In Southern California, where Garuda Promo & Branding Solutions is based, temperatures are hovering in the high 80’s/early 90’s. So, it’s difficult to imagine the holidays are nearly here. Nevertheless, despite scorching temps, now is the time to start ordering holiday gifts. Preparing now will save you on shipping costs while ensuring you have access to the hottest personalized gifts available for your clients, donors and friends.
Why You Should Gift
Etiquette Specialist Leah Ingram, who authored the book, “Gifts Anytime: How to Find the Perfect Present for Any Occasion,” says, “It is better to err on the generous side as holiday gifts are not just a nice gesture. They are also a smart marketing tool.”
If you are on the fence about whether you should send gifts to your clients, the answer is Yes! It’s always a good idea to show gratitude and appreciation in the conclusion of the business you’ve done this year and get ready for new beginnings in the new year.
With so many gift options, what should you choose to ensure a successful gift-giving campaign?
5 Holiday Gift Guidelines
If you don’t want your item tossed into the garbage, make it something your client-base will use on a regular basis.
Although we shy away from gifting items that feature a large logo to promote your own brand, tag yourself in an inconspicuous place, to remind the recipient of who gave them the present.
The branding to prominently feature is your client’s name. For example, consider laser engraving, custom inkjet or screen-printed options.
- Perfectly Timed
Don’t let your gift arrive with everyone else’s. If you want to stand out, your gift should arrive early enough to break through the white noise but close enough to that your client understands your reason for the gift.
- Respectful of Cultural Differences
Before ordering something, make sure you do due diligence to research recipients. What is thoughtful to one culture could offend someone in another.
Great Gift Idea Categories
Beanies, scarves, socks, jackets are all excellent choices. Opt for luxurious fabrics, functional garments that your clients are more likely to wear. We carry name brands such as North Face, Patagonia, Nike, Eddie Bauer, Columbia, and more.
- Travel Gear
Computer backpacks, messenger bags, duffle bags get carried through meetings, cross-country travels and are sure to give your company logo lots of ROI. Select products that are durable, good quality that lasts. We are authorized decorators for brands such as Basecamp, Ogio, Samsonite, High Sierra.
Premium stainless-steel travel mug, stainless steel tumbler, stainless steel water bottle, camping mug style tumbler with double wall insulation is must-haves; the latest trend is full color full wrap printing, and laser engraved logo. Many of our bottles and tumblers can be printed with stock background with your logo to make it unique and stand out.
For those who are always on the go or love the latest tech gadgets, consider wireless mobile charger, premium Bluetooth speaker with voice commands like the JBL Link Google Assistant Speaker, earbuds and headphones. Our improved print technology allows us to print full bleed, full color images onto some of these items to give you the maximum logo exposure.
- Gourmet Foods
If you aren’t sure of your client’s habits, consider this: everybody eats! Consider nuts, chocolate, premium candy packaged in luxurious packaging such as Sugarfina or chocolate bars with your client’s logo, molded into the chocolate. Don’t forget about packaging! Our gourmet foods can be customized with elegant and colorful gift box with ribbons and stickers to create the full experience!
About Garuda Promo & Branding Solutions
Led by a team of skilled professionals with years of experience in promotional items and advertising specialties, Garuda features a sourcing platform which includes more than 3,500 vendor partners. We offer manufacturing capabilities that cover any custom products imaginable. We serve companies large and small, with a mission to market our clients’ businesses with fun, out-of-the-box promotional products. Our experience enables us to imprint many promotional products right here in Los Angeles! Our policy of being on time, reliable and solving crises will help take your company to the next level. For holiday gift ideas or more information, call today (323) 379-4887 or contact us online.