Elegant Corporate Gift Ideas for the Christmas Season

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As an executive or owner of your own company, you might be wondering about the most appropriate gifts to give your employees this holiday season. While it may not be that much of a daunting task, you still want to show your employees that you care, that their efforts these past few months were greatly appreciated, and that they are some of the most valuable assets in your company. You try to think of a gift that maybe one or two of them may enjoy, but you definitely want to give them something that can generally be accepted with open arms and a warm appreciation. No worries, as we have prepared a few elegant gift ideas for the holidays:

1. A Simon Travel Bag and Luggage Essentials Set
During the holiday season, your employees may decide to take a leave. This is normal, especially for those hoping to have quality time with their families, away from the stress of work and the urban life. If this is the case then you might want to provide them with a useful item, something that can contain all of their belongings in one go. A Simon Travel Bag and Luggage Essentials Set would basically carry all of their stuff, from clothing to small socks, and even their travel essentials such as their documents and passports. It is a hand carry, so they’ll be able to keep it with them at all times, unless, of course, it gets too heavy.

2. A Slate Cheeseboard with Knives Set
Executives are very much like their regular employees, they also enjoy the simple things in life, like food for example. The manner in which they enjoy these things is what sets them apart, however. Regular employees would prefer to dine out in fast foods, while higher ups would choose restaurants. This is already a mere indication of what you can give the latter, especially this holiday season. A Slate Cheeseboard with Knives Set would be the perfect gift, as most formal dinners usually involve wine, steak, and cheese, and what better way to prepare and entertain these line up than with an elegant set.

3. A Grab Emergency Kit
No matter how cautious a person may be, he/she may still find himself in an accident. This may even happen during one’s vacation, which is why you should also consider giving your employees a Grab Emergency Kit. It is basically an emergency kit with a water bottle. Some may add a whistle, a Swiss Army knife, a compass, a few first aid ointments and band aids and some would even have a modern multi-purpose metal card the size of your typical driver’s license. Not only would your employees (who are about to embark on their Yuletide vacation) appreciate the gesture, they would also know that you care about their well-being, even when they’re thousands of miles away.

If you’re still looking for more corporate gift ideas, feel free to check out Gift Solutions, the leading supplier of Christmas 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 637 8641 to 42, or send them an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Company Executives

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The holiday season’s just right around the corner. As early as now, you might be preparing your shopping list for gifts, to be given to family, friends, and loved ones. However, one should not forget to avail gifts for your colleagues and bosses as well. Remember, these are the people you’d encounter every day, and showing them that you care would definitely add to that goodwill shared within the office space. For the most part, your workmates may come first in your office list, but never forget the higher ups as well, they’re the one running and managing the place, after all. With that in mind, here are just a few holiday gift ideas that you may give your company executives:

1)A Leather Wallet

Company executives will greatly appreciate a gift which would carry all of their cards and IDs. Higher ups also tend to hand out a few calling cards to investors right after important meetings. Of course, a sign of exclusivity and elegance always comes in leather, which is why this is one of the most valued materials for high-end items. You name it, jackets, bags, and even pants on some occasions. Nonetheless, leather wallets will always be a sign of luxury and elegance that would best bring out your executive’s luxurious side.

2) A Fountain Pen

Fountain pens are considered to be costlier than regular pens, and for all obvious reasons. The thing about fountain pens is that, they aren’t just writing tools. They usually symbolize the stature of the one holding them. You wouldn’t find regular employees packing this item in their bags and purses. Company executives regularly carry them around to identify themselves during first-time meetings and investor conventions. Indeed, the pen will always be mightier than the sword, and what better way to give your higher ups this mighty symbol than with a fountain pen.

