6 Upcycled Holiday Gift Ideas
With more attention being paid on every level to how brands and corporations operate, the holidays are no time to sit back and let someone else do the shopping for your most important stakeholders.
This is your time to shine!
In 2016, businesses spent $90 billion, up 17% from 2013, on non-cash incentives and the number of companies giving corporate gift is sharply rising.
The holidays are an ideal time for your brand to recognize and thank those who have helped your company over the past year.
So, what can you do to make employees and key stakeholders feel appreciated this holiday season?
The simple act of gift giving can do wonders for your brand, especially when you align corporate giving with your company’s sustainability values.
We wanted to share some of our favorite eco-friendly brands along with gifts that you can customize to make your company stand out and be remembered this holiday season!
Here are 6 holiday gift ideas from brands that will leave your employees, fans, and customers filled with joy all year long!
About the brand: Recover Brands creates high-quality, comfortable apparel using recycled materials like polyester from plastic soda bottles and cotton from cutting floor scraps.
Perfect for: Event companies that have clients who stay in hotels, live in warm climates, or frequent the beach or pool
About the brand: TREDAGAIN™ wants to leave a better footprint and is taking steps to change how people view waste. Everyone needs shoes so TREDAGAIN™ saw an opportunity to create a useful product by upcycling used tires into outsoles through a clean, environmentally friendly process.
Perfect for: Companies that have clients who are handy in the kitchen or who simply love to BBQ
About the brand: Requip’d partners with hockey teams and manufacturers around North America to upcycle broken hockey sticks into unique, high quality BBQ sets. They are expanding into other sports including baseball and lacrosse.
Create Customizable Gifts
With bags and totes generating over 5,700 impressions, it’s not very hard to see why so many companies are turning to upcycling their branding assets to stretch their marketing budget.
Put your brand directly into the hands of your customers (or potential customers) and add customized labels to make your holiday gifts even more unique.
How to use this gift: ULTA and the Blue Man Group upcycled their banners to create unique makeup and travel bags to show their appreciation to customers and fans.
Small enough to hand out at retail locations or send in the mail, surprise your most valuable customers with a useful bag that can be taken everywhere they go.
Perfect for: Wine totes make great gifts for event companies with wine-loving clients or sports brands who have fans on the go can keep their drinks cool
How to use this gift: Go above and beyond for VIP clients by filling the wine tote with something special from a local winery.
Perfect for: Small coolers are gerat for tailgating sports fans, keeping drinks cold at the beach or on long car trips, and everyday use as a reusable lunch tote
How to use this gift: Jutty's Buddies, San Simeon Wines, DePauw U, and Riverbanks Zoo created small coolers to give away to event participants. Your brand can create these fun coolers for corporate events or charity fundraisers.
Don’t delay! Show your customers, employees, and fans that you value their business AND the environment by sending them upcycled gifts this holiday season. If you’re interested in learning how we can help your brand show off its sustainability side, send me an email to let me know!