What it costs: Power presents

Written by Fawzia Sheikh

Come Christmastime, you can reward star staffers with a cookie-cutter gift basket, logoed sweatshirt or $10 chardonnay. But why not wow them with a gift that really says, “Thanks for your great work”? PROFIT’s Christmas wish list offers these great gift ideas:

Fine dining chez vous Home-delivered dinner for two includes cauliflower soup, winter squash ravioli, roasted chicken, caramelized quince and fine wine. | Couture Cuisine & Event Artistry, Toronto | The appeal: Beats dining out on frigid nights. | $123

A day on the ski slopes Includes lift ticket and gear rentals | Whistler Resort, Whistler, B.C. | The appeal: Unbeatable scenery far away from the office. | $115

A night at the symphony Two prime seats to Swing, Swing Swing! | Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra | The appeal: A nice change from knocking back popcorn at the megaplex. | $112

Sea kayaking adventure Full-day guided tour includes instruction, equipment and lobster lunch | Adventures East, Halifax | The appeal: Burn fat while exploring uninhabited islands, deserted beaches and hidden canals. | $95

One-hour massage Your choice of Swedish, Californian, Shiatsu, Esalen or others | Bains-Flottants Ovarium, Montreal | The appeal: A perfect antidote for work-weary muscles. | $64

© 2003 Fawzia Sheikh

Originally appeared on PROFITguide.com