Curious what other companies are doing this year to stay ahead of the curve and make sure their employees know they are appreciated?
‘Tis the season to show your gratitude and create your corporate gift giving plan. Many of our clients, including ourselves, use the month of October to decide on how they will show appreciation for their employees during the holiday season. While gift cards are great, there may be a better way to show your appreciation this 2022 holiday season. Here are a few 2022 corporate gift giving trends that will capture the attention of any team member or clientele!
Maybe going green with your gifting is perfectly aligned with your business and what it portrays. There are some great companies out there that can help you by supplying sustainable options that demonstrate your love for the environment. Companies like Day Owl and United by Blue are focused on sustainable products and eco-friendly production.
Not quite hitting the mark with the products they offer? Try the simple and beautiful touch of simply selecting your gift and taking the sustainable step of wrapping it in a beautifully printed or branded handkerchief, or even a throw blanket for larger gifts. The lovely touch not only is more eco-friendly but it adds value to your gift and its presentation.
Choice Based Gifting
This hot little trend is taking off fast in the corporate world. Allow your recipients to choose the gift that best suits their lifestyle! Curious how this can be easily executed? Try using QR codes in a card or an email that brings them to a page where they then select their own gift. Choice-based gifting is great in that as a business you can reduce unnecessary spending on products that may go unused. Looking for a company that can assist you with this type of option for the holidays? Chooseyourgift.com is specifically designed around this concept.
Locally Sourced Artisan Gifts
The COVID-19 lockdown days had us all pushing ourselves to create creative new things and a lot came out of it. Some left their jobs entirely to start their own small business selling things like handcrafted jewelry or cutting boards. As we look at the trends for 2022 tech is OUT and authentic handmade items are IN. Look to your local small businesses that support the arts to supply you with your next company gift. Alaska-based stores like Sevigny Studio support so many local artists and can offer a great variety for corporate clients. And if brick and mortar can’t offer you what you need don’t be afraid to support all our local artists selling on Etsy.
We get it, with a list of several hundred employees this may feel daunting. When your staff is used to getting gift cards imagine how much more valued they would feel to receive an insulated tumbler that says “Jana Slays all Day” paired with a fun graphic tee or a personalized charcuterie board that they can use for the holidays. People love seeing their name on things! This simple action shows a level of caring that most companies don’t take. How can you accomplish a level of personalization this holiday season? Well in truth a well scrutinized excel sheet of correctly spelled names, a simple message, and selecting a vendor that can customize your gift for you.
No matter what you choose for this year’s company holiday gift don’t forget the presentation! Customize the gift with your logo and company brand. This could be the box that your gift comes in, the sustainable linen that it’s wrapped in, the tumbler with a personalized message on it, or simply a beautifully printed holiday card with a QR code to allow them to select their own gift. You want your brand associated with the warm fuzzies your gift will bring. Show them you care by being thoughtful in what you select for your team. There are so many options out there. Remember, the days of the gift card are gone!
Looking for someone to help you customize your holiday gifting? Toast of the Town offers this service and provides it for many of our clients. Contact us today.