FILED IN: Client & Corporate Gifts, Education
Posted By: Jamie Kutchman, Founder
Wow, we are definitely late in posting this considering we're almost half way through 2019. Earlier this year, we shared our Top Client Appreciation Gifts and even our Top Wedding Welcome Gift Designs and somehow neglected to pull this final list together. But today is the day and here they are, in no particular order!
Color Block Inspired Corporate Event Welcome Boxes
When NYC-based event planning firm 23 Layers reached out to us for help designing gifts for a bright and colorful corporate event in Sausalito California, we were immediately on board. The goal was to pull together gift contents that attendees would use and enjoy but that also reflected color blocking in keeping with the overall aesthetic and theme of the event. Definitely a challenge to get so many items with color blocking in their packaging but we are over the moon thrilled with how these turned out!
Gender Neutral DC Inspired Gift Boxes
National IPA was planning an extremely large corporate conference and wanted gender neutral DC-inspired welcome gifts to greet their guests. We selected black gift boxes and filled them with a set of DC coasters, DC chocolate and L'Occitaine location featuring a cherry blossom design on the packaging, perfect for this spring time event. We also included a DC tourist booklet and finished them off with a logo gift tag and welcome letter affixed to the inside of the box. Paper design by Just Write Studios.
'Construction Chic' Corporate Conference Welcome Boxes
This next project helped us coin the term "Construction Chic" as we set out to design elegant welcome gifts for a construction company's corporate conference. We selected crisp white boxes featuring a Washington Nationals baseball cap, a branded Yeti tumbler and a custom cookie featuring a piece of construction equipment, by Sugar Studio. We finished the gifts off with a Turkish beach towel in the company's branding colors.
White House Correspondents Brunch UK Themed Gift Boxes
When Politico was planning the brunch to follow the White House Correspondent's Dinner, they were looking for welcome gifts to mirror the British theme of the event. We selected red gift boxes and filled them with all things British from shortbread to English Breakfast Tea with little gold stirring spoons to gooseberry jam. We did gift tags featuring "welcome" with the Politico logo with the British flag on the other side. Definitely one of our all time favorite projects!
Chicago-Inspired Corporate Welcome Gift Boxes
Parkview Health was planning a corporate conference in Chicago and wanted to up-level their corporate swag. They came to us for help creating branded gift boxes that didn't necessarily look like anything attendees had received in the past. We chose crisp white boxes and included elements of black, white and green to show off their branding colors. We included branded journals with matching pen, Garrett Popcorn (from Chicago!), a container of gourmet nuts along with a logo cookie. We finished them off with a logo gift tag and branded welcome letter on the inside. Two Perrier cans served as an additional pop of green while also being completely useful.
Small Yet Impactful Gender Neutral Hat Boxes
This project is prime example that small gifts with just a few items can still be hugely impactful. For this DC corporate event around the holidays, we selected black hat boxes and kept it simple...one sweet (DC monument chocolates), one salty (Virginia peanuts) and a bottle of ginger ale. We finished them off with branded gift tags, welcome letters and pine cones and evergreen for a seasonal touch!
Sales Incentive Rewards Trip Cruise Invitation Gift Boxes
When insurance company National General was looking to announce the winners of their annual rewards trip to their sales force, they came to us looking for ideas of how to do this in the form of a gift. We absolutely loved this challenge! The trip was a Caribbean cruise and so we were excited at the thought of such a fun gift with a tropical vibe. We selected kraft boxes and filled them with branded portfolios containing info about the cruise, branded luggage tags, a branded travel tumbler and a nut mix, custom cookie in the shape of a palm tree and a travel sized SPF. We closed the boxes and included turkish beach towels in the company's branding colors on the outside just underneath the logo tag and ribbon.
NYC Corporate Conference His & Her Welcome Gifts
Rather than doing gender neutral gifts for their corporate conference in NYC, professional staffing firm 14 West wanted us to have individual gifts for both the guys and the gals. We began with navy blue boxes in keeping with their branding, and included two NYC items (pizza map and Mast chocolate), added a half bottle of bubbly for a celebratory vibe and then included a winter-inspired wrap for the ladies and high quality dopp kits for the gentlemen. In keeping with the season, we finished them off with pinecones and a simple branded welcome note.
Las Vegas Corporate Conference Welcome Bags
When our long-time client The American Institute of Architects announced to us that they'd be hosting a conference in Las Vegas and wanted to send gifts to the attendees ahead of the conference, we were completely on board! I never thought I'd ever put a LEGO set into any of our gifts here at Marigold & Grey but there is a first time for everything. With AIA being an architectural organization, Las Vegas architecture LEGO sets made perfect sense along with lollipops in the shape of dice and Vegas-sourced gourmet popcorn. All of the contents were presented in sturdy LLBean tote bags which were wrapped logo tissue paper before putting inside the shipping boxes to be sent on their way!
We're so curious to know which one is your favorite! Leave us a comment in this post or reach out here. For more info on our signature Custom Gift Design Service, please visit here. We always love hearing from you!