Buy exclusive business gifts online in the Red Dot Design Shop
In the world of business, there are numerous occasions when a small, but if possible exquisite, gift is called for. Whether you are looking for a present for an anniversary, a leaving gift or a birthday present for a colleague, an employee or a business partner, or if you are invited to the opening of a business of an acquaintance or would like to find an exclusive Christmas present for your boss or customer, you will find the fitting gift idea in the Red Dot Design Shop and can order it online in a simple process.
There are special rules that apply to gifts in the field of business. Unlike personal gifts, business gifts have a more official nature. In a best-case scenario, they convey your regard for the recipient. As a result, particularly funny or original products are suitable only in exceptional cases, for example if you know the person receiving the gift very well or have known them for a very long time and also have a relationship with them outside of work. In that case, you can take all the liberties you would with a proper present and are sure to find something appealing in our sections Gifts for women or Gifts for men.
Design products as a business gift leave a lasting impression
In all other cases, you should play it safe when choosing a business gift and decide on a neutral but high-quality design present. We have put together bespoke business gifts for you in this category.
You can rest assured that all products that you can buy in our online shop meet the highest design and quality standards. Most items have either themselves won the Red Dot Design Award or come from designers or manufacturers that have already won an award. We have also included some additional design and lifestyle products in our range that have not yet been presented to our expert jury but have nevertheless won us over with their good design and that we thus wanted to share with you. These strict criteria for listing a product in the Red Dot Design Shop give you the certainty that the business gift that you ultimately choose is of objectively high design quality.
Examples of particularly high-quality and tasteful design gifts in the business environment include the three-piece BURO desk set designed by British designer duo DesignWright for Lexon SAS, which has won a Red Dot; the Retro radio TR 1200 from Grundig or the distinctive and geometrically designed Geo thermos by the Danish design label Normann Copenhagen, which even won a Red Dot: Best of the Best for top design quality.
Gifts for business partners or employees – observing tax exemption limits
If you are an entrepreneur or are self-employed and wish to deduct a gift for employees or business partners as a business expenses for tax purposes, you must ensure that you do not exceed the tax exemption limits. This limit is EUR 35Euros per year for presents for business partners. Furthermore, there must be a business reason for the gift. Such an occasion could be for a birthday, Christmas, the opening of a business or similar for example. This also applies to gifts for employees. Here too, there must be a personal occasion such as a birthday, the birth of a child, a wedding, a work anniversary etc. The value of the gifts cannot exceed 40 Euros unless it is deducted from the employee's salary. You can find more information on this topic on the Internet.
We also have fitting gift ideas for these budgets. For example, fans of technology will get a thrill from AluPen, an elegant stylus for an iPad, designed by the Danish design agency Tools Design. For lovers of traditional writing instruments and beautiful accessories, we recommend the senseBook notebook with its premium cover made from smooth cowhide. And if your company does not have its own canteen, your employees might like one of the original designer food containers from Black+Blum such as the lunch pot.
Give the gift of pleasure – good wines and great design books
An excellent bottle of wine is also almost always a good choice as a business gift. Particularly if it comes from an exclusive range such as the Red Dot wines, which are bottled every year on the occasion of the Red Dot Design Award ceremony. The range available includes the Red Dot white wine, Red Dot red wine, Red Dot Prosecco and the Red Dot grappa.
If you are searching for a special Christmas gift that will be present on your business partner’s desk for a whole year, thus reminding them of you, then our classic, high-quality Design Diary is the right choice. It makes an excellent gift idea year after year. And if you want to give the gift of inspiration and knowledge, take a look in our Books section. That is where you will find large-format coffee table books from the fields of design and architecture such as a signed copy of Wo der Buchstabe das Wort führt by Kurt Weidemann. The books Crazy Places and Crazy Hotels with their wealth of images provide charming insights into special worlds of lifestyle and architecture. These books are the perfect gift for those who are always on the look-out for something special. Additionally, our range includes Reference works and specialist literature relating to design and Architecture.
Order design and lifestyle products online as business gifts – simply and at a reasonable cost
Whether you choose a designer product or a book, you can order it straight away. No extra delivery costs are charged within Germany for orders of EUR 50 or more. So have fun browsing!