Holiday Appreciation Gifts

Posted by Annette Bellisari on

Each year, around the holidays, I like to make it a part of our tradition to show gratitude to those people in our community without whom our lives would be much more difficult in general. 2020 has been a year like none of us have ever known, and while many of us have the luxury of working from home, some folks are still headed in to work each day. This year, in addition to those I have traditionally given a gift to show my appreciation around the holidays, there are quite a few essential workers, such as health-care professionals, grocery store employees, postal workers, firefighters, and police officers, just to name a few, who have continued to work tirelessly to serve our community and deserve appreciation as well.

You may be wondering how you can show appreciation for anyone this year while we are under stay-at-home orders. Instead, try to focus on what you can do during this time; keep in mind, small efforts can go a long way. One small way to show someone that you are sincere is to write a personal note thanking the person for something he/she/they specifically did. If you’re giving a gift, include a card with a personal sentiment, or attach a special gift tag with a personal note. There are many fun ideas online.

If you’re looking for a gift that anyone would love but that won’t break the bank, Bellisari’s Gourmet Spreads & Sauces has exactly what you’re looking for:  

An inexpensive but always loved gift, our Holiday Appreciation Gift lets you choose 1 jar of our Bellisari's Spreads or Sauces, and it comes with a recipe card in a decorative bag. No wrapping needed! 😉

Having a hard time deciding? Try a 4 pack sampler of our best sellers! This convenient gift package has four 4oz jars of our top selling items. Our Twin Gourmet Packs are available with either 2 jars of our products or 1 jar of your choice and 2-1.256oz bags of Zels Honey Pretzels. In addition, we are offering our October and November Holiday Bundles until the end of the year, and either would make a fabulous holiday gift. Finally, if a gift card is what you’re looking for, we have those too! Give them the gift of gourmet convenience. Simply choose between $25, $50, $75, or $100, and input the recipient's email address and we can email it directly to them. 

From grocery clerks to delivery drivers, America's essential workers must be recognized as the real heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential workers leave the house and are exposed to people all day, not knowing who is infected and whether or not they are protected. It takes courage and perseverance to work in a public place.

Essential employees everywhere are working hard to make our lives easier during this pandemic. During these stressful times, it’s important to show gratitude to those who are committed to serving us every day since they give up their safety to ensure ours. I know I am tremendously grateful to the people serving on the frontlines. Not only are they ensuring we have essential care, supplies, and services, but they are often doing it while interacting with members of the public who could potentially make them ill. This year, expand the list of those to whom you usually give gifts to show your appreciation. 

One of the absolute best gifts you can give to thank essential employees is keeping yourself safe at home so we can stop the spread of COVID-19. Wash your hands often, and stay inside except for absolutely necessary trips for grocery shopping, medical appointments, picking up prescriptions, walking pets, and helping the vulnerable. When outside and in public, use social distancing to stay at least six feet away from others. We’re all in this together. All of us at Bellisari’s thank all of those who are doing their best to keep us healthy and safe. Happy Holidays!

Holiday Appreciation Gift

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