Do’s & Don’ts: The Art of Corporate Gift Giving

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.

do's and don'ts of corporate gift giving

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.

Cultural Sensitivity

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. Let’s connect! Contact us or Follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, & Pinterest.   

Giveaway Idea: Phone Camera Lens to Capture Memories On the Go

People take an average of 8 photos a day using their smartphones. There are also many phone photography enthusiasts who take beautiful and interesting photos with just their mobile device. If your business is targeting a highly creative, young, and tech-savvy market, it’s important that your brand also taps into these interests with the types of incentives programs you are running.

We’ve put together a complete phone photography gift set with products you can fully brand and customize to fit your business’ style. 

promotional phone accessories, detachable phone camera lens as giveaway
All products are available for customization and bulk order at brandspirit.com

3-IN-1 LENS PRO

Add your logo on the case and the lens clip. With the 3 in 1 lens pro kit you don’t have to be a professional photographer to take amazing photos. The 3 in 1 lens pro kit is everything you need to convert your smartphone or tablet into a high functioning camera to capture breathtaking photos. The 3 in 1 is portable and light weight. The 3 in 1 lens kit includes 3 different types of high quality optical glass lenses that fit perfectly for your mobile device or tablet: macro lens, wide angle lens and the fish eye lens. The kit also includes protective lens caps and a drawstring bag. 

PRO BUFF CLEANER SET

Keep their camera lens clean as well as the their phone screens with this cleaning kit complete with cloth case. Customize the spray bottle, the cloth, and the casing so they never forget your brand. This cleaner also works on TVs and computer monitors.

CLEAR VYNIL BAG WITH HAND STRAP

Give them a cute bag to organize all of these promotional items. This totally cute and customizable transparent bag can also be used for other little things like make-up, cords, pens, and even toiletries.

Keep sharing the brand love!

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Swag Gifts of the Week for Millennial Customers

Is your business targeting millennials? If you know this market, you know that they love their gadgets. They travel, work, and socialize with their phones and computers a majority of the day. Put your brand in their line of sight by customizing and  placing your business name on these awesome tech accessories for laptops and mobile devices.

These promotional tech accessories work perfectly into the daily routines of millennial, which means your brand will be with them throughout the day. We’ve put together a swag bag for the week your customers will love.

promotional tech gadget accessories for millennials and techie customers
All products are available for bulk order at brandspirit.com

Keep an eye on your device with the HAWK EYE CHARGING CABLE SECURITY ALARM. This is the perfect gift for customers who always work in coffee shops or are constantly traveling, having to leave their devices plugged in. Attach this device into the USB port, turn it on and trigger an alarm if anyone tries to unplug your gadget while you’re away. Users can also activate a feature that triggers a sound to avoid leaving your chargers in outlets.

Add the CORDSTER HEADPHONE CORD STORAGE to help keep earphones and cables organized. It attaches to your phone’s case with a non-toxic adhesive that doesn’t leave a residue if they decide to take it out. Add your logo to customize.

Most people have multiple devices they take with them everyday. Throw in the KINNECT 4 CHARGING CABLE into the swag mix to help customers connect and charge multiple devices at once. Hook this nifty little accessory to your bag with the carabiner ring.

And as a bonus, give customers a cute pouch like the POPTART TO GO to keep all these wonderful gifts nice and tidy in their bags. Embroider your logo or imprint your business tagline to personalize.

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Mobile Phone Stands to Make Your Brand Stand Out

Looking for promotional gift ideas for your next marketing campaign? These fantastic phone holders are just some of the latest and hottest items you can customize and giveaway.

These gift recommendations are cheap, easily customizable, and quite useful. Customers are more likely to remember their interaction with brands with custom branded merchandize (because who doesn’t love free stuff, right?) 

With tech and gadget-based gifts on high demand, these promotional phone stands are sure to put a smile on people’s face at trade shows and other events. You can also send these to the whole staff as employee swag for a job well done.

promotional phone accessories ans custom branded phone holders to market and promote your brand.
All products available for bulk order at brandspirit.com

The SILICONE CELL PHONE HOLDER makes a great addition to your swag bag. It’s made of stainless steel and designed for hands-free media viewing or just keeping your phone at a comfortable viewing position. Adjust the angle to help minimize glare for watching movies or while scrolling through Facebook. 

Add a bonus earbud and earbud organizer with your custom branded phone stand. The pocket-sized SPECTRA EARBUDS & MOBILE PHONE STAND allows you to imprint your logo on the plastic case/stand. Choose from four different colors to match your branding.

The STORM EARBUDS PHONE STAND also doubles as an earbud case/organizer. It’s made of plastic and comes in 5 lovely colors to go with your brand’s style. Imprint your logo on the case to customize.