If you’re trying to make a considerable and powerful impression on a client, maybe the holiday season is not the best time of the year to send them a thoughtful gift.
According to John Ruhlin, author of the book “Giftology,” your clients will be so overwhelmed with gifts during the holidays that you will not stand out.
Ruhlin claims that a better strategy is to send presents on occasions where gifts aren’t generally anticipated, such as St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or the Fourth of July. You can also consider sending a gift after completing a large project, a new product launch, or another significant milestone.
He adds: “Taking your clients by surprise, it always makes an impact.”
The objective is to be memorable
Being memorable means that you are on the minds of your customers, partners, and prospects as soon as they see your gift. And that they will be thinking positively about you. To achieve this, the gift must be original and considerate. What kind of people are they? What do they like to do? What do they do when they are not working? What would they need at work to make life easier for them? What would make them say ‘wow, they really think out of the box’?
Here’s a list of twelve unique presents you can send to your clients any time, all year round.
Do your clients who travel frequently? A great idea is to send them a toiletry bag they can use right away. It can contain a hand cloth, a bath gel, a soap, essential oils, a scented candle, a moisturizer, a bath sponge, dried flower potpourri. The options are endless.
Coffee or Tea Blends
A classic option. Sending a tea or coffee box which has a variety of flavors is a great idea. You can also customize this gift by creating your own box with local flavors.
Whether has a long daily commute or travels a lot, a Kindle or other type e-reader will be a pleasant alternative to pass the time.
Desk Mug Warmer
We all know how important a hot coffee is during busy mornings. This mug warmer sits on the desk and keeps any beverage you want warm. Look for an electric mug warmer so you can rest assure it really works.
Terrarium or Bonsai
These trendy accessories can brighten your client’s day and are perfect for every kind of client. The best part about plants is that they make a positive environment and can brighten any indoor space.
It is a perfect present that does not go out of style. Calendars are always an excellent option to give away. In addition to being useful, it will enable our company to be remembered at all times.
A Water Bottle
There’s nothing better than getting a water bottle you’ll actually use. Send your clients a top-quality water bottle they surely will not throw away.
There is nothing better than receiving an unexpected delivery of fresh-baked pastries. You can send over doughnuts or goodies for the whole team to enjoy.
Portable Phone Charger
A portable phone charger would be quite a relief gift for your clients, especially for the clients who spend a lot of time on the road.
Many clients take advantage of their trips to continue working and rest between destinations. A travel pillow will prevent these trips from becoming another reason for tiredness.
Portable Putting Set
Your golf-loving clients will love this idea: their own convenient and portable putting set. Giving them a present that allows them to enjoy their favorite hobbies wherever they please demonstrates that you care.
Coffee tumblers are always great gifts! You can never get it wrong. Everyone uses them for coffee, tea, and soda. There are custom tumblers made of double-walled stainless steel and have vacuum insulation so that everyone’s beverages stay cold or hot for hours.