Summer barbecues, newlywed housewarmings, or simple family get-togethers are just a few examples of events that may leave you scrambling for ideas on what to bring as a host/hostess gift. Do you go big and bold or do you turn to the fail-safe bottle of wine? I’m not saying anything is wrong with a nice bottle of their favorite wine, but I’m here to help you think outside the bottle with a beautifully created gift basket. Gift baskets are the perfect gift because they are so versatile and are great for any gifting occasion. I’m sure you know how easy it is to spend hours shopping and searching for that perfect gift, so to make your life a little easier (in the gifting department at least) I want to give you a few host/hostess gifting options that will help you shine at your next party.[Read more…]
Summer is here! With the beautiful sunshine and to-die-for sandals, come with a little more free time to hang out with your favorite girlfriends. Whether it’s a weekend away or a more extended vacation, grabbing a few of your girls, jumping in the car and hitting the road is the perfect way to unwind and have some fun. What better way to surprise your besties than with a gift to help liven up your experience? A thoughtful curated gift to complement your time away together makes for a great keepsake and will add to an already unforgettable experience.
Feet in the sand
A beach getaway could be the solution to all of your worries and weekday stresses. Take good care of their skin before and after time in the sun, so include a quality SPF moisturizer to help soothe your sun-kissed skin. In case she gets a sunburn, aloe vera would be much appreciated. Add in a beach-inspired picture frame to commemorate your time spent together and help you remember every moment spent laughing and relaxing for years to come.
May is the month to honor our mothers and the mothering figures in our lives. They do so much for us and guide us through our lives with compassion, strength, and grace. What better way to show them your appreciation for their dedication and love than a heartfelt gift basket? Make this the year you take her breath away. Show her how much your relationship means to you in the form of a very special present.
Celebrate this special day with your mother outside!
You have just spent days, weeks, possibly months finding your clients new home. You have probably spent countless hours with them, some fun and some of those hours may have been very frustrating. Now it is time to express your thanks to them for closing the deal on their new dream home. Closing gifts should express your gratitude, be a nice gesture while also leaving a nice impression on them in hopes they will refer you to their friends and family or use you again.
First, let’s start with what “not” to do!
- Don’t over-do the branded items.
The gift is not about you or your company it is about the client. Please do not give them a basket filled with your company’s brand. It’s okay to have a few items, such as a mug or a memo pad, but placing too many branded items is a surefire way to get the whole gift thrown in the trash. Remember that gifts are not about advertising. Make the gift meaningful to the recipient, this illustrates how much you care.
Valentine’s Day is all about expressing love (which we should do every day) and The Personal Gift Basket makes it so easy and stress-free. We get so inspired by all the over-the-top card sentiments and pops of red and pink everywhere we look, it’s all so adorably cute and girly and we love it! Of course, we know Valentine’s Day is not just for us girls, even though it’s primarily marketed for us to the guys. It’s simply a great day to show anyone we value, love and respect how much we care. It goes without saying that showing love to our special someones is what most people think about when it comes to Valentine’s Day. But what about showing appreciation to your clients and co-workers (we value them too). Loving on your clients and co-workers goes further than you may know. I always stress the old adage of taking care of those who take care of you. Our clients are our marketing mouthpiece, so don’t forget them when it comes time to showing a little love. Our co-workers are people we spend more time with than our families sometimes, so we can’t forget them. What about showing some strong girl power love to those sister-girlfriends? Good, faithful, trust-worthy, ride-or-die friends are very hard to come by so don’t forget to show some galentine love to the girls who are there for you no matter what. And… we can’t forget about our guys! Most men are not expecting anything on Valentine’s Day so why not surprise them with a gift that shows them you are head over (red bottom) heels for them.
Fall means vibrant earth tones, changing leaves, cozy décor and fall scents. It’s time to prepare for an amazing season of entertaining, dining and don’t forget those amazing sunset bonfires! Fall is a magical time of year and inspires warmth and friendship with gatherings filled with warm, hearty, delicious food, laughter and memories. With all the fall inspiration, the season becomes a great time to gift.
