Gift ideas for your Boss

Gift ideas for your Boss

Boss are not usually that much scarier as their name ‘Boss’ itself is. They are the normal human just like us. They have sentiments, feelings, liking just like us. It’s their position that makes them a nightmare for most of the people. The fact is that if you are doing justice to your work, then you don’t have to be scared of your boss. Their come many occasions that you want to give a gift to your boss. It may be a Christmas time, his birthday, a boss day, you want to appreciate his work or sometimes you want to have some friendship you him/her. Selecting a gift for boss is extremely tricky task. One big reason behind this thinking is that it can label you as a toady. It’s wise that before buying a gift pounder on other aspects of gifting as well.

  • First analyzed the nature of your boss. Is he friendly, emotional, stick or stubborn?
  • Is he like a traditional boss or shows much flexibility.
  • Does he like to receive the gift of consider it a bribe?

Not selecting a wise gift can create many problems for you on workplace. So here are some ideas. These gifts are appropriate for any boss, and will definitely put you in their good graces on any occasion.

A Pen:

Presenting a luxury pen is an all-time perfect gift. It does not give any negative feelings to the boss that the gift giving is for any favor. It’s a great gift that appreciates his position and show respect.

Something for Boss table:

It is a wise idea that looks graceful and also helps to keep you on your boss’s mind. Whenever he looks at your gift it will remind him of your caring gesture.

Gift Hamper:

If you want to share anything with your office colleagues for any occasion, then it’s sensible to present it to your boss and he will then distribute it in all the staff. If it is your ex-office, then you can send a gift hamper UK to them even by post. The hamper can include sweets, chocolates, cookies, fruits etc. Something which can be easily distributed among the staff.

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Personalized gift:

Personalized gift has theirown grace. It can be a cushion, a towel, a paper weight, a wine glass, a coffee mug or any other thing you want. The person becomes bound to use your gift because of its personalization.

Save Earth and promote Eco Friendly gift giving

Save Earth and promote Eco Friendly gift giving

Form past few years we have seen that the terms ecofriendly and going green are being used incredibility. There are many companies that announce that they are now becoming ecofriendly. So one keeps on thinking, that how can I add my share in this noble cause? By making slight changes to your lifestyle, you can implement the practices that will lead to healthier living for the planet and its inhabitants, big and small.

The term ecofriendly means that living a life that does not harm the environment. Many researches and survey have shown that we are using the earth’s resources much faster than what the earth produces. And if we keep on the pace, then we will leave nothing but just rubbish for the next generations on earth.  So it’s crucial that we save the earth resources and also make steps to stop polluting them.

On an individual level if we want to make others adopt the environment friendly habits, we should give them ecofriendly gifts.  These gifts will have a dual impact. It makes your share for the green environment and also make the receiver think in this manner. He will appreciate your act of making a positive contribution to the environment and will also try to do his efforts in this regards

Ideas for ecofriendly gifts:

Plants:

No gift is more amazing in this regard other than the gift of a plant. Plants will grow and so does your love. You can select the plant keeping in mind the receiver home area. It can be an indoor plant or outdoor plant.

Hampers:

If you want to gift a UK gift Hamper, then select a cane basket for your gift. You can load your hamper will ecofriendly beauty products, organic home and personal products, organic bedspread, towels, soap or other stuff. You can gift anything that is being recycled or have the ability to be recycled.

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Plant Seeds and bulbs:

Planting a plant out of your gifted seed will make the receiver remind of your love and care years after years. There are many seeds and bulbs of plants that are rare or they can only be imported. So gifting a rare seed and bulb will make you friend delighted. As I have an amazing collection of lilies and everyone adore them. When their bulb multiplies I used to gift them. It makes a unique ecofriendly gift.

Recycled products:

With an increased awareness of ecofriendly system, there are many products available in the market that are either recyclable or they are made from recycled products. So gifting those things means you are supporting the system in going green.

Drying rack:

It saves a lot of electricity if you dry the clothes on the drying rack other than with a washing machine. Drying rack makes an amazing gift if you want to support environment at the same time.

Reusable cloth grocery bags:

There are plenty of chic reusable bags on the market that make nicer gifts than the typical one-dollar cheap ones. It’s perfect for tucking in your purse or coat pocket so you always have one to use for those unexpected store stops when you don’t have your larger shopping bag stays in the car.

