Why You Should Give Unique Client Gifts in 2018
When it comes to business, gift-giving helps build relationships, keeps your company top of mind, and can be a creative way to show your clients you appreciate them. Giving at the holidays is customary, but savvy givers should take advantage of other opportunities like birthdays, business referrals, company milestones, or a simple “we appreciate your business” acknowledgment given outside of the holidays to really stand out. No matter the occasion, your gift should strike the right balance between professional and unique, and stay true to your brand.
How To Find Creative Client Gifts That Suit Your Business
If you’re ready to bid goodbye to boring corporate swag or the overstuffed, generic gift basket for good, we can help! We’ve learned that business gifts should be geared towards your client (not your brand), have a unique story, and create a memorable experience.
Our collection of unique corporate gift ideas are pre-curated for every type of occasion and recipient, so you can confidently send gifts to all your professional contacts from clients to colleagues with ease. Here’s a few of our favorite gifts:
Does your client always come to meetings with a cup of coffee in hand? A coffee-themed gift set is a safe bet for a unique, thoughtful gift they’ll definitely use.
Consider giving something for home, such as The Caffeinator:
or for personal use on the go, such as Wake Me Up Before I Go Go.
While some are content to sit comfortably in the great indoors, others are most at home when spending time outside. For these nature lovers and adventure seekers, we suggest a gift that acknowledges their interests to truly show you appreciate them.
Our “We Adore S’Mores” gift is the perfect gift for backyard or camping fun.
Our Picnic Under The Stars gift set features Matador’s pocket blanket, two sets of Crow Canyon Enamelware plates and tumblers, a set of two Western red cedar grilling planks and gourmet spice rub for salmon and other grillables, and a set of extendable roasting sticks to help your clients unwind and enjoy all that nature has to offer.
Another creative gifting approach your company can take is to think outside the box with a gift that appeals to your client’s family life. If you know them well and it’s not too personal, give a gift that the whole family can enjoy. What better way to bring loved ones together than a family game night?
Our “Family Fun Pack” gift set contains a game and delicious ice cream toppings for a cozy night of fun.
Our Popcorn & Movie Night gift set is perfect for families with older kids. If they love movies, this is the gift for them. Eat What You Watch is a cookbook featuring recipes from popular movies. We recommend selecting a favorite movie from the book, curling up on the couch with popcorn to watch it and leaving the cooking until the next day. We’ve included a microwave popper, two types of popcorn and white cheddar seasoning to help them have a tasty and fun evening.
The Road Warrior is an upscale travel set where style meets function. We’ve included a Leather Cord Wrap from Rustico. Handcrafted in Utah, the rollable wrap contains three cord slots and a side pocket for accessories. Fastened with a leather tie, the rich brown top-grain cowhide leather is machine-sewn and will take on a life of its own as it travels around the world and earns its stray scuffs. The two other leather goods in this set are a keychain and luggage tag, both from WOOLLY and made in Oregon. The keychain has a sturdy HK style steel clip and steel ring. The luggage tag has brass stud closure and comes with an ID card. To stay hydrated on the road, the Kinto Travel Tumbler has vacuum-insulated construction and keeps drinks at desired temperature for up to 6 hours.
Our simple & elegant Take Note Gift Set pairs Rustico’s rich brown cowhide leather notebook with an elegant black lacquer rollerball pen. The leather cover includes an inside pocket for loose cards and papers plus a pen sleeve. A pack of three Field Notes 48-page memo books are included. The notebook’s compact size is convenient for tucking into a pocket or most handbags and backpacks.
One of the most popular gift choices for clients is a celebratory collection of gourmet food. Fruit baskets and baked goods are common corporate gifts for a reason–they’re easy to find, quick to ship, and will have something for everyone. Be thoughtful about how you choose to give food gifts, though! Many clients say they’re inundated with baskets of cookies, fudge, and popcorn at the holidays, and a little variety is a welcome change (think savory!). Whatever you do, don’t send an edible gift when your client is likely to be out of town–if they’re not home or the office is closed, your beautiful basket of fruit and cheese may spoil before they return. Finally, be thoughtful. If you’re sending a food gift for clients to share with their colleagues, keep in mind that there may be a range of tastes and dietary restrictions to satisfy, so it’s a good idea to include a wide variety of sweet, savory, gluten-free, and vegan options.
The Salami Sampler is a popular gift for thanking the office. They’ll enjoy four selections of salami including OLLI Salumeria’s Calabrese Salame and Toscano Fennel Salami, Salt Blade’s Seattle Stick pork salami infused with dark chocolate and coffee, and a savory vegan fig Salami from Hellenic Farms. We’ve also included three artisan crackers, classic mustard, sundried tomato dip and Virginia peanuts dusted with herbs and spices. A great go-to foodie gift that everyone can enjoy. Selection feeds up to 20 people.
Not sure they’ll love meat? Our Three Little Figs is the perfect choice. Paying tribute to the original fable, we’ve created a gift where each “little fig” has its own appetizer, and luckily, there’s no wolf huffing and puffing. This wonderful gift set is a welcome treat for anyone who loves succulent, sweet figs. The fig-based appetizer assortment features vegan fig salami, fig preserves with a hint of bay leaf, and fig and olive crackers. The tasty trio makes a wonderful presentation on the included slate cheese board.
Need more ideas?
We encourage you to visit our business gifting page for inspiration for your next client gift. You can even reach out to us personally or complete our onsite request for a consultation with a gift concierge–the best way to create a custom gift that represents your brand.