How to give presents that serve delight, straight up—with no guilt chaser—365 days a year!
Today’s average consumers are savvier and more sophisticated than you might think, so a bulk send of generic, environmentally hazardous swag may do more harm than good to your company’s reputation. Follow these easy-to-follow-tips to choose corporate gifts that put the planet—and your good name—first.
- Research, Research, Research
Your company’s corporate gifting can have a huge impact, so rigorously vetting your sources is a must, now more than ever. Your choice could affect how employees and clients view your brand long after the wrap’s been recycled. Look for manufacturers and distributors who use sustainable materials and production practices. And even if you go with a private label gift that’s customized with your logo or slogan, be sure to select gifts that delight first and foremost, rather than hit the recipient over the head with your branding.
- Quality Over Quantity
Assess your budget: if you think you’ll need to skimp, you might as well skip. One word you never want used to describe your corporate gift is “cheap.” If you must economize with a minimal size, go for maximum prestige: a wee bottle of Dom Perignon vs. a full-sized bottle of a lesser brand, for instance. Whether you’re shopping for anniversary gifts, to commemorate a promotion or welcome a new employee, the thought counts—but so does name recognition.
- Shop Locally
Once you have a list of ethical suppliers, you’ll need to narrow it down further by how far your gifts will need to travel. Shipping can wipe out any sustainability points you accrue, fast! In many cases, if sending gifts internationally, you’ll want to compile a list of eco-friendly suppliers for every market in which your company does business.
- Powered by Love
Look for gifts that don’t require batteries or provide rechargeable batteries along with your presents. The list of gadgets and gift ideas that require renewable energy is growing, so don’t overlook that factor—especially if tech items top your list.
- Safety in Smells
According to recently published research, the majority of people on this planet find vanilla to be a universally appealing scent, followed by the smell of fresh peaches. Cater to the lion’s share of noses by selecting a gorgeous holiday gift basket or body care present featuring one of these fragrances.
Don’t forget: every Lovery spa gift is cruelty-free, paraben-free, and exquisitely packaged using recycled materials, so you can cross Step 1 off this list when you shop with us. Here’s to a joyous season of guilt-free gifting!