In honor of Women's History Month, we wanted to keep showcasing some of our favorite go-to women owned businesses we look up to and aspire to be! They share the same ethics, values and mission to use their platforms to support and give back to communities and businesses.
Are you an Event Planner offering welcome gift services for your clients? If so do you outsource this task or keep this in house?
As with any event detail, welcome gifts can be as extravagant or simplistic as your client desires. There is flexibility in pricing, products, packaging and paper details that create a thoughtful experience for hotel guests upon arrival.
They are mostly popular with events where guests are traveling from afar (flying in or 2 hour + commute) and spending at least one night in a hotel, Airbnb, VRBO, Bed & Breakfast or any other venue overnight. Welcome gifts are a very sweet and thoughtful gesture guests will more than appreciate.
With that said, chances are that if your client wants welcome gift bags, most wedding and event planners take this heavy logistical task on themselves and DIY rather than outsource. This is also often done in the few weeks leading up to the event which results in the gifts being assembled during crucial business hours, delegated to a team member that could be working on something more pertinent or bleeding into your down time.
Have you actually calculated the time you put into welcome gifting? From client communication, to ordering/receiving/quality control, to storage to assembly, clean up and delivery. The task itself is considered "easy" but the time taken, really should be compensated on your end and certainly not taking you away from what you do best.
Luckily, our service is the perfect solution to save you time, overwhelm, space and money as we purchase our items in bulk quantities which gives us leverage with packaging costs versus buying at premium pricing on Amazon and other retailer outlets.
As you know, time is money in business so our service also creates space in your timeline to focus on your clients, business needs or simply allows you to take a much needed break.
You or your clients can work with us to create beautiful and thoughtful welcome gifts in two very easy ways!
Both services are designed to make the entire process easy from inquiry to delivery. We become a part of your vendor team and treat every project with the upmost care.
So, whether your looking for company welcome gifts or wedding welcome gifts for hotel guests, we are here to make your life easier! If you want to learn more about our process or have questions, contact us!
In honor of Women's History Month, we wanted to showcase some of our go-to female friendors that we just love working with here at Lavender and Pine!
Each of the women below, in no specific order, are amazing to work with, incredibly talented and run their businesses magnificently. They not only put immense care into their work, they truly adore their clients and create a beautiful experience from start to finish!
Erin Mutty, CEO & Founder of Nob Hill Jane
Nob Hill Jane® is a Connecticut based calligraphy studio offering modern calligraphy, engraving & hand lettered custom signs for weddings, celebrations & events.
I met Erin when L+P first started! Our first big publication in Brides led me to sending her a message on Instagram asking for help in creating gift tags and welcome notes with her stunning calligraphy. She jumped right in saved the day!
Since then, we work with Erin during the holidays (she creates our holiday gift tags!) and most recently had the pleasure of collaborating with her on an editorial photo shoot located at the Bois Dore in Newport, RI. From paper to pastries (yes, that macaron below is her work!), Erin's calligraphy adds an elegant and elevated touch to your event!
Calling all Event Planners! If you're planning an event this year and your clients request hotel welcome bags for their guests, we can take this often last minute and time consuming task off of your plate with literally a few clicks of a button!
Gifting hotel guests is super popular down south (hello southern hospitality!) and our goal is to bring the thoughtful welcome gift game all over the US by making the process easy, time saving and fun!
So often couples want to DIY welcome gifts thinking it's more affordable and easy- CUE instant regret when they realize these are done during the busiest part of wedding planning, in the week leading up to the big day. What happens next? You guessed it, or experienced it first hand, the Planner takes on the task.
Even if this is a service you offer, I'm here to tell you that unless you really want to do them and being compensated properly for the time and products, you are better off hiring a gift service to take on this task so you and your team can focus on all other aspects of your business. We become a part of your vendor team and integrate into your process seamlessly!
With that said, we worked with developers to create our Welcome Gift Builder that allows you to create 10 or 500 welcome gifts in 10 minutes!
Rather than googling "what to put in welcome bag for weddings" or "welcome bag ideas" - you can simply use this practical Welcome Gift Building Tool that breaks it all down for you.
