With the holidays right around the corner, you’re probably tossing up what gifts to get your clients. As a startup, you want to make your budget for presents stretch as far possible, which means splurging on splashy gifts for your clients just isn’t reasonable. But a gift doesn’t need to be expensive to be appreciated – after all, it’s the thought that counts, right?
If you’re unsure of where to start when coming up with ideas, here are a few to get you in the Santa frame of mind:
If you have a healthy budget and/or a small client list, gifting a subscription box of goodies to be sent to their office monthly is a fun and welcome change from the usual office knick-knacks or hampers people receive. With a wealth of subscription services out there, you can pick something that suits your client, be it healthy snacks, skincare products, fashion and accessories, or even presents for their pet.
Mobile ring stands
If you want to give something techy that isn’t yet another USB drive, a mobile ring stand is a great option. These handy devices attach to the back of a phone and can be used either to prop your phone up on your desk or to thread a finger through while carrying it in hand so that there’s less chance of you dropping your phone. Whether or not you brand the ring stand is up to you, but even if you don’t, your client will remember you’re the one who gave them such a versatile and useful gift.
Reusable tote bags
It’s a fact of life that you can never have too many tote bags – especially as more and more shops provide incentives for customers who bring their own reusable bags. So don’t shy away from giving a quality tote to your clients. Even if it isn’t the zaniest present they’ll receive, it is a practical one, and they’ll make good use of it.
A travel adapter that can convert to fit any plug no matter where someone is in the world is not just sensible, but a much-appreciated and valued gift that your client will be sure to get a lot of mileage out of – both literally and figuratively.
A video message
If your budget is so tight it’s non-existent, that doesn’t mean you need to pass on gift-giving this year. Record personalised video messages for each of your clients, wishing them a wonderful holiday season – the sincerity and time you took out of your schedule to create something just for them will be won’t be forgotten in the New Year.