What will corporate gift giving look like in the year 2024?
Corporate gifts remain a thoughtful way to show your organization’s appreciation for clients, as well as gratitude for employees. If it’s selected authentically, a corporate gift is a genuine gesture that says “thank you for your business” and “your loyalty is appreciated”. And when a unique touch is added to your gift – like personalization – it will show your recipients you’ve gone the extra mile.
Corporate gifts can be given for client appreciation, the holidays, a new hire, marketing efforts, and even for internal culture building. So where to start? Let The Vendry help you discover 50 of the hottest corporate gifts rolling into 2024.
Any gift given by a company to its staff or customers/clients can be considered a corporate gift. All corporate gifts should have one thing in common: each should be respectful of all professional boundaries. The gift should be a thoughtful token that is general enough in nature to not offend, but feel sufficiently personal, acknowledging the unique relationship between the giver and recipient. The right kind of gift should always connect people – whether at home or down the hall.
Internal or external, the right kind of corporate gift should always evoke a positive response. It’s simply a tried-and-true way of bonding directly with your internal audience. A gift that stands out will reign supreme. Lasting impressions lead to brand awareness, paving the way for loyalty and goodwill.
Be sure to give your gift selection the time and attention it deserves. Here are a few items to consider when shopping around:
Personalization. A handwritten note or a hang tag made out directly to the person by name always makes a gift next level. Try to work in some sort of personalization, no matter your budget.
Quality. If you are making a grand gesture, follow up with an item worthy of the way your company feels. There are too many good gift items out there, and your savvy clients and staff will know if you have skimped.
Be Humble. As tempting as it is to slap a logo on every gift, this is about showing gratitude to them, not promoting you. Save the promotional urges for swag bag items.
Audience. Research your recipient, internal or external, to find a corporate gift that reflects their personal lives, or maybe even the region in which they live.
The time to think about your corporate gifts for 2024 is right now. The Vendry has compiled some of the finest and most unique corporate gift giving ideas, broken down by category, for this coming year.
1. andSons Chocolates
If andSons Chocolates is good enough for Oprah’s “O List”, then it’s good enough for us! Since 1983, andSons has been delivering handmade European chocolates to discerning customers in Beverly Hills and beyond. Incorporate your client’s logo to customize a sampling of chocolates sent directly to your intended party. This custom chocolatier does all the heavy lifting for you. Choose to ship to multiple addresses, select your arrival date, or even take advantage of their hand-delivery offering in the Los Angeles area.
2. Baked Goods by Mini Melanie
Sisters Melanie and Diana Moss, winners of Food Network’s Chopped, own Mini Melanie, an out-of-this-world bakery that offers three tiered options for corporate gift giving. Each carefully packed box showcases their finest cake pops, cookies, truffles, or cookie cakes.
3. Truffle and BonBon Boxes
Bar & Cocoa makes it easy to give some of the world’s most delectable chocolate. Their award-winning truffles and bonbons come in customizable gift boxes, ensuring your gift arrives carefully and personalized. Check out their “Chocolate Bars of the World” gift box for a real wow factor this season.
There’s truffles, then there’s Vosges. Let their “concierge be your guide” as you select truffles to send your customers or employees. There are few experiences like Vosges truffles, created by master chocolatiers who use the world’s finest spices, nuts, roots, herbs, and liqueurs from around the globe.
5. Baked by Melissa
To send all your corporate gifts at once, Baked by Melissa has you covered (with frosting!). Choose from their mini cupcake samplers, wrapped in personalized gift boxes, done up in your choice of logos or colors. Pick your products and select the arrival date – even send Baked by Melissa your recipient list. Done!
6. Swag Giveaway
Brilliant, swag.com! Log on to swag.com and select the type of “giveaway” you want to launch for a build-your-own-gift bag. The site then sends a link to your recipient, they shop until their “bag” is full, and then it’s shipped right to them. Sounds like a win-win, for sure.
