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Sow Easy is a specialist trade supplier of branded plants & seeds, working with distributors, agencies, and other trade suppliers.

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Corporate Gifts - Christmas 2021

Eco-friendly Corporate Gift Ideas for Christmas 2021

Looking for unique and eco-friendly Corporate Gift ideas for Christmas 2021? Here at Sow Easy, we specialise in branded plants and seed products that make a memorable promotional giveaway.

100% Seed & Plant-Based Corporate Gifts

Not only do our sustainable corporate gifts leave behind minimal environmental impact, but they actively give back! Our easy-to-grow seed & plant ranges are biodegradable, leaving behind only flowers and plants. Tending plants is fabulous for mental health and also provides valuable food for the bees and other pollinating insects.

Best known as being the creator of Seedsticks, we also stock:

Trade Catalogue for Promotional Distributors  & Resellers

Christmas 2021

Corporate Gifts for Christmas - Catalogue 2021We’ve been working closely with promotional product distributors, retailer wholesalers and brand marketing agencies for 30 years. So we’ve created a range of Christmas designs for branded giveaways and corporate gifts that your clients will love.

All of our sustainable branded giveaways can be custom-printed with a business logo and brand messages. We use eco-friendly, water-soluable soy and vegetable oil ink. We’re also a licensed seed provider and only use seeds of the highest quality.

Download the Christmas 2021 Catalogue now for our full range of promotional seeds and plants.

Perfect for Winter & Christmas campaigns. gardening & ecology promotions or as branded products to sell in garden centres and gift shops.

Why Should You Work With Sow Easy?

We’ve been growing our range of branded seeds and plants since 1988. Here’s what you can expect from us:

  1. Quick turnaround times
  2. High quality branded gifts
  3. Products are Made in the UK so no custom problems or unexpected import duty
  4. Excellent customer service at all stages of the order process
  5. Low minimum orders on many products
  6. Free samples are available on selected products.
  7. Design service available if required.

Get a Quote on Sustainable Christmas Giveaways & Gifts – 2021

To request a quote, give us a call on 01753 644588 or complete our Request a Quote form.

You can also contact us using the chat box in the bottom-right corner. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sow Easy Branded Gifts Summer Range 2021 Catalogue

Sustainable Summer Giveaways for Promotions & Events – Summer 2021 Catalogue

Freedom Day isn’t far away now in England and here at Sow Easy, we’ve already seen a surge in inquiries from distributors, agencies and retailers for our sustainable summer giveaways. Summer 2021 marks the long-awaited return of sporting events, trade shows, hospitality and a whole host of summer events and promotions.

100% Seed & Plant-Based Summer Giveaways

Not only do our sustainable branded gifts leave a minimal environmental impact, but they actively give back! Our easy-to-grow seeds ranges are biodegradable, leaving behind only flowers and plants. Tending plants is fabulous for mental health and also provides valuable food for the bees and other pollinating insects.

Best known as being the creator of Seedsticks, we also stock:

Trade Catalogue for Promotional Distributors  & Resellers Summer 2021

Sow Easy Branded Gifts Summer 2021 CatalogueWe’ve been working closely with promotional product distributors, retailer wholesalers and brand marketing agencies for 30 years. So we’ve created a range of summer designs for branded giveaways that your clients will love.

All of our sustainable branded giveaways can be custom-printed with a business logo and brand messages. We use eco-friendly, water-soluable soy and vegetable oil ink. We’re also a licensed seed provider and only use seeds of the highest quality.

Download the Summer 2021 Catalogue now for our full range of promotional seeds and plants.

Perfect for summer campaigns. gardening & ecology promotions or as branded products to sell in garden centres and gift shops.

Why Should You Work With Sow Easy?

We’ve been growing our range of branded seeds and plants since 1988. Here’s what you can expect from us:

  1. Quick turnaround times
  2. High quality branded gifts
  3. Products are Made in the UK so no custom problems or unexpected import duty
  4. Excellent customer service at all stages of the order process
  5. Low minimum orders on many products
  6. Free samples are available on selected products.
  7. Design service available if required.

