7 Creative Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with your Employees

Employee Ugly Sweater Party

Small companies may not be able to afford the lavish holiday parties that their larger counterparts often throw; however, they both share a common denominator when it comes to finding meaningful ways to celebrate with employees. In our opinion, the most successful events take a similar approach: the creation of an environment for team building and bonding outside of the office. Any of the 7 suggestions below are tweakable and scalable, so let your imagination run wild:

7 Tips for Giving the BEST Corporate Holiday Gifts, EVER

7 Tips Giving Best Business Holiday Gifts Ever

We have been playing Santa Claus for a host of international corporations for over 30 years. In that time, the gifts we have devised or orchestrated for our clients have been about as diverse as anyone could imagine. Given our respected track record in the “corporate gift giving” industry, we thought we’d share our 7 simple suggestions to make sure your corporate holiday gifts hit their mark:

Photos in a Flash

It’s summer – time for vacations, daytrips, and lots and lots of photos. With the ease, convenience and quality of tablet and mobile phone photography, we have the luxury of documenting every moment. Sharing via email and transferring files at the end of the day are a piece of cake. But what about getting actual […]

It's All About Relationships

Ron Burley’s post on Inc.’s Customer Confidential  column got me thinking about the positive outcomes that can occur as a result of a single, fateful interaction.  I had an analogous situation arise in 1995. Through a  serendipitous introduction, I met a newly minted Oracle executive that was moving to CA to take the helm of […]

Is the Customer Always Right?

Two notable bloggers (Inc. and The Frugal Entrepreneur) took up the subject of “disgruntled customers” last week. Since I have been interviewed twice in the past year on the very same topic, I thought why not comment on my own company blog? Both posts offer important insights, but the overall advice is largely reactive. The personal suggestions made […]

A Gift For the Road Less Traveled

I’m Katie Klein, a new contributor to the Trims blog aka Gift Rap. My goal, with the help of my collaborators and colleagues at Trims, is to keep readers informed and up-to-date on the latest and greatest, products, trends and thought provoking topics of the day as they relate to B2B field marketers and event […]

"Manners in a Minute"

Business Dinner Setting Diagram

Tools of the Trade Use utensils from the outside in (in a formal place setting a butter knife–paddle shaped or a short handled knife— will be included). Tips That Will Make You a Pro Unless you are the host, do not ask to be seated at the table until the host arrives Before taking your […]

Tumi Card Case Special – Deep discounts just in time for the holidays

For last minute holiday shoppers and for those looking ahead to the new year, we have some great specials on Card Cases from Tumi to share with you this morning.  These are current styles, not discontinued styles or closeouts.  However, supplies at these prices are limited. Tumi Meridian Folding Card Case Retail: $59.00 Trims Sell […]

Trims Featured in BNET Article: Clients Aren't Always Right

Clients Aren’t Always Right As told to Kathryn Hawkins Excerpt: “My client base is the C-suite: decision-makers and executives in the business-to-business marketplace. We source corporate gifts and branded products for executive conferences and events and are well known for fulfilling all sorts of last minute and unusual requests, such as 10 electric guitars with […]


During a family dinner in mid-September, the conversation turned to Mad Men and the episode that had just recently aired. The topic: was Peggy out of line when she took it upon herself to fire a male employee who had been harassing Joan. The female guests at the table were evenly split into two age […]

Trims Unlimited named 2010 Stevie Award Finalist

TRIMS UNLIMITED, INC. was named a Finalist in the Best Overall Company of the Year – Service Businesses – Up to 100 Employees – Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations category in the 7th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they […]

Trims honored by LA Business Journal & Inc Magazine

Trims, dubbed one of “Corporate America’s Best Kept Secrets” and the “Ultimate Treasure Hunters” by Departures Magazine, was named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of top L.A. women-owned businesses for the 7th year in a row and has again earned a position this year on Inc’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies […]