Date Published (1.12.17)
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This year, we created a series of hand-poured candles and a gourmet blend of hot cocoa to bring in the new year.

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BASIC® Handcrafted Holiday Gifts for 2016

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.

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, Visual Designer at BASIC®

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® is an experience design company that thrives at the crossroads of culture and technology. Combining human intuition with systematic thinking, its work in strategy, design, and digital transformation is recognized for challenging business convention alongside the world’s most forward-thinking brands.

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