Workplace gift-giving in Czechia just got a little sweeter

Corporate gift-giving can be tricky to navigate: here are some tips for making sure yours is in great taste.

William Nattrass

Written by William Nattrass Published on 15.11.2022 17:00:00 (updated on 24.11.2022) Reading time: 4 minutes

As the festive season approaches, it’s that time of year again to plan Christmas gifts for friends and loved ones. And many people also give and receive gifts in a professional setting, whether for clients, business associates or colleagues.

Amid the whirlwind of the Christmas season, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer variety of choice, especially when buying gifts for people you don’t know well. But there’s one tried-and-tested option which, for most people, is guaranteed to bring a smile.

Chocolate is a popular gift in many countries at Christmas, and it’s exactly what many people hope to receive in a corporate setting. But at the same time, the ubiquity of chocolate means that if you want your gift to stand out, it’s important to look beyond everyday products. Lindt, one of the world’s favorite chocolate producers, is a master in creating festive chocolate gifts which are a treat for the taste buds.

Corporate customers can buy special gift boxes from Lindt containing variations of the company’s famous LINDOR pralines, coming in sizes ranging from 0.5 to 2kg. Other products include chocolate GOLD TEDDY, festive-flavored chocolate bars, chocolate and hazelnut spreads, attractive tins, and Christmas tree-shaped assortment boxes.

Companies should contact Lindt representatives for more information about corporate deals and offers. Lindt’s impressive range of Christmas treats can also be purchased via the company’s online store, which is unique among its competitors.

Boxes of assorted pralines come in standard selections or in pick-and-mix form, giving you the chance to personalize your selection based on the preferences of the person you’re buying the gift for. And rapid two-day delivery makes buying Lindt chocolates through the e-shop a great option for gift purchases when time is tight.

Chocolate is a gift which is particularly well-suited to corporate environments in Czechia. Consumption of chocolate is growing; data from 2018 showed that in the previous ten years, Czechs’ per capita consumption had increased by a fifth, while the consumption of cocoa powder had grown by a whopping 50 percent. Options such as dark chocolate are now especially popular as people look to enjoy their sweet fix in healthier ways.

A recent survey meanwhile showed that over 90 percent of Czechs buy chocolate at least occasionally, with younger people more interested in buying unique options from specialized stores. The popularity of chocolate as a festive treat is confirmed by findings that chocolate purchases are particularly high during winter and that over half of all chocolate buyers give chocolate as a gift to others.

The dos and don’ts of corporate gift-giving

  • Consider the recipient’s interests

    No one wants to receive a gift which was clearly bought without reference to their personal preferences, hobbies or habits. If it’s possible to find out the interests of your colleague, employee or a client, doing your homework can turn a good gift into a great one.

    When it comes to buying chocolate from a company like Lindt, this can mean finding out the recipient’s favorite chocolate flavors and their preferred chocolate types, whether it’s pralines, chocolate bars or spreads.

  • Make sure your gift is wrapped well

    The presentation of gifts is especially important in a corporate setting. It’s vital to show that time and effort has been put into preparing the gift and that you want to make a good impression on the recipient.

    Lindt’s praline assortment boxes are designed with this basic requirement of gift-giving in mind. Whether they come in boxes, tins or in Christmas tree-shaped containers, they make a visual impact and put smiles on faces.

  • Check for allergies

    Chocolate is usually a safe bet as a gift for someone who you don’t know closely; even if your recipient turns out to be one of the few who don’t like chocolate, chances are someone in their family will happily gobble up the gift instead!

    Still, if you’re thinking of buying chocolate or any other food item as a present, it’s always a good idea to check for any allergies or particular aversions which the recipient might have. If possible, try asking someone close to them for advice before you buy the gift.

  • Be fair

    If you’re a boss buying gifts for your office, make sure all your gifts are roughly the same size and value so that you’re not seen as expressing a preference for particular employees or colleagues. And if you’re buying chocolate as a group gift for all your employees, or for a client’s office, make sure to be generous so that there’s enough to go round.

    At the same time, if you only want to give gifts to particular colleagues from your office, make sure to hand them your presents somewhere away from the office so that others don’t feel left out this Christmas.

During the Christmas season, Lindt offers B2B customers tailor-made gift options while all customers can take advantage of a 15-percent discount on products bought through the e-shop when they sign up for the company’s newsletter any time of the year.

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