We’ve been chatting to a few corporate customers recently and a lot of people enquire about branded ribbon or coffee mugs. This got us thinking about how to use local business in making corporate gifts for a more natural and handmade feel. Handmade gifts, one would assume, would also be a more treasured gift resulting in ongoing brand presence.
A fantastic gift idea that we love is mugs made by a local potter. We’ve seen some great designs out there and a potter is likely to be able to offer a close match to a customer’s corporate colours. For example, a real estate might have a funky sketch of a house on their mug, using their corporate colours (or not) and adding a personalised message like ‘Good luck in your new home from [business name]’. What a cool house warming present to receive!
Another great idea is personalised wine and beer. Basically, a good local (Australian) drop with corporate branding and message on the label instead of the wine or beer label. A great Christmas present idea with nice Christmasy theme.
Food for thought!