It might sound crazy, but the fall/winter holiday season is right around the corner!
Like a lot of people, I’m a bit of a last-minute holiday shopper. Last year, I was still shopping for gifts for friends and family all the way up to the day before Christmas! However, when it comes to holiday orders for your business, that strategy is a setup for failure.
With supply chain delays and sourcing issues affecting industries across the board, it’s more important than ever to get your holiday orders taken care of early this year. But to truly grasp why it’s so essential to order your holiday items early this year, you must first understand why employee and customer appreciation matters.
To some more cynical bosses, company gifts might seem inconsequential. However, research shows that employee appreciation gifts are a worthwhile investment that help with job satisfaction, employee retention, and more. The right gift can make employees feel more connected to your company and more likely to stick around for years to come.
Similarly, gifting to your customers is a great way to show your gratitude for their continued business and to build and reward loyalty. Gifting lets your clients know that you value their business and want to continue your shared business relationship, and helps them to feel an emotional connection to your brand. This means more repeat business and a stronger brand perception for you – all for the cost of a simple holiday gift!
Now that you know how beneficial corporate gifting can be, whether it’s to your customers or your own teams, here are a few of our favorite holiday gifts for 2021:
Stainless Steel Stemless Wine Glasses Gift Box Set
This set features two stainless steel stemless wine glasses with your logo or message beautifully laser engraved or screen printed, wrapped up in a protective gift box with matching branding. This gift is perfect for wine lovers, couples, or anyone who likes a temperature controlled beverage.
If you’re looking for a corporate gift or giveaway that will get used over and over again, then look no further than wireless earbuds. These little headphones are useful for phone calls, video conferences, music listening, and so much more, ensuring that your gift will be well appreciated.
Plants make a great gift for any time of year! Brighten your customer’s day with this cute air plant that will breathe a little life into their home or office.
Igloo Hard Side Cooler
These hard-sided coolers are uber-trendy and super durable, making them a fantastic high-end gift for the holiday season. Perfect for customers or employees who enjoy the outdoors, these rugged coolers are sure to make an impression.
Soy Wax Candle
Truly, you can never go wrong with candles. This classic gift makes an excellent giveaway for customer and employee appreciation alike, and with several scent choices (and even custom scents!), there’s a perfect candle for everybody.
Don’t be caught empty-handed this holiday season. Get ahead of the supply chain delays and place your holiday orders now to make a positive impact on your employees, clients, and more. To learn more about supply chain delays, check out our blog on Port Delays and the Holidays.
Used with permission from SAGE