Saying thank you to a team member or client is as important today as it was 20 years ago. We have just emerged from 2 years of unprecedented work-force struggles with home-working mixing with home-schooling, and business relationships have been forged over zoom and teams calls rather than in person.
Now we are slowly heading back to offices and in-person meetings, now more than ever is a great time to say a big thank you to the people who have helped us navigate through the murky waters of the past few years.
Whilst the bribery act of 2010 is intended to stop corruption and bribery on a corporate scale, it is most definitely not intended to prevent companies from giving small gifts to employees and clients.
Why shouldn’t we continue to say a big thank you to an outstanding colleague or to celebrate a successful project with a client? If things have been getting a tad rocky between you and an old client (or friend), say sorry and make them smile with a well thought through gift.
So here at Microbarbox HQ we have pulled together some of the best corporate gifts that you can send to your team or clients to say a big “thank you” for being fantastic (and yes, it does include ourselves, but in our humble opinion our corporate-branded gift boxes make the perfect company gift).
Microbarbox - Cocktail gift boxes - https://www.microbarbox.com/corporate-gifts
One of the newest, and on-trend, entrants to the UK’s corporate gifting scene (well we would say that wouldn’t we), the commercial team at Microbarbox want to put a smile on employees and clients up and down the UK. With a huge selection, there is a gift for everyone, from gin boxes to rum boxes and martini boxes to mixed cocktails… even a non-alcoholic box for those who don’t drink. Unlike some of the other companies offering corporate gifts, Microbarbox will deliver to as many addresses as you need, and design bespoke sleeves for the boxes for your company.
What they (we) say:
Microbarbox create beautiful cocktail gift sets that make the perfect company thank-you. Choose from any one of their full size or mini cocktail boxes, packed with the nations favourite cocktails, gin gift sets, champagne & prosecco gift sets, whisky & bourbon gift sets and even non-alcoholic gift boxes. All boxes can have branded gift cards, and even bespoke designed branded sleeves for your corporation.
The commercial team pride themselves on outstanding customer service for companies of all sizes: from ad agencies to hairdressers, from banks to builders merchants, all-year-round support with gifts for your clients, colleagues, and partners.
Wine - Virgin wines - https://www.virginwines.co.uk/corporate-gifts
Virgin Wines are one of the more established businesses on this list and have been supplying corporate gifts for years. After all, to the UK workforce, a cheeky bottle of wine has always been an awesome gift hasn’t it?
What they say:
Virgin Wines are proud to offer bespoke service options including branded wines, branded gifts and a whole host of awesome rewards and incentives for staff, customers or whoever their customers wish. Virgin understand how important it is to show appreciation and recognition, and offer plenty of gifting solutions which can be tailored to any business.
Their particular specialisms are within trade and retail partnerships, as well as boasting a significant presence in the travel and hospitality sectors.
Chocolate - Hotel Chocolat - https://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/shop/business-chocolate.html
Who doesn’t adore some luxury chocolates as a gift, after all parents enjoy Easter eggs as much as their school kids do. Again it is a little on the traditional side, but Hotel Cholocat do everything to make their corporate gifts as interesting, and modern as choccy gifts can be.
What they say:
Hotel Chocolat describe their corporate services as “Reliable, sophisticated, and luxurious corporate gifting service” for every business to meet any business needs. It couldn’t be simpler, place your order online, add a hand-tied gift bag and a FREE personalised gift message at checkout. It looks like the one limitation is they can only deliver up to 20 different addresses in one order.
Hampers - Fortnum and mason - https://www.fortnumandmason.com/hampers/all-hampers
The original corporate gift, F&M hampers have been around for nearly 300 years. This obviously does not make them the most “on-trend” or modern gifts, but a big hamper, full of shortbread and marmalade is always a gift to savour.
Not the cheapest but definitely one of the most established and well-known gifts.
What they say:
They describe their hampers as the world’s best-travelled tuck box. Over the course of nearly 300 years, it’s been dispatched to every possible location, from the slopes of Everest and the battlefields of Iraq to the more welcoming lawns of Glyndebourne, Twickenham, Henley and Epsom.
From little to large, food hampers to picnic baskets, gourmet food boxes to gift hampers, The F&M handwoven wickers come in all shapes and sizes – and for all manner of occasions too. Whether a birthday, retirement, new job, or a thank you, send a gift hamper packed full of extraordinary things to eat, drink and enjoy.
Mini food boxes - Yumbles - https://www.yumbles.com/gifts/corporate-gifts
If you think food is the best way to say thank you to your team or clients then UK specialist Yumbles is a great gifting option. Food is often a really “safe” option if you do not know what your gift recipients adore, and they have an amazing array of choices from cheeses, meats, vegan options, chocolates, and obviously biscuits, cakes and sweets.
What they say:
Yumbles have a team of “Corporate Gifting Gurus” that can help you with branded gifts and bespoke requests. They claim to make bulk buys a breeze by seamlessly managing your order from start to finish and curating a bespoke gift collection to help you hone your choice.
Yumbles is a food marketplace committed to making the most delicious, healthy and all-natural food accessible to conscious food eaters across the UK. We believe that a healthy lifestyle should always taste great too.
Obviously, the team here at Microbarbox, we would recommend a cheeky cocktail gift box as the perfect, modern corporate or company gift.
However any of the gifts on this list make for an awesome “thank you” present.
Company bosses, team leaders, managing directors, take some time to say thank you to your hard working employees, say thank you to your management team, and let your clients know how important they are to you.
We firmly believe as a nation we need to be a little nicer to each other in the workplace.
Check out our corporate services at https://www.microbarbox.com/corporate-gifts .