Are you a business owner or manager? If so, there's a good possibility that you're starting to get worked up about the upcoming Christmas season.  Some of you are excited, some are a bit anxious, and some of you are busier than a beaver in an arboretum.

But one thing's for sure, for a business, Christmas is the perfect time of year to show how much you appreciate those awesome people who keep your business humming - your customers!

And don't forget about your employees!  You know, the dedicated, oh-so-deserving people who work harder than the ice on the Rideau Canal in winter.

However, it can be difficult to know what to buy, since everyone likes different things.  This is where we come in.  We offer gift baskets filled with yummy Canadian goodies, that can be sent almost anywhere in the world.

Sending corporate gifts at Christmas time sends some very important messages to both customers and employees:

1. It lets them know that you think they're the bee's knees, which gives them positive feelings and, thus, positive thoughts about you and your business. It will have them singing "For S/He's a Jolly Good Fellow" by the time they take off the wrapping!

2. It shows that your business is on good economic footing, and I'd bank that this is a very important message to take into account.

3.  If you send a gift basket, it not only benefits your fantastic customer or employee, but also their family.  They'll be so grateful to you for giving them lots of scrumptious treats to share as a family, and they'll look forward to the possibility of receiving more the next year.

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4.  It helps with customer and employee retention.  People want to stick with what gives them good vibes.

5. Among your employees, corporate gifts are great for office morale. After giving a stunning gift to your staff, you can be sure that there will be smiles all around, and if you see whispering going on at the water cooler, there's a good chance it'll be about how "cool" you are.

6. As far as corporate gifts go, gift baskets are something different from your typical monogrammed fountain pen.  After all, your customer or employee could practice their daily calligraphy while looking at your company name on the pen.  Or they could rave to their family and friends about how amazing you are while munching on delectable Canadian delights from a gift basket.

7.  It will make you stand out from the competition.  Not everyone gives corporate gifts, and, by doing so, it will make you stand out from the herd like a moose with spectacularly large antlers.

 So, keep us in mind here at The Great Canadian Gift Company when it comes time to order your corporate gifts.  We'll be happy to help you find gifts that will set you apart from the "same old same old".  Because remember, you're unique, just like everybody else.