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Gift baskets are totally unique to give as gifts and are adored by many. They can be filled with any assortment of items to suit any occasion. Some popular choices are cheeses and crackers, wines, toys, clothes and baby things. Birthdays, house warming and showers are just a few events where people often give gift baskets. Many companies also give gift baskets to their employees at company parties and events.

Start-up Costs
$1000 to $5000. May be higher depending on the size of your inventory.

Pricing
$25 to $300. Also check your competitor's prices and follow their lead.

Skill Needed
•Work at a gift shop
•Attend trade shows
•Practice making some baskets for family and friends

Marketing
•Basic website
•Word of mouth
•Business cards
•Brochures
•Advertisement in local papers before any holidays

Equipment
•Baskets (wholesale and from yard sales)
•Clear plastic wrap
•Ribbons
•Hay or straw filler
•Assorted items to fill baskets

Annual Income
$20,000 to $60,000 depending on how many baskets you sell along with the time and effort you put into it.

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