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The 10 Best Corporate Gifts For The Holidays


10 Corporate Gifts On Your Clients Wish ListThink it’s too early to focus on holiday gifting? Think again. Between production time, approvals and, of course, getting your gift out ahead of the December crush – which, as we know, ensures your gift has a greater impact  – waiting until the temperature drops is a surefire way to miss the mark, miss the deadlines and miss giving your clients, vendors and partners something truly special.

But that’s not you – and that’s not happening this holiday season. This holiday season you’re ahead of the curve and ready to dive in. This holiday season you’re locking down the hottest gift that speaks to your business, your clients and your shared relationships. This holiday season you are knocking it out of the park, with a gift they’ll remember and a gift that will help pave the way for your best year yet. Any of these Must-Haves will do the trick…

10 Holiday Gifts Topping Your Client’s Wish List

#1. Aluminum PopSockets®

PopSockets are the “It” item of 2018 and, with one “POP” it’s easy to see why. Affix one of these engravable aluminum PopSockets to your smartphone and, instantly, gain better control for typing, texting and more. Or, pop it out to create a stand – perfect for hands-free calls and even, impromptu movie nights. Yes, PLEASE.

#2. Stainless Steel Wine Tumbler

Stainless-Steel-Wine-TumblerCheers to a favorite vino literally anywhere. These Stainless Steel Wine Tumblers are sleek, chic and totally shatterproof, making them ideal for anything from weekends away to fireside dinners to last-minute happy hours – in the office or out. Engrave yours with a special message commemorating the year and you’re ready to give a toast (or two…).

#3. Wireless Charging Pad/StandWireless-Charging-Pad

Let’s face it – who doesn’t constantly need to charge their phone? With this Qi Wireless Custom Charging Pad, it’s easier than ever. This compact dock fits anywhere and is perfect for desk or nightstand charging. Simply pop a smartphone on top and this handy device gets the job done, while serving as a constant reminder of you, your business and all the “charged up” benefits you bring to the table.

#4. Leeman® NYC Tuscany Collection

Leeman-Office-Gift-SetLooking for a low-cost, high-impact gift that goes anywhere your clients do – literally? From cell phone wallets to leather journals to luggage tags, this collection has something for everyone, with pieces starting at less than $2.00 each. Each piece is perfectly crafted and designed to withstand the elements while tagging along for your recipients’ latest adventures – and, continually giving a nod to your business.

#5. Igloo® Cooler Tote BagIgloo-Cooler

This bag redefines “chill.” Perfect for tailgating, road trips, or office potlucks, this durable tote can hold up to three 12-packs – 36 cans – and offers tons of pockets for storing anything and everything. This is one gift your clients will use over and over, ensuring you get even more bang for your promotional buck.

#6. Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Triple Insulated Best Selling Water BottleHelp your client achieve their New Year’s resolution – to drink more H2O in 2019. Staying hydrated has tons of benefits  – when giving this best selling Triple Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle  to your clients, you’re acknowledging your partnership and helping to improve their health and hydration in the months ahead. Cheers to that.

#7. Satin Finish Executive Pen

There’s something about a great pen. When you find one, it feels like you can tackle the world – or, at the very least, that enormous pile of purchase orders in your inbox. Our Satin Finish Executive Pen is the perfect go-to, with sleek silver accents, black ink and a medium point – check, check and check. The best part? This is an affordable gift your office can send in bulk, ensuring everyone gets one. Better yet, plan to leave pens in a high-traffic spot so your clients and their clients can grab and go, expanding your reach and getting your message out long after the holidays are over.

#8. Elevate Two-Tone Knit Half-Zip Jacket

Two-Tone-Elevate-Mens-JacketBaby, it’s cold outside – and that’s why everyone loves these half-zip jackets. Cozy, versatile and completely on-trend with a two-tone finish, these jackets are the perfect gift for any client on your list. We love the sweater knit feel and the bonus pockets for storage. Your clients will love being thought of and love having a jacket they can toss on whenever they’re feeling a chill, whether it’s in the office, on the sidelines or anywhere in between.

