Some gift ideas for business clients that will never lead to embarrassment
Clients are the bread and butter of any business; having them stick around is what makes a business successful. One way to do so is to give them carefully chosen gifts.Executive VP of O.C. Tanner, a corporate gifting firm, shares his insight on the importance of corporate gifts. Clients can’t help but respond to a personal note that accompanies a thoughtfully chosen gift. It makes them feel valued and respected. It’s no longer just money and services changing hands – it becomes a natural human relationship. A part of this is that we feel obliged to respond to gifts in kind, even when the gift is symbolic.
All gifts are equally valuable but you should still try to exercise some common sense when choosing the best one. So, here are some gift ideas for a business client that will never lead to embarrassment.
A personalized subscription (varied price)
In today’s world, it’s possible to subscribe to pretty much anything, from healthy snacks to office supplies. Of course, you are meant to send one to the client only if you know that’s something they’ll use. Try with the trial membership first and ask them if they liked it. Use this topic as a starting point for the next round of doing business with that client.
Case of wine ($190)
Every single bottle in the case carries the logo of your company, helping you dole them out as needed. Send out an entire case to the client or pass them around at a company gathering with the clients. You can have the bottles delivered to the client’s home address straight away or schedule weekly, monthly or occasional deliveries.
Kindle E-reader ($80)
The bookworm client will adore another way to read their favorite books while traveling. The Kindle E-reader looks and feels just like a paper book, except that it can potentially display an infinite amount of text and the battery lasts for days. Amazon already anticipated the Kindle E-reader being bought as a business gift, which is why you can buy it through a “corporate bulk” option.
Business card holder ($10)
We mentioned that the dollar value of the gift isn’t paramount; it’s the thought that counts. One of these custom-made business card holders looks amazing in any business setting, infusing it with a dash of elegant creativity. The materials are 100% recycled pine with a natural wax finish. A drilled pencil (or pen) holder can be drilled into it.
Da Vinci 3D Pen ($49.95)
3D printing is a brand new technology that quickly become available through a slew of consumer-grade products. One such is the Da Vinci 3D Pen that uses eco-friendly, non-toxic filaments for creating objects using schematics. It really feels like a magic wand, and the client with a creative spark with giggle with glee when using this pen.
This is a perfect gift for a client with a sweet tooth. Ships as quarter-pound bags of customizable candy, and there’s a corporate option, for sending Sugarwish gifts to several clients at once. Each candy bag can be separately customized by the client, and you can also choose an appropriate theme, such as Christmas or birthday.
Personalized notepad ($8.50)
We have an abundance of digital devices that we use to record tidbits of our thoughts on, but nothing beats the simplest of techs – pen and paper. The notepad can be personalized with the client’s initial, giving them that amazing luxury of custom stationery. The notepad is handmade out of recycled paper sheets and the backing is natural chipboard.
Bottom line is, the choice is endless when it comes to choosing corporate gifts for employees, customers, and business partners. The best, however, are those that are handmade or customized. When a gift is personalized, it conveys the feeling that you went the extra mile to make it. It entices receivers who will no longer see them as simple promotional corporate gifts with no value. Before making your pick, spend some time getting to know the people you want to offer something. This will help them find out more about what they like or what they don’t like to get. Think outside the box and make your ideas count!