Mountain Day Inspiration!

Smith College Mountain Day Inspiration

Smith College Mountain Day Inspiration

Mountain Day Inspiration >> Celebrate Autumn!

Today is Mountain Day! The Smith College bells were rung early this morning (October 5th) to announce that the college's president has suspended classes for the day. Students are free to go hiking, have picnics, pick apples at local farms, or just take a relaxing break. #smithmountainday

What a beautiful tradition!  As some of you who have been following me for a while know, this is not the first time I have waxed poetic about Mountain Day.  I truly believe that every institution and organization should establish a similar holiday dedicated to re-invigorating the soul. Continue Reading →

Best Holiday Gifts for Business Associates & Clients

Best Holiday Gifts for Business Associates & Clients

Best Holiday Gifts for Business Associates & Clients

With the help of our friends over at CompanyHolidayGifts.com we have gathered together 20+ of our favorite holiday business gifts.  This list of the Top 20+ Business Holiday Gift Ideas Under $100.00 are organized (more or less) from least expensive to most expensive and range from sweet chocolate treats to celebratory champagne toasts to a little somethings for your golfing buddies.  There are treats for individuals, couples, and the whole family!  All the gifts have been hand selected to reflect high quality products with lovely presentation designed to impress and delight your colleagues & clients.  These are only a few of the many gifts available.  If you don't find something you like, feel free to email us and we are sure we can help you find the perfect something for your special business colleagues!

Ordering any of these Top 20+ Business Holiday Gifts  is simple –  just click on the picture or click here link to order a product! Most can still be shipped to arrive before Christmas but since this is a business gift, any time before New Year's is considered acceptable! Continue Reading →

Give Holiday Cheer – Gift a Wine Club Subscription

Give Holiday Cheer - Gift a Wine Club Subscription

Give Holiday Cheer – Gift a Wine Club Subscription

One of our all time favorite company gifts is the wine club subscription. Why? Because as CompanyHolidayGifts.com so aptly explains, “wine club gift subscription is the gift that keeps on giving.” Whether you are giving a gift to a friend, family member or business associate, your gift recipient will think of you fondly every time they receive their monthly wine gift!  Continue Reading →

Boutique Wines at Great Prices – The Wine Spies

The Wine Spies - Undercover deals, exceptional wines, once each day.

This is such a cool concept we just had to share it with you — The Wine Spies feature one bottle a day at incredible prices! At these prices you can up the ante on your holiday gifts.  Wouldn't it be great to introduce your colleagues and friends to exceptional wines at affordable prices.  Just as an example, today's wine, regularly priced at $30.00 is on special for $16.99 – that's 40% off an intensive hand-crafted production you will not find in your local grocery store.  Best yet although you might choose to you don't need to buy 6 bottles to get an ok discount – at The Wine Spies every bottle is always available at a great price. These are exceptional wines that are hand selected to assure you that you are buying only the best wines available.

Stemless Holiday Wine Glasses

Take a peek – check the The Wine Spies out today!

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Smart Corporate Holiday Marketing: Wine Club Gift Subscriptions

Holiday Wine Club Gifts

Smart Corporate Holiday Marketing: Wine Club Gift Subscriptions

Smart Corporate Holiday Marketing: Wine Club Gift Subscriptions 

Who says Christmas gifts have to be limited to December? Common sense and real life experience tells us that yes it is absolutely necessary to recognize and acknowledge clients and allies for their contributions to your success during or around the holiday season, but it is time to think outside of the standard December “gift basket” mentality.

First and foremost, just about everyone would acknowledge that when opening up the obligatory holiday basket, you immediately separate the “junk” from the wine.  Have you checked your home cupboard or pantry recently?  I promise you you still have a pack of “Berry Good Snack Mix” or “Pomegranate Puffs”  hiding unopened behind the crackers some place.  Let's be real, all anyone really cares about is the wine.  So this year, give your colleagues what they want – the wine – skip the filler.

Next, and more importantly, marketing experts will tell you that most often it is the number of quality touches between two people that cement relationships.  A yearly gift is great but a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year is even better.  This is where the idea of gifting a fabulous wine club subscription becomes a smart corporate marketing decision.  For just about $150.00 ( the same cost as most nice gift baskets) your colleagues will receive a lovely gift from you once every quarter (yes – you read that correctly 4x a year they will receive a little gift of thanks from you and your company.)  All we can say is this is way more bang for your marketing bucks!

With lots of wine clubs from which to choose, how do you narrow the choices?  After reading a slew of reviews, we finally decided upon The California Wine ClubWe like the club choices.  We like the wines. And we really like the people behind the site.  We were having trouble understanding the various signature requirements needed, so we called (ok, so we called a few times) and everyone we spoke with was knowledgeable, kind and more than patient with our endless questions. To get an idea of the types of wines offered October's wine club notes are posted online and you can find November's notes right here in our ongoing wine club notes series.

Know somebody who prefers beer?  The same strategy applies — check out our favorite craft beer club.

Party Hearty!

Best Coffee Gift Set

Coffee Break Gift Set, Coffee Gift Set

Best Coffee Gift Set

This elegant coffee gift set is the perfect gift for teachers, coffee loving college students, birthday gifts,  corporate  gifts, and holiday gifts.  The Coffee Cube comes complete with a white ceramic bistro mug, Berardi's french roast coffee, and lots of delicious dunkable treats. You even have the option to customize the beautiful satin ribbon that holds it all together! The presentation is truly lovely and what's inside will surely satisfy the pallet of whichever lucky recipient you bestow this upon.

The beautiful golden gift boxes of this coffee gift set are loaded with an assortment of goodies including:

  • -Berardi's French Roast Coffee is rich and flavorful
  • -White Ceramic Bistro Mug: A stylish, ceramic mug designed to hold 16 oz of coffee or tea.
  • -Snickerdoodle Cookies  that are crackly on the outside and creamy on the inside and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
  • Cappuccino Biscoffee are the perfect coffee accompaniment! These delightful squares are made with organic coffee and organic non-fat milk then baked to perfection.
  • Mocha Biscoffeez: Made with organic coffee, these baked shortbreads are infused with organic cocoa powder to create a rich, chocolaty mocha experience in each buttery square.
  • Cappuccino Jelly Beans: Everyone's favorite treat! Delicious cappuccino flavored jelly beans by Jelly Belly. don't worry about the little white spots — they are not old — it is how the flavor is infused.
  • Almond Roca: Famous almond toffee from Brown & Haley. Chocolate and nuts envelop rich buttercrunch toffee for a sublime mix of tastes and textures. Eight candies included. Definitely my personal favorite and I am pleased to report the Almond Roca is included in many, many of the GiftTree.com gift packs

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