The Corporate Kris Kringles

december 2

The holiday season is finally here! Companies left and right are planning out their parties and are trying to come up with the perfect gift for their employees. Of course, giveaways are a staple of  corporate Christmas celebrations, which is why it is the organizer’s job to make sure that everyone will have a good time with the program and that all of the employees would receive a great amount of giveaways and loot by the end of the night. May it be an elegant gift or a simple one, corporate giveaways should at least feature two main things, functionality and convenience, and both should be in favor of office activities. In such case, no need to look any further than our list of appropriate gifts this upcoming Yuletide season. Take note that these following items are tentative, and every suggestion should still be consulted with your superiors at work, unless you are given the freedom to plan everything out in one go.

1 .)Stress Balls
Christmas parties, along with the other festive events held at the office for that year, are meant to loosen up your employees and co-workers. It should be a time for them to have fun, a time for them to relax, a time for them break the ice with the people from the other department whom they might have come across with, but haven’t spoken to throughout the workdays. Indeed, parties should be a relaxing time for the employees, which is why the very first item on the list focuses on that very purpose. Stress balls are very therapeutic in the sense that employees can “squeeze” away their concerns. The thing about stress is that they tend to bottle up inside a person’s mind, inside a person’s emotion, hence, why stress balls would enable them to vent out their possible frustrations through a simple squeeze. It might seem silly at first, but there’s a reason why even company executives always have a few of these in their pockets, they know the importance of letting off steam rather than bottling them up.

2.)Stainless Mug

One of the most obvious choice for a corporate giveaway would have to be something that enables your co-workers or employees to refresh every once in a while. Being able to have their morning, afternoon, or evening fix of coffee would allow them to stay awake and be alert during the most critical parts of the day. If hot drinks aren’t their thing, however, they may also opt for a much cooler alternative, perhaps an organic fruit blend for that healthy office boost? Or how about a nice cold sip of soft drink to get that tiny dose of caffeine and sugar? With a stainless mug, the recipients would have options due to it being compatible with either hot or cold beverages. Of course, you may opt to consider the size of the container, as some of the employees may have liters in mind instead of a few ounces, but regardless, we can all agree that everyone needs their refreshments, and especially for those who would go out for meetings, a handy sturdy mug can do wonders for the day.

3.)Folding Umbrellas

Another obvious choice for a corporate giveaway, an umbrella is both fancy and functional, especially during the monsoon season. We can all agree that the Philippines has one of the most unpredictable weather patterns ever. Regardless of the weather reports earlier, you may find yourself running towards a shed due to the heavy afternoon rain, an unexpected occurrence in spite of the cool, sunny morning air. Perhaps it is just a mere indication of our tropical climate, hence, why employees should always be aware and ready when it comes to travelling outdoors. Part of the preparations should be bringing an umbrella for every meetings done outdoors. Not only would a nifty umbrella be a valuable tool to deflect the unwanted effects of the weather, it would also be a great opportunity to promote your company, as some umbrella manufacturers would allow you to customize and add in your logo, thus hitting two birds with one stone. Do keep in mind that the quality of the umbrella would also matter, as low standard materials would only flip the umbrella during strong winds. Aside from that, take note that we also specified this item as a folding umbrella, due to the fact that they are more convenient to walk around with, even compact enough to be put in your duffel bag during the trip.

If you’re still looking for more corporate gift ideas, feel free to check out Gift Solutions, the leading supplier of Christmas gifts in the Philippines. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, Gift Solutions’ products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity — all within your budget. For more information, you may call their hotline at +63 8637 8641, or send them an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph.

The Season of Giving

DECEMBER 1

For employees and executives alike, nothing can be more exciting than the most anticipated yearly Christmas parties. Not only would it give everyone a well-deserved break from all of the hard work and stress brought about by deadlines and fierce negotiations, it would also be a perfect opportunity for co-workers to see what their officemates are like when not enclosed in a very professional demeanor.

The thing about parties is that people would be willing to show their wacky side, even amongst their most serious co-workers, further breaking the ice in an otherwise humorless setting. For the most part, fun is fun when the bosses decide to chime in as well, and all gloves are off to celebrate another Yuletide season. In lieu of this, nothing can provide more smiles in a company gathering other than gifts and giveaways.

Of course, it would fall on the boss and party organizers to decide which gifts would best fit the occasion, but if ever you’re one of the assigned committees to organize the whole thing and you have no idea whatsoever regarding the right corporate giveaways, worry no more, as we’ve enlisted a few suggestions for you.

1.) A Crafty Paperweight

While it may not be the obvious choice for an office equipment, paperweights usually do their job well, staying true to their purpose of setting documents in their place. No one wants to lose an important contract, no one wants to lose a valuable invoice, no one wants to lose those critical “minutes of the meeting.”

