Create a Collectible Holiday Business Gift

Does your business have something to do with transportation? Do you have trucks out on the road delivering goods or services? There are many hand crafted trucks, semi-trailers, and trains that can have your logo imprinted on the side of these collectible gifts and shipped with candy or nuts to your recipient. Each year you can build upon this by sending different types of vehicles. Each year your gift will be anticipated as they wonder what type of vehicle will be added to their collection.

Cookie tins are another holiday business gift collectible idea. So many people collect cookie tins. They use them as decorations for the holiday season, they re-gift them and they use them to keep the cookies they bake during the holidays fresh.  Start a tradition by designing your own full color cookie tin. Have a contest with your employees or clients for the design each year to make them extra special. Don’t forget to add the year, so everyone will know when the cookies were given.

Either way, you now have a holiday gift your business clients can look forward to receiving.

9 Facts to Know Before Purchasing Holiday Corporate Food Gifts

Food Gifts are the number one business gift of the holiday season. Businesses purchase more holiday gifts during the months of November and December than they do all year.  CEShoppes®, has been in the food business for over 15 years – we actually started with our own food gift business before the addition of corporate logo business gifts. We understand our customers’ needs and we taste every food item before we add it to our Gourmet Food Gift webshoppe.  Our Maple Ridge Farms Business Food Gift line is the most requested, with the most repeat business year after year.  Here are 9 facts that tell you why you should order from CEShoppes®, a distinguished distributor for Maple Ridge Farms.
1. Convenience! Instead of sending an employee to the local retail store or having them spend hours on the internet trying to find just the right gifts – CEShoppes®, Gourmet Food Gift People webshoppe has hundreds of food gift items in a multitude of price points.

2. Gifts, from our Maple Ridge Farms line promotes your company and brand, not that of CEShoppes® or a big name retailer like many mail order companies do. When the recipient opens their gifts, the first thing they’ll see is your logo.

3. As with all our promotional food gift lines we have value driven pricing. Volume purchasing and the absence of certain middle-men, allows you to purchase fine quality Maple Ridge Farms gifts for less than you would have to pay elsewhere for stuffy overpriced brand names.

4. Fresher gifts taste better! Our gifts are packed to order just before the order is shipped. NOT made up many months in advance like so many gifts from the mail- order and retail giants.

5. Our Maple Ridge Farms business food gifts are jammed packed full of the finest premium chocolates, fresh-roasted nuts and other gourmet goodies. Not filled with fluff, air and inexpensive fillers like gifts from so many mail-order and retail companies.

6. We are experts at drop shipping! With every corporate food gift we offer, we have the ability to ship your gifts directly to your recipient. We can even enclose your greeting or business card.

7. No catalogs or promotional literature in your client’s gifts. For the giant food gift companies, including their catalog and promotional literature is a very common practice. We never put your catalog or promotional literature in your gifts.

8. Maple Ridge Farms will build customized gifts to meet your taste, promotion or budget.

9. No risk. . . because all gifts come with a 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Call us today for your Free Maple Ridge Catalog, and Save 10% on your Maple Ridge Farms Corporate Food Gift Order when placed by October 14, 2011!

Corporate Cookie Gifts Make Great Business Holiday Gifts

Add your company logo and message to make your tin uniqueThink about the number of times you have received food gifts during the holiday season. Do you remember how good the food tasted? Do you remember who sent you the gift? Corporate cookie gifts make wonderful business gifts. Long ago when business was at its peak, companies used to send individual gifts to their clients.  But now with budgets still considered tight, many businesses have opted to send a larger gift for an office to share, instead of to one recipient.

When selecting a cookie company, make sure they actually manufacturer the cookies you will be sending or at least package them fresh from the oven the same day they ship. Often times, especially with the big box stores, and the specialty clubs the cookie gifts are package months ahead and filled with preservatives, so that when your customer receives your gift it doesn’t taste fresh, the way it should. A good cookie manufacturer will bake cookies and ship them on the same day. This way your recipient will receive the freshest quality gift and remember who sent it to them.

Now is the time to start thinking about ordering cookie samples. Be prepared to pay for the cookie samples and/or shipping costs.   Some companies may also offer to send you a spec sample with your logo or design so you can get a feel for how your design will look once you have placed your order. Four color process canisters can be used as commemorative collector canisters, come up with a new design each year, add the date and now you have a tin that your clients will look forward to adding to their collection – they are also perfect for weddings, thank you gifts, company anniversaries, corporate outings and holiday gifts.  If you want your tins sure to be kept, make sure that your photo or 4 color art is actually printed right on the lid, not placed on a label or a sticker.

Sunshine Toast and Toaster

Add a little Sunshine to your morning with our Sunshine ToasterWe just added this new Sunshine Toaster to our collection of corporate gifts for 2011. The toaster is a great item to add to your office lunchroom, or provide as gifts to your customer’s for their home or office kitchens. The cute little Sunshine design is burned right in to the toast – a very happy way to start each day. Your company logo can be added very subtly to the toaster. And if you really want to be bold, you can have a special die created so that your corporate logo can be burned in to the toast instead of the happy sunshine.

Cookie Cutter as Gift Store Souvenir or Holiday Gift Idea

Here is a unique gift idea that is a true case study.  The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum was looking to add a unique gift to their souvenir collection. They selected cookie cutters in different shapes related to Country Music. So they decided to have a contest for the best holiday cookie recipe to add to the cookie cutter tag to make them extra special.

Employees at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum submitted their own cookie recipes during their holiday party and the staff voted on their favorite tasting cookies. The two winning recipes were then included on the inside of the custom recipe card tied with kitchen twine to one of our three stock cookie cutter shapes: guitar, musical note and star.

Result:
Cookie cutters reminded families of their visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum every time they make cookies. You can do the same, but thinking about a shape or design that would fit your industry, add your favorite cookie recipe to make the gift uniquely your own, by holding a contest with your employees, or your customers and either giving them as gifts, selling them for either a fundraiser or as gifts in your store. Give us a call (888) 249.0420 or email: CustomerService@CEShoppes.com to find out more about how you can use cookie cutters for your next promotion.