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Corporate Gift Ideas to Reward Employees

We’re British so we’ll just get straight to the point: where would your company be without your employees?

Maybe it’s a little more sobering to ask, what would have happened to your company without your employees in the last half a year?

When employees go over and above, they should be rewarded for their contribution. This is particularly true during hard times.

We’re going to look at why and how you can show your appreciation for your employees and give you some ideas for corporate gifts that will leave a lasting impression.

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Why Are Corporate Gifts a Good Idea?
Corporate Gift Ideas
Shopify Case Study

Why Are Corporate Gifts a Good Idea?

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to adapt beyond anyone’s wildest imaginations and there are many things that have been instrumental in enabling that change, from technology to firewalls to budget allowances.

However, this is your friendly reminder that it would not have been possible without your employees.

Now, we’d argue that corporate gifts are always a great way of rewarding your employees and we’d have no problem helping you identifying the occasions to do so, be it a birthday, congratulations, wedding or new baby – we’ve got you covered!

Gifting your employees also demonstrates that you’re grateful for them. You value their input and you have recognised their hard work. Everyone can say thank you – it takes a couple of seconds to write or type it. However, if you take the time to select a gift that they would actually like (we’re looking at you basic branded mugs!), then you’re really going to make that employee feel special.

A lot of us are working from home at the moment and it’s a big change. We’re missing the liveliness of a busy office, the laughs and jokes with our colleagues and the spontaneous moments that Zoom just doesn’t create.

A knock at the door, featuring an unexpected gift from the company they’ve been working hard for, is really going to put a smile on your employees’ faces.

Why are we calling them corporate gifts? Well, because these gifts can be branded using your company’s colours, logos and style. This showcases your company in a way it has never been seen before.

The beauty of our corporate gifts is that they aren’t things you’d find every day. We select the best of British products from independent businesses to create a luxury and original gift box or hamper.

Our gifts are full of decadent treats, will delight employees and they give back to small businesses? It’s a match made in HR heaven.

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Corporate Gift Ideas

Here’s our pick of the best corporate gifts to suit employees of all tastes and preferences. Any of the selections you see below can be branded to show off your corporate colours and logo. We also include a branded complements slip with a handwritten gift note to give that extra personal touch.

Make sure you keep scrolling to see what we produced for Shopify’s recent virtual event!

Alcoholic Corporate Gift Ideas for Employees

Because, let's be honest, the Zoom fatigue is real and a beautiful rhubarb gin would be a welcome 5pm wind down.

Check out our range of alcoholic gifts below.

The Ginvestigator:



The Yorkshire Merchant:




The Yorkshire Rose:

Mini Gin and Tonic Gift Set

The Scout:

The beer in this unique gift set is made using leftover artisan bread! Now that's sure to be an office talking point?

More boozy options.

Corporate Gifts for A Sweet Tooth

A box full of scrumptious goodies is sure to be a welcome surprise. The best thing about these luxury treats is that they are all made by small batch, independent producers, right here in the UK.

This means that, by default, they are more environmentally friendly and are free from all the preservatives often found in mass produced items. Your employees likely won't have come across these delightful treats before...

The Pioneer:

The Chocoholic:


Corporate Gifts for Vegans

We can cater for most dietary preferences and the vegan fudge featured in this hamper is to die for!

The Vegan Knave:



Budget Corporate Gifts:

Everyone has a budget and, if we’re being honest, 2020 hasn’t been kind to us.

If you still want to reward your hardworking staff, thank them for their hard work during this truly bizarre time but not hurt your already stretched budget, then you’re in the right place.

Our ‘Letterbox’ range is exclusively for corporate customers. It’s exactly what it says on the tin: a giftbox that will fit right through their letterbox, filled with treats – little but luxury!

Below are some examples we’ve done for existing clients.

 Letterbox Corporate Gift Example

Letterbox gift example to welcome new home owners

corporate letterbox gift example

Corporate gifts to thank employees for great service during COVID-19

If you’d like to know more about the Letterbox Options, please contact us.

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Shopify Case Study

We were thrilled when we were approached by Shopify to create some branded gift boxes for a virtual event due to COVID-19.

Shopify wanted their team to be able to have a shared experience and feel connected, even though many of them were miles apart. Enjoying tasty treats together as they all sat down to watch a briefing over a Zoom call helped facilitate just that.

The team at Shopify selected The Barista option from our website. They sent over their brand guidelines, colour schemes and gift messages to be included and that was that! The whole project was turned around and delivered in less than two weeks.

 Shopify Corporate Gift Example

On the morning of the event, our social media started buzzing. Shopify’s partner team had received their gifts and were taking to Instagram to show off their luxury treats.

Shopify Corporate Gift Shown on Social Media

Here’s what Shopify had to say about working with us:

"It was a dream working with the British Gift Co. — helping craft custom baskets full of delicious and special local goods was almost too good to be true.
They worked perfectly within our timelines and budgets, a flawless fit for anyone hoping to surprise and delight your team members."

— Caitlin Teed, Experiential Marketing, Shopify

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So, how can we create you the perfect corporate gift that shows off your brand and leaves a lasting impression?

We’ll listen to you to make sure we capture your unique brand image and tone - whether that is playful and modern or classy and sophisticated.

We’re up for the challenge and we’re bursting with ideas and enthusiasm.

Get in touch today here.