3) A Slate Cheeseboard with Knives Set

Regular employees aside, if you want to give your co-executives and investors an elegant gift they’ll enjoy this holiday season, then this one might certainly do the trick. People in high position such as executives also enjoy the simple things in life, like food for example. The manner in which they enjoy these things is what sets them apart from regular employees, however. Regular employees would prefer to dine out in fast food, while higher ups would usually choose restaurants. A Slate cheeseboard with Knives set would be the perfect gift, as most formal dinners usually involve wine, steak, and cheese, and what better way to prepare and entertain these line up than with an elegant set.

 

If you’re still looking for more corporate gift ideas, feel free to check out Gift Solutions, the leading supplier of Christmas corporate 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 637 8641 to 42, or send them an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph.

Corporate Giveaways Perfect for the Holiday Season

August 1Corporate giveaways are usually a well-appreciated gesture in meetings, either before or after such business discussions. If given before a meeting, they come off as an icebreaker, something to ready the employees for the possibly hard task ahead. If given after a meeting, it could be considered as a congratulatory gift, especially after a successful department or company project. Nonetheless, the type of corporate giveaways to be given would also depend on the occasion. You obviously wouldn’t give summer oriented items during the rainy season, the same way that you wouldn’t give them that during the holidays. In such case, Christmas themed corporate giveaways are always a welcome addition. Here are just a few examples:

1) Holiday-Themed Coasters

Here’s a little gift that would add color to your employees’ workspace. Coasters would take away the unnecessary effort of having to wipe your table clean after every cup of coffee, in short, they prevent your creamy beverages from making a sloppy mess. Most coasters are bland and boring, until you customize it to be holiday-themed. Perhaps a coaster with a Christmas tree or mistletoe would do the trick. It may even be given in sets, so each of your employees can enjoy the Yuletide colors of green, red, and white on their desk.

2) A Christmas Tumbler

Understandably, not all are fond of the Yuletide season. Many of your employees may point out the hassle of traveling earlier than the usual just to avoid the holiday rush, either that or they’d be having cold showers in the early hours, and the holiday season can give off an unforgivingly cold temperature during mornings. Help them out of this frigid dilemma by giving them a tumbler. Most tumblers are well insulated, which means that they can retain the temperature of their beverages, even after long hours. This may help with your employees during their cold, morning travels. Not only is a tumbler conveniently portable, it can also hold much of their warm coffee, helpful when they’ll need a warm drink.

3) A Simon Travel Bag and Luggage Essentials Set

Usually, your employees may request for a week-long leave during the holiday season. This is normal, especially for those hoping to have quality time with their families, away from the stress of work and the urban life. If this is the case, then you might want to provide them with a useful item, something that can contain all of their belongings in one go. A Simon Travel Bag and Luggage Essentials Set would basically carry all of their stuff, from clothing to small socks, and even their travel essentials such as their documents and passports. It is a hand carry, so they’ll be able to keep it with them at all times, unless of course it gets too heavy.

 

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 637 8641 to 42, or send them an e-mail via info@giftsolutions.ph.

Gift Ideas To Increase Productivity and Employee Satisfaction

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A great way to inspire productivity and employee satisfaction is by giving gifts. Not only are you showing your employees that you care (and thus increasing their loyalty) but carefully chosen gifts can also inspire or help employees to work harder.

Coffee / Tea
Before leaving home, most people have a cup of coffee or tea to wake themselves up for work. Giving your employees some good quality coffee beans or tea leaves as gifts is not only a good way to show your appreciation, it can also equip them for the day ahead.

Thermal Travel Mug
The Philippines is one of the highest-ranked countries in the world when it comes to traffic. So for people who live far away from their office, a travel mug is a godsend. It’s light, portable and can be filled with their drink of choice. Those in a hurry will appreciate having one if it means that they can bring along their coffee or tea while they drive or commute to work.

Stress Ball
Stress balls are deceptively simple but satisfying gifts to receive.

As we all know, work definitely isn’t a walk in the park. Sometimes, it can even cause us enough stress to induce anxiety. But as adults, we are no longer allowed to express such emotions in an overt manner.

And that’s where the stress ball comes in.

