Where Can I Find Unusual Corporate Gifts with an Interesting Story?
Gift Guide for unusual corporate gifts
While it’s true that you cannot go wrong with a sustainable gift card from an ethical gifting supplier, there are a few reasons why you might want to consider buying this unusual gift. For starters, sustainable gifts are unusual and can be a great way to express your gratitude uniquely. If you are not sure what kind of gift to buy someone, or if you want to create a one-of-a-kind present, then it’s worth considering an unusual gift like Social Stories Club’s sustainable gift hampers. If you want an unusual corporate gift that will make an impression and will be remembered for years to come then an unusual gift is the way to go. So while unusual gifts may seem riskier, they are worth considering if you want to make a statement this holiday season! The most important thing you need to know is what values you want to be reflected in your unusual Christmas gift, what is your budget per person, and how you want people to feel. We have gift ideas that have interesting stories, will spark conversations about sustainability and will be exciting to receive. Whether you are looking for an unusual food and drink hamper, an unusual corporate gift card, an unusual gift box, or a unique vegan gift, we have lots of great suggestions for you in this article!
1. Build Your Own Sustainable Gift Box
If you want to give an unusual gift why not choose a gift with a unique sustainable story? You can choose all the products that go inside and build your own gift box. By making your own gift box, you can choose the perfect sustainable treats that are right for your recipient. You can choose from a brownie-making kit that supports refugees, lip balm supporting work for individuals with disabilities, and reusable tote bags supporting rescue dogs. Whether your person likes food, drinks, candles, soaps, or reusables there will be something for everyone. You can also make sure that the materials used are recycled and biodegradable, which will help you show your eco-conscious spirit. So next time you are thinking about what to buy as a gift, think about how you can make it more sustainable!
View our full "Build Your Own Gift" Collection here.
2. An unusual gift for him
Giving a gift to the men in your life is a great way to show them that you care but it can be challenging to find a gift which is unusual and has a unique story. But while there are many different kinds of gifts you can choose from, one type stands out as particularly well suited to sustainable gifting: sustainable gift boxes for him.
This sustainable gift box for him is for the man that is impossible to buy for but appreciates sustainability. This gift will go down as a treat and is just as exciting to give as it is to receive. This year, your Christmas gifting will be elevated to the subsequent level with this ethical present for fathers, husbands, sons, brothers, uncles, and grandparents. Each of these treats has a social story behind it—a tale of people coming together to assist social and environmental causes. Included in this gift is an ethical beard bar supporting rescue animals and sustainable coffees to support farmers in coffee-growing regions. Coffee is warming and comforting, and sipping on a cup of coffee will help us improve the lives of animals and people in local communities. Included in this unusual gift for men is a pair of bamboo socks where for each one purchased a pair is given to a homeless person. The Low-Alcohol Lager helps reduce food waste by using surplus bread instead of virgin barley and the honey-spiced nut mix helps girls in Africa through the Empowering Girls Education Programme. You can find the stories that make this present unique in the included booklet.
Finally, they are also a great way to make an impact on society because they can help kindle conversations about the importance of social sustainability among people who might not otherwise know about it.
View our "Sustainable Gift for Him" here.
3. Unusual Vegan Gift
For an unusual, sustainable gift, this vegan hamper is the perfect present for vegans. The recipient of this plant-based gift will be over the moon when they open it. You can gift this vegan Christmas hamper to someone you care about to express your love of plant-based living. With every one of these vegan treats, social impact is created and we include these social stories inside a story booklet in each vegan gift hamper. Your recipient will be enthused to learn that the chocolate in this vegan pomegranate dark chocolate bar empowers local cacao farmers as they indulge in it. Apple and cranberry relish made from wonky fruit that fights food waste is included in this ethical vegan hamper. There are a lot of treats to sample in this hamper, but the receiver will certainly appreciate the crunchy apple crisps made from rescued apples that were destined for landfill.
View our "Vegan Treats Gift Hamper" here.
4. Give a Hug in a box to that person you cannot wait to Hug
Giving a hug in a box gift is a great way to show someone you care. It’s also a great way to give a gift that shows thoughtfulness to the person you want to hug but cannot in person. You do not have to spend a lot of money to make a gift meaningful. This gift will show just how much you care for just £30.
