FILED IN: Client & Corporate Gifts, Education, Employee Appreciation Gifts, Gift Guides, Holiday & Seasonal
Posted By: Jamie Kutchman Wynne
The 2021 holiday season flew by, and we're here to recap on our favorite projects from this past season! Whether things went smoothly for your own gifts this year or not, it's crucial to plan ahead for the 2022 holiday season (even beginning an initial plan in February is not too early!), we figured that now is a good a time as any to review some of our team's most favorite designs. You may remember reading our recap of our top 2020 holiday designs, which you can reference here. So without further adieu, the list is out.....
Local Small Business Gifts for Clark Construction
When Clark Construction asked us to curate a holiday gift made with items exclusively sourced from small businesses local to the DMV area, we were thrilled! Intentionally sourcing from other small businesses is something we love to do whenever possible to help spread the wealth. Plus, recipients are receiving a gift that is meaningful, unique to their area, and filled with items from businesses they wouldn't receive anywhere else!
Festive Red & Gold Corporate Holiday Gifts for Ensemble Health
This is not the first time we've worked with Ensemble Health to design their holiday client gifts. Each year we come up with a unique theme and aesthetic, and this year was no exception! For 2021, we opted for a traditional red and gold holiday aesthetic. We chose decadent cocktail-themed items such as 2 custom etched copper moscow mule mugs, a small batch mule mixer, gold embroidered holiday cocktail napkins, blossom & winter citrus scented candles, and the most delicious caramel popcorn for a sweet treat! Red and gold tartan blankets were included on the outside of each gift box to extend the recipient's unboxing experience!
Family Pasta Night Gifts for Reis Nichols
After a difficult year, Reis Nichols wanted to express their gratitude to clients and employees with a gift that an entire family could enjoy together at home. We immediately dreamed up a gift box full of items needed to make a homemade pasta night. We sourced items in line with a soft and neutral aesthetic, and even included handmade wooden spoons and hand-thrown ceramic spoon rests for keepsakes. Other items included gourmet pasta, truffle salt, olive oil with dipping spices, and a kitchen hand towel, of course!
S'Mores Themed Gifts for Baldwin Risk Partners
With a request for an experiential gift, we designed these very special S'mores Night gifts for Baldwin Risk Partners! Items included a mini bonfire, a custom s'mores ingredients kit, the most darling marshmallow skewer, cocoa mix, fairisle socks, and gourmet s'mores popcorn. These gifts were highly thematic and perfect for a special twist on traditional corporate holiday gifting!
'Our Favorite Things' Client Gifts for Beth Webb Interiors
With a list of our client's favorite things from 2021, we set to design a cohesive 'home comfort' gift to surprise and delight the recipients. Filled with luxe candles, a gourmet salt and pepper set, small-batch balsamic vinegars, the most indulgent chocolate bars, and of course, a luxe hand soap, these gifts absolutely packed a punch!
Winter Warm-Up Gifts for iHire
Also a repeat client, we worked with iHire this year to create luxury client gifts with a 'winter warm up' theme! We included 'winter warm up' coffee beans, a custom etched Yeti mug, wireless phone chargers, a mint hydroponic grow kit, and chocolate inside each gift box. All in shades of blue and silver of course! Light blue linen journals were secured to the top of each gift box and held in place with blue satin ribbon and branded gift tags.
Holiday Evergreen Gifts for Franklin St.
As a spin on the traditional red and green holiday gift, we created these Evergreen-inspired gifts fo Franklin St. The modern black aesthetic with pops of green and evergreen theme were carried throughout these gift with a glossy black mug, locally-sourced coffee beans, a balsam & cedar candle, shortbread cookies, and custom evergreen-printed truffles. Accents of pine and pinecone finished these gifts for a truly magical aesthetic!
Winter Wonderland Gifts for Scorpion
These client holiday gifts for Scorpion are another example of our client's desire to create decadent, sophisticated gifts for the 2021 holiday season. With such a challenging year, Scorpion really wanted to spoil their clients and pamper them as much as possible with a gender neutral winter wonderland themed gift. These gifts included custom mugs with desktop mug warmers, spiced nuts, vanilla caramels, snowflake cookies, and the most heavenly white fir candles all in shades of grey, silver and blue. Handwoven blankets topped each gift for a touch of luxury!
Chocolate Fondue Gifts for Vacheron Constantin
These holiday gift boxes for Vacheron Constantin were a fun spin on the traditional holiday snack box that so many corporations love to send over the holiday season. Since we steer clear of cheesy corporate swag at all costs, we aimed to transform the classic snack box into more of an experience for recipients. Thus, the chocolate fondue theme was created as an homage to the company's Swiss heritage. Including a cast iron melting pan, chocolate fondue, custom truffles, pretzels, and gourmet marshmallows for dipping, these gifts included all aspects for a cozy (and indulgent!) night at home.
Black and Gold Honey-Inspired Gifts for Honeycomb.io
Now this is a fun one! Our client Honeycomb.io had specific branding colors and aesthetics, which we were excited to transform into the most luxury holiday gift for their clients! We knew we wanted to play up the "honeycomb" theme in these gifts, but needed to do so in a way that would make the gifts appear high-end and luxurious. Thus, we began with custom made pine gift boxes, filled with richly-scented candles, white chocolate cocoa mix, self-heating ember mugs, peppermint cocoa caramel corn, and honeycomb toffee (of course!) Each gift was finished with a pair of gleaming gold pinecones and a handwoven honeycomb tassel throw secured to the top of each gift with honey gold satin ribbon and custom branded gold foil gift tags.
We hope you've enjoyed this lineup and that it's given you some solid inspiration for your 2022 corporate holiday gifts! For more examples of our custom holiday work, please visit here. For more information on fully outsourcing your corporate holiday gifts to us this year, please inquire here! We'd love to help take gifting completely off of your shoulders from design all the way to delivery and reduce your stress this holiday season.
Images by Lissa Ryan Photography