How to Make Your Corporate Christmas Gift Cards Memorable

Date Posted:1 December 2023 

Christmas is coming up quickly, so naturally, organisations are starting to think about spreading a little holiday cheer with some gorgeous corporate gifts or hampers. While the present you select is very important, it would be a mistake to overlook the greeting card attached to the gift. Thoughtful, Christmas-y corporate gifting messages are a great way to celebrate employees, show appreciation, and add a personal touch that shows how much you care. Problem is, what do you write?

That's where we come in. In this blog post, we'll share seven ways to make your gift card memorable.

Without further ado, let's dive in.

Ways to make corporate gift cards memorable this Christmas

Here are our top ways to make your corporate Christmas gift cards memorable:

#1. Get a card personalised to your brand

The ultimate way to make your Christmas gift card unforgettable is to get a card that's personalised with your company's logo. This is something we're proud to offer our corporate customers. Using our corporate ordering platform, you can upload your logo and request a custom card. Our graphic designers will then create a card using your logo and print your requested corporate gift message for Christmas in our warehouse. In a similar vein, we also offer custom ribbons and hamper slips with your company branding.

#2. Make it personal to each staff member

Our next suggestion is to write a personalised "Merry Christmas" message on each of your employees' gift cards when you order their hamper. You don't need to get too sappy or make the message very long. A message like this, for example, is already extremely memorable.

"Dear Sarah,

You're a very important part of the marketing team. Without you, we'd be starved of delicious birthday cakes and pictures of your husky. Thanks for all your work this year, and I hope you and your whole family have a safe and merry Christmas."

#3. Share a funny memory from the year

The end of the year is a time for reflection and celebration, and bringing that energy into your business gift message for Christmas is one of our sweetest ideas. Think back to something funny or amusing that happened at the office, and share the memory in your card. Your giftee will love the little trip down memory lane, and it makes the card that much more special.

#4. Include a joke

Jokes are a fun way to add a bit of spice to your corporate Christmas gift cards for employees, so we recommend using them in your gift card messages. Here are some light-hearted jokes for the holidays we think would work well:

  • What did the computer do on his lunch break? Had a byte to eat.
  • Why did the computer cough and sneeze? It had a virus.
  • What does a baby laptop call its father? Data.
  • How many computer programmers does it take to change a lightbulb? None, that's a hardware problem.
  • I used to work for a paper company, but unfortunately, it folded.

#5. Include a quote

Quotes have the ability to make people laugh, smile, and feel inspired, so they're a good bet when writing gift card messages for businesses at Christmas time. Here are some good quotes for your Christmas cards:

  • "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I'm possible". – Audrey Hepburn
  • "Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you." – Walt Whitman
  • "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." – Malala Yousafzai

#6. Include song lyrics related to the year

Music has an extra special way of making people feel reflective and emotional, so lyrics can be a good choice for a corporate Christmas gift card. Here are a few song lyrics we like in cards:

  • "Everyone thinks that we're perfect. Please don't let them look through the curtains" – Melanie Martinez, Dollhouse
  • "It's there's a future, we want it, now" – Paramore, Now
  • "So what if I'm crazy? The best people are" – Melanie Martinez, Mad Hatter
  • "A little party never hurt no one, we were born to be free" – Lana Del Rey, Art Deco

#7. Sign the card as the employee's manager

Finally, to make the Christmas card more personal, don't sign it on behalf of just the company, but include yourself (the giftee's manager) in it as well. The best way to do this, in our opinion, is to write "from (name) and the team at (company)". Alternatively, you could write "from (name) on behalf of (company)".

Depending on the size and shape of your organisation, you may even choose to sign the gift cards from the CEO.

FAQs about writing memorable gift card messages

Now that we've shared our top tips for making a Christmas gift card for your employees memorable, we'll answer your top questions about gift card messages.

What is the best gift card to give employees at Christmas?

The best card to give employees at Christmas is one that bears your organisation's logo. Customised cards are available through our corporate ordering platform, and they're created by our highly skilled graphic designers.

What to give employees for Christmas?

A hamper full of gourmet treats and small gifts is a fantastic way to show your appreciation for employees over Christmas. One of our best Christmas hampers for employees is the Christmas Indulgence Hamper With Penfolds Max's Shiraz. The star of this festive hamper is the bottle of Penfolds Max's Shiraz – a fruit-driven wine that's generous in flavour. It's accompanied by goodies like gingerbread almond bonbons, a handmade Christmas pudding, caramelised peanut brittle, and Christmas fruit mince tarts. It's a decadent treat your employees won't forget in a hurry.

Christmas Indulgence Hamper With Penfolds Max's Shiraz

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How do you give a Christmas gift card in a creative way?

Our best and most creative gift card presentation idea is the one we went with for our hampers. When you buy corporate Christmas gifts from us, your card comes attached to the front of the hamper. This means it's the first thing that the gift recipient reads, and because it's attached, it won't get lost.

What is the most popular gift card available at Christmas?

Our standard free gift card is the most popular choice for organisations shopping for employees. This gorgeous golden card is subtle but festive.


Standard gift card

Can you buy gift cards to The Hamper Emporium for employees at Christmas?

Yes, an eGift card to The Hamper Emporium is an excellent gift for Christmas. As each employee can select their own hamper, they end up with quite a unique gift. When you opt for one of our gift cards, your employees will get an email with a gift card inside at the time of your choosing. Their card is valid for three years and can be used on any hamper they like.

Are digital gift cards a good idea for Christmas gifts?

Yes, digital gift cards for The Hamper Emporium are an excellent Christmas gift. The advantage of a gift card is that your giftee can select their dream hamper – meaning they get exactly what they want. Digital gift cards are also a great gift for remote employees.

How do you organise gift cards for employees at Christmas?

If you're buying corporate Christmas gifts from The Hamper Emporium, you don't need to organise gift cards separately. During the checkout process, we'll ask you if you want to include a card and what you want that card to say. Simply fill it out, and we'll do the rest.

What are some corporate gift message examples for Christmas?

Here are some Christmas-related gift card messages you might like:

  • Thanks for your hard work, professionalism, and dedication to our team. You make us look amazing, and we appreciate you. Merry Christmas!
  • Your positive and can-do attitude makes you an excellent member of our team. Thanks for a great year. Merry Christmas!
  • Our organisation is lucky to have you as part of the team. Enjoy some sweet treats and cheers to the wonderful year ahead.
  • It has been an honour and pleasure to work with you this year. We wish you a relaxing holiday and a happy New Year.
  • Our team wishes you a wonderful holiday and a prosperous new year. Merry Christmas!
  • May the beauty of the holiday season fill you with joy and love. Merry Christmas.

The Hamper Emporium offers the best Christmas-y corporate gift cards in Australia

The Hamper Emporium offers a huge variety of festive, Christmas-y hampers that make excellent gifts for your staff members. Each of our hampers comes with a card you can leave a message in, plus, they're delivered directly to your employees' doors. Whether you're looking for wine hampers, pamper hampers, Christmas hampers, or anything in between, we've got the perfect present for you.

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