Best Gift for your wife for her first birthday after marriage

Best Gift for your wife for her first birthday after marriage

Gifting has always been something very difficult thing. I don’t think that there is something which we can call as a “perfect gift”. The reason is, we might find something as perfect, but maybe it does not match the criteria of perfection for the receiver. The choice and liking of every person is different. Even the sibling that came from a common worm, are much different from each other and hence their liking is. So finding a gift for your better half on her first birthday after marriage is way much difficult. It is a materialistic world. Now a day’s, people measure your intensity of love with your material gifts. The old trend of presenting a simple rose with a cake at midnight will not work. No doubt it’s romantic and will be appreciated by her, but she will be expecting some gift from your side as well.

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The selection of gift depends upon your budget. But it is not necessary that an expensive gift depicts your love. The gift should be thoughtful. Your gift should be different from the rest of her loved ones gifts. She’ll appreciate the thought you have put into her gift. You might be thinking that what you should present her? So that she will say it with joy that you really love me, you are no doubt the best husband in the world, I never thought that you will please me this way.

Please give the gift, what she likes much before your marriage or from long time and couldn’t able to get it. For this just focus and try to find out that what is her desire, her dream form a long time. What is her wish that didn’t come true? May be there is some place she wanted to visit, maybe she loves diamonds and expect that you give her a diamond ring as her friends husband gave her on her birthday. Maybe she longed to buy a smart phone, maybe she loves Scotty, but her parents didn’t buy it for her because of her safety or there can be many some other things. Try to find out. Have some friendly talks with her and ask her what her life dreams are? Don’t let her know what your plans are. If you are not with her on her first birthday after marriage, then you can send gifts using online hampers UK. She will be happy to know that you are making efforts to delight her even if you are far away.

No matter whatever you gift her, make sure to make a day memorable for her. Complement your gift with some red roses, a delicious cake, a candle light dinner and a movie .The day will become a complete package in itself and she will remember it for the rest of her life.

Ideas for selecting a gift hamper for kids

Ideas for selecting a gift hamper for kids

The kid now days are very different and demanding. It’s not possible that a parent will forget any special day or the birthday of their child, it’s just because the children don’t let you do so. They will on reminding you that his birthday is coming and also have a list of gift that they want to get on their birthday. Put parents are not an ATM machine.  They cannot afford to gift a bulk of thing and on the other hand the kids don’t get happy and satisfied with one gift. So it’s a good idea to gift them gift hamper. A basket full of many small things will satisfy your child. He will then be happy to see that there is a treasure for him in the hamper. Kids always love to accept gifts in lots; kids will feel overjoyed when they will receive gift hampers.  Hampers are also a good choice when you are puzzled to choose between the gifts. Sending a hamper to the child is also a classic idea if you are living away from home.  Every child loves to know that there is a hamper delivered to the home that is just for them, their joy is twofold.

Now the question is what you should place in a hamper. Here are some ideas for you

Chocolate hamper:

Load the basket with his/her favorite chocolates. And pack it with a cellophane paper

Chocolate hamper

Cookies hamper:

 Great hamper if you have other kids as well. Collect a cookie treat for your kid. He will love to share it with others too. It’s better to fill up the basket with small packets of assorted cookies rather than one or two flavors.

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Toys hamper:

 Buying one big remote control car or a branded doll for your child may be something out of your budget. Why not delight your little champion with a collection of small gifts. He will love to unpack the hamper and see all of them.

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 Accessories hamper:

Do you little child love belts, watches, bands and other accessories. A hamper full of essential accessories is always a big hit on kids liking list.

Stationary hamper:

Like all the children your kid must also be interested in stationary. He/she would be delighted to receive a stationary gift and love to show his amazing stationary to his class mates. Stationary gift is also good in helping your child put more attention towards studies.

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What to gift to the foodies in your life?

What to gift to the foodies in your life?

Life is delicious….. I used to say it after enjoying my favorite food or when I take the first spoon of my favorite dessert. For foodies like me, the happiness lies in eating yummy to tummy food. How about a day when you don’t eat anything tasty? It’s simply a boring day. Have you ever thought that why there are so many restaurants, fast food chains and coffee shops now as compared to the last decade? It’s just because in the busy life today eating something delicious out is our greatest luxury.

