End of year gifts, that keep on giving.

Whether it’s for birthdays, Christmas, or maybe even just a random Thursday, there’s one type of end of year gift that’s always a crowd pleaser: alcohol! Choosing clothes can be a struggle, homeware factors around specific taste and style, and gift cards lack a little in the ‘thought-that-counts department’. What we can be sure of: A high-quality bottle of someone’s favourite drink is always a hit. Having said this, you don’t want to choose just any old tipple. No, you want to choose something special, meaningful, something they might not normally grab while popping into the liquor store.

Gift giving: why we love it

As we approach the end of the year, we are starting to think of what to add to our end of year gifts lists. Not only are we thinking about what we would like to receive, but what we can gift to others. Did you know that gift giving is one of the 5 main love languages? That’s how much it means to us, so we should really try and get it right. Research into the psychology of gift-giving suggests there are two goals to consider when giving someone a gift.

These are:

  • Make the recipient happy. That mostly depends on whether the gift is something they want.
  • Strengthen the relationship between giver and recipient. This is achieved by giving a thoughtful and memorable gift – one that shows the giver really knows the recipient. Usually, this means figuring out what someone wants without directly asking.

To get someone the gift they really want the most, is to ask. But sometimes we want our gifts to be a surprise, and by asking someone and them telling us, we are not making as much effort as we could.

This may sound obvious but: The best kind of gift is one both desired by the recipient and is thoughtful. The worst kind of gift, on the other hand, is neither desired nor thoughtful. For example, a pair of socks or soap! Then, we have the desirable but unthoughtful gifts, such as cash, and undesired but very thoughtful gifts, like naming a star in the sky after someone! Not all of us love astronomy

End of year gifts: who to give them to, and what to give

Unless you are Oprah Winfrey, it just simply isn’t possible to gift everyone you know, including your family, with a luxurious gift. Narrow down your list of recipients and then think of thoughtful, budget-friendly end of year gifts for this select few. Tant Sannie se Melktert truly makes for both a special, and thoughtful gift – on top of this, it also ticks the budget-friendly box.

If you’ve been invited to end of year dinner parties with friends or colleagues, showing up with a bottle of Tant Sannie se Melktert cream liqueur and enjoying it together at the end of the meal means you are gifting not just a present, but a moment too.

Tant Sannie se Melktert is all about sharing in the moment with friends and family – as a shot, over ice or in an end-of-meal dessert. It really is the gift that keeps on giving.