AT Cross has branched out from pens to watches, with a range that includes more than 20 designs. This Vortex watch not only has a day and date display, but also an alarm, night light and dual time zone function, perfect for the corporate on the move. The back of the watch can be engraved with a logo or standard text, and it comes in a cylindrical aluminium gift box. With a short lead time, even for personalisation, this watch could tick all the boxes for a last-minute corporate Christmas gift.
Supplier: AT Cross
Price: £89 (plus £2.25 each for engraving text, plus £50 template charge for a logo)
Minimum order: 10
Lead time: 20 working days (plus five days for proofs)
Contact: 01582 422793
STUFF FOR SCRIBES
We all know that Christmas is a time for the little 'uns, so why not provide the parents in your workforce with a gift they can pass on ... or you might have some little consumers to keep happy in their own right. Through its agency, Red Pedal, Stabilo can put together bespoke stationery sets, including highlighters, pens, pencils and rulers, in brandable plastic pods and suitcases. With a large range to choose from you can make of it what you will - offering a practical, but fun and colourful gift to recipients.
Supplier: Red Pedal
Price: from 50p
Lead time: from two weeks
Minimum order: 10 sets
Contact: 01242 611111
STYLISH STOCKING FILLER
What more practical and fashionable a stocking filler can you get than a Swiss Army Knife classic, with a modern technological edge. As well as the usual "gadgets"- blade, LED light, pen, nail file, screwdriver, scissors and key attachment, suitable for any boy or girl that wanders off the beaten track - this version has a USB memory stick, so they can have access to necessary information wherever they wander (if there's a computer around, of course). And for the travelling executive, there's an airline-friendly version, minus the blades. Both can be screen printed with your logo.
Minimum Order: One
Lead time: Three weeks
Contact: 0870 060 0654
Unless you're a complete Scrooge, Christmas should bring hopes of alcohol, fun and games. Porter & Woodman provides a means to that end, with a bottle of Snapper Point Pinot Noir Grenache, packed alongside some tumbling blocks. Fun enough at the best of times, but once the bottle has been consumed ... And to make sure you are part of your clients' fun, the tumbling blocks can be printed with your company's logo, as can the presentation box the gift comes in.
Supplier: Porter & Woodman
Price: £22.95 (printed)
Lead time: Christmas deadline - 26 November
Minimum order: 10 Contact: 01384 445844