There is a difference between eating a food just to get energy for the body or eating just because you love it. Foodies are those who are fond of eating. Their biggest happiness lies in the food. Just like my dad. After a tiring day at work he doesn’t want to do anything but just sitting on his couch and watching the news. He is a big foodie and my mom knows that. She traps him by offering delicious donuts, cakes, cookies etc. To him with evening tea and my dad is fully charged then. And he used to help my mom in every way in the household then. If you also want to trap a foodie, then the best way is to fill up his tummy with his favorite food.

Gifting foodies are tricky but not a difficult task. There are many delicious ways to please foodies, some are mentioned below

Food hamper:

Gifting a food hamper is the best way to delight a foodie. It’s easy to assemble and you can just be specific according to your budget. You can put any dry thing in the hamper like cookies, candies, chocolates, breakfast cereals, coffee etc. Your imagination is the limit. You can present it by hand or send hampers by post.

Food hamper

Vouchers

If you want to make your foodie, enjoy to the fullest with his favorite food, then present a lunch or dinner voucher. It makes a perfect gift for any occasion.

Make a home delivery:

There are many good hotels, restaurants and food chains that offer home delivery. You can make a food delivery to them as a delicious gift to double their happiness.

How to make a last-minute gift hamper!

How to make a last-minute gift hamper!

Have you ever left your present shopping until the last moment? Don’t fret! We have some easy ideas for speedy and amazing special gifts…

A lot of times it happens that we totally miss out on buying gifts until the last moment. And sometimes, we plan too much into our budget and lesser the gift items. If you are in one of the situations, then here are some simple edible gifts you can make at home which will not take up your time and money. Read on to get some ideas…

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Sweets: – If you have no time at all to buy chocolates, then just make chocolates or caramels at home! Pick up a pack of caramels from any local shop. You can also make some pretzel bites using chocolates, cranberries and smashed pretzels. Put the smashed pretzels into the melted chocolate and add in chopped pieces of cranberry. Spoon them into moulds and leave them to set in the fridge. After few hours, once you are done assembling other gifts, this will be ready. Put it in an airtight fancy container and wrap it up! This can be done in about 10 minutes and while it is settling in the fridge, you can do your other chores or work.

Jars: – A clever jar gift can consists of anything. You can put in homemade jams or some lavender flowers can be bought dried in jars with some added sugar. You can also put in some homemade cookies, biscuits and so on… Baking fresh dishes is always advisable as they will not get ruined when you send gift hampers in UK by post.

Kits: – If you are planning to gift kits of make-up, jewellery, etc. then you are going to need hardly an hour to make a gift hamper. Head to your nearest drugstore and get all the items from there for a reasonable rate. For make-up kits, you can pick a fancy palette which comes in your budget and add some make-up tools. Throw in some cards and flowers to complete the hamper.

Other ideas: – Other than all these things, you can simply mix and match. Put in a wine bottle, homemade cookies with a jar of jam and flavoured sauces. If you decorate a gift hamper well, you do not have to worry about the things inside. If you are in a hush-hush situation, then just put in two or three items and use gift vouchers as last minute resorts. If you are jam-packed with your hectic day, then simple send across a readymade hamper through online websites. You will find a great range of different items at reasonable rates. If you are artistic and would love to create things then you can always make a do it yourself hamper. This will be really special since you have put in so many efforts in it.

Do not overthink when you are preparing a gift hamper. If you are on a tight schedule, then try out a simple and easy idea.

Creative hamper container ideas…

Creative hamper container ideas…

We have given you tons of ideas on different, reasonable and creative gifts to place in a hamper, but apart from making quirky gifts, you can also create some artistic and affordable hamper containers. Read on to know more…

