By now we’ve all heard the saying “extra”, which typically means someone or something is a bit over the top, dramatic, or excessive.  And while that might not be the best quality for a personality trait, it’s the PERFECT quality for a holiday gift meant to impress…which is where our food gifts come in! 

Initially, food gives people warm feelings.  It’s comforting, and tasty, so it instantly makes them happy.  This year we’re focusing on how to extend that good feeling beyond the holidays, transforming it into a lasting impression.  And we’ve identified two main ways to do that:  1) high-end quality and 2) food gifts combined with tangible, branded items.

HIGH-END QUALITY: Think about the last NICE gift you got. Was it name brand? Hand crafted? Super thoughtful? The latest trend? Now imagine giving someone a food gift that was all of those things! Our newest brand, Batch and Bodega, combines quality food from small-batch makers from across the country with branded swag to create a unique (and much loved!) gift experience. With different pricing tiers, you’re sure to find something that works with your budget!

Pictured here is the Hello There: Deluxe (JYQFI-NWKKS). It includes products from Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn, Byrd’s Cookie Company, Giddy Up Nuts, Martin’s Handmade Pretzels, Little Apple Treats, Grey Ghost Bakery, and a lovely journal from OrigAudio. The box comes fully customized, making a branded impression from the start! As with all of the B&B products, you can do this full kit at the top tier, or slide down to tiers 2 or 1 with a smaller selection of products to fit a more limited budget.

Maybe a virtual holiday happy hour is on your agenda? If so, the Speakeasy: Light (HZOKD-NWXJB) is the perfect option that will make everyone feel extra special. This kit includes bourbon cookies, salted caramels, Old Fashioned infused ice cubes, and a customized flask. Upgrade to tiers 2 or 3 to add mixers, additional ice cube flavors and coasters.

And I know we’re talking holiday gifts here, but let’s face it, birthdays are a big deal! Whether it’s your employee’s, your customer’s or even better, your company’s, birthdays are a time to celebrate. So why not do it with this kit?

The Yay, You!: Regular (VZOIA-NWXJS) includes birthday cake ice cream cones, cotton candy, marshmallows, rice crispy treat, and celebratory lapel pins, along with a personalized note. Upgrade to the Deluxe for an even bigger party and add party cracker cookies and sprinkles. What better way to say “we’re glad you’re here and a part of our world!”?

Whatever the occasion, let us pair you up with some Batch & Bodega goodness for a special and memorable treat all are sure to love!

FOOD + SWAG = LOVE: Food gifts are a crowd pleaser every time! But if you want to take it to the next level, and really extend your brand’s “shelf life”, pair food with branded swag.

Let’s start with a classic… a ham or turkey. Many companies hand these out to employees at the holidays as a sign of gratitude, not just to them, but their entire family (I mean come on, who can eat one of those things alone?!). Things are a little different this year and everyone isn’t in the office, so why not let us handle drop shipping a Honey Cured Boneless Ham with Bamboo Cutting Board (MUSHC-ILNYQ) for you? There are also options for a bone-in half ham, whole ham, or smoked turkey breast.

Speaking of family, why not treat them to a movie night in? They choose the movie and you provide the popcorn with this Movie Night Gourmet Popcorn Gift Set (BCVKH-NNRGX). This set includes a reusable popcorn popper, kernels and multiple seasonings, sure to tackle any snack craving! And when the movies DO open again, they can smuggle their own snacks in using their branded tote bag (but shhhhh, don’t tell anyone!).

The holidays are a time for parties! Help get things going with the Party Starter with Bamboo Cutting Board (ITUIH-JNMOT). A little sweet, a little savory, a LOT of happy! This set comes with a variety of nuts, meat, cheese, crackers, a cutting board and a meat/cheese knife. A shelf-stable option is also available, so it’s perfect for everyone!

I’m in Michigan, so when I think of holidays, I think of cold weather and snow. But the reality is, there’s a LOT of the US that is warm in the winter, and what better option for those folks than the Bodacious BBQ Gift Set (AVPKB-NTDWJ). It comes in 8 different color schemes and includes the Grill Master Apron (complete with a bottle opener, padded oven mitt and towel), Chicago Steak & Chop Seasoning, Kansas City Classic Rub, Athenian Herb Dryglaze, Vermont Grill Dryglaze, Santa Fe Dryglaze and an All Purpose Tote.

Sometimes a tasty little sweet treat is the perfect gift, and our Bite-Sized Delights (VZVNA-MWTWK) are no exception! This set (also available in a 6 pack) comes packaged in a reusable wooden crate that’s made in the USA, complete with your logo on the front, leaving a lasting reminder once the cookies are gone (and believe me, they won’t last long!).

So whether it’s a high class, handcrafted treat, a traditional ham with a cutting board, or a less traditional barbecue kit for the warm weather folks (or the grilling die-hards!), we’ve got you covered!! And no matter what you choose, all of these are sure to be appreciated, and most importantly, remembered.

Call or email today and we will help you find the perfect company holiday gifts.


Building A Consistent Look

Building a brand and creating a program or promotion with a consistent look is often difficult.  Finding a variety of products in different price points to coordinate with logo colors, events and even your print marketing is downright impossible sometimes.  And if those items need to have options for both men and ladies the choices dwindle down even further.

Duet Collection

That is why we love the Duet Collection of products. These items are stunning and absolutely impressive (don’t let the PVC material deter you).   With a variety of colors and styles to choose from, we add your debossed logo for a subtle message and elegant look.  Either the  rectangular tote or the more casual tote make beautiful, upscale swag bags, meeting gifts or speaker gifts.  The business card holders and stash tray are reasonably priced gift items that work for both men and women, yet still have a high perceived value.  My personal favorite is the large carryall tote which has so many uses- from carry on bag to business bag to giant purse, this bag is awesome.

The wine tote makes an elegant table favor, room drop gift or closing gift for Real Estate Agents- fill it with a favorite bottle of wine or other beverage of choice.  An excellent choice for gift with purchase, room drop gift or swag bag option is the cosmetic bag.  The luggage tag is small enough to use in a direct mail piece to convention attendees, travel agents or as a swag item at trade shows.

While any of these items can stand alone, the coordinating colors and styles make it possible to combine multiple items for a truly impactful promotion, giveaway or gift.  Or for a long term promotion, select a few items in the same colors to use over a period of time, building on the theme and colors to create a matching set.  And if you need gift boxes or other packaging we can add that as well to really add the wow factor to your swag.

If you want to create an item (or set) to match your corporate colors, let us know- we can discuss what will be necessary to turn your exact colors into stunning promotional swag.       866-247-4320