November 11th, 2008
Gift Baskets, Hampers and Boxes, So Many Choices
When you’re searching for a special gift you will find a huge range of gift baskets, hampers and boxes offering everything from chocolate bouquets to nappy cakes. You have someone in mind that you want to congratulate, thank, or say that you’re thinking of them, perhaps its corporate gifts you’re looking for, so it’s important to show that you have thought very carefully about the gift you send. Whether it’s a basket, hamper or box, you want them to feel really special when they receive it. It’s always a good idea to choose something that is personalised and relevant, perhaps it’s something special that you can only find locally (Adelaide gift) or reminds them of a special place they have visited. Maybe they have a weakness for a particular type of food, or they love to collect unique ornaments.
Think about their tastes, what type of things do they have in their home? What is their favourite food? What kind of places do they like to visit? What are their values? You may also have to think about their needs when you are choosing the right gift, do they have any particular health requirements, allergies or special diets. These are things that need to be considered whether you’re thinking about a gift basket of fruit, a food hamper or a box of extra special goodies.
To ensure that the gift you send is memorable, the whole experience should be extra special. Most importantly the contents of the gift basket, hamper or box must be well chosen, but you also want the best quality of presentation. If the contents are individually wrapped and there are surprises within surprises the experience will be richer. Finally you’ll want to make sure your gift is delivered with a handwritten message of your choice.
Take a good look at the gift baskets, hampers and boxes available, then consider the receivers personality, taste and needs. Think about the contents, their meaning and the presentation. Then you’ll know that you’ve made the right choice and your gift will be unforgettable!
November 11th, 2008
- Corporate Gifts – Custom Design
- Your Guide for Ideas, Inspiration and Considerations
This time of year gets a little busy, we’re racing towards the end of the calender year and you suddenly realise that its time to think about seasonal corporate gifts. Not only are you under pressure to come up with inspirational ideas for your family and friends but you may also need to chose gifts for clients, co-workers and board members. There are many gift baskets, hampers and boxes available but making the right choice is very important and can convey so much about you and your organisation.
Firstly you might need to take a little time to consider who you need to give corporate gifts to and why. This may seem obvious but your gift will be more likely to convey what you want to say if you have a clear idea of the motivation behind it and the kind of person receiving it.
If you are thanking your loyal staff for their hard work, then a personally selected corporate gift which suits their taste will convey your appreciation more warmly than a standard company branded gift. Don’t forget to be even handed and remember that everyone needs to feel valued whatever their role in the company.
If it’s a company tradition to present corporate gifts to board members this is your opportunity to show your creativity. You’ll probably have to come up with an idea that is very different from last years, so think outside the square. Small boutique businesses are more likely to have something unique than big companies. Look at local specialities and search for inspiration at local galleries and studios, you might even consider giving an experience rather than a tangible object.
When giving to clients and customers you may have to consider how your corporate gift will be perceived, you want to thank them for their ongoing business but if the gift is badly timed it might be misconstrued, if it’s an expensive gift, will it cause embarrassment? Gifts which convey something about you company values are a good idea, perhaps something relating to your environmental policy your location or region. You can convey a lot about your creativity and ethics by the gifts you chose.
A final but important issue to bear in mind is that of cultural considerations. Think about the recipient’s culture and ethics. Is it appropriate to give alcohol? What festival do they celebrate at this time of year? Remember it may not be the same as yours.
Whatever corporate gifts you choose at this time of year, if you put a little thought and creativity into it the experience will be fun and rewarding, and hopefully you’ll also receive something special!