The end of the year and the upcoming holidays are marked by Christmas campaigns, evaluating the past year, planning goals for the next one, and, last but not least, miniature corporate gifts.

Giving corporate gifts to clients is now a standard business practice. Every good business partner knows that it is the right thing to do. However, the standard is increasing every year, and giving a client a diary or a pen with a print on it is no longer fashionable.

We have a few tips if you’re looking for a suitable gift for a client and need help to think of something else. Get inspired!

Why is the Christmas gift so crucial for your clients?

A Christmas gift is a thank you for a successful collaboration. At the same time, we want to make the other party happy. That’s why it’s good to take the time to think about a suitable gift and its functionality so that it is remembered and does not end up in a drawer. At the same time, we should remember style. 🙂

Every gift for a business partner strengthens your relationship, especially when it is seen that you have thought about the choice. After all, even a business relationship is based on trust, communication, mutual gratitude, and appreciation for each other.

What are the benefits of corporate gifts for client?

  1. They strengthen relationships with partners.
  2. They can set you apart from the competition.
  3. Help partners feel valued.
  4. You let your clients know that you value their cooperation.
  5. You encourage them to continue working with you.
  6. Increase their loyalty.
  7. Increase your brand awareness.

What budget to choose for gifts?

Before you start choosing Christmas gifts for a client, you need to set a budget that you can count on. Think about how many clients you want to give a gift to and whether absolutely everyone will receive a gift. Then, list the clients you will be giving gifts to.

It may help to divide your clients into larger and smaller ones and adjust your budget accordingly. Think about whether all clients will receive the same gift or whether you’ll personalize them. That way, you can determine how much one gift can cost. And remember to cut from your budget for wrapping and possible shipping.

The price of a single gift can go very high; it’s up to you. But sometimes you must be original and remember that the main thing is to carry a strong idea. That’s when it can be the most beautiful gift. The originality will please the client.

Corporate gifts for partners

When giving out business partnership gifts, play with pedantry and thoughtfulness. Instead of sending clients a generic gift, give them something that reflects your partnership.

If you’ve put thought into the gift, the more the appreciation from your business partner will also grow.

Make sure you have an idea of what your clients like and dislike. If you choose a type of gift such as food, drink, or a gift with a specific scent from you, check their allergies. If uncertainty persists, don’t be afraid to be direct and ask.

Whether you’ve known your client for years or only been partners for a few months, you should certainly have some idea about them by now. What he likes and dislikes, hobbies, and what he’s into. Everyone is unique and has particular preferences, interests, and passions. The following list contains ideas that will appeal to more people and can be easily adapted to each individual. After all, the best gifts are chosen with the giftee in mind.

Instead of just theory, let’s look at more specific tips.

Tips for Christmas corporate gifts for clients and partners

Something tasty under the tongue

If your client has a sweet tooth, you can opt for products from local producers. In Slovakia, several high-quality brands have even been awarded abroad. And let’s face it, who wouldn’t enjoy a good meal?

You certainly can’t go wrong if you reach for good quality honey, nuts, a healthier alternative to chocolate butter, dried fruit, or good quality jam. Plus, if you wrap this food up nicely or make gift boxes out of it, you’ve got the perfect gift.

Jams from local producers in a wooden box Photo by Dmitry Mashkin on Unsplash

Wine selection

Wine is a representative gift suitable for almost any occasion. If you want your clients to be truly delighted with the wine, focus on its quality and prioritize it over the appearance of the bottle or even its customization on the label. This problem with appearance can be solved with personalized dedication.

Caffeine infusion

Can a meeting with you be done with a good cup of coffee? In that case, look around for a local roaster. Every coffee drinker knows that there always needs to be more good coffee. You can wrap it in creative packaging or use your branding for the packaging.

Or conversely, are your clients the other camp and won’t turn down a high-quality green, fruit, or herbal tea? A quality loose-leaf tea or even a baked tea is an alternative that is guaranteed not to end up on the shelf and, in an excellent package, will also put a smile on their face.

Christmas with a charm

Elegant packaging of high-quality spices will add natural charm to Christmas. If you have a higher budget, you can combine it with a grinder, for example. Manufacturers even offer a spice kit for preparing Christmas wine.

If you know that your business partner likes to bake, when is a better time to give the gift of quality ground Ceylon cinnamon, vanilla pod from Madagascar, or tonka beans? Such a set will be a real gastronomic treat. 🙂

A set of spices and coffee wrapped in Christmas packaging.

A fragrant Christmas atmosphere

Business partners are guaranteed to be delighted by the handmade soaps. You can choose from a variety of Slovak handmade manufacturers. You can find them in dozens of colors and scents, which can be exchanged between colleagues if you happen to miss the mark. 😉 In combination with soy candles, which are very popular among women, you will score. They are eye-pleasing and can create the right Christmas atmosphere.

Handmade 4 soaps Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash.

Tip for the end for corporate gifts

Include a card with a note in your gift saying what you appreciate about your collaboration or what you are grateful for in your business relationship. A sincere and meaningful phrase will add the perfect finishing touch to your gift.

However, you’ll significantly impact your client if you hand them the gift in their own hands. When you meet him in person, you can see his reaction and tell him how much you appreciate your cooperation.