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The Basketry Turns 26!

The Basketry Turns 26! in New Orleans LA; image of The Basketry Owner Kristi Brancato with employees smiling and posing in home holding pink 26 balloons

At The Basketry, we are celebrating 26 years of creating the perfect gift boxes and gift baskets for our amazing clients!  How many small business start ups can say they made it this far?

We’ve been working hard to prepare for our celebration, Black Friday, and the upcoming holidays. We have so many reasons to celebrate all of the achievements this year.  We are surviving living with Covid & supplier issues associated with that, we were hit hard by Hurricane Ida and are managing those pitfalls like no electricity, no wifi or phones and last but not least, we are growing our team after losing a few to “retail life with Covid” and Hurricane rebuilding issues.  This year has certainly had it’s challenges, but we are pushing through!

For almost 3 decades, we’ve been the leading provider of custom gift boxes and gift baskets in the New Orleans & surrounding parishes. We love making each custom gift box fit the needs of our clients and the gift recipient, and we have unlimited styles, themes, snacks, and gifts to choose from.

How to Select Your Perfect Custom Gift Box

Finding the perfect gift box for someone you care about can be challenging. Whether you know what they like or have no idea where to start, our team are experts at creating the perfect gift.  Here are some questions to ask that can help you decide what custom gifts should be included in your box or basket:

  • Who is the gift box recipient? First and foremost, you’ll want to take into account who the gift recipient is and what they like. Consider the unique tastes of the gift recipient and select items to go in your custom gift box that match.  Do they have a favorite color?  Do they drink?  Do they have pets, grandchildren or kids?  These are just a few examples that help us get to know the recipient.  If it’s a business associate, maybe you know work related things about them that you can share with us.
  • What is the occasion? Your custom gift box should fit the occasion, whether it’s a birthday, a new baby celebration, or a virtual meeting gift.  We have gifts for employees, clients & family, so be sure to share that with us too.
  • What is practical? Gift boxes are intended to be fun and lighthearted, but you should also think about what’s practical. For example, a delicious nut selection is unlikely to be a good choice for someone with a peanut allergy. Or, a very expensive custom gift box might not be appropriate for a work meeting or employee gifts.  Think about what you may spend on flowers since that is a good comparison for what you would spend on a gift basket/box for your recipient.  We will help guide you as well as our goal is to make the gift look full without being obnoxious.

A Peek At Our Most-Often Ordered Custom Gift Boxes

A Walk Through New Orleans

custom gift boxes with The Basketry in New Orleans La with homemade fleur de lis cookie, bottle of white wine in the center with 2 hand painted stemless wine glasses with Pelicans on them

The Walk Through New Orleans gift box features tasty treats from Cafe du Monde, King Cake flavored popcorn, Fleur de Lis decorated cookies and candies, and of course, NOLA’s famous glazed pecans.  We designed this gift to give you a good assortment of Nola favorites.

A Charcuterie Deluxe

Charcuterie boards are always a stylish gift for nearly any occasion. A Charcuterie Deluxe custom gift box from The Basketry features curated seasonal cheese and meats, water crackers, peanuts and pecans, popcorn, pepper jelly, cookies, local honey, and more. Hand delivered only due to perishable items. If you want to ship this gift, just let us know so we can make a few changes.

Gluten Free Taste of New Orleans

Our Gluten Free Taste of New Orleans custom gift box is the perfect choice for gift recipients with certain dietary restrictions. The custom gifts in this box include kettle-cooked potato chips, hand-crafted popcorn from Poppy, Abita root beer, Cousins Smokehouse Beef Jerky, original pecan pralines from Aunt Sally’s, and of course, a string of Mardi Gras beads.  We do offer other gluten free items, so be sure to let us know if you need this option.

Gourmet Fruit Tower

You simply cannot go wrong when ordering a fruit gift basket, no matter the occasion. The Gourmet Fruit Tower features hand-selected fresh fruits including oranges, grapes, red and green apples, and bananas. Other goodies include coffee, Brie cheese, crackers, cookies, and NOLA-famous honey glazed pecans. Need something bigger for the office? Opt for our Fruit and Nut Medley.  While fruit often feels “impersonal” or generic, our fruit baskets do not look like grocery store baskets and they are actually very well thought out and not generic at all.  We certainly wouldn’t still be here after 26 years if they were.

A Top Provider of Hand Delivered Custom Gifts in New Orleans

The Basketry is proud to be the top choice for hand delivered custom gifts and gift boxes in the New Orleans area.  We specialize in corporate gift boxes, business gifts, birthday and anniversary custom gift boxes, and more. If your gift recipient isn’t in the NOLA area, no worries — we can ship to all 50 states.

Contact us today to start building your custom gift box! 

Cheers to 26 years!

xoxo, Kristi Brocato (founder)

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