Get a Quote on Sustainable Summer Giveaways for Summer 2021

To request a quote, give us a call on 01753 644588 or complete our Request a Quote form.

You can also contact us using the chat box in the bottom-right corner. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sow Easy Spring Catalogue 2021

Promotional Seeds & Plants – Download Spring 2021 Catalogue

Check out and download your personal copy of the new Sow Easy Catalogue for Spring 2021. Packed full of seed promotional products and plants, including our Hero Product, Seedsticks – the matchbook garden.

Trade Catalogue

We’ve been working closely with promotional product distributors, retailer wholesalers and brand marketing agencies for 30 years.

All of our sustainable promotional products can be custom-printed with a business logo and brand messages.  We’re the specialists in eco-friendly promotions that protect the planet!

Download the Spring Catalogue now to view promotional seeds and other eco-friendly corporate giveaways. Perfect for Easter campaigns. gardening & ecology promotions or as branded products to sell in garden centres and gift shops.

Distributor Catalogue

Distributors – need an unbranded version of this catalogue to share with your clients? No problem – download it here!

Promotional Seed Products

We supply a wide range of seed & plant-based promotional products to suit all sustainable marketing and branding campaigns.

We use eco-friendly ink for printing and biodegradable/recycled materials whenever possible.  If you’re looking to reduce the amount of single-use plastic waste created by your business, then you’re in the right place!

Seedsticks for Easter - Egg-Shaped Pack

Our Eco-Friendly Spring Promotional Products include:

  • Egg Seedsticks – the matchbook garden
  • Seed Packets – with individually addressing and mailing service available!
  • Bunny Seedsticks – the matchbook garden
  • Seeded Paper Wristbands, Coasters & more!
  • Sprout Pencils
  • Bookmark Seedsticks – the matchbook garden

View Promotional Seed Products Online

Prefer to browse our sustainable promotional products online?  Visit the Product Pages to view merchandise by category.

Samples & Quotes

We can offer samples of many of our products.  Some are provided free of charge and we charge a small fee for others. Visit the Contact Us page for more details and to request samples or get a quote.

Corporate Christmas Cards - Sustainable Seedstick - Christmas Tree Pack and Seeds

Sustainable corporate Christmas cards – promoting brands and protecting the environment!

Looking for sustainable corporate Christmas card ideas that will help your agency clients and wholesale customers to stand out from the crowd during the season of goodwill?

We can help them to make a great impression with our selection of sustainable, eco-friendly Christmas cards. Promote any brand and protect the environment!  A unique and fun alternative to traditional cards that doubles as both a greetings card and a Christmas gift.

Each Christmas card contains seeds that can be planted and grown after use. We stock Christmas tree seeds, as well as a selection of flower, fruit, vegetable and herb seeds. These 100% biodegradable cards are the perfect green gift for both B2B and B2C brands.

Can also be used as part of a Christmas direct mail campaign to reach consumers and customers at home during the holiday season.

Eco-Friendly Corporate Christmas Card Range

 Seed Paper Greeting CardsSustainable Corporate Christmas Cards - Plantable Seed Paper Christmas Cards

Plantable Christmas cards are made from seed paper and make an eco-friendly alternative to traditional corporate Christmas cards. Each card is embedded with wildflower seeds. Once Christmas is over, the seed paper card can be ripped up, popped in some soil, and will begin to grow in just a couple of weeks.

Made from recycled paper and 100% biodegradable; they can be custom-printed with a business logo and brand message for a memorable corporate Christmas card that will promote any business, sustainably.

Request a product sample or get a quote.

 

Growing Greeting CardsSustainable Corporate Christmas Cards

Growing greeting cards are eco-friendly cards with a little extra – they grow into edible salad plants like rocket, basil and pak choi. Makes growing healthy, organic microgreens easy, with delicious results!

We use only organic seeds and recycled materials to make these unique, sustainable Christmas cards. Each card can be printed in full colour and in any custom design.

Great for food, gardening & ecology brands. Also makes a fun Christmas gift for consumers as part of a B2C Christmas campaign that’s suitable for both adults and children.

Request a product sample or get a quote.

