With Christmas just under two months away, South Australian businesses are not only booking venues for the end-of year office party, but planning festive gift ranges and deciding on exactly the right present to give valued clients.
Whatever you’re wrapping up, South Australian not-for-profit packaging business, Hands On SA, can help you parcel up your product professionally – and no job is too big, or too small!
Christmas gift packaging is huge every year for Hands On SA, with activity kicking off as early as August and hitting its peak throughout November and December.
“If businesses haven’t started thinking about wrapping up their Christmas gift line or client ‘thank-you’ present, now’s the time to lock in a plan!” says Hands On SA Deputy CEO, Claire McAlary.
While traditional Christmas hampers – for gifts or sale – comprise the bulk of the packaging orders, Hands On SA has taken on its share of quirkier jobs over the years.
“Our team has wrapped cheese boards in cellophane, decorated wine bottle necks and hand-wrapped luxurious jewellery in tissue paper.”
“The one I remember most was tying a packaged cookie inside a box, which jumped out with a Christmas message when you opened it,” says McAlary.
Hands On SA can help you choose appropriate packaging or suggest ways to make a real impact.
“If you want to reduce your environmental footprint, consider recycling by getting us to place your gift in a plain cardboard box and add some sparkle with red, green and gold packaging tape.”
“If your gift is bulky or an odd-size, ditch the wrapping paper and take a more minimalist approach using the stylish and diverse range of decorative tapes now available,” says McAlary.
Branding can also be applied like a label to chocolates or wine with a customer’s business name and these are packed up and ready to transport.
Whatever packaging method you choose, call in the professionals and don’t wait till the last minute.
“We’re here to take this important task out of your hands. We won’t rush the job and we’ll take every measure to present your gift – and your company – in an attractive and professional manner,” says McAlary.
Hands On SA employs over 150 people with a disability at two locations in Kent Town and Oakden, providing a range of employment opportunities which enrich their lives. This tireless crew work right up until Christmas – officially closing for packaging duties on December 23.
Hands On SA provides a range of service offerings including custom assembly and packaging, mail campaigns, dry food packaging, wine bottle de-labelling and labelling, print finishing, wooden crate and box manufacture, and aids to daily living equipment manufacture. Hands On SA customers include leading retailers, wine and food producers and suppliers, printers, and manufacturing and supply businesses.