Yes, they may be considered as a lowly ornament at times, but even this lowly ornament does wonders that goes unappreciated most of the time. Of course, you wouldn’t want to give your employees something as boring as a circular rock, so instead, you’d go for one of those porcelain or plastic paperweights which comes in many designs and colors. Take note, however, that the boss or company executive may also have a say in this, so if ever they would want a customized paperweight with the company logo and color etched on it, then you may have to go for that instead. After all, the boss will definitely be always right.

2.) A Desk Calendar

Here something trivial, yet very functional that the employees would greatly appreciate, at least for the upcoming new year. A desk calendar would provide that well-needed reminder, especially if they’re the ones who are usually sent to outdoor meetings. Clients and business partners are meticulous when it comes to time, and what better way to show face then to show up on time, at the right date, at the right appointment. Marking down meetings in a calendar has been an act that has been done through the decades, with the rise of smartphones, people began to transition towards their “digital reminders,” but time and time again, studies have proven that information written down has a far better chance of being remembered than those which are merely typewritten. We also have to mention that desk calendar are customizable as well. You may even color code office events accordingly, this would of course have to be consulted with the higher ups of the company, since schedules should always be confirmed without further announcements and notices.

3.) Duffel Bag

Here’s something that employees would greatly appreciate, especially those who are sent to meetings almost on a daily basis. A duffel bag would greatly come in handy, due to the fact that it would be able to carry all of the necessities needed for the said appointment. An average employee would at least need to bring a cellphone, a pen and notebook set, the important documents for the meeting, a laptop, a wallet, and a flash drive.

These things may seem small, but if they were to be brought simultaneously in one go, the person carrying them would need a high-quality bag to contain them all. As a part of the organizing committee who would oversee the corporate giveaways, you may need to think about this carefully, a bag made of a strong, light weight material wouldn’t be too bad, especially as it would need to withstand the weight of the items being carried.

If you’re still looking for more corporate gift ideas, feel free to check out Gift Solutions, the leading supplier of Christmas corporate giveaways. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, Gift Solutions’ products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity — all within your budget. For more information, you may call their hotline at +63 8637-8641 to 42, or send them an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph.

The Write Choices

NOVEMBER 2

For an employee, nothing is more important than a good pen and a notebook. Anything that would help them write down the takeaways from a meeting, anything that’ll help them remember the key points, anything that would remind them of appointments., Nothing would beat the retentive advantages of writing down information, an age old knowledge that has been proven from time and time again. In such case, if you happen to know someone whose job usually involves this type of activity, then you might be planning on going for a gift hunt, just to scout on the right writing tools and materials to present during the holidays. No worries, as we have come up with a list of suggestions to help you out in your search.

1.) A Ballpoint Pen

Yes, you’ve read that right, we specified the first one on the list as a ballpoint pen, and there’s a valuable reason why. We’ll get to that in a bit, but first, let us look into the importance of this specific pen. It is the most common choice when it comes to both students and employees. A few decades ago, pencils were a much preferred option, but due to the common phase of sharpening them after extensive use, people began to see the advantage of using a writing tool that doesn’t require you to wring repetitively each time the point dulls out. With ball pens, someone who needs to write immediately pull it out of their pockets, take out the cap, and proceed to take notes. Of course, more variety of ballpoint pens were made along the way, different colors and sizes were manufactured according to the needs of the people, and some were even sold in a set.

2.) A Notebook

What would writing materials be without notebooks? Yes, you may have bought your friend or co-worker a fancy-looking pen, but if they do not have any notebook then where are they going to jot down their notes? When it comes to notebooks, you actually have a lot of options. Some notebooks come with a hardcover, some notebooks come with the opposite, and some notebooks are either padded or quilted, either way, your main priority when selecting one as a gift would be the number of pages. If the recipient is one to write on a daily basis, then you’d need something that exceeds a hundred pages. Aside from that, you should also consider the quality, the thing about notebooks is that the paper quality affects the surface area, and a low quality paper may be easy to tear, something that could very well be an obstacle during extensive meetings, so you should choose wisely.

3.) Memo Pad Set

Now, here is something that the gift recipient may appreciate. A memo pad set is something so compact, yet so useful. They are basically useful during those times in which you’re being given very specific details, instructions, and information, and the only thing that you can do is to write them down and analyze them later. May it be for personal thoughts and ideas on the run, or particulars for or about your co-workers, family, and friends, a memo pad set is your go-to solution to preserve those details. Some of these details are even vital for daily activities, like a to-do list or reminders referring to scheduled appointments.

If you’re still looking for more corporate gift ideas, feel free to check out Gift Solutions, the leading supplier of corporate giveaways in the Philippines. Whether it is a product launch giveaway, a corporate event souvenir, a sales rally memorabilia, a holiday or Christmas gift, Gift Solutions’ products are designed with elegance, sophistication and simplicity — all within your budget. For more information, you may call their hotline at +63 8637-8641 to 42 or send them an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph.