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Client Appreciation Gifts
If you’re like me you like to spoil your clients every once and a while. I like to give out tiny gifts for Christmas, Valentines, birthdays, my business anniversary and new client gifts. Everyone likes getting gifts. My clients love the surprises and have even told me it adds to their loyalty to me. After being in the business for 10 years I have given out hundreds of gifts. I want to share with you some of the ideas I have used and some of the way I have saved money.
Supplies to keep on hand
I want to start with a few things I always keep on hand. You may already have some of these but most you can pick up in the city or if you are a one-stop shopper order online.
A stack of business cards and discount cards. See my post here for more about how to use business cards and where to get them from.
I purchase a bulk roll of ribbon on in my business colors and keep that on hand at all times. I get mine from Gales wholesale in Regina, but you can check out any craft store. Also, you can have ribbon made with your business logo on it!I get this ribbon from Zazzle. I use this ribbon to wrap packages, attach gift cards to gifts and more.
Stickers with your logo and business information are super important too. I used to order them from Vistaprint but I have found better quality through Zazzle. And if you keep your eye out Zazzle has quite a few sales so the price is comparable.
Cellophane bags in assorted sizes come in handy. I also usually get these at Gales wholesale. You can fill these bags with gifts, candies, snack mix gum or just about anything. A quick search on Amazon came up with hundreds of options too.
The actual client appreciation gifts ideas were probably the hardest to come up with. For the longest time I was picking up sample sizes at the beauty supplier’s but that quickly became costly. I do keep a few of the sample on hands but I only give them to clients with specific needs that I hope will actually purchase that retail item in the future.
If I plan ahead by a few months I usually pick stuff up at aliexpress. These are items that come directly from manufacturers (usually China). I’ve gotten some smoking cheap items and have been able to dress them up nicely with my business stickers and ribbons. Some of the more popular items have been:
FYI Most of these gifts are less than $1.00 but rang up to $3.00 per piece
There are literally thousands of items to purchase. If you want to just search yourself check out this link
For my international readers
I have a number of readers from the USA and the United Kingdom so I also want to include a few other unique client gifts that are not available in Canada (yet) (unless you have someone down there that can ship them up to you.)
No matter what you pick I’m sure your clients will love them. Any gift you give them will increase their loyalty to you. If you looking for other items that you want personalized, check out our design store- Zazzle