Let’s talk Christmas 2021 for a minute. In our gifting world, the holiday planning started months ago and now we are ready to launch our holiday gift boxes online! Why so early?? Well, here’s the truth about why you NEED to start early this year.
Shipping delays will cause you
(and me) major headaches this year!
If you are planning on sending gifts outside of our hand delivery area, we will depend on FedEx and UPS to get it there and let’s face it, they are running way behind, working with less employees and losing lots of packages. Our job is to make your gift beautiful and part of that is allowing extra time for it to arrive. We also depend on our vendors to get us supplies and the shipping delays mean we may not get what we want in 2021. Don’t worry though, every retailer in America is facing the same issue, so The Basketry will make sure you are taken care of. Here’s a list of important deadlines you’ll need to try to meet.
- Order by November 20th. First and foremost, you’ll want to place your holiday order by November 20th. We won’t ship/deliver your gifts until December, but getting your order in will guarantee that you get what you want. If you want to start earlier than that, our team is READY NOW!
- Ship by December 5th. If you think having your Christmas gift arrive in early December is too early, think again. It’s going to take twice as long as it used to for things to arrive, so let’s be safe and ship early. If you want to wait then make your gift a “Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!” gift just incase it arrives after Santa comes.
- Order BRANDED gifts by November 1st. Gift boxes are intended to be fun and lighthearted, but if you want to make your gift BRANDED to reflect your company, you’ll want to do this by 11/1 to make sure we get all of the logo items to create the amazing wow factor that you envision. Send us your logo and we can create logo boxes, ribbon, gift cards as well as promotional products. Email us email@example.com.
CLICK HERE to see our newest holiday gifts!
To prepare for the holidays, we custom design gifts that we love in a variety of price ranges. We spend several photo sessions taking pictures and many hours adding them online. This makes us extremely proud when we have a chance to show you what we have created for you. Take a look!
A Peek At Our Most-Often Ordered Custom Gift Boxes
A Caymus Celebration is a beautiful gift box filled with a bottle of Caymus, gourmet cheese, sea salt artisan crackers, extra virgin olive oil, glazed pecans, wine chips and pralines. We can add a holiday cookie and your logo to this gift to make it more personal. Be sure to order this gift SUPER early since Caymus is very limited and only a certain amount of cases are allocated to each retailer.
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 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.
If you need New Orleans themed gifts for out of town friends and family, please visit this section of our website for many options and price ranges. Our in store options for local gifts are endless, so even if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, I am certain that we have it. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! (Let the good times roll!)
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)