7. Mixology Mixer
Send a gift that has a 1-2 punch. Mixology Mixer will send your remote team or across-the-country clients a cocktail kit, then host a virtual hands-on mixing session. This woman-owned business has collaborated with top spirit brands to bring you choices like “Rum and Get It” and “You Had Me at Whiskey”. Ship, shake, stir, and sip!
Support your employee and black-owned businesses all at once by ordering a bespoke gift box specially curated by Bifties. Choose from boxes like “The Innovators Inspiration” or “The Milestone Master”, all filled with books by black authors or gifts by black designers.
9. Happy Hour Box
Mouth.com encourages companies to “give great taste” and they deliver with fun gifts and subscription choices. Their “It’s 5 o’clock Here” box includes a pineapple lime cocktail mixer, small-batch nibbles and spreads, spicy pistachios, and a cute canvas tote, all made in the USA.
10. Harry & David Seasonal Fruit Baskets
An originator in the corporate gifting world, Harry & David delivers remarkable, hand-crafted baskets season after season. When it comes time for your corporate gifts, look no further than their savory and sweet baskets, which overflow with ripe fruit, snacks, and collectibles.
11. Gifts for the Good Life
Pennsylvania-based Gifts for the Good Life has the market cornered on every kind of seasonal kit out there. From “Summer Survival” to a “Haute Toddy Kit”, count on GGL to deliver strategic brand extensions through innovative swag.
12. Lumio Lito
An award-winning, portable lamp, the Lumio Lito by any other means looks like a quaint book. But when opened, its pages fan out and will glow for an impressive eight hours. Customize your Lito by either choosing a refined leather finish or a colorful print, then select laser engraving, embossing, or more. This gift will light up your client’s life.
13. JBL Clip 4
Everyone knows the quality of JBL speakers, so why not share? Their bulk purchase program offers great discounted prices for large orders, like the Clip 4. Products can even be personalized with images, logos, or monograms.
14. Bamboo Charging Station
Custom order a MobileVision Bamboo 10-port Charging Station for your corporate gift, a clever desktop device that hides those nasty cords, keeping all your VIPs’ gadgets in one convenient, sharp-looking place.
15. Bellroy Electronics Organizer
For the real tech lover, Bellroy keeps all their beloved gadgets organized. Your employees or customers will appreciate a travel accessory for all their chargers, cords, headphones, etc. in a sleek case that exemplifies style and function.
16. Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones
Reward excellence with excellence. Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones are engineered to deliver premium sound with noise-canceling greatness, a hallmark of a great gift for 2024.
17. Custom AirPods Pro
As it ever shall be, Apple leads the way in tech, with a custom engraving option for the latest version of their AirPods Pro, making it a most righteous gift for top clients or personnel.
Knack has a, well, knack for offering the perfect gift basket for the occasion. Their wellness options include a “I Rose Above It” box complete with a pink quartz facial roller, as well as a “Better than Therapy” with a mindfulness coloring book and bath cube.
19. Stanley 1913
Give the gift of hydration with a personalized Stanley Beer Pint, Quench Flowstate, Everyday Wine, or Flip Straw tumbler. Upload an image, text, monogram, or graphic to gift a Stanley that will genuinely be carried everywhere.
20. Custom Golf Balls
If there’s a crowd that is discerning on their equipment, it’s golfers. So make sure to show you know your stuff by gifting custom golf balls from Titleist. And they are fast when it comes to customized printing. Your favorite golfer will have their gift in hand within ten business days.
A smart corporate gift is one that can be used again and again. Away luggage, bags, and travel accessories are a gift designed to last, and can be personalized with printing, embroidery, or engraving.
22. Healthy Snack Haul
Caroo makes mindful corporate gift giving a modern twist. Keeping better-for-you selections top of mind, craft a healthy snack basket to send to the office to show you care, all while keeping in your budget.
The fit-on-every-face, carbon neutral, polarized, sporty sunglasses brand goodr offers a sprinkle of light-heartedness to your corporate gift giving options.
