Free Gift Basket Tipsheet Celebrates National Crafts Month

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To encourage enterprising women and men to learn how to make gift baskets during MarchÂ?s National Crafts Month, GiftBasketBusiness.com is distributing a free tipsheet with ideas to start a hobby or business.

To encourage enterprising women and men to learn how to make gift baskets during March’s National Crafts Month, GiftBasketBusiness.com is distributing a free tipsheet with ideas to start a hobby or business.

“There’s more to creating gift baskets than just throwing a few items together,” says Shirley Frazier, president of Sweet Survival®, parent company of GiftBasketBusiness.com and author of The Gift Basket Design Book. “A designer considers what the receiver enjoys eating or the fragrance she prefers. That’s what makes a gift basket memorable.”

According to a survey conducted by Sweet Survival® in 2004, an estimated 55,000 individuals in the U.S. make gift baskets as a hobby or a full-time business. Gourmet baskets are best sellers, followed by spa, romance, and new home baskets.

The two-sided gift basket tipsheet explains, on one side, how to start a hobby, and the other side details the best ways to start a business. It also shows designs that anyone new to the craft can re-create.

Tips to get started with gift baskets include:

•Start small by finding supplies at local stores.

•Don’t mix chocolates and fragrant items together in one basket.

•Create your gifts with unique containers as well as baskets.

•Look for adult schools that offer hands-on classes.

•Use the Internet to find books and videos to expand your design ideas.

Tipsheets are available throughout March by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Sweet Survival, P.O. Box 31, River St. Station, Paterson, NJ 07544.

Since 1990, GiftBasketBusiness.com specializes in teaching entrepreneurs and gift professionals how to start and grow successful businesses. Shirley Frazier is an award-winning designer who conducts seminars at libraries, adult schools and trade shows nationwide. She has appeared on CNBC and The Food Network. Frazier is also author of How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business.

For more information, contact Shirley Frazier at (973) 279-2799, or visit http://www.GiftBasketBusiness.com.

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