Custom Chocolates

How to make your Company stand out with Logo Custom Chocolates this Holiday Season

Think about all those you wish to thank this holiday season, employees, clients, and service personnel. Many companies divide all the gift recipients in to groups and create tiers based on different types of criteria. It may be that larger client’s get one type of gift, while smaller clients or employees get a different type of gift.

Decide what type of gift will really “wow” your recipients and make your company stand out. Custom chocolates are a perfect example of that “Wow” type of gift. Your logo or a line drawing of your building, a photo or some other rending that is meaningful to you as a company will make the biggest impression.

There are plenty of custom chocolate gift ideas in the less than $10 per gift price range that can represent your business.  Think about custom chocolates in different shapes. If you are a construction firm you may want to purchase chocolate tools or even chocolate hard hats.  If you are in the entertainment industry a chocolate CD would be appropriate, and if you own any type of trucking, moving or hauling business you could put your logo on a chocolate van, delivery truck or chocolate semi truck.

For just a little bit more, you can add your logo to a large dark and milk bar of chocolate or purchase an edible box of chocolates filled with truffles or industry specific pieces. Cable companies or those that sell televisions or news stations may want to send a unique custom chocolate gift: a chocolate remote.   Companies that sell globally can give custom chocolate globes in varying sizes engraved with your logo.

If you have a large office to give too, or just want to give one larger gift to an entire department instead of individually, then a large milk and dark chocolate assortment would be suitable. A unique idea would be to spell out your message in chocolate squares.

And packaging is just as important as the gift inside. Think about all those presents you receive for your birthday or other special holiday. They are always wrapped in beautiful paper. This makes the excitement of the gift all the more fascinating.  There are many ways you can wrap your custom chocolates. Full color lids that are designed by you is one way, or you can take a full color stock design and add your logo in the middle to make it uniquely yours.

To see more custom chocolate gift ideas for the holiday season visit: www.CorporateGiftShowcase.com

Party Favors and Give-aways Part 2 of 3

In my previous article I discussed how invitations set the mood for getting people to attend your event. In this article I am going to tell you about what I do when I have a party to help make it a more enjoyable event. Give gifts and/or party favors. It doesn’t need to cost and arm and a leg to have something at your event for your attendees to keep when they leave. This is a little memento of the event that they can take home.

Recently, my husband turned 50. I put together a great little party in Daytona Beach at a fabulous little hotel called the Bahama House. Even though most of the attendees were family, I felt the need to present everyone with a goodie bag. We have great packaging on our websites, so I purchased some very nice gold bags and black and gold wraphia to make bows on the outside of the bags. But what was on the inside of each bag is what made everyone say WOW! They were amazed that they were getting “presents” at someone else’s birthday party. I had ordered 24 bottles of private labeled water imprinted with a custom message, my husband’s name and the date. I added the little celebration cakes the can be microwaved and come complete with a candle, balloon and sprinkles, there were light up buttons that said Happy Birthday, we had a chocolate 50 packaged in clear cello and tied with imprinted ribbon that had the same message as the water bottles, and the most fun item in the bag was a light up pilsner glass that was also imprinted with the same message as the water bottles and the chocolate. These were all presented to each guest at check-in. Everyone could tell by the contents of the goodie bag just how great the party was going to be! They were excited!!

Not everyone has to go as crazy with goodie bags as I did, but you only turn 50 once. For my birthday a couple of years ago, I decided to have a casino party. Each of the attendees received chocolate poker chips, and a light up button that looked like an Ace and King of Spades. (Yes, I do like things that light up and blink). Everyone loved wearing their button, and it was fun when it got dark outside. The chocolate was delicious too!

Having a theme for your party, helps not only with finding enticing invitations, but it also helps you with the kinds of giveaways that you will hand out to keep them thinking about your company or your event, long after it is over. Even restaurants and department stores have been known to give away edible things to get you to come in to their place of business and purchase. One time we worked with a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchisee, and they ordered hundreds of chocolate dipped fortune cookies with their own custom fortunes inside. Some of the fortunes had discounts off for food purchases, and others had a free item offer with purchase. – Who would have thought that KFC would use fortune cookies to promote their company? We were also approached a few years back to use this same concept for a women’s clothing store chain, but instead of fortune cookies they used bars of chocolate with the discounts inside.

Ask your promotional consultant if you get stuck for ideas. There are thousands of ideas out there. And most of all have fun!