Promotional Food Guide

The best promotional gifts and giveaways are items that everyone enjoys. And who doesn’t love food?

Promotional treats are fun, exciting and delicious. Eating makes people feel happy, and they’ll associate that feeling with your brand. The way to your clients’ and staff members’ hearts is through their stomachs, with promotional goodies that everyone loves.

There are endless uses for promotional food items, from attracting new customers and building client relationships to expressing your appreciation to your employees. This guide outlines the best corporate food gifts for every occasion.

Food Gifts for Customers

Whether you’re looking for something for the holidays or need gifts for another special occasion, promotional candy and other treats are sure to make your customers feel special. Gifting food is a small gesture that can help strengthen your relationship with your clients. Adding promotional packaging ensures they will remember your brand. You can show your appreciation for your customers and impress them with curated food baskets.

1. Holiday Gift Kits

The holidays are the perfect time to remind your customers how much you appreciate them. Sending a festive gift basket also helps you stand out from the competition. You can pack it with an assortment of treats that appeal to a broad audience — complete with your logo stamped on the box. A harvest-themed gift basket with fall fruits and spiced confections is perfect for Thanksgiving. A hot chocolate and cookies gift set is the ideal Christmastime treat.

Be as creative as you want with your holiday food gifts and leave a lasting impression on your customers.

2. Stuffed Drinkware

Another classic festive food gift is stuffed drinkware, a gift packed with smaller treats inside.

Buy an elegant vacuum-sealed stainless steel tumbler loaded with gourmet treats. Customers will open up their gift to find dark chocolate espresso beans, peppermint balls, milk chocolate pretzels, swirl popcorn or another delicious option of your choice.

3. Coffee Lovers Basket

Show your appreciation for valuable clients with a coffee-themed gift basket. Fill it with delicious coffee and espresso-flavored candies with your logo on top. You can even add a few branded coffee mugs that your customer will use for years to come. They’ll start their day enjoying your branded treats, remembering the kind gesture you made. You can put together a large gift basket for the entire office or individual coffee break kits wrapped inside a mug.

4. Happy Hour Travel Kit

If you can’t take your clients to happy hour, gift it to them with a promotional happy hour travel kit. They can take this TSA-compliant cocktail kit with them wherever they go. The reusable cotton pouch contains a savory snack mix plus the ingredients to make two drinks. You can choose between a W&P Old Fashioned or Moscow Mule — all they have to add is the spirits. This unique gift is sure to leave a lasting impression on your clients.

Food Gifts for Employees

It’s important to show your appreciation for everyone who contributes to your business. Your employees are crucial to your success and deserve recognition for their hard work throughout the year.

What better way to express your gratitude than by rewarding them with delicious treats? Adding your branding reminds employees that they are valuable team members and creates a sense of pride amongst your staff. Assemble some unique employee food gifts that your staff will appreciate and make sure they know how much they matter.

1. Self Care Kits

Show your team that you care about their well-being by gifting a self-care tea set. It contains everything they need to relax and unwind, including a selection of gourmet tea, travel mug, soy candle, coloring book and colored pencils. They’ll return to the office feeling recharged and motivated to accomplish their goals!

2. Snack Packs

Working on an empty stomach is a challenge, yet nearly 16% of Americans skip breakfast every day. Give your team the fuel they need to work hard with promotional snack packs. Offer them a selection of Goldfish® crackers, pretzels or energy trail mix that they can keep in their desks for days when they need a little pick-me-up. A gift like this shows that you care about their comfort and happiness and motivates them to do their best.

3. Charcuterie Spread

Cater your company events with a decadent charcuterie spread served on top of a promotional cutting board. The combination of cheddar cheese, summer sausage, assorted nuts and crackers is perfect for holiday parties, training luncheons and other office celebrations. It looks luxurious and sophisticated and will make your employees feel truly special.

Charcuterie sets also make an excellent gift for employees to enjoy at home. When the food is gone, they can continue to use the branded cutting board.

4. Candy Land

Did you know that November 4th is National Candy Day? Celebrate this festive occasion with a promotional candy buffet. Give your staff a much-needed break and rally them together around a spread of everyone’s favorite sweets. There’s nothing like sugar to help you build a positive relationship with your staff. You can find everything you need, from gummy bears and rainbow lollipops to a logo gumball machine at ePromos.

Food Gifts for Trade Shows

If you want to stand out at your next trade show, promotional food gifts are the way to go. After walking around the event for hours, guests are sure to work up an appetite. Free food will attract people to your booth and help you create a memorable first impression. With your name and logo on the packaging, they’re sure to remember your business.

1. Cookies

Impress your guests with America’s favorite cookie — chocolate chip. The promise of a yummy home-style cookie will lure potential customers to your booth and give you the opportunity to chat with them about your business.

Individually-wrapped cookies with your name and logo allow guests to enjoy their treat later, reminding them of their interaction with your brand.

2. Chocolate

Imagine the last time you had chocolate. How did it make you feel? Chocolate has mood-enhancing effects that make people feel happiness and love. Since most people enjoy chocolate around holidays and special events, it’s even more firmly associated with pleasant memories.

Giving chocolate to potential customers at a trade show helps them associate happiness with your brand. Chocolate treats can help you make a positive first impression.

You can choose from various chocolate snacks to express your brand’s personality. A box filled with rainbow chocolate buttons is exciting and playful. Offering a full-size chocolate bar is simple yet luxurious. Choose products that speak to your target market.

3. Popcorn

Ensure that your booth stands out from the crowd at a bustling trade show by offering promotional popcorn. The smell of buttery popcorn is sure to attract potential customers, and people will remember the brand that gave them a unique treat. You’ll be the talk of the trade show!

