The Perfect Appreciation Gifts

The Perfect Appreciation Gifts

Article by Annabel Francis-Harris

There are many occasions and events, throughout the year, in which an employee appreciation gift is in order. Many employees expect to receive a typical gift… a dinner for two or a holiday turkey. Although these things are appreciated, they are impersonal and far from perfect.

This year, consider a gift basket program. These programs can be customized to fit your budget and specifications. Baskets can be customized, in regard to the interests of each employee, as well.

They make wonderful birthday gifts. They are appropriate for events such as promotion within the company, sales quota recognition, new client acquisition, employment anniversary date, new product line, Secretary’s Day, Christmas and Hanukkah, just to name a few.

Most gift basket vendors offer some type of discount, on large or frequent corporate purchases. They are more than willing to locate unique items to include in a basket, should you request them.

The following examples are just a few ideas to consider, when contemplating the perfect appreciation gift. Remember, baskets can be as elaborate as you want them to be. Get creative and request a large coffee mug, decorative tin or other container, in lieu of the actual basket. The choice is yours!

A citrus smelling spa basket is a great way to thank employees for all that they do for you. There is no need to tell you it will be appreciated more than you know, especially after a hectic day. Request a colorful basket filled with body lotion, refreshing bath gel, bath fizzies, a sponge made of sisal, bath bar, body butter, imported mineral water and a CD that contains relaxing music.

For those who adore coffee, you might choose a wicker basket, artistically shaped like a cup and saucer, filled with several individual packets of gourmet coffee and tea. Other items that could be included are cookies (perfect for dunking), flavored coffee creamers, chocolate covered coffee beans, and coffee jelly. Your toast will never be the same.

Last but never least, fruit baskets are always a big hit, no matter the occasion. Seldom do you run across an individual who doesn’t care for fruit. A large, re-usable, basket filled with a variety of fresh fruit, dips, nuts, candies, cheese, crackers and meats such as Royal Comice pears, Navel oranges, Ruby Red apples, garlic cheddar cheese, wheat crackers, Northwest Smoked salmon, caramel dip and mixed nuts, will be a welcome addition to any table. Other types of fruits may be substituted, dependent on the season.

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About the Author

Annabel Francis-Harris is an business entrepreneur of Golden Dove Gift Baskets; based in NY. She writes articles on Gift Basket Ideas.