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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Dec 24 2012

TGI Tips: Timesaving Gift-Wrap Tips

·Brown Bag It – Use cheap brown paper or even brown recyclable bags to wrap gifts this year.  Spice it up with neon note stickers, gold sparkly tape or twine and a pretty flower.  Super on-trend check out Pinterest board for tons of ideas.

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·Don’t Force It Wrap oddly shaped gifts like toys in tulle and tie with a pretty bow

· Order Custom StickersLabels- Dress up any gift, bottle of wine or handmade treat with personalized gift stickers. We stick our “Enjoy! The Gift Insider” labels by Erin Condren on everything.

· Tag, Tie and Go- Order custom gift tags at the beginning of the season and then always have on-hand to quickly tie up with a pretty ribbon on any last-minute gift. Tinyprints has some reasonably priced and cute options.

· Go Monochromatic- A modern & easy way to make sure all your wrapping materials don’t clash (without having to drag around color swatches), pick one color and buy wrapping paper, boxes, tissue and gift bags in different shades of that same color.

· Initial It- Head to your local craft store and stock up on all different sized glittery alphabet stickers. Label gifts with their first, last or all three initials (no cards necessary!)

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