With our most popular Hug in a Box, you can send a hug right through the post. It is a wonderful present for friends, family, or colleagues, and it's a simple and thoughtful way to brighten their day. You can send a box of dark chocolate that empowers cocoa farmers or a cup of refreshing Earl Grey Tea to support education in tea-growing areas. You may find the social stories behind this thoughtful present in the enclosed story booklet.
View our "Hug in a Box" gift here.
5. Give a gift with a story
Social Stories Club make gifts with a story. In 2018, Aayush and Karis established Social Stories Club, a social enterprise sustainable corporate gifting supplier, to introduce the UK to social enterprise businesses. Only 1% of people were able to accurately name a social enterprise. After interviewing 300 people in Scotland only 1% of people knew what a social enterprise was. The pair recognised that corporate gift hampers were the best way to introduce people to social enterprises so they founded Social Stories Club. Every hamper contains products and services from organisations that support various social causes, including chocolate from a reforestation programme and soap produced by a collective of artists. Social Stories Club has employed individuals with barriers to employment to package the hampers in their Wester Hailes warehouse. The company has recently celebrated its fourth birthday and has provided feedback for over 1 million individuals over the past four years, introducing people to social causes. As a result, 4100 hours of employment have been created for individuals with barriers to employment. Support Social Stories Club by purchasing one of their gift hampers with a story.
6. An unusual twist on a traditional food and Drink Hamper
Straight from our sustainable Christmas hamper collection, this hamper contains a high-quality selection of foods and drinks to get someone in your life excited about sustainable eating and drinking. While creating a social impact, the Traditional Food & Drink Hamper was specifically designed to be shared. All of the food and drink items in this sustainable Christmas hamper have an inspirational tale behind them. For example, the seasonal dark chocolate spiced with spices is empowering local cacao farmers, while the Christmassy apple and cinnamon crisps battle food waste. You can learn more about the products' inspiring social stories by reading the storybook. This gourmet hamper is perfect for those who prefer to get sustainably sourced food hampers. This corporate gift hamper is wrapped in sustainable packaging to show that you care about the environment. All our sustainable hampers are packed by individuals with barriers to employment.
View our "Traditional Food and Drink Hamper" here.
7. Unusual Gift card
Do you want to give someone the choice to make their own Christmas gift? If you are shopping for someone else, and want to get an unusual gift but do not know what they would like, a Social Stories Club gift card is the best present. Choosing a social enterprise with a gift card is an excellent way to support a small business this holiday season. Choosing a small, sustainable gift supplier rather than a huge corporate supplier will enable businesses to support social enterprises that they care about this Christmas. Enterprises such as Social Stories Club, a sustainable gifting enterprise based in Edinburgh, are able to reach huge order quantities as well as be flexible. This unusual gift card will make a positive impression on your staff who will be delighted to choose a gift with a sustainable story. Choose Social Stories Club if you are shopping for an employee gift card as they commit to sustainability and allow recipients to build their own gift boxes.
View our Social Stories Club Gift Card here.
Sending an unusual corporate gift is a great way to show your employees that you care about them and their well-being. Sending a well-thought-out gift can go a long way in creating a positive work environment and encouraging employee engagement. Exciting treats like coffee mugs, chocolate bars, or candles are great options for most companies to include in a sustainable Christmas hamper. If you are looking to send something more sustainable than a traditional Christmas gift, think about sending a one-of-a-kind gift that’s reflective of your company’s culture from Social Stories Club. You can choose from large a food and drink hamper, to a small hug in a box from the sustainable gift box collection. Whatever the case may be, your employees will appreciate the thought you put into it. And they will love having a unique gift they can take home with them when the holidays begin and share with their friends and family. Social Stories Club makes unusual corporate gifts with sustainable stories. They are known for their sustainable hampers and their ethical gift boxes but what customers love the most is the ability to build their own sustainable gift box. Social Stories Club also offers branded corporate gifts, bespoke corporate gifts, and pre-curated gift hampers.
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If you are looking to show your team how much they are appreciated, attract and retain clients, or you have a corporate event and you want to create an impression, then our sustainable corporate hampers are just what you need. We have created the most exciting gift to give and receive which are packaged beautifully using sustainable materials, filled with delicious products made by social enterprises, and also include a storybook starting conversations about sustainability.
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