Time to Start Planning?? Holiday Gifting – 2020 Trends

Posted on Tue Oct 13, 2020.

Well we’re finally in the home stretch of 2020, and that means it’s time to start planning holiday gifts for your clients, employees, vendors, friends, and family.

Let’s just put it right out there: it’s been one heck of a challenging year, and everyone on your list deserves a great gift to lift their spirits.

We’ve included a few of our favorite holiday gift trends that are focused on things that are important to us at Imprint Engine, like environmentally friendly products and giving back to those less fortunate.

Here are some of our favorite partners doing great work in this space:

Imprint Engine Holiday Gifting Partners

Woodchuck USA, based in our hometown of Minneapolis, manufactures their custom products locally, and has a “Buy One, Plant One” program where they plant a tree for each item purchased. Along with a top quality customized product, the recipient of your gift also receives a card with the coordinates of where a tree was planted in their honor. 

HippyFeet is another great Minneapolis based partner, and is dedicated to supporting the homeless. Each product sold allows them to provide transitional employment to young people ages 16-24 who are experiencing homelessness. Through a program called Pop-Up Employment, Hippy Feet creates jobs for homeless youth via their packaging, screen-printing, and embroidery operations. 

LoveYourMelon is another great example of a partner of ours offering high quality custom products with a huge focus on giving back. Fifty percent (50%) of net profit from the sale of all Love Your Melon products is given to nonprofit organizations around the world that lead the fight against pediatric cancer. 

Lula’s Garden is an eco-friendly succulent gifting company, and each garden is hand planted in a self-sustaining gift box that is uniquely designed to serve as a planter for the succulents to thrive in. Our clients are absolutely loving the environmentally friendly packaging, luxurious design, and enduring flora that makes this a beloved gift. 

Our Top Gifting Story of 2019

Yamamoto Gives Clients The Gift Of Gifting

Last year for the holiday season, Minneapolis based Creative Ad Agency, Yamamoto, wanted to do something unique and special for their client holiday gifts, so they reached out to Imprint Engine to help bring their idea to life.

The idea was to donate jackets to homeless youth in Minneapolis on behalf of their clients. The clients also received a jacket from their favorite Yamamoto staff member, along with a note about the jacket that had been donated on their behalf. 

Read more below about how this incredible program worked: Yamamoto Gives Clients The Gift Of Gifting

We are so honored to work with incredible clients and vendors like the ones featured here, and we look forward to helping all of our clients deliver an uplifting holiday gift to everyone on your list so we can end 2020 on a positive note! 

We look forward to hearing from you on how we can help with your holiday gifts this year. 

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