FILED IN: Client & Corporate Gifts, Holiday & Seasonal
Posted By: Jamie Kutchman, Founder
We love taking our clients' brands and bringing them to life in the form of unique, artisan, memorable curated holiday gift boxes. And not to mention, we are a full service artisan gifting business so in addition to the design aspect, we also handle everything from sourcing to gift assembly to drop-shipping and delivery! We tastefully incorporate our clients' logos and branding colors (and no, their branding colors do NOT have to be "holiday red and green" in order to work for holiday gifts) so the gifts truly reflect our clients and make a lasting impression when the gifts come through the door.
Are you starting to plan for your corporate holiday gifting this year? Here are some our all-time favorite projects to hopefully offer you some inspiration!
Modern Red and Black Holiday Client Gifts for Pinterest
Pinterest came to us with the goal of gifting one of their largest advertising clients for the holiday season. We wanted something modern and festive while allowing the bright red logo they're known for serve as front and center. We chose sleek black hat boxes and focused on quality over quantity. Luxury candles, small batch artisan caramels, and custom made cookies mirroring an iPhone showing the Pinterest app...we had a blast with these! We also created branded holiday notes and matching logo gifts tags along with fresh pine to round out the design.
LA Galaxy Navy and Gold Hot Toddy Themed Gift Boxes
You may recall the first time we created custom corporate holiday gifts for the professional soccer team LA Galaxy in 2017 and were thrilled to have the opportunity to do it again for the 2018 holiday season. Their navy, gold and white branding palette is always a dream to work with! To create a luxury feel, we used navy blue deluxe gift boxes and embossed their logo in gold foil on the top of each box so it's the first thing that's seen when the shipping box is opened. We went with a hot toddy theme and included branded toddy mugs, a beautifully packaged hot toddy kit, honey, cinnamon sticks, and even a tin of small batch peppermint bark. Pine, pine cones and simple navy blue ribbon finished off the design!
MOJO PSG Black and Green Modern Holiday Boxes
You may recall MOJO PSG's bright red and modern gift boxes from 2017. They came back to us in 2018 to mix it up a bit color-wise but still communicate their high end, modern brand. We chose sleek black gift boxes and filled with luxury candles, gourmet snacks and topped the gifts off with bright green throw blankets for home. We incorporated their branding via holiday gift tags and a custom stationery piece inside, both featuring their logo!
Gold PR Wine and Cheese Inspired 'Better Together' Holiday Boxes
Gold PR's branding is hot pink and gold. Hardly traditional holiday colors! But we didn't let that bother us one bit! We wanted to bring the 'Better Together' concept to life with items that Gold PR's clients could use together at home while enjoying wine and cheese. We include really special handmade cheese boards along, modern geode wine tumblers, a set of gold cheese knives and a few accompanying snacks to round out the curation. The result? On-brand, festive and fun holiday gifts completely representative of Gold PR's overall vibe.
Locally-Inspired Kraft Boxes for Virginia's Advon Real Estate Firm
Advon Real Estate came to us wanting gift that reflected local brands. In addition to including small batch, locally sourced contents, we also wanted to achieve a cozy, home-like vibe since they offer boutique real estate services. Yet at the same time, we wanted the gifts to have professional polish and not look TOO homespun. We selected structured kraft boxes and filled with custom dogwood cookies (Virginia's state flower!), local artisan chocolate truffles and more. We finished off the gifts with logo gift tags, a simple holiday letter and navy satin ribbon in-line with the blue and green branding. Fresh pine and pine cones offered the perfect festive finishing touch!
Pancake Breakfast Themed Gift Boxes for National General Insurance
For National General, we really wanted a cozy, family-centric gift design that reflected their blue and white branding colors without seeming too stiff. We selected crisp white boxes and filled with small batch pancake mix, small batch syrup, wooden spoons and a few other interesting snacks to round out the design!
Black and White Holiday Boxes for Anaheim Ducks
It's not everyday that we get to gift professional hockey players and their significant others which is why we were elated to be asked by the Anaheim Ducks to come up with impactful curated gift boxes for them to gift at their annual holiday party. This particular year's theme was "winter wonderland" so we kept everything white with accents of black and grey to achieve a modern, unisex gift design that would coordinate perfectly with the party. We included engraved cedar coaster sets with the Ducks logo, his & hers luxe mittens and gloves, an artisan candle in the shape of a paint can, two bottles of bubbly and last but not least, a set of hockey skate cookies by Sugar Studio. We finished off the deluxe white gift boxes with crisp white ribbon and gift tags with shiny gold foil (Just Write Studios) and the Ducks logo repeated again.
