Seasonal Gift Shopping – Acquaintances and Coworkers

If you work in an office you know how annoying it is when someone keeps running through all of the stationery and desk accessories. I suggest getting some basic office supplies and a few other things that are often used by your coworker(s). With most of us on a tight budget we will need to find something more creative and less expensive. For each person it may be hard to think of a suitable gift that you will like to buy for them. If you are not very sure at this point, here are some reasonable ideas that may inspire some thought towards coworkers or friends.

Best Value! Our Standard Box – Qty 100 Shts 50 Env. – Monogram A customer favorite for over 85 years, the “standard” by which others are measured. Fine quality, versatility and medium weight paper. An excellent value. Plain second letter sheets also available. Size: 6″ x 7″ Ink Colors: Black, Blue, Brown, Hunter Green or Wine

Monogram Memo Set and Holder This trendy memo set features a new monogram-a mix of block and script typestyles that are perfect for the most discriminating of writers. The White memos come in 7 pads of 100 sheets each. The optional acrylic holder stores and displays them nicely until you need them. Memo set includes 2- 3 1/4″ x 5″ pads, 2- 3 1/4″ x 6″ pads, 2- 4″ x 6″ pads, and 1- 5″ x 8″ pads

If you don’t know them very well or need to buy for more than one coworker, it may be a wise idea to purchase them a gift card. I recommend that the gift card be around twenty dollars or so. There are many gift cards on the market and nothing says you have to pick the perfect gift. You can get them at many stores and they will have gift cards for local restaurants, ones that can be used any where accepted, and even on-line music or game services. On a good note people can trade these with each other if they are not satisfied with ones they received.

Merry Gifts Money Cards These “Merry” cards are great for sending out monetary gifts. They’re blank inside for your personal, handwritten message. Set includes 10 blank cards and 10 plain White envelopes

A Gift For You! Gold Ornament Money Cards An elegant Gold Ornament against a festive Red background make these money cards a great choice when sending out monetary gifts this holiday season. They’re blank inside for your personal, handwritten message.

American Stationery Gift Card These gift cards are perfect for celebrating the joy of letter writing.

Another great idea is to buy something you can combine with what’s around during the holiday season such as candy. Lots of people will be purchasing the items at retailers that have the large holiday package wrap and special addition whatever. I think it is a better idea to make the “basket” gift yourself. Something like a coffee cup or serving board and some mixed festive candy. All you have to do is buy the candy in bulk and fill up the bowl, wrap it up and place it in a gift bag, and don’t forget the gift tag so they know who gave it to them.

Dip/Serving Board This Dip & Serve board is designed to allow for generous servings of bread and oil or chips, veggies and dip. The undercut handles make for easy carrying or lifting. Comes complete with ramekin pot. Crafted in Yellow Birch and hand rubbed finish. Makes a great housewarming gift. Size: 21″ x 7″ x 3/4″ thick

Integrity Long Board A board which serves tasks ranging from the cutting of celery to French baguettes. Made from Yellow Birth with Walnut accents. Size: 20” x 6” x 3/4”

Most people have pictures of loved ones at their work place or home and you may have a special picture of you and them you want to share. There are many photo gifts available at reasonable prices, not to mention seasonal photo greeting cards you can send loved ones over long distances. These are all great ideas that you can order personalized in small or large quantities.

Small Canvas Photo Notebook Our Black canvas notebooks feature the photo of your choice on the front.  This smaller size (7″ x 9″) holds a 5″ x 7″ pad, about 30 sheets, a loop in the center to hold a pen and a single pocket on facing page.

Photo Water Bottle This aluminum water bottle is a great way to show off your favorite photo of the kids or the pets while you are on the go. Bottle holds 17 ounces

Holiday Greetings Photo Christmas Card Send your favorite photo and holiday greeting on these two-tone Blue flat cards. Plain White envelopes included. Optional printed envelopes available.

Retailers are really good at running promotions and coming up with the latest gift ideas to entice shoppers to spend more money so don’t overspend. Wait for holiday sales or check out local thrift stores, often times you can haggle prices with vendors.

Most importantly, support your local economy. Chances are they have supported you or your company more times than you can count. It’s always good to give a little more to people who may need or deserve it for their hard work and dedication.

Remember it feels good to give without asking or expecting in return.

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