6 Office Gifts to Make Long Commutes Easier

Office Gifts to make long commute easier

It’s never an easy task to commute. With the recent transportation conditions, one can say that there isn’t much convenience to expect, especially on long travels. However, you are given the option to make things easier, in spite of the grueling traffic and countless travel time. And why just stop there? You can be a lifesaver to others by presenting a few good gifts to make their long commutes easier as well. Here are just a few options:

1. A head phone
Yup, one way to pass time during long travels is to listen to your playlist of favorite songs. You may not realize it, but by the time you’ve gone through your plethora of albums, you’ve already reached your destination. A noise-cancelling head phone would be a great gift to your travelling workmates, especially when they’re assigned to do most of the business trips. May it be local or out of town, they’re sure to never be bored again in a lengthy travel.

2. A power bank
Business travels usually involve an employee communicating to his/her boss of the dealings from a long distance, via phone call or e-mail. In such case, their smartphones and tablets should always be charged, in order for them to continue their long distance reports and progress presentations. This is where a power bank would come in handy, as they would not only charge the devices along the way, but they may also serve as an emergency back-up source for energy, especially if the travels are lengthy.

3. A neck pillow
Of course, even business people need to catch their sleep. May it be on a plane or on a bus, it’s always uncomfortable to try to maintain a proper head position while sleeping in a seated position. Yes, some transportation seats are adjustable, but not all rides share such important feature. A neck pillow would definitely help avoid stiff neck in the long run.

4. A tumbler
Nothing is more important than getting rehydrated during your travel. Due to the long travel time, one may exert too much energy, and in turn, sweat out his/her inner fluids. This is the main reason why a tumbler may come in handy, as it would not only hold the cool beverage; it’s also spill proof, as secured by its air-tight lid.

5. A portable fan
Give them something to cool off with. Some public transportation units aren’t particularly well-ventilated at times, hence, people have to worry about the grueling heat as well. Especially here in the Philippines, a few hours of traffic, combined with the summer heat may deem too unbearable for commuters, hence, why a portable fan is a viable option. Some may be plugged in to a power bank, while others may also be attached to your smartphone’s charging dock, giving you hours of cool comfort within the trip.

6. A luggage with wheels
For both domestic and international business trips, this could just prove to be very useful. Not to be mistaken with big, bulky luggage, some modern luggages are portable enough to be easily carried, while containing enough space to keep an employee’s valuables safe and sound. This is one of the most obvious choice as it would not only be most functional for business trips, it would also be convenient to carry around, as some would have wheels, making them easy enough to be dragged towards your hotel accommodation and other destinations.
If you’re still looking for more corporate gift ideas, feel free to check out Gift Solutions. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, our products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity

— all within your budget. For more information, you may call our hotline at +637-8641 to 42 or send us an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph.

HR Tips: How to Create a Memorable First Day

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As an HR manager, it’s your responsibility to make the new employees feel that they are most welcome in their new office. Regardless of their position and job description, a few important things need to be set in place in order for them to get the impression that they are in the right place, at the right time, with the right motivations for work. In that case, here are a few important tips to make their first day in the office memorable:

1. Give them a warm greeting.
A simple gesture can go a long way. Remember, they are new, and they do not know anyone in the office yet. They are not aware of the internal culture, jargons, and the basic ins and outs of their new setting. Be the well-needed ice breaker during this time. Greet them, introduce them to the other employees if you have to. Be the temporary moderator.

2. Start a welcome thread.
Send them a welcome e-mail, including the other employees within the same thread. This in turn would allow the other employees to know that there’s a new “kid in town,” and the new employee would also get to familiarize himself/herself with the names of his/her workmates.

3. Orient them.
Aside from introducing the new employee to his/her workmates, you may also need to introduce him/her to the office setting as a whole. What is the culture within the institution? What are the dos and don’ts? What are the most common challenges tackled before that the department as a whole would want to avoid again? These are vital things to be taught in order for you (the HR manager) to set the expectation of the new employee.

4. Discuss and prepare with the team.
You can opt to discuss with the current employees, even before the new employee comes in. Let them know that they’ll be working with a new face, and that they may need to “chip in” when it comes to letting their new workmate know of the ins and outs of the company and the job that he/she would be doing on a daily basis. This would make it more of a group effort when it comes to orienting the new guy/girl, and that makes great teamwork.

5. Give them a welcome gift.
Moments may be forgotten, but a key item, a token, a welcome gesture may never fade. Perhaps hand the new employee an official mug? Or how about providing them a few pen and memos, formatted with the company’s name and logo? This would make them feel that they are now indeed part of the group and workforce as a whole, and that they are warmly accepted within the four-corners of a good company.

With that in mind, if you’re looking for corporate gift ideas in the Philippines, feel free to check out Gift Solutions. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, our products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity — all within your budget. For more information, you may call our hotline at +637-8641 to 42, or send us an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph.

