Corporate Awards

    • What is the difference between a cup and a trophy?

      We sometimes get asked the question "What is the difference between a cup and a trophy?".  The short answer is a cup is a KIND of trophy, just like an apple is a kind of fruit, but read more to get the full scoop.

      Loving Cup Trophy This traditional Loving Cup Trophy contains a figure top, the golden cup, and then a walnut base with a black brass engraved plate.

      The definition of a trophy is: "A cup or other decorative object awarded as a prize for a victory or success".

      Trophies are made of two pieces - a top (called a trophy "figure") and a bottom (called a "base").  All trophies have a figure top, which can be a variety of shapes, colors and styles including a cup, a star, a person (such as an Oscar trophy) a sports figure, etc.  To answer the question, a chalice cup can definitely be a figure top, but it doesn't have to be.

      The base of the trophy contains the engraved text, including the name of the award, event name, winners name, for example.

      There are many different types of trophies, the only limit is imagination!  But Cup Trophies are a classic style that never goes out of fashion and endures the test of time.  Discover our many trophies at our website, including Chalice Cup Trophies!

      Cheers!

      Jessica

    • J. Charles - 2018 Trophies2Go Vendor of the Year

      Wedge Crystal Award One of the many beautiful crystal awards created by J. Charles!

      As a trophy and awards company, we depend on our suppliers to create outstanding award components at an affordable price.  We take these components and assemble and personalized them into the beautiful awards we sell to our customers.

      One company that partners with us to create stunning crystal and glass awards is the  J. Charles Company.  A family owned business based in northern Kentucky, J. Charles has been chosen as Trophies2Go's 2018 Vendor of the Year.

      J. Charles was nominated by three of our staff; Tom, Lori and me, Jessica.  Here is what our team had to say about working with them:

      "What I love about J. Charles is their quality.  Our customers are always pleased with the awards, they are beautifully designed and etched to perfection."

      "Lindsay our customer service rep provides excellent customer service, whenever I have a product question or need to place an order, she is efficient and quick at helping me with any question and always provides a timely answer."

      "They offer unique crystal and glass award designs we can't find anywhere else.  Their quality is second to none".

      Thank you for J. Charles and all of our suppliers, you're partners in our business and we are grateful for your products and service!

      Cheers,

      Jessica

    • 5 Tips for Choosing The Perfect Corporate Award

      This week is the kick-off of Corporate Awards season!  All of Trophies2Go's past Corporate Awards Customers received this email yesterday.  Read below to narrow your search for the perfect award for any occasion!

      Seattle Business Seattle Business Awards always does an amazing job of recognizing outstanding businesses!

      1. Start With Your Budget.

      Determine how much you want to spend per award. We have beautiful awards in every price range, so even if your budget is small, we’ll create something special for you. Read Budgeting for a Recognition Program for more ideas.

      2. Fit the Accomplishment.

      Present a premium crystal award to someone who has gone above and beyond, not for menial tasks. Conversely, if a dedicated employee is celebrating a milestone goal, big anniversary or retirement, a $10 gift card doesn’t cut it. Make sure to match the award stature to the achievement.

      3. What's the Message?

      Choose an award that can fit all of your text and logo. An engraved plaque has space for a long message and logo, whereas a 4 inch crystal cube doesn’t. Know what you want to engrave before ordering your award to ensure enough room for your message.

      4. Form Follows Function.

      Consider how the award will be displayed. Will the award stand on a desk, be hung on a wall, be displayed on a lobby shelf, or be featured in a home?

      For example, if a sales award will be hung in the lobby, then an engraved plaque may be a good choice. If the award will be displayed in a home, something more functional and pretty, such as an engraved clock or personalized vase, is appropriate.

      5. Personalize the Award.

      If your organization is more conservative, stick with a traditional award. But if you’re in a creative business, choose something a little more artistic or funky! For an individual award, consider the recipient’s personality and get an award to match it. Be creative and think out of the box, not only with your award, but also your engraved message!

      Need help?  Feel free to give us a call at 877-926-4700 and we can help you choose the perfect award for any occasion!

      Cheers!

      Jessica

    • Corporate Gift Guide

      Personalize A Gift To Remember!

      Holiday shopping has begun and it's time to think about what to get your clients, vendors, and your staff to thank them for their service to your company over the past year.

      The important thing is to tailor your gifts to your recipient.  The more personal in nature you can make them the better.

      Clients

      Your customers are the reason you're in business, you want to thank them for their patronage over the past year.  For a smaller client, a holiday card and small gift might be enough.  But for a key client, you want to appreciate them with something special, below are some ideas.

      1. Edible gifts - it can be something like a fruit basket, box of special candies or even steaks.
      2. Special dinner - either treat your client to a dinner out or a gift card to your client's favorite restaurant.
      3. Wine Boxes: include a favorite bottle of wine and place it in a personalized wine box with your logo on the top.  A perfect way to present a special gift to remember.
      4. Cooking Tools:  For a more casual office, engrave a BBQ tool set for their use all season long.  Also engraved cutting boards make popular and functional gifts.