 

Christmas Tree Seedstick® Shapes

Corporate Christmas Cards - Sustainable Seedstick - Christmas Tree Pack and Seeds

Perfect for seasonal promotions; clients will appreciate this sustainable, green Christmas gift. The five seeded matchsticks each contain a Christmas tree seed (Picea Abies), enabling the recipient to grow their own Christmas trees at home!

Seedsticks are an economical, lower-cost option for any brand looking to spread some festive cheer. These small matchbook-style packs can be used as a mini corporate Christmas card that doubles as a memorable green gift.

We can also supply Seedsticks in other Christmas-themed shapes such as Christmas puddings, stockings and mulled wine bottles. Seedsticks are made in the UK!

Request a product sample or get a quote.

Free Design Service

We offer a free design visualisation service to create mock-ups of how each product will look with your clients business logo and branding. Ask us for more details.

Lead times vary from 2-4 weeks depending on the product selected and quantity required, so please ensure you leave enough time for your order to be delivered in time for Christmas. Minimum order quantities for these cards start from just 100 units.

Get in touch today for a personal quote and to find out more about creating eco-friendly, sustainable corporate Christmas cards for clients and customers.

Sow Easy - Made in Britain Accreditation

Made in Britain Accreditation

Sow Easy  has recently been accredited as a member of Made in Britain for our Seedsticks. This was granted in recognition of their wide range of uniquely customisable, seed-based products including our hero product, Seedsticks, that have been manufactured in the UK for decades.

Sow Easy is proud to now be able to sport the official Made in Britain mark, helping customers to recognize that their purchase is high-quality, British-made, and will go back into the local economy. 

Regarding the accreditation, Sales & Operations Director Jamie Gray said, “Though we’ve seen the benefits of manufacturing in Britain for over 30 years now, this accreditation feels especially timely. Being a UK-based company enabled us to keep meeting client needs in the midst of the pandemic, as we didn’t have to rely on overseas product supplies. We couldn’t be prouder to manufacture our seed-based items in the UK, and do our bit to contribute to the British economy, as well as its vegetation.”  

Gardening Promotional Products - Seedsticks - Our Hero Product

Browse the Seedstick Range – Made in the UK!

 

Sow Easy has worked with distributors for more than 30 years, and in that time has continuously taken steps towards creating a better tomorrow for the environment.  Our seeded promotional products not only encourage flower and herb planting, but also help to reduce plastic waste from using less eco-friendly, traditional promotional products. They are biodegradable and sustainable. All products can be custom printed with business logo and branding.

For additional information, give us a call on +44 (0)1753 644588, or email hello@soweasy.com.  

 

5 Benefits Behind the Trend of Corporate Gifts

No matter what sort of business you’re dealing with as a supplier, there is a good chance that at least some of your clients participate in corporate gift-giving, especially around the holiday season, Corporate gifts do not only show customers just how much that brand values their relationship, but they impact the way that brands are  perceived by clientele and stakeholders. This perception of brands has a direct impact on company growth. So, presenting customers with gifts allows the opportunity to shape the perception of companies. Keep reading to learn the 5 different reasons that corporate gift giving is so vital, and why you shouldn’t be missing out on this business opportunity. 

Establish Relationships with Clients and Colleagues 

Gift-giving is considered to be one of the five love languages, so it’s no surprise that giving gifts to clients is also vital in establishing business relationships. Specifically, eco-friendly gifts help to shape customer’s perceptions of companies as responsible and sustainable.  

As Forbes.com contributor Ian Altman writes “It’s always a good idea to show clients your gratitude.” In fact, a recent report from the Business Satisfaction survey, as reported by Forbes, revealed that the market for non-cash business gifts totals at close to an estimated £95 billion. 

Corporates gifts are especially prevalent during the holiday season.

Demonstrate Appreciation 

Believe it or not, gifts can significantly hurt, or help,the growth businesses. In the Business Satisfaction survey previously referred to, 57% of respondents said that “gifts can impact their opinion of a business partner both positively and negatively.” This data shows that it’s vital to know how much to spend, as well as what sort of gift to give, to ensure that business gift recipients feels appreciated in the right way.  

