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The Origin of Father’s Day: Celebrating Dads Around the World

There’s no point talking about the origin of Father’s Day if we don’t first talk about the man in question: dear old dad. He may have questionable style and insist on doing things the ‘old-fashioned way’ (no matter how often you tell him that there’s an app for that now). However, he is ‘dad,’ you adore him, and you’re a part of him. In fact, science proves that, genetically, we are more like our fathers than our mothers! So yes, we’ve all got more dad jokes in our DNA that we’d opt for. 

But, besides their somewhat loveable absurdity, fathers play a vital role in shaping and preparing us for the real world. This means that being a dad is one of the most important jobs one could ever have. And, you’d have to agree that anyone who takes on this role deserves to be celebrated. That’s why we’re diving into the origin of Father’s Day and how it’s celebrated around the world. Plus, we have unique gift ideas for you to make this Father’s Day the most memorable one yet, no matter where dad may be. Read below to learn more.

The Origin of Father's Day: Smiling father and daughter having fun while preparing cookie dough in the kitchen. Baking - happy family time.

Upgrading Your Employee Rewards Program With Corporate Gifting

Between the 1940s and 1960s, some employees retiring from the workforce would receive an engraved 18-karat gold watch as recognition for their years of service. Being an eagerly awaited reward, it sounded like a fair trade back then. Given the work expectations of today, many would argue that this is not a sufficient employee rewards program. Especially since today’s workforce landscape is much more competitive, constantly shifting, and not as willing to hand out gold-plated Rolexes to working individuals. 

If you’ve asked yourself, “How do I retain these tech-savvy, self-starting workers of the new world?” you’re already on the right track. Research shows that millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2030, so it’s best to get ahead while you still can. And to answer your question: upgrading your employee rewards program with corporate gifts is a surefire way to keep good people with you for longer. Join us as we dive into the long-term rewards for your business when you create a recognition culture through gift-giving. 

Employee Rewards Program: Good Job spelled out on cards that a business man is laying out on a table.

GBO Customer Success Story: “I have been using Gift Baskets Overseas for Years!”

Long Distance Short is finally back! It’s with great excitement that I announce that I am going to be a new host of our podcast and today we are going to kick it off with a customer interview! Our guest today, Amy T, works for a large tech company and has been a long-time customer of Gift Baskets Overseas. Stick around to hear this GBO customer success story and her take on the ups and downs of corporate gift campaigns, and learn just how the Corporate Gift Experts at GBO have made her life easier. Never fret – if you prefer to read about Amy’s adventures we have the transcript ready for you as well!

Happy International Nurses Day: Celebrating Caregivers Around the Globe

If ever there was a time to send thoughtful gifts to nurses, this would be the year. Thankfully International Nurses Day gives us all a reminder to give back to those who tend to our loved ones.

For the third year in a row, caregivers around the globe have handled everything from caring for sick patients to handling life-or-death circumstances for themselves and their families. All of this while working through an ongoing crisis that has affected every hospital in the world. Nurses aren’t always given the respect that they deserve. So we have taken this year as a special opportunity to celebrate International Nurses Day and give our frontline workers the appreciation that they deserve.

Each year, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) leads the celebration of International Nurses Day, held on 12 May. The theme for 2022 is A Voice to Lead – which demonstrates the need for social programs to invest in nursing, build a resilient nursing workforce and protect nurses’ rights to strengthen health systems around the world.

International Nurses Day: Stethoscope and wrapped gift on blue background

Celebrating Mum: Mother’s Day Gifts in Australia

She taught you how to tie your shoelaces, be kind to others, and maybe even shared with you her secret recipe to your favorite childhood dish – that, to this day, you still can’t seem to replicate. Mothers are made of magic! Not only have they shaped us into the people we are, but they continue to make our lives happier, funnier, and, dare we say, easier! And there is no exception to the moms who live down under, but what kind of Mother’s Day gifts are sent in Australia?

