From day one of Gilded Bee we have always emphasised the importance of how a gift is presented. Another core value is that we should operate sustainably, minimising our impact on our environment. Marrying these two ideas has always required thoughtful development.
In a challenging Economy is sustainability a realistic priority?
Key takeaways from our round table discussion with industry professionals.
We're excited to annouce that we will be running a fun and informal origami workshop with free mini gift at the London Summer Party Show in January 2020.
We all learnt about it at school. The cycle of growing. I still remember drawing that diagram depicting photosynthesis.. ..that care and attention for such valuable reward is such a good metaphor for a successful business it’s almost embarrassing…
In the final post of the series we consider the importance of measuring the impact of your gift and reflecting on it's success. Capturing feedback from your gift recipients is a useful technique to help you justify future gifting budgets and understand what your recipients value most.
We regularly receive feedback on the ‘wow’ moment people experience when opening our gifts. Care and attention has been given to every element of the gifts presentation, from the colour of the hand-tied bow, to the thoughtful message in the gift card. Every detail is an opportunity to represent your brand and express yourself.
In parts 1 & 2 we looked at 'Getting Started' covering everything needed when planning a great corporate gift including budegtary considerations. Now you've done all that careful planning you can move on to the fun bit - the gift itself.
From our extensive experience we have pulled together this guide to corporate gifting for you to use as a tool to develop your own successful gifting strategy. In part 2 of the guide we consider your budget and how best to use it.
So, you’ve decided to give a gift to a key stakeholder in your business. Being clear on why you want to give a business gift will be vital in creating a solution that engages your recipient and continues to build your relationship.
We often lose sight of how important our employees are (and that includes you too, company owners/founders). Through well timed and thoughtful gifts you can create a feeling of appreciation and goodwill in your organisation, supporting overal employee engagement.
We are excited to announce our personalised bauble making workshop, new for Christmas 2019.
The bauble making workshop takes one of our most popular gifts, the personalised bauble and allows your guests to have a hands-on engaging experience making it.
For many companies branded merchandise is a staple of their marketing mix, which is perfectly understandable. We believe however that careful consideration should be given to items that you plan to give as a gift.
This year we were delighted to be a part of the Christmas Party Show. Hosting a bauble making workshop and a seminar we demonstrated what it takes to create memorable experiences in events.
Whether you are marking a birthday or celebrating a referral, investment or house-move. These can be really personal moments for your client where your thoughtfulness will really stand out and be appreciated. The end result? A strengthened relationship and increased advocacy from your clients.
Lets face it, the Christmas party is the main event of the year for many employees.
It’s the most talked about and eagerly anticipated party for many employees and sometimes the only time they socialise outside working hours with their colleagues and/or customers.
It’s the eternal dilemma of gift giving, and nowhere more so than with Christmas business gifts. You desperately want to give your recipient something they will love, that resonates and is very them, whilst simultaneously being a reflection of you and your tastes and preferences.
The ideal cocktail to sip this Christmas whilst browsing our Christmas Brochure.
Get comfy put your feet up and enjoy.
This is a Manhattan at heart, with a few twists to make it our own.
Rummage. Not a word I wish to associate with how I conduct myself in business. Or any other setting for that matter. Yet here I find myself, in meeting with a prospective client for the first time and I need something to write with.
...Nothing much changes now. Whilst not quite 9 months ahead we are in the thick of proposing the perfect gifts for summer events.
We recently sat down with luxury event planner Amy Burleigh of Raspberry Rhubarb to get some top tips on how to plan a super luxe event. Here’s what we found out...
It was the quintessential 90’s party hangout. Quaglino’s, under Conran ownership continued the tradition of the restaurant combining great food with a raucous atmosphere that made it synonymous with a good time for nearly 10 years.
What makes a cocktail? This was the topic of conversation on a recent night out. We addressed the barman -surely an authority on these things. He declared his favourite to be a Jagerbomb so his opinion was quickly disregarded.
With Christmas just around the corner we’re getting very excited about this year’s decoration trends. Here are some that we’ve spotted which are easy to recreate.
The whisper-woosh as the ribbon is tugged free, the frenzied tear of the tissue and rumage through shredded paper. A quiet yet special moment of anticipation as a gift is revealed. Getting there, however is not always so treasured...
Its that time of year again to start thinking about what to get your staff for Christmas.
When we asked business owners what they typically get their staff each year the answer was a chorus of 'champagne, wine, chocolates'.
So you've spent so much time time on choosing the gift that you've run out of time to think about how to wrap it. Never mind... Wrong! How the gift is presented can be almost as important as the gift itself.
We all love flowers, but do we all love them as gifts? We think there are certain times when flowers are often given when a much more appreciated and suitable gift would have been preferred.
To think that this time last year Gilded Bee was barely a glimmer in mine & Emily’s eyes’. We were reflecting on a Christmas of crazy bauble making...
For me the Christmas table setting is almost as important as the food. It's the time to be creative and bold, and most importantly to have some fun.
We explore three completely different looks: Luxe, White and Nordic to inspire you this Christmas.
As I work on one of our bespoke business gift orders today, it strikes me how, even with the simplest of projects, once you start paying attention to the details the gift really evolves into something else entirely.
When you've spent so much time choosing the perfect gift, neglecting to pay attention to how it is presented is a serious mistake. A little bit of thought and care can show the recipient just how important they are to you.