Between virtual events and working from home (or being in an office maintaining 6 feet of distance) human connection is seriously lacking thanks to the new normal.
Because we could all use a pick-me-up, what better way than with a gift straight to your door? From digital swag bags and food-focused care packages to completely customizable gift boxes, these pandemic-friendly gifting options from companies across North America will surely brighten up the day of a client, employee or team member.
To kick off the new year, Gifts for the Good Life curated a branded toolkit with working professionals and 2021 must-haves in mind. Think everything from notepads and a desktop grow kit to UV sanitizer, aromatherapy spray and screen-cleaning supplies, plus coffee and trail mix for those much-needed midday pick-me-ups. (Photo: Courtesy of Gifts for the Good Life)
Toronto-based corporate gifting company Unwrapit embraced the industry's changes by creating a virtual platform designed with over 100 experiential, digital and charitable offerings—all delivered virtually via a gift portal that manages all recipients and gifts while keeping corporations within budget. Treat your client, teammate or employee to an e-book, a digital Starbucks gift card, a Netflix subscription and more. (Photo: Courtesy of Unwrapit)
Los Angeles-based Vegancuts rang in 2021 by launching its Corporate Box program. The completely customizable snack box celebrates a vegan lifestyle while offering executives the opportunity to show appreciation to their employees (because nothing screams "thoughtful" quite like a box of snacks you curated based on what you know your staff enjoys). Vegancuts' Corporate Snack Boxes range from $20 to $60. (Photo: Courtesy of Vegancuts)
Female-founded Cheers in a Box successfully pivoted during the pandemic from an event design business to a hospitality-based gift delivery service. Boxes range from a Moscow Mule Cocktail Kit to a VIP Box (pictured) with wine, snacks, upscale accessories and customizable "Favorite Things" choices. Select gift boxes can be paired with one of six turnkey virtual experience options perfect for team building, such as Macaron Decorating and Napa Valley Wine Tastings hosted over your platform of choice with games, expert mixologists, bakers, crafting experts and livestreamed music. (Photo: Courtesy of Cheers in a Box)
Los Angeles-based Gifts for Good's custom gifting program allows each box, presentation and product inside to be personalized and delivered to up to 2,000 recipients. With a Goodwill-run print shop and fulfillment center designated to provide jobs to individuals with employment barriers in Southern California, Gifts for Good has been tapped for gift distribution by brands such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, among others. (Photo: Courtesy of Gifts for Good)
Festivál Gifting in New York is delivering all you need to enjoy a cocktail on the couch with a gift box complete with a signature Festivál Large- Batch Cocktail, plus ingredients for two to make their own drink with farm-to-bar-to-your-door ingredients such as rye whiskey, vermouth and bitters. To take at-home happy hour to the next level, opt for a 45-minute corporate or private mixology session on offer via Zoom. (Photo: Courtesy of Festivál)
The Flower Club is a biweekly bouquet delivery service created by Roberto Gonzalez Flowers in order to brighten up an event professional’s mood and Chicago-based workspace. Starting at $65 every two weeks, 30 unique stems are delivered with florist-quality cutting shears and a step-by-step guideline on how to make your own professional-looking bouquet. (Photo: Courtesy of Roberto Gonzalez Flowers)
While corporate in-person gatherings remain on hold, Atlanta-based Affairs to Remember is offering the next best thing: a catered picnic meal for two delivered in a custom-branded picnic basket. Entree options include herb fired salmon, Champagne dijon chicken, salad nicoise, mustard glazed beef tenderloin and a vegan garden picnic, complete with a side, beverage and dessert. (Photo: Courtesy of Affairs to Remember)
Recently, gourmet food company Noble Knight tapped Specialties Plus of NC for a custom gift box to send to their employees filled with ground coffee, a coffee tumbler, a chenille blanket, artisanal peanut butter cups and a custom notecard. Starting at $123.28 for 10 units, the North Carolina-based, eco-friendly promotional distributor can create a custom gifting experience like this one for you and your remote team. (Photo: Courtesy of Specialties Plus of NC)
For a gift truly tailored to your team, Seattle-based Knack pairs you with an account manager to collaborate and produce a personalized experience delivered in a branded box. Because gifts are an extension of a company's values, Knack puts no limit on what's paired together and how. For example, the financial advisors at EP Wealth tapped Knack for a holistic gift to send to clients during these stressful times—think a calming box filled with candles, body scrubs and succulents. (Photo: Courtesy of Knack)
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