Embracing the Local Touch: Why Choose Locally Sourced Corporate Gifts For Your Business
In a time when competition Is fierce, and businesses need to STAND OUT - unique locally sourced gifts are growing in popularity
The popularity of corporate gifting has been on the rise since the 1950s.
Corporate gifting has been a powerful tool for many years and has continued to gain momentum to express appreciation, strengthen business relationships, and make a lasting impression.
In more recent times, there has been a noticeable shift towards choosing locally sourced corporate gifts, and we believe this is for good reason!
Let’s explore the numerous advantages of embracing the local touch when it comes to corporate gifting.
Here's why you should source your gifts for employee appreciation, client appreciation and event gifting locally!
Fostering Community Connections
Choosing locally sourced corporate gifts allows your business to forge stronger ties with the local community. When you shop local and support small businesses, you're not just grabbing a unique find, you're weaving yourself into the community's fabric. It's like a high-five to the neighbourhood, promoting unity and teamwork.
Showcasing Unique Local Craftsmanship
Local artisans and businesses often produce unique, handcrafted items that reflect the region's culture and heritage, or incorporate skills that have been passed down through generations. Choosing such gifts can add a touch of authenticity and showcases the craftsmanship of the local community.
Aligning with Sustainable Practices
In our experience, independent businesses and artisan makers are more likely to produce their wares in small-batches. This typically means less material wastage and results in a lower chance of waste from overproduction. These businesses are also more likely to employ and use a local supply chain where possible, which can also have a positive impact on the environment and the local economy.
Tailored to Your Brand Image
Local businesses and artisan makers can often be more flexible and accommodating, allowing for greater customisation of your corporate gifts. This enables you to align the local gifts with your brand image, ensuring they reflect the values and identity of your company. In other words, gifts that are just right for you!
Supporting Local Economies
One of the most significant benefits is the positive impact on local economies. When you choose to source gifts locally, you actively contribute to the growth and prosperity of businesses in your community, creating a cycle of support and success.
Boosting Employee Morale
Corporate gifts aren't just for clients; they're also a way to appreciate and motivate your employees. Choosing locally sourced corporate gifts can boost morale by demonstrating your commitment to the local community and employee well-being.
Leveraging a Positive Brand Image
Associating your brand with locally sourced, high-quality gifts creates a positive brand image. It communicates to clients, partners, and employees that your company values community engagement, sustainability, and supporting local businesses.
Enhancing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
In an era where corporate social responsibility is crucial, choosing locally sourced corporate gifts is a tangible way to demonstrate your commitment to social and environmental causes. It aligns your business with values that resonate with a socially conscious audience.
Experience the unique approach of Little Local Box to corporate gifting
Here at Little Local Box, we know the benefits of opting for locally sourced corporate gifts extend far beyond the act of giving. It's a strategic decision that positively impacts your business relationships, the local community, and the environment. As you embark on your corporate gifting journey, consider the ripple effect your choices can have and the meaningful connections you can establish by embracing the local touch. Choose local, make connections and make a difference.
Little Local Box collaborate with over 50 independent businesses and artisan makers in the UK, and are continually growing as we create unique local corporate gifts. Our focus is on crafting and designing distinctive local gifts that cater to our discerning clients. If you are short of time, we have a ready-to-send collection which can be personalised with branded note cards, or if time is on your side, we have our Design & Source service which offers a fully bespoke gifting service which can take your vision and make it a reality. The possibilities are endless.
Get in touch to start the conversation or take a look at Why it's so important to create a perfect corporate gift. Understand the importance of choosing the right corporate gift and how it can help your business.
Take a look at our region specific ready-to-send collection and send a workplace gift today to say Happy Birthday, Thank You, Good Luck, Get Well Soon and more!