Entries by Shannon Hanson


Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Gifts: Showing Appreciation While Caring for the Environment

Recently I posted options for creating more eco-friendly gift wrap options. So, I thought I’d expand on it by talking about gifts for employees, customers, and clients that are more eco-friendly. In a world increasingly aware of its ecological footprint, the way we show gratitude is evolving. Businesses, keen on fostering a culture of appreciation, […]


Mom’s Day Gifts

Moms are the best. Many of my favorite memories are with my mom. Some of my least favorites as well! She’s been there through it all. And with Mother’s Day right around the corner, there’s no better way to show her how much we appreciate her patience and wisdom than by giving her a thoughtful gift. […]

Using Chat GPT to Blog about Professional Gift-Giving

Chat GPT Wrote This Blog – What the Heck is THAT? If you’ve been paying attention at all in the news or world lately, you’ve been hearing about ChatGPT and Open AI platforms. Essentially ChatGPT is a chatbot that generates human–like conversation and writing. Its use in education is being widely researched and debated. I […]


What’s Your Plan for 2023?

It’s budget time! If the calendar year is your budget year, you are probably waist-deep in the budgeting process. I know I am.  How fun! Revenue projections…  Scheduling major projects and expenses…   Non-profits are holding 2023 dates for fundraisers…  Companies are planning new product announcements… Everyone is looking at marketing and communications, from simple social media tweaks to […]

It’s in the Bag – Appreciation Gifts at the Ready

Have you ever heard the term “it’s in the bag?”  Not many people know where it originated. Story Time The start of the baseball season, May 1920, the Ohio newspaper The Mansfield News prints this report: An old superstition was revived at the Polo grounds, New York. Recently when Eddie Sicking was dispatched to the clubhouse with […]