Mar 18 2013

Gift-Giving Expert Tips // Office Gifting

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Forget the booze- Alcohol can be a touchy subject. Avoid giving officemates booze unless you know for a fact that they drink alcohol! Wouldn’t you rater be safe than sorry?

Don’t be afraid to give DIY gifts- Why not make the gift yourself? Pinterest, one of our favorite sites, is full of personal DIY gift ideas on both ends of the price spectrum. DIY gifts express that you put both thought and effort into creating a unique gift for a special person!

Include a gift receipt if possible- Okay, so not every gift is a perfect match, but that’s nothing to be offended by! Why not eliminate the fuss of difficult exchanges for your gift receiver and get a gift receipt along with the gift? Tape it to the side of the box so it can be seen, but isn’t too obvious.

Don’t wait until the last minute- Try to avoid last minute purchases. People can tell if you just threw something together right before work. We believe a gift is something that should make someone feel special, so plan ahead and don’t take the easy way out.

Be aware of food allergies- Are you infamous for your chocolate chunk cookies? Baked goods are a great gift to give, especially during the holiday season, but make sure to be mindful of food allergies. You never want to give a gift someone can’t enjoy! Gluten free chocolate chunk cookies anyone?

*Check out our favorite delicious goodies that will be sure to satisfy any sweet tooth and tickle any foodies’ heart.

Wrap your gifts with pizzazz- Make your gift even more exciting to open by wrapping it in an innovative and fabulous way. Check out our Pinterest board with TONS of packaging suggestions or our time saving gift-wrapping tips!

The person who has everything- Why not give back while giving? Consider giving a donation in someone’s name to a charity. A “feel-good” gift to give.

Don’t go too overboard- So, you love gifting like we do? Unfortunately sometimes in an office setting you must be aware of how your gifting techniques reflect on your personality. You don’t want to be viewed as the “brown-noser” of the office!

Hey TGI readers- Can you think of a time when you found yourself in an interesting office-gifting situation? Let us know!

 

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Oct 27 2010

Brownie Pops for Client Gifts

Want to send some seasonal treats to your client?  Want to send something more unique and original than the box of cupcakes you’ve send 25 times before.

Send Brownie Pops.  These Halloween ones are super cute, they also have fall and thanksgiving themed pops if you are looking for something a little more subtle.

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Sep 21 2010

Off The Street Picture Frames

five ACCESSORIES is working with some StreetWise vendors to create these cool, eco-friendly, recycled pictures frames.  If the design looks familiar to you it’s because they are made out of ticket stubs and CTA cards!

The best part about these frames is that the program donates 15% from each frame sold to SteetWise and aims to help people stay off the street and help clean up the city litter.

Even better – the frame is a perfect inexpensive gift at $15.00.

Five Accessories

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Sep 20 2010

Give The Coolest Monogrammed Goods Out There

IOMOI has the cutest, coolest and chicest monogrammed goods around.

Perfect for housewarming gifts, wedding gifts or gifts for your bridal party.

My personal favs are the lucite trays, the ice buckets and the coasters.

IOMOI

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Jul 6 2010

Thank You Garden In A Bag

I love these “Gardens in a Bag” gifts.

Thank you gifts are always a little tough.  When you are thanking someone,  most don’t expect an expensive or fancy gift.

That’s why this $8.99 gift is perfect. It’s still thoughtful and shows your appreciation, but a perfect cheap price point.

www.catchingfireflies.com

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Jun 30 2010

Chocomize – Make Your Own Candy Bars

Customize your own chocolate with Chocomize.

I love the idea for weddings.  Two great wedding options, use them as favors for your guests, Chocomize will customize the bars with dates/photos/names.

Another great options is to give them to the wedding party.  Show them how well you know them and hand design a chocolate bar with all their favorite goodies.

Each bar around $7.00

Enter coupon code, Thegiftinsider to get 10% off your order!


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Jun 30 2010

Custom Etched Bottles of Wine

Etching Expressions will custom etch a bottle of wine for any occasion.

It’s a great wedding gift or congratulatory gift.  It’s personalized and something they will keep forever.

I especially love this magnum bottle of wine as a gift for newlyweds.  Perfect special, thoughtful present to help them get their wine cellar going.

Etching expressions also does less expensive but still great wine labels.

Prices vary

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Jun 30 2010

Destination Dinners – Recipe Kits From Around The Globe

I recently read about this company and immediately fell in love with the idea.

Destination Dinners puts together meal kits from all over the world, Thailand, Lebanon, Jamica.. you name it.  They put together hard to find spices and all the dry ingredients to make your feast as easy as possible.

I especially love their Destination Passport idea, which sends you a new recipe kit each month.

Great housewarming, hostess or wedding gift for people who like to try new things!

From $25-$30

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Jun 9 2010

You Will Never Find A Cuter Paperweight

This is by far the cutest paperweight I’ve ever seen.

If you’re more into stripes, or blues, or argyle RedStamp has those too.  And they’ll personalize it to say whatever you want!

It’s great for a graduate going into the working world or as an end of the year gift for your favorite teacher.

RedStamp has tons of cute and modern stationary and office supplies.

$35.00

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Jun 8 2010

Unique Wallets for Dad

I normally stray away from recommending typical gift ideas like leather wallets, but I’m going to make an exception for these Gus Wallets. 

Gus Wallets are all designed in the US and handcrafted in Italy.  They are quality but all with a bit of unique flair too.

I love flair about as much as I love Italian food, men, and accents.  

$165

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