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Reasons to gift: Autumn

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The &Open Gift Team10 min2022-09-01

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Reasons to gift for: Autumn 2022

Sunday roasts. Crisp autumn air. Afternoons by the fire. Cozy season is almost upon us — the perfect time to get tucked up and take extra care. Of yourself, and others too. There are so many things we love about this time of year, and we want to introduce a few extra-special treasures to keep you gifting through the colder months, spreading warmth as you go.

Surprising someone with the right gift at the right time is no easy feat. Nor is keeping track of a calendar that's (more often than not) filled with meetings. We've compiled a list of all the dates and delightful reasons to give someone a gift this autumn and thrown in a couple of inspirational suggestions for good measure.

And with the launch of On-Demand coming this fall you'll be able to gift with ease and speed (with no sign-up fees) from some of the best-in-class brands around the world.

Reasons to gift: The US Open

The US Open: August 23 – September 12

The US Open, a two-week extravaganza of fun for avid tennis fans, brings crowds together from far and wide and provides an opportunity to revisit, celebrate and debate some of the most iconic moments in tennis history year on year.

Spur on the excitement with a selection of wines by In Good Taste or for a drink that has all of the spirit but none of the booze, a zingy social tonic by Drink Ghia. When all the seats are taken, a woven blanket to lounge on wouldn't go amiss and a backgammon set might be a good match while competitive levels are running high.

Reasons to gift: Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox: September 23

The Autumn Equinox, also called Mabon, is a pagan celebration, that marks the melancholic end of warm weather. To some, it might sound bleak but it’s also a time to reflect, refresh and give thanks for a summer well-spent.

Nowadays, it’s seen as the optimal time to get cozy — curl up in an EVERYBODY.WORLD sweatshirt, tuck into hot chocolates from sturdy 1882 mugs while dunking your Malvi s'mores, pull up your Donegal woolen socks and enjoy not leaving the house. Focus on home gifts to show your gratitude for others, because don't we all enjoy life's simple pleasures?

Reasons to gift: International Coffee Day

International Coffee Day: October 1

We don't know about you, but for many of us, the day hasn’t started without a steaming cup of coffee. Here's a round-up of our favorite gifts to mark the occasion; a humble tribute to that life-sustaining elixir that keeps us all coming back for more.

Espresso your thanks to any home baristas and aspiring latte artists out there with a delivery of Canyon Coffee. Seriously good organic coffee that'll be bound to impress and best sipped from a borosilicate mug in our humble opinion. Maybe even take things a step further with the Chemex set from Coffee Manufactory.

For those not keen on the taste of bitter beans, Compartés hot cocoa (dark milk or white) is a worthy contender to celebrate with, too.

Reasons to gift: National Taco Day

National Taco Day: October 4

We're fans of tacos at &Open. Real big fans. We use them to celebrate our employees and team wins — crunchy little golden shells filled with gratitude and shared on Slack M-F.

A perfect way to share a day devoted to this flavourful, diverse and totally moreish dish? Organize a team lunch and top your tacos off with a sprinkle of black bean rayu by White Mausu or a drizzle of Graza's golden EVOO. Every kitchen ought to have at least one Fredrick and Mae chef's knife in it, too. Gotta slice and dice those ripe avocados somehow...

Reasons to gift: National Do Something Nice Day

National Do Something Nice Day: October 5

A day to do good deeds, give back and hopefully make someone smile. Ramp up on random acts of kindness for employees, customers or complete strangers. Each just as enjoyable as the next (we promise).

Send flowers — but make sure they're the fresh kind that bloom for longer. If it's a team you're treating, a sharing slab made for breaking, cracking and sharing is always a good option or perhaps a colorful tray of macarons by Woops.

Reasons to gift: World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day: October 10

In the spirit of taking care and making our mental well-being a global priority, gift something that'll spark a connection and show your appreciation.

For something restorative of a physical nature, opt for gifts via Mother Nature's with soaps and lotions from Flamingo Estate to go alongside scented candles from Homesick. For something longer-lasting, one of Superfolk's prints is bound to brighten any blues on rainy days.

Reasons to gift: Halloween

Halloween: October 31

Halloween originated with an ancient Celtic festival where people lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off ghosts and prepare for darker days ahead. The tradition continues today but with scary costumes, "trick-or-treating” and pumpkin carving.

Colcannon and Barmbrack are Irish recipes that have stood the test of time but are not to everyone's taste. For treats of a less traditional nature, reach for Ocelot's blood orange fair-trade chocolate bars or have them unwrap a handful of Peyrano Torino's indulgent dairy-free delights.

Reasons to gift: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: November 24

No Thanksgiving would be complete without gathering around a beautifully set table to share a large feast with friends and family. Make it extra special with linen napkins, a U candle for the centerpiece by Glaze Studio, and when the plates are finally empty — a 1000-piece puzzle by Different Puzzles is the perfect post-dinner challenge.

There's always time to surprise and delight your employees and customers with next-level gifts. Leave the hard part to the experts so you can focus on the fun stuff — like choosing which On-Demand treats to send first. Try On-Demand today.

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