FILED IN: Client & Corporate Gifts, Corporate Incentive Trip Gifts, Employee Appreciation Gifts
Posted By: Jamie Kutchman Wynne
When our corporate gifting client Samsara asked us to create three distinct gifting concepts, one for each night of their annual corporate incentive trip to Hawaii, we immediately envisioned useful, yet luxurious gifting concepts filled with items recipients might have forgotten to pack or wouldn't purchase for themselves. Each design featured a curation of both branded and unbranded items that recipients could use on the trip or bring home as keepsakes, and each gift was beautifully packaged in an equally special custom vessel. (To view our Top Corporate Event Gifts of 2021 visit here.)
STAY OR PLAY
Since incentive trip winners were given the option to "Stay or Play" upon arriving in Hawaii, we created welcome boxes to follow suit. As such, we created a dual-concept gift that included all necessary items for either a day to "Stay" in and enjoy an indulgent day of self care or enjoy a day of "Play" on the golf course. Since guests were able to make their activity selections at the last minute, it was crucial that these gifts be appropriate for either activity. To accommodate, each gift included items such as a Callaway golf hat, a custom etched water bottle for hydration. a silicone travel towel (perfect to attach to any golf or beach bag), a handwoven chair cover/wrap, an SPF50 sunscreen stick, Coola facial recovery lotion for some aprés-sun skincare, and a package of coconut exfoliating cubes to revitalize tired sun-soaked skin. Each gift was packaged in a luxe magnetic-closure gift box, and featured custom notecards and gift tags for just enough brand recognition so it was clear who the gifts were from but not so much that it appeared too "corporate-y" in nature. Our favorite part? The dried palm, of course!
FUN IN THE SUN
With a "Fun in the Sun" room drop for the following day, each gift was packaged in a custom embroidered designer tote bag and contained the most luxe beach essentials such as guava-mango sunscreen (more Coola, yay!), hydrating facial mist, a handwoven beach towel, and an underwater camera perfect for the pre-planned snorkeling excursion later that day! These gifts certainly set the tone for a luxurious day catching some rays, either on the beach catching waves or out on the boat catching waves.
REST AND RECHARGE
The final gift concept for Samsara's Hawaiian incentive trip was the "Rest and Recharge" concept, intended to serve as a sweet send-off as incentive trip winners concluded their getaways and were forced to return back to reality. It's a tall order creating gifts to try and make leaving paradise feel better, but we sure tried! Each gift was packaged in a custom branded Dagne Dover backpack (perfect for travel!), and included a branded dual-device charging pack, a custom-etched travel mug, Hawaiian coffee beans as a keepsake, pineapple rum cashew trail mix for an in-flight snack, and of course, hand sanitizer, which is pretty useful for air travel these days.
While winning a trip to Hawaii is certainly an amazing treat in exchange for a year of achievement, highly customized room drop gifts for incentive trip winners are an incredible way to welcome top performers and take the employee appreciation experience to the next level. If you have an incentive coming up and are looking for fully custom gifts to coordinate perfectly with your brand and the details of the trip itself, we'd love to help! More information about our Custom Gift Design Service can be found here and to inquire visit here. We'd love to gift with you!
Images: Lissa Ryan Photography