Picking the perfect gift is always a challenge. But when you need to find one for an acquaintance, coming up with a great gift can be even harder. Here are some great gift ideas for those casual friends and co-workers on your list this year. These gifts are both inexpensive and general enough that most people will like them. (And if they do not want the gift, they are very re-giftable.)
A nice box of chocolates is a great gift idea an acquaintance because most people like chocolate. Pick out an assortment with different fillings or flavourings. While chocolate is loved by most, avoid this gift if you happen to know your gift recipient is diabetic or on a diet.
A Gift Card
Pick a store that sells a variety of things, such as a department store or a big box store, so he will be able to find something he wants or needs. Since the gift recipient is someone you do not know well, stick to a small amount.
A Food Basket
Everyone must eat, so food makes a great gift idea for an acquaintance Put together a basket with a variety of food items. Some ideas for the basket include jelly, nuts, mustard, baking mixes, cookies, crackers, spices, dried fruit, and pastas. If known, avoid any food allergies.
A nice bouquet of flowers makes a lovely gift idea for an acquaintance. You can pick some up inexpensively at a grocery store if you do not want to spend much money.
Wine or Sparkling Juice
Buy a bottle of wine or sparkling juice. The gift recipient will have a nice drink to enjoy and to share with friends. Stay away from wine for non-drinkers.
Tea or Coffee
Many people enjoy these beverages, especially in wintertime, and a box of tea or pound of coffee is easy to wrap, and a great gift. Pick popular varieties such as black or green tea or medium roast coffee. Go with ground coffee in case your acquaintance does not have a grinder.
A fragrant candle makes a nice gift for acquaintance. Pick a seasonal scent such as pine or cranberry.