The holiday season is the perfect time to show clients your appreciation and nothing says “we value your business” more than a gift. The right gift can set the tone for the rest of a relationship and keep your business top of mind all year long, so to help you put your best foot forward, we’ve compiled a list of the best business gifts you can give your clients this holiday season.
Gift cards are one of the most commonly sent and most commonly requested gifts and for good reason. They let your clients know that you’re thinking of them while giving them the flexibility to get exactly what they want. No guesswork involved.
Keep things on the cheaper side and buy your client a cup of coffee with a Starbucks gift card or go big and treat them to a nice night out with a Hilton hotels gift card. Even better, get your clients a gift card they can redeem at your business. No matter what gift card you choose to send, your clients are sure to appreciate the gesture.
Just onboarded a new client and not sure what they’d like? Don’t stress — a charitable donation is a great way to instill goodwill with any client, new or old. Not only that, but it’s the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your business’s commitment to a specific cause or the community in general.
Ask your client what their favorite charity is, or if you’re unsure, make a donation to popular charities like World Wildlife Organization or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in their name.
45% of millennials like to share corporate gifts they receive on social media, twice as many as boomers, according to this Knack Shops survey. So if you’re clientele happens to land within that age range, consider sending out gifts with your brand’s name or logo. You might just get some free advertising out of it.
Check out sites like Swag.com and Printfection to get your company’s name on everything from t-shirts, sweaters, and bags, to notebooks, pens, and even portable chargers. Or show off your gift-giving skills using Caroo or The Care Crate and create a customizable care package that lets your client know it was made with just them in mind.
A starter subscription is a gift that keeps on giving. Unlike many other traditional gifts, a subscription is something that your client will likely use multiple times. For a few days, a few weeks, or even a few months down the line, your client will have a regular reminder of your company’s generosity and thoughtfulness, helping keep your business at the front of their mind. This is one gift that’s sure to make a lasting impression.
Want to make working from home a little easier for your clients? Sign them up for a Cloth & Paper subscription box. Looking for a spicier gift? Opt to get your clients started with a Hot Sauce of the Month subscription.
You can never go wrong with a gift basket. Whether you choose to send your clients a gift basket filled with fruit, sweets, wine, or something else entirely, it’s guaranteed to give your clients a delightful experience they won’t soon forget.
Pamper your clients and give them a relaxing spa day with a Giften Market gift basket. Treat them to an adorable display of cheese and jams with a Jasper Hill Farm’s gift basket. Or go for something a little more personal with a custom gift basket, courtesy of Build Your Baskets.
Speaking of personal, who doesn’t love being given a gift made uniquely for them? Personalized gifts take corporate gifting to the next level. Remind clients it’s not just their business you care about, it’s them.
From personalized pens to monogrammed socks, gifts that’re made with your clients specifically in mind are sure to keep them feeling special long after the holidays are over.
62% of Americans prefer an experience to a gift and your clients are no exception. Unlike other gifts that are likely to sit and collect dust on your client’s shelf, an experience is guaranteed to create a memory that’ll last.
From a laidback trip to the movies, to a luxurious spa getaway, the opportunities are endless. Give your client a moment to enjoy themselves and watch a long-term client relationship manifest itself before your very eyes.
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