Rewarding your loyal clients (or hard working staff) should always form part of your annual marketing spend. But what do you get the client that has everything? Having been responsible for corporate gifting in previous roles, I understand how hard it is to find gifts that not only say thank you, they have to fit your brand too. i bestow is a newly founded local business that takes gifting seriously. Lara Harley, i bestow Founder, saw a gap in the market for elegant and unique corporate gifts.
We are crushing on i bestow's range of indulgent, beautifully wrapped, locally sourced hampers overflowing with luxe goodies. Did we mention i bestow donate money from every hamper sale back to local charities? The gift that keeps on giving. This week we chat to i bestow Founder Lara Harley about why these little beauties are the ultimate corporate gift.
What gave you the idea to found i bestow?
i bestow came about from a level of frustration in the market. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of hamper companies in Melbourne, and some of them are beautiful. However, I felt that they were still missing something. Pizzazz, point of difference, something. I wanted to create a business that makes a difference or at least contributes to a higher purpose.
What makes i bestow gifting so unique?
We are gifting differently. You wont find any fillers in our gift boxes, everything within has its place and we want the receiver to love every piece. We have searched high and low to source local products. i bestow celebrates hand crafted gifts made within Australia by real people. We have spent time to learn the makers story and we are sharing their stories on our blogs that come out weekly.
Our most significant difference is giving back. 10% of the profits from each gift goes back to those who are in need. We are gifting not only to you, but back to those who need it most.
What are your personal faves for corporate gifts?
I love to give and receive gifts - who doesn't?! The great thing about hamper gifts is that the whole office can share the gift box and choose items that they love. My other recommendation for corporate gifting is to give a gift to your clients that has been chosen just for them. For example, if they love coffee - then choose a coffee inspired gift, similarly if they love chocolate. i bestow has created gifts that are targeted towards their receiver, we even have gifts that have been made for the client who is dog crazy. A gift box that is full of doggy treats because lets face it, our four legged friends deserve treats too.
Tell us about giving back to the community...
We believe in the importance of giving back to those in need, this stems from a love of giving. i bestow has searched high and low for the most intriguing charities in the world who are making a real difference to those less fortunate than us. Each gift box at i bestow is linked to a relevant charity and 10% of the profit of the sale of that box will be sent directly to that charity.
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