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How To Wrap A Gift: The ABCs Of Gift Wrapping

How to wrap a gift: you’ve probably searched for this exact question every year right around Christmas. Maybe you’ve given up and become a devoted fan of the gift bag, a very viable option. Perhaps you’ve become an expert, and you can wrap even round objects with ease! Maybe you’ve decided to give up wrapping gifts entirely – and outsource the problem to experts!

Whatever your skill set – this blog has a little something for everyone—starting with how it all began. 

How To Wrap A Gift: Wrapped presents in paper and cloth

Cultural Differences in Gift Giving – Gift Baskets Overseas Corporate Podcast ep. 6

Long Distance Short is back with another episode filled with gift-giving tips! Natasha, Director Of Digital Marketing at Gift Baskets Overseas, brings us a new guest: Larissa Heler — Gift Baskets Overseas Brand Manager in Europe — to talk about the very core of gift-giving: cultural differences and how to navigate them.  From the cost of your gift to the kinds of products you include, different countries find different things acceptable and knowing the local gift customs can save you from misunderstandings.  Stay tuned to learn about the cultural differences and considerations you should think about when sending corporate and personal gifts internationally.

Weird Gifts – Tales from the GBO Team

When you’ve been in the gifting business for nearly 20 years, you’re bound to see a few requests for weird gifts. And hey! At Gift Baskets Overseas, we think weird can be wonderful, so we don’t judge. At this point, we’ve had requests for just about everything, from pets to cooked dinners, even some things we just dare not mention in front of polite company.

We can’t always make it happen, but it sure is fun when we can. If you want to hear more about some of the things we have been able to pull off in the past, check out this video from 2021!

And if you want to hear some new stories about weird gifts – we’ve got you covered too!

Corporate Gifting Tools 2023 – Updates to Streamline International Gifts

With over 20 years of experience in delivering international gifts, our team at Gift Baskets Overseas has had a lot of time to learn the ins and outs. This is exactly why we offer corporate gifting tools that make your life easier.  Each year we update and release new tools to ensure that you have everything you need at your fingertips to run a successful corporate gift campaign.

This year, we’re proud to announce a few of the standouts in our corporate gifting tools 2023. Designed to help you stand out not only with holiday gifting, but with year-round gifts your Sales and Marketing Teams can use to help your brand break through the noise.

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Why do we Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?

 What did one Irish ghost say to the other?

Top O’ the moaning to ya!

Hopefully, we’ve put a smile on your face and given you a little chuckle! You might have already guessed that we want to talk about one of our favorite world-renowned holidays, rooted in Irish heritage, and you’re right! Beautiful parades, beer, good luck charms, and all things green! We’re talking about Saint Patrick’s Day! Let’s take a deep dive into the luckiest holiday and let us help you find out how Irish you are with our short and sweet Irish quiz! So, why do we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?

Why do we celebrate saint patrick's day: saint patrick's day green gifts, coins, and irish clover.

International Women’s Day: Tips to Celebrate with Success

Despite this holiday being around for over 100 years and recognized by the United Nations since 1977, many people still ask: When Is International Women’s Day? This important holiday falls on March 8th and serves as a reminder to champion equality and women’s rights. While you should certainly celebrate the contributions of the women in your office year-round, every company can benefit from ensuring they recognize and honor Women’s Day.

How your team celebrates International Women’s Day can speak volumes about the health and diversity of your team. A unified company effort to celebrate the holiday can earn your brand some much-needed credibility with customers, investors, and future partners. Most importantly, if done right, this holiday can help improve your employees’ morale and your teams’ health. If you want to learn more about the do’s and don’ts of celebrating International Women’s Day, keep reading.

International Women's Day - Typewriter writing Happy Women's Day

Japan Gifts: Unwrapping Do’s and Don’ts

Steeped in history and symbolic meaning, the ritual act of gift-giving is an important cultural tradition in Japan. Gift exchange is a common way to show respect, gratitude, and social status in many different types of relationships. Whether it’s for birthdays, weddings, graduations, or business meetings, the act of giving gifts in Japan is highly nuanced. And, there many different customs and expectations to be aware of. One of our favorite traditions is the Japanese thank you gift. After receiving a gift, it’s common for Japanese people to send a small “thank you” gift back to the sender. They call this sweet gesture an O-kaeshi.

The choice of gift, wrapping, and presentation are all carefully considered, and can say a lot about the giver and their relationship with the recipient. From traditional items such as wagashi sweets, to the latest gadgets and luxury goods, the options for gifts are vast and constantly evolving. Understanding the significance of Japan gifts and Japanese culture is essential for building strong relationships and navigating social situations in Japan. Let’s take a deep dive into Japanese gifts and the do’s and don’ts of gift giving in Japan.

Japan gifts. Japanese temple in Nachi Japan surrounded by green landscape.

How Gifting Impacts Conversions in Your Industry – Gift Baskets Overseas Corporate Podcast ep. 5

“Long Distance Short” is back with another episode to help you unlock the power of gifts. Natasha, Director of Digital Marketing at Gift Baskets Overseas, brings us a new guest — Marianne, Digital Marketing and Brand Manager for Giftsenda. Both are ready to dive deep into the topic: how gifting impacts conversions in your industry. This data-driven deep dive will answer your questions about how impactful gifts are to your bottom line, and give you tips and tricks to improve your team’s performance. Stay tuned to learn more about the unconventional ways to boost your conversions, and leave your VIPs smiling!

The Psychology of Gift-Giving – Unlock Your Gift Potential

We’ll cut right to the chase. The most important thing you can take away from this – is to stop making gifts about yourself. From CEOs to Co-Workers, Sales Teams to Marketing Teams, and just about every other business gift out there, the old-school mindset was “give a gift that makes YOU look impressive.”

However, the thought that should come first is: what will make your recipient feel most understood and appreciated?

The New York Times sums this up beautifully with a single quote “When it comes to gift-giving, context is everything.”

This blog aims to give you a short and sweet answer to some of the most pressing questions in the minds of those wanting to make lasting and meaningful connections through gifts. If you want to unlock the secrets behind the psychology of gift-giving,  keep on reading.

The Psychology of Gift-Giving: Silhouette of a head with gifts coming out

Care Package Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Care Packages in 2023

It is no secret that the world has faced a challenging past few years. But, despite these trying times, as humans, we continue to look for ways to stay connected and show our care for one another. Thus, it’s no surprise that the search for care package ideas has surged in popularity over the past few months. And as your go-to gift experts, we’re here to share a few of our own. 

Receiving gifts and feeling cared for are two of the best experiences life has to offer. Since care packages offer both, sending them to your loved ones, friends, and family members can provide them with a feeling of joy and comfort. Whether you’re sending it to congratulate them on an outstanding achievement or want to send aid to someone in need, we have plenty of care package ideas to help you create the perfect gift. Read below for the ultimate guide to care packages in 2023. 

Care Package Ideas: The ultimate self care package for 2023.
Self-care package, seasonal gift box with plastic free zero waste cosmetics products.