It releases the accumulated negative feelings inside you with none being the wiser. Afterwards, you can go back to “adulting” and doing your job well.

Notebooks
Ideas come and go, and sometimes the best ideas disappear as quickly as they come. Giving your employees some handy notebooks that they can carry around will help them keep track of any interesting ideas that might suddenly pop in their minds.

Another benefit to notebooks is the ability to keep track of things. Your employees can bring them along during meetings so that they can note down whatever changes, needs, or ideas come up during the discussion.
Personal Whiteboards
It’s cute, unique and useful. A small whiteboard on a standee on their desk is a great way to leave people messages. You can write down urgent news, invites, or greetings and it would be the first thing they’ll see when they arrive at the office. A simple anonymous good morning message is enough to brighten anyone’s day and get them raring to go.

Post-Its
Post-its are a great way to note down things quickly. The fact that they are bright is a plus as it makes it difficult to ignore them once they’re within your sights. So aside from adding color to your workplace, you and your employees can potentially use them to note down important reminders you need to remember.

It’s important that you show your employees that they are appreciated, and giving small gifts is just one simple way of showing them you care.

Common Gift Items and What They Can Say About Your Brand

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When choosing a gift, it is important to keep in mind that your recipients will associate whatever they receive with the gift giver. If they like it or find it useful, they’ll retain a good impression of your brand. Conversely, a badly thought-out gift could leave a negative impression and negate your previous efforts to win them over.

Aside from making a good or bad impression, different gift items can also say a lot about what your brand is about. It’s important to take this opportunity to cement your brand’s image in your clients’ mind.

With the wide variety of possible products to choose from, it’s not always easy to select the best item for your brand. To help you get started, we’ve listed down some common and practical ideas.

Tote Bags

Tote bags are a great gift idea if your product or service has something to do with the arts. Its relatively large size allows you to showcase your brand’s designing chops and the flexibility of what material to use gives you a measure of control over production costs. More importantly, it’s a practical gift that will surely be used especially by the environment conscious individual.

Umbrella

Large, sturdy umbrellas are a good promotional gift for your clients. In a tropical country like ours, umbrellas are always in demand and most people have one or two stored in the trunk of their cars in case of emergencies. Umbrellas also evoke a message of being prepared for temperamental weather;  and it’s the one gift you know your recipients will definitely keep!

Pouch

Depending on the material, pouches can send different messages. The overall size and design also play a big role in delivering what you want to say. A smallish femininely-designed pouch can be used to store essential make-up for on the go professionals, while a medium-sized canvas pouch can be used as a no-fuss lunch box.

Whatever the first impression a pouch delivers, its underlying message is always ‘stay organized’.

USB Storage Drive

You can never have too many USB storage drives. Students, office workers and even executives use them for work. Storage drives are the best way to carry around.

Its unobtrusive size but powerful storage capabilities have made it an essential part of the lives of many people around the world.

A USB storage drive tells your clients that you want to help them in their work in small but powerful ways.

Wine

Gifting good quality wine is one sure way to give your brand an air of sophistication. Another great thing about wine is that you can select them to tailor-fit the season or occasion. For example, a luxurious red or a celebratory champagne will go very well as gift to a wedding, while an easy to drink wine in a magnum bottle would be great to have at a party.

When it comes to picking wines, the choices are near limitless and you can show off your good taste by selecting the perfect wine to match your recipient’s needs.

Remember, gift giving is one of the best ways to show your appreciation while simultaneously promoting your brand in a much welcomed manner. Everyone loves receiving gifts, and everyone appreciates the person giving the gifts as well.

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

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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4 Custom Corporate Gifts Ideas for Your Company Anniversary

Similar to one’s birthday, your company’s anniversary should definitely be remembered and celebrated. Think 10, 15, 25 years and up – business anniversaries are the perfect excuse to celebrate and give your business a little extra promotion.

