12 Oct Holiday Gifts
Okay so I have to be honest – one of the reasons I love the fall so much is because I know that means the holiday season is JUST around the corner!! I love everything holidays, and yes, I am that person who starts playing Christmas carols too early, but that’s me! One of the reasons I love the holidays so much is for the opportunity to connect with those people important in your life including the people you work with – clients and colleagues! A great way to spark that connection can be through branded gifts. I wanted to share three of my favourite ways to use branded gifts during the holidays.
- Employee Engagement: Take this time to really connect with your team! Whether you do an outside Christmas party or lunchtime office celebration, this is a great time of year to be connecting and engaging with your team members! Add to the experience by providing a gift that will remind them of the connection and engagement they feel as a part of your team. Memorable gifts to engage with your team can include apparel, like jackets, toques, scarves, and things they can enjoy at home with their family like blankets, charcuterie boards, and of course things they can use at the office like headphones and insulated drinkware!
- Client Appreciation: Time to show those clients some love! At the end of the day, our clients are what keeps us around, and it can be so powerful to share your gratitude for their business during the magical holiday season. Gifting to your clients is a great way to reconnect with them and share your gratitude for their support; and you can order tiered gifts depending on the size of your clients! Entry level client gifts could look like engraved coasters, ornaments or mini branded cookies. Mid-tier gifts could look like winter toques, travel tumblers, or bags. And gifts for those premium level clients could be custom gift baskets, brand name apparel like Champion, North Face and Roots, or even classy wine and bar sets!
**Bonus tip: Order a few extra gifts this year and send vendor appreciation gifts – they deserve some love too!
- Team recognition: Recognize those team members that go above and beyond with custom awards and recognition pieces! The holidays are a great time for you and your team to come together and celebrate the accomplishments from the past year. Create a lasting impact during those times by providing your team members a gift that they can use, and continue to be reminded of the great brand and organization they work for! Awards can recognition can take the form of individual customized pieces, but also branded swag and higher end gifts like personalized bags, apparel, and tech! That Christmas party or luncheon I mentioned is a fabulous time to give these out too!
Are you considering branded holiday gifting but don’t know where to start? Reach out to us today to get started – I promise we make the process as easy and fun as possible!