Christmas Corporate Gift Baskets
Christmas gift giving is a universal thing that spreads over many different entities all over the world, and that means that not even the stuffy cold world of the corporate suits can escape it's glorious candor as it parades around the world. In the corporate world where relationships with other people can make or break you in terms of success, it is good to know that even in the season of giving, one should be careful in considering what you give to who. Gifts and gift baskets are not just presents given out (although they can be), but they may also help give you a leg up on your colleagues.
For example: when giving Christmas gifts to your many, many colleagues, one should not expect to be able to give them too valuable things. Sure, you want to have a good relationship with them, but a basket of Christmas fruit and ham will very much suffice. Some offices even have employees giving out gift baskets of canned goods. Not quite so flashy as a luscious Christmas ham, but surely very much appreciated by the receiver as reserves for tough times. The said hams may be better off in the hands of the superiors or particular people you wish to thank or give special attention to, whatever the reasons may be. It is common to see the slightly pricier things--perhaps a little bottle of chardonnay along with grapes, gourmet muffins and Swiss cheese and then the ham in a basket--landing on tables of the managers, executives and the like. Wine seems to be the trend, higher up the tier as one goes, because it appears predominantly in the Christmas basket (as though offering a toast to the future by way of the sender) given to corporate head honchos and executives, each more expensive and better arranged than the last. Throw in some truffles or chocolates for the boss' wife in the basket and one might surprisingly find oneself in a more fortunate occupational position.
Whatever the reasons may be or whatever one hopes to send across by way of the corporate gift basket, they should view the basket itself as not just a basket but also an investment. Whether it is to gain the trust and appreciation of your colleagues or to make up to the boss for some shortcoming committed, Christmas corporate gift baskets seem to be both seasonably fitting and socially fitting too.