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Posted by Madeleine Denebeim on 6/18/24 9:00 AM

While corporate gifting has always been a cornerstone of building and maintaining business relationships, keeping up with emerging trends adds new context to how Cultivate defines “appreciation.” With 87% of companies investing in corporate gifts today, up from only 35% in the two decades prior, it’s clear that companies know that prioritizing appreciation in the workplace is worth it… but maximizing your budget while finding the right gift for everyone year after year can be harder than it seems. 

Classic gifting collections like sunglasses and sandals provide a plethora of styles and budget options, making them the perfect intro to corporate gifting. But if you’ve tried the classics and want to refresh how you appreciate your team or network, a touch of customization can make your gifts stand out even more. This is where our Design Experiences featuring Hexa Custom, TimBuk2, or ROAM luggage come into play. Keep reading to learn about how Design Experiences are the perfect way to add a unique, personal touch to corporate gifting that is both creatively fulfilling for your recipients and logistically smarter for you.ROAM Design Experience Blog

Break up the monotony with a creative edge

How many black puffers can one own? While practical, traditional corporate gifts often lack the excitement of something new and different. Offering a colorful down jacket or a vibrantly designed piece of luggage breaks the monotony and brings a fresh burst of creativity to your recipients' lives. It's a fun and memorable experience that they'll associate with your brand. 


Imagine the excitement of receiving a gift that isn't just functional but also a canvas for personal expression. With Hexa Custom, TimBuk2, or ROAM luggage, your recipients can choose their favorite colors, patterns, and features, making each gift truly unique. This level of customization turns a simple item into a reflection of personal style and taste (and makes it easier for them to find their luggage at baggage claim on their return flight!)

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Logistical no-brainer

If you’ve ever received a piece of clothing in the wrong size or color you’d just never wear, you’ll know how tricky gifting apparel can be. Managing it for a corporate gifting program can multiply this, especially when dealing with diverse preferences and sizes. Our Design Experiences let you eliminate the guesswork with customization that appeals to everyone, regardless of age, gender, or personal style. 


By offering a range of customizable options, you cater to a broad audience, ensuring that every recipient feels valued and appreciated. Recipients design their own gifts, ensuring they get exactly what they want in the right size, color, and style. Externally, this inclusivity enhances your brand’s reputation and strengthens business relationships. Behind the scenes, this reduces returns and exchanges, making the entire process smoother and more efficient.

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We take care to source partners that embrace the customization process and offer top-quality products. That’s why we feature Hexa Custom, TimBuk2, and ROAM; all renowned for their quality and durability. When you choose these brands for your gifting program, you're not just offering a customizable item; you're giving a high-quality product that will last. This longevity means your brand stays top-of-mind for longer, reinforcing positive associations every time the gift is used.


Choice is everything

A custom-designed gift is more than just an item; it's an experience that they remember long after their bespoke gift is delivered. Involving your recipients in the design process goes a long way in showing that you value their individuality and care about their preferences. 


This active participation creates a deeper connection with your brand and gives you a competitive edge over others who stick to the same gift options repeatedly. It’s a strategic move that not only delights recipients but also positions your brand as innovative and forward-thinking. 

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Ready to simplify your gifting process while building stronger, more meaningful connections with your business partners and clients? Revitalize your corporate gifting program with our Design Experiences featuring Hexa Custom, TimBuk2, or ROAM luggage. Experience Gifting with even more choices by checking out all gifting options, including Design Experiences, in our On-site Gifting Lookbook. Once you’re ready to start planning, keep scrolling down the page to connect with an expert!

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Topics: Appreciate & Inspire

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