January 26, 2016

The Key To Giving Appropriate Corporate Gifts In Canada

There is a proper time and place for giving corporate gifts in Canada. Take the time to follow these quick guidelines we have compiled to help you find the best gift and deliver it at the best time to continue to build your business relationships across this beautiful country. (First, we’d like you to know that Sweet Flour Bake Shop, though based in Toronto, is happy to deliver our corporate gifts across Canada).


Think simple. 
When you give a corporate gift, you don’t want it to be something outlandish or unnecessary. That’s why baked goods are a safe bet. We have Valentine’s themed chocolate dipped biscotti or signature gourmet cookies for a small favour. For the special business partners, you can give a little more with the gourmet box of cookies or deluxe plus gift tower that includes cookies, brownies, shortbread, and more. There’s no need to send a printing machine or new computer when a sweet treat will get the job done.

Sell the gift.
Take the opportunity to share with your customer or business partner why you are sending this corporate gift. You don’t want to schmooze or go overboard, so let them know why you’re sending the gift and why you picked baked goods to send. People like to know why they are receiving a gift if it is not automatically apparent. Corporate gifts can help build trusting relationships throughout the country.

Follow the laws.
Double check the laws in your industry or your customer’s industry to ensure you are not violating any rules. We don’t want something so sweet to go so sour.

To shop for corporate gifts to send in Canada, please click here to browse our selection.
January 04, 2016

Start The New Year With Co-Workers, Cookies, and Collaboration

Are you bringing in the new year with new goals and resolutions? Start the year on the right foot by encouraging your employees and co-workers to get together to build friendship, to encourage collaboration, and to write goals.

Building Friendship

Co-workers spend a lot of time together, so it’s great when relationships and bonds are strong. People that are genuinely pleasant to be around tend to provide a healthier work environment. Plus, people are more likely to stick around for a long time when friendships are made at work.

Encouraging Collaboration

People that enjoy being around each other make for great team building. Co-workers that can work collectively are more likely to succeed for the company as a whole. Instead of everyone working independently toward the same goal, your employees can work together to reach the goal together (which typically happens with better quality in a shorter time).

Writing Goals

The simplest way to grow a business each year is to start with fresh goals or build upon goals from prior years. Striving for something better is a way to direct positive energy and grow the company. One of our favourite goals to encourage is brand marketing; that’s because we like to market with our cookies. We can put your business logo on a decadent cookie that you can share with business partners as a corporate gift or with potential clients at trade shows. If cookies aren’t your thing, you can check out our other corporate gift ideas for your brand marketing in Canada.

Click here to learn more about Sweet Flour Bake Shop, located in Toronto, Canada.

December 28, 2015

Send A Gingerbread House From Your Local Bakery In Toronto

It’s not too late to share the greatness of the holiday season with those surrounding you. Whether that’s family, friends, or co-workers, we recommend giving a gift that also aids as a reason for relaxation and creation. Your local bakery in Toronto, Sweet Flour Bake Shop, now offers a gingerbread house kit ON SALE! That’s right. It’s not even a post-Christmas sale. Right now you can order a Gingerbread House Kit to send as a corporate gift anywhere in Canada, and the kit is only $30. 

Here are a few reasons why a gingerbread house kit is the best corporate gift:

Tasty

All of our gingerbread house kits include fresh baked gingerbread pieces, mix for fresh royal icing, Jujubes, M&Ms, mints, red sugar sprinkles, and candy canes. That’s a heap full of sweetness that make this an exceptionally tasty treat.

Relaxing

Creating a gingerbread house is a great excuse to step away from the desk, from the phone calls, and from the hectic chaos that work tends to entail. Taking some time to challenge your mind in new ways to create a gingerbread house will leave your business partners feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

Creative

The creative piece of building a gingerbread house is necessary when working with a kit. Sweet Flour Bakery in Toronto gives you the pieces you need, but we don’t put it together for you. Open up your mind to create the perfect house. Adding food colouring to the royal icing is a simple way to make a gingerbread house unique. Moreover, branch out into your cupboards to add treats or details we can’t even imagine yet. Cereal pieces make great shingles (and Cinnamon Toast Crunch is an exceptionally tasty addition to the gingerbread).
December 14, 2015

Share The Holiday Spirit With A Deluxe Cookie Tower

‘Tis the season of giving! The holidays are a great time of year to share your appreciation for your work partners. Whether it’s those that you work with in-house or a corporate business partner, Sweet Flour Bake Shop wants to help you share your thanks. Who doesn’t love to receive baked goods, especially over the holiday season?

A variety of baked goods is a great way to say thanks. It’s something you don’t have to think twice about the quality or whether the recipient will enjoy the gift. Our Deluxe Tower full of baked goods is a great gift for those who have a sweet tooth or not. It includes 30 classic cookies that come in a variety of flavors, 9 assorted brownies and bars, 16 large dipped chocolate shortbread, and 1 custom decorated cookie to add a personal message. You can even add a dozen logo cookies to the mix if you’re feeling really personal!

