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Archives: September, 2012

TCMPiCorporate Gifts for the Holidays: How Giving Now Gives Back Later

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Giving holiday gifts because “it’s the right thing to do” shouldn’t preclude planning for a healthy ROI.

It happens every year around this time. It starts with the simple question “What are we doing about holiday gifts this year?” That leads to the furrowed brow, the wringing hands, the gnashed teeth and the Scrooge-like question “Why do we have to do anything?” Often that’s followed by the mumbled “It just costs us money.”

Well, yes, and no. Continued…

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TCMPiHow to be Green without going into the Red this Holiday Season

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When it comes to giving business gifts, what’s good for the pocketbook can also be good for the environment.

Environmentally conscious companies face a dilemma when it comes to choosing corporate gifts for clients, business partners and employees. The desire to give business gifts that show their appreciation must be weighed against their desire to protect the world in which we all live. For many, the mere thought of giving petroleum-based, excessively packaged, or downright discard-able gifts is abhorrent. However, with a little careful planning, companies can find eco-friendly gift ideas to help save the planet while saving dollars. Continued…

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TCMPiThanksgiving: Christmas in Disguise

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Thanksgiving. Christmas in Disguise

How to Avoid Getting Lost in the Crush of Holiday Corporate Gift Giving.

More and more companies find that sending business gifts in late November allows them to beat the rush, stand out from the crowd and sometimes even save money.

For most of us, the Christmas holiday season seems to get more and more frantic each year. And when it comes to giving corporate gifts to clients, business partners and employees, the pressure seems even more intense as the years go by. Continued…

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TCMPiIt’s Time for Timeless Jewelry

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Timeless Jewelry

Heather Biben unveils crystal, pearl and sterling silver selections just right for corporate gifts for women.

When it comes to suggesting corporate gifts with everlasting emotional appeal for women, our Senior Merchandiser Heather Biben heads straight for the Swarovski crystal jewelry selection. Along the way, she stops by Links of London to check out the newest “instant classic”, the Hope Egg Earrings that the Duchess of Cambridge chose for her official engagement portrait. And of course she flags pearl earrings and bracelets from the inspired designer Steven Lagos. With an unerring eye for timelessness as well as beauty, she also visits DeLatori whose motto “Beauty Transcending Time” fits perfectly with the intent of business gifts for women.

Heather’s advice? While business gifts should never be too intimate, modern etiquette suggests earrings, bracelets and necklaces are perfectly okay as holiday gifts or rewards. Crystal, pearls and sterling silver top her lists because they are affordable, appeal to a wide variety of tastes and are stylishly classic.

See all of Heather’s latest business gift ideas for the women on your list

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