Adding a luxurious throw with rich dark chocolate, a bottle of apple cider and a pumpkin spice candle can be a great hostess or housewarming gift. Another great Fall gift idea is creating an S’mores gift basket filled with everything you need for a chocolaty fun night around the fire… and don’t forget the sticks! And lastly, football season is in full swing, so don’t go empty-handed to the next Monday night football party you’re invited to. Chocked full of chips, salsa, popcorn, peanuts, sweets and it’s plenty to share.
And lastly, Fall is great for…. romantic snuggles! It’s only fitting to give you an idea of creating a gift to give to that special someone. This gift can be filled with things they love, a nice candle, and throw a bottle of wine, wine glasses, fireplace matches, a nice chocolate to share or even cheese, crackers and an aged sausage.
To get your fall gifting juices flowing, here are a few more ideas:
It is that time of year again. That’s right. It is the back-to-school season! As your loved ones are heading off into their new adventures, they will be met by friends, teachers, and lots of homework. They might be leaving home to start their own college adventure, but that doesn’t mean you can’t send a reminder of home to them. College Care Packages are everything a student dreams about as they check their mailbox each day.
College Care Packages can be customized to fit exactly what your student loves. Everyone knows that college students love snacks, so perhaps a food package with a few delicious treats will fit the bill! Worried about them eating healthy? Worry no more as healthy snack options are available and delicious! Their friends will beg them to share what you gave, and it will remind them of the loved ones they left at home.
Your Coffee Drinker
Coffee is a college students best friends. From early morning lectures to late night exam preparations, coffee can be found in the hands of many students. Coffee lovers will rejoice when they receive a care package filled with coffee gifts. This will make them the envy of their dorm and save them money from having to buy it on campus. [Read more…]
For many of us, the men in our lives are so hard to buy a gift for…is this true for you? If so, here are some great ideas on what to get him based on his likes!
The Beer Bucket
St Louis is HOPping with local breweries. We can fill your basket with some of his local favorites and maybe find him so new favorites too. Fill his this ice bucket with six unique beers and we will handpick a few of our favorite gourmet snacks. Cheers!
Know Thy Whiskey
For the man who loves his whiskey. Spoil him with his favorite brand, maybe a cigar or two and some specialty selected gourmet treats to go with his indulgence.
For Every Aqua Activity
This basket is perfect for the water lover in your life. He may love laying in the sun on his raft, dancing in the rain, playing Marco Polo or splashing everyone in the “splash zone”. This basket includes a cell phone water protection case, snacks, beverages and floating sunglasses. [Read more…]
Do you know what you are putting into your May Gift Baskets? Well, let’s see… the first week of May we have Teacher Appreciation Week (don’t forget about last day of school gifts too), followed by Mother’s Day (don’t forget your Mother in Law) and what about all of those high school and college graduations. The best thing about gift baskets is you can customize them to match the event of the recipient’s personality.
Here are some terrific ideas on what to put in your May Gift Baskets – [Read more…]
Celebrating Earth Day (which should be every day by the way) reminds me how doing our part to preserve our beautiful green planet can make a difference. When designing our custom gifts, we use recycled boxes and shred whenever possible. Below are a few tips on ways you can help our planet.
Planting a tree
I love creating gifts that celebrate and preserve the earth. Planting a tree is a great way to celebrate Earth Day. We’re in love with our Apple-Tree To-Be gift bags! These adorable gift bags are a big hit in so many ways like for a new baby, new home, wedding gift and the list could go on. Planting a tree symbolizes new beginnings. Trees do way more than beautify an area, they are an excellent source for keeping our air clean, and they help in producing oxygen. [Read more…]
Corporate gifting can sometimes get a bad rap for being too “corporate.” When giving gifts at events such as conferences, meetings or welcoming out of town guests to your company, these gifts should send a message of thoughtfulness and value.
Below I share five tips for creating memorable corporate gifts that will leave your recipients with a great lasting impression.
