Our client needed customized gifts to present to their top tier guests and Brand Spirit was there to provide them with branded padfolios, fun fidget cubes & spinners, and sleek vacuum thermoses.
Marriott Fremont Hotel in Silicon Valley, California is one of the most popular full-service hotels in the area that’s perfectly located near many Bay Area attractions, including Napa Valley and the high-tech headquarters of Silicon Valley and Santa Clara.
The influx of guests was expected with the new remodeled units and the holidays in full swing. And to stay with the young and hip crowd of Silicon Valley, VIP guests were treated to a set of trendy branded gifts to make them feel even more special while staying in their suites.
Two of the most exciting and hot custom gifts on the list were the fidget cubes and spinners that jives with the “always in the scene” guests.
To stay on-brand, Marriott Fremont chose the shade of red that was closest to their colors.
Of course, every fancy international hotel is always ready with notepads for their guests. The client chose a beautiful non-woven curve padfolio in black and red to keep true to the brand colors. The folio has a convenient sleeve for loose notes, cards, and other documents.
Other custom gifts the client has also ordered in the past are USB Pens and vacuum thermoses that were also presented to guests and VIPs. As you can see, they have maintained the clean and simple style of their gifts even from way back.
Guests were delightfully surprised and showed much appreciation for the premium gifts they received.
We often look forward to the holidays but it can also be a stressful time. With many businesses rushing to close the books for the year on top of other daily concerns, the chaos of the season calls for gifts that also help calm the mind and sooth the spirit.
What better way to show thoughtfulness to your clients’ well being that luxe spa gift sets that can take with them during travel, or little personal care treats they can use at home during their down time. Here are fabulous spa gift sets you can explore for your holiday business gifts.
The plush neck and shoulder wrap is a great employee appreciation gift, holiday gift or even a thank you gift for nurses/doctor’s/hospital week. The warm, moist heat applied to the neck and shoulders or back is soothing and relaxing, and provides relief to tired muscles. The wrap is packaged in an imprinted case with an instruction card tied to the wrap. It’s affordable, useful, and under $25 (which is the usual limit to business gifts.)
The Luxurious Lavender Spa Set is reminiscent of a beautiful hammered copper bathtub. The 10″ tub is filled with our most loved spa products including a plush gel sleep shade and luxurious plush heat-able neck wrap, moisturizing natural lavender bath bomb, nourishing 2 oz lavender shea butter, 8 oz lavender body wash, 2 oz lavender foot soaking salts, and an Organic Lavender Tulsi Stash tea packet. This luxurious gift set is sure to please even the most discriminating tastes. The Spa Set is shrink-wrapped.
The black and white damask patterned gift box with a custom branded label holds an array of soothing bath and body products decorated with coordinating labels to create a cohesive, retail look. The gift set includes a 1 ounce relaxation hand and body lotion, 1 ounce relaxation body wash, 3 ounce relaxation soy candle, 1.25 ounce glycerin soap bar, black sleep shade and an herbal tea packet.
Tech items make the best holiday business gifts especially if you’re looking for something premium to give to clients or top employees. With everything going mobile, gadgets that help people go wireless should put your brand at the top of their nice list.
We’ve listed three of the latest customisable wireless earbud sets everyone will love!
Innovative design gives you the choice! The ATOM ™ Fusion Wireless Earbud Headset allows you to use the ATOM ™ as a single earbud or fuse the earbuds together with a small connecting cord for stereo sound. Listen to music, make and receive phone calls and activate Siri. Utilize up to; 3.5 hours of audio, 4 hours of talk time, and 40 hours of standby, all with one full charge (1-hour charge time). Rechargeable lithium battery charges with included micro-USB cable.
This wireless in-ear earbud is iPhone compatible, has a microphone to allow you to take and make calls, and it comes in a sleek case you can customize as an option. IPX4 waterproof which makes it great for the outdoors.
Free up your hands with this affordable, compact and high quality Bluetooth earpiece. Connect two smartphones simultaneously with this snazzy baby. Customize with a subtle imprint or leave it blank and top off with a personalized note for your clients.
In the highly competitive liquor brand space, it’s not always easy to stand out from all the other brands. A great way for spirit brands to garner attention on store shelves is with unique, creative packaging.
In an effort to boost brand awareness for a fast-growing vodka brand, our client had the vision to create custom bottlenecker bows to their specifications. Our client approached us for custom manufacturing and fulfillment. The bows needed to be custom printed on one side and have an elastic band on the backs to easily slip onto a bottle.
The challenge: they needed thousands of these custom made bows produced at a low cost and directly delivered (drop shipped) to a large customer list less than 30 days after the order was placed.
At Brand Spirit, we always love a good challenge. After our client approved the pre-production sample, the custom bottle bows were produced and delivered to our centrally-located fulfillment warehouse days ahead of schedule. The bows were then counted, packed and shipped out to the customer list the same day they arrived. Depending on their location, our clients’ customers received their shipments within 1-3 days of shipping (which was days ahead of schedule) with no rush shipping required. We love making our clients happy!