Consider offering traditional butter, sweet caramel and cheesy popcorn so guests can choose their favorite flavor. While they make their selection, you’ll have a few extra seconds to pitch your products and services.

4. Trail Mix

Appeal to health-conscious consumers with an all-natural trail mix. This delicious treat will satisfy and energize hungry trade show guests.

Trail mix is full of vitamins and nutrients, plus enough brightly colored ingredients to attract event attendees. They’ll spend plenty of time looking at your name and logo while they munch on your promotional snack pouches.

5. Beverages

After hours of chatting and walking around, cold beverages appeal to every trade show guest. Help quench their thirst with branded bottled water. In return, they provide free advertising as they carry your bottle around the venue where other guests will notice your name and logo.

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly alternative, you can create a beverage station with reusable water bottles. All you need is a few portable beverage dispensers filled with water, and guests can fill up their promotional bottles while you connect with them about your brand. To make things even more memorable, you can offer a selection of branded drink mixes that they can use to flavor their water.

Food Gift Ideas by Budget

With so many options to choose from, you can put together promotional food gifts on almost any budget. Combine your favorite cost-effective treats into one luxurious-looking gift basket for your clients and employees, or invest in one thoughtful item that everyone will love.

Food Gifts Under $5

Add these items to a holiday gift basket or give them on their own to express a token of appreciation any time of year.

1. S’mores Kit

Graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate are all you need to make a deliciously gooey s’more. This promotional s’mores kit is an affordable way to show that you care. Encourage your clients and employees to relax and let out their inner kid while they enjoy this classic childhood treat. This simple delight is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

2. Hot Chocolate Bomb

There’s nothing like a cup of hot chocolate to welcome the winter season. Gift a decadent hot chocolate bomb, complete with mini marshmallows inside, wrapped in a promotional gift bag that showcases your name and logo. Simply add hot water or milk and watch the chocolate sphere transform into the perfect winter beverage. It’s a fun and thoughtful gift that your clients or employees are sure to enjoy. Gift hot chocolate bombs on their own or paired with a promotional mug.

3. Arnold Palmer Kit

For a truly unique gift, you can impress your clients and staff members with a refreshing Arnold Palmer mason jar kit. This set includes a promotional glass mason jar and an Arnold Palmer lemonade and iced tea mix. Just add water, and you have the perfect beverage for a hot summer day. With a splash of alcohol, this kit becomes a delicious cocktail. The glass jar is a keepsake that the recipient can reuse for many years.

Food Gifts Under $10

If you have a little more room in your budget, you have even more options for thoughtful gifts to mark a special occasion.

1. Wine Tumbler Gift Set

Give two gifts in one with a stainless steel wine tumbler filled with your choice of milk chocolate pretzels, jelly beans, champagne bubbles, mixed nuts, ultimate bar mix or milk chocolate almonds.

This impressive combo is sure to please your clients and employees at any time of year. After they’ve enjoyed their delicious snack, they can reuse the promotional tumbler, spreading cheer and brand awareness with your name and logo on the front.

2. Chocolate-Covered Oreos®

This festive snowman made of three chocolate-covered Oreos is the perfect holiday treat. Anyone who receives this gift will feel happy and appreciated. With your name and logo at the top, they’re sure to remember this kind gesture.

3. Gourmet Popcorn

Cookies and cream gourmet popcorn is a crowd-pleaser for any occasion. This sweet and salty snack makes an excellent gift or shared snack at corporate parties and events. The promotional bag and festive bow make this delicious treat even more special.

If you’d prefer another flavor, consider our other gourmet varieties:

  • Peanut Butter Cup
  • White & Dark Chocolate
  • Kettle Corn
  • Cheddar
  • White Cheddar
  • White Cheddar Truffle
  • Sriracha
  • Chipotle

Food Gifts Under $20

Strengthen your relationships with your clients and employees by showing your appreciation with impressive and delicious gifts.

1. Popcorn Maker

Leave a lasting impression with a popcorn maker gift set that includes a promotional silicone popcorn maker and white gold popcorn kernels for making fresh popcorn. This unique gift allows your clients and employees to create their own experiences. They can host a movie night showcasing this fun and convenient gadget. Once they’ve made it through the initial supply of kernels, they can restock and continue to use this mini popcorn maker for years to come.

2. Peppermint Bark Tin

Build a reputation for high-end sophistication by gifting a deluxe peppermint bark promotional tin. This decadent treat is made with luscious dark chocolate layered over creamy white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy cane pieces. The chocolate is sweet with a hint of refreshing mint flavor. It’s perfect for winter events or holiday gift baskets. Choose a white, gold or silver tin as the backdrop for your brand name and logo.

3. Gourmet Chocolate Pretzels

Who doesn’t love a sweet and salty snack? Gourmet chocolate pretzels are a delicious gift that you can give to anyone invested in your brand’s success. This promotional pretzel tube contains three gourmet pretzel flavors that you can gift to one person or serve at your next corporate function. With chocolate-covered pretzels, yogurt-covered pretzels and chocolate-covered pretzels with sprinkles, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

You can get creative and design the outer shell with your company branding or promotional artwork.

Order Promotional Food Gifts From ePromos

To grow a successful business, you must build and nurture your connections. Gifting promotional food items shows that you appreciate your customers and staff members. At ePromos, we have a wide selection of delicious food, candy and beverages to help you foster these crucial relationships.

Our selection of premium treats at unbeatable prices offers something for everyone. Our branding experts and top-notch customer service make the ordering process simple and easy. Accuracy is guaranteed, with free product samples, artwork cleanup and digital proofs to confirm that our products meet and exceed your expectations.

Shop our website to find the perfect promotional treats for any occasion!

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Heather Dworakowski

Reviewed by: Heather Dworakowski - Marketing Manager

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