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True confessions of gifting gone wrong

Can you recall a time when gifting went wrong in your life? Maybe it was the time you received a gift you didn't want or didn't ask for or the time you dropped a thousand hints yet still didn't receive the item you really wanted. Or that year you received an already spent gift card. We’re cringing just thinking about it all. If you’ve ever received a less than stellar gift, read this blog and know you’re not alone. We're detailing what went wrong and how our concept of choice could have saved the day.

True confessions of gifting gone wrong

Can you recall a time when gifting went wrong in your life? Maybe it was the time you received a gift you didn't want or didn't ask for or the time you dropped a thousand hints yet still didn't receive the item you really wanted. Or that year you received an already spent gift card. We’re cringing just thinking about it all. If you’ve ever received a less than stellar gift, read this blog and know you’re not alone. We're detailing what went wrong and how our concept of choice could have saved the day.

Best practices for virtual meetings and events: Master screen-time

In today’s workplace, you’re just as likely to be working with someone in a different part of the country as you are with someone in a different part of the office. Your screen presence matters during remote meetings—make it work for you and stand out for all of the best reasons.

Dining-in: How do you take your coffee?

Another addition to our popular ‘Dining-in’ blog series, and there’s nothing flashy here—just good, solid technique thanks to good, solid tools from your recent virtual gift experience. So you can get to the good part: tasting coffee. A French Press coffee recipe so good, you’ll never leave home for café-quality again.

Event and incentive planning in uncertain times

Navigating the unfamiliar isn't always fun. While some people and philosophies encourage you to "embrace the unknown,"—that can be easier said than done, especially when it comes to planning your gift program.

Best practices for virtual meetings and events: People prompts

Icebreakers are questions that you can include in a virtual meeting or event to inspire attendees to share a little about themselves. It helps you better connect on a more personal level and encourages everyone to participate. Let’s make like Nelly and ask 21 questions.

Recognize and reward essential workers with a virtual gift experience

There’s a conversation brewing about how to reward and recognize essential workers in a meaningful way. Companies who want to deliver heartfelt gratitude are looking past cash, gift cards, and tchotchke gifts and looking towards rewarding programs that will make an impact. Our solution: virtual gift experiences.

Holiday gifting: be the exception, not the rule

What’s the most memorable holiday gift you’ve ever received? If nothing specific comes to mind, it turns out you’re not alone. A 2018 research survey shows that 53% of recipients have forgotten about the holiday gifts they received last year. With the festive season right around the corner, these findings might make you think twice about the impact of your upcoming gift program. So, how can you avoid giving a forgetful gift? Here’s our take.

Best practices for virtual meetings and events: Online etiquette

Etiquette is more than saying “please” and “thank you;” it’s the protocol for being a respected, kind professional. But through a webcam, etiquette can be hard to navigate. How can we know if we’re behaving cordially online? Equal parts tender and tongue-in-cheek.

Dining-in: Take a break and bake with us

There’s something healing, and almost primitive, about baking bread. It tastes like home, like comfort. What could be better than providing yourself with comfort and carbs? Trying out that new Automatic Bread Maker you selected during a virtual gift program. You didn’t buy that baking powder and baking soda for nothing!!! Dine in, let's get baked.

Learning curve: when home office meets homeschool

It’s estimated that millions of students will be temporarily homeschooled while we wait and watch to see how the coronavirus evolves. With no clear indication of when schools will be back in session, working parents are all asking the same question: How can I keep my kids entertained and up-to-date on their schoolwork all while working from home? Here are a few tips to help see you through and keep you sane.

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