It's a couple of days before Valentine's Day so I thought I'd give you some tips in case you need a last minute gift for someone. Don't worry - you don't even need to spend a lot of money. It's all in the packaging!!
How about some Hugs & Kisses?? Chocolate ones, that is.
Hershey's sales pitch. I'm using these little guys just as reference. You can substitute whatever other candy you like. I just want to give you some insight into what the gift professionals use. (that would be me) Remember in my past life I had a gift basket business? Packaging is still in my blood and I use it for my other things - just not baskets. I can't even look at another basket!
You can try some of these ideas at home.
First off, if you're going to get someone these little chocolate morsels, you can't present them in their original packaging. Unless of course you're going for that "oh crap I forgot it's Valentine's Day and stopped at the local drug store" look. In that case, you're perfectly fine. For the rest of you, it's just not gifty enough. You may not be spending the big bucks but you will need to take an extra couple of minutes to spruce it up a bit.
Idea Number 1 - Bag It!
Idea Number 2 - Do Me A Favor
If you're having a party at work, home or school, it's always nice to have a little party favor. Everyone likes to leave with a little something to remind them of the (hopefully) fun time they had at the party.
These little pillow boxes work great and they can be customized in many different ways.
The last idea I want to show you is how to dress up an ordinary white box.
I hope I've inspired you to go the extra mile when giving someone a gift. The reaction you get will make it all worth it.
And it will give me the pleasure of saying "told ya so!"