Green and White Snack Boxes for Childress Klein
Commercial real estate firm Childress Klein wanted to send holiday gifts to their clients that delight their recipients with sweets and treats but also help them stand out from all of the other gifts coming through their clients' doors during peak holiday season! We kept the curated gift boxes food-focused and used a more traditional green and gold color palette. We selected deluxe white gift boxes to hold gourmet nuts, holiday chocolates, gourmet coffee chocolate bar and mint small batch cookies. Custom holiday notecards and matching logo gift tags were created. We finished them off with fresh greenery, pine cones and emerald ribbon to tie everything together!
Arizona Themed Gift Boxes for Corporate Retreat
With a major client conference approaching, rather than gifting attendees at the actual event, we sent "Arizona Awaits" themed gifts on the client's behalf ahead of the event to drum up interest and excitement (and hopefully achieve a higher acceptance rate than in previous years!) To achieve the Arizona look and feel, we included a modern spin on cactus cookies (Sugar Studio), local tortilla chips and salsa as well as large succulents. (Yes, the succulents were real!) We finished them off with a custom welcome note on the inside (Just Write Studios) and silky merlot ribbon and 'happy holidays' gift tag on the outside!
Red and Aqua Gift Boxes for Parrish Orthodontics
This project is proof that bright aqua really can become a holiday color! Parrish Orthodontics has multiple locations in their large practice and receive referrals from countless dentists in the area. When the holidays roll around, they want thank the referring dentists for all for the patients they're sending their way. This particular year, Parrish wanted something unique and fun that would get people's attention and stand out amongst all the other gifts coming through the door in December. We used the aqua in their branding and paired it with bright red for a fun, festive spin on the traditional holiday red and green. We included a trio of gourmet cookies, holiday themed chocolates by Chouquette, Virginia peanuts and an artisan candle by Brooklyn Candle Co in a spruce scent. But the most unique part of all...custom cookies in the shape of a tooth with braces. Just love what Sugar Studio came up with for these! Custom logo gifts tags by Just Write Studios and red ribbon finished off the look.
Home Decor Focused Black and White Holiday Gift Boxes
DC area wedding planner Caroline Dutton of Caroline Dutton Events wanted custom holiday gifts for her clients that would accurately reflect her modern yet classic brand and we were happy to jump in and this vision to life! In order to achieve a timeless, clean look reflective of her style, we selected black gift boxes with striped grosgrain ribbon and branded gift tags. Contents included home decor items such as gold foil holiday post-it notes, striped tea towels, along with an artisan candle. Custom, branded holiday notecards were included for a festive, personal touch. Fresh pine and pine cones finished off this modern seasonal look.
Images: Elizabeth Fogarty Photography
Health and Wellness Focused Holiday Crates for CREC
CREC manages commercial real estate properties in Miami and Ft Lauderdale and each year, the various locations love gifting their tenants for the holidays. Their corporate culture embodies health and wellness so naturally they wanted their gifts to reflect these same values. We used pine crates for a fresh, natural vibe and in addition to chocolates and peanuts, we also included healthier options such as pears, dried kiwi, tea and sparkling water. Custom logo gift tags and insert notecards finished off the gifts along with bright red, festive ribbon!
Sleek Photography Client Holiday Gift Boxes
The custom gift boxes for wedding photographer Lauren of Lauren Kearns Photography were definitely high impact! We paired black round hat boxes with her deep, rich burgundy branding for a rich, dramatic look. We included small batch coffee, a luxury mulled wine candle, and artisan chocolate and then finished the gifts off with custom holiday notecards featuring a sincere message of gratitude from Lauren. We then incorporated pine cones to solidify the cozy winter vibe! This gift design is proof that you need a TON of items to make an impact. A small selection of high quality and well-curated contents can really be something special!
Gender Neutral Snack-Laden Holiday Gift Boxes
KY Meds is a repeat client of ours and we were so excited to have them back again for this 2018 holiday client gifting project! These gifts literally had it all while remaining in keeping with their brand. From sweet and savory snacks to small batch coffee and bubbly, there was definitely a little something for everyone. Custom holiday notecards by Just Write Studios gave the gifts both professional and personal polish.
We hope you've enjoyed this line up and it's left you with some serious inspiration for this year's corporate holiday gifting! If you're already feeling overwhelmed though and would rather outsource, we'd love to help taking gifting completely off of your shoulders and come up with something creative AND on-brand, professional and polished. Reach out here...we'd love to hear from you!