What you should know about Corporate Gifting Trends!

According to a recent study conducted by the Advertising Specialty Institute on annual corporate gift giving, companies expressed that they had budgeted to spend about $43, per current or prospective customer, on products such as branded food gifts, wine bottles and desk accessories.

Besides giving gifts to customers, companies also plan on spending roughly $50 per employee, including gift cards, food/beverages, to apparel and cash bonuses.

In total, 6 in 10 companies plan on rewarding clients and employees this year.

“Everyone appreciates being remembered and recognized, which is why smart companies choose to recognize faithful customers during the holidays with a special gift that says, ‘Thank you for your business’,” says ASI CEO Timothy M. Andrews.

So what can we do to try and help corporate gifting trends this year?

  • Gift Sets
    • Here at SnugZ USA we offer a ton of gift options from our Nut Gift Set, featuring our yogurt covered pretzels and roasted almonds for those sweet and salty cravings. To our DIVAZ gift set which includes our signature shimmer sunscreen, lotion, and berry lip shine!
    • If you are feeling creative you can bundle our products and even create your own!
      Choose from our large assortment of packing options and you pick the fills!
  • Options at the right price point
    • With items starting under a dollar, it’s easy to show people you appreciate them even in the simplest of ways!

The main goal of gift giving is to show appreciation and to encourage relationship development. So help companies share the love this season!


Stats also acquired from the Nation Retail Federation, Yahoo and Splashscore.

For more information about ASI’s survey, contact Nate Kucsma, ASI’s market research director, at nkucsma@asicentral.com.

Take a Strike Against Cold and Flu Season

Each year everyone stresses the idea of protecting yourself in cold and flu season. But honestly does the flu affect us all? And the bigger picture is how do we protect ourselves?

The truth is 1 in 5 Americans get the flu each year. The United States Center for Disease Control estimates that between 3,000 and 49,000 people die from influenza each year, 90% of which were under the age of 65.

People at high risk are children 6 months to 5 years old, pregnant women, anyone who lives with or cares for infants, health care workers, and adults over 50.

The combination of pneumonia and influenza is the nation’s eighth leading cause of death.

Now that we know the facts, how do we protect ourselves?

Through endless research we have compiled a list of the best tips to prevent your exposure to the cold and flu this season.

  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables! (for maximum vitamins and minerals)
  • Make sure your hands are clean. Use hand sanitizer or wash hands with warm soapy water.
  • Keep your hands away from your face.
  • Get moving! Exercise boosts immune function.
  • Get plenty of sleep and rest.
  • Decrease stress and meditate
  • Diffuse essential oils into the air (eucalyptus is a great option).
  • Be sure to sneeze properly (into your elbow).
  • If you get sick, stay home.
  • And the single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot.

Be prepared to combat cold and flu germs throughout the day with a bottle of SnugZ hand sanitizer, available in a variety of scents and easy to carry bottles. Check out a few of our favorites like ZSCP or ZS19.

You never know when those germs will strike so keep SnugZ handy this season!