During the holidays choosing the right gift is essential. In professional settings, finding gifts that help build connections with customers or employees and express the right sentiment can be tricky — but we have a perfect suggestion for you: Give glass.
Glass packaging is 100 percent recyclable and can be both beautiful and practical. Choosing glass can show corporate support for sustainability, which is more important than ever. Millennials and adults in Generation Z stand out in a new Pew Research Center survey, particularly for their high levels of engagement with the issue of climate change. And according to the 2019 Gen Z Purpose Study by Porter Novelli, 90 percent of Gen Zers believe companies must take action on social and environmental issues.
Glass products range from decorative to functional. They are appropriate for holiday gifts, awards, promotions, and simple acknowledgments of a job well done. Glass items can be personalized or purchased in bulk with your corporate logo. Whether you are gifting an item to accent an office or celebrate and toast an occasion — glass is a perfect choice.
Make your holiday gift-giving memorable. We’ve assembled a few featured product categories we think are distinctive and “glassy.” Take a peek at some of the options we’ve chosen.
All About the Beverage
Beer enthusiasts love the Libbey Craft Brews 6-piece Assorted Beer Drinkware Glass Set. Libbey’s Craft Brews Set features an English pub glass, a pilsner glass, a Belgian ale glass, a porter/stout glass, a wheat glass, and a craft pub glass – bringing out the best qualities of all brews.
Wine Advent Calendar
In Good Taste’s 2022 Wine Advent Calendar showcases 24 tiny bottles of wine, offering the opportunity to explore a variety of wines from California, Sicily, and Spain. This curated collection features a fruity Pinotage, a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, and more! Open a different window each day and treat yourself to new flavor experiences!
Williams-Sonoma offers crystal-clear wine glasses, expertly crafted in Germany by Schott-Zwiesel, and enhanced with Tritan™ titanium technology. The technology provides double the protection against breakage stems compared to conventional glasses. The glasses are elegant yet durable enough for daily use and the dishwasher. The set of eight includes four white wine and four red/Bordeaux wine glasses.
Decanter and Glasses
For the ultimate elegance and minimal design offered exclusively by CB2, this Duval Decanter set with two amber double old-fashioned glasses is a must-have.
They’re designed with a combination of clear and amber-colored glass at the bottom to create a unique impression. This set is equally appropriate for the elegant home or office setting.
The Marie Cobalt Coupe Cocktail Glass from CB2. Delicate proportions and an ultra-saturated color story raise a glass to retro glamor in this colorful update by Chicago-based fashion designer Azeeza. With a broad cobalt blue bowl, forest green stem, and peony pink foot, this vibrant take on the classic coupe is inspired by the core hues in Azeeza’s garment collections.
Don’t coffee enthusiasts love using a classic pour-over to create the perfect cup of Joe? The Classic Pour Over Set is the right gift for that die-hard coffee lover in your organization. This unique pour-over set is handcrafted blown glass with a slight blue tint and an elegant design from Vanilla Bean.
Enjoy making tea with the Celebration Glass Teapot with Loose Tea Glass Infuser. The teapot is made of premium crystal-clear handblown borosilicate glass. Both the teapot and its loose tea infuser are lead-free and cadmium-free. This beautiful and unique glass gift provides a 360-degree view of the tea flower unfurling inside as the tea steeps from TeaBloom.
Blown Glass Ornaments
Here’s a whimsical take on blown glass globes: these one-of-a-kind handcrafted ornaments match up with a color for every month, and each has an insert detailing the lovable qualities of the people born on that particular month. Each ornament includes an infusion of rock dust from the 1980 Mt. St. Helens eruption, making the gift incredibly unique and memorable. These ornaments are handmade by Washington artisans.
Desk and Office Accessories
Uncommon Goods also offers these handblown Glass Globes. The four globes, representing the four seasons, include an interior tree trunk supporting the glorious whirls of color. The Tree of Enchantment decorative glass globes are hand-blown by Canadian artist Stephen Kitras.
Glass Desk Mat
For the people in your company who value a clean and organized desktop, consider the DeskGuard™ Glass Desk Mat from Vitrazza — it’s crafted of solid ¼” thick tempered glass with furniture-quality polished edges.
The glass desk mat is clear and distinctive, adding an elegant and polished note to an office setting.
Recycled Glass Paperweights
Kiln-formed glass designer, Amanda Taylor, offers these unique one-of-a-kind recycled glass paperweights. Using crushed green window glass and blue bottle glass, she handcrafts the paperweights, putting each flat surface through multiple grinding and polishing, which achieves the optically polished finish.
Murano Upcycling Paperweights
These paperweights made by a family-run artisanal studio in Venice are the perfect accessory for home offices that surprise and enchant. Hand-crafted using glass recuperated from the torches of Murano glassblowers, each object is a unique creation — its pattern one-of-a-kind and randomly generated during a traditional artisan process.
Etched Glass Nameplate
Why not consider gifting this classic jade glass desk nameplate that you can customize with a full name sand-etched into the glass? Each office desk name plate measures 3″ by 12″ and sits on a beautiful glass base. A handsome way to celebrate the holidays or a new promotion.
Glass Handled Letter Opener
The Glass of Venice Murano glass-handled letter opener is a high-quality authentic Murano Glass piece handmade in Venice, Italy. Each piece is crafted entirely by hand using ancient glass-making techniques. As a result, no two pieces are the same. This letter opener measures 9 inches long and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. The letter opener is packaged in an attractive velvet pouch and is imported and distributed by Glass of Venice, the largest U.S.-based provider of authentic Murano Glass.
Awards and Recognition
This crystal award showcases a curling blue wave about to crash and is suspended within a transparent glass sphere. Mounted on a stand, you can engrave the piece with your employee or customer’s name, the date or occasion, and the company logo.
Engraved Glass Plaques
This clear glass plaque showcases your customer or employee’s name as the star of the show. The sleek and simple engraved design features a beveled glass plate mounted on a simple easel post. Find it at Executive Awards.
Glass Is the Way to Go
Glass is an excellent choice whether you are giving a corporate gift for the holidays, recognizing an employee contribution, or a new customer venture. It is beautiful and memorable and can be distinctively different from every other corporate gift. Glass gifts are available for various categories and purposes — and not just for the holidays. Stand out from the crowd and celebrate unique gifting.
So stay glassy — choose glass for your corporate gift-giving this year!