Seasonal gifts are a great way to boost your business. Whether they are given to employees, customers or business clients, a gift will create a positive impact and help capture the mood of the season. It will also show people that you are willing to celebrate with them and make them feel valued as a person instead of just a customer or cog in the machine. Of course, much of this is true for corporate gifts at any time of year, but when people are getting ready to celebrate a special occasion this effect can be multiplied.
As gift-giving is a key feature of Christmas, this is one of the most popular and best times for businesses to give a gift to customers, employees or business clients. It is usually best to make the gifts relevant to the season, and this can go beyond a festive packaging design. Specific Christmas products are a great, fun way to get people’s attention and make the biggest impact for your business. For example, most people will be very impressed by a company that gives them a chocolate advent calendar or Christmas themed personalized sweets as a corporate gift. These can be printed or molded with company logos, to ensure the gift is firmly associated with your business.
Valentine’s Day is marked by corporate gift-giving far less often than Christmas, partly because it is such a personal holiday that business gifts may not seem appropriate. However, there are a range of corporate gifts available for Valentine’s Day, and as with Christmas many of the best gifts come in chocolate form. Giving personalized Valentine’s Day chocolates is an unexpected move for a company to make, and often a pleasant surprise for employees. Options for personalised Valentine’s Day chocolates are often fun and interesting, and range from simple heart shaped chocolates to chocolate roses and selection boxes. All of these, of course, can be printed with your company logo. Due to the highly personal nature of Valentine’s Day, it can be a good idea to give a gift that may contribute to employees’ celebrations. For example, you could give employees a small box of heart-shaped personalised Valentine’s day chocolates with your company logo, or provide chocolate roses they can give to their partners.
Employee birthdays are something that businesses have increasingly celebrated in recent years. For example, many employers have started to offer employees a day off on their birthday. Another possibility, however, is to keep a supply of items such as chocolates or biscuits that can be given to employees who are celebrating birthdays. Like the act of giving personalised Valentine’s Day chocolates, this is an incredibly personal way to celebrate with an employee. It is also one of the most effective ways to make them feel valued as a person instead of just a worker. This is an idea you could also have fun with. For example, you could give employees a “birthday bonus,” which is paid in chocolate coins.