Mother’s Day in Australia is celebrated a little differently from the rest of the world but is still a beautiful celebration of all mom-like figures. And while you probably think that there’s no way you could thank your mom enough, as leaders in international gifting, we know that sending her mother’s day gifts is a great place to start! That’s why we’re here to help you spoil your mum in Australia with the help of our Mother’s Day gift guide. 

Mother's Day Gifts In Australia: Mom and Daughter hugging with bouquet of flowers.

Corporate Gifts To Avoid: When Generosity Hurts Relationships

I first heard this question reiterated to me by our Sales Team manager as coming from one of the corporate customers of Gift Baskets Overseas. Can gifts really hurt productive work or business relationships? What exactly should one consider to make a gift efficient and help secure a deal or improve loyalty, not decrease it? It’s something gift consultants deal with all the time. Ethical and cultural aspects relevant both for the gift giver and the recipient, what’s appropriate and what can be a bit too much, how to not overstep… So, today we are diving into the topic of corporate gifts to avoid!

Gift Giving and Mental Health – How to Show Your Support with Gifts

After everything 2020 had to throw at the world, mental health is one of the leading topics just about everywhere. As someone who has had a healthy relationship with some form of therapist for over a third of my life, I feel I have more than a bit to say on the matter. But your time is precious, and so is mine, so let’s cut to the chase. In this blog, I’m here to tell you a bit about what makes sending gifts feel so gosh darn good. As a bonus, we’ll take a look at what kind of mental health gifts to send to your loved ones to help them smile and take better care of themselves. So, are gift giving and mental health related? Let’s talk!

Is Gift Giving Good For Your Mental Health? Man with his head in puzzle pieces

Gift Baskets Overseas Updates on Team in Ukraine and Dedication to Humanitarian Efforts

This month, people around the world feel shocked. Overwhelmed. We unite in grief and sorrow and hope that the horrendous war crime happening in the very heart of Europe, in a beautiful country with ancient history — Ukraine, will be stopped.

We are an international team, and our colleagues are located all over the world. Several of our team members are in Ukraine and Russia, and we are doing our best to support and help them to safety. Gift Baskets Overseas historically has close ties with both Ukraine and Russia, and now we openly condemn the Russian military invasion of Ukraine.

For all of March 2022, 10% of our profit from CIS sales will go toward helping support those in Ukraine by donating to humanitarian efforts to help civilians.

People Waiting in line for a warm drink and help in Odessa Ukraine
People wait in line for a warm drink and help in Odessa Ukraine

How Gifts Saved The Day — Gift Baskets Overseas Customer Stories

I dive into customers’ reviews and feedback quite often as part of my job at Gift Baskets Overseas. Even though my role is not customer-facing, I want to have a clear understanding of customers’ thoughts around our service. This often means listening to the amazing stories that go along with these gifts. Stories about how people use gifts to stay connected, be present, and communicate tender feelings and appreciation. So today, I want to tell some Gift Baskets Overseas customer stories that corporate and individual clients shared with us recently.

Gift Baskets Overseas Customer Stories: review
I love how the customer care people call me if they unsure of anything that personal touch makes me feel like my order is safe and secure and I love getting pictures of the actual gift. I also love how it gets delivered to some remote areas. I’ve sent to Kenya and Nigeria with amazing results and almost next day!

The Best Romantic Gifts Without Flowers

What is romance? Perhaps it is the flurry of excitement that comes when Valentine’s Day rolls around for new couples. Making lists, searching shops, and dropping hints around their partners is an exciting time. Romance as stated in the dictionary is: a feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love. 

It’s those butterflies you get when you hold hands, the unknowingness when they cover your eyes for a surprise; romance is colorful. It’s so attractive to us because it provides fleeting moments of excitement from the mundane of day-to-day life. With romance comes gifts, and that can sometimes lead to indecisiveness. We’re here to help you figure out your next romantic gesture that isn’t limited to a bouquet of flowers. Let’s dive into the best romantic gifts without flowers!

Romantic Gifts Without Flowers: Man presenting his partner a romantic arrangement of heart balloons.