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Top Corporate Event and Incentive Trip Gifts

FILED IN: Client & Corporate Gifts, Corporate Incentive Trip Gifts, Custom Gift Designs, Employee Appreciation Gifts

Posted By: Jamie Kutchman

Unique and custom-designed welcome gifts are the perfect way to elevate corporate events and company incentive trips for top sales executives. We know firsthand how much planning and coordination goes into these major company events, and a carefully curated welcome gift that sets just the right tone can help bring your event’s vision to life. If your company’s goal is to show appreciation to employees or teams for their hard work, we’ve found that the right gift can truly make a lasting impression.

From wearable branded gifts that guests will appreciate long after the event is over, to thoughtful gifts to make their trip more relaxing, to locally inspired gifts that celebrate an event’s location, we are proud to highlight a few of the top custom-designed corporate inventive trip and event gifts that we worked with businesses to design this year.

Our custom-designed and carefully curated corporate gifts, whether for an incentive trip or a meeting of top executives, are a truly unique experience for recipients that leaves a lasting impression of each company’s brand in all the right ways. And we’re not talking about typical branded gift items that businesses may have seen or experienced in the past. Corporate gifting has come a long way, and our gift design experts here at Marigold & Grey know how to curate gifts to incorporate your company’s branding, design aesthetic, and logo to fit each corporate event’s theme making each gift feel personal and memorable.

We’re proud to have worked with amazing companies to embrace their brand values and deliver corporate event gifts and incentive trip gifts custom-tailored to their needs. Spanning across many industries, we take the time to learn about your company, your event, and your gifting goals to make each design a successful gift design and a unique custom experience for you, your company event, and the attendees.

Let’s take a look at our top custom-designed corporate event gifts and incentive trip gifts from this year.


We’re ‘All Grit’ here with these New Orleans-themed custom-branded welcome gift sets that we designed for the NFL’s Detroit Lions. While hosting a football team event in New Orleans, the Detroit Lions requested welcome gifts to be presented by room drop at the hotel to greet top-level partners in attendance at their event. It was also important that each custom gift included a New Orleans-themed keepsake that recipients could take home to enjoy and remember their trip.

We were able to accomplish their gifting goals using a color palette in the Detroit Lions’s team colors of silver, blue, and white, and custom branded silver foil bellyband to wrap around each gift box with the team’s motivational mantra of “All Grit.”

For the inside of each welcome gift, we were able to seamlessly blend the Detroit Lions theme with the New Orleans event location by including a personalized amenity kit, hydration packs, a set of two New Orleans tile stone coasters, a custom-designed Detroit Lions cookie in the shape of the team mascot, artisan moonshine pecans, New Orleans historic chicory blend coffee, milk chocolate coffee and sea salt chocolate bars, a NoLa travel map and cultural guide, and a set of blue and silver beaded necklaces.


Welcoming employees to an interactive retreat and corporate meeting experience, Nestlé asked us to create custom natural-themed appreciation welcome gifts for their employees. They wanted their custom-branded gift baskets to enhance each attendee's experience at the corporate retreat and include items that would delight and surprise them making them feel appreciated. They also wanted that their custom event gifts to match the overall tone of the retreat which was wellness-themed with a natural and organic feel.

We were able to accomplish their gifting goals by designing a custom gift that felt and looked up-scale and incorporated the organic muted tones of sage green and taupe. Their custom event welcome gifts included luxury items that were useful for attendees while at the retreat, as well as after while traveling back home including noise reduction earplugs, vitality aromatherapy body oil to promote inner confidence, energizing protein super powder, a eucalyptus peppermint shower steamer, a custom branded cotton apron, a beanie-style hat, a cotton linen therapeutic neck wrap, and a sustainable, cozy plaid throw blanket.



Welcome to Florida, it’s ‘Game On’ for MGIC’s national sales meeting. To welcome their company event attendees, MGIC wanted fun and memorable gifts that helped to create excitement and set the tone for their corporate event and sales meeting. It was also important to them that their custom gifts be themed to the location for this year’s sales meeting in Florida while maintaining the branding aesthetics for their company.

We were able to meet their goals by custom designing fun-yet-functional corporate welcome gifts with a useful neoprene backpack in navy color with a white event-branded leather luggage tag. Packed inside each custom event gift backpack were items made in Florida including crunchy milk chocolate crisp, sunscreen, an insulated water bottle, blueberry taffy, after-sun aloe lotion, a travel magnetic backgammon game, and a custom-branded Turkish towel.



