Making Gift-Giving a Business Essential

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Gift-giving is essential for any relationship to grow. It has also become an essential part of business-client relationships. One of the ways you can do this is through gift-giving. This is a practice that should include holidays, anniversaries, and milestones in your clients’ and business partners’ lives. This is not a challenge with the many technologies and social media profiles giving you insight into your clients’ and partners’ lives.

The product packaging and gift type you choose are the primary determinants of the impact your gesture will have on its recipient. You should ensure the gift you select reflects the recipient’s interests, the occasion, and the overall message you want to be associated with your brand. While this sounds challenging, here are some trendy ideas for your corporate gifts.


Very few people in business take time to smile. You can put a smile on people’s faces with some humour and build a good relationship the easy way. Most companies steer clear of humour, thinking they will offend a recipient or get in trouble. You should, however, opt for neutral jokes so that no one will be offended. Humour can turn even a simple gift like a notebook into one that everyone will want to preserve and refer to from time to time.


Gifts that will yield long-term health benefits for your customers will not be forgotten for a long time. There are now several fitness gifts you can choose from for your recipients. Water bottles, gym memberships, fitness trackers, gym wear, gym bags, and weighing scales are some of the fitness gift alternatives you can choose.


People always seem to be rushing nowadays, and there is barely enough time to get everything done. While you cannot add more hours to their day, you could consider a gift that will help them save on their time. One of the best choices is a gift certificate for cleaning. Nothing will be better for most homeowners than walking into a room they left dirty and were not looking forward to cleaning then finding it cleaned. You should ensure you pick a reputable company to guarantee a squeaky clean home and the safety of your recipient.


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A trip to another country could give your clients a chance to experience other cultures, but it would also be expensive. You can nonetheless give the same in certificates to culture-themed parks or restaurants. You could also give books, items, and art from another country that would interest your clients.

With these ideas, corporate gifts need not be the same tried and tested every year. Stepping out from the norm with these gifts allows people to see that you took time and thought in picking them. Remember, the first thing people will notice is the packaging of the gift. To stand out, package your gifts in an appealing and unique way, especially if it appeals to your client’s interests and ethics, to show that you share their sentiments and remember them during these special times.

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