You are still in control of the gift building process to fit your event vibe, you get to choose items you love without having to coordinate a thing and the best part is you don't have to take the time to build and delivery them- that's on us!
We launched this Welcome Gift Builder as a way to save you time, personal space, overwhelm and brain capacity LOL. In all seriousness, when hosting a major event this is something that shouldn't take up too much of your time as there are sooo many other details to worry about. To break down how easy this should be for you, we have added 6 simple steps below to walk you through our welcome gift builder process.
Pointer: When filling out the Welcome Gift Builder, be sure that all contents that you choose have the same quantities throughout the whole process. You can also play around with budget as it calculates that for you on each screen as you build!
1. Pick your packaging: Choices vary between box and bag options. Depending on the packaging you choose, you will be prompted to click your preferred ribbon/tag option.
2. Click Next: Pick your preferred beverage
3. Choose and click your favorite sweet snack(s)
4. Click Next & add Choose your favorite savory snack(s)
5. Optional Add on! If you don't want to add anything else to your welcome bag, do not feel obligated to. (You can simply skip this step, as your guests will love the surprise of receiving an unexpected welcome gift either way).
6. FINAL step: fill out your event details and click submit!
That's it!! Your welcome bags can come in multiple variations, you can budget accordingly and if you want to add specific stationery, you can send it to us at no additional charge!
Have questions before you get started? CONTACT US
With Employee Appreciation Day coming up on March 3, an event may be on your schedule or gifting may even be on your list of to-dos! If you're overwhelmed and spinning your wheels on what to gift your team, then you're in the right spot!
Employee appreciation is one of our favorite forms of corporate gifting because it's a great way to highlight the hard work your team is doing, make them feel appreciated and lifting team spirits during first quarter after coming off the heels of the holiday season.
Pro-tip: Although we all love our logos, it is crucial to take into consideration the actual contents of the gift rather than swag. Swag is fun but can easily turn your employee appreciation gift into a promotional gift which would conflict with the ultimate intention of the gift itself. You can still add your branding in a subtle nature such as: branded note-cards, branded tags, branded shipping tape, etc.; that will ultimately not take away from your gift! (You can check out our semi-custom program here for more information).
In addition to sending employee appreciation gifts on or surrounding employee appreciation day, you can also send welcome boxes aka onboarding gifts for new employees which will immediately set the tone for a great first impression, continue that new hire excitement and establishes at the beginning that they already are an integral part of your team, which in turn gives them a positive feel of company culture.
Below I have added some of our main employee appreciation gifts that you can send this year!
If you want a more custom approach to your employee appreciation gifts or have an event that you want us to create a gift for, we can absolutely help with that! Just click here.
February is known for spreading love and gratitude and we are here to highlight Galentine's Day!
The meaning behind Galentine's Day, as defined by Google, is "a holiday observed on February 13th as a time to celebrate friendships, especially among women."
As a woman owned business, this tugs at our heart strings as we wouldn't be where we are today without the support of our peers. That's why this year we launched our Galantine's Day Collection!
We want to show and spread our appreciation for everyone that has been with us since day one as well as making this a time for you to send some love to the leading ladies in your lives! We kept the collection simple and sweet. Take a look below and see what Galentines Day Gifts you like and let us know your favorites.
*ProTip: these also serve as great Valentine's day gifts if you need them to be!
That's it! It is that easy! Once we process your gift orders you will automatically receive tracking information.
Our service was made to not only create an incredible experience for your clients but you as well. We understand the heavy workloads you endure to ensure your clients are happy as they work with you and we do just the same for our clients. Let us relieve you of the gifting overwhelm, product handling, shipping logistics and packaging so you can focus on what you do best!
Our mission is to make gifting easy and save you time while still delivering beautiful and thoughtful gifts to your recipients. From birthdays and housewarmings to engagements and new baby gifts, our gift collection was curated to cover all major and everyday occasions for your gifting needs.
So, how does ordering from our online shop work? It's super simple...
