My daughter and her friends bought some household goodies to make a basket for a friend. They stood everything up and put tissue paper between the items...the problem with that is it falls around and looks terrible by the time you get it to the person. By re arranging the basket and laying the items down, it is more mobile.
Put newspaper in the bottom of the basket, put a thin layer of excelsior on the paper and arrange the products where they look best. When everything arranged, put paper shreds in the gaps and covered it with clear wrap.
The basket is actually a dog bed for the friends pet.