With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is a great time to start thinking about your business gift list. Whether you’re shopping for customers, vendors, service providers or employees, gifts are the perfect way to show gratitude for all the support they give to your business throughout the year. Keep the following in mind when selecting gifts this holiday season:
Year Round Use
When choosing gifts, consider items that will keep your business on your customer’s mind year round. A nice notebook to take meeting notes, headphones to listen to music or a desk plant are items that your customer will use every day and remember your thoughtful gesture.
Look for items that relate to what your business does. For example, a pet groomer can give out logoed chew toys or leashes while a brewery can create custom pint glasses or bottle openers as gifts.
Support Local Vendors
Supporting a small, local business is a great way to say thank you while giving back to your community. Pick up homemade treats from a local bakery, desk décor from a local artist or handmade candles from a local boutique.
When in doubt, spread some holiday cheer with edible gifts! Logoed mugs with hot chocolate mix, confections in a custom box or candies in your brand’s colors will put a smile on everyone’s face.
Keep in mind that some customers are unable to receive gifts due to company policies. Instead of leaving them out, send them a holiday card with a hand written thank you for their support.
Since many custom items take time to manufacture, make your gift decisions well ahead of time to ensure gifts are delivered in a timely manner. For more gift inspiration, take a look at our Holiday Giving Idea Book.