I have talked about the Vertigo of gift giving, and ugly white elephant gifts, now I want to talk about the flip side, the joy of giving gifts.
And what makes it onto my list as an easy delightful find:
A box of good chocolates
is as sweet as it comes, I recommend going for class.
Artisanal chocolates or a bag of Lindt slabs
Obviously know your budget and know your giftee. If they drink beer take along 6 crafted beers like
2010 Anchor Christmas Ale in a bucket with some peanuts.
If you are buying champagne pick something awesome in your price range. Champagnes range from $20. up to hundreds
Nicholas Feuillatte “Blue Label” Brut Champagne is a terrific Champagne at under $25.00
like jam or spread, hazelnut oil, delicious home made cookies.
If you are not a great baker, dont take along cookies made from a mix, this is the moment to gift in style.
order something from a local craftsman, or topnotch bakery.
Call me a snob but a $5.99 giant box of panetone from a grocery chain just doesnt cut it in my book. I would rather have a loaf of excellent brioche, with a block of butter.
Fabulous soaps or an incredible candle.
We are talked pure hand milled luxury soap with a wonderful scent not your ordinary soap or a candle of divine luxe
No matter your budget, there is an event you can offer as an gift
A museum membership, a night at the Opera, a picnic, a spa treatment, a hot air balloon ride, horse riding lessons, a wine tour, a visit to an entertainment park, movies & popcorn,
A one day room makeover.
Pick something that will last far longer than the moment, an your gesture will long be remembered.
Whether it is a taste on the tongue, a smell or an adventure, you will bring a little luxury into someones life and that is a gift worth giving!