Looking for a place with character to build you gift baskets around? In Texas, you'll find that visitors and those who hear about that state view it as a land filled with large (or larger than life) things. Because of this it might be a bit of a challenge when creating a basket not to get too carried away with making everything 'Big'. You'll find Texas located on the Southern and Southwest regions of the United States. Leading the way as the second-largest state in area as well as inhabitants, close to half of the population calls Dallas, Fort Worth, or Houston their home.
Texas has a reputation that's internationally known with electrifying energy and leading the way in aeronautics. The only way to really represent this is by using the bold shades of orange, red, and yellow when decorating a Texas-themed gift basket. Texas and its space technology are a must to include in a gift basket; the Houston-We-Have-Liftoff gift basket could include an assortment of space-related items that any recipient, young or old, could appreciate.
Texas is the leading producer in the United States and this is just one of the economic factors that could be used as a gift basket idea. Gift baskets showcasing marinades, sauces, and spice rubs are just the thing to bring in the crowds, especially when barbecue and rodeo season are in full swing. Additional top crops to pull ideas from include watermelons, grain, corn, wheat, and cotton.
Texas is also a state that is known for the fact that its housing costs are reasonably low. Lower priced housing means more people are moving into new houses on a daily basis. This is your perfect opportunity to offer a gift basket that welcomes the new homeowners into their proud new home with items they can use throughout!
The rodeo events that are held all over the state are easily one of the biggest sources of pride and culture. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is held each year and brings in thousands of spectators and participants who enjoy the 20-day celebration from late February to early March. Stuffed bulls and horses, spicy nuts, hickory-flavored snacks, and barbecue accessories are just some of the things you may include in a rodeo-themed gift basket. When decorating the arrangement, you could use lariat rope in place of ribbon to further follow the theme.
Texas gift basket ideas may also benefit from showcasing some of the characteristics of various state symbols. Fruit baskets highlighting the Texas red grapefruit is just the thing to start off a morning. The spicy and flaming hot jalapeno pepper represents the state as well, which means chips, dip, sauces, cracker spreads, and even bread mixes include some of the things this type of gift basket should be centered on. Chili-themed gift baskets will also go far in promoting the Lone Star State
Article by: Wendy Wood