24. The Dry Goods Beverage Co.
Non-alcoholic beverages are all the rage. Why not jump on the trend and send your clients some mocktail kits? The Dry Goods Beverage Co. offers up an old-fashioned, margarita, and even “Bees Knees” gift set. Invite your clients or colleagues to delight in full flavors for the holidays without the hangover.
25. Antonelli’s Cheese Shop
Right on trend, fresh cheeses, meats, and treats from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop is a charcuterie lover’s dream. This Austin-based, husband-wife team has been serving up some of the state’s finest selection of cured meats and aged cheeses with a mission of “do good, eat good”, partnering with programs that give back to the local community. Choose from charcuterie selections like “Taste of Texas” and ship your meat/cheese/treat boxes nationwide.
26. Bee America
Artisanal American honey could be one of the sweeter gifts your company could ever send. Woman-owned Bee America can put together gift sets for your organization that not only feature their organic honey, but products like lotion and lip balm. Your company could even arrange a virtual custom honey tasting experience. How sweet it is.
27. Santa Barbara Company Baskets
As a woman-owned California Certified Green Business, Santa Barbara Company knows how to give a gift clients want. They carefully curate baskets of all price points and taste levels, from wine to local tapenades. Don’t miss the “Best of Santa Barbara” set.
28. Olive & Cocoa Gourmet Food Baskets
It might be easier to list what isn’t an option for Olive & Cocoa’s overflowing, delectable food baskets. With cookies, nuts, popcorn, toffee, and even a “Bountiful Gatherings” crate, the options are as plentiful as their gifts. A personal account specialist will be assigned to you, guiding you through each delicious choice.
29. SnackBOX Movie Night Bundle
Complete with a one-night DVD rental code for Redbox, this sweet corporate gift contains all the classic movie theater candy you can dream of in a SnackBOX’s compact, red and white box.
30. Hot Chocolate Kit
BOXFOX delivers a comfy, thematic hot chocolate gift suite, complete with milk chocolate hot cocoa from Compartes, a mug, socks, and a fragrant candle. Pretty cozy indeed.
31. Restaurant Gift Cards
While it might be tempting to send your staff or clients to your favorite haunts, choosing to give gift certificates to large restaurant groups allows them to dine freely. Sending a gift card from restaurant conglomerates like Lettuce Entertain You or Union Square also go on to support the service industry we hold so dear.
32. Mini Rub Jars
Spiceology knows flavor, and its 12-pack of Mini Rub Jars lives up to the hype. And you can give knowing your gift is from a place that has a worldly view – the company cites sustainability, giving, equity, inclusion, and diversity as their “bigger picture”.
33. Roe Caviar
There are gifts, then there are gifts. Sending Roe Caviar to your clients, customers, or employees signifies that they are worth every penny. Monogram the Roe Caviar wooden box in either a small or large size, which features White Sturgeon Caviar sustainably farmed via aquaculture in California.
34. Whole Bean Coffee
Gift the comfort of coffee with sustainable, eco-friendly Driftaway, where you can personalize whole bean subscriptions with their beans-by-mail model. You can customize the roasts, the region, and even the compostable packaging.
This company knows corporate gifting, as it has designed baskets for Wall Street firms, Fortune 500 Companies, and major sports stars. Winebasket.com has design consultants just waiting to help you make a powerful, yet personal statement with your gift giving. Personalize the gift by adding a logo or name to the basket. This choice is all up to you – leave it to the professionals to stack your basket, or hand-pick your own selections. With all their upscale labels, there’s no wrong turn.
36. Clove & Twine COUP Metal Saber and Flutes Gift Case
All enveloped in a minimalist sleek package, celebrate your relationship with clients, partners, or coworkers with this bottle of craft Champagne and flutes, designed in sleek matte black, from Clove & Twine. Engrave your message on the metal label to round out the “wow” factor of this show stopping corporate gift.
37. Bean Box Coffee
Give your employees access to award-winning roasters and endless variety to some of the world’s finest artisan coffee. Bean Box has the market cornered on deluxe gift boxes or monthly subscriptions to keep the office percolating all year.
