Gift giving goes back thousands of years, and even in the modern world, the act of giving a gift still holds a special place for lots of people. We still think there is some class and grace in showing up to a party with something to offer the host – it can be as simple as a bottle of wine, a small bouquet of flowers or a thoughtful chocolate treat.
Doing a bit of research shows that gift giving dates back at least as far as we have records and probably much farther. The act of giving a gift is a human endeavor and can symbolize a range of different experiences. It can be a sign of affection, appreciation, apology or admiration. Giving a gift often marks a celebration of another year gone by or the beginning of a new chapter.
The psychology behind giving gifts has also been looked into, and the physiological response is that the reward centres of the brain are triggered for both the giver and the receiver. The giver gets to experience the satisfaction of making someone happy and thoughtfully express their emotions; the receiver experiences the feelings of love and appreciation that come with knowing someone cares enough to take action. Further, gift giving builds community and creates bonds.
We could go on and on about the beauty of gift giving, but you get the point. The more important thing many people want to hear about is what, exactly, should a thoughtful gift be? Because, yes, it is amazing to give and receive something special, but it can also be extremely stressful trying to find that exact thing that strikes the right chord – one that is unique, thoughtful and will be thoroughly enjoyed.
So we thought we’d share some really exciting and amazing gift ideas that are perfect for any and all events. Personalized chocolate and candy gifts do all the things you want a gift to do, so here’s a list of our favorites from Totally Chocolate.
Personalized Chocolate Bar
These are made with high quality Belgian milk or dark chocolate, that can be personalized in endless ways. The sky is the limit! It’s actually so fun to create a personalized candy gift – first you upload a logo in chocolate or small image, then you can play with different combinations to customize the chocolate bar and the packaging. It can be a branded gift, elegant announcement or something fun and creative. In addition to the image design that will be laser engraved into the chocolate bar, you can play with different lid options, box colors and text design.
The folks at Totally Chocolate have thought of everything and they offer an array of customized cookies, too. There is an assortment of flavours and packaging options, and the high quality and delicious cookies are always a hit, especially when they come in a box with a personalized message or image that commemorates something special. If you’re stuck for ideas, they have a few popular options to choose from.
Custom Gift Baskets
People often groan at the thought of a gift basket – they can be a lot of hype for some disappointing content. Tea that you’ll never drink, a bag of nuts that are mostly brazil nuts, you know how it is. But not so with the gift baskets from Totally Chocolate, they are loaded with delicious products that the recipient will not want to give away upon opening. You can include a customized chocolate bar, a Belgian milk and dark chocolate assortment, premium Bellagio coffee, Funky Chunky Popcorn, sugar cookies, candy canes, chocolate covered nuts and malt balls, just a few possible items. You can choose from a wide assortment of high quality items to flip the script on the tired old gift basket.
Unique Business Gifts
Not every gift has to be full of love and adoration, there are plenty of situations where you might need to pull back a bit because it is more of a professional transaction. The business gifts at TotallyChocolate.com are personal and thoughtful while remaining professional. You can have your logo or theirs engraved directly on to the chocolate, or perhaps the date of a business deal or that you opened the doors. Again, the possibilities are endless!
Ok, that sounds boring, but “stock products” is just one way of saying that there are so many cool, delicious items that Totally Chocolate offers that there are just too many to list. If you are pressed for time and need a gift in a jiffy – you just don’t have time to customize anything — you still can’t go wrong. Each product is thoughtfully designed and packaged so no matter the occasion, you know that the recipient is going to be thrilled.
Getting a personalized gift really elevates the experience. It shows that the gift give took that extra step in order to make it special just for you. You can always tell the difference between a gift that was slapped together out of things laying around (cool mouse pad) or from the nearest convenience store (another lottery ticket) to the one that took some time and energy to acquire.
While yes, it can seem overwhelming to start thinking about personalizing the details of a gift, companies like Totally Chocolate make it so simple. With convenient uploading options and customer service help always on stand by, you can create and customize the perfect gift from the comfort of your home or office.
Take it from us when we say that the perfect gift wins you more than just brownie points. You also get to experience the joy of making someone else genuinely happy, and that’s something you can’t put a price on.
If you have any great ideas for gifts that are both convenient and special, we would love to hear what they are!