A Quick Guide - Gift Baskets, Boxes and Hampers

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Here is a scenario we are all familiar with… the struggle is real. 

So, Sarah’s leaving work in a week and you’ve been tasked with getting her a great ‘thank you for everything’ gift, a ‘we will miss you greatly’ gift and an ‘all the best for the future’ gift, all in one, it’s not easy is it?

Don’t panic, we’re here to help! Below you will find the GIFTBOX BOUTIQUE gifting 101 guide to help in those moments when you have no idea where to start.

Keep these tips in mind, and you should be guaranteed to nail the right gift each and every time, no matter the occasion.

Budget

Firstly (and most importantly), you need to decide on a budget range. Remember that it’s not always about spending the most to make someone’s day. Sometimes the simple gifts are the ones we remember the most. So, decide on your spend limits first, as this will help guide your decision on the best type of gifts.

What are their interests?

What does Sarah enjoy doing when she isn’t at work? Is she forever entertaining, does she have a family, kids? If you know Sarah loves a good cocktail at Friday work drinks, try to find a nice cocktail set, or an Espresso Martini kit like this

If you don’t know too much about your recipient, then it’s always best to keep your gift somewhat generic (i.e. stay away from home décor which may not go with her colour schemes). In our experience, a nice bottle of wine and some delicious snacks is always a well appreciated gift that most people will love, and importantly, use!

Personalise it.

People love receiving a gift knowing that extra love and care has gone into it. Maybe you know Sarah likes a nice Rosé or perhaps she loves a good whiskey (it happens). At GIFTBOX BOUTIQUE, we are all about the personal touches, which is why you can change the wine options in each of our gift boxes to make it special for your recipient.

And while we are on the subject of personalisation, make sure you add a beautiful gift card as another special touch. Take the time to add a message that let’s Sarah know how much the team has enjoyed working with her, and how much you will all miss her bubbly energy in the office. A heartfelt message may seem simple, but we promise it will be a big deal to the recipient.

Presentation MATTERS!

Once you have found the perfect gift, it’s all about the presentation. Ever heard the expression ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’? Well, this doesn’t apply here! Presentation is king when it comes to gifting. Your gift wrapping should set the tone for the gift, it is the first thing that your recipient is going to see, and you want to wow them with it. So put down the cellophane and curling ribbon, it’s time to step into 2019. Invest in some beautiful wrapping paper and ribbon for a luxury finish, or better yet, choose a company that sends your gifts packaged to perfection to save you the hassle! Kind of like we do 😉

Gift Basket Ideas - Presentation of Gift Box

Hopefully with the above tips, you will be well on your way to becoming a gifting guru. But if you feel like you might need some more guidance, our friendly team would love to help you choose the perfect gift! Give us a call on 0800 GIFTBOX (0800 443 8269) or +64 9 869 6116 if you are calling from overseas, and we can talk you through the perfect gift, or better yet create something completely custom to knock their socks off.

Find out more about us and see our range here.

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