We look forward to Christmas for many reasons, the most important of which is getting together with family. While the flurry and expense of giving gifts can be overwhelming, there are many ways to make our shopping easier. We can also save money on our purchases with a little bit of clever bargain shopping. Whether we send food, clothing, household items, or gift cards, our purchases can be exactly what they wanted. Here are some pointers that will save money in the Christmas Season.
Who on your list could use a Christmas Hamper? When you stop to think about it, there are probably a lot of people who would consider this a great gift. Think about all of the non-perishable food they are receiving, and you’ll start to get ideas.
Think about that young, upwardly mobile, still single career builder. They are notorious for seldom having anything more than a ½ bottle of ketchup and a stale loaf of bread in their refrigerator. If you are concerned about their protein intake, send a hamper full of assorted nuts and dried fruits.
Elderly people who live alone and who do not cook for themselves can often enjoy fruit and meat baskets. The assortment of in-season fresh fruits, along with packaged meats can be the best gift of the season. They seldom want additional chachkis around the house, but really appreciate flavorful foods that require no preparation.
College students often swarm the dorm room or apartment of classmates who receive a Christmas hamper. Increase your child’s popularity with a generous meat, cracker, and cheese platter that will get them through finals.
Help out the entertainer with a hamper full of dipped strawberries and cherries. This gourmet treat will help the to dress up their hors d’oeuvre table. What better hostess gift than a delicious, beautiful addition to their party?
Your customers will appreciate a gift basket with assorted sweets. It’s a great way to show appreciation for their patronage. So many customers give and give without realizing just how much we value their business. This is a great way to let them know.
Send your favorite staff a hamper, and watch the excitement. Whether it is the staff at your doctor’s office or your own staff at work, the break room will be a much happier place with a hamper full of a variety of snacks.
In most cases, you won’t have to worry about shipping with purchases over a certain amount. Whether you are buying a food hamper or something else, many businesses will pay the shipping once the order reaches a certain amount. This is a great benefit to look for when you are choosing a gift. Even small to medium businesses will pay the shipping under these circumstances. Check to see which delivery methods the company uses to see if they will work for your intended recipient. Then, sit back and enjoy the gratitude!