Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Gift Guide: Corporate Gifting

It's time to get serious about holiday gifting. Thanking your business partners is one of the most complicated giftings of the season. Your presents need to represent the ethos of your company and appropriately show gratitude to those who support you throughout the year.

It's also important not to go overboard, you don't want your gift to seem like a bribe. On the flip side, you don't want to send a gift a fruit basket to someone who entrusts you with a mega-size portfolio or trusted you to list their $30-million brownstone.

Below are a few ideas to thank your customers and business partners. As for employees, everyone appreciates cash.





The Baccarat Eyelit vase is the perfect item to make a genuine statement of gratitude. The price point ranges from $11,900 for the extra large but the small size is $540.

A Rimowa suitcase is just the right message to gift someone who has been working hard on your behalf. We love that there are also a number of price points from which to choose. The Rimowa Stealth carryon is $1,375 and can turn heads even in a First Class lounge. It's made of aluminum and magnesium and is more poised than the over-hyped Supreme-Rimowa collaboration. A less expensive option is the Rimowa Essential carryon for $540. We are sure it will be cherished just as much as the Stealth.

The holiday season is about celebrating. What better way to mark the event with this quirky Alessi Anna G Corkscrew. It's just $70 (and Bloomingdales is offering a 25% off.) You can send the corkscrew alone or pair it with a bottle of wine.

Forget about the clichรฉ candle. This season we have our eyes on the Diptyque electronic diffuser. It's essentially a plug-in air freshener and you refill it with your favorite scented cartridge. The electronic element is $350 and the scented cartridges are $38. There is even an electronic diffuser for the car that's $60.

Last year, we were all gifted with a  Lineige travel beauty kit. I fell in love with the products so much that I recently bought full-size versions of each item. The Korean brand beauty kit is just $25 and is everything you need to pamper yourself before, during and after traveling. If you have a bigger budget you can spring for the Dyson hairdryer- OUAI set. The iconic hairdryer comes with Ouai leave-in conditioner, hair & body oil, memory mist, and texturizing hairspray and the price is $399-- the same as the dryer alone but has a "value" of $465.

Most of these gifts are very female oriented. Surprised? For a man, we suggest a Prada card holder ($117), Apple AirPods ($159), a Nintendo Switch ($299), a Gucci belt ($450) or a helicopter ride to an area airport on Blade ($900-$1100).

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