Coming to the shops, customers would receive anything that the personnel at the entrance hands to them that are free and that is good. Sometimes, the cashier would sneak in their shopping bags these giveaways. Here we will talk about Danish gifts you can use.
Instead of handing them out of the usual giveaways, like plastic toys, gift cards, coupons, small items, why not give the customers Danish sweets?
Danish sweets are engaging, creative, sweet gestures to show appreciation, and are edible.
Here are the five Danish gifts your customers would receive, all sweets.
Nuts, Candies, and Chocolates
Nuts, candies, and chocolates, as a whole can be given to customers in packs, canned, or individually wrapped with special paper.
Roasted almonds and chestnuts are also popular. The Danes served them in a variety of ways, as a garnish or as side dishes with a sprinkle of salt and slab of melted butter. Some chestnuts are coated with chocolates or sugar. Mostly, chestnuts are eaten as snacks.
Candies and chocolates are popular with kids. They would get anything as long as these treats are sweet, colorful, and can be handled with the kids’ little hands.
One kind of rice pudding is ris a la mande. It is made from ground rice mixed with whipped cream and almonds. It is served cold with a dip of special cherry sauce.
Other than rice puddings and plain bread, the Danes also serve æbleskiver, a traditional Danish spherical pancake, a kind of doughnut with no hole, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and served with raspberry, or strawberry jam.
Cookies come in different shapes and sizes, are made from different ingredients, and can be eaten any time during the holiday season. They are vanilla wreaths, crullers, Jewish cakes, peppernut cookies, honey cakes, and Finnish bread.
Hot drinks lighten customers during cold shopping days. Like the cookies, they are also made of different ingredients. Most of these hot drinks are chocolate-based laced with spices and peppermints.
Danes are also big on sweet drinks like julebryg or the beer they used on Christmas. Like any of the sweeter kind made of chocolate, fruits, or syrup, julebryg can be consumed alone, served after a meal, or with special treats.
Gløgg is a special kind of red wine served with a combination of spices, sugar, and chopped chestnuts. It is served warm after a meal. But, you can also enjoy gløgg and julebryg as it is during any day of the year.
Give with a smile!
Serve almonds, chestnuts, chocolates, sweets, cookies, rice pudding, and other treats in small slices, wrapped in special paper. You can also pack these items in plastic containers or in cans.
Hand them these to the customers or served near the entrance of the store in nice saucers partnered with hot drinks.
Print a batch of paper printed with the store’s logo and name. Write “Happy Valentine’s Day” or “Thank You” to encourage all-year-round patronage.