No More Boring Client Gifts
Say goodbye to the generic, wasteful cellophane corporate gift basket filled with a bunch of random swag people throw away. At Minny & Paul, we specialize in thoughtfully designed custom corporate gifts that your clients will actually use, appreciate and remember.Request Pricing
So...how do we actually do that?
One gift, 7 small business owners dreams supported
We source exclusively from small, independently-owned businesses. Even our gift vessels! This means your single gift not only brightens your client's day, but also the artisan’s whose dream you’re supporting. Our roots are strong in Minnesota and we love to design gifts featuring all local products state by state. We also design gifts featuring BIPOC-owned, AAPI-owned, women-owned and businesses that give back. Our vendor roster of over 150 small businesses (and growing) allows us to craft the perfect gift for your specific needs.
For the past six years, we have been living and breathing gift giving. In 2016, our founder Laura Roos launched Minny & Paul out of her duplex. What started in a single room is now operating out of a 7,500 square foot warehouse. We have worked with clients across all industries including General Mills, Best Buy, The Smithsonian, Target the NCAA, Squarespace and many more. We have been sourcing products from small businesses for nearly six years and understand the complexities (and huge benefits) of supporting small makers with high volume gifting.
Tasteful Branded Touches
With client gifting in particular, the key to a great gift that will leave a lasting impression is putting your recipient first. It's common to think you need to slap your logo on everything but ask yourself - will they be as jazzed as you are about that beautiful product now that it has your logo on it? Instead, we recommend showing off your brand with the packaging- like a branded sticker seal, belly band or ribbon. We also include a complimentary branded card with your logo and custom phrase for all orders of 25 or more.
With client gifting, the more subtle branding the better. Trust us, they will proudly display and curl up with that beautiful blanket and think of you every time they do. For employee recognition and retention, we recommend a different approach. Hint - branded products are a win!
What our Clients are saying
“The attention to detail from Minny & Paul is unparalleled. From the initial inquiry to the final packing and shipping experience, each aspect of the process is handled with professionalism and first-rate customer service. Every time I work with this team, I get all of my questions answered thoroughly and quickly, and I end up with solutions that exceed my expectations while meeting my budget. We may be in a pandemic, but Minny & Paul makes my job so much easier. They are a rare find in the gift marketplace.”Tessa LUTHER SEMINARY
We have received an almost ridiculous amount of praise for the thoughtfulness and quality of the gifts from our clients and partners. Everything from the tree planting to female owned businesses to how great the snacks and treats are have been commented on. I look forward to working with Minny & Paul again.Erik Yerigan Construction
Frequently Asked Questions
I want to order some custom gifts! What are my options? Tell it to me straight!+-
We have three easy ways to gift with us.
1. Online shop
Minimums: No minimums!
With this option you have no minimums and the gifts ship fast in 1-3 business days. We have a wide array of gourmet gift baskets in our online shop to choose from. They include everything from delicious cookies and savory treats, to ceramic campfire mugs and leather coasters. If you're looking for high quality pre-designed gifts with a quickest turnaround, this is the option for you.
2. Online Shop with Branded Touch
Minimums: 25 units
With this option, you can select from any of our online shop ready-to-ship gifts and customize various packaging elements with your logo. This option includes a dedicated project manager and assistance with the addresses. For the Online Shop with Branded Touch option, get started here by filling out this form.
3. Fully Custom:
Minimums: $4,000 project
This option includes an entirely customized gift design with various options and a dedicated project manager. Have a particular brand of chocolates in mind? Trying to avoid sweets and sugar all together? Whatever the case, if you want personalization this is the perfect option for you. We can help you source everything from custom bottle openers to a branded mug. We can even curate the treats in the gift to go perfectly with the wine or champagne being served at your event.
If a Fully Custom gift is perfect for you, get started by filling out this form.
What is this going to cost me?+-
You've got options! We have various gift boxes in our online shop that are ready to ship - these range in price from $34-$175. For Fully Custom orders, we have a $4,000 overall project minimum. Our most common corporate gift prices we see are $50, $75 or $100. We also see $150-$250 as a common price range for VIP clients.
