April 10, 2023 by Arden Montgomery
7 Flavorful Corporate Gift Ideas
Wine has long been a favorite party favor in corporate circles. It makes sense: it’s elegant, thoughtful, and there are a myriad of flavors to choose from that suit all tastes and sensibilities. But having so many bottles to choose from can make it overwhelming, especially if all you’re trying to do is impress a prospective client… Here are some ideas from the Argaux cellars that will help you narrow it down.
Gifts for colleagues
We all have that one (or two or three) colleague we wish would celebrate their achievements a little louder, a little better. But we can often see the work of others better than they can see it themselves, so we have to step in and hype them up from time to time. Here are a couple gifts that can bring that home.
- 1-bottle Wine Gift Box – $50-150
Gift your favorite co-worker a tasty surprise with our single-bottle wine gift option. Don’t know what they like? Don’t worry! Our team of expert sommeliers will pick something for you – all you have to do is select the wine style (red or white) and the price point you’d like to pay and we’ll do the rest. It’s simple, elegant, and easy.
- Italian Food and Wine Gift Box – $100-125
We’re gonna go ahead and say this delectable basket of artisanal Italian delicacies should probably be a gift reserved for those you know relatively well. Criteria: you must have shared a meal with this person and have some cursory understanding of their dietary restrictions, because this box doesn’t skimp on the gluten or nightshades. Complete with 1-2 bottles of premium Vino Italiano from the mountains and shores of Europe’s favorite boot, as well as a box of choice semolina rigatoni, specialty olive oil, and a jar of Ciao Poppy’s classic marinara, this kit is a thoughtful way to inject a little zest into the annual company secret santa event.
Gifts for clients
Client gifting should be thoughtful. And by thoughtful, we mean it should make them think a little bit – or at least show them what it is that we’re thinking about, whether that’s a favorite cause, an innovative idea or product, or an exciting new pairing. Here are a couple gifts that come bearing a little extra meaning nestled in the crepe papier.
- Women in Wine Tasting Set – $85
Two delicious wines whose stories are just as deep and complex as the bottles themselves. When you’re packing these up to send to your best patrons, be sure to tell them all about it.
The 2021 Uphold Wines Rosé ‘For the Women’ donates the entirety of all its proceeds gleaned to a choice charity for women’s empowerment and liberation. And the 2020 Aslina Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon, created by the amazing Ntsiki Byela, comes from the first black female owned vineyard in South Africa and makes a point of employing women from the local village in an effort to found a better life for all.
Wines worth talking about, and wines that show clients you’re a business with a cause.
- Local Wines – $85-150
Originally titled our ‘Gaux to California Wine Gift Box, this tasting set now showcases some of the best small-batch bottles the West Coast has to offer, including white and red wines from The Willamette Valley in Oregon, to the rolling hills of Santa Barbera.
We love shopping locally and supporting small, family-owned businesses. And we love it even more when we can taste the locale itself in the delicious terroirs these wines have to offer. Choose from red or mixed, and either the 2 or 3 bottle option and get ready to wow your clientele.
Gifts for closing
There’s really only one gift to properly celebrate a new deal with a client, partner, or recent hire – so without further ado…
- Champagne Gift Box – $50-150
The pop of a cork followed by an exuberant spray of bubbles is maybe (maybe) only topped as a synonym for celebration by fireworks or confetti. Maybe.
But we’re not a small-batch firework distributor (what a concept) so here’s what we have to offer your newest partners: truly some of the best champagne we’ve ever tasted or hope to taste. The Delavenne winery from the heart of this most iconic French appellation has married the art of winemaking and alchemy, fermenting the juice of choice Chardonnay grapes until they turn to liquid gold (or fireworks on the tongue, as the case may be.)
Gifts for employees
Pampered employees will pamper us right back in return. We believe firmly in showering workers with accolades and benefits that extend well beyond their salary, and that includes delicious and heart-felt presents. Here are a couple favorites.
- Year of Firsts – $100-200
You don’t have to wait for a work event to show your employees you care. Let them know they’re a part of the family by helping to celebrate the landmarks of their lives, as well.
This Year of Firsts tasting set is one delectable way to shower love on the newlywed in your office clan. Let them toast their happy future on you with 6 to 12 bottles to commemorate the engagement, the dress, the wedding, the honeymoon… With support from you, they’re sure to feel the love even more.
Other offerings from Argaux
Our most popular (and our personal favorite) gift idea from the Argaux cellars knows no bounds, and can make a great gift for colleagues, clients, and employees alike, or as a party activity at your organization’s next celebration.
- Blind Wine Tasting Kit – $100-150
The Blind Tasting Kit is tasty, fun and educational, and makes a great introduction to the world of wine for beginning sommeliers, and a challenge for seasoned oenophiles. Each kit comes with 2 – 4 bottles of identity-concealed wines which you taste, using clues like color, viscosity and flavor to discern the type (down to the year!) before unwrapping and revealing the wine’s true name. It’s a great time, and makes a great gift for groups and individuals alike.
Still feeling stuck? No worries: Argaux offers a special corporate gifting feature that can help you to find the perfect present for the right occasion and recipient. Head on over to our Corporate Gift form to get started.