Display  A Commitment to Your Partnership 

Like all partnerships, business partnerships are dynamic and ever-changing. Just like gifts demonstrate  an appreciation for business partners or clients, they also show commitment to the continued partnership being held. Giving a corporate gift, especially around the holidays, shows that a company is ready to be in a partnership together through thick and thin, quarter after quarter. The Business Satisfaction survey also noted that more than 80% of C-suite executives believe that business gifts generate positive ROI. Additionally, speaking to the intangible benefits of gifts, a survey respondent stated, “Gifts humanize business.” Gifts especially help to “humanize” businesses when they are thoughtful, and have the power to serve an altruistic purpose.  

 Help Reinforce Brands 

When they are outfitted with the logos and/or branding of your company, corporate gifts can help to reinforce brands. Nearly all of  the products Sow Easy supplies to be distributed are designed to be customised with the specific branding of companies. 

Show Your Brand’s Personality/Values 

While the type of seed brands include in their gifts can impact the brand personality they are putting forward, the gift itself can say even more about a brand. For something a bit more cheeky, companies may opt for our cactus keyring or eco bamboo sunglasses. Alternatively, for those looking to come across as especially functional/professional, our classic Seedsticks™ might be more applicable. Whatever the corporate gift, most importantly it needs to ring true to the message that company wishes to send. 

Biodiversity – Protecting, Improving, and Conserving It

Every day, humans use an estimated 40,000 different species of plants and animals. Let that sink in for a moment – 40,000! While that’s indeed a whooping number, it is estimated that in total, there are over 10 million species of plants and animals on Earth. While we’re only using a fraction of these resources day to day, human impact takes a massive effect on the wellbeing of the ecosystems these beings live in. The word for the sum of all of these species – from the microbial to the animals, plants and fungi, is of course, biodiversity! Biodiversity can be thought of as the ‘web of life’ or ‘variety of living things’ that exists in every environment on the planet – be it the oceans or the arctic.

Photo by Tobias Adam on Unsplash.

September has come to be known year over year as Biodiversity Month – and we here at Sow Easy are happy to celebrate that. The month is dedicated to promoting the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity on Earth. After all, removing just one single species can disrupt the biodiversity and wellbeing of an ecosystem. So, how can one work to protect and improve biodiversity? It’s basically just a matter of being a mindful human being, and taking continuous steps to lead a sustainable and eco-friendly existence. Some of the steps you can take to promote biodiversity include:

Planting

It’s as simple as that! Planting species of plants that are native to your area improve habitats for local birds, insects, and more. Not to mention, plants help keep the air clean, and provide a load of other benefits. If you’re reading this, you probably already know that Sow Easy offers a variety of seeded products that not only make planting fun, but makes seeds, well, brandable too!

Eating Meat and Seafood Mindfully

While it certainly requires a little extra cash, buying sustainably raised meats and seafood helps to fight against unethical farming and harvesting practices. Being sure not to indulge in threatened species helps protect biodiversity, as well.

Composting

Composting gives the vegetable and fruit peelings that would otherwise end up in a landfill the opportunity to instead, nourish your garden! Composting reduces the need for chemicals and fertilizers, and helps to improve the overall health and wellbeing of your soil. The less chemicals – the better!

Own Pets Responsibly

This one comes across as a no-brainer, though many people don’t realize the impact that letting domestic cats outside can have on ecosystems. When cats kill birds as prey, they throw off the biodiversity, causing issues for the entire ecosystem.

Be Conscious of What You Pour Down the Drain

While it may seem like nothing to pour chemical disinfectants and oils down the drain, those substances can cause issues for biodiversity later on once they end up in bodies of water.

The Eco-Friendly Values of the Gen Z Market

Targeting Gen Zers

The demographic known as Generation Z  or Gen Z, born from 1996 to 2010, already accounts for $44 billion in buying power. By the year 2020, Gen Z will make up 40% of all consumers.

This up-and-coming population boasts some major differences from its predecessors, the millennials, who were born from 1981 – 1996. Its oldest members were only children when the 2008 Great Recession hit, causing Gen Zers to develop somewhat more frugal spending habits. They value high-quality products, while remaining conscious about price. 