Need custom bottleneckers or creative packaging ideas? Contact us today.
The first rule of corporate gift giving is, it’s NOT personal gift giving. It’s crucial to keep in mind that the kind of gift you send will reflect directly on your business.
There certainly is an art to this client management practice and once you hit the nail in the head, your business is sure to benefit exponentially.
No logos on holiday gifts
While it might be tempting to add your logo on a premium holiday gift, sincerity can be best achieved if you leave it out. Instead, we recommend attaching a personal hand-written greeting card with your name and business. Adding printed materials like custom holiday cards, paper bags, or tote bags are acceptable locations for logos on business gifts.
Things to consider when gifting food items
Candies, pastries, artisan goods, and fruit baskets are popular corporate gifts all year round. When deciding on food gifts, be mindful of clients’ allergies and factor in how and when the package would arrive. Make sure that the gift arrives at optimum state.
The IRS Factor
Some companies are not allowed to accept gifts and your brand has to know which clients are covered by this rule. Business gifts are tax-deductible up to $25 per person for the tax year. Packaging, shipping and delivery are not part of this total. This is not a one-size-fits-all guideline. IRS publication 463 can offer more specifics.
Be aware of images and symbolism placed on packaging and on the gifts themselves. Doing basic research about other cultures goes a long way and pays off. If you’re sending to a substantial number of clients, choosing a more generic gift like the Michelin Guide to Restaurants is a safe but high-value gift.
Make a list
Take note of who received gifts, what the gifts were and their costs, and whether they were sent via courier or hand-delivered. This will be helpful for your business’ documentation of spend in case a report needs to be submitted to the finance department.
We at Brand Spirit pride ourselves in providing personalized customer support to help our clients find the best corporate gifts that follow best practices in for many industries.
Looking for a premium gift for real estate clients, fundraising donors, new investors, and other VIPs? The 2018 Michelin Guide to New York Cityrestaurants is the perfect add-on to your gift set. These also make wonderful additions to a PR kit for the press and special guests for company events.
In the past, people relied on the Zagat Guide to show them the top restaurants in the city but publishing will be discontinued for good starting next year. This means The Michelin Guide will be flying off the shelves even before the year ends so better hurry and get copies for your promotional campaign!
This book is the ultimate foodie guide for all the biggest cities in the world. Add your company’s logo or choose a nice photo to go along with your business name. Below is an example of how you can personalize and brand this premium business gift.
Summer is over and the holidays are almost here! It’s that time of the year again and everyone will soon be scrambling to find that perfect corporate gift to send to clients or employees. Since everyone is in extra giving mood, putting in more time (and budget) for a business gift is well worth it to set the mood of the last few months of the year.
We’ve put together some really cool, premium corporate gift ideas you can customize, personalize, and jazz up just in time for the holidays.
Can’t spend the holidays without wine. Get them a customized WINE GIFT SET. Presented in an elegant gift box with a bow on top, this must-have set comes with all the essentials for maximum vino enjoyment, including two 8.5 oz. Nuance wine glasses, a corkscrew, an aerator and a foil cutter. What a perfect gift for the holiday season or corporate incentive to promote increased productivity! Raise a toast to your brand today.
Set the mood with some nice holiday music using the BLUETOOTH SYMPHONY SPEAKER. This superpower 9W RMS powered speaker with time and alarm clock features mobile hands-free communication, digital display, supports TF card play, FM radio, USB, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 2200 mAh rechargeable battery. It’s perfect for your corporate management or employee incentive.
Be sweet and give’ em sweets. Create a custom package and gift your clients with the GODIVA MILK CHOCOLATE GIFT SET. This delicious gift comes with two 4 oz. packages of Godiva milk chocolate packaged in an elegant leatherette gift box. Add a note and make it a little more personal.
Feed the hungry techie side of the corporate team by giving them the SYNTHETIC LEATHER BLUETOOTH KEYBOARD CASE. This synthetic leather keyboard will turn your iPad into a notebook. The Bluetooth keyboard is removable, making it perfect for carrying with you separately from your electronic device. With your company name or logo imprinted on this electronics accessory you’ve got a sound marketing tool for your business!
A relaxation gifts basket like the TRANQUIL DELIGHT SPA BASKET is a heavy hitter when it comes to corporate gifts. Indulge in spa luxury with jumbo wicker basket with Cru de Provence 8 oz. Body Wash, 8 oz. Cru de Provence Body Lotion, and 12 oz. Bath Sea Salts. Wash away stress with a bath sponge, two 1.7oz botanical soap bars, and a wooden bath brush/massager combo. Cozy heatable neck wrap will help you to unwind. Tuck the lavender sachet under your pillow and enjoy sweet dreams! Lotion and Body wash have lavender & green tea blend fragrance.
A little sparkle for the holidays is a must. The METALLIC SLURPY TUMBLER WITH OREOS GIFT SEThas all the fuzziness and glitter of the holidays. It comes in a customizable box which makes it a wonderful premium business gift for the office.
Is your brand ready for the holidays? Start the planning as early as now!