Corporate gift giving is a gift that gives back to your company. A holiday gift shows clients, employees and special vendors how much you value them and how important they are to your success.
For the busy executive, consider the Hermes collection of desk trays made exclusively for
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Show you value them with something of value. Coffrin Jewelers features a distinctive sterling silver business card case. Make it more personal by engraving it with their name ($140). Or how about a sterling silver money clip, adapted for credit cards, that can be customized with your corporate logo ($45 and up)?
Although it isn’t a typical business gift, some employers occasionally thank a special associate with jewelry. For women executives, Ingrid Russell of Sedacca: The Art of Jewelry, recommends jewelry designer Nikki Sedacca’s new Jimbara Collection in sterling. The bracelet cuff has a patterned weave that creates a sleek gleam, adding a touch of intrigue to any business attire ($616). A set of cuff earrings ($236) completes the look. For men? A pair of Jimbara cufflinks, natch ($405).
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For a creative way to stay in-budget, but still make a lasting impression, consider gifting your employees company-logo shirts. Company Outfitters/Say It With Stitches offers a wide variety of styles. ($25-$70) The
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Also affordable and easy to personalize with any company logo: insulated Tervis Tumblers, manufactured in
Randy Sue Fountain of Gift Baskets Are Us will design a gift basket based on budgets and themes. Feel like sending a special message with Dom Perignon and fine crystal stemware? No worries; she’ll put it all together—and make sure it arrives in one piece (baskets start at $29.95). Her holiday basket, with cookies, truffles, fudge, smoked salmon, cheese and sausage, is a surefire way to warm the hearts—and stomachs—of clients and employees alike ($75).
Or how about giving a Fitz and Floyd porcelain candy dish shaped like a holly berry—just in time for the holidays? Beneva Flowers will send this heirloom collectible filled with flowers to your favorite colleagues and clients ($60). They also offer their signature holiday classic gift basket filled with cocoa, caramel-filled chocolates, candy cane almond roca, cheese and crackers, sausages, holiday mints and more. ($50-$95).
Another dependable office hit is an elegant box or basket stuffed with incredible cookies from Chef Larry Barrett of Simply Gourmet. You can add coffee and fresh roasted nuts, if budget allows ($37 and up).
A selection of fine wines is always well received. “Just give us your budget and recipient list and we’ll do the rest,” says Phil Mancini of Michael’s On East and Michael’s Wine Cellar.
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Is the economy getting you down? Cheer up your colleagues with the Life is Good book, a compilation of wisdom and wit by Jake and his trusty dog Rocket, the Life is Good company’s icons of optimism. Even better? The company donates all book sale profits to the Life is Good Kids Foundation, which helps children facing unfair challenges. ($20.)
Keeping it in the family is important to the executives at Lakewood Ranch Communities. “We support the businesses at Lakewood Ranch and those who do business with us everywhere,” says Sondra Guffey, vice president of communications at Lakewood Ranch. “Tickets to Lakewood Ranch Cinemas, gift baskets and certificates from i-tesori,