A Map for your Year-End Gift Giving

People who do business with people know the value of a thoughtful gift, whether received or given. And a well-chosen gift makes a client, customer, business contact or loved one feel valued and appreciated.

At this time of the year, we get many phone calls and emails asking for our advice on holiday gift-giving. Here is our `MAPP’ showing you a pain-free way to get to your destination!

M – Make a list. A good way to start is by asking a list of the people you want to send gifts to. Decide which ones will be individual gifts, and which ones will be group gifts. Families, employees, clients, or a department at the office would be good examples of group gift-giving.

AAllocate a budget for the different groups that you have. You may find it easier to categorize them into small, medium and large budgets. Decide what each of these budget categories should be.

P – Pick a theme for your gifts. For example, for the environmentally conscious, how about an eco-friendly or Fair Trade gift? For the fan of the outdoors, consider a grill set, stadium seat & blanket or a gardening tote. For the international traveler, a cool globe set or mini travel bar would be great. For the group at the office, how about a gourmet gift basket brimming with a selection of sweet and savory food items for sharing.

P– Pick the date of delivery. If these gifts need to be sent out of town, send them early to avoid any delays like the weather or the mad crush of the holiday season. Also remember that some people may leave for their year-end vacation a little early, so check with them and schedule your gifts to arrive a little earlier.

For your holiday gift-giving or customer appreciation gesture, call Green & Green 604-689-5027, the professional gift-giving specialists. We can help you customize to suit your budget and theme; we can even incorporate your logo or promotional material. We are here to make your gift giving easy and hassle free.