Thu 14 Dec 2006
Now that the holiday season is upon us (that was fast, wasn't it!), I know that like me, many of you also struggle with what gifts to get for what clients. So I came up with this holiday gift-giving guide to take the stress out of an already stressful business exercise!
Knowledge of the Workforce:
Every employee is different and unique and they all have varying interests and hobbies. These special interests should be kept in mind while selecting corporate gifts.
Each gift can be personalized for a particular employee. The gift could include the company logo and a special word or token of appreciation. Such personalized gifts are truly treasured by clients.
Types of Gifts
- The Gourmet Basket: Hampers of assorted candies, cookies, dry fruits and other goodies are perfect for clients who are known to have an ardent love of food.
- Wine Gifts: A gift of carefully selected wine is an ideal corporate gift too — just make sure their company policy isn't against it! There are a variety of wines available in the market. They are sold at special rates when purchased in bulk, especially during the holiday and festive seasons.
- Gift Certificates: You can also give gift certificates from local department stores. Gift cards are extremely popular and are often appreciated. Gift cards and certificates give your client the freedom to choose what they want to get for themselves.
I use an online gift organizer to help me pick out gifts for companies that have lots of employees. There are a few well-known stores that offer this service online. That way, I can order all my corporate gifts from one place. They also take care of personalizing corporate gifts with logos and special messages, along with gift-wrapping.
Hope these ideas help you have an even more enjoyable holiday season!