#1 Write a personal welcome note
Use creative thinking when writing the letter. It’s easy to use “corporate” speech, so instead, allow the letter to represent a thoughtful note you would enjoy reading personally. Keep in mind, even though the event is business, your guest will most likely view it as entertaining and fun; outside their normal day to day work routine. Don’t forget along with the meeting or conference itinerary, to supply helpful information to your guests such as nearby restaurants and local attractions.
#2 Coordinate gifts to complement event
Making sure the style of the event shines through into the gifting process is our number one goal. By paying attention to every detail in the gift process, allows the guests attending the event to understand what to expect.
#3 Consider your audience
The hardest part of choosing what to give at an event is choosing something that appeals to both male and female. We recommend unisex items, which means each recipient will be able to enjoy the same thing. Unisex gifting makes the welcoming process go quickly and smoothly. [Read more…]
As a business owner your clients are your most important assets. Keeping clients coming back whether by giving you a referral or a second purchase should be a permanent marketing strategy of yours. Statistics show the cost of finding new clients is five times the cost of retaining your existing clients. Simply said…a satisfied customer is the foundation of your business.
Here are 3 effective ways to keep your business top of mind with your clients.
#1 Provide Exceptional Customer Service
Client satisfaction is your most powerful tool and is the least expensive. No matter what you are selling, nothing will produce loyalty quicker than a satisfied client. A happy client is your best marketing mouthpiece. They will share their experience with their friends, family and co-workers whether good or bad. When concentrating on the longevity of the relationship, remember to plant the seed of value and appreciation, which in return will produce a healthy, long-lasting relationship. It takes an investment of your time, patience and money to build a rewarding relationship with your clients, however it is the most effective investment you will make for your business.
#2 Set Yourself Apart From the Competition [Read more…]
This year, make her Mother’s Day unforgettably special with our custom gift baskets and concierge services! Receive 10% off orders of $50 or more! Call us today at (866)-532-4023. Continue reading to see our Mother’s Day flyer!
There’s nothing more impressive than a happy gift recipient. Below are five occasions and gifting options to help make your gift-giving easier, and we can help you with all five!
Babies are such a joy and purchasing the right gift can be fairly easy because you could end up buying everything you see! Below are a few items that make great gifts for the new little bundle of joy.
- Baby time capsule
- Layettes or outfit
- Blankets with matching receiving blankets
- Books and keepsake books
- Rattle and chewable toys
- Travel/emergency kit
- Lullaby or soothing music
- Don’t forget something for mommy
New Job [Read more…]
Gifting is a form of communication. Whether personal or business, a gift can tell the recipient what you think of them, how important and appreciated he or she is or even your perception of them.
When you give a gift without putting time and effort into making the right selection for the person receiving the gift, it can give the impression of giving a thoughtless gift.
The biggest mistake in gifting is giving the recipient something you like and not thinking about what they would like. Just because you feel someone should love chocolate-covered espresso beans because you do, or buying your friend (who you’ve only seen in a suit when he attended a funeral) a sports coat because you liked it, doesn’t mean they will.
If you go as far as thinking of someone to give a gift to, go a step further and consider them when you are purchasing the gift. And yes, you can put you own personal spin on the gift, however never forget the recipient entirely.
Business Gifting: [Read more…]
Happy New Year!
We hope you had a wonderful, relaxing and prosperous 2014 and your 2015 is off to an extraordinary start. We worked hard and accomplished a lot here at The Personal Gift Basket, creating, delivering and shipping our beautiful gifts all over the country. We also got a chance to spend some much needed quality time with our family and friends and personally enjoy the holidays.
Back to Business:
I’ve learned many things over the holidays, like not eating more than 10 gooey butter cookies at one sitting (but they’re so addicting). Seriously…we’ve learned to keep striving for excellence and that’s why the first thing on our New Year’s resolution list is to create more unforgettable gift baskets and gifts, and bring you the best customer service and assistance for your gifting needs.
Reds, pinks and pastels are filling up our workshop because we are already gearing up for Valentine and spring, and we’re ready to help you get a jump-start on your gifting.
Wishing you a sweet 2015!