Executive holiday gifts make a big difference. As a brand who will inevitably collaborate and partner with other businesses, the most crucial process of launching a successful business is building strong relationships.
The holidays are the perfect time to go the extra mile and show business partners, as well as clients, that you appreciate your professional ties. Gift-giving during the holidays is both a mix of art and strategy. While it’s okay to show appreciation, it has to be within professional bounds.
As a rule of thumb, corporate gift giving needs to be 3 things:
We’ve put together two of the latest promotional gifts that are perfect for VIPs, executives, and top-tier clients that follow the rules stated above.
This wireless mouse with stylus pen gift set immediately screams luxe. The box can be customized and made more personal. Imprinting can be done on the mouse and you can laser print your client’s name on the pen. Your executive will certainly be using this gift in the office and this means they’ll always remember you each time they use this item.
If you have a bit more to spend, we recommend the ergonomic wireless mouse with stylus pen that also comes in a beautiful customizable box. The Bluetooth receiver for the mouse has its own special compartment under the mouse, making it very compact and convenient. You can personalize the box, imprint on the mouse, and laser print on the pen.
We have other fabulous business gifts you can check out from our store.
We really enjoy helping our clients come up with fresh concepts to promote their brands. Exhibitpro, a state of the art exhibit production company, was looking for giveaway ideas to promote the theme of their new tagline. These custom branded products were to be used at giveaways at an open house event at their shiny, new corporate headquarters.
After multiple ideas were presented, the client choose two awesome gifts. The first one was Gadget Grips DOTS which are removable, stick-on buttons that turn an iPhone’s ‘in-y” button into an ‘out-y”. These DOTS are perfect for showcasing their cool logo and also keep their logo right where it will be seen all day long…on people’s phones. You can get much better marketing than that. To communicate the new branding and tagline, we customized the packaging with their full color artwork.
As a second, higher-end gift, Exhibitpro chose these classy, multi-functional, portable power banks. These handy gadgets feature a brushed satin black metallic aluminum case, a 2000 mAh Li-ion battery for charging your mobile phone and also function as a remarkably bright flashlight. Their logo looked stunning in metallic silver ink printed onto the satin black aluminum casing.
B2B client relationship building requires several processes and skills. Successfully building client relations could be a defining moment for young businesses. Earning clients’ trust takes time but leaving a good impression can be achieved after several interactions. On top of providing exceptional service, going the extra mile are instances they will remember. In addition, achieving success in building strong rapport leads to valuable referrals or leads to expand your network.
We recently did a blog on the Do’s & Don’ts of Corporate Gift Giving and keeping those tips in mind plus the recommended gifts below, you’ll soon be on your way to your clients’ nice list this holiday season.
FAUX LEATHER THROW – Rich in texture and wonderfully soft to the touch, this classic, faux leather, faux fur throw combine the look of leather with the richness of soft faux fur.This sophisticated blanket is for creating a look that exudes rustic luxury and will be an eye-catching conversation piece. Care for this faux leather throw is surprisingly easy, as the throw is machine washable. The blanket also comes with a customizable box.
MARBLE MUG – Bring the timelessness if marble in the form of a beautifully crafted mug. This 18 oz. mug has a slightly curved body that is just large enough to wrap both hands around. It isn’t a soup bowl with a handle that is pretending to be a mug; this isn’t Gilmore Girls, after all. Each ceramic mug has a distinctively unique marble pattern, making each mug one-of-a-kind.
CANDLE TRIO GIFT SET – Mix and match these fab candles to create the perfect look. Choose from black, white, and clear glass containers. The candles are hand-poured with scented soy wax, creating a perfect mood for the holidays. The gift set also comes in a custom hinged box to up the ante on your holiday business gift.
Time to get moving on building those bonds with clients!
The first rule of corporate gift giving is, it’s NOT personal gift giving. It’s crucial to keep in mind that the kind of gift you send will reflect directly on your business.
There certainly is an art to this client management practice and once you hit the nail in the head, your business is sure to benefit exponentially.
No logos on holiday gifts
While it might be tempting to add your logo on a premium holiday gift, sincerity can be best achieved if you leave it out. Instead, we recommend attaching a personal hand-written greeting card with your name and business. Adding printed materials like custom holiday cards, paper bags, or tote bags are acceptable locations for logos on business gifts.
Things to consider when gifting food items
Candies, pastries, artisan goods, and fruit baskets are popular corporate gifts all year round. When deciding on food gifts, be mindful of clients’ allergies and factor in how and when the package would arrive. Make sure that the gift arrives at optimum state.
