Curating a thoughtful gift box filled with locally sourced Irish products is a meaningful way to show appreciation to your employees, clients, and business partners.

However, it can be tricky to navigate, especially when it comes to choosing the right gift. To help you avoid common pitfalls, we've put together a list of the do's and don'ts of corporate gift-giving.

Do: Know Your Audience

Before you start shopping for gifts, it's essential to understand your audience. Consider their interests, likes, and dislikes. For instance, if you're curating a gift box for a client who loves playing golf in their spare time, consider adding a pair of golf socks to show them how well you know them. Similarly, if you're buying a gift for a healthcare employee, consider adding a luxurious hand cream to their gift box. Understanding your audience will help you choose a gift that they'll appreciate and most importantly, one that they will remember.

Don't: Give Anything Offensive or Inappropriate

It should go without saying, but it's essential to avoid giving gifts that could be deemed offensive or inappropriate. This can include gifts that are politically charged or culturally insensitive. It's crucial to exercise good judgment and sensitivity when choosing gifts to avoid any potential offense.

Do: Include a Personalised Note

Adding a personalised note to your gift can make all the difference. It shows that you took the time to consider your recipient and express your appreciation. It's a small touch that can go a long way in building strong relationships.

Don't: Assume Everyone Celebrates the Same Holidays

It's essential to be aware of the diversity within your company and your recipient's cultures and beliefs. Avoid assuming that everyone celebrates the same holidays or has the same traditions. Instead, opt for gifts that are neutral and inclusive, such as a company-branded item that everyone can use. This can help ensure that all employees feel included and appreciated.

Do: Choose High-Quality Gifts

When it comes to corporate gifts, quality matters. Choose high-quality gifts that reflect your company's values and show your appreciation. This can range from personalised gifts to artisan products handmade by local producers. High-quality gifts not only show your appreciation, but they can also help build your brand and leave a lasting impression on your recipients.

Do: Give Gifts That Align with Your Company's Values

Lastly, when choosing corporate gifts, consider gifts that align with your company's values and mission. For example, if your company is focused on sustainability, consider eco-friendly gifts in favour of mass-produced promotional items. Giving gifts that align with your company's values not only shows appreciation but also reinforces your brand's message and commitment to important causes.

In conclusion, corporate gift-giving can be a great way to show appreciation to your employees, clients, and business partners. By following these do's and don'ts, you can ensure that your gifts are well-received and appreciated. Remember to personalise your gifts, choose high-quality items, avoid anything offensive or inappropriate and include a personalised note. 

Browse our range of Employee & Client Gift Boxes or get in touch with our corporate gifting team HERE for more help and advice!

Happy gifting!