A Quick Guide to Corporate Giveaways
Giving corporate gifts is an important part of running a business. Whether giving a gift of appreciation to an important client, showing recognition to a stellar employee, or courting new business, corporate giveaways are a great way to build relationships. The types of gifts that you give can vary in the corporate world. They can be as simple as a gift card to a coffee shop, or as dramatic as an expensive bottle of wine or tickets to the theater. The type of corporate gift that you give depends upon its recipient and intended purpose. Let’s look at some of the types of corporate giveaways and some great thank you gift ideas.
When to Buy Corporate Gifts for Clients
Your clients are the reason you have a business, and corporate gifts will help you show them just how much you appreciate that. When should you give? A few options include the anniversary of becoming your client; after the signing of any special deals or the completion of a large purchase; on holidays (be sure your client celebrates the holiday first); and as a thank you for a business referral.
Client Gift Ideas
Choosing corporate gifts for your clients can be a little tricky to navigate. You want to ensure it’s something they will appreciate — and that will make them feel appreciated. This is where the I See You® Candle comes in. Traditionally, fine spirits and wines make excellent gifts. Thank you gift ideas also include fruit baskets or other food baskets, particularly when they can be shared with employees. Theater tickets, sporting event tickets, restaurant gift certificates and candies are also excellent options. If you really know your client well, you can take some time to brainstorm unique gift ideas to make them happy. But, how do you truly wow them? You do that by topping off the gift with the I See You® Candle. Nothing says I appreciate you, I thank you, I see you, like the I See You® Candle.
When to Buy Corporate Gifts for Employees
A little recognition goes a long way toward boosting employee morale and showing your employees how important they are to your day-to-day operations. Have you heard of how the I See You® Company got started? It was for these exact reasons, they wanted to find a way to celebrate people and do it in a special way, a way that makes them feel recognized and seen. While you definitely want to recognize birthdays, work anniversaries and special employee milestones (births, weddings, etc.), the most important reason to give is as a thank you for hard work.
Employee Gift Ideas
Thank you gift ideas for your employees can include small denomination gift cards, corporate-branded items such as hats and shirts, and pens or stationary. For more unique gift ideas, consider certificates redeemable for a one-on-one lunch with the boss, movie tickets, individual desserts, or special candies.
When to Buy Corporate Gifts for Prospective Clients
A successful business is always working to grow its clientele, which means seeking out and courting new customers. Gift-giving helps you to build and strengthen that early relationship. Empower your sales or client management team with the ability to purchase gifts for prospective clients. Encourage them to give a thank you gift after important meetings, when they’ve taken the next step in formalizing the relationship and after they’ve signed on the dotted line.
Prospective Client Gift Ideas
Like your existing clients, you want to choose gifts that are thoughtful. And like your existing clients, gifts such as wine and alcohol work well, as do food baskets, chocolates and fruit. If the potential client is particularly important, unique gift ideas are even more important. Take the time to get to know your decision-makers and customize the gift to their preferences. Give them tickets to their favorite sports team, a night out at the theater with their spouse, or dinner at their favorite restaurant. The best part about all the options out there is you can use the gift topper, the I See You® Candle. They all go hand and hand!
These are just a few ways that your company can leverage corporate giveaways to build your business. The most important part of picking a gift is to be thoughtful in your selection. There are many unique gift ideas to choose from that can make a huge impact. Adding the use of I See You® Candle to your gift sets you apart, makes it memorable and creates a heartfelt moment that can be more powerful then we realize.
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