Early bird… Gets the best EOY gift.
We all know that going about it at the last minute is never a good idea. You should be planning and ordering your end-of-the-year gift at least 3 months in advance –that way you can get your hands on the coolest products.
So, write it down on your calendar, put a post-it note on your desktop, or a reminder on your phone.
Doing this earlier also means taking the time to choose your gifts thoughtfully (and not in a rush due to time constraints).
Choose your recipients wisely.
Do you plan on offering gifts to your customers, or perhaps to your valued employees? Or both? In this case it is important to know your field of action.
The goal is not to offer anything to anyone, but rather choose what you’re giving to whom, and do it with intent.
You see, intent will vary depending on the recipient. If the gifts are for customers, you’re going to want the gift to be something they use on the daily –so they always have your logo on hand.
Conversely, if the gift is for your employees, you instead want to offer moments of wellness, so they feel appreciated for their hard work.
Once you’ve decided on the recipients of your gifts, it’s time to choose the present.
Any idea regarding the budget?
This is crucial: define your budget (And quantity), ASAP. This will help you narrow down your options and calculate your costs in terms of product customization and delivery.
The best is to define an average budget per person, because then, you will be able to define it according to your recipient.
What about personalization?
Once you’ve chosen your gifts, you might as well add a finishing touch and personalize them.
Whether it be your embossed logo, the engraved name of your recipient, or a printed drawing of your choice, personalization is always the cherry on top of the perfect present.
We’ll leave you with our final reminder: If you want to truly ‘wow’ your employees, don’t leave your end-of-the-year gift for the last minute.
A little secret? If you’re getting your gifts at the last minute, you’re only going to get the items that are in stock –aka, the not-so-special gifts!
Get in touch with us today, and we’ll make it happen, so your staff has the most thoughtful gift of all!
Limit waste generation.
Single use plastic is over. And while we do try our best to limit our single use plastic waste, in the case that it does occur, the best course of action is to recycle it or dispose of it correctly.
Ways to limit your single use plastic waste and/or dispose of it are:
– Provide reusable dishes (mugs, glasses, plates …)
– Provide your employees with personalized water bottles to limit the use of plastic bottles – water dispenser as well.
– Promote office supplies made from recycled materials (e.g., recycled paper printer sheets, hygiene products, etc.)
– Opposite of encourage unnecessary printing, and encourage double sided printing, and the use of scrap paper for notes or small print jobs.
Impose the sorting of waste! A simple gesture yet very important for the environment.
Re-think your office decor.
Plant power: If you want to make your office (literally) greener, you cannot miss the plants! Whether it’s large plants or simple potted flowers, all plants are carbon traps that recover ambient CO2, cleaning the air around them.
Beyond the obvious benefits (oxygen!), plants help brighten atmosphere to your office. Who knows? Perhaps they might make your staff even more motivated: goodbye stress and hello productivity!
And other decorations? If you really want to go all out, choose furniture made from sustainable materials: wooden desks, bamboo furniture, recyclable office accessories.
Also reveal your old school side by equipping yourself with second-hand furniture: vintage is cool!
Adopt (and teach) eco-responsible habits.
the If environmental protection is a topic that is close to your heart, then educate your employees on the best courses of action:
– Encourage your staff to favour ecological modes of travel (public transport, bicycle, etc.) rather than their cars. You can even provide them with the appropriate biking safety gear.
– Manage energy responsibly: turn off lights, heating/air conditioning, electronic devices, etc.
– Set achievable sustainability goals for you and your team –and reward (nature) them when they’re met: plant a tree or plan a staff neighbourhood clean-up.
To make these gestures a habit, you can hang helpful explanatory posters throughout the office to raise awareness among your team.
What did you think of our tips? At Kick And Rush, sustainable is our norm –which is why we can help.
Looking to incorporate some eco-friendly items into your office? Or perhaps into your merchandising strategy?
We can help you meet your sustainability goals –let’s get in touch. body element