We all expect presents from our family and friends on our birthdays. How many of us, though, expect something from our employers or clients? We’d bet not many. It would be a surprise – and a welcome one.
Working in the gift-giving industry, we see time and again the power of small gestures. It’s these, above anything else, that take those vital business relationships to the next level. Birthdays are the perfect opportunity to make a small gesture, an unexpected one that catches them off-guard and says, ‘we notice you and we appreciate you’.
All businesses rely on their best and brightest. Retaining them isn’t only about financial remuneration, but the environment you create. Do they feel appreciated? Do they feel valued? Are they happy in their work life?
Now, we’re not suggesting for a moment that a corporate birthday hamper on its own can make an employee or client say ‘yes’ to the above questions. In fact, there is nothing on its own that’s responsible for creating happy business relationships; our experience tells us that it comes down to a series of small things that, together, add up to a happy work life.
And we believe strongly that a thoughtful birthday hamper should be one of those things.
Small gestures shouldn’t break the bank. Once again, this isn’t about impressing them with money; it’s about surprising them and making them feel appreciated. If you think corporate birthday hampers are an unnecessary expense, you’re going about it the wrong way.
What do they like? What’s their poison? Sure, a bottle of expensive Champagne will impress anyone (and we certainly have a range of such hampers), but a gift box containing peppermint chocolates and jubes will tickle their fancy even more if you know that’s their thing.
Boiled down, our advice is this: think about what would impress them, not just anyone.
Now, if employees don’t expect anything from you on their birthdays, imagine how much of a surprise it would be for clients. Nothing big; we’d recommend not making it about a recent contract or job you did with them. Just make it about them and their birthday. Maybe a simple card (with your branding, perhaps) that simply says happy birthday.
In our experience, clients are impressed by the organisation as much as the thought – and that’s a good thing. We all want to be in business with others who know how keep on top of things. Plus, it will keep you and your business front of mind.
If work has been hectic lately, let them step away from the stress of the day and into a world of relaxation with Zen Hamper. A bathrobe to keep them cosy, a heat pillow to warm their muscles, and a bath soak that will soothe the senses; this gift box has everything needed to unwind. They’ll kick off their shoes, light some candles, and let Zen Hamper transport them to bliss. When they finally make it out of the bathroom and back to the office, they’ll be centred and focused. Aaaahhhhhhhh….
Introducing the Gin Picnic Hamper - the perfect way to enjoy a summer's day!
This hamper comes with everything you need for a fun-filled picnic, including a cheeseboard, two bottles of Manly Spirits Gin & Tonic, and all the nibbles you could want. Whether you're picnicking in your own backyard or at your favourite park, this hamper will make it a day to remember.
The Gin Picnic Hamper is perfect for any occasion – but especially the birthday of a hard-working client or staff member that needs a little acknowledgment. Bonus feature – we can engrave the cheeseboard so they’ll always remember who it is from.
What more needs to be said? To celebrate the birthdays of your most valuable staff or clients, only the best will do. This 12 year old scotch demonstrates with ease how important the recipient is to you and your business. No doubt, like Don Draper or Denny Crane, they don’t mind a tipple after a hard day at the office. Let them enjoy a job well done in style, and think of you whenever they do.
Trivia Night Hamper is the perfect gift for the office know-it-all. This gift set comes with three quiz boxes and enough snacks to keep them going. Whether they're a trivia buff, they're sure to love this fun gift and appreciate something a little different. Every time they crack open a box and begin a night of light competition, they’ll think of you.
The Moet & Gourmet Nibbles Hamper is a great way to show your appreciation for a valued client or team member. It comes with a bottle of classic Moet & Chandon and a range of delicious gourmet snacks. This gift box is the perfect way to say happy birthday, and if you don’t know their specific tastes, well… it’s Moet & Chandon. How can you go wrong?
If you're looking for the perfect gift for the beer lover in your work life, look no further than the MicroBreweries of Australia Hamper! This box contains some of the best Australian beers, along with a selection of delicious snacks to help them enjoy it all. Whether they're into light and refreshing lagers or dark and robust stouts, this hamper has something for everyone. So why not raise a glass to Australia's finest microbrews? Cheers and thanks for the hard work!