Can I customize my gift message or include a personalized message?+-
Any business gift order of 25+ units receives a custom card complimentary that includes your company's logo and a custom phrase of your choice. For orders under 25 units, our online shop includes a complimentary handwritten card with a message of 150 characters.
What are your gift minimums?+-
For a fully custom corporate gift order, we have a $4,000 overall budget minimum. Not you? Not to worry. You can leverage our "Online Shop with Branded Touch" option for 25 units or more. This option allows you to brand packaging elements. Lastly, our Online Shop has no minimums. The downside? No branding.
What is your gift lead time?+-
Online Shop (Ready-to-Ship Gift Collection): Once you place your order, please allow 1-3 business days for processing plus transit time. As a general rule of thumb, you can expect your gift to arrive within a week of placing your gift order. Online Shop with Branded Touch: 1-2 weeks from contract signing. Fully Custom: 2-6 weeks from contact signing.
Do you have an option where I can order a bunch of corporate gift boxes/baskets at once and you ship them out when I want?+-
Yes! We offer retainer based gifting for our business clients. For more information, visit our On-Demand Shipping page.
How are your gift boxes different than the traditional gourmet gift baskets I see from Harry & David?+-
We love a wine gift basket or fresh fruit gift tower like the rest of them, but to break through the noise - especially during the holiday season - a Minny & Paul corporate gift will stand out. Not only because everything inside the gift is from small makers you can feel proud to support, but because the packaging is elevated and eco-friendly. Clients have seen it all, they are looking for something unique, something that doesn't feel generic that will truly make them feel appreciated.
Do you ship gifts internationally?+-
We unfortunately do not ship our ready-to-ship online shop collection or corporate gifts internationally at this time. However, we do have gifting partners abroad that we partner with to create and send gifts to any of your international recipients.
Can I leverage your studio pick up for larger gifts/volume gifting or corporate gift baskets?+-
Yes, indeed! If you are local to the Twin Cities continue on ;) Orders of 12 or fewer gifts will be available for studio pick up Monday-Friday from 9:30 AM-4:30 PM. Allow two business days for pick up. For example, if you place the order on Monday, your gift will be ready by 9:30 AM on Wednesday (but possibly sooner!). You will receive an email once it is ready. Orders with more than 12 units are subject to a one-week minimum turnaround. A team member will contact you via email or phone should your business gift baskets need additional time for processing.
Does the title of the gift box or gift basket go anywhere on or in the box?+-
If you are shopping for business gifts from our online shop, the gift box name is included on the packing slip.
Do you include receipts in the packaging?+-
No way! We don't want to spoil the gift of course. As the gift giver, you will receive an email confirmation for orders placed online that can serve as a receipt. If you need something additional, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For business and custom gifts, you will have a copy of the invoice.
Can I send gift baskets for clients to multiple addresses?+-
Absolutely! If you are using our online shop, our "Multi Ship" tool at checkout makes it easy to send multiple gifts to various addresses. If you are ordering more than 25 units with our Online Shop with Branded Touch option, we will email you a .csv file to use as a template for your addresses. We will also provide you with the address template for Fully Custom orders. If you have any questions, you can always email us at email@example.com.
What if our recipient has an allergy or another concern?+-
We are happy to accommodate any allergy concerns for your gift recipients. Simply let your gift design expert know during the consult phase.
What happens to a delivery when the recipient isn't there to receive it?-+-
If the recipient is not available to receive their delivery, the gift will be left at the delivery location. Minny & Paul cannot be held liable for theft or damage of the gift, if the intended recipient is unavailable to receive their delivery.
What is your return policy?+-
All sales are final.
What is your COVID safety policy?+-
The safety of our team and our customers is extremely important to us. Our team is diligently following all safety recommendations and requirements outlined by the Minnesota Department of Health and CDC. Our Pack Team members wear masks at all times while in our studio, plus practice frequent hand washing and sanitizing throughout their shift. Any team member that experiences symptoms related to COVID-19 is required to stay home and receive a negative test before returning to work. According to the CDC FAQ page, it is extremely unlikely that you could become infected with COVID-19 from mail deliveries, though rest assured that we are taking every precaution possible regardless.