FILED IN: Client & Corporate Gifts, Custom Gift Designs, Education, Employee Appreciation Gifts, Virtual Events, Workshop Swag
Posted By: Jamie Kutchman
If you're looking for high-end corporate branded gifts that look and feel as elevated as your company's brand, you're in the right spot. Today, we're sharing the top, most requested ways that we've brought the world of corporate gifting to a whole new level with branded corporate gifts that are luxurious and convey just the right message to clients, referrals, event attendees, employees and fellow businesses on behalf of corporations and companies.
When it comes to gifting for business, there's no better way to share a brand story, welcome guests to a retreat or meeting, or communicate a message of gratitude than a thoughtfully curated and custom branded set of gifts. If your goal is to communicate your new core values, announce a brand refresh, welcome your top sales team on an incentive trip or retreat, or to express your sincere gratitude for a job well done to hard working employees, then sending a curated and thoughtful branded gift on behalf of your company or business is a no-brainer.
THE PROBLEM WITH CORPORATE GIFTING
As we all know, the trouble with traditional corporate gifting is that it can often be boring, predictable, impersonal, and thrown together at the last minute. But it doesn't need to be!
Here at Marigold & Grey, we've made it our mission to elevate corporate gifting so that businesses big and small are able to give a high-quality gift, whether to appreciate employees at the holidays or to thank their most loyal customers or welcome top level executives and CEOs to a conference or get employees and clients excited about an upcoming event.
We do this in a way that's on-brand and in line with our clients' missions, but designed in a way that ensures the gifts are artful, creative, unique, imaginative, and worthy of being remembered. In other words, we balance the uniqueness and creativity of a personal gift with the professional polish of a corporate gift and voila - corporate gifting is taken to a whole new level which gets you and your brand noticed for all the right reasons.
THE MARIGOLD & GREY CURATION PROCESS
When curating custom gift designs, we first carefully select items that communicate a client's brand aesthetic and/or event theme. But, this is merely the first step. (For example, choosing to include New-Orleans-sourced contents in gold, green, and purple packaging along with brightly-colored beads for a Mardi-Gras themed corporate event.)
The next step is figuring out how to strategically incorporate our clients' logos both inside and outside of the gifts to clearly communicate who the gift is from and give the gifts that level of professional polish that will have a positive impact on your bottom line.
This is what we do at Marigold & Grey. We are experts at listening to our clients and understanding their goals for every single gifting campaign they approach us with and then turn around and take their goals and brand/event aesthetic and bring these to life in the form of well-curated gift designs.
Not only do the gifts look and feel on-brand and intentional, but the entire process of gifting is taken completely off of our clients' shoulders from design and curation, to sourcing, to counting and quality checking inventory, to gift assembly and ribbon tying, and shipping and delivery.
TOP WAYS WE ADD BRANDING TO OUR CLIENT'S GIFT BOXES
Here is our list of the top ways that we've worked with companies and businesses to use their brand design, company color palette and logos to custom design corporate gifts that are on-brand to their event or business and convey just the right message that achieves their goals.
#1 Corporate Gifts With Branded Boxes
A custom branded gift box takes corporate branded gifts to a whole new level by tying your entire gift together where the gift container is a part of the gift. The best part of a high-quality branded gift box is that the box with your company logo is a part of the gift itself and recipients will be able to use the box over and over again.
We have worked with many businesses and companies to custom brand the entire gift including the gift box with their company's or event's aesthetic from start to finish in a tasteful, thoughtful way so that recipients feel appreciated and care for not "sold to" with a branded gift that's too over-designed.
#2 Corporate Gifts With Branded Bags and Totes
Most companies and businesses that come to us for corporate gifting are conscious of the environment and don't want their gifts to look wasteful or frivolous. We always appreciate custom designing corporate gifts with a branded tote bag or a unique bag like a backpack so that each and every gift item - even the gift container - is useful, functional and thoughtful and conveys just the right message that the company or brand was hoping for.
A high-quality branded backpack or a branded canvas tote bag is a unique gift that recipients will reuse and appreciate you company with each use.
#3 Corporate Gift Boxes With Branded Bellybands
When we design custom corporate gifts the goal for our clients is for recipients to have a luxurious experience from start to finish. Each gift element is carefully selected and curated to meet your company's gifting goals so that it conveys exactly the message that your company wants to convey, whether it's appreciation, gratitude, celebration, relaxation and so much more.
Our custom corporate gifting clients always appreciate a branded bellyband with your brand aesthetic or logo wrapped around their corporate gift boxes because it makes the entire gift an experience from the very start. The second recipients see their gift boxes with a company branded bellyband, it evokes and emotion for recipients and the gifting process is that much more impactful for your business.
#4 Corporate Gifts With Logo Gift Tags
A custom branded gift tag with your company's logo or event's design, is the perfect way to up-level a corporate gift from basic to luxurious. Our corporate gifting clients always like to include a branded gift tag on their gift because it conveys a high level of thoughtfulness that is so important in corporate gifting.