Our gift page has a pricing filter to help you sort through our collections and find options that suit your level of affordability. Note: many of our gifts offer options to change the packaging which will also decrease or increase in price depending on your preferences!
Once your options are filtered through, choose a gift that best suits your needs! Note: If you know that your recipient has allergies, it's best to stay away from gifts that offer food items.
Many of our gifts offer options to change the packaging, swap candle scents and include add-ons! All gifts come with the option for a gift tag based on your gift occasion. Note: If you need help choosing a gift, simply ask us for advice.
For another level of personalization, tell us what you would like your message to say so we can handwrite a thoughtful note for you! Note: Be sure to use your recipients name and add yours!
Once ordered you will receive an email confirmation of your order and tracking information once your order ships!
If you need to deliver something quickly, feel free to choose one of our speedy options at checkout!
Happy Holiday Shopping!
These next few months are going to be full of Friendsgivings, Thanksgivings, Secret Santa's, White Elephants and bouncing around from place to place. Some events may be more formal than others, held in restaurants and may not even warrant a gift!
Not all occasions are gifting occasions BUT, as experts in gifting with intention, our rule of thumb is this: if you're invited as a guest into someone's home, it's best to not show up empty handed!
With that said, we know that drumming up ideas can be daunting and often a last-minute task with everything else you have going on.
Of course, a bottle of wine or alcohol is an easy option but always make sure your hosts do indeed drink alcohol! This list is for those who want to step it up a notch on the creative scale!
Options can be overwhelming, so we've curated a list of our favorite DIY ideas from our Amazon and similar gifts from our curated shop for you to choose based on your needs, budget and time frame.
All of our shop gifts do come with a handwritten note and packaging options! So if DIYing makes you cringe a bit, we have you covered! Some of our gifts also come with add-ons and product swaps so you can really personalize to your liking.
Everything is linked below but for quick and easy...
CLICK HERE FOR OUR AMAZON LIST!
CLICK HERE FOR OUR CURATED SHOP!
Easy and fun, we have some great recommendations in our Amazon Hostess Gift List for you to DIY something unique! Pro-tip: add a sprig of rosemary, lavender or greenery from outside to dress it up! Below is our curation, feel free to use it or create your own!
Don't want to DIY? Our Culinary Garden Gift includes a Joanna Gaines Cookbook, Herb Garden Seeds and Herb Pull & Pinch Dish! Gift comes perfectly packaged with a handwritten note!
Who doesn't love candles?! It's a very nice sentiment that won't go unused. Our Amazon List a few of our favorites!
Pro-tips: Choose brands that you know of as some are toxic and turn the vessel black. Also stick with more neutral scented candles like clean linen, sea salt and amber noir, to name a few. If you're unsure if your hosts like floral, citrus or sweet-smelling candles, I suggest avoiding them entirely.
Prefer an already packaged candle? These are a best seller for good reason. Just click the below, choose your scent, packaging and check out!
An open basket with soap, linen spray, towels and a cutting board (or any mix of these items that fit your budget!). Have fun with this one--mix and match, stay on theme or create a date night for your hosts! Build your Gift on Amazon Here!
Don't want to DIY? Click here to check out all of the great gift curations we have in our shop and pick what's best for your recipients! All of our gifts come perfectly packaged with a handwritten note!
Any opportunity to share some homemade goodness and TLC?? I'm in 100%
How often do you bring a dish to only forget that dish and never see it again? My advice is to keep a few extra platters on hand for this reason. Keep the design simple, white is always best, and your hosts will appreciate the gesture!
Check out some of our favorite platters here!
Another idea is a DIY charcuterie board with the boards we have in our Amazon list and Joyful Healthy Eats amazing blog to learn how to make an epic holiday board!
Pro-Tip: always keep in mind allergies so ask your hosts beforehand if anyone in their household suffers from food intolerances (ie non-dairy, nut allergies etc)
We hope this helps you get your gift giving wheels a spin and have fun with gifting this season!
Don't forget to share your creations with us @lavenderandpinegifting on Instagram!