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  • Shoes: - Yes, if you have some nice Ugg boots that you do not want or are new and you want to gift it, then you can use it as a gift hamper container. Make sure you place dry gifts inside this which are packed in a plastic bottle or packet. This could be a really creative way to surprise someone.
  • Cork containers: – If you have collected some medium sized liquor bottle corks then you can utilize them. Make a hole in the between with a knife and put in some cute earrings in there. You can also attach a magnet behind so that they can be used as fridge magnets. Paint them well so they look decorative.
  • Strainer containers: - If you are sending a fruit basket across or some delicacy then a strainer is very useful. The opposite person receiving the gift can make use of the strainer too, and it will be just another extra gift. You can also use some craft paper or ribbons to highlight the outsides of the strainer.
  • Toy trucks: - If you have a dump truck then you are in luck! You can use this to place a lot of jars and smaller containers. This can be the final hamper basket. This unique idea will surprise the other person and bring a huge smile on their face, we guarantee!  Make sure you only use this idea if you are taking the hamper along to gift it and not sending post otherwise you will have to double pack to ship it.
  • Birdcage: - Who needs a basket when you have a birdcage just kept like that at home. Polish it few days before and wash it off well if it has been kept in your store room or garage for ages. If your gift has a vintage theme, then you can keep it a little off coloured without polishing. Put in all your gifts inside this cage and use tons of ribbons to decorate. This surely is an amazing and quirky idea.
  • Paint cans: - Have empty paint cans lying around? If yes, then use them! Use colourful paints to decorate them and add in some glitter. Wash them well before using it. Once they are clean, you can put in several packed gifts like nail polishes, lipsticks, make-up sets, message cards, etc.
  • Book container:- If you have an old empty book or a fancy hard cover book then cut out the pages in a rectangle shape and use this as a container. You cannot place food items in there but can place some liquor bottles, make-up items, accessories, etc.

We hope these few unique ideas are helpful to youand can even send some of such hampers by post to your loved ones. You can find many other things around the house to use as hamper container and baskets.

Make your gift count!

Make your gift count!

Marian Anderson had once made a very thought provoking quote – “Everyone has a gift for something, even if it is the gift of being a good friend.” Everyone likes a good gift. A gift can be anything – they could be a bouquet of roses, an expensive dress, hampers delivered in UK or to any other part of the world or even something innovative such as a package holiday. But what makes gifts even more special are two things – if you can personalise them and if you do a buy a gift that really suite the person you want to offer the gift to. To make sure your gift hits the right note with that person, here are a few tricks that you could use and make the right decision:

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  • The occasion – You first need to look at what the event or the occasion is. If you are gifting someone something just for the joy of gifting, there is no special occasion for it, then almost any gift that you give is going to be a big hit because you are doing something wonderful, yet unexpectedly. If there are occasions, then choose according to that. For example, you can give your friend a mug with a naughty saying on it for their birthday but you certainly can’t gift something like that when they are getting married.
  • Know the person well – Are you on very good terms with the person you are gifting the things to? Or are you just mutual acquaintances of business colleagues? You also should consider how close the other person considers you to be. Extremely informal gifts for business partners or very expensive gifts for someone you barely know are going to be looked at with distaste or suspicion. It may even lead to souring of a few relationships.
  • The gift’s appearance – If you are gifting something along the lines of a paid vacation or a day in the amusement park, then you don’t have to worry about the way the gift is wrapped up and delivered or handed over to the other person. Here are some unique gifts that speak on their own – they don’t need an attractive outer wrapping. For example – antique sculptures or paintings, heirloom jewellery and luxury cars are good enough on their own. For the other gifts, whether big or small, a little bit of festive wrapping and some gift ornaments like tassels and bells go a long way to create a better impression.
  • Timing of the gift – If there is an event that will be happening in the next week or so and your gift is to be posted, post it in time in such a way that the other person gets the gift on that day, not before or after. This advice holds good for gifts that you personally give to someone too. Make the occasion special with your gifts; don’t give them as afterthoughts or as a result of social propriety.

So follow these simple yet effective tips and let your gift make the right impact on your chosen ones.

Top Gift Ideas for the Elderly Loved One

Top Gift Ideas for the Elderly Loved One

Choosing a gift for an elderly relative or friend may be quite a daunting task. Most people in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s may be living in small homes or nursing homes. The main criteria for a gift are not its beauty and price, but its practicality and comfort. Most often gifts of companionship and spending time together are valued much more than tangible gifts.

Here are a few ideas for gifts for the elderly:

  • Gift baskets:  Agift basket assembled at home with items bought from a gourmet store or a supermarket is very good idea as it can be customized for the recipient. Ideas for gift  baskets include Reader’s gift basket (magazines, books, magnifier, hot chocolate or coffee), Memories basket (photos of family, art work by grand children, address book with names and contact details ) and Relaxation gift basket (bathing lotions, bubble bath or oils in favourite fragrances, a CD of relaxing music, couple of soft hand towels, chamomile tea and tea cup). Make use of hamper delivery in UK for sending these to loved ones far away.

