Everyone wants a unique gift idea. When it comes to corporations and businesses, gifts should not only be unique, they should also be appropriate and formal. There are many reasons for corporate and business gifts. In the workplace, you could give gifts to express gratitude, as encouragement or to congratulate someone. The gifts in these circumstances should not be too extravagant or expensive. An ideal budget for workplace gifts would be around $150.
If you want to give corporate gifts, there are a few things to bear in mind. The gift should be something where your company logo can be inscribed. It should be formal and of the best quality as it reflects the status of your company. If you are going to give a few people gifts, then you can select different gifts for men and women.
Business gifts that are appropriate can be listed under these categories:
- Liquor and wine
- Gifts inscribed with the company logo
- Travel accessories
- Desk accessories
- Entertainment tickets
- Electronic gifts
Unique gift ideas for corporations and businesses are dry fruit baskets, chocolate boxes, a box of fine quality cigars, calendar with a note pad, a pen set from a well known brand, a Swiss knife, cuff links or a table clock. You could engrave your company logo on gifts like shirts and t-shirts, paperweights, silver plated card holder, leather gifts like wallets or pouches. Other business gift ideas are bottles of good wine, bouquets of flowers and folding photo frames. Alternatively, you could also put together a gift basket containing an item of all the gifts you plan to give.
Giving gifts is a great way of promoting your company and keeping up good relationships with clients and co-workers. In case of retirement or other occasions, giving a nice and thoughtful gift goes a long way in making the employee feel valued. Client gifts are good for brand promotion and help a lot in generating goodwill for the company. It is also an important form of advertising your business.
You don’t have to wait for a formal occasion to send a client a gift. For example, if you know a client who sent you a referral, you could thank that particular person by sending them a fruit basket or a bouquet of flowers.
Many companies now have policies regarding gift giving. Make sure you know your company policies. Also make it your business to know the gift giving and gift accepting policies of other companies. Many times you could send a corporate gift to someone in another company that they might feel is inappropriate.
Once you take into consideration all the possible pitfalls of gift giving, you can concentrate on coming up with a unique gift idea that will appropriately represent your company and its values.