Corporate Gift Baskets: Spread Some Happiness

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Every business constantly reviews its policies on how to market and reward loyal customers and employees or workers who have excelled or accomplished a particular business goal. Consider tapping into the burgeoning industry that provides corporate gift baskets. Everyone loves to receive them. Once the contents are consumed, many recipients save the baskets for fruit bowls, dried flower arrangements or for potpourri.

Gift baskets area available in every price range and can fall in every consumer category. Also, they are fairly easy to procure. Before doing your research on baskets, spend some time and thought on the beneficiary of your gift. You would not want to send a wine sampler basket to someone who does not drink or to a pregnant woman. Always try to identify hobbies, interests, or favorites of the intended receiver. Once you ascertain what you think that person would enjoy, start shopping. Remember, the person you are rewarding will appreciate that you personalized a gift that has special significance to them. This will give extra legs to your efforts.

You should familiarize yourself with some of the popular categories of corporate gift baskets. Gourmet food, drink, and snack type foods are the most frequently purchased baskets. Baskets holding an assortment of beers arranged in a galvanized ice bucket are a popular choice. Just add ice and you are ready to party.

These types of arrangements usually include an assortment of snacks like nuts, beef jerky sticks, pretzels and the like. Similar baskets contain several bottles of wine, a variety of cheeses, and crackers. Almost all liquor stores or wine shops will assist you in choosing the spirits and accoutrements - they may also help you arrange the basket and add some ribbons and plastic shrink wrap for a nominal fee.

Chocolate baskets are classic; they come with any array of chocolate treats, such as chocolate covered cherries, chocolates filled with fruits, jams, caramel chocolates, almonds, or cream filled chocolates. They can include chocolate pretzels, plain pretzels with chocolate dipping sauce that can quickly be warmed in a microwave, chocolate flavored coffee, or dark chocolate candy bars.

A trendy option for gift baskets is the hot sauces and barbeque ensembles. Make sure your recipient doesn't suffer from digestive disorders. Baskets can be configured with items like barbeque sauce, hot sauce, jerk seasoning, chipotle sauce, and a variety of salsas.

Another great idea - moving out of the food arena - is spa baskets that would be appropriate for female clients or employees. Typically these are filled with items such as shower gel, body butter, body lotion, foot gel, moisture socks, bubble bath, scented soaps, bath salts and a sponge.

If you are looking for a gift with a sports fan in mind, there is a wide array of baskets with themes for every sport - from golf to football to soccer. For example, a golf basket might contain a dozen golf balls, tees, a golfing glove and small pencils for using with score cards. Obviously these are just a few of the many possibilities available on the market. So research your proposed recipient, develop a budget, and shop by them. Your efforts will surely spread some happiness!


The author of this article is a writer for CorporateSnobs.com, a great place to find hundreds of corporate gift baskets and corporate food gifts. Find more great articles and ideas for promotional products with just one click away.

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