Rural Garden Gift Baskets: There’s Money In Them For You
Fun Gift For Creating Appetizing Homegrown Gift Packages!
Rural garden gift baskets is a pleasant homebased business that will challenge your creative as well as your managerial skills.
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Rural Garden Gift Baskets
Rural garden gift baskets have become popular in recent years.
They are a collection of desirable items, and in such a variety that they appeal to all.
By determining the markets you want to target and the type of baskets you want to produce, you can set your income goals for as little or as much as you like–depending on your garden’s production and the season.
From the very large and the very small, homemakers and businesses have needs for gift giving on a pretty constant basis.
By targeting busy rural homesteaders who don’t enjoy or have time for growing fresh, organic produce, and local businesses, you protect yourself from potential sales fluctuations common to what are generally considered seasonal items.
Homesteaders, homemakers and businesses love gift baskets because they are “safe” compared to other gifts like chocolate (many people now carefully watch their fat intake), or wine and spirits (many people don’t drink).
Of course, other possible clients for your gift baskets include associations, retail outlets, fundraisers, and individual customers who purchase for themselves as a gift.
Rural garden gift baskets are fundamentally several select pieces of vegetables, fruit, homemade cheese, honey, preserves, home-canned goods, kitchen crafts i.e. pot holders, fresh flowers, etc. placed in a unique arrangement, and presented to look extravagant!
Use your imagination and keep an eye for unusual and appealing products.
To keep unit price low, inventory most commonly used items by purchasing from Dollar Tree.
Look for large, pretty items to add that will give your large rural garden gift basket “size”.
Focus on a theme and build around it such as a holiday, bereavement, celebration, birth, etc.
Or, focus on a certain recipe for home grown potatoes, onions, berries, fruit, etc. and include the recipe.
From a local business or corporate perspective, create presentations that communicate their perspective or marketing slogan.
Do not limit yourself by just using baskets as your main vehicle.
For example, a basket with an Italian theme can use as its “basket” a large pasta bowl to hold a small homemade vinegar, olive oil, sun-dried and fresh tomatoes, basil, etc.
Raffia, wheat straw, pine needles, etc. can be used to cushion the items, sealed together with shrink wrap or vegetable netting; and you’ve got a product that can be retailed for around $39.
Your cost can be as low as $10-12, yielding great profit for you.