      Vendors

      Without key vendor relationships, your business would not run smoothly and efficiently.  Thank them for helping you grow your sales with a custom gift.

      1. Polar Camel Cups - These cute and affordable personalized tumblers are a very practical gift, engrave their name or company on the side to make it personal.  Treat them to a coffee card inside as well.
      2. Business Card Holder - with their name and logo, they will think of you daily!
      3. Engraved Coaster Set - another tool they can use on their desk to remember your relationship.

      Staff

      Holiday beer 2 Engraved pint glasses paired with a special brew make a great gift!

      Treat your employees to a party and gifts to show your appreciation.  Without your staff, you would not be able to do what you do!

      1. Bonus: All employees like cash as a thank-you for their hard work.  That would be the first step for a gift.
      2. Beer Gifts:  I just had a customer order 48 engraved pint glasses for her team of guys with the company logo etched on the glasses.  I told her to add craft beer with the glasses for a gift they will love!
      3. Wine Gifts In the same genre as the beer, monogrammed wine glasses make fantastic gifts for your staff.  Include a nice bottle of wine for another lovely gift that will be enjoyed for many nights to come!
      4. Games:  For the office jokester, consider a fun personalized game.  The mini corn hole game can be a great break in the office and we also offer personalized poker sets.
      5. Golf Gifts:  Maybe you have golfers in your office, consider an engraved golf ball box with a dozen high quality balls inside!  We also offer a putter gift set, perfect for an office and our popular Hole-In-One Plaque to memorialize an epic round!

      Don't Forget About Promotional Products! We now offer a huge catalog of items for your business including pens, notepads, lanyards, give aways. Check out our new Promo Products Website and see the thousands of the options.

      Put some thought into how to show appreciation to important people in your business!  Personalization makes it special, it's key to a meaningful gift.  Happy Holidays!

      Cheers,

      Jessica

    • Funny Awards for the Holiday Office Party

      Holiday party! Bring on the laughs!

      With the holidays approaching, it’s time to plan the office party.  You can do a stuffy button-ed up event, or you can lighten up, add some laughs and have some fun!

      That’s where we come in, as we have hilarious business awards and joke trophies for your office party.  Host a contest or competition and give funny awards for the best (or...worse)!  Call out the clowns of your group, poke fun at the your colleagues and make a memory that will be discussed around the water cooler for years to come!

      Tips for Funny Trophies

      Honey Badger For the office go-getter, the Honeybadger trophy makes a perfect award!

      1.  Match your party theme.  For example, If you are having a bowling event, make the awards bowling trophies.  For an Ugly Sweater office party, choose Ugly Sweater Trophies.  For Karaoke, it's microphone trophies for the team.  You get the idea.

      2.  OR do individual awards to match the person.  For example, the person who runs late gets a clock, the deal maker gets the handshake trophy, biggest baller gets the dollar sign trophy, luckiest person in the office gets the lucky clover trophy, etc.  Get creative and have fun with it!

      3.  Engraving matters.  Be clever and specific when etching a message on your trophy.  Any trophy can be transformed into something funny with a brilliant message.  Be sure to spell the name correctly!

      4.  Order early.  Make sure to get your awards before your party in case there's any breakage, etc.  It puts your mind at ease knowing this task is completed.

      Funny Trophy Ideas

      Here are some of the funniest trophies we’ve seen come through the door over the years:

      For your beast of a seller, this trophy is a winner!

      Sales Shark:  This best selling bobblehead shark trophy is perfect for your favorite sales rep.

      Horse's Butt:  For the biggest jackass in the office, we have two popular options, the Horse Bobble Butt trophy and the Horse's Rear Trophy.

      Cry Baby:  Got a whiner in the office?  This cry baby trophy is THE trophy for them, everyone will love it.

      Honeybadger:  A nasty go-getter that won’t take no for an answer, Honeybadgers show no fear and eat that cobra!  For the tenacious person that just goes for it, then the Honey Badger Trophy is for them! Add names to the sides to make it an annual award.

      Monster Sales:  For the guy or gal who crushes your sales numbers, this hunky hulk monster trophy smashes and slays the competition!

      We don't judge.

      Funny Name Plates:  Come up with any saying, we can engrave it on a plastic name plate.  See ideas in the picture (we don't judge)

      The Dundee Trophy:  An Office classic!  A businessman or business woman trophy.

      The “No Award” - Just engrave a base with no topper.

      Other Awards include Light bulb trophy for innovative ideas, gears trophy for teamwork, and Pot of Gold Trophy for sales.

      The key is to put some thought into the person and choose something that fits the event or their personality.  Check out our funny office awards to bring laughs and smiles to your event!

      Cheers!

      Jessica

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