#9. Gourmet Treats Gift ToteGourmet-Treats-Gift-Tote

Two words: DIG. IN. Getting this Gourmet Treats Gift Tote is like an invitation to indulge – one your clients will no doubt take. Packed with lemon cookies, berry and nut mix, caramel popcorn, almonds, walnuts, peanut crunch and butter toffee caramels, this gift has it all – all packed in a portable carrier that makes it easy to smuggle off-site if they don’t want to share…

#10. Plaid Blanket

This blanket redefines COZY. Not only is it huge – 50” x 60” – and made from Australian wool and acrylic, but this Twisted Fringe Plaid Wool Custom Blanket is easy to fold up and bring anywhere. And, no doubt, your clients and vendors will. Do yourself a favor and order a few extra for yourself and the team. Once you lay a hand on these comfy blankets, you’ll no doubt want a few for your own collection.

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Contact our expert corporate gifting team to talk holiday presents and premiums. Now is prime time to get orders in motion and ensure your gifts make it to the top of the pile. We are, after all, the Promo Know-How People!

 


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4 Reasons to Keep on Gifting (and PLENTY of Things to Gift…)


4 Reasons to Keep Gifting. And PLENTY of Items to GiftWe get it – your holiday gifting is locked and loaded. Maybe you give the same thing every year – who doesn’t love a full-bodied Chianti around the holidays? Or, maybe you mix it up and opt for the season’s most on-trend must-have. Regardless, you know your gifts are welcome and warranted. You are, after all, thanking your clients, partners and/or employees for helping your business knock it out of the park this year.

That said, the holidays aren’t the only optimal time to reach out and say “thanks!” Now, more than ever, decision-makers are inundated with holiday gifts from early December straight through to the New Year. While that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for a holiday gift, it does mean non-seasonal mailings will likely work a lot harder. Why?

#1. Because you don’t “have to”

Not only will a gift outside of this present-heavy season cut through the clutter of junk mail and promotional emails, but your clients will appreciate the thought even more – when it’s not the holiday season, these “thinking of you” nods feel less forced and, hands down, will likely resonate more.

“It’s natural to think of sending a gift around the holidays,” says Giftology author John Ruhlin in a recent Forbes interview. “But, you may want to reconsider…the holiday season is ironically the least effective time to give a gift…if you take the time to appreciate your clients when they least expect it, you’ll stand out.

#2. Because they’re going to get in touch…

Having a tough time getting a call or email back? Send a gift. Unless it’s truly a throw-away – which, let’s face it, you wouldn’t waste your money on – that client or prospect is almost always going to respond and thank you for the thought. It’s good business and, besides that, it’s common courtesy. So, do yourself a favor and stop the endless email/voice mail barrage and pop something in the mail.

Our Heritage BackpackOne final pro tip: while any gift should warrant a call or email acknowledgement, this is often a good example of “go big or go home”. Sending something larger really can’t be missed, even if it gets shuffled in with the day’s mail and call-back notes.

This Heritage Supply Laptop Backpack is a perfect example. It’s sizable, versatile and completely usable – who doesn’t hate hauling their laptop back and forth every day? And besides that, backpacks are having a serious moment. With so many adults dealing with back issues, many are turning to backpacks to help distribute the weight of their daily haul. In other words, double points for thoughtfulness.

#3. Because continuity builds relationships

Showing appreciation and fostering a feeling of familiarity and mutual respect is essential to building any business relationship, clients included. By establishing a more regular “thank you/thinking of you” cadence, you’re fostering good will year-round and not just during the holidays or when they sign on the line. Again, it feels more genuine and more personal, which helps ensure your clients feel valued and appreciated.

Our Marble Click Action PenThe trick, then, is to come up with corporate gifts that 1) are universally in-demand/useful 2) don’t break the bank but still have some serious oomph to them and 3) are in-sync with the clients’ wants and needs or, minimally, with some moment in time.

For example, send this Marble Click-Action Pen around New Year’s, letting them know that, as they’re writing their resolutions list they should add “coffee with you” to their to-dos. Or, as summer approaches, pop these Faux Leather Power Banks in the mail as a vacation essential – there’s never a charger poolside when you need one. When temperatures start dropping, brand and send an Elevate Two-Tone Knit Half Zip, or this Thermos® Stainless King Travel Mug, perfect for something hot.