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  • Gifts of food and beverages: Shopping for food for the elderly is difficult because of their dietary restrictions. If food is perishable, it is best to gift a small quantity. Items include a bottle of red wine, coffee, tea or hot chocolate, favourite brands of chocolates, a basket of fresh, seasonal fruit and homemade cookies.
  • Restaurants and gift cards: An elderly person who is mobile will appreciate a gift card to a favourite coffee shop or restaurant. Eating out is usually out of the reach of those with a fixed income. Gifting cost of transport is a bonus; you can drive him or her to the place yourself or arrange for a cab.
  • Tickets to events: The elderly also have cut down on their attending favourite events like concert, films and plays. You can gift them tickets for the same, especially for an event featuring a favourite actor or performer.
  • Special playing cards: For elderly with failing vision, playing cards of big sizes are suitable. Automatic card holders or shufflers can relieve stress on hands affected by arthritis. There are different types of card holders: hand held or table placed.

Jigsaw puzzles are also loved by the elderly. They have adult themes and large designs. They are suitable for low vision and arthritic hands.

  • Audio books, Game books, MP3 player: Audio books are ideal for those with vision issues. Game books come in large sizes to suit elderly players and enhance their cognitive function. Games include Sudoku, Crossword, Word Search, etc. MP3 players provide lots of music from a small device. Get it uploaded with favourite tunes before gifting it to the loved one.

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  • Assistive items: For the elderly, there are a number of practical and useful items to suit their daily needs. These needs include poor vision (over sized calculator, clock, watch, magnifying glass for reading, head lamp), hearing impairment ( personal headphones, light systems for alarms and door bells, amplified telephone, etc), stiff joints (electric scissors, can or jar openers, elastic shoe laces, comb with long handle, etc) and limited mobility (wheel chair clips, grabber, bed rails etc.)

These are some ideas for giving gifts to the elderly.

The organic giver – gift natural, be natural

The organic giver – gift natural, be natural

Gifts make us smile! Gifts make us not just happy, but delighted! Gifts warm us, make us glow… Gifting is not just a social protocol, but a delightful, superb way to let someone know how you feel. Gifts tell the person how much you care. Exchanging gifts highlights all social events – birthday gift, anniversary gift, return gift, wedding gift – the list goes on. What is important is, gift giving changes with every change in social interactions. One’s graduation from school to college, from college to work and from work to marriage – the kind of gifts he gets and gives keep getting more and more sophisticated, more mature. It is the norm.

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With the increase in environmental awareness and understanding of the threats and hazards our lifestyle poses to nature, the outlook of educated, enlightened individuals has become holistic and organic. People these days prefer organic fruits, vegetables, even fabrics! Biodegradable and eco-friendly choices are being made to preserve the environment for the coming generations. In such a scenario, gift giving becomes even more meticulous. Any common items will just not do – getting creative and looking for a pro-nature, eco-friendly gift is the norm of the day.

Then what to do? Look at these ideas for your sensitive and aware friends and family and gift them something they will just love:

Plant – gift a plant! Get something low maintenance for that busy workaholic friend of yours, so that he can manage looking after it without being guilty of killing it. Get a delicate orchid for the one with the green thumb. A plant gives back much more to nature than it takes, and the satisfaction both of you get out of such a gift is immense. Thank you nature!

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Eatables – Edible gifts are becoming a bit of a rage these days mainly because they neither require any space to keep, nor there is a question of like or dislike – we all eat, and that is the basic idea of a useful gift. Buy and send fresh fruit hampers online for that fitness freak cum naturalist yogi aunt of yours and earn that special place in her good books! Another good option is a freshly baked, home-style cake on order, of the choice of flavour; or maybe cookies or even organically grown vegetables. These are all available with many local retailers.

Bamboo Products – Be an environment friend as well as help some small scale artisans by buying bamboo gifts like baskets, fans, pen holders and many other useful items they weave and make. Once their use has been met with, they can be easily degraded in the environment and do not pollute.

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Clay Gifts – Go for unpainted pottery as an eco-friendly gift option. Many poor artisans are also benefitted along with nature. Hand-painted and hand glazed pottery is not only very attractive but also a great gift.

Go green and spread the message of a sustainable gift culture by using these ideas. Impress your friends and family by such creative and off-beat gifts, bound to bring lots of smiles in return!