Ask The Gift Expert
Ask The Gift Expert
Need help finding that perfect gift or gift basket for that hard to buy for relative? What about an important business client? Gift buying can be a challenge. There are some instances where etiquette needs to be considered when choosing a gift for a particular client. Ask The Gift Expert for help when you want the perfect gift for the right occasion. Let The Gift Expert answer any questions you have regarding purchasing a gift for any occasion. Feel free to send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and she will return your call and/or post your question and answer.
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Question: My Mother-in-law lost her father in death. We are very close and I am not sure what to send her that will be meaningful enough to express my my condolences. What do you suggest?
: When sending sympathy gifts, be sure to know if there are any religious or cultural aspects that may come into play when sending a gift. It sounds like you know your Mother-In-Law well so this should not be an issue. I would suggest some form of memorial jewelry
. Not only is it beautiful, it can help her keep her father's memory close to her heart. The sterling silver In My Heart Ash Pendant
is our best selling piece of memorial jewelry.
Question: The CEO of my company just had a baby. What should I send even though she is not in need of anything for her baby?
- Answer: Believe it or not, this is a fairly common question in business gifting. You want to remember that you are sending a gift to congratulate the family as they welcome a new baby. My suggestion would be a diaper cake because All babies need diapers. These gifts come displayed like a cake and can be dismantled and reused for the new baby. Diaper cakes are cute and trendy gifts that can please even the most distinguished recipient.
Question: My daughter is having her first baby and I cannot make the shower because she is on the East Coast. What can I give her that would be extra special?
- Answer: First of all, congratulations on your new grandbaby! Having a new baby in the family far away can be a little bitter sweet. To send something extremely special is your goal. Why not choose a baby gift with a memory book or photo album? Ask that your daughter fill the album with photos of your new grandbaby and send it back to you so that you can share in the joy of the new little miracle.
Question: I own a small business and money is tight this year. What is a good way to show my appreciation for my employees?
- Answer: Most employees are aware of tough times all retailers are facing. You do not have to spend a lot of money to show your appreciation. A small box of chocolates with a heartfelt note expressing your gratitude for all they do along with a mention of better times to come. We all need to be reminded that these times are temporary if we all pull together and weather the storm. Some examples of boxed chocolates can be found here.