Giving corporate gifts to clients is not a new practice, but don’t you think that people are tired of receiving mugs and thoughtless gift baskets? If you want to stay on top of your clients’ minds this year and beyond, why not give them something that can actually impress them?
Here are some of the best corporate gift ideas that you can give to your loyal clients for 2021:
Anti-COVID gift basket
Even with things slowly going back to normal in the U.S., it still pays to be careful—regardless of vaccination status. An anti-COVID gift basket is not only a useful gift, but it shows your clients that you are thinking about their safety during this time. Most companies that are already giving out this type of gift to clients and employees include products such as:
- Disposable or reusable masks
- Rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer
- Disinfectant wipes
- Hand soap
- Disinfectant spray
Personalization can go a long way, be it with corporate emails, marketing materials, or even gifts. Find a personalized gifts franchise that can help you create corporate merch that your clients will love, such as branded office supplies, accessories, and drinkware. You can even go the extra mile and have their names printed on your company swag to promote the feeling that they’re an essential part of your organization.
Coffee or tea blends
Almost everyone in the corporate world runs on caffeine, and your clients are no different. Gifting them a deluxe set of coffee or tea blends is most likely going to keep you in their minds for a long time. After all, you’re saving them from drinking the generic coffee in the office pantry for at least a few weeks.
You can find ready-made coffee or tea blend sets online. But if you want to incorporate some local flavor into your gifts, find a local roaster in town or look for the best tea house nearby.
Travel toiletry bag
Do you have a client who travels frequently? A travel toiletry bag may just be the best gift that you can give them. Source a high-quality bag and fill it with the basics such as:
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Dental floss
- Toilet paper and wet wipes
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Cotton swabs
- A small comb
- Lip balm
If you want to go the extra mile, you can also monogram their name on the bag for a more personalized touch.
Gourmet food basket
Food baskets are nice to receive, but gourmet food baskets will have your clients talking about you for days to come. Several companies curate gourmet food baskets with special cheese, wine, biscuits, candy, and other food basket staples—but you can also assemble your own, especially if your client has food allergies or other dietary restrictions.
Gift basket for pets
Does your client have a furry friend at home? Consider giving them a gift basket specially made for their four-legged best friend. Here are some ideas on what you can put in it:
- A nice collar
- A pet store gift card
- A toy
- A portable water bottle
Steer clear of pet food since most pet owners only feed their pets certain brands of pet food. If you’re gifting them something edible, stick to popular treats instead–unless you can ask your client directly about what brand of food their pet eats.
Company swag that they will actually want to wear
Gifting T-shirts, bags, and hats with massive prints of your logo and brand name is no longer a good idea. If you don’t want your gifts to end up at the back of your clients’ closet or worse—the thrift store—give out fashionable and comfortable company swag that your clients will actually want to wear outside the house.
If your client also runs a business, office supplies are another great gift idea to consider. Apart from being useful, getting free office supplies also means lowering overhead costs—which is something that is bound to keep you in your client’s thoughts for a long time.
You can gift things like reams of paper, boxes of writing materials, printer ink, sticky notes, and other office supplies that they use frequently.
Your client doesn’t need another mug with your brand name on it, nor a flimsy T-shirt that has a massive print of your name. If you want to show them your appreciation and, at the same time, leave a good impression for years to come, consider these gift ideas instead of the things that everyone is tired of receiving.