Your scenario might not be exactly like the one described above, but I bet its similar. I’ve been in the engraved gifts business for over 10 years and have received countless emails and phone calls from administrative assistants, HR consultants and even the directors of HR in full panic mode looking for the perfect gift for retiring board members and employees. Most have never ordered gifts before and aren’t quite sure of the process. What type of gift is appropriate? Should they have something engraved? What should they have engraved? How long does it take? Can you work with the logo from our website? The questions go on and on. So let’s take this step by step.
Top Five Gifts for Retiring Members of the Board:
1. Crystal Globe Awards
If your company or organization is involved in international trade, global issues, or the environment – and obviously many are because it is one of our top selling type of awards, then be sure to consider crystal engraved globe or earth awards. These awards are very impressive, they showcase the beauty of the crystal and provide enough room to engrave your custom logo and personalized text. They are available in a large variety of shapes and sizes.
2. Engraved Art Glass Awards
The newest trend in gift giving is colorful Art Glass. Combining the craftsmanship of glass blowers with the finest in optic crystal manufacturing and the skill and precision of engraving, these pieces combine individual beauty and unique coloring to Vases, Bowls and Flame Awards. Especially appropriate for innovative board members, those involved with the arts or anyone who would appreciate fine workmanship.
3. Glass & Crystal Bowls Deep Etched in Appreciation
Engraved Crystal & Glass Bowls are traditional gifts that will forever remain popular. There is enough room to engrave a meaningful phrase, logo and recipient’s name and they look elegant when displayed in a cabinet or on a table. I read an article in a magazine just recently that helped me understand why people give bowls, “every bowl recreates the act of cupping one’s hands, in greeting or in gratitude” – innately we seem to know this.
4. Etched Vases
Honor the hard work board members with a crystal or glass vase that has been inscribed for your organization letting them know how much you appreciate their valuable time. Vases provide an excellent area for showcasing your insignia, logo and customized words. Like bowls, vases are a traditional gift, that are available in crystal, art glass and glass.