#4. Because it’s about THEM, not you

Let’s face it – the branded fleece picnic blanket you sent last year was useful but, really, it was equally about getting your name and logo front-and-center with your latest and greatest client. Layering in an additional gift or, even, a continuity gifting program gives you an opportunity to focus on that essential partner and what makes them tick.

Our Moleskin Gift SetA perfect go-to? This Moleskin Hardcover Journal Set. Moleskin journals are a classic that – bonus – are super on-trend right now. Whether your client is a serial journal-er, closet poet or, simply likes to jot notes down in something that feels a bit more elevated, this is the perfect gift. Bonus points for leaving a little personalized note on page one…

The goal? Come up with some ongoing gifting program that goes beyond just Christmas and Hanukkah. Done right, this is the ultimate relationship-builder and booster, which can position you and your brand for success now and in the future – not just during the holidays. Think about your customers, what makes them tick and when you aren’t hearing from them as much as you should. Then, use that intel as your jumping off point to create a powerhouse corporate gifting program for your business.

Call us, the Promo-Know How People, to get started incorporating Corporate Gifts into your marketing budget, today!


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Just Released! ePromos’ 8th Annual Top 10 Corporate Gift Picks


Here it is! Hot off the presses, it’s ePromos’ newest edition of our annual Top 10 Corporate Gift Picks! Each year we put together this list of business holiday gifts to show you some interesting new options and get the creativity flowing. Like previous lists, the 2011 picks feature a wide range of price points and product categories. In other words, there’s something for everyone!

Here are the unique promos that made the cut this year:

  1. Sherpa Home Throw (SKU: 8838395 – As low as $28.99). As last year’s Snuggie cools off, this micro mink is heating up. Your clients will have no trouble staying cozy with this ultra-soft blanket.
  2. Tablet Keyboard with Case (SKU: 8838490 – As low as $130.99). An ideal corporate gift for the tech-savvy recipients. This protective case also includes a full Bluetooth keyboard compatible with most tablets.
  3. Peppermint Sedici Tumbler (SKU: 8838455 – As low as $3.99). Building on the success of the year’s best-selling tumbler, this popular drinkware item features a fun peppermint theme that makes it a perfect choice for the season.
  4. Gourmet Popcorn 1 Quart Tin (SKU: 8838491 – As low as $10.49). A mouth-watering choice that will put a smile on anybody’s face! This popcorn tin is great for sharing, and brings holiday food gifts to a new level of yum with four delicious flavors.
  5. Belagio Four-Piece Wine Gift Set (SKU: 8838361 – As low as $9.65). A beautifully-presented, elegant wine gift set with high perceived value. Great for connoisseurs or anyone who likes to relax with a glass of wine after a hard day at the office.
  6. Custom Long Sleeve Thermal Shirt (Women’s SKU: 8838492, Men’s: 8838495 – As low as $10.49). A stylish pick, especially for fall or winter weather. Looks great with layers or on its own. Both men’s and women’s sizing available!
  7. Cell Phone/PDA Speaker (SKU: 8838493 – As low as $14.69). Can you hear me now? A great hands-free option in the office, at home, or on the go. Powered by USB or AA batteries and works with most cell phones and smart phones.
  8. Americana Leather-Wrapped Journal (SKU:8837438 – As low as $23.49). This full-grain, leather-wrapped journal is elegant and inspiring. A modern throwback that will let recipients record notes, numbers, or their next big idea.
  9. BUILT Cargo Travel Organizer by Prime (SKU: 8838494 – As Low As $20.90). An stylish travel organizer with four compartments to help organize delicate electronics. Stretches to fit and protect a range of gadgets and comes with 5 stylish print options.
  10. Tablet/iPad Stylus Pen (SKU:8837790 – As low as $5.49). Soft rubber tip mimics fingertips for accuracy and precision. Works perfectly with the iPad® and other tablets and cell phones! No more annoying fingerprints or oily smudges.