Best corporate Christmas hampers: Sustainable gift guide for businesses (2022 Christmas Edition)
Corporate Christmas Hampers are a great gift for business people. They make a great impression on employees and guests alike, showing that you care about their wellbeing. There are many different types of corporate Christmas Hampers, so it’s important to choose the right one for your business. You should think about what kind of person you are trying to impress.
Who should buy corporate Christmas hampers?
We all love to feel loved, and corporate Christmas hampers can make that feeling a reality for employees and their families. Whether it's a small group of employees who need to be showered in gifts or the entire office staff, corporate Christmas hampers are a great way to show your appreciation for hard workers and recognise the important role they play in supporting the company. These gifts also allow you to give back to the community at large, giving people the opportunity to experience a little bit of holiday joy as well. It does not matter if you are doing this for yourself or others — corporate Christmas hampers are a great way to show people that you care. Corporate Christmas gift hampers can be bought for staff and clients to show appreciation and to build business relationships.
How much should I spend on corporate Christmas hampers for employees?
Corporate Christmas gifts for employees are an investment in your team and are one of the most cost-effective HR strategies. The corporate gift you give shows what you care about as a business so it is not the price that matters as much as what you buy and the gifting company you choose to invest in. Most businesses spend £35-50 per person on their corporate gift. The most generous corporate gifts would be over £150. For budget Christmas gifts of £15-£20, you can gift letterbox gifts. Beautifully packaged gift boxes start at £25 per gift. Corporate Christmas gift hampers can be a fun way to get people excited about your company, feel appreciated, and even help you to build a community in your office. There are many different types of corporate Christmas hampers, from cheaper letterbox gifts to large jam-packed Christmas hampers but they all have one thing in common: they are a great way to build business relationships in a positive way that reflects your values.
How much should I spend on corporate Christmas gift hampers for clients?
As clients are likely to be sharing these gifts in teams your budget for client gifts will likely be lower per person than for employee gifts but higher overall. A larger hamper can be shared between a small team that you are thanking. It is great to address the gift to the whole team but make special recognition of the staff who you want to thank most. This way your business is on the radar of everyone on the team but your closest contacts feel special because of their mention. Client gifts for teams are likely to cost between £80 and £160 although there are cheaper options if you have a smaller budget or want to thank an individual instead.
Do sustainable Christmas gifts cost more?
A sustainable Christmas gift does not necessarily cost more. Many green and ethical gifts are cheaper than their non-sustainable counterparts. It also depends on what you compare your gift to. A sustainable Christmas hamper from a social enterprise such as Social Stories Club will have a similar price to a higher-end, large supermarket where the products do not have fascinating social stories shared in a storybook, do not support workers with barriers to employment, and do not support social enterprises. Therefore Social Stories Club’s gift sustainable hampers are very good value for money. However, these social enterprise Christmas gifts are likely to be more expensive than budget supermarket Christmas gifts filled with mass-produced products. It is important to remember when you choose a sustainable Christmas gift you are declaring to your team that sustainability is an important value to your company. This is essential in 2022 for employee attraction and retention. This gift feels good to receive as the receiver reads about all the social impact that has come about from its purchase. This feel-good feeling helps workers build respect and gratitude for their employers as they feel at home due to shared values.
Shall I purchase branded corporate Christmas gifts and put my logo on the front?
By putting your logo on a corporate gift, you are putting your brand front and centre. This can increase brand recognition, build goodwill and reinforce positive customer and employee relationships. As this is a sustainable Christmas hamper your brand will be associated with a positive ethical image. It also helps distinguish your business from other companies in the industry. Social Stories Club’s sustainable hampers for businesses provide individuals with barriers to employment and the carbon from delivery is offset. By purchasing one and putting your brand on the front it shows that you care about being environmentally conscious and are willing to do what it takes to help protect the planet for future generations.
