Corporate gifting is an important part of the business world. It helps in strengthening bonds and maintaining healthy relationships with each other. And it applies to your employees as much as that applies to your third party members and clientele.
But choosing the right gift for your employees is not an easy task. Here are some tips to help you out:
- Gift something that can be useful to everyone
When it is a client, you can take a guess at their personal tastes and preferences and choose the gift accordingly. But when you are deciding on a gift for all your employees, it becomes a bit difficult. So you can always go for gifts like pens, key chains, mugs or umbrellas. Ordering bulk umbrellas with logos or personalized pens and mugs will also save your money.
- Gift something they can actually use
There are many small and medium gift ideas on the market if you cannot find a promotional umbrella manufacturer or a personalized gift shop nearby. But most of them are fancy items like crystal figurines or mementos. Ditch those ideas for something that they can actually make use of every day – desk organizers, table calendars, purses – these go a long way in establishing an employer-employee relationship.
- Remember, less can be more
Minimalism is the ultimate cornerstone of corporate gifting. You do not want to overdo it at all. That does not mean you will get cheap gifts, but reasonably priced and yet sophisticated gift items can speak volumes for themselves without any added frills. This applies to almost any corporate gift, except food hampers. One can always have another cookie!
- Keep a personal touch to the gift
Corporate gifting is all about keeping it professional. However, no one said they cannot have any personal touch at all. If the employee is someone you really respect and spend a lot of time working together, maybe a small handwritten note or a person delivering the gift will make a difference. The employees will remember you because you have remembered them fondly.
- Keep cultures and traditions in mind
If you are in an international company, working with people from various cultures, do look up if their culture has some traditional rules about gifting. They might or might not be followers of the cultural norm, but you want to be on the safe side.
Choose something useful for your corporate gifts to keep the recipients of the gifts happy and satisfied.