Corporate gift ideas for your clients

Clients and customers are extremely valuable to an organization. Maintaining good client relations is essential for a long lasting association. The easiest way to build a better relationship with your clients is to present them with thoughtful gifts on special occasions. Here are a few gifting ideas that are perfect for clients.

Pen set

A pen set consisting of an ink pen, an ink pot and a ball point pen is a classic corporate gift idea for clients. This gift will never go out of style.  There are so many variations that it is quite easy to find an option that will suit your client’s style and preference. A pen set is especially viable if your organization has a large portfolio of clients that you need to send gifts to. A pen can be used for more than just writing, if you can get a variant with a USB device that has a considerable storage capacity to present to your clients.

corporate gifts
corporate gifts

Gourmet gift basket

Another classic corporate gift idea is a customized gourmet gift basket. A gourmet gift basket can contain a lot of things. It can be a tea basket that can contain a variety of herbal and floral tea leaves, or a spa basket. If it is a basket that contains eatables, always ensure that it has a mixture of flavors. Everybody likes the classics like perfectly baked cupcakes, cookies, cakes and brownies to name a few. Plus this gift can be shared by the client with their team making it an effective gift.

Gourmet gift basket
Gourmet gift basket

Table clock with multiple time zones

A beautiful table clock that displays multiple time zones is also a gift that your client will appreciate. You can add to the value of this gift if you can find a table clock that is multi-purpose as well. So your client can stock their stationary in it, or a table clock with a planner, or one with a phone charging docket and charger are wise bets.

Leather portfolio

Every executive needs a portfolio that can contain his notepad or tablet, pens, business cards and other documents in a compact case that is trendy and easy to carry. A plush leather portfolio will win you favor from your clients. They will be reminded of you every time they use it, which is probably often. It is a unique corporate gift that is both utilitarian and sophisticated at the same time.

Crystal cube paperweight or showpiece

Present your client with an exquisitely crafted crystal cube. Your clients can use them as a paperweight on their desk or even as a showpiece. The best feature of this unique corporate gift is that you can easily get it customized to match your preferences.

It is always advisable to send out all your corporate gifts especially to your clients with a well thought out and meaningful handwritten note. It adds that personal touch and makes a positive impression.

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Make cookie gift baskets last longer

Sweet treats and most home baked cookies, brownies and cakes take less time to disappear than to prepare. The problem arises when you have to store them for a longer time, what if you wish to include them in a thank you gift baskets for someone? You don’t want all the effort and love put into it to go waste.

thank you gift baskets
thank you gift baskets

Here are few helpful tricks to ensure the lucky recipient gets your sweet treats just the way you want them to.

Cookies

Cookies can be easily stored at room temperature in an air-tight container for 2-3 days. The trick here is to keep a slice of bread in the container to maintain the moisture content of the cookies. The humidity and climate of where you live also makes a difference. Those living in a city with a dry climate should store cookies in a jar with a loose-fitting lid, whereas those living in a humid climate should cover them tightly.

cookie gift baskets
cookie gift baskets

Cakes

Unfrosted cakes can last up to a week if wrapped in plastic wrap or covered in foil. The trick is to cool the cake completely before wrapping it.  First cool it in the pan and once you are able to touch it with your fingers, remove it from the pan and let it cool again on the wire rack.

Brownies

Similar to cakes, allow your favorite chocolate brownies to first cool completely before storing it in an air-tight container. Wrap these cooled and cut brownies in 2-3 layers of plastic wrap or store them in an air-tight container. Keep them in the freezer if you want to enjoy it for a longer period of time, they can last up to 3 months in the freezer!

chocolate brownies
chocolate brownies

Fudge

To retain the moisture of the fudge first cut them into pieces and then wrap them in wax paper and then in foil. Now place the wrapped fudge inside an air-tight container for extra protection. This prevents the fudge from becoming dry and crumbly.

Make sure you store all these sweet treats in the freezer and not the refrigerator when saving them for consuming at home. Alternatively, you can purchase delicious cookie gift baskets online to avoid the hassle of storing them. Baked goods purchased online are wrapped beautifully and in a way that they remain fresh for many days after reaching the recipient.

Different container options for bakery gift baskets

Special occasions demand for a variety of gift baskets. They come wrapped prettily with a range of products. From eatables to health related products, gift baskets are an easy yet wonderful token. You can choose to buy gift baskets online or assemble them yourself.

Assembling a gift basket is not as difficult as you might think. Simply bake up a storm and assemble the goodies in a hamper of your choice. Bakery gift baskets and other hampers usually come in baskets made from cane. But there are a variety of other containers that you can use to assemble a delightful hamper. Here is a list of things that you can use instead of the usual baskets, which are fun and equally beautiful.

Red Velvet Classic Dessert Cake!

