Corporate Gifting - Essay Gifts


We received all three boxes with all of the baskets today. Such beautiful work! We grateful for your courtesy and assistance in getting them here. You said mid-September and you made it happen!

Our sincere thanks,

Raven (Gafcon)

They arrived yesterday and LOOK AMAZING!!!

I took them to show client today and they were absolutely thrilled. They loved the design and how sturdy they are. Well done and a huge thanks to you and your team.

Thanks once again and kind regards

Tamara (Metal & Engineering Indaba)

Our books have arrived! Yippy!!! and they look stunning!

Thank you thank you thank you.

I appreciate the effort on this as well as the efficient service!

Janien (Riverbed)

Thank YOU so much for your excellent service, you managed to produce in such a short space of time.
The guests will definitely love your gifts!


Old Mutual, Wiphold & Brimstone

We would like to take this opportunity to thank essay GIFTS for their invaluable contribution to the success of LegalWise's 30th Anniversary celebrations.

The customised gifts designed by your team were much appreciated by all who received them.  We are particularly appreciative that you were able to assist us in packaging and distrubting in excess of 800 personalised gifts across South-Africa within the designated timeframe and with almost no errors.

Your service was exemplary and we would not hesitate to recommend your company.

We wish you well with future endeavours and look forward to working with you in the future.

30th Anniversary

Luister, daai amenity bags was ‘n groot hit!  Hulle was MAL daaroor, ek het baie komplimente gekry. EN ek gaan die idee nou voorstel vir ander kliente ook!
Baie dankie vir al jou vinnige hulp!
Hoop ons sien mekaar binnekort,
Baie dankie,

Scania, February 2015

Thank you for the reminder email, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the incredible work, the three award pieces were very nice and participants really appreciated it!

Division of Technology, Industry and Economics United Nations Environment Programme, Geneva, Switserland: November 2013

It really was a pleasure from our side to work with someone like you who is really passionate about the work they do. I especially appreciated the speed with which you and your team worked to ensure that the frames are done and delivered in time for our event.
Hope to work again with you in future.

Competition Commissioner, November 2013

I really appreciate what you have done in a short space of time that I have given but under the circumstances you have manage to delivery.

Henkel, April 2013

The gifts have arrived a few minutes ago.  Thank you for your excellent service it is really appreciated at such short notice.

Sasol, April 2013

Just a quick note with a big thank you.  The gifts have arrived and I love them and so beautifully packaged!  Look so good and I know the client and speakers are going to love them too.  The conference bags are fabulous!!!  Such a great idea – not even just for conferences but for travelling too.  All the best for a lovely weekend.  It is a beautiful day today here again in Johannesburg.

Successful events, February 2013

The event in Jeffrey’s on Friday was a HUGE success – and the comments received about the bags made the “stress” worthwhile. I would like to THANK YOU both big time as well as the staff who worked under immense pressure.   A million thank-you’s for meeting the deadline – which I never doubted!

Sizenya, August 2012

Kindly note that we received the gifts today - the pendants are beautiful. Thanks for your speedy assistance.

Bombela Concession Company (Pty) Ltd, 6 August 2012

On behalf of the HKLM team, we would like to say a massive THANK YOU to your team and Professor and his artists for delivering such a massive quantity of such lovely key chains, in such a short space of time. I realise the pressure was immense, and we had some hiccups along the way with delayed feedback etc. but you really came through for us.

We really would like to convey a special message to Professor from the team here at HKLM:
“Thank You Professor, and your artists, very much for exceeding our expectations here, and making sure you delivered and created exactly what we needed. The key chains are beautiful, and each key chain was made with such careful detail. We sincerely hope and wish all the best for you, and that your dreams for your brothers’ futures are realised.”


HKLM, 31 May 2012

An amazing company with a great social mission that makes creative and high quality gifts with a South African touch!

Kevin Rubottom, Singapore, February 2012

Thank you so much for your mail and apologies for my tardiness in not letting you know how the event went! Awesome is the word – everything went smoothly – the client loved the frames and the whole thing was beyond expectations.  Please thank everyone who worked so hard on making the frames and showing how innovative they can be!  Just to give you a heads up – our event next year is in Johannesburg and we may well call on you to handle the frames again in a similar format!!  Will keep you posted as I know it was a lot of hard work and I would prefer that you know well in time.  Thanks once again for excellent service and I hope that the “flag” frame becomes one of your standard offerings – it looked so good!

Hippo Communications, January 2012

I just received my special box and I have to say it was better than  I ever expected. You guys have done such a FABULOUS job, everything looks so stunning and I am super impressed!!!  I have shown your stuff to everyone at the office and they all agree, it is beautiful!!!  The quality of work is also extremely good.  Well done!!!  Daisy is going to love it!  Thank you so much for everything, you have also been a pleasure to deal with.  I will definitely be using you again.

Old Shanghai, January 2011

Just a word of thanks for delivery on time, every time. Your service has always been friendly, courteous, professional and creative.  Every time, everything possible is done to offer us the best possible service through your unique and customised products and quality service.

Gautrain, 14 September 2010

"I would like once again thank you and the Essay Gifts for all your patience, hard work and support in this creative venture. It was an absolute great pleasure working with you. The experience was a pleasant in that every time I called, the response from you was always pleasant and always willing to help in whichever way possible to make the image in my mind a reality. To think that it all started with our office receiving a catalogue in the post at the perfect time might I add. This immediately sparked bright ideas in my mind!

It immediately excited my creative ideas and from the very first call I knew that it was going to be a successful journey. To think that no drawings was sent and all communication was done via telephone; it was professionalism that was displayed with each communication. I was even impressed with how well the trophies were packaged so that minimal if not no damage was incurred. Every person that has seen the trophies as well as the books are so impressed and overwhelmed with it!

Kindest gratitude for contributing so hugely to the success of my project and for making my image a true reality!"

Northern Cape Tourism Authority

"Thanks so much it's really beautiful. I like it a lot. Well done to the artists."

helloAFRICA - Incentives, Groups & Meetings

"I would like to convey my heartfelt congratulatory message to you for the sterling job that you have done for us regarding the promotional material that we ordered exactly a week ago.

I am lost for words, not because I don't know what to say but because you have again carried out your job with professionalism and promptness with which it deserves.

For me to receive the goods four days in advance is truly amazing, you have exceeded my expectations by far.

As for the beauty of the memo pads, WOW! It's stunning. I feel proud indeed to hand out work of such immaculate nature.

I am extremely impressed with your work, keep it up.

As usual, it has been joy working with you.

Ka boikokobetso,

Wa hao"


Just to let you know the journal's arrived this afternoon....

You are right - they are absolutely lovely - far nicer than I expected and the wood engraving looks fantastic (thank you for recommending that we do it on the wood).

I would also like to say that I have been so impressed with the customer service you have given CCL - there were no problems, everything was delivered as promised and the communication and feedback was detailed, polite and extremely prompt. Without doubt, some of the best service I have ever received.

Thank you!

Centre for Conscious Leadership