A nice bottle of wine or a well-aged whisky are amongst the top go-to corporate gifts. However, sending alcohol as a corporate holiday present can sometimes fall flat. It’s true, not all your recipients appreciate receiving booze.
Holiday Gift Ideas That Aren’t Alcohol
Taking Cabernet off the table doesn’t mean your gifting process will be more stressful this season. The 22 gift ideas below will help nurture business-critical relationships, especially if you’re not sure about your recipients’ drinking habits.
The shift to virtual has certainly brought about challenges, but corporate gifting doesn’t have to be one of them. When you send via the Postal Marketplace, you don’t have to worry about confirming mailing addresses, working out the logistics of remote team members or managing a budget across a recruiting team.
1. Cheer Royale Mocktail – Cocktail Courier
This mocktail kit is a decadent alternative to non-alcoholic drinks like water or soda. Cheer to the season with this festive blend of blood orange syrup, lemon juice and peel, hibiscus tea, aromatic bitters, and non-alcoholic sparkling wine.
2. Snow Globe Winter Wonderland Cookies – Eat Bake Love
This interactive gift comes with instructions for decorating snow globe cookies and making royal icing. All non-perishable ingredients are included, plus sprinkles and a snow globe cookie cutter.
3. Merri-Mint Gift Set – Batch Gifts
At the end of a tough year, give the gift of self-care. The Merri-Mint gift set includes bath salts, hand lotion, a shower puff, rosemary mint soap, a vanilla peppermint candle, a shower steamer, lip balm, and an oat milk chocolate bar to enjoy while soaking in the tub
4. Winter Solstice Gift Set – BePresent
Brighten those cold, dark days with a winter solstice-themed box. You’ll lift anyone’s spirits with cozy cloud socks, affirmation cards, bath soak, chai concentrate, and a candle.
5. Perfect Pair Holiday Cookie Tin – Christie Cookie Co.
Cookies and brownies? Yes and yes. This special edition holiday combo tin contains 18 cookies in three flavors (chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia nut, and oatmeal raisin) and six triple chocolate brownies.
6. Sweet Treats Holiday Tower – Gourmet Gifts
This festive three-tiered tower is packed to the brim with sweetness. Your recipient will delight in the selection of milk chocolate truffles, cinnamon and brown sugar kettle corn, chocolate fudge, frosted gingerbread cookies, and dark chocolate-covered mini Oreos with crushed candy cane sprinkles.
7. Season’s Greetings Gift Tower – Gourmet Gifts
Looking for an even more dramatic gift tower? This Gourmet Gifts option features five pounds of tasty treats. Your recipient will unravel five different chocolate goodies, two kinds of cheese, garlic sausage, artisan crisps and crackers, salted cashews, caramel popcorn, cinnamon, and brown sugar kettle corn.
8. White & Gold Wreath – Idlewild Florals
Perfect for the front door or above the mantle, this dried floral wreath is tied with a gold silk bow and made of hardy dried banksia foliage, bleached white oak, and white bell cups.
9. Happy Holidays Gift Set – Knack Shops
This gift set includes 30 unique “pop open” cards that feature inspirational quotes and blessings. The kit also includes a scented candle and a trio of mini dark chocolate bars in three flavors.
10. Holiday Party – Knack Shops
This sweet and savory holiday snack assortment can feed up to 20 people, making it a great gift for someone who likes to entertain. For sweets, the box includes Italian Amaretti cookies, shortbread cookies, reindeer crunch popcorn, and milk and dark chocolate caramels. The savory selection includes gourmet crackers and crisps, a smoked salmon fillet, artichoke dip, vegan fig salami, pork salami, and salted peanuts.
11. Ensemble du Chocolat Classique – Vosges Chocolates
This round keepsake gift box houses an array of chocolates to sample and share. Included in the selection are vegan truffles, praline bonbons, soft caramels, peanut butter bonbons, caramel marshmallows, and a Bombalina.
12. Grande Gift Tower – Vosges Chocolates
This elegant chocolate tower makes a dramatic and delicious statement. The curated selection features delectable toffee, truffles, and caramels.
13. Noms Happy Holidays Gourmet Deluxe Cookies
Noms’ deluxe wooden gift boxes are laser-etched with a “Happy Holidays” message, making them great containers to keep for display. Inside, recipients will devour Noms’ flagship Berry Shortbread cookie with seasonals like Cinnamon Pumpkin Butter, Molasses, Caramel Butter Pecan, and the classic Snickerdoodle.
14. Box of 24 Brigadeiros – Obrigaderia
Brigadeiros, a traditional Brazilian sweet, are similar to chocolate truffles but creamier and softer. Obrigaderia’s high-quality brigadeiros are hand-rolled and come in flavors like milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate with sprinkles, and salted caramel.
15. Holiday Soup & Mugs Package – Spoonful of Comfort
At the end of a busy, cold day, having a ready-made meal on the table can feel like a miraculous gift. This package comes with gourmet soup, six rolls, and six cookies, plus everything you need to serve and eat. A ladle, four-holiday mugs, four-holiday spoons, and a holiday kitchen towel round out the gift set.
16. King of Hearts Anthurium – Leon and George
These flowers won’t begin wilting upon arrival. The King of Hearts Anthurium is a petite and leafy bouquet that will produce scarlet blooms year-round. The plant comes in a ceramic planter with a wood plinth.
17. Shutterfly Stemless Wine Glass
Create a custom design or choose ready-made patterns to adorn your wine glasses. Glasses can be personalized with photos and text to suit any recipient.
18. Shutterfly Photo Book
Do you have photos sitting on your phone of colleagues or a corporate event? Create a photo book with modern layouts and customizable text and artistic elements.
19. Shutterfly Plush Fleece Blanket
This customizable cozy fleece can be adorned with photos, names or quotes to suit your recipient’s style—an especially welcome gift during this cold season.
20. REBO Smart Bottle
This smart water bottle helps you reach your hydration goals and combat pollution. For every 600 ml or 16 oz you drink, REBO funds the collection of one plastic bottle polluting the environment.
21. Roses and Chocolate Gift Set
This decadent gift package includes a Raaka dark chocolate bar, a rose quartz crystal, and Bios Apothecary’s luxury rose petal and essential oil-infused bath oil.
22. 2022 Motivational Goal Planner Success Pack
A hybrid between a planner and a journal, this gift aims to help people reach their greatest potential. It includes a goal planner, inspirational sticker sheets, and a motivational pen—great for someone with big dreams for 2022.
Surprise and Delight at Scale
Doesn’t a bottle of wine sound downright boring after perusing all these options? If you’re looking for safe bets when it comes to corporate gifting this season, skip the alcohol and try out one of these ideas.
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