How to be the Ultimate Gift-Giver This Holiday Season - Scott Livengood

How to be the Ultimate Gift-Giver This Holiday Season

Article Published by: deweys.com

Technology, TV shows and trendy toys make it easy to shop for kids and teenagers. But adults are a little harder to shop for every holiday season.

When you’re shopping for your friends, parents, coworkers, and extended family members, it can be difficult to find the perfect gift.

The nice thing about growing up is we start to value experiences more than material gifts. We want more family time, more outings with our friends, and quality time with our spouse. That’s hard to put in a stocking, though!

Here’s our secret to being the ultimate gift-giver: give special, magical moments instead of things. So, how do you give special, magical moments without gifting things?

Make it an experience.

The obvious experiential gifts are museum memberships, tickets to a movie or a concert, or a spa day. Those are all great gifts, but we can get more creative than that, right?

Enroll your loved one in a class or workshop

Maybe you’re shopping for someone who is interested in photography, and they have a nice camera but haven’t been able to master the craft on their own. Give them the extra push they need by enrolling them in a class or a workshop where they can dive deeper into something they enjoy. Better yet, enroll with them! We’re social creatures and love to share experiences, so make the experience special by being a part of it!

Give them a taste of their hometown

If your friend, coworker, or loved one grew up in Winston-Salem, they’ll miss having their Moravian Cookies and Moravian Sugar Cake around the holidays. Transport them back to their hometown, no matter where they are, when you send a gift tin or gift box packed full of Southern charm right to their doorstep this holiday! Not only are you bringing them back to their roots, but you’ll give them the opportunity to share it (if they’re willing to!) with their family so they can discover the delectable sweets of Dewey’s Bakery too.

Create an opportunity for family bonding

Give a family gift which will bring them together and give them opportunities to bond. For instance, opt for an “old school” gift like a classic board game that’s fun for the whole family. Or find a way to make an exciting activity, like decorating our delicious Moravian Sugar Cookies in colorful icing. Then they can get creative, have fun together, and enjoy drool-worthy cookies no matter where they are.

This holiday season, focus on giving magical moments, special experiences, and lasting-memories to encourage connection and bonding!

Dewey’s Bakery Holiday Gift Boxes

If you want to share a taste of Winston-Salem with the out-of-towners on your list, we have combined your favorite baked treats to create the perfect gift boxes. They are the best way to gift the experience of Southern charm and hospitality all over the country. And you can ship these holiday treats for free with every order $24.99 and up!

Shop our gift boxes now!


About Scott Livengood

Scott Livengood is the owner and CEO of Dewey’s Bakery, Inc., a commercial wholesale bakery with a respected national brand of ultra premium cookies and crackers.

Previously, Scott worked at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for 27 years, starting as a trainee in 1977. He was appointed President of the company in 1992, then CEO and Chairman of the Board.

Scott has served on numerous boards including the Carter Center, the Calloway School of Business and the Babcock School of Management, Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, and the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.

He started a new business, StoryWork International, in 2016 with Richard Stone. The signature achievement to date is LivingStories, a story-based program for improved patient experiences and outcomes in partnership with Novant Health.