*disclaimer: this story is a work of fiction, and any resemblance to real life events or real people are coincidental* Your boss just invited you to her Christmas dinner party. How exciting! However, convention dictates that you need to bring the hostess a gift. Usually, you’d bring a bottle of wine but a promotion is up for grabs, and you want to impress your boss. You don’t know her that well, and everyone is getting her a bottle of wine! What can you do?
You just received a new real estate client- congratulations! You want to show them your gratitude, make them feel cared for and to give them a personal welcome. After all, you want repeat clients! However, small gifts could be expensive and too generic. So what do you do?
Hello, hi, bonjour, hola! It’s midterm season, which means I’m a busy bee that barely has time to take a shower. How am I balancing school and business you ask? Well, read on to find out. So, this is a continuation of my series "How to Balance School and Business." Here’s the link to the first one so you can get caught up. I’ll still be here when you finish reading. Now that you've caught up let's begin!
When you get home, you still haven't thought of a fabulous gift idea because you've only known Brittany for a month, and you don't know enough about her to get her something that she would honestly want. You don't want to buy Brittany a generic, crappy gift because she means a lot to you. What do you do? During the weekend, you're at your local farmers market, and while you're browsing, you come across this vendor called Thoughtfully Handmade. You think, "Wow! This card is perfect. Unlike a dollar store card, it's a bespoke gift, made by hand and a lot of effort has been put in to craft such a beautiful handmade card."
December comes. You panic because it's the holiday season, which means you need to get on that gift-giving game. You already know exactly what to get Janice, Ming and Andy because you've known them since you were three. The problem is, you have no idea what to get Jing. Guys are notoriously hard to shop for in the first place, and you don’t know Jing that well enough to get him something personal. You can’t not get him something, especially when you got everyone else something. What do you do?