There are several different ways to put your logo on a corporate gift. You could have a custom-designed story booklet with your logo included alongside a page describing your commitment as an organisation to sustainability. With many employees not reading CSR reports you could provide a QR code link to yours and include highlights in the storybook. If you would like your corporate gift branded you could also have a printed paper belly band around the box with your logo. More and more companies are putting their logo on their corporate gifts, which is great since it’s an easy way to get your brand out there so only a small additional price.
Should I select a pre-curated corporate Christmas gift?
There are lots of benefits to selecting a pre-curated Christmas gift for businesses. For starters, you can eliminate unwanted stress by knowing what to get ahead of time. You are also less likely to pick something out that no one will use or like as you can see the positive reviews the gift has received from previous buyers. From the offset, you can understand the price and have a clear photo of the contents. By choosing a pre-curated corporate Christmas gift, you are ensuring that whoever receives the gift will enjoy it, which will make both parties feel great about giving and receiving at the same time! You can choose an option that is vegan with a variety of foods, drinks, and reusables which guarantees that there will be something for everyone. A big upside is that you are likely to get your gift quickly. If it is on the website then it is less likely special products will have to be ordered. The downside is that this is less customisable and less personal than if you had a bespoke corporate Christmas gift designed with your employees in mind.
Should I select a bespoke corporate Christmas gift?
Bespoke corporate Christmas gifts are becoming more and more popular. If you know that your team loves chocolate you can opt for lots of chocolate bars within their corporate gift box. If you give the Social Stories Club team a vague idea of what you like based on the products in the main online collection, they can create something, especially for you. Bespoke gifts that have been made with a specific team in mind are also more likely to be branded gift hampers as the buyers are proud to put their logo on a gift they are excited to give. Bespoke gifts are becoming more popular because they offer a unique option for businesses to get something special for their employees. Instead of just buying a standard t-shirt or mug, businesses can choose to give a sustainable gift box filled with ethical products the receiver will enjoy. This means that employees will feel valued and appreciated, which is always a good thing. However, there are a few things to consider when choosing a bespoke corporate Christmas gift. The first thing is to consider what the employee’s preferences are. If they are vegan then you would want to avoid dairy, if they have a sweet tooth you may want to consider chocolates and biscuits. Finally, think about how quickly you want the gift. With some products you can select in your hamper, they may not be in stock and will have to be ordered specially. If you are in a hurry you can always ask the Social Stories Club team to select something for you with your requirements.
Hug in a box - sustainable Christmas gift box
To brighten their day, send warmth and comfort through the post by sending our best-selling Hug in a Box for Christmas. Our Hug in a Box is a thoughtful and simple way to brighten their winter day. It's the perfect gift for family, friends, and colleagues. With its thoughtful design, this gift is a fantastic way to make an impression and start conversations around social stories. This gift includes a story booklet that explores the interesting stories that make this thoughtful gift for employees special. Other flavours include sea salt and caramel chocolate (55%, 80g) that supports cocoa farmers and reduces waste by using innovative packaging. Also included is dark chocolate with raspberries (70%, 90g) that supports local cocoa farmers by giving them company ownership and a fair deal for their cocoa. It also includes Earl Grey tea which contributes to improving educational infrastructure in tea-growing regions. Also included is luxurious hot chocolate that invests 50% of its profits into a UK charity that works in person with farming communities to improve sustainability in coffee-growing regions.
