Tips On Finding Corporate Custom Gifts
Corporate custom gifts are in vogue despite the fact that almost all industries are suffering from the impact of the worst economic crisis in decades. People running a business understand that they need to keep the customers and the employees (that is, those who are remaining!) happy whether it is recession or no recession. Several gift manufacturers and gift shops claim that the demand for cost-effective gift solutions has increased considerably. That is also to be expected as business heads figure out that even inexpensive types of gifts are better than no gifts at all. Christmas and the New Year are traditionally the occasions to provide gifts. So, here are some tips for providing promotional corporate gifts – both inexpensive and expensive.
Corporate Custom Gift Ideas
Corporate gift giving can be broadly classified into two categories: gifts to customers and gifts to employees. Some of the gifts like calendars and pens can fit into both categories. But if organizations, and not people, are your customers, then you need to think of something different as gifts. Ideally whatever gift you choose, it should display your company name and logo prominently. Corporate custom gifts serve the purpose of not only a gift but also a medium for advertisement.
A commonly used gift, particularly during year-ends, is calendars. It serves all the requirements of an ideal gift. The company name, logo, and even its products can be prominently displayed on the calendar. Also, it can be provided to almost all types of customers and can be produced in bulk quantities to reduce costs. There are several ways to create custom-made calendars. There are big broadsheet calendars that are hung on the wall or compact stand-alone calendars and year-planners that can be placed on the table. The only disadvantage for calendar as corporate personalized gifts is that a customer will get a lot of calendars every year. Yours has to stand out in terms of both design and paper quality to get noticed.
Pens and pen carriers are most common inexpensive corporate custom gifts. If you do not want to give ordinary pen as a gift you can opt for highlighter pen or dual-mode pen – that is one with both normal pen and highlighter. The space for imprinting the company name and logo is minimal on a pen. But in the case of a table-top pen carrier, the company name and logo can be prominently displayed.
Computer-related gift items are greatly appreciated by people these days. Mouse pads are suitable items as corporate custom gift. If you can provide a mouse pad with a calculator or some other similar accessory (what about a mobile phone rest?), it will greatly enhance the company’s reputation and goodwill among the customers. CD cases are also attractive gift accessories.
The real value of corporate gift giving lies not on the retail price of the gift article, but on how the gift creates an impression on the minds of the people who receive it. So you have to try to give something that customers or employees find useful. Corporate custom gifts can be expensive items like table fans, bags, watches and clocks or inexpensive items like staplers.