Corporate Holiday Gift Giving

This is the time of year when everyone starts giving corporate gifts. Corporate holiday gift giving is expected to rise this year, as companies are finding more opportunities in a growing economy and the fear of the recession is over. So, how do you bullet proof your shopping list this year? By finding better corporate gifts that will always make a good impression.

Keep it simple this year. The recession is over but fear of another one hasn't quite left the building. Don't go overboard with gifts that are too expensive, because it could make you look too optimistic. However, if your company and its higher ups do expect expensive gifts, find some that are office related, and grounded in practicality like El Casco's gold office accessories. They include gold inkwells, pencil sharpeners and other novelty desk accessories from a bygone era, when thins weren't so heady.

Another choice that is perfect in any decade (and every decade to follow until infinity is the Perpetual Calendar. This is one of the most popular office gifts, and if your office hasn't seen one yet, it's perfect. You'll introduce everyone to this really neat calendar that never needs to be replaced. Just turn the blocks to change the date. It's an excellent corporate gift idea.

There are plenty more suitable gifts this year, like bar ware and wine tools, wine boxes, crystal stemware and even wall decorations. If your feeling nostalgic, you'll also find a large selection of retro clocks and decorations in our wall clocks section.

For the traveling executive our leather tie case, travel clocks and valets are excellent choices.

Always remember to buy nice, corporate holiday gifts. It's not a chance to try and save a penny or two here and there. These gifts are designed to be enjoyed.

Client Gifts for the Holidays

“So, this is Christmas...” the song says, and in your world the next line should be “and what should I get” What should you get your clients for Christmas and the holidays, that is. If that’s you, if your world is about making connections, selling yourself and sealing the deal, then this is your store.

We have a big selection of really good client gifts earning recognition on people’s desks (yes, people actually use and keep them). These are those neat gifts you probably have noticed on the desks of the big wigs you’re trying to woo over to your side.

These aren’t bobble heads, or cheesy coffee mugs with insta-print-slogans slapped on the side. These are high quality crystal items made by the same people who craft the Tony Awards and Golden Globes.

These are real crystal office desk clocks, world globes and clock pen stands. They are real gold layered, hand polished accessories from El Casco, and handmade leather desk sets by Dacasso. There are also more traditional items like gold cigar cutters, cigar holders and cases, pen stands and perpetual calendars. If you think a new bull sculpture or bull and bear themed globes, statues and accessories are a better option, you’re probably right. Those are here too.

If you are a law firm or looking for gifts to a lawyer, you can choose from any range of legal themed items including Lady Justice Statues, desk accessories and more. The same goes for the financial industry. Bull statues are an excellent client gift idea for any in the financial arena. Client gifts don’t have to be boring or routine. A colorful gemstone globe bookend, or pen stand will really stand out, for instance, and the same goes for crystal clocks, Gold accessories and other similar items.

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Saving Money on Coworker Gifts

Choosing the right co worker gifts requires some forethought and skill. But this year, if you are like so many of us who feel lucky just to have a job, you are more concerned about saving a few dollars on those gifts.

So, if you have a number of co-workers you are buying gifts for be sure to plan ahead and get started on your shopping early. Usually, a few weeks before black Friday you will start to see some great deals on discount items, just to clear out some room for the holiday rush. Take advantage of these discounts and consider a few more short cuts to save more money when buying co-worker gifts.

#1 Look for items that come in bulk packages or buy items in bulk and give them to everyone. Things like candles, candy, and even statues or bookends are available in bulk quantities. You'll always get a bigger discount when you opt to buy more, rather than buying one item here, and one item there. If you are shopping online for coworker gifts, you'll also save on the shipping costs.

#2 Spend cheap but don't buy cheap. There are great items that are just as expensive looking and well-made as those really costly gifts you see everywhere. However, because of overstocks, or lower demand for some reason, the price is not as high. Focus on these items and consider getting them engraved to make them more original.

#3 Choose wisely in regards to who you buy for and how much you spend. It doesn't make sense to spend a lot on the intern, or your boss' secretary, it will make sense to spend more on your boss, or the new manager you'll be working with after the holidays.

Always select nice things you won't find in box stores to avoid getting something someone else in the office might buy. There are many designer items from manufacturers who focus on inter-office gifts as their niche. These items are perfect for coworker gifts. You'll find accessories from Bey Berk and Dacasso are among the best.