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Let's Make Impact Gift Hamper- Sustainable Christmas hampers
Our Let's Make Impact Hamper was created to make ethical Christmas gifting simple! They are brimming with products that have a huge social impact, making it the best ethical gift this Christmas for employees. Your team can enjoy lemon-infused sparkling water while helping fight food waste or snack on delicious BBQ Nuts while supporting education projects in Africa. Your team will love the Apple and Cranberry relish that delivers a win when it comes to food waste, keeping fruits and vegetables from going to the dumpster. Lemon-infused sparkling water is made by utilising lemons that would otherwise be thrown out which helps fight food waste. The reusable bag, made from cotton that is sourced naturally, 100% of the profits go to charity to help rescue dogs, is a fantastic option for a tote. We also include stationary which is useful for the office. An A5 notebook that contributes to global education projects, getting children back to school through PENCILS with PURPOSE. It is a collection of three pencils that are made from recycled CDs to contribute to global education projects, getting children back to school through PENCILS with PURPOSE. It includes three pencils that are made from recycled CDs. Included also is a twin pack of handmade truffles created by women working in Scotland's criminal justice system. This is a sustainable Christmas gift that your team will love. They can discover all of the stories that make this thoughtful gift so distinctive with the included story booklet.
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Vegan Treats Gift Box - Sustainable Christmas gift box
Treat your friends and family to one of our Christmas vegan treat gift boxes! With our decadent dark chocolate, your loved ones can indulge in the pleasure of 70% dark, ginger, and orange chocolate while supporting local cacao farmers. This gift also supports education projects in tea-growing regions as the Earl Grey Tea, packed in biodegradable tea bags, improves educational infrastructure in tea-growing regions. Your team will love this vegan Christmas gift as it contains a triple-milled natural soap crafted by an association of artists living with epilepsy and learning disabilities. Hot Chocolate stirrers are a great vegan addition to this gift box which also supports an anti-human trafficking charity. Alongside the sweet choices are savoury options including our chilli onion relish helps combat food waste by utilising wonky fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be wasted. You can find out what makes this thoughtful vegan gift for businesses so special in the included story booklet.
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Ultra Impact Gift Hamper - sustainable Christmas hampers for corporates
The Ultra-Impact hamper was created to be shared and is perfect as a present for relatives, friends, co-workers, and clients. This is our largest and most lavish hamper to date, which includes Assam gold tea, apple and cranberry relish, twin packs of earl grey tea that support educational development in tea-producing regions, smooth filter coffee that contributes 50% of its profits to Producers Direct, a UK charity that supports farmers and improves sustainability and livelihoods, and farmhouse cheese biscuits that are entirely made from renewable ingredients. Also included is a triple-milled organic soap created by a group of artists with epilepsy and learning disabilities, as well as a selection of chocolate that gives local cocoa farmers company ownership and a fair deal for their cocoa. The dark chocolate ginger thins, dark chocolate ginger & orange, and spicy tomato relish support cocoa farmers and food waste. The brownie-making kit and chocolate melts support Flourish NI, a charity supporting human trafficking victims. Sparkling Water made from wonky raspberries that would otherwise go to waste. Shampoo Bars that are low impact for and support people and animals in local neighbourhoods. Included is a natural Cotton totes bag that supports rescue dogs in local communities. Lavender, patchouli, rose, and geranium hand lotion that assists with human and animal welfare. Stationary included is an A5 notebook and three pencils contributing to global education projects, getting individuals back to school through PENCILS with PURPOSE. Loose-leaf green tea assists in employing refugees to prepare them for job readiness and entry into the UK workforce. The last product included are socks made from eco-friendly bamboo fibres that are hypoallergenic. For every pair of socks sold one pair is provided to someone experiencing homelessness.
You can learn more about this inventive gift by reading the accompanying booklet.
