The holidays are almost here. If you don’t have all your client and employee gifts, you’re not alone. It turns out, 79% of people wait until the last minute to buy their holiday gifts. If you’re in need of some thoughtful gifts that will be long remembered, we can help. Here are a few last-minute business gifts to make your life easier.
Discounts or vacation days
Sometimes you want something other than a physical item. Recipients will be thrilled with your memorable gift that stands out from others—like a personalized discount or even an extra vacation day for employees. Take it up another notch with a special presentation. Tape the discount code to the top of a small gourmet chocolate box or slip it inside a stylish pocket tote.
For employees, handwrite a note thanking them for their hard work and rewarding them with their extra day off. Deliver the note with a small, useful gift like aviator sunglasses, which are perfect for sunny days. Or give a calendar bookmark and urge them to spend their day off relaxing.
Sweet treats and hot drinks aren’t just delicious. They’re also easy to dress up for the holidays. Make it easy on yourself by ordering gifts that are ready to give the moment they arrive. Go for a simple bag of dark chocolate almonds that’s tied up with a bow. Or give out business card chocolates wrapped in a shiny silver box with string.
Gift sets and pairings
For an impressive gift, double it up. Look for items that pair well together. Like a faux leather journal and pen set. It makes the perfect gift for clients and employees who like to doodle, jot notes or journal in their spare time.
A knit beanie with a pair of mittens will keep their head and hands warm on the chilliest day. Recipients will be very thankful for your brand every time they suit up for the outdoors. And a wooden coaster set has a woodsy, rustic feel perfect for resting a cup of cocoa on while in front of the fire. Clients and employees may even decide to keep their coasters (and your logo) displayed once the holidays are over.
A great way to stand out from other gift givers is to choose something not focused on the holiday. Select items that would normally be considered spring and summer items. For instance, send loyal clients and hardworking employees a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers. Or a paper tree embedded with flower seeds. Include instructions on how to plant and care for their indoor flowers and a note saying you’re looking forward to seeing your relationship grow.
Spread cheer with last-minute business gifts
With these last-minute business gifts perfect for clients and employees, you can spread the love even when you’re down to the wire. Now that’s something to celebrate!