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Looking for a gift that’s locally sourced, sustainably made and a little more special? Cloud Nine Global, make event gifting easy!
Cloud Nine Global is Australia’s premium gifting agency and we work with our clients to create bespoke sustainably-made gifts for conferences and events, incentive travel, staff and clients, seasonal occasions and so much more.
We only work with Australian suppliers using their beautiful products to make our gift creations. We’re a small business and incredibly proud of the SMB network we’ve created and support.
Not sure what a gifting agency is? Think personalised service combined with out-of-the-box thinking to make sure what’s inside your (gift) box really blows people away. Giving a really good gift can be hard, but we make it easy. It’s as simple as that.
We create gifts for all occasions
Whether it’s a staff incentive, a client thank you, an event gift or a Christmas treat – it’s important to make the gift you give stand out and make people go ‘wow’. You want them to be dazzled, even by the smallest gift and (this is very important) you want them to feel special.
Whether it is through personalising the items, adding a thoughtful note, or using some subtle but impressive branding on the card or items, there are lots of ways to show you care. And you’ll be rewarded for all your effort by the happy response from your gift recipient.
The wonderful thing is that the level of effort you need to put in is minimal – thanks to our amazing team! We literally make it our business to take care of all the tricky bits. Think of us as your secret weapon. We’ll do all the hard work (from sourcing just to right items, to packing them up, wrapping them beautifully and delivering them) and you can take ALL the credit. Our main goal is to make you look good.
The Cloud Nine story
So how did we come to be gifting specialists? Good question.
After 17 years in the corporate world in senior management roles for companies such as Foxtel, TEG, Sydney FC and MGM Home Entertainment, I gathered up my extensive sales and marketing experience and took the leap into entrepreneurship, when I launched Cloud Nine in January 2018 with my sister Ali, a travel writer and content strategist who lives in France.
In the beginning, we focused purely on travel. As enthusiastic travellers ourselves, we believed we could make the experience better, especially for corporate frequent flyers. So we created a range of handy amenity packs for travelling on planes and arriving at hotels.
When covid threw a spanner in the works for international travel, we started pivoting. And we discovered a new variation on our passion: not only do we love making people happy when they travel, we love delighting people through gifting.
Think of us as your gifting concierge
Our mission is to keep searching until we find the perfect gift solution for you, and we’re renowned for creating gifts that stand out from the crowd. We’ll find special treats to include in your gift bundles that you might never have thought of or found. We do memorable things like working with our amazing suppliers to create totally bespoke products to include in your gift packs, such as a signature candle scent with your logo on the packaging (definitely a gift with a lot of ‘wow’ factor). We take ‘surprise and delight’ to a whole new level.
But it doesn’t stop there – we also put a lot of thought and effort into presentation, because the experience of receiving a gift begins the moment you lay your eyes on it. So all of our gifts are wrapped with Australian designed and made wrapping paper, and we can even include a personalised branded card and ribbon branded with your logo.
We can deliver gifts either to you, directly to your gift recipient or even to your event, where we can also organise distribution. Whatever you need, we’ll make it happen!
The Cloud Nine difference
The thing that makes us stand out from the crowd, and distinguishes us from generic hamper companies is that we guarantee professional, efficient service from beginning to end. We have extensive experience in the corporate world and we know how stressful it is. So once you let us take care of your gifting, we really do make it easy!
We also embrace sustainable practices as much as possible in every part of our business, this is very important to us. From partnering with like-minded suppliers to using recycled packaging and minimising freight wherever possible.
Finally, all of our gift bundles are handmade in Australia filled with a huge range of beautiful local Australian products. We’re passionate about supporting local and small businesses – and by choosing Cloud Nine Global, you’ll be supporting local as well. All along, we have been determined to make our gifts as local as possible, and to support as many amazing Aussie businesses as we could.
We worked hard to develop an extensive network of local suppliers and found a huge range of passionately run Australian companies creating beautiful, sustainable products. And the list of local suppliers we work with is constantly growing, so you know when you order a gift from Cloud Nine you’ll be directly supporting a wide range of businesses.
So how exactly does Cloud Nine work?
I’m glad you asked. The process is simple:
- First we ask you for a simple brief: Who are the gifts for? What’s the occasion? What’s your timeline? Any special details?
- We’ll then either suggest a suitable gift option from our online store, or we’ll create something completely bespoke and personalised. We can include your own branded products in any gift bundle we create.
- You then pick your favourite gifting solution or we’ll tweak any of the options until it’s just right.
- We create the gifts, wrap them beautifully and distribute them either to you, your venue or directly to the recipients.
- You enjoy the compliments and become known for giving incredibly thoughtful gifts!
Sounds good? I thought so. We pride ourselves on giving our clients exactly what they need, and we would love to you to get in touch any time and to tell us about any events or occasions you have coming up and let us come up with something really special for you.
Kate Lalak, CEO of Cloud Nine Global