As the holidays are approaching, many of you are already thinking about the celebrations and gifts that come along with them.
Corporate gift giving is a great way to reaffirm your relationship with your current and past clients. People take note when you go the extra mile to express how much you appreciate them as customers and individuals. And the holidays are a perfect excuse to leave a lasting impression.
Gifting to employees is also good business because it shows them how much you value them and their hard work throughout the year. An appreciated employee often results in a more productive employee!
Here’s our 2018-2019 corporate employee gift guide to help you choose the perfect gifts this season.
You really can’t go wrong when it comes to gifting food. From sweet treats to healthy food baskets, the gift possibilities are endless. But when in doubt, chocolate can instantly make anyone’s day brighter.
Chocolates & Sweets
Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. If you find you’re really struggling to come up with a great gift idea, sweet treats are the way to go.
Fruit & Cheese Baskets
Cheese can make anyone’s heart grow fonder. A charcuterie board is one way to elevate simple meat and cheeses into a lavish gift.
Perhaps you’re aware that your client is trying to be a little more health-conscious? Swap the sweet treat for a bright, fruit basket!
It’s the life-giving force behind many American’s work day. Want to make someone really happy? Fill their cup up with a good brew!
Over 77% of Americans have smartphones, making gifts that have to do with technology a popular and safe choice. Headphones, speakers and portable chargers all make great gifts that people can use in their daily life.
If you really want to leave a lasting impression, brand that item with your logo so that they remember you each time they use it.
Clothing & Accessories
When you gift quality clothing and accessories, you know that they’ll be used over and over again. That means each time they wear or use them, they’ll remember you!
If you’re from Northern Michigan like us, you appreciate quality, warm gear as much as we do. From gloves, hats and scarfs to sweatshirts and jackets, they all go over well as thoughtful corporate gifts.
Good Will Gifts
Really want to make your corporate or employee gift purchase go far? Purchase gifts that support another organization that gives back in some way. There are hundreds of organizations out there today that give back to those in needs with every purchase.
Here are just a few…
- Love Your Melon (Hats, Accessories)
- The Feed Projects (Accessories)
- Twice as Warm (Clothing, Accessories)
- Good Spread (Food)
- Project 7 (Food)
- Better World Books (Books, DVDs, CDs)
Know of a local organization doing something similar? Even better! It’s a great way to support your local community in multiple ways.
Health & Fitness Inspired Gifts
The holidays are about the time that people start to consider their new health and fitness habits, which makes gifting even easier and more fun. From fitness gear to gym passes and gift cards, there are lots of unique options that’ll help you make a big impact this holiday season.
When in doubt, gift cards make a great gift. There’s still thought behind what types of gift cards to give, but it also gives the receiver the power to use it as they please.
Some argue that simply giving gift cards can feel impersonal. If you’re worried about that perception, pair your gift card with another small gift like an edible treat or handwritten card to make it feel more custom and thought-out.
We’d love to hear from you. What’s your favorite corporate gift to give during the holiday seasons?