BASIC Handcrafted Holiday Gifts for 2016

News Posted on — 01.12.2017

BASIC Handcrafted Holiday Gifts for 2016

This year, we created a series of hand-poured candles and a gourmet blend of hot cocoa to bring in the New Year.

Every holiday season, our team comes together to create a custom handcrafted gift to honor our friends and partners who continue to inspire us and drive us forward into the new year. This year, we created a series of hand-poured candles and a gourmet blend of hot cocoa to bring in the New Year.

BASIC Holiday Gift 2016 Candles on Boxes
BASIC Holiday Gift 2016 Candle Flame
BASIC Holiday Gift Package Design It's Lit
BASIC Holiday Gift 2016 Wine Bottle Package Design
BASIC Handcrafted Holiday Gifts 2016 Cards

Our candles were hand-poured, in-house, using an all natural black soy wax infused with a blend of cedarwood, patchouli, black pepper, and pimento berry essential oils. We poured each candle inside a frosted glass with a custom matte black foil print. Then placed each candle inside a telescoping two-piece box, wrapped in a classic black linen with white foil print.

Our gourmet hot cocoa blend, was packaged inside of a custom matte black tin with white foil print, alongside a custom BASIC mug, and a nib of Godiva Liquor, to keep cozy through the holiday season.

Each care package contained a black-on-black holiday card with a black gloss foil, duplexed with handwritten script on the front and a personalized greeting on the back.

“This year was a great opportunity to step away from our desks, dive into something new, and create something entirely from scratch. Creating a one-off gift that’s unique for our clients allows us to reflect on the attention to detail that our team puts into every project, no matter what the challenge is.” - Gladys Becerra, BASIC Visual Designer

Thanks again to all of our partners and friends who we've had the opportunity to create great work with, as we look forward to what's next.

This project was recently featured on The Dieline and Packaging of the World.

BASIC Holiday Gift 2016 Hot Chocolate Package Design


BASIC is a brand strategy and digital design agency that brings brands and culture together. With a belief that culture drives commerce, BASIC leverages shared values and ideals to inform strategy and design, creating experiences that inspire life and inspire action.

With a growing client list of world-class passion brands, BASIC specializes in millennial insights, strategy-driven and design-led brand development, and digital innovation / user experience. This year, BASIC earned 7 Webby Award Recognitions including shopping site of the year, best practices finalist, as well as honoree awards for mobile shopping, and three other categories. BASIC also earned two site of the year recognitions at the 2016 OMMA awards within the fashion and retail categories.