Designing Inexpensive Holiday Gift Baskets
Designing holiday gift baskets for the Christmas season can be easy and it can be difficult. A good designer won’t necessarily have an easy time of it. There is much to be considered, most importantly container style and colour palette.
When choosing a container, it’s important to consider the price point. You cannot stuff too many products in a small holiday gift basket. A holiday-printed theme box such as the Brrr Christmas gift basket is one example while the Cozy Christmas gift box is another. Both of these designs have low price points but can be great choices when on a small budget or sending dozens or hundreds to employees or customers. Corporate holiday gifting most of the time requires budget considerations. Besides selecting the lower priced designs, the sender might be required to request changes of product or enhancements to help lower the cost. This is another issue that experience will help provide answers.
Another container choice would be a bright tin pail such as the Jingle Bells holiday gift basket. This particular container would be great for someone who would find a use for such a practical container. Another option is a more weathered approach such as the Caroling Caroling Christmas gift. A standard approach for Xmas gift baskets would be the tried and true stained wicker gift basket. The Little Drummer Boy holiday gift basket is classic in its detail and a nice gift for coffee and chocolate lovers.
Colour scheme is very important for any gift basket design. Regardless of the season, careful consideration is made to ensure that there is balance in a design’s appearance. The usual colour selections at Christmas our black and gold, green and red, white and red, and multiple variations on those colours. Sometimes it’s not important the colour selection as much as how it is used. Too much green might make a gift appear too much like nature and not the holidays. Too much black might appear too gothic rather than festive. Too much red might just overpower all other colour choices. Sometimes a design must experiment to ensure the final product is as attractive as the original intent.
When selecting colour scheme, it’s important to ensure the palette is complementary. Nothing makes a gift look unattractive like the wrong item selection or the wrong colour choices. The classic holiday red and white approach usually does not go wrong. The Night Before Christmas gift has red and white products to complement the container itself. This design is also highlighted with gorgeous poinsettias that add to the overall festive appearance. Another design choice with the same container in a different shape allows for the liberal use of green in the product choices to increase the design’s holiday feel. The Merry Little Christmas gift basket uses green evergreen branches as enhancements in exactly the right places to provide great balance to the design.
Another choice is the classic Christmas present look. A stacking box with printed holiday themes looks fabulous when topped with a fabric bow. This harkens back to the days of receiving Christmas presents under the tree. The products neatly fit inside all stacked boxes ensure a nice tight fit. The Frosty Christmas stacking gift boxes express the holiday season perfectly with its container selection and colour considerations. These examples product great gifting tips and ideas for how inexpensive holiday designs are created and the choices one has to make in designing them.