St. Patrick’s Day Gifts – Think out of the Pot (of gold)

23 02 2010

In Ireland, St. Patrick’s day used to be a quiet religious holiday that has been observed for centuries. It took the United States to turn St. Patrick’s Day into a showy celebration. Now St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide by those of Irish descent and increasingly by people of other ethnicity as well.

The holiday itself stands for  more than just a celebration of the Irish saint. If you are in business, think out of the box and use St. Patrick’s day as a Marketing tool – it is a great chance to thank your customers, and vendors,  and business associates for their business. “We are so lucky to have you as a customer!” or “Please accept this Pot of Gold as a token of my appreciation for your …” Possibilities are endless!

Missed your chance to give gift to someone special on Valentine’s Day – use St. Patrick’s Day to let them know How Lucky You Are to have someone’s love or friendship. Send a “Pot of Gold” filled with golden chocolate coins and assorted candy. Or give them a gift basket filled with Irish coffee, sausage, cheese, cookies, and snacks.

Add a greeting to your gift such as:

“You are my lucky charm”

“No Pot of Gold can ever be as Special as You are!”

“I’m so lucky to have you as my wife!”

“You Are My Good Fortune!”


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Hope Diamond

24 09 2009

I read in the news that Hope Diamond, the world’s largest blue diamond, went on public display yesterday at the Smithsonian Art Museum. The diamond is 45.5-carat in size, which is about a size of a walnut.

I am sure it looks breathtaking in person, and I would love to see it but I’m not sure if I will have a chance to visit DC within the next few month.  Plus, I’m not sure if I would want to get too close to this diamond considering the curse associated with it.  Supposedly, the Hope Diamond was stolen from an idol in India and it started a curse of bad luck and death not only for the owner of the diamond but for all who touched it.

Anyway, I prefer my “Lavender Diamond“, which is just as pretty as the Blue Diamond, but much much bigger, and it’s right here on my desk for my admiration any time of day or night. You can have one, too, if you wish. It makes a wonderful Anniversary or Wedding gift, or just a gift to tell someone “You are Priceless!” To get your own Lavender Diamond go to BonVivant

Oleg Cassini Diamond Paperweight

Oleg Cassini Diamond Paperweight

P.S. This is not just an ordinary paperweight but an icon of style and elegance. The diamond is from Oleg Cassini’s Home Colection (Cassini was an official fashion designer for Jacqueline Kennedy) Arranged in an elegant black gift box with silver-tone engraving, this gift looks truly impressive.

Powerful Tool

21 08 2009
Thanks a Million! - Gift Basket

Thanks a Million! - Gift Basket

Expressing gratitude is such an important gesture in personal and business relationships, yet, so often people never get around to it. It’s not because we are ungrateful creatures, but we so easily get caught up in a daily routine, that we let the moment slip by.

However, sending someone a token of your appreciation, be it a thank you note or a gift, is such a powerful tool that it can open doors that might otherwise be closed; it can influence people to help you; it can create lasting friendships and partnerships.

When to send a Thank You gift?
Good manners require that you send a thank you gift when you have been a guest at someone’s house; when you have been referred to a potential client, for service above and beyond, or any time when someone spent their personal time to help you.

What all people want is to feel appreciated.
This stems from our very human need to know that we are useful. And by the way, a little recognition prompts our brains to release the feel-good chemical, dopamine. So, when someone does something nice for you – they feel good because they satisfy their desire to be useful. When you send them a thank you gift or a note of appreciation, they feel happy because their usefulness was recognized.

How would you feel if someone sent a thank you gift to you?
You would feel great! And you would never forget the person who took the time to send a gift that made you feel so good. Keep that in mind and always remember to show your appreciation, be it in a form of a thank you note or a thank you gift basket.

Think of someone you’ve been meaning to thank, and follow up on that today. And if you need any assistance with the gift, I am here to help.