23 Nov Hottest Trends for the Holidays
While the snowflakes have arrived later than usual this year, many have been planning ahead already for this year’s holiday season! We’ve learned our lesson from the last few months where backup plans and supply chain delays seem to be woven into the fabric of our culture.
As a result, many clients have come to us for domestically made products, packaging, kitting and gifting and we couldn’t be happier!
There are so many local brands and Canadian companies with excellent gift options and we’re happy to curate those prefect gifts for you and your team.
Here are some of the trends we’re seeing and how to plan accordingly!
Since most gifts are being shipped rather than dropped off since the beginning of the pandemic, standing out is an important part of the WOW statement. We offer customized boxes, tissue, ribbon and greeting cards as well as beautifully designed boxes to support your message and highlight your brand. The packaging is the recipient’s first impression and the unwrapping process is an important part of the gifting experience, so ask us how to add a little pop to your current promo!
A common theme throughout the pandemic has been a focus on smaller quantities and higher value gifts. This is great news for the recipient and a clever way to capture the quality of your brand and align it with a reputable retail brand. Clients and employees will love gifts from some of our favourite sources like ROOTS, TenTree, Abobu, Swiss Army and luxury brands like Tiffany & Co., Mont Blanc and Bugatti. The key ingredient here is subtle advertising. Let the retail brand speak for itself and softly highlight your logo with discreet positioning and classy decorating like tone on tone printing or embroidery.
We have a ton of stock gift set options to choose from and the ability to create virtually any custom kit to make your recipients’ gift truly one of a kind. We are happy to insert products from several sources to make sure we create the gift that perfectly showcases your company. Gift sets are a fantastic way to provide the recipient with a couple of matching items of similar high quality that are sure to stick around and provide you with residual marketing. Our most popular requests are home-related gift products that can be used for entertaining or maximizing space and efficiency at home office workstations.
Apparel and blankets continue to be a top seller across the country. With teams and clients working from home, these are a perfect gift for a more casual work environment. Apparel has come a long way since the navy, grey and black unisex limited selection days of old! New brands include retail-inspired check, denim and casual layering pieces for cold basements and chilly apartments. This isn’t your Dad’s promo anymore!
If you’re looking for unique, off-the-wall ideas to help your brand stand out and let your gifts make a lasting impact, give us a shout! We’re here and happy to help you find the perfect gift this holiday season for your team and clients. Reach out with any questions, we’re a phone call away and eager to help!