Gift basket tower

Does this sound familiar…

You enjoy making gift baskets for the holidays but you find yourself stuck with the same boring old idea of items in a wicker basket?

Are you desperately looking for a fresh new way to spice up your gift baskets?

If this sounds like you, then you’ve come to the right place!

This year, try something a little different…a gift basket tower!

Gift basket tower

What’s a gift basket tower, you may ask??

It’s a stacked group of decorated boxes, in various sizes, filled with all types of treats. Yes, maybe simple but it’s such a unique alternative to the usual wicker gift basket, don’t you think??

We’ll show you how easy it is to create this stunning gift basket tower!


How to put together a gift basket tower-

Step 1 – Get your boxes together

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Decide on what sizes and how many boxes you’ll need for your gift basket tower. The sizes will depend on what you’ll be filling them with. You should keep in mind that you’ll want a variety so they stack nicely and easily.

For our gift basket tower, we used natural kraft colored gift boxes in 3 different sizes:#33, #44 and #83. We also used some white cookie boxes.


Step 2 – Fill your boxes

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Now the fun part is filling your boxes! Your gift basket tower can be filled with all sorts of gourmet treats such as candies, chocolates, cookies, nuts and baked items.

You can also make a gift basket tower with just about any other theme: spa, wellness, gourmet foods, movie night and so many more.


Step 3 – Stack your boxes

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Once you’ve got your boxes filled, it’s time to start stacking. With the largest at the bottom, see how they’ll best fit together.


Step 4 – Decorate/secure your boxes

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Now this step actually does double duty: you’ll be adding decorative ribbon to make the gift basket tower a bit fancier AND you’ll also be helping to keep everything secure.

Notice on the middle row in the above photo, we added a length of printed ribbon to keep the 2 white cookie boxes securely attached to the natural kraft coloured box in the center.

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Here’s a closeup of the ribbon. We just did a simple double knot on the front of the gift basket tower.

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Then we added another piece of ribbon around the entire stack, from bottom to top, to keep all the boxes securely together.


Step 5 – A bow for your boxes

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Of course every gift basket tower needs a gorgeous bow at the top!

For this stack, we decided to do simple Cheater Bow in luxurious brown satin ribbon. Just click here for easy step by step instructions on how to make this bow. Once you’ve made the bow, attach it to the top of you gift basket tower.

For something a little different, we added a sugar cookie ornament, created for us by the lovely Stacie at Sugarlove Designs. You can easily co-ordinate a cookie design with the overall gift basket tower theme.

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And there you have it, a unique alternative to the usual wicker gift basket!

Remember, they can be made in any variety of sizes and shapes too. In the photo below, we even did a smaller gift basket tower consisting of just 2 small white boxes with reindeer stickers on them.

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So the next time you’re needing a special gift for someone, give gift basket towers a try!

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Looking for more gift basket ideas??

Here are a couple more blog posts you’ll want to check out!


How To Put Together An Awesome Wine Gift Basket – click here for instructions

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How To Wrap A Gift Basket In 8 Easy Steps – click here for instructions

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Anna is Vice President and Director of Marketing at Essential Packaging Inc. For the past 24 years, along with her husband of 25 years, David, she has helped to grow the company from a home based business into a thriving retail and online enterprise. Her love of creative packaging, marketing and small business life has lead her to the wonderful world of blogging. Now she writes on her 2 blogs, A Beautifully Wrapped Life and A Small Business Life. She enjoys kayaking with her son Matt, hikes with her constantly shedding Yellow Lab Soda and her 5 backyard chickens. Connect with her by CLICKING HERE Find out more about Essential Packaging at