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CSR's 2021 Gift Guide

It is finally here! CSR’s 2021 gift guide is here to help you navigate the tricky task of selecting client and colleague gifts. We pride ourselves on including gifts for everyone in our list, from foodies to homebodies and everyone in between. If you’re struggling to find the perfect present for a picky client or colleague, check out our list below for some ideas.

For the foodie Have a client or colleague with gourmet tastes? Look no further than the charcuterie board trend currently gripping, well, everyone. Easily order customizable meat and cheese gift platters like these online, or get creative and assemble a personalized charcuterie board by purchasing cured meats, gourmet cheeses, nuts, dried fruits, crackers, and other goodies from your local grocery store or farmer’s market. Use a guide like this one, which gets into the nitty-gritty of what makes a standout charcuterie board and can help guide your selections.

For the fan of all things old school Despite all the technological advancements of the past decades, nothing beats a paper and pen or a freshly sharpened pencil for jotting down notes, lists, or ideas. For a gift the old school note-taker on the team will truly appreciate, opt for customized stationery or notepads. You can find several attractive options on websites like Etsy or browse the selection at stationery shops like Paper Source.

For the globetrotter The past two years have been tough for travel fans. Lift the spirits of the office explorer with a selection of packaged foods from different cuisines. You can shop on country-specific websites like Eataly or La Tienda, or check out the options at World Market. They boast aisles of fun and hard-to-get goods like Indian simmer sauces, Spanish tinned octopus, Japanese matcha-flavored Kit Kats, and Harissa paste.

For the barista What better way to toast the coffee enthusiast on your team than with coffee beans from a local coffee shop? Not only are you supporting local small businesses, but the recipient just might offer to grind up the beans for a freshly brewed cup at the office!

For the nature lover Keep the nature lover on your list happy with a carefully chosen plant. Bloomscape has a helpful gift guide and can deliver plants to the recipient’s door, or you can browse your local garden shop for indoor plants that are low-maintenance, like succulents or air plants. Pair with a pretty pot and your gift is sure to be a hit!

For the homebody For many, working from home has gone from a temporary situation to the new normal. Adjusting to working from home can be challenging, which is why we recommend gifting a scented candle, which can help create a cozy workspace that is tidy, relaxing, and encourages productivity. This candle, aptly named Home Office, has the option to personalize for an extra special touch.

As we prepare to celebrate the holidays that make this such a joyful season, we hope our gift guide has taken some of the stress out of holiday shopping for clients and colleagues. From all of us at CSR, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!


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