Questions? You can contact us here or send an email directly to email@example.com
Whether you are new to corporate holiday gifting or you have gifted your employees for years, we are here to help with some fresh new ideas outside of the traditional giant tins of popcorn, fruit baskets and gift cards!
There has been an uptick in gifting companies over the years which allows for a lot more personalization, options and budgeting. With that said, gifting can get a bit overwhelming with all of the options to choose from, so we are here to help you narrow your gifting into the top 4 gift categories that are best for the holiday times!
All gifts come with a handwritten note and packaging options! Some gifts also come with add-ons and product swaps so you can really personalize to your liking. If you want to add your business logo to any of our gifts, check out our Add Your Business Logo program!
Whether you are in the office 5 days a week, working from home or following a hybrid schedule, creating a designated space just for work needs some refreshing every so often! Our gifts include practical and aesthetically pleasing products to add a clean, fresh look for your at-home or in the office workspace!
Gifts full of yummy gourmet goodies are on the top of the list of everyone's favorites. Our gifts carry the best small batch treats, including some items exclusive to Lavender + Pine only!
Chances are you know a few folks who are celebrating their first Christmas with a new bundle of joy or a family with young kids who can't wait to leave cookies for Santa. These gifts were curated specifically for celebrating the spirit of Christmas as a family!
Cookies For Santa
Self-caring is often put on the back burner during 4Q (ok, let's be honest, for most of the year!) as everyone is rushing to close the books, tie up loose ends and officially log off until the New Year. Send a reminder to those who could use some holiday R&R this season!
We hope this helps you get your gift giving wheels a spin and if you have any questions or decide you want a full custom holiday design, reach out!
You can contact us here or send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Chances are you know at least one person who has literally everything or impossible to shop for around the holidays... I'm here to tell you that you're not alone and the struggle is REAL.
Shopping for them can be a bit frustrating which typically leads to last-minute holiday shopping for random stuff that you were trying to avoid in the first place.
Luckily, we’re here to make things a quick and easy for you!
If we're being honest, people who have everything don't need more "stuff" but it's still nice to receive beautifully packaged, quality products that can be used and enjoyed. Candles, consumables and self-care inspired gifts are always a great idea since they engage the senses and can still be enjoyed by your recipients.
Below are some of our favorite holiday gifts for the person who has everything!
Gift Recommendation: best holiday gifts for employees and tea lovers!
You see, gifting someone who has everything doesn't need to be something you dread every year. Simply think of a few things they like (if they're a foodie, self-care enthusiast or simply enjoys a cup of tea) and introduce them to new brands!
Our gifts have you covered this season and we can't wait to help you ditch the gifting stress and experience the true joy of gifting!
Ever wonder how companies execute those elaborate and perfectly timed gift sends? Have you thought about gifting but not sure how outsourcing can help? Our custom holiday gifting process is organized, easy and stress- free.
That said, lets walk you through our process!
Start off by filling out our Holiday gifting form here. You choose the form of gifting you would ideally like to do, whether it be Full Custom or using our Semi-Custom Program.
From there you receive an email to schedule a time that best fits your schedule where we discuss all essential information to proceed with your project (ex: theme, goal, budget, timeline). If you would like to move forward with our services following our call, we will send you information to make things official and get your project started!
Next, we design a full proposal that will outline the gift design, investment and project timeline. Your proposal turnaround is approximately 1-2 weeks. Feel free to ask any and all questions along the way!
Following design approval, we send over our Service Agreement and invoice for payment to order up inventory! Products are ordered and stored in house until we are ready for assembly.
We handle all aspects of shipping and delivery during the holiday craziness! When creating your holiday timeline, we take all aspects into consideration including accelerated shipping deadlines with all mail carriers. In addition, we run all addresses through validation to ensure packages arrive at the right destinations! Bulk orders and on demand shipping is available!
Our process is designed to take the overwhelm off of your plate. So whether you want to add your branding on our curated gifts through our semi-custom program or do a full custom project with all of the bells and whistles, we handle the logistics while you enjoy your holiday season!
We look forward to working with you!