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6 Things to Consider When Choosing Corporate Christmas Gifts

During the holiday season, corporate gift-giving becomes somewhat of a necessity. From office gifts for colleagues, to gifts to showing gratitude for a client’s business—the list goes on. However, if you give the wrong gift, it might just end up shoved into a drawer. Even worse, it can potentially offend someone.

With the availability of endless choices online and in retail, buying the perfect corporate gift has never been easier. However, with this dizzying selection comes the potential of picking out horrible or inappropriate gifts. The good news is that there are smart ways to select gifts that are sure to be appreciated and strengthen corporate relationships.

Before setting out to find the perfect corporate gift, consider these six essential factors to consider in corporate gift-giving.

1. Corporate Policies
Some companies may implement gift policies that limit the price of a gift, or some may prohibit certain items altogether. Be sure to always check with your recipient’s or your own company’s policies to determine the limitations of gift giving, so your item will not end up being returned.

2. Individual Wants
Deciding what to buy is the biggest challenge of gift-giving. In many cases, it’s difficult to get to know your clients on a personal level. The best bet is to be receptive of clues that your recipient may share about what they like, their hobbies, etc. These tidbits of information will give you an idea of what to buy.
A frequent traveler will greatly appreciate practical gifts such as personalized flash drives or travel bags. While someone loves caffeine will fall head over heels with a premium coffee press set.

3. Cultural and Religious Differences
Every country and culture has their own rules for gift-giving. For instance, in China, gifts should never be wrapped in all-white. It’s important to be sensitive about these cultural differences, since even a well-meaning gift can be seen as disrespectful in a different context.

4. Gift Quality
Your business gifts will always reflect on you and your company’s image. This means putting in thought and effort in choosing the best possible gift is a must! Avoid lower quality items that can tarnish your reputation. You can find ways to purchase quality products without breaking your budget.

5. Packaging
Presentation is just as important as choosing the right gift. The packaging of the gift itself will say a great deal about you. Spending time and money on how your gift is presented shows how much you value your professional relationship.

6. Personal Touch
Even tried and true gifts become monumentally better with personal touch. Don’t go the easy route by simply sending a card with your gift and signature. For a more lasting impression, add a sincere hand written note sharing your thoughts.

If your gift list isn’t too large, you may even consider personally delivering the gift to the intended party. Personally-delivered gifts will show your colleagues and clients how much you value them, keeping you at the top-of-the-mind for the next year. Always remember that corporate gift-giving is an opportunity to connect, strengthen ties, and share holiday cheer. Adopting a selfless, giving attitude will make the act less worrying and more enjoyable.

With those tips in mind, if you’re looking for custom Christmas gift 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

5 Proven Ways to Make Christmas Gifts Meaningful


When you have an endless list of recipients to check off, choosing gifts can turn into a frenzy of rushed and uninspired choices. Without adding any personal touch, holiday gift giving may feel a little empty. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The following tips can help make the process more fulfilling for both the giver and the recipient.

1. Get to know the person.
Put in the effort to really tailor the gift to the person. It’s important to show that you really know the recipient well, and you really care about them. This generally means that people who buy meaningful gifts don’t choose based on what they’d like to give, but rather on what the recipient would really want to receive. If you consider a gift as an expression of truly knowing what a person wants, it will go a long way in making them feel special.

2. Give personalized gifts.
If there’s a golden rule of Christmas gifts, it’s this: Never forget the power of personalization (e.g. monogrammed or personalized gifts). A great example is if you gift a person a statement tote bag with their name embroidered on it. They’ll often think of you when they use it years after. Gifts should be about expressing gratitude and one of the best ways to do this is with one-of-a-kind gifts.

3. Focus on experiences, not price.
Think about creating a positive experience for the receiver, rather than concentrating on the price of the item. People who receive simple, meaningful gifts feel more connected to the gift giver than people who receive expensive items. Think about your recipient’s daily routine, and find out what gifts would make their day better. If they are avid coffee drinkers, for example, a premium coffee press set is your best bet.

4. Pay attention.
As Christmas approaches, keep your ears open for clues on what your recipients may want. You’d be surprised by how many gift ideas you’d get by simply being receptive to information. Have a chat over coffee with your recipient or just casually observe them. They’d love to know that you pay attention.

5. Don’t overthink it.
Try not to put too much pressure on yourself to choose the perfect present—because it doesn’t exist. Simply putting genuine thought and effort will be greatly appreciated. The best way to ensure a great gift is by starting early. You may actually start choosing gifts all year round. If you wait too long, you may not find what you’re looking for and you’ll get stressed, which is never a good mindset for choosing gifts.

