END OF YEAR CORPORATE APPRECIATION GUIDE

Hassle-free company gifting during the holiday season.

GIVING BY THE NUMBERS

Most of us ask a lot of the last few months of each year. It’s a time to reflect, gather and celebrate with friends and family. It’s also the time for holiday parties, shopping, gifting, hosting and traveling. And, for most companies, it’s the time of year to show appreciation to clients, customers and employees.

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80% of companies host a holiday
party with related gifts and prizes

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44% of companies give year-end
company gifts or awards

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58% of companies give client
or vendor appreciation gifts

That’s a lot of company celebrating and gifting adding to an already packed season!
With so much already going on this time of year, company gifting can be overwhelming to the gifter and underwhelming to the giftee. What’s more, many companies with annual budgets will face additional pressure to stock up on branded gear before their budget expires at year’s end.

The good news is that Corporate Specialties is here to help.

HOLIDAY CORPORATE GIFTING WITHOUT THE STRESS

These simple tips can help you make the most of your year-end giving opportunities.

Food is a popular gift item around this time of year—so much so that your thoughtful, edible gift might get lost in the shuffle.  Did you know that we have many delicious gift options that can be personalized with your company imprint and mailed?   You might also consider a tower of savory treats like nuts, coffee or charcuterie to further stand out from the primarily sweet selections that circulate during the season.

MAKE THINGS TASTY & PERSONAL

Food is a popular gift item around this time of year—so much so that your thoughtful, edible gift might get lost in the shuffle. Did you know that we have many delicious gift options that can be personalized with your company imprint and mailed? You might also consider a tower of savory treats like nuts, coffee or charcuterie to further stand out from the primarily sweet selections that circulate during the season.
Many companies plan their gifting to fall between Thanksgiving and December 25th causing an intensely compressed few weeks of gifts and holiday celebrations.  Consider planning your party or company gifting for early in the New Year instead.  Recipients and company party-goers will be thrilled and surprised at the extended fun, and might even enjoy your generosity more when it’s not shoehorned into the year’s busiest season.

EXTEND THE FUN INTO THE NEW YEAR

Many companies plan their gifting to fall between Thanksgiving and December 25th causing an intensely compressed few weeks of gifts and holiday celebrations. Consider planning your party or company gifting for early in the New Year instead. Recipients and company party-goers will be thrilled and surprised at the extended fun, and might even enjoy your generosity more when it’s not shoehorned into the year’s busiest season.
In keeping with a New Year giving theme, why not use the opportunity to add some wellness to your company culture?  Imprinted health items like workout towels, water bottles, gym bags, pedometers and jump-ropes are a great way to kick-start a healthy year and show your employees you care about their health and longevity.  Consider adding a social element by setting up lunchtime walk sessions or scheduled healthy potlucks in company break rooms.

KICK OFF A YEAR OF HEALTH AND RENEWAL

In keeping with a New Year giving theme, why not use the opportunity to add some wellness to your company culture? Imprinted health items like workout towels, water bottles, gym bags, pedometers and jump-ropes are a great way to kick-start a healthy year and show your employees you care about their health and longevity. Consider adding a social element by setting up lunchtime walk sessions or scheduled healthy potlucks in company break rooms.
Consider supporting a cause or charity to extend holiday generosity and goodwill.  Instead of promoting a gift exchange with employees, consider an “angel tree” where employees can pick a name and donate gifts to those in need.  Collect items for a silent auction, or offer a raffle at your holiday gathering with proceeds going to a local charity.  Or, consider purchasing company gift items from an organization that donates a portion of proceeds to charity.

DO SOME GOOD

Consider supporting a cause or charity to extend holiday generosity and goodwill. Instead of promoting a gift exchange with employees, consider an “angel tree” where employees can pick a name and donate gifts to those in need. Collect items for a silent auction, or offer a raffle at your holiday gathering with proceeds going to a local charity. Or, consider purchasing company gift items from an organization that donates a portion of proceeds to charity.
Asking for help and a professional opinion is the smart thing to do—especially when you’re already swamped.  Professional party planners can handle some, or all, of the details needed for a memorable holiday gathering.  And, a Corporate Specialties personal promotional marketing consultant is always on hand to help you find the perfect SMART Swag for any occasion. Click here to schedule a quick consultation, or call us at 248-538-4700.

LET THE PROS HANDLE IT

Asking for help and a professional opinion is the smart thing to do—especially when you’re already swamped. Professional party planners can handle some, or all, of the details needed for a memorable holiday gathering. And, a Corporate Specialties personal promotional marketing consultant is always on hand to help you find the perfect SMART Swag for any occasion. Click here to schedule a quick consultation, or call us at 248-538-4700.

CORPORATE GIFT IDEAS WE LOVE

Wine Bags

Fitness Resolution Kit

Snuggle Up Gift Set

Holiday Lip Balm Gift Set

LET’S GET STARTED

You can get started with the perfect branded corporate gift idea in as little as 10 minutes.
Schedule an appointment with your personal promotional marketing consultant by clicking below or call us now at 248-538-4700.