Sending the perfect Christmas business gift baskets isn't rocket science. Of course, you want to do your best and try and please everyone, so what do you do? Here's 5 easy steps to ensuring your holiday food gift baskets are a huge success.
The best way to approach Christmas corporate gifts baskets is to take a few minutes and write down the answers to the following questions.
Who is going to receive the holiday food gift baskets? If you are sending them to clients, how many people are expected to share in the goodies? This will help to determine the size of the gift basket. Or if you have a certain dollar figure budgeted per employee, for instance, you can multiply that figure by the number of people sharing one basket, in order to decide which gift basket to purchase. Keep in mind to add shipping costs per basket into that figure. Also, some companies offer free shipping if you order early, so inquire about that as well.
Obviously, you don't want to leave anyone out. Therefore, you may want to send one large gift basket if your company worked with a group of people from the same department. But if your company worked with several small groups in a variety of departments, then you would want to send several smaller baskets - one to each group. If the company is very small, you may simply want to address the card directly to the owner and let the owner share with his or her staff.
What do you want to include in your corporate Christmas gift basket. The possibilities are nearly endless as you will find as you begin researching online. Aim for premium seasonal fruits, gourmet chocolates, cheeses and snacks. Variety is the spice of life, and if you include a nice mix of items, you are certain to please just about anyone. Gift baskets are also great because they are gender friendly gifts - everyone likes to eat!
Where will you be sending your holiday gift food baskets? Gather the names and addresses of all recipients in advance, and double check everything. This will save you headaches down the road, because you will be certain the baskets will be delivered to the right person at the right place.
Set the date when you want the gift basket to arrive. Before Christmas is best if possible, because many people take their vacation time the week between Christmas and New Year. To impress as many people as possible, you want to make sure those people will be there to eat your lucious fruits and snacks when they are their freshest.
You may want a gift basket delievered to your own company as a centerpiece for a holiday party. You may want to send a basket to a particular client, or reward a salesperson or special employee. Corporate Christmas gift baskets are a great way to show your appreciation to all the people involved in your companies success during the year.