We’ve been getting a ton of questions from past clients and even those who have never purchased from us before. You all want to know if we’re releasing a Pre-Designed Gift Collection again this year and the answer is “YES”! It will be available in our online shop by mid-November!
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Time to let you in on a little secret. You may recall our signature ‘Comfort & Joy’ gift design from last year. Well, it was such fan favorite that we’ve decided to bring it back again this year. But don’t worry! The rest of the collection will be completely fresh and new and rumor has it it will even feature some unconventional holiday colors!
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Now for the juicy details. The entire collection will be offered with free shipping and will include a handwritten notecard with a message of your choice. For more information, please reach out via our contact page or email us at email@example.com. We always love hearing from you!
If you regularly read our blog, or even just sometimes, you’ve probably heard me say that corporate gifts do not need to be boring or, as we like to say around here…”corporate-y”. Corporate swag should be well-curated, on-brand, and feel just as luxurious as other types of gifts such as wedding welcome gifts, mom-to-be gifts or even hostess gifts.
Today I’m sharing another example of non-boring corporate gifts, these for Utah First Credit Union for a recent event in Washington DC. The attendees would be spending a whole day walking Capitol Hill and therefore the goal for the gifts was to offer rest and relaxation following a long day on their feet!
Because the crowd was both male and female, it was important to create gender neutral gifts. We began with mini kraft boxes and filled them with Formulary 55 body polish, Sugarfina Pale Ale Pints, and a travel-sized candle with gold foil matchboxes! The black, white, and gold in these four items were absolutely perfect in appealing to both ladies and gents.
We also created custom paper to add Utah First’s branding to the welcome gift boxes. Mini notecards designed by Just Write Studios featured a welcome message from the company’s leadership along with their logo. In addition to the custom welcome notes, we also designed matching “relax & recover” gift tags with the logo as well.
Lastly, we finished the gifts off with soft grey satin ribbon to round out the client’s branding. The gifts were then hand-delivered to the Marriott Metro Center by our team. The best part is that these gifts were not the only ones that were gifted to the attendees. They also got traditional welcome gift boxes upon arrival on the very first day. Stay tuned as we’ll be sharing those soon as well!
As much as we love creating various types of custom gifts such as bridal party gifts, mitzvah welcome gifts, client gifts and groomsmen gifts, we also love corporate gifts. It’s our mission to make them less boring and more meaningful! To inquire about custom gift design, visit here or reach out via our contact page. We’d love to hear from you!
We selected natural pine boxes as the vessel to hold the gift contents and beyond that chose Compass Coffee tins, a set of cedar coasters with map etchings of various DC neighborhoods, and artisan chocolates featuring the DC monuments.
We love the versatility of this custom gift design and are highly considering making it available in our online shop where clients can order with no order minimums and shipping is included. What do you guys think?
Katie Durski, owner of branding and web design business Ribbon & Ink, has been a Marigold & Grey client from the very beginning. While we love ALL custom gift design projects that we decide to take on, we especially love when we get the opportunity to completely re-design corporate gifts on behalf of a long-time client of ours. Usually this is because their business is growing and they want to “up their game” in the client gifting department. Or, they’re celebrating a milestone in their business such as a re-brand. For Katie, it was both!
Katie works solely with female creative entrepreneurs so the look and feel of the gifts needed to be feminine to mirror the look and feel of her brand. We immediately chose a spa theme for the gifts in champagne, blush, ivory and white tones.
Contents included rose scented bath bombs, a chardonnay scented candle, Essie nail polish, chai tea, a tea cup with the Ribbon & Ink logo and an entire spool of Torn & Tied silk ribbon! To be honest, I’m not sure which item I’d be more excited to receive if I were the recipient of one of these. Each item is so high-end and special.
For the gift packaging, we selected chic, fresh white gift boxes and adorned them with champagne silk ribbon, also by Torn & Tied. (This means Katie’s clients received silk ribbon in two different colors…ahhh!!!!) We also included dried eucalyptus for an added accent.
We not only incorporated Ribbon & Ink’s branding with their logo on the tea cups, but as we also included it on their custom gift tags on the outside of the gifts. The tags were soft, airy and feminine, perfectly mirroring the Ribbon & Ink brand. In addition, the font used for the “thank you” text on each tag was the same font used throughout Katie’s website and marketing collateral.
Perhaps you’re aware of our Happily Ever After curated gift box? This gift design, perfect for engagement gifts and client gifts, has been one of our best sellers from the very beginning and while we’ve happily swapped out the gender-specific mugs and soaps to accommodate same sex couples, we are proud to officially offer the ‘Mr & Mr’ and ‘Mrs & Mrs’ versions in our online shop. We want all of our couples (and our customers who gift to them) to feel welcome. By officially adding these same-sex gifts to the shop as opposed to offering them a “special request” as we have previously, we finally feel that our online shop reflects a high-end gifting experience for ALL.
The Mr & Mrs
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The Mrs & Mrs
And now for the new designs! As with before, the gift boxes contain gourmet shortbread cookies, an artisan candle by Brooklyn Candle Co, and signature tea towel with “Happily Ever After”. But now, the “Mrs & Mrs” will reflect a pair of Mrs. mugs along with a pair of “Hello Gorgeous” soaps!
The contents are carefully packaged in a beautiful pine wood gift box with cover and finished off with ivory ribbon and “congrats” calligraphy gift tag! Dried eucalyptus as accent too! We will include a hand-written note on your behalf and drop ship directly to the recipients.
We’ve always welcomed ALL couples but are happy to take steps to make it even more apparent by adding these to our online collection. We welcome your feedback. Please drop us a note in the comments or reach out via our contact page. To check out the collection, go HERE!
Recently, a corporate client came to us with two main requirements for this corporate gift box project for an event at Salamander Resort and Spa. The first? The gifts must be Virginia-themed since most all attendees would be flying in from out of town for the conference taking place in Middleburg, Virginia. Secondly, the gifts must include a local keepsake in addition to edibles.
Perhaps you’ll remember from previous posts where we discuss what to include in your welcome gifts, most all custom gifts that we design feature a salty snack and a sweet treat as a good foundation for the gift. In this case, we opted for Virginia peanuts as well as a custom cookie in the shape of a helicopter (mirroring the client Phi Air Medical’s fleet of black and yellow helicopters!) And of course, can’t forget the water! It’s another staple item.
Now for the local keepsake! We opted for leather koozies with the Virginia silhouette. These were not only slightly masculine but also on-theme. We knew they were perfect for this custom gift design project the moment we laid our eyes on them!
As with most corporate event swag, we like to include marketing collateral so when guests check in they immediately have an idea of their agenda for the duration of their stay. For this project, we positioned the booklets on top of all of the gift contents so they’d be seen as soon as the boxes were opened.
These corporate welcome gifts had simple packaging but a few special pieces really took them to a whole new level. What do you think? Let us know in the comments or reach out via our contact page. For more information on our Custom Gift Design Service, please visit here!