Corporate gifting is a great way for companies to show appreciation to their employees, clients, and partners.
However, it can also be a source of waste and pollution if the gifts are not sustainable. In this blog post, we'll discuss some tips for making your corporate gifting more sustainable, so you can show appreciation for others while also taking care of the planet.
1. Go for reusable gifts
Instead of giving away disposable items that will end up in the trash, consider giving gifts that can be used multiple times. Examples include reusable water bottles, tote bags, and coffee cups. Not only are these gifts more environmentally friendly, but they also serve as ongoing reminders of your company.
2. Opt for digital gifts
With the current advancement in technology, digital gifts are becoming more popular. Instead of physical gifts, you can consider giving digital gift cards, subscriptions or membership access.
3. Give the gift of experience
Instead of giving physical items, consider giving the gift of experiences such as concert tickets, cooking classes, or spa treatments. These gifts create memorable experiences for the recipient and are less likely to end up in the trash.
4. Choose gifts made from sustainable materials
Look for gifts that are made from natural or recycled materials, such as journals made from recycled paper, tees from organic cotton, or desk pads made from vegetable-tanned leather.
5. Support local manufacturing
When shopping for corporate gifts, consider supporting local manufacturing businesses. Not only does this help to boost the local economy, but it also reduces the carbon footprint associated with shipping items from far away.
6. Focus on built-to-last and personal significance
Choose products that will stand the test of time. Products that are made from materials that tell the story. Go a step further and choose monogramming that is meant to add personal significance.
At OWEN STITCH Supply, we specialize in the last three tips. But by following any of these tips, you can make your corporate gifting more sustainable and help reduce your company's impact on the people and planet.