The holidays are here again which means it is time to crack open your wallet for gifts for all your loved ones and friends…. and co-workers. All these people are difficult to shop for in many ways but the one I am struggling with this year is my co-workers. How the heck can I figure out what to get them that won’t make me go broke but that would also be enjoyed by each of them?
Giving branded apparel could be useful, depending on your business type. You can give away hats, t-shirts, wristbands, and more. Using a place like CustomOnit.com you can make sure they don’t forget your brand.
Mugs and Drinkware
Mugs and drinkware are always going to be useful. This kind of gift suits just about anybody! Everybody needs a good mug for their desk, but you can also go for coasters or something similar for something a little different.
Want to have a little fun? Novelty items could be an option. Foam fingers, toys, and stress balls could put a smile on your client’s faces over the Christmas period.
If you’re unsure, you can’t usually go wrong with vouchers. Many vouchers can be used in multiple shops, so the recipient can choose themselves something they like. You can also choose the amount so it fits your budget perfectly.
The important thing to remember is that you give gifts that are appropriate. For example, you wouldn’t give perfume or anything too personal. It can also be risky buying things like alcohol, for obvious reasons. Also, be sure that the person or company you’re giving a gift to actually celebrates the festive season and would be willing to accept. Some companies have rules, while some don’t celebrate Christmas at all. Do your research first to be sure that this is a good idea! If you have your own business, whatever the size, it’s a nice idea to give some gifts away during the holidays. You can give these at meetings, conferences, or send them to your loyal clients. You can even give them to your employees to take home. Giving gifts like this will ensure that you don’t get forgotten about during the festive season. People may not work with you during this period, but they’ll remember you for all of the right reasons afterwards. Not only that, it all makes a difference to your customer service and will help you to build up a good reputation. You’ll easily strengthen your brand by giving gifts. The items you choose to give as gifts should have some relevance to your business, or should at least be useful items to just about anybody. Here are some Christmas gift ideas that won’t break the bank:
Sweets are a really good gift to give. They’re a great all round gift; who doesn’t like sweets? Plus, they can be left in the office for everyone to share. They are cheap and cheerful and will put a smile on the face of those who receive them.
If you’d like to give something a little bigger, a food hamper might be a nice gift. This can be a good gift for some of your more loyal clients, as it’ll be a little more expensive. It’s a good idea to enquire about likes/dislikes/allergies though, just incase. Fill it with Christmas food to save them money over the festive period! These could also be nice for your employees too.
Hopefully if you re struggling with gift ideas like I am, these ideas might help! Good luck and happy holidays!