Corporate Christmas Gifts to Buy in Your Lunchbreak

Whether you want to express gratitude, show appreciation or foster connections, here is our pick of the best corporate Christmas gifts to give to employees, colleagues or clients this year. As time is of the essence, these gifts are available to buy from retailers based in or near to Guildford, either a short walk or drive away from Parallel House.

The Onslow Arms, Clandon

The Street, Guildford, West Clandon

Give the gift of the pub and treat someone to a round of drinks, a dinner for two or a monetary voucher to redeem on a Sunday roast. The Onslow Arms is nestled in the heart of Clandon, a 15-minute drive from Guildford. It’s a warm and welcoming community pub with a fantastic range of beers, great food and friendly service. Gift vouchers are available in a choice of monetary values and are valid for 12 months. Visit:

Hotel Chocolat

8 Market St, Guildford

Chocolate is a failsafe gift idea for work colleagues and with Hotel Chocolat just a short walk from Parallel House it’s perfect for nipping out during your lunchbreak to pick up a last-minute present. There’s a multitude of options including gift sets, hampers, monthly chocolate subscriptions, and chocolate-infused tipples. All beautifully packaged with a personalised card so the hard work is done for you. Visit:

Silent Pool Gin

Shere Road, Albury

Distilled nearby in the stunning Surrey Hills, the exceptional Silent Pool Gin is a classic gin featuring over 24 botanicals. Full-bodied and fresh with a rich, clean, juniper-driven spirit and floral layers of lavender and chamomile. As well as bottles of this elegantly bottled gin, there are gin kits, glassware, and stocking fillers. A delicious tasting gift with a lovely local story. Visit:

NEOM Organics

103 High St, Guildford

NEOM Organics has a beautiful range of naturally-infused scented candles, bath and bodycare, essential oils, home fragrance, and skincare designed to boost your wellbeing. Located on Guildford High Street, there is also a pre-order service. Simply email or call the in-store team and they will prepare your gift ready for collection. Visit:


4 Kingpost Parade, London Road, Guildford

Give the gift of a night off from cooking with COOK gift cards. Ideal for someone who is going on maternity leave, who has had a baby, or is moving home, this gift will be very warmly received by the right recipient. Delicious, freshly prepared main meals, puddings and an entertaining range. Pop in and buy gift cards in person or order an e-card online. Visit:

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