Guide for Best Sustainable Holiday Corporate Gifts
Planning for the holidays can be overwhelming. With businesses still facing supply chain issues from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, this makes preparing even harder. Eco Promotional Products Inc. (EPP) is looking to help take the stress away so you can focus on honoring your employees and customers. Our team has prepared a list of top-selling environmentally conscious products for the season and recommends the following tips to secure the best holiday gifts on time while minimizing environmental impacts and staying under budget:
1) Give a survey for feedback
Use Google Forms, SurveyMonkey, or another free survey-making platform to gather information from gift recipients. Structure the questions to confirm mailing addresses if you are mailing gifts to their homes and/or learn what kind of gifts they would like to receive.
For apparel orders, this is critical for confirming sizes. Branded vests, jackets, and quarter zips are our best sellers for the season and having the correct sizes is as significant as having the right quantity. From the data collected, you will have accurate contact information and a stronger idea of which direction to go in terms of gifts.
2) Make a Lasting Impression
Choose products that are known to have a longer life cycle and have personal touches. EPP offers a unique variety of charcuterie and bamboo cutting boards with the option to laser engrave your logo. They are the perfect timeless serving pieces. Also, quality drinkware sets are long-lasting gifts that help minimize the consumption of single-use plastics while on-the-go. Drinkware options give recipients the pick to use stainless steel and/or recycled containers for coffee, soup, water, and other beverages year-round.
3) Know When to Send Cards
Though Christmas takes the spotlight, the early bird gets the worm with Thanksgiving cards. Show gratitude and thanks with a Thanksgiving card and ensure your card will be one of the first to arrive. For those on a budget, a card with a seeded shape is a two-in-one gift. If time slips away from you, Happy New Year’s cards can be sent through January. EPP has seeded holiday cards and calendar cards that complement all these occasions.
4) Host an In-person or Virtual Employee Engagement Event
Workplace events complement the holidays beautifully to bring staff members “together” to mark another year. Let EPP support employee cooking events with our organic cotton aprons and cooking utensils. Winter-themed parties featuring reusable mugs for tea and hot cocoa, gourmet snack gift bags, and recycled blankets will be popular during the holiday season as well. For virtual events, we can kit, package, and dropship your gift to employees’ homes. Resist the urge to spend money on wasteful packaging. You can customize recyclable packaging with a branded decal.
5) Connect with an EPP Representative
Our team is here to support you in your search for the best holiday gifts. We go beyond the surface to learn more about your company, any marketing or sustainability goals you hope to achieve, and your budget to match you with products that will best serve you. Plus, connecting with an EPP representative gives you a point of contact to stay up to date with price changes, shipping and production times, product availability, and other details related to your holiday gift search.
Click here to explore top-selling holiday products that are on sale and contact a representative at 877-ECO-WINS for more information.