Corporate Gift Buying and the Holiday Season
It’s about that time of year again, the time when corporate rituals deem we give back to our employees by offering them a little something for their year long, hard working contributions. And while his “little” gift, may seem little to the person buying it, to the person receiving it, it often means a lot even if we don’t realize it. So this year when you’re mulling over your corporate gift options and trying to figure out if a logo and personalized message should be included, take some time to think about the recipients and what it really means to them. Like recent years budgets have made corporate gift buying more challenging and in many cases very difficult to find quality at a lesser price. So we came up with a few tips to help keep those hard working faces smiling.
Tip # 1: Do Your Research.
Very often we tend to make our corporate gift purchases through a company we’ve used before simply because that’s what we’ve always done. And while smart in some ways it’s important to look at and treat your companies finances just as your own. If you spend the time to shop around you can often either find a better deal for something nicer or equivalent. And in many cases you can even use that knowledge to leverage a better price for what you really want. At the end of the day it’s really just about getting the best bang for your buck without sacrificing wholesale gebiz quality and part of that includes having the right bargaining chips. But of course you’ll want to make sure the company you’re purchasing from has a solid reputation for delivery and stands behind the quality of their products. Ask them about their return policy and what guarantees they offer. Just because it’s cheap, doesn’t mean it’s good. Nowadays its very easy to put together an on-line storefront and start marketing products on the web, and if any Tom, Dick or Harry can do it, just make sure they know what they’re doing.
Tip # 2: Capture The Spirit of Your Organization And Your Recipients.
With all the gifts you’re responsible for purchasing on a personal level, sometimes shopping can just get overwhelming when you throw in your corporate gift purchasing responsibilities. If you’re as busy as the rest of us you don’t want it to get to the point where you just start picking things off the shelves just to get it over with. When it comes to corporate gift giving, if you can spend a few extra minutes to shop around and look for something that may stand out, something that has just a little more thought put into it, you may make all the different amongst your recipients, supervisors or co-workers. If you gave them a mug last year, and a paperweight the year before, try to find something a little more unique this time around. Perhaps an engraved champagne glass set, or a set of customized coasters. Maybe an etched crystal box or a customized ornament might do the trick. If you’re shopping for your boss or an executive consider something like an etched crystal vase or a customized