The Deluxe Tower is presented just as it sounds - in a tower. Three boxes are packed delicately with your baked goods and wrapped with a beautiful bow. We love the holidays because of the simple beauty that is found in a carefully wrapped gift. We promise to give our best effort to ensure our corporate gift does its job of sharing your gratitude.

For just $102 (shipping & tax not included), you can send a corporate gift full of baked goods and gratitude to your colleagues and business partners. Nothing quite says thank you during the holidays as do baked goods, so click here to order yours now! Orders are baked locally in Toronto but can be shipped anywhere in the country!

December 07, 2015

Send A Personalized Gift This Christmas From Your Local Bakery In Toronto

Do you have a business partner or colleague to whom you’d like to show your appreciation this holiday season? We recommend this beautifully designed and deliciously filled cookie tin that includes a large, personalized sugar cookie!

The Cookie Tin - Personalized with Your Message includes a dozen cookies, presented in a classy metal tin and decorated with a lovely bow. This makes for a great holiday “thank-you” because our cookies are handmade at our bakery in Toronto and shipped anywhere in the country!

Now let’s get into the yummy details…

The Cookie Tin includes these different kinds of cookies, plus one which is personalized with a special message.

The Cookie Flavors

  • Butterscotch Toffee
  • Chocolate Chunk
  • Chocolate Cherry
  • Chocolate Toffee Cappuccino
  • White Chocolate Macadamia Nut
  • Oatmeal Blueberry Almond Dark Chocolate
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk
  • Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut
  • Oatmeal Raisin
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk

The Personalized Message

While not all of these messages are applicable for a holiday appreciation gift, these may be great messages for any occasion.

  • Thank You
  • Congrats
  • Thinking Of You
  • Get Well Soon
  • Happy Birthday
Now imagine all of these cookies baked fresh and placed delicately into a nice, sturdy tin. You can imagine the surprise look on the recipient’s face upon opening. Then, just wait until they take a bite! While you may not be there to share in the delicious treat, you have done your holiday duty of sharing your thanks and appreciation. You may as well order yourself a box of cookies so you too may enjoy the treasures of our local bakery in Toronto. If you live in Toronto, you can swing by Sweet Flour Bake Shop to pick up some cookies on your own. But as we mentioned earlier if you don’t live near our bakery in Toronto, you can order online and ship it anywhere in Canada. Pretty cool!
November 16, 2015

'Tis The Season For Saying Thank You

Around this time each year, we take time to thank and care for the special people in our lives. There’s a myriad of ways to share appreciation and many different people to reach. Sweet Flour Bake Shop always chooses the sweetest way to show our gratitude. Who doesn’t like baked goods? Everyone in Toronto sure seems to.

Whom To Give A Gift

The first step is to identify those in your life that you’d like to give thanks, offer a warm welcome, or simply share a sweet snack. This can include friends, family, loved ones, co-workers, corporate partners, and the less fortunate.

 

What Gift To Give

One of the best parts of baked goods from Toronto’s local Sweet Flour Bake Shop is that baked goods can share any message. We’ve grown in our skills in order to provide you with different themed cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and more. We can customize our orders to include your personal message. We recommend visiting our bakery if you’re shopping for local friends and family. If you’re searching for a holiday gift to share with your business partner across Canada, consider ordering one of our many corporate gifts. It’s a simple way to say thanks in a personal way without having to travel many miles. All of our corporate gifts can be mailed anywhere in Canada.

 

We are so eager for the holiday season! Please come visit us when the sweet craving arrives, or shop online to share a sweet treat of baked goods from Toronto to anywhere in Canada.

November 09, 2015

Give A Unique Corporate Holiday Gift This Year

Searching for the right gift to share with your corporate partners can be very tiresome. We have an idea for a unique gift you can give your business partners, or you can bring it home to share with your family and friends. A Gingerbread House Kit combines the perfect indulgence for a sweet tooth while also offering an entertaining project.

The Gingerbread House Kit includes all seven pieces you need to create house itself - four walls, two roof pieces, and of course the chimney. The kit also has a mix for the royal icing so it can withstand the construction. You just have to add water and your favourite food colouring to make it your own. Build your gingerbread house upon the 18” x 8” cake board for a sturdy foundation, and top it all off with your favourite decorations using candy canes, red sugar, M&M’s, and Jujubes (plus anything else you can find around your home)!

We have great news - this gift doesn’t have to stay within the Toronto borders. Do you have business partners across the country? We can ship it! Gingerbread Houses are a fun way to share some goodies while sharing appreciation for hard work. Sure, gingerbread houses are a gift that require work, but it’s the relaxing work of creating edible art that makes it worth it.

Our Gingerbread House Kit is baked fresh at our bakery in Toronto. Order yours today as a corporate gift to share your holiday appreciation with your treasured business partners.