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Start Your Own Gift Basket Business

Take your first step toward a career as a gift basket designer! This course will tell you everything you need to know about starting a gift basket business and running it successfully. 

You will learn how to make gift baskets that stand out from everyone else's. You'll also discover how to set up your own design studio and where to find foods, products, and supplies to make your baskets. In addition, you'll explore the requirements and guidelines for running a home-based business. Maximize your profits by pricing your gift baskets correctly and investigate cost-effective ways to ship and deliver the gorgeous gift baskets you create. Along the way, you’ll find out the sales secrets that most long-time designers won't reveal. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to start your own business as a gift basket designer - and you'll have the confidence you need to excel in this fun and profitable career!

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting April 17 | May 15

Start Your Own Gift Basket Business


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Course Code: gbb

What You Will Learn
  • Learn everything you need to know about starting a gift basket business
  • Understand how to price your gift baskets and develop cost-effective ways to ship and deliver
  • Explore the requirements and guidelines for running a home-based business.
  • Learn how to make gift baskets that stand out from the competition and market your products effectively
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Discover the sales secrets that most long-time designers won't reveal
  • Gain the confidence you need to excel in a fun and profitable career
  • Reach your creative potential and learn how to set up your own design studio


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Week 1

Learn what it takes to be successful and how much money you'll need to start your business. You will follow a ten-step tutorial using items around your home to make your first gift basket. Then, discover how to create a professionally styled gift basket. You will learn about the essential materials you’ll need.

Week 2

Discover smart shopping tips that will help you save money and make the right decisions about what to purchase and where. You will learn about registering your business so that companies selling merchandise identify you as a bona fide retailer. Then, examine the advantages of a home-based workspace and provides tips to set it up.

Week 3

Examine the top ten reasons why individuals buy gift baskets, look at five steps that convince corporations to become customers, and identify professional business owners you know right now who may become your top buyers. Then, discover how to separate the real competition from every business in your area that sells gift baskets. You will identify your actual competitors and assess their strengths and weaknesses.

Week 4

Learn the formulas that keep your business profitable. You will be introduced to three distinct methods to calculate your prices, and you’ll see a sample chart that will help you easily apply that method to all your future designs. Then, learn to create a marketing plan and advertising strategy that works for you and your budget.

Week 5

Discover the methods to collect payments by cash, check, and credit cards, plus how to process payments online. You will learn the importance of creating a business account and how to establish systems to handle different types of payment. Then, learn the equipment and supplies required for proper packaging and review a tutorial in packing a ship-shape basket.

Week 6

Learn the steps to creating a website for your business. You will discover how to establish a site that’s attractive and user friendly - even if you don’t know a thing about web design. Finally, discover the tactics that top designers worldwide have mastered to keep their businesses going and growing. You'll learn how to recognize growth potential and begin to plan for new opportunities, looking ahead six months to ten years.

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Instructors & Support

Shirley George Frazier

Shirley George Frazier is one of the world’s leading authorities on the gift basket industry. In business since 1990, Shirley is the founder of and the author of the industry’s best-selling books, How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business and The Gift Basket Design Book. Shirley’s mission is to provide business and marketing support to home-based entrepreneurs, specialty store owners, and related professionals worldwide through in-person training, live seminar conferences, and articles written for consumer and business publications. Her clients include Macy's, Barnes & Noble, Total Wine, and Hallmark stores.




There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.

How does it work?

Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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