If you are the head of a corporation, small or large, one of your responsibilities is to give corporate Christmas gifts to your employees and business contacts. The last thing you want is to look like a cheap or boring boss at the Christmas party.
Here are 3 proven-to-please corporate Christmas Gifts:
1)A personalized gift. Don’t worry, you don’t have to become Martha Stewart over night here. A good example of a personalized gift is to have an item engraved with the company logo and the name of the employee or business contact. An engraved card case, desk set or travel alarm clock would make perfect corporate Christmas gifts.
2)A Magazine Subscription. Who doesn’t like to receive in the mail every month a magazine about their favorite hobby? The first thing to do is to send a one-question survey by email to your employees asking them what their favorite hobby is. The survey is extremely easy and quick to do and will serve two purposes.
The first one is that you will get to know your employees a little bit more, which is never a bad thing. Knowing what your employees are passionate about will help you understand them better and give you a subject of conversation when you meet them in the elevator, at the Christmas party or in the meeting room while waiting for the others to arrive.
The second purpose served here is, of course, knowing what corporate Christmas gifts to order. With your list of employees and their favorite hobby, it will be quite easy to subscribe them to a magazine covering all there is to know about their hobby. You will probably have lots of golfers in the group so a subscription to Golf Digest or Golf World would certainly make them happy and you popular.
3)A gift certificate. Contrary to what you might think, giving a gift certificate is not considered a “lazy” gesture, but quite the opposite. You are showing your employees and business contacts that you care and want to offer them a gift that you are sure that they will like and find useful.
What’s the point of spending money on corporate Christmas gifts that will end up in the garbage? None, of course. With a gift card, you are sure this won’t happen. Whatever the item your employee or business contact will decide to buy with it will be a winner for sure.
As you can see, it’s not that hard to offer corporate Christmas gifts that won’t put a hole in your budget and that will make your employees and business contacts very happy.
One last recommendation: if you have to ship your corporate Christmas gifts to your business contacts overseas, make sure to order your gifts no later than the end of October.
Remember that you have to consider both the time it will take to receive the gifts, especially if you choose personalized gifts, and the time it will take for shipping them. The busiest season for the postal services is Christmas so don’t wait until the last minute to order and ship your corporate Christmas gifts.