With those tips in mind, if you’re looking for custom Christmas gifts 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

Bucket of Goodies: The Modern Gift Basket

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The immediate surprise and charm of gift baskets are incomparable. They are a great way to add value to a simple gift-giving gesture, and have become a staple in corporate gift giving. Assembling a collection of items that will delight your recipient shows that you are more than willing to go the extra mile. In the spirit of putting a unique, modern spin in the beloved gift basket, we’ve put together a set of exciting items that are perfect for VIP clients, your staff or your family.

We’re thrilled to introduce the “Bucket of Goodies”. This exclusive set includes: two packs of premium ground coffee, a high-grade coffee press, two elegant black mugs, a black “Save the Seas” tumbler, and a stylish beverage bucket. This limited-edition set is designed with practicality and timeless appeal in mind. The items are selected to fit a celebratory mood, and centered on creating memorable moments with your clientele, colleagues or loved ones.

Here are some of the many benefits of choosing the “Bucket of Goodies” as your corporate gift:

1. Fit for Any Occasion
The “Bucket of Goodies” is comprised of high-quality items that are selected to please anyone, and fit any occasion. These likeable items are sure to put a smile on any recipient’s face. Items that communicate genuine thought and consideration always make the best gifts.

2. Shows Appreciation in a Unique Way
Making your recipient feel special should be the ultimate goal when selecting a gift. Your gift needs to be exceptionally distinct from store-bought items. A gift that shows genuine effort is more likely to make a recipient remember you fondly.

3. Practical and Purposeful
Functional items make for enjoyable gifts that have longevity. Always make sure that your gift is seen as something to be treasured. A truly wonderful gift creates a continued positive experience for the recipient long after the package is delivered.

With that in mind, if you’re looking for the perfect gift in the Philippines, feel free to check out Gift Solutions. Our “Bucket of Goodies” is an all-in modern gift basket that comes with personalization, packaging and delivery. We also have a wide selection of exceptional items for product launch giveaways, a corporate event souvenirs, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gifts, etc. 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

Wow Your Staff with These Thoughtful Employee Gifts


The best companies reward employees with more than a steady paycheck. They build self-esteem and motivate employees by recognizing exceptional performance where it’s due. When employees feel appreciated, they continuously contribute their best efforts.

But choosing an effective gift for employees is not an easy task. The worst mistake employers make is getting overly “traditional” gifts. These types of rewards aren’t memorable and will only end up collecting dust in a corner. Instead of going the safe and generic route, it’s better to put a bit more thought into your choices. Here’s a list of employee appreciation gift ideas you can keep in mind when setting off on the quest for this year’s corporate gift:

1. Desk calendar
A gift they’ll use every day leaves a lasting impression on an employee, so stylish ornaments that show the day of the month make practical and lovely decorations. Sure, they have smart phone apps for staying on top of schedules, but a custom desk calendar deserves a place on any office desk.

2. Mug
If you want to serve up a steaming cup of creativity for the holidays, then a personalized mug is the perfect go-to gift. Make your staff’s mornings better with decorative coffee mug that show them how much you appreciate their hard work.

3. Leather Journal
Designed to keep ideas and writings with style and sophistication, a leather-bound journal is a classy gift that your employees will love. A sturdy journal will hold everything from brainstorming doodles to professional notes. This gift tells your employees how much you value their creative expression and thoughts.

4. Stress Balls
Lighten the mood and remind employees you’re there when times are tough with motivational stress relievers. Stress balls have a place in any office, and they can be fun gifts during your company’s busy season. Because they’re available in various shapes, there’s sure to be something that suits your company’s branding.

With those thoughtful employee gifts in mind, if you’re looking for corporate gifts 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 Must Haves for Your Employee Welcome Kit

Most human resources managers have stories of new employees that fell through because they got better offers, or because they got cold feet and decided to run off at the last minute. For most new employees, the first day can be exhausting. It’s important to initiate and maintain communication, so your new hire doesn’t become the “one that got away”.

The best way to make your new recruit feel like a part of the team is with an employee welcome kit. You should create an attractive company culture that makes onboarding fun and easy. The perfect employee starter pack should include the following:

1. Welcome letter signed by the team
Your welcome letter will say a lot about the personality of your company. For an elegant and formal touch, you could include a personalized message from the CEO. Alternatively, if you want to reflect a more fun and youthful vibe, you could enlist the help of the entire team to create humorous one-liners. The options are endless, so feel free to get creative.

2. Custom coffee mug
When choosing items to include in your kit, think about your employee’s day. Try to think of things they’ll likely use. A company mug, for example, is something they’ll appreciate. It’s likely that they enjoy drinking coffee, because who doesn’t? But if they’re on a caffeine-free diet, they can still use a mug for other beverages.

3. Company Pens
No welcome kit is complete without company pens. They’re easy-to-order and cost-effective. With so many thoughts on your new hire’s minds, a pen is needed for those moments when inspiration strikes and their electronic devices fail them.

