Gift Giving Tips For Every Occasion
Blog Post By Efrain Barragan
Gift giving doesn’t always come easy. Think of all the occasions on which we give gifts: Christmas, birthdays, weddings, engagements, graduation, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, clients gifts, employee appreciation gifts and the list goes on. The thought of choosing a thoughtful gift can seem daunting and outright intimidating at times. However, it doesn’t always have to be that way. Here are a few tips to bring a bit more fun to your next gift giving adventure.
Find a local artisan who makes unique products to put together a meaningful gift your recipient will love. Wineries, general stores, chocolatiers and specialty shops are great places to find a gift offering with a bit of local flair. Below are some of my favorite establishment in Napa Valley I like to shop:
Kollar Chocolates is an award-winning artisan chocolate shop in the heart of Yountville in the Napa Valley. Kollar Chocolates’ mission is to elevate chocolate into a sensory experience driven by new world flavors, modern artistry, ethically sourced ingredients, and innovation.
My Favorite gift offering at Kollar Chocolates is their 9-piece chocolate assortment box. It comes with an assortment of Kollar’s classic truffles as well as new seasonal flavors. This gift set will wow even the most discerning chocolate lovers.
Makers Market is unique marketplace where you can shop some for some of best American made handcrafted goods. You’ll find products that are sustainably made – either reclaimed, recycled, upcycled, or produced with ethically sourced materials. When you shop at Makers Market, a percentage of their sales are donated to local non-profits the makers are affiliated with.
Makers Market is my one stop shop for one-of-a-kind curated gifts. You can always find something for anyone on your nice list. I especially like their handmade jewelry and their cocktail accessories.
Clif Family was built on a passion for creating delicious, small batch wine and food while caring for our people, planet and communities. We bring together these delicious products to create thoughtfully curated, sustainable gift sets that stand out from the crowd. Select one of our pre-built gift sets or let our team help you create one of your own with our wide selection of wine, food and customizable packaging.
Your holiday shopping adventure starts here. Click here to browse our pre-assembled gift offerings.
Let A Professional Do The Work
Whether you’re looking for a personal gift, client gift, employee gift or more, it is always a great idea to seek the advice of a gifting specialist to help you shop for the perfect gift. If your recipient list is long, a gifting specialist can make the gifting process painless and fun. Companies looking for business gifts often seek the help of a gifting specialist to help coordinate all the gift giving logistics. Clif Family offers a full service gifting concierge experience to help our clients curate meaningful gifts to help strengthen personal connections.
Now more than ever, consumers are making a conscious effort to shop at companies who align with their personal values. Because sustainable products have become more popular over the past few of years, you can never go wrong with a gift that cares for the planet. What is a sustainable gift you ask? Great question!
When searching for a sustainable gift, I like to focus on three key areas:
- Are the products in the gift are Certified Organic?
Searching for a gift with Certified Organic products is no longer difficult. More and more producers are curating some of some of the best gift offering featuring their organic products such as food, wine etc.
At Clif Family, we offer wine and food gifts with sustainability in mind. From the packaging we use all the way to the products we put inside the box. We source and farm Certified Organic ingredients for all the products we make. When you purchase a gift from Clif Family, you are purchasing a commitment to sustainability and a healthier eco-system.
- The gift is made from recycled materials:
Purchasing a gift made from reclaimed, recycled, upcycled, or ethically sourced materials not only feels good, it supports sustainability efforts for the company you are purchasing from.
Our friends at Olive and Poppy pride themselves in being the quintessential sustainable product gurus. Many of their pieces use materials that are locally sourced in wine country and then reimagined into thoughtfully crafted items. Some of those items include bracelets, cufflinks, sunglasses earrings made from old wine barrel staves.
- The company supports a cause that cares for the planet:
There are so many ways to help make a difference for our planet. One great way to help is by supporting companies that give back and inspire change. As a consumer, we have the power to change the world just by being conscious about what we are buying, and actively supporting companies who promote sustainability.
At Clif Family, we partnered with American Forests to plant trees in areas that have been devastated by fires in our home state of California. When you purchase a gift from Clif Family during the 2021 holiday season, you’re helping us plant 10,000 trees in partnership with American Forests.
Looking for the perfect gift this season? Clif Family can help. We offer an array of wine gifts, wine and food gift sets, employee gifts, client gifts, sustainable gifts and more. To request more information, please fill out the from below.