The holiday season is a great time for businesses to show appreciation to customers and employees for their loyalty. Without either of these groups, your company would not be operational! While you are always looking out for new customers, keeping current ones happy is important. Repeat business is the key to long-lasting success.
And of course, you always want to include your employees. Sales might bring in the money, but happy employees are key to making your business run smoothly and efficiently. When you show employees that you care about and appreciate them, they will be happier in their work which is reflected in their attitude, and the way they treat customers. It’s also important for employee retention – a content employee is a long-term employee.
What makes a great gift?
When choosing branded gifts, whether for customers or employees, think about the quality of the item and the reusability factor. While small trinkets and items are great for promotions throughout the year, holiday gifts should be something that makes them say “wow”!
Studies have shown that when you give a customer a promotional gift, they tend to keep those gifts for 5 years or more! And of course, each time they use your gift they will think of your business, creating a reminder so they will call you when they are once again in the market for your services or products.
Gifts that Last
The best holiday gifts are ones that can be used over and over again. Repeat impressions are key to successful marketing, and that includes branded holiday gifts. Below are a few ideas for promotional gifts that are ideal for both customers and employees.
Custom drinkware makes a great promotional gift and is an easy way to keep your name in front of people throughout the day. The Custom Drinkware Store has a wonderful selection of sports bottles, koozies, glassware, and stainless steel drinkware.
16 Oz. Denali Stainless Steel Thermos – Stainless Steel with a screw-on, spill-resistant lid, and pop-up lid for pouring, this thermos has double-walled construction and is ideal for hot coffee as well as cold beverages like iced tea and water.
20 Oz. Full Color Stainless Steel Himalayan Tumbler with Antimicrobial Additive – featuring built-in antimicrobial properties to prevent germs and bacteria from forming on the cup, this stainless steel tumbler has a 4-color process wrap to create a one-of-a-kind gift that people can immediately associate with your brand.
A custom bag gives the recipient a useful and long-lasting gift with many uses. At The Custom Bag Store, we offer a varied selection of bags to meet every need.
Deluxe Sports Duffel Bag – This handsome duffel bag sports has several pockets and a shoe compartment to hold everything you need for a trip to the gym or weekend getaway, and features a generous size imprint to showcase your logo.
Manhattan Tote Bag – this stylish tote comes with a unique checkered pattern with Black, Blue, or Silver Accents and a Black or Brown pouch. It’s ideal for carrying groceries, work supplies, and books.
A custom umbrella can be used year-round, and it’s one of the few items that you can use to promote your brand that will give your brand a broader reach. Every time someone uses a promotional umbrella with your logo, not only will they think of your company but they are advertising your product to everyone around them each time they use it. Check out our complete line at the Custom Umbrella Store.
46″ Auto Open & Close Reversa Inversion Folding Umbrella – The intelligent design makes it easy to open and close and is designed not only to protect you from rain but also from a rain-soaked umbrella. When not in use, it folds to only 13″ long so that it fits almost anywhere.
46″ Auto Open Reflective Iridescence Umbrella – featuring a generous imprint area, you can promote your brand while offering users a safe way to travel in the rain. This umbrella features a reflective iridescence canopy so others can easily see you when the skies are gray.
A Personal Touch
No matter what gift you decide on this holiday season, you can always add a personal touch to make it even more special. If you are wrapping your gifts, consider adding a Custom Lip Balm, Hand Sanitizer, or Promotional Pen to the bow so they know just who the gift is from! You can also add a gift tag to these items and attach it to the gift if you decide not to wrap them individually.