Corporate Gifts for Employees
It's been an isolating couple years for employees. On top of that, remote work has opened the doors to endless options for many employees. Which is why employee recognition and retention is more important than ever.Request Pricing
Why the Average Gift Basket Doesn't Work
At Minny & Paul, we've crafted the winning formula for great gifts guaranteed to brighten the day of all your employees. In our initial consultation, we work with you to bring your gift ideas to life. We make sure your employee gift is personalized to you. Whether you are gifting for the holiday season or celebrating the completion of a special project, our team will help you design the perfect gift.
Here's what makes us different than other corporate gift baskets:
At Minny & Paul, we source exclusively from small, independently-owned businesses. Our artisans care about quality and so do we! We carefully test each product before adding it to the Minny & Paul family. When you partner with us, you know your gift is crafted by caring hands from start to finish.
Many gift baskets come wrapped in wasteful cellophane with a one size fits all approach. In fact, many gift baskets are designed only for single use. It's time for a better, more eco-friendly approach.
All of our gifts are consciously packaged with eco-friendly materials. Unlike the average gift basket, our packaging supplies are recyclable, our packing peanuts are biodegradable, and all of our gift vessels are specifically designed for reuse after unboxing.
We believe gifting is an investment and we care about your ROI. Our vessels are designed to be reused around the home, our leave-behind items are high quality products your employees will actually use, and our small-batch treats always leave a lasting impression. When you gift with us, your employees will feel the benefits long after the gift's been opened.
What our Clients are saying
"We wanted to send something special to all of our employees to mark the one-year anniversary of everyone working remotely. We wanted something thoughtful and unique--something more than a gift card. The entire process was a breeze. The team at Minny & Paul was absolutely wonderful to work with. Very responsive. Very helpful. The product was perfect. Our employees LOVED the gifts and I have been singing their praises ever since."Shantel O'Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, PA
"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
“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
"In the meeting and event world we are always looking for new ideas to surprise and delight our attendees. Minny & Paul helped us find the perfect gift by creating and curating custom gift boxes for our VIPs so that we could give them a truly memorable experience."Maren RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT
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 online, 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: 2-3 weeks from contract signing. Fully Custom: 3-5 weeks from contact signing depending on branded elements included. For details on each of these options, see above to the first FAQ question.
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. We ship gifts on-demand as needed. When you submit a request with the shipping address(s), we ship the gift(s) within 1-3 business days. We offer 3 month, 6 month and 12 month contracts. Reach out to email@example.com to learn more!
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 - 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 that will truly make them feel appreciated.
Do you ship gifts internationally?+-
Can I leverage your studio pick up for larger gifts/volume gifting or corporate gift baskets?+-
Absolutely! If you are local to the Twin Cities continue on ;) Orders of 12 or fewer gifts will be available for studio pick up Monday-Thursday 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.
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.