The children of Generation Z are the first to be properly born into a world overtaken by internet and social media. Unlike the coupon-clipping ways of their elders, Gen Zers are mainly  shopping online, and constantly cross-referencing prices and product information to obtain the best deal possible. According to research by professional services firm EY, 63% of Gen Zers report shopping online in order to save time, compared to 55% of millennials.

Appealing to a new generation of consumers means figuring out their habits, mindsets, and values. As their presence grows in the marketplace, promotional products distributors can use a few different strategies to attract customers. 

Shopping Habits

Online everything: According to the EY study we previously mentioned, Gen Zers are less likely than older generations to take advantage of branded loyalty and reward programs. Instead, they prefer to surf the web on their own to find the best deals. Generation Z values efficiency, lower prices and in particular, free shipping.

Custom patches and pins: Thanks to the encouragement of self-expression byway of social media, customized items that promote are especially popular among Generation Z. These people enjoy expressing their individualism with things like patches or pins that feature political and social messages. Overall, this age range is less concerned about brands and labels as opposed to older generations.

Eco-friendly products: In the age of climate change concerns, Gen Zers are passionate about creating a positive impact on the world. Overall, they prefer buying from and supporting brands that are sustainable. This is where our eco-friendly products come in. 

seeded paper from buddy burst

We offer paper, bookmarks, pencils, envelopes and more that come infused with seeds for brands to customise, and customers to plant, as they wish. We even have clothing available that is created out of sustainable material like bamboo. We offer flower, vegetable, fruit, herb and tree seeds, so companies can truly customize the eco-friendly products to fit their unique brand messaging. 

At the end of the day, Gen Z values genuineness, and we here at Sow Easy are happy to provide you with the products you need to deliver on that. 

Autumn 2019 Seed Product Highlights

While the sunny days of summer may be drawing to an end, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still find ways to garden and plant. Unfortunately, it just may not be as easy to do it outside, anymore. Several of the products we carry offer creative ways to encourage planting. Whether that planting gets done indoors or outdoors is up to you. Have a look at some of the brandable seed products that we’re highlighting for the upcoming chilly season.

The Wonderful WonderBean

 

A custom engraved bean that grows into a branded plant…yup, you heard that correctly! Our very innovative Wonder Bean is laser etched with a custom message, then can be planted in soil to sprout into a beanstalk-like plant! Ideal for B2B corporate gifts, brightening up trade show stands, and for use as eco-friendly promotional items for home and garden brands, our Wonder
Beans are versatile and unique.

Packaging is available in 3 sizes to suit your client’s marketing needs and audience. Each packet has an individual bean that can be etched with a logo. We can also supply Wonder Beans with no packaging.

Custom Wonder Beans can also be combined with the Eco Cube – our 100% compostable Alder Wood plant box. The wooden box can be etched with a bigger brand message and the extra packaging offers more branding opportunities for your business. Also, it is possible to add an individualised small card to the package.

Seed Packets

Our seed packets are an affordable promotion that packs a punch! Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, the packets can be used in creative ways – serving as business cards, direct mail pieces, or even hung around the rim of bottles and jars. These seed packets are foil sealed, which protects the seeds from any moisture and gives them a long shelf life. When ordered wholesale, they can be used for long running promotional campaigns. It also means that if recipients don’t use the seed packs straight away, they will still be usable long after they received them! The packets can be filled with a variety of herb, flower, or wildflower seeds.

 

Seed Packet Bookmarks

The approaching autumn season means that it’s not much longer until the kids will be heading back to school. Our Seedstick bookmarks are not only great back to school promotions for brands centered on community, but fun for kids to plant, and can be a great learning experience.

In the current state of the environment, it’s more important than ever that the next generation is aware of sustainability practices. Our Seedstick Bookmarks are not only a brilliant way to subtly encourage reading, but a great tool to teach kids about the importance of planting and taking care of the Earth. The Seedstick packets can eventually be ripped off and planted.

For questions, please email info@soweasy.com.