Are you getting tired of the same old gift baskets, boxed holiday cards…or just running out of unique ideas altogether? Then it’s time to start thinking out-of-the-box! Whether you’re sending gifts to friends & family, or to clients, referral partners, prospects or team members for your business, below are some ideas that are fun, practical and will make you look like you spent months deciding on just the right idea!
Out-Of-The-Box Cards & Gifts
If you’re tired of the same old boxed cards for the holidays…have you thought about creating your own? You can create different styles and sizes of cards using Send Out Cards. This isn’t just a great service for the holidays…you can also use it year-round for business and personal needs.
What’s so special about Send Out Cards?
Well, for your cards themselves, let’s start at the end. You can utilize a package that allows you to put different designs on the back of every card. You could have your company logo, a favorite quote or even a picture of you and/or your team…whatever is relevant to your business. Then you can flip the switch and put your family name & photo on the back and use it for your personal cards as well. You can create one campaign to use for your business contacts, or create a unique message for different groups of people…one for clients, one for prospects, one for referral partners, etc. The possibilities are endless.
Now let’s discuss the front of the card…there are 4 different sizes to choose from: postcard, 2-panel, 3-panel or a BIG 11.5 x 8.2. You can choose from over 18,000 templates or create your own. You can upload your own photos to make something unique and creative…funny, inspirational…whatever you choose. The card is just the beginning. And they all boil down to about $1 a card (only the stamp is extra) with their point system.
What goes in the middle? Whatever personalized message you choose to send or pick from thousands of templates. Along with personalizing the back of your card, you can also turn your handwriting into a font to be used for the greeting, signature or both! How’s that for personalization?
You can even send gifts that accompany the card. There are hundreds of gifts to choose from…holiday cookies, brownies and other treats to journals, movie night baskets, candies, and ornaments. The list is endless. You can find everything you need in 1-stop with Send Out Cards.
We all have those certain people in our lives…the ones that are impossible to buy for. Either they seem to have everything already or they buy everything themselves on demand. Or maybe you hear clients or colleagues complain about how much they have to do but don’t have time to do it? What about giving them the gift of a virtual assistant? What kind of superhero would you look like giving someone a gift of 5-10 hours they could use any way they want? The gift of time! They could have their own virtual personal assistant to help with:
- Travel arrangements.
- Sort and organize their Google Drive.
- Getting on track with email organization.
- Calendar management.
- Gift giving…whether it’s research or making online purchases.
- Scheduling Dr.’s appointments, home maintenance check-ups, etc.
- Perfect for both business & personal assistance!
From busy executives needing a personal assistant to the solopreneur who tries to do it all themselves…having that extra help when you need it is a great gift for anyone. Elite Virtual Assistants offers packages that you can purchase for yourself or someone else who needs it. You can choose to have your purchase delivered digitally or in a “box”! Call EVA for more details.
Out-Of-The-Box Gift Boxes
If you’re local to Cleveland, you may have already heard of LOCLE Box. LOCLE Box is represented with everything Ohio and ships all over the world. Deby Lexow, the owner and idea-maker behind LOCLE Box takes a minimalist approach for a maximum WOW! Everything inside a LOCLE box is made right in or around Cleveland…and it’s all 100% recyclable, right down to the box it’s shipped in!
Whether you’re looking for sports themes, snack boxes, kitchen essentials…or anything in between…LOCLE Box has many options for you to choose from! Don’t see what you’re looking for or have an idea of something you’d like to add? Custom made gift boxes are available by contacting Deby directly. Be sure to check out LOCLE Box for that special gift from the heart of the CLE!
Out-Of-The-Box for Chocolate & Sweet Lovers
Do you have that special someone that loves chocolates and sweets? Want to wow them with a unique sweet sensation? Then Trish’s Truffles and Sweet Treats is your answer! From a 4-piece classic assortment all the way up to a Truffle Tower, there’s a choice for every budget. Each box is presented elegantly and they are out of this world delicious!
All of their products are handcrafted the European way, using the finest ingredients available. They pair their desserts with unique & traditional flavors founds locally and around the globe. Each truffle is handmade and each design is hand painted to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Check out Trish’s Truffles website for more information.
You could also mix and match any of these services to create a truly unique gift giving experience this year. And if you need someone to pull it all together for you…from organizing, creating and sending your Send Out Cards to ordering just the right LOCLE Box or Sweet Treat, be sure to check out Elite Virtual Assistants who can help set you up with the right virtual assistant to get you through the holiday season with ease!