Corporate Gift

Thinking of a creating your own corporate gift?


From crafting a pattern to deciding on the colours and suitable products from our collections to carry the story you wish to tell, we are able to help you design patterns inspired by a place, a piece of history, or a story of your company or product to create a lasting impression on your guests.


Onlewo’s style of design rests on our passions in crafting thoughtful and elegant patterns with engaging narratives to connect people and community together. Our selective sense of aesthetic approach will help convey your stories in a tasteful way too.


We are more than happy to assist you further, please email us at miketay@onlewo.com.

How to Choose a Meaningful Corporate Gift?

Corporate gifting is about making deep impression or leaving lasting memories with your guests, business partners and important customers. It is about giving something meaningful, and making sure that your gift will be appreciated. It is easy to think of corporate gifting this way: would you be impressed if you are the receiving person?

Today, cultural appreciate has taken on new level of importance in business exchanges. Whether you are giving a gift to your corporate customers, associates or even your own company staff, blending in cultural element tastefully in the gift design will inevitably generate a stronger positive emotional response. A corporate gift that successfully tugs at the heartstring will win the best impression. 

Choosing The Right Corporate Gift for First Meeting 

When meeting someone for the first time in a business setting, presenting a gift is a sensitive matter. It is particularly helpful to present a gift that will also be a conversation starter, to help you break the ice with an unfamiliar person. A gift with well-designed cultural or heritage content usually works well, as receiving persons tend to respond in courtesy and appreciation of the design details. It also presents you a chance to highlight cultural background in the design and break the ice by sharing a light-hearted but meaningful detail. Beginning a first-time work meeting with a thoughtful gift as a bridge to a new relationship will set the succeeding conversation in a positive, friendly tone.

Gifting is meant to make both the giver and receiver feel good. You know it when you have given a good gift, and so will your business guests or customers. This good feeling is the essence of a meaningful corporate gift.

Most Important Rules for  Business Gift

A corporate gift that strikes a fine balance between personal and commercial vibe is the right gift. As a business related gift, it cannot be feel too personal, so as to avoid stepping too far beyond the line of business relationship. Yet, the corporate gift needs to have a personal touch that is just nice, to project an appreciation of the chance to meet the person representing her/his company. 

A corporate gift is to facilitate good business relationships and as a corollary business transactions. However, the gift cannot feel too commercial or transactional, as it will engender an association with shallowness or, worse, be insulting to your guests or customers by implying disrespect or quid pro quo. You will want to build a corporate relationship based on goodwill, trust and quality, and your gift must present that message. Corporate gifting is a considered practice that weighs the balance between a personal and official approach, tilting sometimes towards the former when relationships have deepened and at other times towards the latter when the occasion requires greater formality. 

What to Avoid in Corporate Gifting?

A gift can generate both positive and less-than-positive effect. Gifts that come across as thoughtless and being given for the sake of giving will leave a slightly poor taste for your customers, business partners or important guests. Gifts that compromises on packaging quality will also fail your goodwill-building mission. 

Corporate gifts that represent your culture needs to be expressed tastefully and sensitively as cultural issues can be tricky. In presenting gifts with cultural designs, it is important to convey the intention of sharing just the cultural uniqueness of your country and avoid projecting cultural superiority or competitiveness.  The value of the corporate gift must also be well considered so that the gifting gesture communicates friendliness and generosity, not economic superiority. 

At a more practical level, one should also avoid gifts that are similar to those found in airport gift shops and souvenir stands, as your corporate gifting effort will be interpreted as an effort of convenience and superficiality. Global traveling at both consumer and business level has provided wide exposure and access to brands and products, and people are generally more well-informed. The more readily your gift is, the lower the uniqueness and wow factor. In other words, it is good to avoid globally or widely available products as corporate gifts.

Avoid leather products as corporate gifts. In the age of raised environmental awareness and climate consciousness, you will be upholding your brand image by staying away from leather products. When you avoid leather gifts, you are also giving the risk of unknowingly offending vegans, vegetarians or environment lovers a wide berth.

Customise Corporate Gift

Onlewo understands the Singapore corporate gift culture and our designs are created to enliven conversations and build relationships. We create gifting products with world-class level of design, quality and packaging that conveys Singapore cultural stories with the most positive, engaging vibe. Your corporate gifts will celebrate Singapore through our designs and build bridges between people, cultures and countries.

Customised corporate gift elevates the sincerity and uniqueness felt by your customers or business guests. Be it a special brand story or value you like to communicate through our designs, a colorway that compliments your brand image, or names of your guests, we are happy to share this bespoke journey to achieve your corporate gifting purpose.