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Ideas for Stocking Stuffers, Teacher Gifts, Corporate Gifts, and Fundraisers

Gifts for Multiple Occasions

Busy. Hectic. Chaotic. If that describes how you feel at this time of year, you’re not alone. There is a lot to juggle. Your customers feel that way too and they are eager to find answers for some of the season’s most common needs. You can help fulfill their holiday tasks by providing proactive suggestions and making them practical and accessible, while also keeping their budget in mind. Sound challenging? Gold Medal has put together a list (and checked it twice) of items that can make gift-giving ideas simpler.

Stocking Stuffers

Opening stockings for Christmas can be a favorite memory for children and adults alike. But it can be tricky and time-consuming to find just the right stocking stuffers. Making up stocking stuffer ideas and displaying them in your store is a great way to help inspire your shoppers. Think of options that are fun, appreciated, and affordable. Gold Medal’s Gourmet Popcorn Line offers five different flavors available in convenient snack-size bags. It serves as a great, delicious alternative to candy. For those who do want something extra special and sweet, try Prepackaged Cotton Candy. It’s a treat that they can’t get just anywhere. Another great (and needed) stocking stuffer for 2020 is face coverings. Check out Gold Medal’s Fun Food Face Coverings for designs that are sure to put a smile on your face.

Teacher Gifts

Teachers are always deserving of special, thoughtful gifts. This year, in particular, they’ve gone above and beyond to serve their students in the midst of unprecedented challenges. Show your appreciation with a custom-made gift. Fill a gift bag with needed school supplies, and don’t forget face coverings. You can also create a school-time snacks collection gift basket that includes gourmet popcorn and pretzels as a great foodie gift. Package it inside a lunch tote for an added touch. Then drop in a gift card to complete the package.

Corporate Gifts

Businesses will be looking for options when it comes to gifts for customers, vendors, or employees. Be proactive by offering solutions that make their job easier. Edible gifts are highly sought after. Popcorn tins can be very attractive and popular, as they are overall affordable, yet also pleasing to recipients. Offer options in various sizes. The most common flavor combo is a trio of caramel corn, cheese corn, and buttered popcorn. Although, you could offer other flavor variations, like a holiday mix. If you’re looking to show appreciation to your employees, consider adding a popper to your break room. It is a fun way to liven up the space and provide a fulfilling snack year-round. There are options on sizes and models to choose from including the new ReadyPop® Jr. and ReadyPop®, self-serve poppers.


If you’re organizing a fundraiser, find options for selling items that could also be used as gifts. One fundraising option is to do a Fun Foods Fundraiser offering prepackaged items like popcorn, caramel corn, cotton candy, pretzels, and/or nachos.

Hopefully, these ideas will help make your holidays even happier. If you’re in the mood for holiday treats, check out 5 Holiday Menu Ideas to Make Customers Smile This Season.