Celebrate your company anniversary with gifts. You’ll definitely want new business giveaways with a look that highlights the remarkable milestone that your company achieved. Consider making the giveaway and the message fun and increase the chance of being remembered by the recipients of these gifts.

1. Plaque
Acknowledge key individuals who have been with the company the longest with a custom Years of Service Plaque. This gift is definitely something that recipients would proudly display at home or on their desk at work.

2. Bags & Totes
Great for work, home and on-the-go, these custom bags and totes are stylish and functional. They are a perfect way to commemorate your company’s anniversary with customers who have stayed loyal and continued to patronize your services. Make them feel your appreciation and recognize how they have helped you reach this milestone.

3. Water Bottle
Donning a custom message that perfectly celebrates the number of years your company has been running, a water bottle is a gift idea that’s perfect for both your employees and your clients. An aluminum water bottle is more environmentally friendly than plastic, and it’s also lightweight, durable and can be used for long term. This gift makes for a practical and useful gift at corporate events and as a thoughtful token of recognition for deserving members of your team. You can even choose whether the bottle has a plastic spout, cap, and a carabineer clip.

4. Desk Journal
Choose a genuinely upscale and modern look in a business gift idea with this business desk journal for your top executives. Create a lasting memory by adding customizing each journal with the recipient’s name and/or logo.

These are just some giveaway ideas in celebration of your company’s anniversary. Keep in mind that there are many ways to mark the occasion. By celebrating this important milestone, you not only help your employees and clients celebrate how far your company has come but you also open the door to new clients and staff. Business anniversary gifts that are thoughtful and unique can help your customers remember all you do for them, and keep them coming back!

5 Inexpensive Giveaways for Xmas

Only two months to go before we start the “-Ber” months, the exciting quarter that leads up to Christmas. For most companies, the coming months are about making good sales and growing the business. To achieve growth and ramp up the sales, preparing giveaways for loyal clients and attracting new customers is the key.

Giveaways can actually be made premium without paying too high a price. Here are a few gift ideas that are sure to impress your customer and clients this Christmas:

Key Chains

Practically every single person in the planet needs a key. Whether it’s for the door of the house, the car, a gym locker, or a safety deposit box — people often use keys to lock and secure valuable property. A key chain giveaway is perfect for its functionality and size. Your customer is sure to appreciate a key chain that will help them remember the use of a certain key, while also making the key more handy and easy to find.

Pens

Another high function give-away is a good, old pen. Whether it’s an adult working in an office or a student working hard in school, a pen will surely be appreciated for being a handy and useful giveaway gift. With a pen, one can jot down important dates, details, to-do lists, lessons, and other matters that one must never ever forget. With a company logo serving as design, a give-away pen offers repeat exposure and free advertising for a business especially since it can be easily carried anywhere, anytime. Taking off from the adage that a “…pen is mightier than the sword”, a give-away pen is indeed an affordable yet effective marketing and advertising tool.

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Pocket Notebooks

Pocket notebooks are awesome giveaways that can be immediately used by the customer or client.

It easily fits into a small bag or even in one’s shirt pocket. Its functionality is also second to none

since it can be used for taking notes, as a mini canvas for artists on the go, a scrapbook, or just about anything that your customer or client’s creativity would allow.

Refrigerator Magnets

Versatility is the key! Coming in all shapes and sizes, customers will surely appreciate this gift. The ideas for ref magnets as giveaways are vast. Your customers will surely remember you when they see your logo every time they grab something from their fridge.

Mugs

Of course, who would forget the mug? It is the perfect giveaway because it is useful 24-7. From your client’s first cup of coffee in the morning to their cup of hot chocolate at the end of a tiring day, the gift mug is an always-appreciated giveaway.

So remember, this Christmas…you don’t need fancy and expensive stuff to give your valued customers or clients some holiday cheer. These simple but highly useful gift ideas will surely make them smile and appreciate you and your business. When you give them these fantastic gifts, they are sure to give you back their gift of customer loyalty this Christmas.