Every year we put together gift baskets for friends and special clients of our CPA firm. It has been a tradition since 1975 when the firm was founded to give a little gift to special clients.
We don't buy ready-made gifts; that would be much too simple and wouldn't have the personal touch. Catherine now owns the family firm so these days she plans and purchases all the items and I put them together on our dining room table.
Here is what went into this year's basket:
This is always a time consuming project to purchase, assemble, and personally deliver the baskets each year, but it is so much fun. Many of the clients of our firm were clients when we opened the doors in 1975 and some current clients are second and third generation of our original clients. We have developed special relationships with them over the years and it is good to be able to deliver a holiday gift and chat for a few minutes during the holidays.
I hope your holiday preparations are going well, too!