When a significant event or holiday happens during the year, you'll want to commemorate it with staff and clients. But it is often hard to decide what sort of gift to give. The appropriateness and usability of a gift are primary concerns, especially when you are trying to both subtly advertise your business and build better relationships with clients and staff. You are in luck. Below are three quick ideas of gifts you can give that meet all the criteria.
1. Photo Books
Photo books were previously the purview of family gifts - parents mainly gave them to grandparents filled with photos of their children. Nowadays, the appropriateness of giving photo books as a professional gift has rapidly increased. Photo books allow companies to tell their story, show off their work, and build rapport with clients and staff. Mixbook.com offers beautifully designed and customizable photo books
perfect for corporate gifts. They offer many designs including yearbooks, portfolio books, and lookbooks. The quality is superb, and they offer a discount for large order quantities. Even better, Mixbook makes it so easy to create beautiful photo books. It can take just 15 minutes from start to finish, including choosing pictures, adding text, and adjusting elements of the design. It is truly so easy and convenient. And even better (if that's possible), is their customer service. Their knowledge answers the vast majority of questions you could ever have, and if you ever need to chat with them or email about any questions you have, they are available seven days a week.
Calendars are another great gift idea for clients and staff alike. Everyone uses a calendar in some format, so a custom-designed calendar will be useful no matter what. For businesses, if designed correctly, calendars can be great advertising material. They can also show off their work. The calendars on Mixbook.com allow you to customize dates on the calendar, so for clients and staff, you can place reminders for events like tax lodgments and due dates. Branding can also be added so that every time a client looks at the calendar, they are subtly reminded of your business, and further develop a positive connection to your business.
3. Coffee Mugs
Coffee mugs make excellent gifts for clients, thanks to their versatility and advertising potential. Coffee mugs can be used for so many things, including drinks and stationery holders. No matter how they are used, coffee mugs provide advertising potential for clients. The surface of the mug is perfect for your company's logo or a special design that links your business; maybe some custom artwork. The subtle advertising will assist with getting the client to remember you when they have a project they need help with.
4. Desktop Games
It may not seem like a very smart idea to give your staff desktop games, but it is. Desktop games, like mini billiards or a basketball hoop, provides staff with a minor distraction when their mind wanders. Desktop games give them an outlet for their distraction without taking them away from their desks. So when they get back to work, their productivity doesn't diminish. It also lets the staff have some fun, which indirectly benefits the company because a relaxed employee is a better employee.