I think this is my favorite gift basket of the week. I love the idea of sending a little piece of home to someone who is far away. We obviously focused on Texas, but I’m excited to try this in different versions (homesick Canadian, homesick Utahn, etc…). Do you know a college student, or maybe someone who just graduated and is on their own in a new city? How much would they love some reminders of home? Is there something you miss about home? Maybe you could send this post to someone who still lives there, and they could send you a little something!
In this box we included a Texas Monthly magazine, some trail mix that uses local fruits and nuts, some Pecan Balls (a local treat), some salsa, local honey and Texas shaped chips (what, they don’t make chips in the shape of Maine? That’s how we roll in the Lone Star state!). One of the ways to make a gift basket look extra special is to repackage items. We put the chips, trail mix, and and pecan balls into Paper Mart’s self sealing cello bags. We wrapped the magazine in twine to make look more packaged.
We’re showing this in a woven basket, but if you’re putting this in the mail, these are our favorite mailing boxes. Put a little shred in the bottom, wrap everything with a ribbon, seal the box and add a fun mailing label. Tell me you wouldn’t love to open your mail box to find a taste of home!
What’s the one thing you’d love to receive in a package from home? For me, it’s chocolate bars and Becel Margarine (I know it’s random, but that’s what I love!).
We just want to thank Paper Mart for supplying us with all the packaging to make gift basket week possible.
Fantastic idea! I’ll start my list of items for our college girl ;-)