Rather than always taking the same corporate gifts, how about hotel supplies instead? Think of towels, bathrobes, a nice ashtray, a set of plates, cups or glasses imprinted with your company logo?
I came across a great company that can offer all that.
You can either visit them in their warehouse - most of the times they even have special offers in case you want to go there for personal use. It is also a great place if you want cutlery or glassware for your home.
Since they usually cater to hotels, the quality and designs are great and often better than the usual household stores! If you are looking for small quantities and take some of their left over stock, you can find great deals at good prices!
But if you are interested in bulk orders, they also offer very comparative rates.
For example, you could order a set of plates, glasses and cutlery for your company's canteen.
Obviously the main target group for these items are hotels and restaurants, and we welcome their inquiries too. The brands carried include European quality like Rocco Bormioli, Lubiana, Giesser Messer, Orsini, Apilco, and much more.
But if you are thinking of a special corporate gift, be sure you can also find something here!
For example, for an incentive trip we had some bathrobes customized with the company logo - a really nice corporate gift and a useful one too!
Other ideas (all can be customized with logo) include slippers, pillows, bedsheets, tissue boxes, bins, shampoo and body lotion, fruit display platters, candle holders, wine buckets...
Just ask for anything you like!
If you are interested to drive down to the warehouse and have a look, it is really easy to find (well, if you know where it is, you wouldn't pass by coincidentially):
It is just on Umm Suqueim Road (exit Mall of Emirates from Sheikh Zayed Road). From SZR, turn left at the same traffic signal which leads to the Marina Warehouse (check out my page on that if you haven't been there yet). This Warehouse is basically on opposite side of the junction, but still facing Umm Suqueim Road. You need to park your car in the sand and then walk into an alley with a couple of warehouses, it is the last one in the end. You will see signboards for Direct Hotel Supplies.