Gift-giving has become a very popular corporate tradition, and justly so! There are many good reasons to give your client gifts.
Gift-giving is a way to invest in a solid client relationship and make way for more business in the future. It expresses thanks and gratitude. It is also an extension of your brand and your company.
By showing thoughtfulness, you demonstrate that you value your client, and generosity is what your brand stands for. But, gifts should come from the heart and are not effective if bought out of obligation rather than real intention.
Gift-giving should provide both you and your client with satisfaction and contentment.
However, the key to keeping your company top of the mind is to get your client a gift they cannot forget in a hurry. Yep! You have to be creative, and you have to get it right- you know you do!
Top 6 Client Gifts We Thought Are Very Creative and Fun
1. A water bottle with a twist
If your client is an outdoors kind of person, they will find a reusable water-bottle a handy gift. But we are not talking about any reusable water bottle- we are talking about a reusable water bottle with a twist.
A self-cleaning water bottle! This amalgamation of usefulness and technology is sure to thrill your client. It is not only eco-friendly (because it is reusable), it is the world’s first self-cleaning water bottle and water purification system which uses UV-C LED light to eliminate up to 99.9999% of E.coli from the water and bottle.
Think about how excited your client will be if they never have to clean their water bottle or worry about whether their water is full of biological contaminants ever again. This gift is an economical way of showing your valuable clients that you care.
2. A Home-Brewing Kit
Who does not like to show off the alcohol they have created themselves?
One extremely non-traditional gift is a home-brewing kit. If you are the kind of company and brand that wants to stand out as out-of-the-box, this gift will definitely accomplish this.
This is a tremendously creative gift for both you to give and your client to receive. The added perk is that you will be giving your client an unending supply of wine or whiskey. It does not get more memorable and ingenious than that.
There are a variety of kits in the market you can choose from, so do some homework before you zero in on a brand.
3. A smart fitness device
If your client is a fitness buff, then this gift is going to blow their socks off! It is a pocket-sized smart fitness device that can be used anywhere to strengthen muscles, burn calories, and speed up post-exercise recovery.
It can be attached to any part of your body to warm up muscles, enhance workout intensity, and optimize recovery from potential injuries or strains.
And let’s admit it, who does not want killer muscles with minimum pain and work? And this is the kind of gift that demonstrates that you and your company are progressive, trendy, and technologically savvy.
4. A donation
If you want to go the less materialistic way, you could make a donation to your client’s favorite charity. It will be even more thoughtful if your client is wealthy and gets a lot of gifts. When people get too many gifts, the gifts tend to lose value and meaning. So, this is an excellent way of giving your client a memorable gift that they will appreciate.
It is also a straightforward gift because all you have to do is find out your client’s favorite charity, make the donation, and let your client know about it.
It is an exceptionally kind and meaningful gift and will make a very positive impression, in the client’s mind, for your brand and organization.
5. Some quality spirit
You could choose any spirit to give your client but our suggestion is Japanese whisky! Japanese whisky is all the rage these days.
This kind of gift screams refinement and sophistication. And if this is what you are looking to establish your brand as, then you should definitely consider this option.
Japanese whisky is considered prestigious, and it is one of the more respected whiskeys in the world.
If your client is a whisky connoisseur, they are sure to appreciate this gift.
6. Go all out
If you want to make this very memorable, you need to go all out! And what is more “all-out” than sending a food truck for a few hours to your client’s office?
It is not just a great surprise, but it is the kind of gift that your client will never forget!
If it is the middle of summer, where your client is, you could also send over an ice cream truck.
This quirky gift is bound to be a talking point with your client and their team for a long time to come.
How do you go about Client Gifting?
Let’s face it! Corporate gifting is a complicated thing, and the chances are you are probably still confused after reading this article. This is what makes it so stressful.
But you may not know that choosing the wrong gift may even destroy a good relationship because it may convey the wrong message to your client. Yes, unwanted gifts can sometimes negatively affect the receiver’s view of a relationship’s future potential.
Also, in theory, the hearts and flowers are fine, but in our opinion, the sheer tediousness of the gift-giving process is what spoils it for the giver.
We are sure you currently think that you can go to Eva’s website and order these gifts. Sure, you could do that…
But there is a much smarter way to do it
- You want to give your clients personalized and relatable gifts? Done!
- You want someone else to choose fab creative gifts for your clients? Done!
- You want to get away with minimal effort and still reap the benefits of your gifts? Done!
- You want someone else to handle the packaging and delivery of the gifts? Done!
Eva Gifting Assistant is the smart way to gift your clients. And this is why we are screaming out about Eva from the rooftops!
And what’s not to scream? Eva manages the whole gifting process for you, from getting to know your clients, choosing the right gifts, packaging, and delivering a gifting experience they will never forget.
Interestingly, psychologists say it is often the giver, rather than the recipient, who reaps the most significant psychological gains from a gift. But that can only happen if you don’t go mad or pull your hair out trying to find a gift for your client- and if you use Eva’s services (wink!)
Just when you thought it was a no-win situation!
Client gifts should not be just a dutiful gesture you consider once a year. Your gifts should be fun for you to give, fun for your client to receive, and should show (in all the colors of the rainbow) how much you appreciate their business and care about them as your clients.
So, we beg you do not send them that boring pen set (if you must, then Eva has pen sets with a tracker, so your client will never lose it) or those dull sweatshirts with your company logo on them.
Let Eva find gifts that they truly appreciate and that demonstrate you care. In the end, it could also be a smart business move for you. Try our 14-day free demo today!