Finding the right gift for your employees or clients can be a challenge, but when done well, it can have a major impact. One of the fastest growing gift categories is food gifts, expected to grow to $26 billion in 2024 despite disruptions from the pandemic. Packaged food is a convenient and universal gift–after all, who doesn’t enjoy chocolate or candy? As well, they are easy to ship, and bring joy to those who can’t be visited due to social distancing.
Of course, there are other questions to consider such as how much to spend, if the cost of each gift should be the same across all clients/employees, which products to choose, etc. Regardless of whatever your budget is, we’ve got summer-appropriate gift ideas that are sure to impress and be used!
Employee and Client Gifts Under $15
1) S’mores Kit
The Make Your Own S’mores Kit contains a milk chocolate bar, 6 marshmallows, and 6 graham crackers – everything campers need to make three hot, sweet S’mores. The Make Your Own S’mores Kit comes in an eye-catching campfire themed box with space for your logo.
Enjoy your drink at any moment! This 12oz durable, double-wall 18/18 stainless steel vacuum construction with copper insulation, which allows your beverage to stay cold for 24 hours and hot for at least 6 hours. The construction also prevents condensation on the outside of the tumbler. Perfect accessory for wine.
This is a yummy sweet and sour candy mix that can be customized with tropical candies and bright packaging.
4) Grow kit
With summer finally here, it’s time to get growing! These kits come in a variety of flower, herb, and vegetable seed options for recipients to start a small garden. Basil is usually a favourite!
Ready for displaying summer cocktails! With the ability to customize the glasses, this is perfect for impromptu backyard hangouts and picnics.
The label of this sweet barbecue sauce can be customized—add your company name to the label for a fun surprise!
Sugar and salt are a decorative and flavourful way to garnish cocktails. The salts are perfect for margaritas and bloody marys, and the sugars great for chocolate and apple martinis!
Being eco-friendly on-the-go has never been easier with this reusable straw that comes with its own carrying pouch and cleaning brush.
Make it a legen-dairy summer with this ice cream kit. Containing oreo crumbs, candy pearls, sprinkles, waffle cones, and a generous bottle of chocolate sauce, this kit will elevate the ice cream experience!
Summer is a great time to enjoy herb or fruit infused water. This bottle makes water infusions happen on the go!
This cooler bag conveniently comes with a spatula and tongs for surprise summer BBQs.
Rugged and versatile, with a water-resistant, PVC-coated exterior in strong and durable ripstop and a soft fleece interior, the Tek Explorer is perfect for taking on all of your outdoor adventures. Complete with a molded rubber carry handle, this blanket is perfectly practical and easy to transport.
Margarita delivered to the door! With a customizable mason jar, festive cocktail umbrella, and package of margarita mix (non-alcoholic), this kit will get the party started on a Friday night.
6) Wine Kuzie
There’s nothing worse on a hot summer day than lukewarm wine! Keep wine chilled and ready to refresh with this double wall vacuum insulated wine kuzie.
Perfect for carrying parfaits, ice cream, and smoothies on the go, the Chill Yo 2 Go keeps snacks chilled for hours, even on a hot sunny day.
1) Yeti tumbler
Outside Magazine named Yeti’s Rambler as the “best mug ever made”, and with good reason! Designed with durability to keep beverages insulated, this tumbler is bound to be a staple beyond summer.
2) Cooler Bag
Durable top-loading 24 can cooler featuring extra thick foam insulation. Hinge-style zippered top allows for quick accessibility and an adjustable and removable padded shoulder strap ensures comfort while carrying. Features a leak-resistant heat-sealed liner with a 1-Year Limited Warranty. Includes a stainless steel bottle opener attachment.
3) Cheese board
Cheese boards are not just for holiday entertainment! Did you know cheeses are seasonal? Summer milk tends to be higher quality due to cows being able to feed on green pastures, changing the aroma and flavour of the cheese.
This cheese board comes with ceramic cups to conveniently hold sauces or other antipasto.
For the budding baristas, this 12-piece mixology set is bound to make them the life of any party.
5) Glass Set
This fun set of 4 glasses is bound to add an insta-worthy tropical flair to all drinks!
6) Garden kit
This gardening kit makes growing fresh herbs easy, even for those with brown-thumbs. Instead of having to remember to water regularly, a wick draws water to the plant from a reservoir.
For those who love to get their grill on, this set contains the essentials for a great BBQ. The apron can be custom printed with their name (e.g. “Pitmaster Michael”) for a unique touch!
Pancakes are perfect for any season, but this extra sweet maple kit is perfect with trips to the cottage.
Looking for more summer gifting inspiration? Check out our summer catalogue!
Ready to start gifting? Contact us to get it started!