  • Glass jars

Glass jars are the new favorites of all gourmet chefs. From serving up smoothies to deconstructed pies, jars are the new rage of the gastronomical world. You can just as well easily use them in your households to present your gifts in. If you are assembling a family gift basket, it is important that you sterilize the jars. Boil water in a large vessel and add two-three tablespoons of white vinegar or citric acid in it. Turn off the heat and immerse the jars and let them stay for half an hour. Remove them carefully and dry them with a clean kitchen towel and use as per your convenience.

  • Trays

If cane baskets have become boring for bakery gift baskets, use trays as an alternative. Trays come in a variety of materials such as plastic, glass, wood and even cane. Pick a tray in a solid color or in a beautiful print according to the kind of hamper you want to assemble. Decorate it with ribbons and twine and put your goodies in them to present it to your loved ones.

  • Pots

Use clay pots for family gift baskets. A clay pot can be easily sterilized with the help of liquid detergent. After washing the clay pots you can easily line it with tin foil or cling wrap before you start putting in your goodies.

  • Bowls

Large plastic bowls or old glass bowls that have chipped act as good holders for your bakery gift baskets.  You can easily camouflage the chips and scratches with a few decorations such as small paper flowers or bows in bright colors.

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Jute containers

Jute containers are a 100% natural product and are a good substitute for cane baskets. They can be painted or dyed in various colors. Jute holders can be reused multiple times and are durable. Sympathy gifts can be easily wrapped in jute containers.

Cookie gift baskets and other gifts for pet memorial services

Someone very wisely said that, “Not every person knows how to love a dog, but every dog knows how to love a person.” The loss of a beloved pet is traumatic for pet owners. However, navigating the social niceties of such a singular occasion can be quite challenging.

thank you gift basket
thank you gift basket

Expressing your condolences is usually most appropriate, however if the pet owner is a close friend or relative then sympathy gifts are an effective way to express your sympathy. Choosing an appropriate gift may be tricky. Here’s a list of gifts that you may want to present your loved ones on the death of a pet.

  • Mugs embossed with pictures

It is easy these days with the help of various social media networking sites to obtain a good picture. Use the picture of the pet, or even a picture that has your friend and their pet and get it embossed on a mug. Offering a warm beverage container such as a mug with the pet’s picture makes a good sympathy gift.

  • Inspirational quote plaque

Words can be comforting and a repetition of such words may prove helpful. Get a plaque or a frame that has an inspirational quote on it to lessen the bereaved person’s grief.

cookie gift baskets
cookie gift baskets
  • Cookie gift baskets

You can never go wrong with carefully assembled cookie gift baskets. These hampers come loaded with treats such as cookies, jams, marmalades, muffins, cupcakes, etc. Cookie gift baskets can be replaced with a tea hamper if your loved ones enjoy tea. Herbal teas are known to be comforting during tough times.

  • Soft toys

People who own pets love to cuddle with them and play with them. After the loss of a pet, a person misses the warmth of an embrace. For these reasons, soft toys prove to be thoughtful sympathy gifts that may help your loved ones recover from their loss.

  • Snow globe

A snow globe almost always manages to bring a smile to people’s faces. Presenting a person with a snow globe is a great idea, especially if it is customized. Get the name of the pet and your friend inscribed on the base of the snow globe, or even get a meaningful quote etched on it. If you feel that a snow globe is not enough, you can always present a cookie gift basket along with it.

Sugar and chocolate rich gift baskets for women

According to research, Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD affects 25 million Americans, a larger portion of whom are women. Cortisol is a hormone responsible for increasing stress in humans. It’s presence in varied levels cause depressions of various kinds. The prescribed cure to which is consumption of serotonin. The easiest source of serotonin in your body is the consumption of sugar.

gourmet gift baskets
gourmet gift baskets

Serotonin cures depression

The advantage of consuming sugar is that it produces serotonin. It is a mood enhancer. Serotonin is responsible for uplifting your mood and providing confidence. While you can’t exactly open the sugar jar and eat it by the spoonful, a good way to get your daily level of serotonin is by ordering gourmet gift baskets that will contain sugary delights made with healthy ingredients. It will also give you a boost of confidence and a lot of happiness.

A Swedish study has affirmatively concluded that if women consume chocolate the size of two chocolate bars every week, it reduces the chance of a heart attack by 20%. The study further goes onto prove that chocolates are responsible for reducing blood clots, which will result in smoother blood flow in the body.

Gift baskets for women that contain chocolate cookies, cupcakes, rugelach and brownies among other delectable sugary and chocolate delights are a good way for women to get their dose of chocolate. These treats can be easily selected and ordered online, whether you want to treat your best friend or indulge in some chocolaty goodness yourself!

gift baskets for women
gift baskets for women

Chocolate scientifically makes you happy

It is a well-known fact that chocolates release endorphins. Endorphins are the hormones that are released by the brain when people are happy. The aroma of chocolate itself affects brain chemistry in a positive way. Women especially have to adhere to many limitations regarding the food they eat. For the better part of the month they have to eat clean. Which means less red meat, dairy products but lots of fibre and protein. However every few days, indulging in a few delicious sweet treats can help regulate hormones and keep those awful sugar cravings at bay.

