The calendar has turned to November, which means the holiday season is almost here. It also means I'll soon be enjoying lots of ricotta pie, pignoli cookies, and cannolis. Who's with me? In the meantime, here are some other tasty treats that would make great end-of-year thank-you gifts for your clients' top customers. Or, use them as part of a self-promo campaign to win new business. Enjoy!
–Dave Vagnoni, editor Follow me on Twitter: @VagnoniASI
Tinsel & Tin The Pitch: There's a gourmet chocolate shop about two minutes from my house that sells every possible cocoa-based confection you can imagine. You know what the store's best seller is? That's right, the classic chocolate pretzel. This Royal Tin from Admints & Zagabor (asi/31516) features a dozen chocolate-covered pretzels in three delicious flavors: milk chocolate, white chocolate, and dark chocolate with candy coating. You can customize the lid for your clients and even include a special greeting card.
Priced as low as $28.25 (R). The Bottom Line: A great thank-you gift, especially for those with a sweet tooth.
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Tower Power The Pitch: My wife makes the world's best cookies. Her secret? She freezes the dough for a few hours before putting the cookies in the oven. The world's second-best cookies? You can find in this Maple Ridge Farms' (asi/68680) Paul Bunyan-sized tower that also includes butter toffee, fresh-roasted fancy cashews, and chocolate & sea salt caramel corn. The gold-striped boxes are tied together with a sheer burgundy ribbon that can be logoed. Order for as low as $97.95 (R). The Bottom Line: This treat tower serves up to 20 people, so send it to the office of a potential customer with a note. Sure beats cold-calling.
Cool Candy The Pitch: Help clients liven up their holiday parties with these sweet two ounce pouches from The Magnet Group (asi/68507). On the inside there's yummy butterscotch hard candy, and on the outside there's a large labeling area for branding. They fit nicely in gift baskets or can be given out to employees who could use some extra holiday cheer. Grab them for as low as $1.19 (R). The Bottom Line: Perfect for school and office parties, but they also make for nice parting gifts for little ones who sit on Santa's lap at the mall.
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