For PwC's NASCAR race event in Chicago, our corporate clients were eager to gift C-Suite level attendees with a beautiful custom-designed gift set that was useful during outdoor events including a concert. At the top of their gifting priority list was to source gift items from Chicago, the event’s location, and to include NASCAR themed items that would be useful for recipients time at the event, which included mostly outside activities.

To meet their gifting goals, we sourced a variety of useful NASCAR inspired gift items to include inside a sleek and modern all-black gift box tied with a checkered flag print ribbon that was on brand with the company’s race car event theme. The custom-designed event welcome gifts included two electrolyte packets, a mini clear stadium-approved sling bag, Chicago-made Garrett’s brand cheddar and caramel popcorn, a portable tire shape tool kit, reusable ear plugs, an insulated water bottle printed with a Chicago map, sunscreen, two bottles of water, a NASCAR 75the anniversary hardcover coffee table book.





Let’s say ‘ciao’ with these chic Italian-themed gift sets that we custom-designed for the M Financial Group incentive trip. Top employees who earned this corporate incentive trip and enjoyed a high-end cruise in the Mediterranean Sea. The company’s gifting goals were to gift items geared towards foodies, and themed to one of their cruise destinations, Rome, Italy.

To design a custom incentive trip welcome gift that expressed congratulations to their top sale earners, and was inspired by the event’s Italian location, we designed a white and bright blue Mediterranean Sea-themed gift including two handcrafted mosaic coasters, Italian lemon-flavored extra virgin olive oil, Italian-made parmigiana and white truffle cream, dried lemon slices, Italian-made braided pasta, and Rome-made natural artisan olive oil soap.



Top ELT employees who earned their company’s incentive trip enjoyed a tropical escape to Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, and were gifted chic yet luxurious tropical-themed custom-designed welcome gift sets. To welcome their top sales executives on a magnificent, well deserved vacation, ELT wanted to go all in with a tropical theme complete with bright tropical colors and Bahamas-themed gift items.

To fulfill their chic tropical-themed incentive trip welcome gift request, we packed a large seagrass basket full of colorful and useful beach-inspired items to help employees relax and settle into vacation mode including a custom amenity bag with lip balm, after-sun aloe location, a palm print blanket, a palm tree bottle opener, two hydration and collagen packets, a soy candle with the scent of the Bahamas, sunscreen, two insulated cocktail tumblers, two mint mojito cocktail mix packets and a cocktail recipe card.



Celebrating successes on the beaches of the Dominican Republic was the goal of the custom travel-themed corporate incentive trip welcome gift sets that we designed for top sales employees at Dentsply Sirona. For their incentive trip welcome gift, the goal was to pack each gift with useful and intentional beach and travel-themed gift items that made employees feel more comfortable while away from home.

To accomplish their luxury beach-themed incentive trip welcome gifts, we added a custom-branded luggage tag to an insulated cooler tote bag that is perfect for a day at the beach. Each beach bag was packed with a set of Coola brand sunscreen, a company-branded insulated water-resistant vest to wear, a Dominican Republic-made chocolate bar, a splash proof Bluetooth speaker, a waterproof phone pouch, mango flavored kombucha, gummy bear candies, a Dominican Republic-made ground coffee, and a Que brand collapsible water bottle perfect for travel.



For Sandbox’s CEO conference meeting hosted at the Montage Resort in California, we custom-designed luxury leather gift baskets full of useful and wearable branded items to welcome attendees. In addition to welcoming guests to the CEO conference, they also wanted to source gift items from the event’s local area of Laguna Beach, California, and provide their guests with gifts that they could use long after the event was over.

To meet their gifting goals and ‘wow’ each attendee, we custom designed a truly unique and luxurious welcome gift set in a custom-branded faux leather organizer that was packed full of gifts including a custom-branded Stio brand jacket, a custom laser engraved water bottle, energy bars from a California based company, a bottle of natural sunscreen, and a pair of Rainbow branded sandals printed with the company’s logo.



Creating custom corporate event and incentive trip gift designs to make employees feel special and appreciated is an important task that we take pride in here at Marigold & Grey. Working together with our company partners, we outline clear goals for each gift design to highlight their unique needs and get to work to source, assemble, and deliver a truly unforgettable gift experience that brings each company’s values and brand priorities to life.

Whether you need gifts for a company retreat, an executive conference, a corporate meeting, a company incentive trip for top earners, or a board member destination meeting, it would be our honor to work with your team to custom-curate luxurious and branded gift sets to meet your goals. 

Happy incentive trip and corporate event gifting!


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.

Images: Lissa Ryan Photography and Elis Llinares Photography
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