4. Customized notebook
Company notebooks are an all-around favorite. They’re useful for jotting notes related to both personal and professional affairs. They also create a professional business image for your company.

5. Company T-shirt
Make it official! Welcome your new hires to the team by giving them custom T-shirts. Just like in sports, a uniform inspires teamwork and camaraderie. Plus, company shirts are an effective way to create a cohesive, polished, and professional look for your staff.

6. Staff Profiles
Staff profiles help your new hire get to know their new team members. When you meet ten to twenty people in one day, it’s hard to keep track of names and faces. In addition to contact details, employee profiles should also include areas of interest and hobbies. Your new hire will feel more comfortable if they already have something in common to talk about with their colleagues.

If you’re looking for personalized items to include in your employee welcome kit, feel free to check out Gift Solutions in the Philippines. 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

Client Gifts: 5 Memorable Ways to Say Thanks This Christmas

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How far can a simple “thank you” go? Clients are more likely to remember you if they experience regular acts of gratitude. Thanking clients is not just considered as polite behavior. It is a way to build a lasting relationship, and there’s no better time to show appreciation than during Christmas. The holidays mark the end of another year, and is often a time for reflection. Can you afford for your clients to reflect only to realize they want to switch to one of your competitors? No? Then perhaps a Christmas gift is in order.  Try these five thoughtful ways to show how much you appreciate your clients.

1. Write them a personal message
It may be old fashioned, but what better way is there to show clients how much you care than with a simple thank you note? When crafting your message, try to be focused and personal. Try to find a specific way your client has made a meaningful impact on your business. It will make your note more personal and will likely increase motivation to work with you again. Get a customized company greeting card printed out, write a short message inside, and attach it to a bouquet of flowers.

2. Give them a cheese knives set
Useful and creative promotional products are a great way to thank clients. The best way to determine out-of-the-box ideas is to think of what would really impress you. Branded products go way beyond customized pens. It’s especially helpful if you know your clients’ interests and are able to match some really nice personalized gift sets to those interests.  If you have clients who love fine dining, a cheese knives set is the perfect gift. They’ll appreciate that you went the extra mile to make them feel special.

3. Send them travel essentials
Are your clients always on the go? Customizing travel items is always a nice choice. Give them toiletry bags they can use immediately. Select canvas, leather, or waterproof options for a bag they’ll love forever. Also, portable phone chargers or charging docks make crowd-pleasing gifts for frequent travelers. Your clients will thank you when they’re unable to get to a wall or car charger.

4. Gift them a custom notebook
Like most business professionals, your clients likely do a great deal of notetaking. Have nice leather-bound notebooks created in your company colors or with a subtle logo printed on the front cover. A custom notebook is the perfect gift for clients who want to keep up with the notes they capture day-in and day-out.

5. Give them a branded calendar
The best way to wrap up a great year with your clients is with customized calendars. From desk calendars to portable pocket planners, there are many options that your clients will love. Your logo and contact information will be seen by your clients daily. It’s a great way to put you on top of your client’s mind for the year to come.

With those Christmas gifts in mind, if you’re looking for corporate gifts 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

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Traveler

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 When you’re shopping for holiday gifts, it’s best to match your choices up with your recipient’s interests. If you have a few globetrotters on your list, then this gift guide is for you. Whether you’re shopping for a luxury traveler, an adventurer, or a part-time traveler, this ultimate holiday gift guide has you covered. We’ve put together the perfect practical gifts for the travel-obsessed.

1. Power Bank
For anyone who relies on their phone for pretty much everything, a power bank is simply indispensable. This is especially true if your recipient loves to explore new places, or if they have a poor sense of direction. Chances are they depend heavily on map apps, which drain their batteries fast. Luckily, portable phone chargers can give them enough phone power, so they’ll arrive at their destinations in one piece.

2. Travel blanket
It might not seem like much, but a cozy blanket goes a long way – especially if they constantly spend time on the road, in an air-conditioned vehicle. If the temperature gets to cold, they’ll be extremely grateful to have a blanket to make their trip at least somewhat warmer and more comfortable. Also, an extra-large scarf is a more stylish substitute.

3. E-reader
Traveling means spending long hours in transit. These are times when an e-reader comes in handy. Time will fly when they’re reading the latest mystery novel or indulging in the newest edition of their favorite romance series. They can have hundreds of books at their fingertips – something for every situation and without carrying any extra weight.

4. Instant camera
There are memories that are so extraordinarily amazing that no cellphone camera can ever do them justice. Sure, a decent phone camera can be used for those envy-inducing travel snaps, but an instant camera is better for one simple reason: it’s just more fun for your recipient. Point, click, and boom, they’ve got vintage-looking photos, perfectly framed in that iconic white border, ready to be put up around their room when they get home.

