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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 committed, valuable employees since the dreaded "C" word became a firm fixture in our vocabulary?

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.

Whilst the UK is showing some signs of normality beckoning, we still have a way to go before we can coin the term "Post-Pandemic" and many businesses are still navigating their most difficult period yet.

It's no secret that businesses have been relying on the commitment and dedication of their employees to get through the changes and the ongoing uncertainty, amongst their own personal worries. 

Now, business gifting was a thing long before the pandemic. Popular in America and Asia, business gifting is seen as a luxury, thoughtful way to thank clients and appreciate staff.

The act of gifting staff and clients is thought to improve engagement, show appreciation, strengthen relationships and increase a brand's recognition. 

In the UK, demand for business gifts skyrocketed in the run up to Christmas 2020. According to data from Google Trends, searches for "gifts for staff" were the highest on record in the first week of December last year. 

In the absence of Christmas parties and an unwelcome amount of time away from our "office family," a knock at the door, with an unexpected parcel, saw corporate gifts became a way of reconnecting with much missed faces.

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

We have a range of gift ideas to suit your business requirements. You can view our ready-to-go gift hampers or take a look at our range of bespoke gift boxes which can be beautifully branded with an elegant ribbon or custom designed box sleeve.

Branded corporate gift boxes example with branded ribbon and custom designed box sleeve 

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.

Ginquisitive - Gin Taster Gift Box:



The Merchant - Luxury Rum Hamper:



The Tippler - Mini Alcohol Taster Set:

More boozy options.


Budget Corporate Gifts:

Everyone has a budget and, if we’re being honest, 2020 wasn't 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.

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