No matter how you choose to celebrate, Christmas is a time of year when we can get together with family and spend a bit of precious time together. In Australia, the weather is warm so there’s often a BBQ instead of the traditional roast, a swim in the pool and a bit of cricket in the back yard. Giving gifts is large part of Christmas day and the tradition carries on for placing gifts under the Christmas tree at night and unwrapping them early in the morning.
If you can’t be with family, you can let them know your thoughts are with them by having a gift basket delivered to them personally. If there will be a lot of people on Christmas day a good idea for a gift is a gourmet food basket so that everyone can share it. Try adding a bottle of wine or champagne to add to the festivities. Items like chocolates and ready to eat snacks are always popular. And in keeping with the BBQ tradition, gourmet foods that will add to Christmas lunch will be well sought after. Try Australian made foods like bush spices, local cooking oils and marinades.
There are of course people you may not be able to spend Christmas day with. Particularly if you work in a corporate environment. Corporate gifts are often given as a thank you prior to Christmas Day. These gifts are given for a number of reasons:
- To suppliers for their professionalism
- For customers who have been giving you business
- To staff for their hard work throughout the year
All of the above are extremely important reasons for showing appreciation. Giving corporate Christmas gift hampers is a great way to build your business relationship with customers and suppliers and staff will thank you for the acknowledgement of their efforts.
If you want to make your Christmas gift a little more personalised you can’t go wrong with a coffee gift basket for men and a hamper with beauty products for women. Always try to buy Australian and even better if you can choose organic.
Christmas is just once a year but pre-planning can help eliminate thoughtless gift choices. Write a list of who will be receiving a gift from you, be it corporate or personal, plan out your budget per person and jot down a few things they might like. Christmas rush dilemma solved!