In addition to these, chocolates have a lot of other advantages. They contain flavonoids which are full of anti-oxidants. Chocolate also works wonders for your skin and are being used in cosmetics as well.

And most importantly chocolate and sugar are deeply associated with childhood. Most people have memories of their loved ones baking goodies for them. Mothers all over the world have fed their children cookies and cake for generations, so they can’t possibly be all that bad.

Check before you order gourmet gift baskets

Expressing gratitude with a token of appreciation is a thoughtful gesture. It also helps to show someone that you acknowledge their contribution and presence in your life. A gift is special to both the person who is giving it and to the person who is receiving it.

It is convenient these days to order gourmet gift baskets for your loved ones or for the people you wish to express something to. The most commonly expressed emotions include gratitude, sympathy and appreciation.  Since these gift baskets involve emotion it is only right that they are chosen with great care.

gourmet gift baskets
gourmet gift baskets

There are several online services that offer gourmet gift baskets. It is in your hands to see past the marketing tactics and choose the perfect one for the occasion. A few factors that will help you determine whether an online shop will provide you with genuine service are as follows:

  • Quality ingredients

Most online gift delivery services claim to use the best ingredients in their products.  You should not be deceived by pictures. A gourmet gift basket should be made up of using gourmet ingredients. Chocolate is a common flavor that is used in most gourmet gift baskets made of baked goodies. Good quality chocolate will include 70% cocoa. Read the product description on the website carefully before placing your order.

  • Pack it right

It is important that the sympathy gifts that you picked out so thoughtfully are delivered with care. Packing the gift is as important as the gift itself. A shabbily wrapped gift is not appealing to anyone. However, a simple gift, wrapped beautifully, looks exquisite and makes the receiver feel more special.  So be mindful of how your gift is going to be wrapped and packaged.

sympathy gifts
sympathy gifts
  • Deliver perfection

An online service may claim to have a variety of delivery options. They should ideally deliver it to your recipient’s preferred address at a scheduled time. Choose the service with the best delivery options, especially if you are sending out corporate gifts.

corporate gifts
corporate gifts
  • Storage value

When choosing to order sympathy gifts online, especially a basket of eatables for a funeral, make sure to check the shelf life of the products. Chances are that you will not be the only person offering your commiserations by way of a gift basket. It is therefore pertinent that you order gifts that have a long shelf life and won’t spoil in a day.

  • Gluten-free products

When sending out gourmet gift baskets that contain decadent delights such as cookies, muffins, Bundt cakes, rugelach etc. to congratulate someone or as corporate gifts, be mindful of allergies. Choose a website that offers a range of products which are gluten-free but do not compromise on the taste.

Checklist before ordering a gourmet gift basket

Expressing gratitude with a token of appreciation is a thoughtful gesture. It also helps to show someone that you acknowledge their contribution and presence in your life. A gift is special to both the person who is giving it and to the person who is receiving it.

It is convenient these days to order gourmet gift baskets for your loved ones or for the people you wish to express something to. The most commonly expressed emotions include gratitude, sympathy and appreciation.  Since these gift baskets involve emotion it is only right that they are chosen with great care.

gourmet gift baskets
gourmet gift baskets

There are several online services that offer gourmet gift baskets. It is in your hands to see past the marketing tactics and choose the perfect one for the occasion. A few factors that will help you determine whether an online shop will provide you with genuine service are as follows:

  • Quality ingredients

Most online gift delivery services claim to use the best ingredients in their products.  You should not be deceived by pictures. A gourmet gift basket should be made up of using gourmet ingredients. Chocolate is a common flavor that is used in most gourmet gift baskets made of baked goodies. Good quality chocolate will include 70% cocoa. Read the product description on the website carefully before placing your order.

  • Pack it right

It is important that the sympathy gifts that you picked out so thoughtfully are delivered with care. Packing the gift is as important as the gift itself. A shabbily wrapped gift is not appealing to anyone. However, a simple gift, wrapped beautifully, looks exquisite and makes the receiver feel more special.  So be mindful of how your gift is going to be wrapped and packaged.

  • Deliver perfection

An online service may claim to have a variety of delivery options. They should ideally deliver it to your recipient’s preferred address at a scheduled time. Choose the service with the best delivery options, especially if you are sending out corporate gifts.

corporate gifts
corporate gifts
  • Storage value

When choosing to order sympathy gifts online, especially a basket of eatables for a funeral, make sure to check the shelf life of the products. Chances are that you will not be the only person offering your commiserations by way of a gift basket. It is therefore pertinent that you order gifts that have a long shelf life and won’t spoil in a day.

  • Gluten-free products

When sending out gourmet gift baskets that contain decadent delights such as cookies, muffins, Bundt cakes, rugelach etc. to congratulate someone or as corporate gifts, be mindful of allergies. Choose a website that offers a range of products which are gluten-free but do not compromise on the taste.