Whether it's on a custom gift box or on a branded gift tote to help tie (pun intended!) the corporate gift together, branded gift tags provide a uniquely cohesive look to any corporate gift making it stand out from the other gifts. Company or event branded gift tags instantly elevate your corporate gift and putting it on par with the quality of your brand and your company's work.
#5 Corporate Gifts With Branded Tech Items
In this day and age, everyone, including office staff, clients, employees, event attendees, CEOs, loves a tech gadget or tech related product to make their life easier, better or faster. Our clients love tech gadgets, whether it's a wireless charger, or portable battery, included in their corporate branded gifts because they are useful gifts that recipients will appreciate and use over and over again.
At Marigold & Grey, we believe that corporate gifts can be beautiful and functional at the same time, and when you can brand those tech gadgets with your company's logo or even design, even better.
#6 Corporate Gifts With Branded Drink Tumblers
We love nothing more than a functional company branded gift that recipients will use every single day, multiple times a day. A branded drink tumbler for your coffee in the morning (or all through out the day for some!) or a water bottle to stay hydrated is a gift that referrals, employees, clients, event attendees and just about everyone on your gift list will use again and again and again.
Each time they use their branded drink tumbler with your company logo, recipients will think fondly of your brand as well as the functional and thoughtfulness of the gift and that's the ultimate goal of any corporate gifting.
#7 Corporate Gifts With Branded Apparel
You've likely heard of company branded merch and swag, but nothing is more functional - or appreciated - than a cozy and thoughtful, branded apparel for your corporate gifts. Gone are the days of the boring t-shirt the gets tossed aside or donated. Our corporate gifting clients love to include high-quality, luxurious branded apparel like windbreakers and sweatshirts for recipients to use and enjoy.
Branded apparel that is high quality and not cheap is the ultimate gift to include, because it takes your corporate gift to a whole new level a level that gift recipients will instantly know and appreciate.
#8 Corporate Gifts With Custom Cookies
Delicious and decadent is always the goal of treats in corporate branded gifts and those treats must be on par with the high-level of other gift items in the gift. Our corporate gifting clients only want the highest-quality treats in their gifts and nothing is more luxurious than a company or event branded custom cookie.
We love working with our corporate clients to carefully design and include branded cookies to uniquely fit the event or the company's gifting needs. A custom cookie is the perfect sweet treat and it's always the first gift enjoyed...or so we've been told!
#9 Corporate Gifts With Branded Notebooks And Journals
Perfect for a corporate all-hands meeting, or a sales summit or leadership retreat where dreaming of the next big idea, and staying engaged is the goal of your corporate gifts, branded notebooks and journals are a must for any corporate gift set.
When it comes to corporate gifting, our clients like to include gift items that their recipients will use while at their event or meeting and a branded journal or notebook can be customized to fit your exact event, making it the ideal gift to give on behalf of your company.
#10 Corporate Gifts With Branded Blankets
The goal with any corporate gift is to pack the gift full of functional items and treats that recipients will actually use and not throw away or toss to the side after reading the gift note. A cozy and comfortable company branded blanket is a unique way to convey your message in a corporate gift and it instantly takes your company gifts from basic to luxurious.
A branded blanket is a high-end gift item that will be reused and enjoyed many, many times by your gift recipients, making it an ideal inclusion for any custom corporate gift design.
Whether you are using your brand colors or logo, the goal with any corporate gift is to create a gifting experience on behalf of your company or business where you, the gift giver, feels as cared for as those receiving your gifts. We've had the honor of working with many large corporations, well-known brands and small businesses to custom design corporate branded gifts for events, office celebrations, leadership retreats, employee and client appreciation, and just about every celebration in between.
Remember, your gift recipients deserve a thoughtful and curated gift as elevated and luxurious as your company's brand.
3 Ways To Do Custom Branded Gifts With Marigold & Grey
When it comes to corporate gifting, gifts for your business, or gifts for your company's employees, clients or events, there are three unique ways to gift with Marigold & Grey.
#1: Custom Gift Design Service
If you're interested in elevated branded gifts for your company for employee appreciation, holiday or any corporate event in between, please get in touch with us to ask about our custom corporate gift design services. We'd love to work with you or your team to create something that reflects your company's brand with limitless options for customization to include branding the packaging, gift contents, printed collateral, and more.
#2: Add-Your-Own-Logo Program (i.e. Semi-Custom Gifts)
In addition to custom gift design, we also offer a thoughtful semi-custom gift design program with low order minimums and your company's logo and brand on each gift you send. Our Add-Your-Own-Logo Program is perfect for businesses that want to send company branded gifts either all at once for an event or particular marketing campaign OR throughout the year, on demand as you need them, for special occasions like employee appreciation, birthdays, client thank you gifts, and more.
#3: Ready-to-Ship Collection in our Online Shop
For curated gift sets and themed gift baskets that are easy to send for any occasion in life or work, don't forget to shop our curated collection of ready-to-ship gift boxes with quick turnarounds and no order minimums. These ship out within 1-3 business days; rush next-day shipping is also available at checkout.
Happy corporate branded gifting!