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The benefits of early holiday planning

Posted by Tara Doherty on 7/12/22 8:00 AM

Ahhh, July—warm weather, sparklers, BBQs, and planning this year's holiday gifting program. That’s right; you read that correctly! Even though the holidays are months away, it’s easy to fall into old holiday habits and put planning ahead for the holiday season on the back burner. Until, all of a sudden, it’s October 31st, and the stress sets in. Not this year—let the Gifting Experts help you get ahead of the curve. 

Amid the great resignation, supply chain challenges, a slow emergence from quarantine, and economic inflation, delivering memorable holiday appreciation is more crucial now than ever before. In this week’s blog, our team dives into three benefits of planning your holiday program early and how it can help your company maximize a 100% Return On Appreciation.

Start the conversation and sign your contract now

With the current state of shipping and sourcing, Q3 is the exact time of year to start prepping and planning your holiday program. Timing is everything, especially amid ongoing supply chain challenges. Typically companies include a holiday budget into their fiscal planning at the beginning of each year. So, if you already know your holiday budget per person, why not start planning your holiday program today?

We all know the phrase “the early bird gets the worm,”  this classic expression reinforces the idea that the earlier you start something, the more likely you are to have a successful outcome. After you get a demo or receive a proposal with your gifting options and are ready to partner with Cultivate, sign your contract. The earlier you book, the better.

Focus on appreciating the ones who matter most

Traditionally, holiday programs gift catch-alls or one-gift-fits-all options. We know that this type of appreciation does not work. These gifts fall short every time and leave the recipient feeling undervalued and unseen. Break the cycle of outdated gifting by focusing on quality gifting versus quantity gifting. Take your budget to the next level and maximize your return. 

Guarantee a Return On Appreciation this year by giving the gift of choice. Inviting people to select a gift of their choice ensures everyone receives a gift they’ll love and use. Our team of Gifting Experts will help you deliver a holiday gifting program that strengthens relationships that may open doors of opportunity in the new year. 


Whether you plan to appreciate people online or on-site this season, our team is here to help. Planning and delivering a successful holiday gifting program means there are several boxes that need to be checked. Waiting too late to plan, sign a contract, or secure your gifting options may result in a ripple effect of challenges that can negatively impact your program’s success.

Planning holiday or end-of-year appreciation programs with Cultivate means you’re going to give more than a great gift, and we know how beneficial delivering memorable holiday gifts can be for businesses of all sizes. Connect with our Gifting Experts to start planning your holiday program today!

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