In the corporate world, Diwali is an occasion to send out gifts to employees & clients alike. It is a time to make associations, build relationships & forge friendships with clients, partners & employees. Diwali gifts also help in brand building & hence become indispensable. And with Diwali just around the corner, you must be ready for some splurging and celebration. Here are some ideas for interesting items that won’t break the bank balance, but will pleasantly surprise your clients.
Finding the right book for your client is easier than you think. Search on the latest industry reads that she might not yet have read, or If she commutes, get her an audio book. If she has kids, buy her a humorous collection about parenting. If she’s a foodie… you get the idea.
Clients to any corporate are unique and different in their own ways. No two people are exactly the same. (Even identical twins have their differences), which is why unique gift baskets can be created to cater to all the people in your life.
These classic office gifts are easy to buy, but harder to deliver. If you can add that personalisation to gifting plants then little trees, bonsai plants, and cactuses are good options that can be explored.
Although chocolate chip cookies may be a little blasé, there must be something that you’re good at crafting. Greeting cards, seasoned hot chocolate mix, mulled wine mix, cinnamon bark, and other yummy holiday edibles are easy to make at home. If you moonlight as a sculptor, potter, painter, or other artisan, even better – gift them one of your fine creations.
Thank You Certificate
This could include an evaluation, a consultation, a session, or a certain percentage off your client’s next requirement or order. Remember to label it as a “Thank You” or “Customer Appreciation” festive gift.
The key, according to corporate etiquette experts, is to give gifts that are heartfelt, thoughtful and clearly chosen to please your recipient. Impersonal, logo-studded executive toys won’t do. Likewise, wine or spirits aren’t always appreciated, so be careful about choosing such gifts if you’re not sure they’ll be welcome.