6 Useful Gifts for Techies Who Love to Travel

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Finding the right gift for a techie friend or workmate can be a daunting task. Aside from the fact that your choices are limited, you may also have second thoughts whether or not the recipient would love it. Nonetheless, there is a sure-fire technique in finding the right gift: functionality. Would the recipient be able to use it on a daily basis? Would it be convenient enough to carry around? These are the important questions to ask when hunting for the perfect gift. With these in mind, we’ve enumerated a few useful gift examples for techies who love to travel:

1. Power bank
Yup, anyone with a gadget can attest that this is one of the most vital things to have in a travel. It doesn’t even matter if you have a cellphone, a tablet, or a portable game console; this is a must-have, especially for those boring out-of-town commutes and company trips. The worst experience that anyone can have on the road is a drained device, especially when there’s traffic. Give them a power bank and they will never complain about the traffic blues anymore.

2. Earphones
Nothing can be more frustrating during travel than hearing intrusive noises from the other passengers.  The solution to this common problem: earphones. Gone are the days of unintentionally hearing personal conversations within a public vehicle. You can relax, sit back, and enjoy your favorite tunes without worrying about the hefty travel ahead.

3. A head lamp
Your techie friends/workmates may decide to go spelunking (cave diving) one of these days, and this is a gift that may provide them great help along the way. Such an adventure requires full visibility, and one wrong move within the confines of a rocky cave may prove too risky, hence, why a head lamp may come in handy. Some head lamps provide adjustable brightness and head straps, thus, the recipient would greatly appreciate the customizations that comes with it.

4. Waterproof Bluetooth speakers
When it’s time to relax and freshen up on the beautiful beaches of the Philippines, a few waterproof Bluetooth speakers may provide that well-needed music to set up the mood. Depending on the make and model, some are either rechargeable or would require regular batteries. Nonetheless, they are completely portable and lightweight, well-enough to be carried in a handbag.

5. Drone
If your techie friends/workmates aren’t contented with capturing their adventures via a travel camera, then you may instead give them a drone. They can capture their travels and vacation moments via a stunning bird’s eye view, and in high-definition (depending on the brand and model of the drone). Now, that makes this a must-have!

6. Travel Camera
For the more adventurous techies, this is a well-recommended gift. Aside from the unforgettable vacation selfies, a travel camera may also record those fast-paced parts of the travels. Whether they’re rappelling down a mountain or surfing the high waves, those adventures can be stored and posted with the help of a handy portable cam.

If you’re still looking for more gift ideas, feel free to check out Gift Solutions. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, our products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity — all within your budget. For more information, you may call our hotline at +637-8641 to 42, or send us an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph.

5 Mother’s Day Gifts for Office Moms

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We all love our moms. They are the strong-willed, irreplaceable woman in our lives, always there to defend us and straighten us out whenever we’d need guidance. They are also one half of our home’s inner authority (the other half only belonging to our dads), the soft-voiced angel in our triumphs and the definitive tone of reprimand when necessary. With all of these in mind, it is important to mention that Mother’s Day is just around the corner again, and for our moms, nothing can be more heartwarming than the fact that they are well-appreciated by their family. What better way to show such appreciation than with good Mother’s Day gift? Here are just a few examples, especially aimed for office moms:

An office mug
The simplest and most obvious option would be the main container for their everyday dose of coffee. Ever seen one of those mugs which have the words “#1 Employee” etched on them? Why not go for one which would compliment her? You may opt for “Best Mom in the World” or “SuperMom,” the possibilities are endless. Some printing companies would even allow you to print photos on mugs, you might try giving your mom a mug with your family pictureon it.

Table accessories
A few things that could liven up an office desk would be a couple of table accessories. Items such as a pencil holder, a memo pad set, an organizer set, a framed family photo, and even a paperweight could add that well-needed color within a gloomy work day. If your mom has a particular preference in color or pattern, you may opt to avail a few items that would match just that, otherwise, you could also get creative and experiment with the color combinations that you think she’ll like.

A tote bag
Of course, our moms also know how to be stylish. They know how to blend fashion with function, and this is definitely one item that demonstrates just that. Choose a design that you know she’ll love and pick one which would complement with her everyday lifestyle. Is she the type of woman who carries a lot every day? Or does she prefer to carry just a few articles of items. Be aware of her preferences and you’d have a special gift in hand. Take note that some shops also offer various customizations on tote bags, may it be a Philippines-inspired “love local” design or a modern “chic” ensemble, you’ll have countless options to choose from.

An office back pillow
If your mom is someone who seats all day in front of a screen then you may need to look out for her posture as well. Save your mom from back aches and give her a back pillow as a present. Not only would they provide comfort, they’d also mold your mom’s posture throughout the whole day, just enough to keep her spine safe and comfy.

A desk clock
Remind your mom never to skip her meals and not to overwork for the day. A desk clock would be a good item to give, especially if you know that your mom is a workaholic, and that she sometimes loses track of her lunch break. This particular item is also customizable; some would even offer a desk clock with an attachable picture frame on the side.

If you’re still looking for more corporate gift ideas, feel free to check out Gift Solutions. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, our products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity

— all within your budget. For more information, you may call our hotline at +637-8641 to 42, or send us an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph.