Holiday Gifts for Casual Acquaintances
Christmas shopping can be difficult enough without the added stress of finding a holiday gift for someone you don’t know very well. If you have to buy a gift this season for a casual acquaintance, here are a few ideas.
Gourmet food baskets are a good choice for any number of recipients. You can choose from Italian-inspired baskets to fine chocolates to freshly-roasted nuts. However, before ordering a holiday gift basket you should ensure that your acquaintance doesn’t have any food allergies.
If you’re not sure about possible food allergies and have no way of discreetly finding out, you may want to choose a green plant or bouquet of fresh flowers. Many people host holiday parties in their homes, and a decorative Poinsettia plant or an arrangement of colorful flowers will help spruce up their party.
When buying a gift for a co-worker, consider something that they can use at the office like a desktop organizer, personalized pen set or photo frame. If you know what type of book your co-worker likes, pick out a bestselling novel for them – just be sure to include a gift receipt in case they have already read that book. With only a little knowledge of your recipient’s tastes and preferences, you should be able to come up with a great holiday gift choice this year.