The holiday season is the perfect time to thank your clients, employees, and associates with creative, customized gifts. Show your appreciation of their business or service with items that they can really use and enjoy as they remember your gratitude.
When deciding on the ideal tokens of your appreciation, consider choosing gifts that you can easily have customized with your company's name and any other message you'd like to include, such as "thank you for your business" or "wishing you a happy holiday season" followed by the year. Offering corporate thank you gifts is also a good marketing technique, as it's a way to subtly keep your business in their minds as they use the gifts throughout the year.
Here are some thoughtful gift ideas to consider next holiday season:
1. Gourmet Food Basket
Everyone loves receiving delicious treats so you can't go wrong with gift baskets filled with gourmet goodies. Start with wicker baskets, plastic containers featuring festive prints, or any other vessel you'd like, and fill them with a mix of salty and sweet snacks. Try to choose high-quality items even if you have to put fewer treats in each basket, as your good taste will go a long way in the minds of many clients, customers, and employees.
Some snack ideas include roasted nut mixes, such as cashews, almonds and peanuts, chocolate-covered pretzels and dried fruit, truffles, caramels and kettle chips. If you love to bake, you can even include some homemade sweets, including brownies, chocolate chip cookies, banana bread or scones.
As a personalized touch, package the items in cellophane bags that have been printed with your business' name and logo. If you buy the items prepackaged in bulk, you may be able to have the company handle it for you.
2. Personalized Water Bottle
Another way to stay at the tops of your associates' minds is with personalized water bottles, which the recipients can use on a daily basis. Pick durable, long-lasting bottles made of double-walled stainless steel that will keep hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold if possible. Again, have the bottles printed with your company's name and logo, and you can also go a step farther by having each bottle customized with the employees' or customers' names.
The good news, especially if you have a lot of gifts to purchase, is that you don't have to spend a lot of money to make a favorable impression on your colleagues. Purchasing the items in bulk will also be easier on your bank account as you can often get better deals than just buying a few pieces at a time. Contact services that offer corporate gift ideas to learn more about your options.