One topic- how to make a gift more personalized. Robert feels that often people think personalizing gifts will take up more time or more money , but he says, that doesn't have to be the case.
In his recent Tweet This Twitter party one gift vessel was a lacquer Container Store box filled with a Moleskine appointment book and Parker pen. He said this gift can easily be adapted to any budget. Hit up a Hallmark store or similar and grab a calendar book, and pick a nice pen from anywhere, Target etc., making sure to remove it from the package ( My pick here- the Stainless Steel Sharpie). Put them together in the box with tissue and you're done.
Robert also says , take that same box in multiples and tailor it to your giftee. You can do makeup for the glam gal, or fill the whole box with Hershey Kisses ( I loved this idea) and take it in as the gift for the whole office to enjoy. For the guys how about filling a tool box with Gillette Fusion razors and shave cream along with soap or shower gel.
The takeaway- you can buy the boxes ( any nice box, you can find them everywhere from drugstores to craft stores) , line them up and fill as you find the items for each person. Put a bow on it and gift.
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