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Corporate Christmas Gifts

OK, people who live in the northwest - I need some ideas for a butter cookie or something that would (a) go well with coffee and (b) would represent our area well. We usually try to buy gift boxes for our customers that are very Oregon-y: last year we had baskets with salmon, Tillamook cheese, crackers and chocolate-covered hazelnuts. There's only so many Christmases you can give the quintessential Oregon food gifts, since they almost all have to do with Tillamook cheese, hazelnuts, and salmon. So this year I'm going with another northwest theme: coffee. The boxes will have half a pound of Allann Bros. coffee, some mints, a mug with our logo on it, and probably some kind of cookie or biscotti or something that would go well with the theme. (Biscotti has never been a hit at our office - it usually gets thrown in a cupboard and forgotten about. I could go the hazelnut biscotti way, but I'm not sure if I like that.) Does Trader Joe's make a good Oregon-y cookie? Are there any local bakeries that would make small boxed cookies that wouldn't get stale in the trek across the country via the mail system?

In other news, the Christmas cards that I ordered for the company came today. I love planning ahead for these things.

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luckaduck
Sep. 21st, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
H&D
I second the notion of Harry and David's. Their stuff (especially their pears OMG) is costly, but fabulous if your company is only sending these things out to a few choice customers. In the time scheme of my entire life, I only recently discovered biscotti, but I had some on a JetBlue flight not too long ago that were simply terrific. I seem to remember it was a northwest company, but my memory fails me. Le sigh.

If you're flexible about your dessert item, Almond Roca is very Washington. It's produced in my hometown of Tacoma, and it travels very well. Plus it comes in an elegant little pink package with individually foil-wrapped candies with chocolate and crushed almonds on the outside and hard but edible caramel on the inside. Mmm.
rivulet
Sep. 21st, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC)
Re: H&D
Unfortunately, H&D is out of our price range. I probably should have mentioned what the price range is. It's $20 for each box. Almond Roca might be nice - it probably goes well with coffee too. I'll have to mention that to the gal who's trying to decide with me, although we aren't agreeing on anything at the moment and it will probably get shot down. :D
kimie
Sep. 21st, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
We're about to order company xmas cards too!
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