Monday, 11 July 2011
pecial events and occasions offer lots of opportunity for us to reciprocate our gratitude to customers and vendors who've been with us throughout the year. But rather than giving away thoughtless gifts that don't quite reflect your company's image, it's important to spend some time to think about buying the perfect gift.
A few years ago, people looking for corporate gifts didn't have too many options. All they could choose were pens, and watches that were sometimes custom-made and imprinted with the company's name and logo. Thanks to the Internet, gifts have become as unique as the person gifting can afford to be. From gourmet food gift baskets, signature chocolate boxes, personalized baked goods, goodie baskets, and wine baskets, there's plenty of choices. The budget for gift baskets varies from less than $25 and can go to the limit that you desire.
Gourmet food gift baskets are ideal for people who wouldn't be impressed very easily. A typical basket includes muffins in different flavors including blueberry, raspberry, almonds, or banana nut. Besides these they might also include chocolates, nuts, chips, cheese dips, pretzels, truffles, wafer rolls, crackers and delectable almonds. You can also order fine wine, and etched wine bottles to be included in these or choose from a special food and wine basket.
If you aren't sure of the gift that'll be right for your client, you can call them for advice. A professional gift consultant would help you choose from the right gift. It's best to ask for recommendations because they are aware of the nuances and can help you pick specialized gifts that need not necessarily cost a lot.
Before you choose from these gourmet foods gift baskets, make sure that you've chosen the right company. Well established gift companies often take orders over the phone and people looking to call these people should not be connected to a customer service representative from some far away land. They should help you steer clear of outdated and archaic generic gifts, since these are food items the gifts should be packed well and delivered with a smile. Some companies can arrange for packaging with a wrap, greeting card and your logo imprinted on the gift. It's also important to ensure that the products that you choose are of good quality.
So the next time you choose to thank your client or vendor, just go online and order from one of the gift baskets with wine or a promotional item.