The Gift Basket Design Book Review

The Gift Basket Design Book

I love gift baskets. There is nothing that compares to giving or receiving a bountiful basket that is overflowing with handpicked delights and tantalizing treats. As author Shirley George Frazier says:

A gift is just a gift, but a gift basket is a mood-altering experience!

That’s why I am so excited to share a wonderful resource that will open up a whole new world of creativity for you! Shirley’s best-selling book, The Gift Basket Design Book, will teach you everything you need to know to begin creating one-of-a-kind baskets from scratch!

The Gift Basket Design Book Review

If you want to learn how to build beautiful gift baskets – for pleasure or for profit – I can’t think of a better resource than this book! As an artisan, Shirley’s passion for creative gift giving shines through on every page. As an instructor, Shirley’s technical expertise is evident in the clear instructions and numerous illustrations provided throughout. After reading this book, you will be privvy to the trade secrets Shirley learned during 21 years in the gift basket industry!

What makes this book truly enjoyable is Shirley’s natural story-telling ability. Whether she is sharing customer stories or swapping creative ideas for gift giving, Shirley throroughly engages her readers throughout.

My favorite story was Shirley’s encounter with a client whose son surprised her with a Mother’s Day basket filled with $100 worth of lottery tickets designed as lollipops. When she opened the basket and saw the contents, she screamed so loudly, her neighbors called the police! When the police came and she showed them the reason for the disturbance – the gift basket – they were so impressed, they ordered similar baskets for their mothers!

Overall Rating
Five Stars

Purple Gift Basket by Shirley George Frazier

The Gift Basket Design Book Giveaway

Update: This giveaway is now CLOSED. See The Gift Basket Design Book Winner for details.

Now for the fun! Shirley has graciously offered to award one lucky Create With Joy follower an autographed copy of her book!

Below are the instructions for entering this giveaway. Be sure to include your NAME and E-MAIL on EACH ENTRY so that I can easily contact you if you are the winner.

REQUIRED ENTRY (1 Comment): Indicate whether you are a Current or New Google Friend Connect Follower, and let me know: Are you interested in making gift baskets for pleasure, for profit, or both?

Optional Entries (1 Comment Per Action):

1. Subscribe to the Create With Joy RSS Feed.
2. Subscribe to Create With Joy via e-mail (must be activated to count!)
3. Add my New Create With Joy badge to your site. The badge is on my sidebar! Be sure to leave a link to your site for verification purposes!
4. Add Create With Joy to your Blog Roll. Be sure to leave a link to your site for verification purposes!
5. Blog about this giveaway! You can do this by writing a post on your blog OR by adding the giveaway to your sidebar with a link back to this review. Send me your blog link and details on what you did for verification!

The Fine Print

This contest is open until April 16th at Midnight PDST. I will choose the winner using a Random Number Generator. Once I have verified that the winner has complied with the contest requirements, I will contact them and announce the winner on the blog. I will then forward their name, e-mail address, and mailing address to Shirley George Frazier, who will mail and distribute the prize.


47 Responses to “The Gift Basket Design Book Review”

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  1. jskell911 says:

    I am a current GFC Follower (that book looks awesome!)

  2. CRichman says:

    your newest gfc follower from the hop please stop by

  3. ashleynichole says:

    I'm a current follower and I would make gift baskets for pleasure 🙂
    ashleydangit at gmail dot com

  4. terriavidreader (IN-USA) says:

    I've made baskets lots of times, for profit and I'd love to learn more. I do follow. Thanks for this chance.
    terriavidreader at yahoo dot com

  5. kitkat says:

    lovely baskets! i'm your newest follower from fmbt.
    plz follow bck 🙂

  6. Melissa says:

    I have your blog listed on the sidebar of my blog
    ..left hand side. thanks!

  7. jude says:

    I love baskets and with Easter shortly upon us what a fab prize .Im current follower and have badeg on side bar ,added candy to my candy jar linking back here .RRs feed set up.Thanks again for offering such alovely prize.Happy Woyww have a creative one
    Hugs judex

  8. Mommyto3andahusky says:

    I became a follower of your blog! 🙂 Erin

  9. okienurse says:

    Nice basket. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #88

  10. Melissa says:

    I am a new Google friend follower! Im interested in making baskets for profit and pleasure! thanks!
    readinginks(at) gmail (dot) com

  11. shah wharton says:

    You can't post it to me in Dubai so I'm not here for the competition, as great as it looks. Just wanted to stop by, be nosy and say hi. ;D Shah X

  12. Yankee Texan says:

    I am your newest follower from the Get Wired Blg Hop. Hope you can stop by too at Looking forward to reading more and I would be making gift baskets for fun. I love doing it, but never seem to get everything in the right spot, so the book would be a great addition to my collection!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hello, I do follow Create with Joy!
    I make baskets all the time, but would love to REALLY learn to make them!

