Moving up the career ladder is an achievement that should be celebrated. If someone that you know, or even someone that you work with, has landed themselves a better job and a promotion at the same time, then it is an occasion that deserves to be celebrated. If the recipient you are buying for is a family member or friend, then they may well be having a party. If a party is on the cards, you want to ensure that you buy something so that you do not arrive empty-handed. On the other hand, if a colleague or fellow team member is moving on, you will want to give them support and encouragement, and luck for the future. So, what type of gifts should you be looking at buying?
What Do They Love and Enjoy
Knowing the recipient quite well always helps. When you know what the recipient likes and dislikes, you can buy something that is personal, and something that you know will be appreciated. Buying something that is just plain, standard, or run-of-the-mill, such as a box of chocolates, is OK, but does it show that you care, and does it show that you are proud? Looking at the recipients’ interests and hobbies will allow you to personalize your gift, and it will ensure that you get a gift that is simply perfect for them.
Going Down the Handmade and Personalized Route
Handmade gifts really show that you care. Taking the time out of your busy life to order and personalize a gift will mean a lot to the recipient. When it comes to handmade or, personalized gifts you need to think about what they would love to receive and open. For example, suppose you know they like a certain flavor of alcohol or liqueur. In that case, you could look at giving them some handmade personalised alcohol gifts, or if you know they love gardening, you could possibly look at getting them a handmade basket for their collection of seeds, or you could look at a personalized kneeling pad or a pair of gloves.
Novelty or Something That Will Last
To celebrate the recipients’ promotion, do you want to get them something that they will enjoy for many years to come? Or, do you want to get them something that will bring them joy for a short while, such as a hamper? Looking at the recipients’ personality will be able to tell you whether or not to get a novelty gift or something that is more memorable such as a photo frame that can be cherished for many years.
A Gift That They Can Use in Their New Job
Have you thought about getting a gift that they can use going forwards in their new job? For example, a diary for the New Year, or maybe even an engraved pen. A gift that is useful will be cherished, and it will be appreciated. So, would they value a new paper notebook? Would they love a new date block for their desk? Or, would they love a new mug to drink their morning coffee from?