Do you need a unique gift for your team and want to show your appreciation? Perhaps as a new employee is onboarding, you want to mark the occasion, especially if they are 100% remote. If so, letterbox gifts may be the perfect solution for you. Letterbox gifts are really popular right now, and for good reason. Because they come through the door – there’s no need to wait around for the postman, and because you can add in your own treats and choices, you can keep them to budget, making them a really smart choice for marketing and HR teams alike.
Letterbox gifts really boomed during the pandemic, and at Simply Thank You we packed up 1000’s for onboarding gifts, as a way to say ‘we miss you’ and also supported the NHS with our side brand ‘Gift Our NHS’.
We took calls and found that many companies wanted to send a gift that could reach people as they isolated or worked from home, but becuase of the pandemic, funds were tight. About £20 – £25 per item was the sweet spot – and so our letterbox gift range was thought up! We wanted to see how many treats you could pack into a small little box of joy, and experiemented with what we included. When it came to Christmas, the popularity was still really high, so we adapted what we offered and saw even more deliveries through the festive season!
What are letterbox gifts and who are they for?
Letterbox gifts are gifts that are sent in the post as with any normal corporate gift – but they then get delivered through or to the door. While they are usually small, letterbox gifts can actually contain precisely them items you need, without overkill and that’s why we see that letterbox gifts are popular with two main groups –
HR or managers looking to onboard a new employee while not going too crazy with cost
- Marketing managers looking to deliver a campaign such as a switch incentive, loyalty promotion, win back or similar – again, looking to do so with a keen eye on costs and ensuring that the recipient receives the delivery.
One of the main concerns for a marketing manager is that the gift won’t land, or that it could fall under the category of ‘bribery’. Letterbox gifts are the perfect antidote to this, being just the right price and size to be seen for what they are – a little treat.
What to include in your letter box gifts
If you want to send letterbox gifts to a client, customer or team member, then the world is your oyster!
As with everything we do in the corporate gift world, Simply Thank You likes to offer customisation, and our letterbox gifts are no different. We do some specific letterbox gifts- but on the whole, our letterbox gifts are custom made and personalised. Want to fill yours with sweets, chocolates, gift cards, branded cards, stickers, pin badges or something else? We can help. Unlike other businesses, we have our own warehouse and facilities to source and pack almost anything, so whatever the campaign, you can pull it together with ease.
Letterbox gifts are a ‘pick and mix’ solution where you can choose a gift that is specifically tailored to the recipient, or send out the same items in bulk. It all depends how you would like the campaign to be costed. You could focus it on a a passion of theirs (like drinking tea, listening to music, going to the gym) or something more in line with your brand (fashion, sustainable, professional, traditional.)
The range you put in can be daunting – we have everything from gift cards and Parker pens to beauty brands, scarves, desk accessories and food treats – so we have a team on hand to help guide you through what to pick.
Some of our letterbox gift ideas:
Letterbox gifts also meet the tax threshold
In the UK, gifts for employees that cost £50 or less are exempt from Income Tax and National Insurance. This means that letter box gifts are a great way to show your appreciation to your team without incurring any tax liabilities.
Letterbox gifts are unlikley to be marked as bribery
There is always a concern that sending client gifts may be seen as bribery. However, letter box gifts are less likely to be seen as bribery as they are usually small and inexpensive items.
The law on bribery in the UK is governed by the Bribery Act 2010. This act states that it is illegal to offer, promise or give a financial or other advantage to another person in order to influence their behaviour. When it comes to gifts, the act states that the gift must be given with the intention of influencing the recipient. This means that letter box gifts are less likely to be seen as bribery as they are not usually given with the intention of influencing the recipient beyond sending something small as a random act of kindness.
Sending a big suitcase full of bank notes and a promise of a trip to a private island may be different!
So, if you’re looking for a unique and personalised gift, letter box gifts are a great option.
How else can letterbox gifts be used?
One area that is huge is actually in marketing!
Marketing incentives and promotion with letterbox gifts
Marketing promotions used to be large affairs – but now teams are wising up that many people want reduced waste. letter box gifts are a great way to get your message across without the need for excessive packaging, large print runs or promotional events that create more waste than necessary.
Letter box gifts can be used in a number of ways to promote your brand or product. For example, you could send letter box gifts to customers who have made a purchase from you , or to people who have signed up to your mailing list. You could also send letter box gifts to clients and customers as a way of saying thank you for their business.
At Simply Thank You, we can help you create customised letter box gifts that are sure to impress your recipients. We can also provide tips on how to order. There have been some changes in the market place lately and there are many different types of letter box gifts available on the market. Some of the most popular options include: next day letter box gifts, eco friendly letter box gifts, customised letter box gifts and foodie gifts – (Take a look at this cheeseboard letterbox gift!)
There are many different types of letter box gifts available on the market, so it’s important to choose one that is right for the occasion. Let our expert team help you fill your box!
When it comes to choosing letter box gifts, presentation is everything. You want to choose a gift that is well-presented and looks impressive. Some of the best letter box gifts to give and receive include:
**- Next day letter box gifts: These are perfect for last-minute gifting occasions. Simply order your letter box gift online and it will be delivered the next day.
- Eco friendly letter box gifts: If you are looking for a letter box gift that is eco-friendly, there are many options available. You can choose letter box gifts made from recycled materials or opt for letter box gifts that are biodegradable.
- Customised letter box gifts: Customised letter box gifts are a great way to show your recipient how much you care. You can add a personalised message, name, or photo to the gift to make it extra special.
- Branded letter box gifts: There are many letter box gifts that come with branded packaging. This is a great option if you want to impress your recipient with a high-quality gift. **
If you are looking for a unique and personalised gift, letter box gifts are the perfect choice. Simply Thank You can help you send letter box gifts to your loved ones. We offer a range of letter box gifts that are sure to impress, including next day letter box gifts, eco friendly letter box gifts, and customised letter box gifts. To order letter box gifts, simply visit our website or contact us today. We would be happy to help you choose the perfect gift for your special occasion.