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Traditional food and drink Hamper
If you want a gift that has a significant social impact, our Traditional Food & Drink Hamper was created especially for sharing! What is inside the Traditional Food & Drink Gift Hamper? Indulge in Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate while supporting local cocoa farmers, or snack on crunchy apple cinnamon crisps that are fighting food waste. Chocolate Chip Cookies made entirely from renewable energy, plus Sea Salt & Caramel Chocolate (55%) and Dark Chocolate with Pomegranate (70%) that contribute to reforestation projects and use innovative packaging to reduce waste. All Dark Chocolate Ginger Thins empower local cocoa farmers by offering company ownership and a fair deal for their cocoa, alongside Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. Enjoy spicy tomato relish made from wonky tomatoes to combat food waste. Help empower local girls to receive education in African regions with honey-spiced nuts supporting Empowering Girls Education Programme. We help people have a brighter future by selling Honey Spiced Nut Mix, which we provide through Flourish NI. Drinking chocolate melts that help create a better future for people through Flourish NI's assistance (a charity that fights human trafficking in Northern Ireland). A couple of handmade truffles are made by female ex-criminals who have touched the Scottish legal system. This gift hamper includes Assam Gold Tea, which supports the educational infrastructure in tea-growing regions, and Colombian Ground Roast Coffee, which invests 50% of its profits into Producers Direct, a UK charity that works directly with farmers to improve sustainability and livelihoods in coffee-growing areas. These biscuits are cheese favourite and are produced entirely from renewable energy. You can personalise the hamper with a message. This gift comes packed in a luxurious red gift hamper. The included story booklet will explain why this thoughtful present is special.
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Vegan treats gift hamper
The perfect vegan gift hamper for individuals, this selection of deliciously curated treats is certain to please! Help local cacao farmers by consuming pomegranate dark chocolate using innovative packaging to reduce waste and helping reforestation projects. Enjoy the Assam Gold Tea while helping to build educational infrastructure in tea-growing regions. Reduce food waste while enjoying Apple & Cranberry Relish made from wonky apples that would otherwise go to the landfill. Enjoy dark chocolate ginger thins that empower local cocoa farmers by giving them company ownership and a fair deal for their cocoa. Apple crisps are made from wonky apples that would otherwise go to the dumpster, therefore reducing food waste. Enjoy lemon-infused sparkling water made from lemons that would be discarded if not rescued. Enjoy this natural cotton tote bag made from cotton grown using sustainable methods, the profits go to local canine rescue charities. You will see all of the stories behind this vegan hamper when you read the booklet.
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Pick Me Up
One of the greatest gifts for her or him or a great pick-me-up gift for your best friend this Christmas. They can savour a cup of refreshing Earl Grey Tea, which helps fund education in tea-growing regions, or you can treat yourself to a bite of sea salt & caramel chocolate (55%) or dark chocolate with orange (65%) that helps fund cocoa tree reforestation projects and uses innovative packaging to reduce waste. A collective of artists living with epilepsy and learning disabilities created a Triple-milled Organic Soap that smells delightful and fits well into this gift box. The sustainable gift box includes milk chocolate that gives cocoa farmers a stake in the business and a fair deal for their beans. Dark chocolate with ginger and orange (70%) empowers local cocoa farmers by giving them company ownership. Give people a better future with Flourish NI (a Northern Ireland-based anti-human trafficking charity) by enjoying these hot chocolate stirrers. You may enjoy the story of this wonderful gift if you open the package and read the story booklet.
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Corporate Christmas gift hampers offer a great way to show appreciation to your team and customers. They can be bought for staff or can be bought as a gift for clients that you want to build relationships with, such as influential business owners. They make a great impression on employees, staff, and guests. Corporate Christmas hampers are also great for team building and promoting company culture. They allow you to engage your team in a positive way that helps them to feel connected with the company.
It does not matter if you are doing this for yourself or others, corporate Christmas hampers are a great way to show people that you care. Whether it's a smaller team of employees who need a gift or an entire office staff, sustainable corporate Christmas hampers will be the talking point of the office. Select branded corporate gifts to put your brand front and centre, and select bespoke corporate gifts if you want a custom-made sustainable gift. Head over to our Build your own gift box section of our website to see all the options of products that can go inside a sustainable corporate gift box that is personally made for you. Get in touch with a member of our team today who will design your perfect corporate gift.
The best corporate Christmas gifts for employees are those that are thoughtfully designed and packaged with sustainable materials, are filled with sustainable products with inspiring stories, and are bought from a company providing a positive environment for its workers. Giving corporate gift hampers for Christmas that are sustainable shows your team that you have ethical values.
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