Sometimes we're lucky enough to have someone do something so significant for us that it requires a special thank-you. A thank-you card is nice, but when it just doesn't feel adequate, gourmet gifts are a warm way to show your appreciation, and everyone loves to receive treats. And they can be enjoyed with friends and family, so the recipient gets to share the love!
Here are some ways you can be sure the special person gets the message of just how grateful you are for them.
Choosing a thoughtful gift
A collection of exotic teas and specialty biscuits is one idea for a gourmet gift. A really nice gesture is to give something that the person wouldn't normally go out and buy for themselves because it's considered too indulgent. If you can give them a new experience, like trying a handmade truffle in an unusual flavour, or an extraordinary cheese they can't buy locally, then you've really given them something special. Just be sure it's not too far-out so as to be risky! If in doubt you can take the safe route, and remember that choosing quality will never let you down.
Specialty gifts tend to come wrapped in lovely packaging as presentation is just as important as what is inside. So when choosing your gift, remember that the packaging is what they will see first, and the effect you want will influence your decision, which is helpful if you're sitting on the fence as to what to buy. Some gifts come with packaging that is good enough to be considered part of the gift, like a beautiful basket or a decorative canister that can be kept. And it will serve as a reminder of the wonderful gesture that prompted it.
Sending the perfect message
Choosing a thank-you message to accompany your gourmet gift will ensure that your thoughtful gesture really says it all. There are no formal rules here, but a personally written message from the heart, however brief or detailed, will be cherished as much as the gift itself, if you say the right thing.
Every aspect of your gift says something about you, too, so make choices that reflect your best qualities!