5. Earphones
Few things are more annoying than loud passengers in a public vehicle. This is exactly why earphones were invented. Not only will your recipient get to listen to their favorite tunes, but no amount of snoring, crying, and loud laughing will bother them. It’s just good music and serenity all the way, and they have you to thank.

With those Christmas gifts in mind, if you’re looking for corporate giveaways 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

 

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8 Essential Desk Accessories to Help You Stay Organized

Your desk is where you spend majority of your working hours. Therefore, your office abode should be a haven for productivity. Fact: You’ll be much faster and sharper when you know exactly where your things are.

Stay on top of your daily tasks with these essential desk accessories that transform your desk into a neat and organized place.

1. Vertical board
Here’s how to make excellent use of the walls along the perimeter of your desk (if any). Use a vertical board to write out important reminders. Visually displaying your to-do list helps tame the clutter on your table. It also allows you to assemble tentative mood boards that will help fuel your brain juices for your existing tasks.

2. Calendar
Your desktop computer’s digital calendar might not make the cut when you have multiple windows buffering on your screen. Make your life easier by having a calendar in front of you. Now, you can quickly jot down important dates and notes.

3. Post-it notes
Using a trusty notepad is as simple as scribbling, tearing and sticking. This table accessory will become your bearer of important news or reminders. You can also use it to warn your colleagues not to touch your sandwich in the office refrigerator.

4. Pencil holder
Having a pencil holder on your desk reduces the likelihood of having your pens scattered all over your table. It doesn’t have to end with pencils, though. You can stack your pens, markers, rulers and scissors too.

5. Cleaning wipes
This is particularly important if you have lunch at your desk. But even if you don’t, make it a habit to disinfect your table with antibacterial wipes at least once a week. It’s important to get rid of dirt and grime that lurk on your table and keyboard.

6. File holder
A hefty and durable holder can be used to store all your important files and documents. This helps you avoid the inconvenience of trying to find an important file sandwiched somewhere in a tall stack of pages. It’s also important to label the different folders clearly, so you can easily fish out whichever document you need within a matter of seconds.

7. Spill-proof mug
If you’re living in fear of your office mug tipping over and causing a horrific mess, you should invest in a flask with a lid that shuts tight. Even if you knock it over, you will not be faced with the consequences of having coffee-drenched documents.

8. Desk plant
Nature is soothing to the eyes. Our eyes need a break too, because we constantly strain them with bright lights from our desktop and mobile phones. Looking at the green leaves also promotes a sense of relaxation and gives you peace of mind. Plus, it makes your desk look aesthetically pleasing.

With these accessories in mind, feel free to check out Gift Solutions for your corporate gift requirements. 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 or schedule an appointment in our office in Pasig City, Philippines.

 

 

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How to Choose the Right Promotional Items to Create Brand Awareness

 

Believe it or not, there’s a right and wrong way to use promotional items to promote your business. Most businesses try to create brand awareness by random products and then giving them away to as many people as possible, leaving product reception to pure luck.

There is a better business practice than merely leaving it to chance. It is instead advisable to take a more strategic approach towards using promotional items.

Here are a few tips that will help improve your business’s chances to get good return on investment from promotional items as part of your marketing campaign.

1. Have clear campaign objectives before you purchase your promotional products.
You need to identify what goals you want to achieve from using promotional products. As far as marketing objectives go, you should ask yourself if you want to: (a) promote brand awareness for your business, (b) gain more lead inquiries for your business, or (c) initiate more sales for your business.

Whatever your objectives may be, your return on investment should directly correlate with your business’s marketing activities.

2. Choose the best promotional products for your target audience.
The promotional product that you select must be relevant to your target audience and the actions they want to pursue. For example, IT specialists will appreciate receiving a new laptop case, while clients in administrative positions might be more interested in a customized planner. If you have a younger audience, you may opt for custom buttons and pins. They’ve recently become a trendy fashion statement.

3. Aim to generate profit from your business’s promotional activities.
Don’t just simply shell out funds to promote brand awareness. Choose a specific market as your target audience and recognize how you can integrate a promotional product into their customer experience. Understand the needs and wants of your audience, build an angle that will increase their desire for what you have to offer, and then pitch it to them in the most compelling way.

For example, a store can give away a “free gift” after a set number of purchases. This is a great way to promote continued purchases while adding value to your brand. To get the best results, the promotional item needs to be unique and desirable. Many businesses have used items like limited-edition planners and mugs to create social media buzz, resulting in free online promotion.

With these accessories in mind, feel free to check out Gift Solutions for your corporate gift requirements. 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 or schedule an appointment in our office in Pasig City, Philippines.

 

 

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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.