Selecting a gift is always a cumbersome task as tastes, likes and dislikes, lifestyle and personality of people differ a lot. So, something that may be the best gift for a person, may turn to be utterly useless gift for somebody else. Whether you are selecting a gift for your spouse or a friend, there are endless gift ideas available to suit the occasion and your pocket. Though it is difficult to find the best gift for your loved ones, the task becomes even tough in case of colleagues. As you know the likes sand dislikes of your family members and friends, you can choose a gift accordingly. Situation is not the same in case of colleagues; you know them better than acquaintances but not as good as your friends. You need to find a gift that is impressive yet not overwhelming. Also, you should make sure that you don't get too personal as it may lead to embarrassing and uncomfortable situations.
No matter whether it is the birthday gift for your colleague or farewell gift for a colleague who is retiring, the gift must be thoughtfully planned. The gift should be beautiful yet functional, something that puts a smile on their face and reflects your thoughts behind that gift. Gift basket is a great option as not only they are functional but they look good too. Also, as per your budget you can decide the size of your gift basket and the contents of it. Here are few ideas for gift baskets for colleagues -
- Chocolate Baskets - Chocolate baskets are a perfect gift for any occasion. Cordial yet sweet, chocolate baskets can have a single type of chocolate or different varieties and flavors arranged in an eye pleasing manner.
- Gourmet Baskets - Give your colleague a treat with a gourmet basket. From wafer biscuits to cookies, dry fruits to snacks, there are innumerable options for a gourmet basket. An ensemble of so many treats is surely hard to resist.
- Wine and Cheese Baskets - A bottle of wine is considered to be the best gift when you are visiting someone for dinner. Spice up this traditional gift by creating a gift basket comprising of wine and cheese. Choose a fine quality wine and cheese, and your colleague will surely toast your good taste.
- Theme based basket - If you are planning a gift for a colleague who is retiring or is expecting a baby, create your basket on this theme. So, load the basket with things the person will need like ideas on how to use free time or a book on parenting. You can also add goodies to the basket based on the theme. You can create more personalized baskets and include items that they can treasure as keepsakes.
Gifts, especially corporate baskets, are a way of showing your appreciation! So, even if you are purchasing a readymade gift basket, add you personal touch with a hand-written note or even the company logo. No matter what you add, from chocolates to books, gift baskets will surely brighten up the grumpiest colleagues!