food is always appreciated, whether it’s given as a planned present or as an unexpected gesture. Bringing your loved ones some delicious and nutritious fruit is the best way to show them how much you care.
Sending a gift basket has the advantage of being highly adaptable. Making it yourself and customising it for the recipient adds a special touch to an already thoughtful present.
You’ve found the right place if you’re interested in learning the steps to assembling your own fruit basket. This article will show you how to make a beautiful and thoughtful fruit basket from scratch, complete with tips on how to ensure the recipient enjoys every bite.
A Basket That Can Bring A Smile
The first step in making a fruit basket is, of course, acquiring a basket. Choose the basket based on the size of the present you’d like to give. Traditional wicker baskets are perfect for this, but you can use anything that is both aesthetically pleasing and sturdy enough to hold the amount and variety of fruit you desire. Is this for a friend who is home from the hospital or for the whole family as they settle into a new house?
As long as the fruit can be assembled, the baskets can be pretty flexible. You can use anything from flower pots to bowls to buckets to boxes to gift bags. If you want to really impress the recipient, consider sending them a fruit basket with some celebratory trimmings!
Cushions Of Your Choosing
Filler materials as cushions like shredded paper, plastic basket grass in pretty colours, or raffia strips can be used to soften the bottom of your basket. In order to keep the fruit from rolling around in a shallow basket, only a thin layer of filler is necessary. The fruit in a large basket needs to be supported by a thick layer of filler so that it can be displayed.
Even though the fruits can be arranged in the basket almost on their own, a cushion will prevent them from getting squished at the bottom. Cushioning your fruit basket is not only useful but also makes a thoughtful gesture that will be remembered.
It’s Fruit Time
Now comes the fun part, which is choosing which fruits are going to go into the basket! When choosing the fruits, there are a few things to keep in mind, including your spending limit, the size of your basket, and what kind of fruit the recipient favours.
The most common fruits found in fruit baskets are apples, oranges, pineapples, grapes, and bananas; however, you are free to include any other fruits you like. Remember to give the fruit a thorough washing and pat it dry before placing it in the basket; this will ensure that the recipient can eat it as soon as they receive it. It is suggested that you use a specialised fruit wash, which can be found in most supermarkets and is easily accessible!
Add-ons To Make It Extra Special
To elevate your recipient’s fruit basket experience, you can even include additional treats to add to your fruit basket. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a snack, you can even add small gifts into the fruit basket to make it extra memorable.
Nuts, candies, teabags or even candles are a few varieties you could add into your fruit basket. You can even tailor the add-ons based on your recipient’s taste. They will surely appreciate this small gesture.
Let’s Get Arranging
When it comes to arranging your fruits, you can arrange them however you want as long as all your items fit in your basket. But to make it extra special, you can start by arranging the big fruits in the middle of the basket and smaller fruits around the edges, as well as supporting the bigger fruits in the centre. You can tuck your add-on gifts in between the fruits for your recipient to find. This way does not only ensure that all your items fit, but it is also easier for the recipient to reach for their favourite food with convenience.
All that remains now is for you to deliver it! If you’re not satisfied with how your fruit basket looks, you can add other decorations such as a ribbon to tie around the basket or even consider adding a flower bouquet to make it more memorable for your recipient. Aside from that, you can now take a step back and admire your very first fruit basket!