Available At: Graphic Image, 305 Spagnolli Rd., Melville. 1-800-232-5550.
This year there is no reason (okay, except for maybe the prosciutto) to travel to Italy for your fine leather goods. Check out Graphic Image, Long Island’s own leather manufacturer, for agendas, frames, journals, luggage tags and an array of other beautiful, customized gifts.
Donations That Make A Difference
Available At: Everywhere!
December is the perfect time to give your clients a thank you gift for their relationship all year long. You may feel like Bill Murray in Scrooged when he is going through his Christmas list, “Towel, VCR, Towel, Towel, VCR…” So this year instead of giving something that will undoubtedly be re-gifted at some point (sorry, but nobody wants a glass paper weight with your company logo on it), give a gift that matters. Make a donation in the names of your friends, clients and associates to a worthy and reputable charitable organization. Consider reaching out to your favorite arts association, museum, food bank, shelter, boys and girls club, hospital or any charitable organization you admire. Not only is the gift meaningful, but it will be beneficial to your bottom line next April when your taxes are due.
Wine Gift Baskets
Available At: Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, 2114 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow. 631-369-0100.
Long Island is awesome. Wine is pretty awesome too. So it only makes sense to combine the two and wrap them up in a pretty basket. Baiting Hollow has created one-of-a-kind LI gift baskets, unique to who we are, visually beautiful, lovingly prepared and filled with their wonderful wines as well as their other great products. Easy and quick ordering and delivery makes them the perfect choice for busy executives. Select from one of their in-stock baskets or call to create a custom basket to suit your exact taste and needs.
AHRC Gift Baskets For All Occasions
Available At: AHRC Suffolk, 2900 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Bohemia. 631-585-0100.
Give the gift that keeps on giving. It may seem like a cliche, but this one really does. Each gift basket purchased from AHRC Suffolk creates paid work opportunities for adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Some of these baskets also contain ceramic pieces made by AHRC program participants. All proceeds from the sale go back to the AHRC Workshop in Suffolk. Custom orders are accepted and can be picked up in Bohemia or shipped through their online store.
Available At: A Taste Of Home, 1992 N. Jerusalem Rd., North Bellmore. 516-486-1670.
A Taste Of Home is already known for making some of the best baked goods and desserts on Long Island—they’ve won eight Best of L.I. awards. But what if you can’t decide which of their fantastic treats to give? Easy—get a bunch of them! A Taste Of Home’s Corporate Gift Towers come in massive boxes and are filled with your selection of their pastries, cookies, coffees and anything else they make.
Customized 1GB Flash Drives
Available At: R Promotions Inc., Plainview. 1-800-225-6249.
Tired of giving your employees and associates a pre-printed holiday card and a tin of preservative-laden butter cookies packaged at some point in the past decade? This year give your valuable contacts and friends a gift that they will actually use and keep your company’s name in their mind all year long! You can customize a 1GB flash drive with your logo or holiday message on it for only $12 a piece when you order 12 or more pieces. We suggest that you even take it a step further and pre-load the stick with your company’s press kit, holiday message or even a couple of MP3’s of your favorite holiday songs (Shhhh! Just do not tell the music police!)
Italian Gourmet Basket
Available At: Iavarone Bros. Multiple Locations.
Some gift baskets come with strange jellies and miniature spreads that look really cute but taste like 3-year-old Vegemite. Others come with fruit that tastes like it came straight from the Garden of Eden—6,000 years ago. But this one is different. Iavarone Bros. has put all their popular treats—balsamic vinegar, olive oil, imported Torrone, biscotti, eggplant caponata, Romanoff lumpfish caviar, crostini crackers, Italian, olive spread, breadsticks & imported chocolate—together in one delicious basket that will have you saying Buon Natale—and Buon appetito.