The IRS Factor
Some companies are not allowed to accept gifts and your brand has to know which clients are covered by this rule. Business gifts are tax-deductible up to $25 per person for the tax year. Packaging, shipping and delivery are not part of this total. This is not a one-size-fits-all guideline. IRS publication 463 can offer more specifics.
Be aware of images and symbolism placed on packaging and on the gifts themselves. Doing basic research about other cultures goes a long way and pays off. If you’re sending to a substantial number of clients, choosing a more generic gift like the Michelin Guide to Restaurants is a safe but high-value gift.
Make a list
Take note of who received gifts, what the gifts were and their costs, and whether they were sent via courier or hand-delivered. This will be helpful for your business’ documentation of spend in case a report needs to be submitted to the finance department.
We at Brand Spirit pride ourselves in providing personalized customer support to help our clients find the best corporate gifts that follow best practices in for many industries.
St. Regis, a luxury resort in Deer Valley, UT was in need of a branded customer gift that would be functional with a rustic appeal. The client chose these classic vintage leather coasters and they couldn’t have been happier with the final result.
The debossed logo gives the custom branding a subtle, yet elegant look. The contrast stitching that borders these leather coasters adds to the rustic appeal almost giving it a handmade look. These coaster also offer an attractive price point at just $1.75 – $2.05, which includes a debossed logo.
The coffee culture in the US and all over the world is booming. It’s not just about this wonderful magical beverage anymore, but rather, this community built around the love for coffee. Coffee Fest happens every two years and the next trade show is happening this 13th to 15th of October, 2017 in Portland.
There’s Latte Art exhibits and competitions, America’s Best Espresso, and America’s Best Cold Brew on top of the workshops and talks from the biggest industry movers.
If you’re in the business of serving a nice cuppa or are just a coffee enthusiast looking to expand your knowledge and experience, Coffee Fest is a must-attend event. Of course, if you’re a business owner and want to get noticed by both brand owners and potential customers, you’ll need to make sure your booth has solid, fun, and relevant swag to offer.
Here’s a list of branded gift ideas for Coffee Fest 2017:
Although it’s on the pricey side, this gift idea, with your branding, will surely attract a good number of attendees to your booth. The design has a very artisanal, luxe feel and is great for cold brews and other iced drinks! This comes packaged in a standard or optional 2-piece gift box which makes it a great business gift item too.
This tumbler is definitely a must-have for a coffee trade show. It’s chic, highly functional, and sends the right message about what you brand can offer. The box is inclusive, adding that extra thoughtfulness to the whole package. Use the box and the tumblers as placement for your brand logo or your brand’s tagline. What’s great about coffee people is that they want a personal experience with their drink. They consume it daily and the vessel that allows them to be functioning adults has become part of this daily ritual. So why not take advantage of this opportunity and place your brand in their line of sight.
Tea and coffee do go well together and this silicone tea bag is a nice touch to that association. These are very cheap but are still nice-to-haves if you’re looking for a mix of low cost and premium gift items. They’re safe to use and helps lessen the waste of the usual paper teabags.
Coffee and tea time is also “me time” for many people. Complete the relaxed vibe with these beautifully crafted candles. These are just a few examples of what we’ve seen in trade shows this year–made from quality ceramic, cement, and brass. We personally love these offers and they have been one of our top sellers for the past few months. We recommend keeping your design minimal and clean to keep it tasteful and premium.
This little bonus item in your line-up of branded gifts is a surprise we’re sure attendees will love. They can have it on their dresser, their work desk, or anywhere that needs that touch of green.It can also be a nice detail for coffeeshop tables. The item comes complete with seeds.
CAROLINA CONVENTION TOTE
A basic tote goes a long way for your brand. Their practical, useful, and smart placement for your business’ name. The prints can be as fun as you want or just simple and straight to the point. This particular tote bag is sturdy with its reinforced handles and it’s made of cotton canvass. These also come in various colors so you can play around with its style.
Are you excited for Coffee Fest? Our coffee-fueled team at Brand Spirit sure is!
For orders on all these items, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rubik’s cubes have enthralled millions of people around the world for close to 40 years. Popularly known as the world’s best-selling puzzle, the Rubik’s Cube has a certain aura about it that has never diminished over the years.
Introducing the Rubik’s® Pen
The Rubik’s Pen is an attention grabber! It features cube panels with full-color graphics. This product is sold exclusively for promotional purposes and is not available at retail stores. Each pen comes with a Rubik’s puzzle cap. Users can now beat boredom at work or home by solving the puzzle to unlock the pen!
Order as fast as you can and distribute this product as personalized fun giveaway pens. These puzzle pens with custom business logo are economically priced to fit most marketing budgets. Opt for these unique promotional pens in bulk to launch your next marketing campaign in style!
Contact us if you have any questions regarding these pens.