    Thanks for the chance,

  14. Serendipity Stamping says:

    I would love to get this book for my sorority chapter. We do baskets for raffles to donate to various community organizations. Would love to gather some new ideas! Will follow posting rules, blog, etc.

  15. Heather says:

    I'm a GFC follower. IDK if I'd make them for profit, but it'd be fun to know how to do well!

  16. Serendipity Stamping says:

    Having problems with sites today. Don't know if my earlier comment took or not. Have been listed as a follower, book on my sit and on my righthand sidebar for your blog. I think this book would be a lovely gift to my sorority chapter as we make gift baskets for charitable contributions in our community and we need some new ideas.

  17. A Helicopter Mom says:

    I am a current follower! 🙂

    I'd love to make money with the baskets but have NO extra time, so I would use it to make awesome presents for friends and family!

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

  18. A Helicopter Mom says:

    I subscribe via Google reader!

    mickeycoutts at yahoo dot com

    p.s. I'd love it if you'd swing back by and enter my very FIRST giveaway for an Original Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee Print (value $119)!

  19. Holly Ann says:

    Hello! I am a new GFC follower from the blog hop! So nice to [virtually] meet you! 🙂

    I'd be thrilled if you came by to follow-back. I'd be even happier if you entered my current giveaway for some fabulous products from Eco Ellie's! I have very low entries right now so you're likely to win if you enter!

  20. Lesli says:

    I am a current GFC follower. I am interested in making them for personal use.

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

  21. shah wharton says:

    In reply to your message – Can't get post to your door here – need a PO Box which are unreliable and costly. Hubs has one from work but the last book I won I have still not received. I tend to stick to eBooks and my kindle now really. ;D Shah .X

  22. Jewels For Hope says:

    Hi! I am a new follower from the thirsty thursday blog hop 🙂

    I would love to make baskets for personal use- for gifts. I always make them currently for people but they always come out not perfect haha

  23. maryjaco1 says:

    New GFC follower- mary J.
    I like making gift baskets for pleasure.

  24. Toucan Scraps says:

    popped over from WOYWW, I'm a new follower.

    I love to give presents and bless people.

  25. Let'sMakeADifference says:

    Hi, I'm blog hopping and found yours! I love your blog! I'm now following. Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

  26. Jodi says:

    What a fun book!

    Following you from the Fab Friends Thursday blog hop! If you get a chance hop over and say hi at

  27. fairyrocks says:

    I am a follower, love your blog,
    I could benifit from learning how to put together a gift basket. I also have a young friend who has such a flare for decorating and displays. I would pass this to her as she is in school to be an event planner, and will go far.

  28. Mrs. White says:

    This looks like a great book! I'd love to make gift baskets just for fun.

    I am already a follower.

    Thank you for your lovely note and invitation to enter!

    Mrs. White
    The Legacy of Home

  29. Shooting Stars Mag says:

    i love gift baskets. I'm a new follower. I'd love to learn how to make baskets for pleasure to give as gifts.

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  30. Tertia says:

    Love those baskets! I make gift baskets for all my friends and family, in fact I think they are getting a bit bored with them lately! LOL
    Happy belated WOYWW

  31. Grandma Yellow Hair says:

    I am a happy follower and I would use this book for doing baskets for friends.
    Great giveaway.

  32. Katherines Corner says:

    I'm a happy follower ( email available on contact page) Hugs and thank you for the giveaway

  33. DogsMom says:

    I thought I was a follower but maybe when I had computer troubles maybe I was disconnected. I have fixed that now and AM a follower.

    wis momworks (at) gmail (dot) com

  34. DogsMom says:

    RSS subscribed

  35. nickandkatherine says:

    I am a new follower with gfc. I love to make baskets as gifts.

  36. nickandkatherine says:

    Subscribed to Create With Joy via e-mail

  37. caseykitties says:

    I'm new 🙂 I would make baskets to give away as presents. I'm not creative on my own, but I follow directions really well!

  38. Jennifer says:

    New follower (jennifer).

    I absolutely love the way these baskets look. Would love to know how to do them.

    Please include me if this Giveaway is available for CANADA, thanks.

    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

  39. tiffany jewelry says:

    Thanks so much for writing this good info! I am looking forward to checking out more…

  40. Liza767 says:

    i am new follower

    i making for x-mas presents
    a freebie basket
    a baby basket

  41. Pain SUX says:

    Current GFC follower and I LOVE making gift baskets 🙂

    soklad at hotmail dot com

  42. Pain SUX says:

    Your blog button resides at:

    soklad at hotmail dot com

  43. carole says:

    new gfc follower (gram122)
    Like to make baskets just for giving


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