Did you finally decide to participate in your employer’s secret Santa event this year only to be the lucky one who drew the intimidating boss’ name from the hat? Instead of letting the pressure dampen your spirit, you can make the festivities much less stressful by taking some time to consider your options and research. In fact, the process can be fun and informative. You may even find a reliable method for any special occasions that may arise.
Make It Personal
If you don’t personally know enough about the intended recipient, now is the time to think about any useful details you may have spotted, such as his or her interests and hobbies. Does he always have a coffee cup in his hand during meetings? Perhaps a search for unique corporate gift baskets containing an array of hot beverages and treats would be a good start. You can then narrow your options down by deciding which sellers offer the best selection of high-quality products.
Enjoy the Process
Once you have settled on the perfect present, you can focus on any dressings that may add to its visual appeal. Including an ornate greeting card or adding some extra ribbon can be quick and easy ways to achieve a stunning arrangement. Make any preparatory tasks pleasant and get creative if you wish. Most importantly, keep the spirit of the occasion in mind and keep things lighthearted but business appropriate.
Give Your Gift In Person
When the moment of giving arrives, keep in mind that the best way to connect with the receiver is to hand them your masterpiece in person and offer your best wishes for his or her enjoyment. Take in the pleasure of a job well done — you may score points with management for your superior gifting skills! — and the sense of unity that can result from exhibiting thoughtfulness and goodwill.
Despite the sometimes-unpleasant experience of shopping for holidays and other occasions, you can now relax in the knowledge that you have helped to brighten someone’s day. Regardless of job title, there is no doubt that inspiring sincere smiles and letting others know that they are appreciated is the icing on the cake of any celebration.