38. Rais Case
Fine leather goods with quality craftsmanship made in California, Rais Case can create wallets, crossbody bags, or totes all to reflect the individuality of your company or client. Work with one of their talented craftsmen to get the look and feel you want. Leather stamping is an art, and Rais Case has perfected it.
39. Holiday Spirit Box
With an impressive list of previously served clients, getting your recipients in the holiday spirit has never been easier than with Simone LeBlanc. With box options like “Good Tidings” and “Holiday Fine Food”, the company offers fully bespoke gifting selections sure to make a lasting impression.
40. Wine from VINEBOX
Sleek and intriguing, a gift box from VINEBOX is a tasting experience sure to impress anyone on your corporate list. Send a curated box of three, six, or nine wines, each sent in sexy packaging with single-pour tubes of wine.
41. Dawes Custom Lipstick
Typically, this type of treatment only happens in Las Vegas. But Dawes Custom Cosmetics offers your clients, customers, or colleagues the opportunity to create their own virtual custom lipstick or lip gloss via an online appointment. Send your recipient a link to have a viral lipstick party from anywhere in the world, which will include a bespoke custom color lipstick or lip gloss formulation, a choice of flavor and scent, and a name for their own shade.
42. Happy Socks
Hard not to feel anything but cheer when your employee or customers open a box of Happy Socks. Themed box sets by the stocking purveyor come in a range of prices and styles for everyone on your list.
43. Tote Bag
Give a slice of Americana with a Lands’ End tote bag. This canvas wonder is as much of a classic as it is practical, with monogramming and embroidery options aplenty.
44. B Floral Long-lasting Floral Arrangements
The professionals at B Floral know that everyone loves a little greenery around the office, but sometimes it’s hard to make it last. B Floral can customize a design like moss sculptures, succulent arrangements, and preserved floral arrangements for all your corporate gifts needs. A longer-lasting design could last for weeks (or months!) to come.
45. Indoor Putting Green
There isn’t a golf enthusiast around who wouldn’t want to take an afternoon break with the Perfect Putting Mat from the PGA Superstore. Order personalized practice balls to complete the set.
46. Professional Notebooks
Have your clients tell their story with a personalized Moleskine notebook. From screen printing, foil, blind debossing, or laser engraving for the cover, a corporate gift from Moleskin is anything but by the book.
47. YETI Rambler
If giving a quality gift is number one on your list, look no further than YETI. A Rambler Mug adorned with any kind of personalization is a high-quality, impressive way to say you care. Choose from a variety of colors and sizes.
48. Starbucks Gift Card
A surefire winner, any sort of gift from Starbucks is certain to be valued. Co-branded gift cards not only get your company name out there in the coffee world ether, but will be used time and again when your eco-conscious clients or staff reload their card.
49. Prodir Pen
Antimicrobial and coronavirus-inhibiting, the Hygiene Plus pen from Switzerland-based Prodir is a premier writing instrument made from antibacterial plastic, likely an appreciated gift during these times.
50. Ember Mug
The pioneer in the temperature-controlled mug space, Ember keeps your hot drink of choice perfectly set at your desired drinking temperature, all controlled by your phone. Work directly with Ember to design the smartest mug your VIPs will ever get their hands on.
Before jumping headfirst into your corporate gifting, plan for what your company-wide campaign will look like. Outlining what will go into your gifts and who will lead the charge will help avoid any bumps along your company’s generous road.
Recipient list. Are you targeting clients? Customers? Internal coworkers only? Leadership? Should your list be one of “tiers” of importance?
Budget per gift. What will be your basic cost for each gift? Can ordering more items bring the cost down, thus widening your recipients?
Shipping. What does the company you are ordering from offer in terms of shipping? Will they ship to multiple addresses? Do you prefer to have the items shipped to your company so you can hand-deliver?
Timing. Is this strictly a holiday gift? Should you consider sending something out after the new year instead?
Value alignment. Does the company you’ve selected for your gifts have a similar corporate social responsibility as yours?
Let The Vendry help you find the perfect corporate gift for 2024!