Written By Lauren Smith - 16th February 2022

Our Guide To Building The Perfect Corporate Gift

flat lay of food and drink products made by social enterprises

We all know how good it feels when we feel recognised and appreciated at work. These moments don’t just boost our morale but help forge strong working relationships and one way we can express our appreciation and gratitude is with a well-considered corporate gift. But if you’re not sure what to choose, a good place to start is selecting a product from each category e.g. something to eat, something to drink, something practical, etc. This way you’re almost guaranteed to create a well-rounded gift that suits everyone. Below we share some ideas to help you create a thoughtful gift box for your team or clients and you can find all of the products mentioned in our gift shop.

Drinks

From warming teas and coffees to refreshing sparkling water, we have a wide selection of drinks that would make a welcome addition to your corporate gift.

tea people Earl Grey tea
Cafe Direct Colombian Coffee
Dash Water raspberry sparkling water

Tea People Earl Grey Tea
Tea People is an award-winning social enterprise founded by husband-wife duo Neeraj and Vishaka to address the issue of poverty in tea-growing regions of the world. Tea People give back 50% of their profits to educational development projects focusing on girls in tea-growing regions, helping students climb the social ladder.

Café Direct Columbian Coffee
Café Direct is proud to be the world’s first Fairtrade hot drinks brand. They guarantee Fairtrade minimum pricing which is 50% higher than the current market price, allowing farmers to make a decent profit. They give 50% of their profits to the farmers to improve the quality of their crops and the quality of their livelihoods.

Dash Water Raspberry Sparkling Water
Did you know that 40% of fruits and vegetables grown in the UK don’t make it to the supermarket shelves because they are considered to be imperfect? Dash Water wants to change that! They flavour their drinks with wonky fruit and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste.

Snacks

Perfect for curing those 3 pm afternoon cravings, we have a wide range of snacks that will suit everyone - whether they have a sweet tooth or prefer a savoury treat!

Chikas Nuts - Honey Roast Nuts
Spare Snacks - Apple Crisps
Island Bakery - Shortbread Biscuits

Chikas Nuts Honey Roast Nuts
Today, 131 million girls aged 6-17 do not go to school. Chika's are working to change that for the girls of tomorrow. They will give 38,000 girls access to education by 2024 and are working to build schools for children across Africa. Every packet of nuts helps to empower girls in Africa through education.

Spare Snacks Apple Crisps
Spare Snacks transform wonky produce into delicious fruit and veg crisps. To date, they have rescued over 101 tonnes of wonky produce that would otherwise be wasted or used as animal feed. These award-winning snacks are air-fried, free of gluten and artificial flavours, and even count as one of your five-a-day!

Island Bakery Shortbread Biscuits
Island Bakery makes the most delicious biscuits baked in unique ovens which are heated using wood chips from Mull's abundant timber plantations. Electricity for the building is generated both by a hydro-electric turbine on the neighbouring Tobermory river, and a single wind turbine set on a hill above the bakery.

Indulgent Chocolate Gifts

A classic choice and a real crowd-pleaser, our scrumptious chocolate treats will add an indulgent touch to your corporate gift.

Refuge Chocolate - Belgian Chocolate Brownie Kits
Refuge Chocolate - Chocolate Melts
Divine Chocolate - Dark Chocolate with Ginger and Orange

Refuge Chocolate Brownie Kits and Chocolate Melts
Based in Northern Ireland, Refuge Chocolate makes delicious products from the finest Belgian chocolate. What’s more, they donate a portion of their profits to Flourish NI, a Northern Ireland-based charity that supports survivors of human trafficking.

Divine Chocolate Chocolate Bars
Divine Chocolate is a global social enterprise that is driven by its mission to help end exploitation in the cocoa industry. They believe that producers should earn a share of the profits that they help to create which is why they give their cocoa farmers part ownership and a fair deal for their cocoa.

Practical Gifts

High-quality gifts that are far from boring! Everyone appreciates a useful and practical gift they can use again and again. 

VENT for Change - A5 journal
Leiho Bamboo Socks
VENT for Change - Recycled Pens

VENT for Change A5 Journal and Pens
VENT for Change is a UK-based sustainable stationery brand that helps protect the planet and supports children’s education projects worldwide. Proceeds from every VENT product sold go towards global education projects getting children back into school.

Leiho Bamboo Socks

Leiho is a lifestyle brand on a mission to make purchasing basic products more meaningful. It all starts with providing socks to homeless communities because clean socks are one of the most requested clothing items at homeless shelters. They hope that sharing basic essentials with people who need them most will take us a step closer to creating a positive impact in their lives.

Wellness/Pamper Gifts

Everyone deserves a moment of relaxation and we have some amazing gifts to create the ultimate spa evening at home.

UpCircle Beauty - Pamper Kits
Dalit Goods & Co - Lavender Candle
Shetland Soap Company - Citrus & Lavender Bath salts

UpCircle Beauty Pamper Kits
UpCircle Beauty creates award-winning natural, vegan, and cruelty-free skincare using by-products from other industries. Creating a positive environmental impact is at the heart of what they do and by reusing would-be waste ingredients, they have already saved 80 tonnes of coffee grounds from going to landfills.

Dalit Goods Co Handmade Lavender Candle
For 3,000 years, the Dalits, formerly known as Untouchable, have been positioned at the bottom of India's society devalues them from birth. Dalit Goods Co empowers these individuals by giving them employment and opportunities. Proceeds of their sales go towards providing education and healthcare to Dalit children.

Shetland Soap Company Citrus & Vanilla Bath Salts
Shetland Soap Company believes that everyone regardless of disability should have the opportunity to work. They help people reach their potential by giving them opportunities to learn in a supportive work environment free from stigma and discrimination. They understand disability and focus on ability where together, they produce a range of handmade soap and skincare products of the highest quality.

You can find all of these products in our gift shop and if you would like to know more about our corporate gift offering or download our sales brochure, check out our Corporate Gifting page.

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