NexPoint Guide to Holiday Gifting
The holidays are a time to gather with family, friends, colleagues and clients to celebrate and give thanks to one another. Alongside the joys of the season, the themes of giving and coming together are ever present. While these gestures aren’t always necessary, even the smallest act can speak volumes to your clients. We’re sharing some of our favorite holiday season ideas that are sure to impress anyone on your list.
Holiday Themed Treats
The holiday season is synonymous with indulgence and this gift recommendation is no exception. Sending a client assorted holiday treats is a conventional way to impress both businesspeople and their families alike. Perhaps even more compelling, last-minute shoppers can rejoice as this gift also involves a quick turnaround time.
Whether at home or in office, most individuals spend a copious amount of each day at a desk. Take inventory of your desk and identify which trinkets are used most. Some that come to mind are a phone charger, notebook and speaker; all items that present an opportunity to feature your company logo. Gifting items that are both useful and branded ensures clients have eyes on your logo for a guaranteed 40+ hours a week.
Listening never goes out of style. Use the insights you gather from speaking to your clients to choose the perfect personal gift for them. If your client has mentioned they have a furry friend at home, send them something for their family pet. If you worked with them to financially prepare to install their dream backyard pool, a summer-themed gift basket is a great choice. If their children are headed to college, perhaps a collegiate shirt or other trinket would stand out. Send the golfer golf balls with a logo, send the planner a 2022 agenda and the coffee lover a monogrammed mug. People want to feel heard and cared for, so by taking these extra steps to be thoughtful you’re already getting their attention.
Holiday Lunch Invitation
The month of December amidst holiday events and school plays can be hectic. Taking the time to invite a client to a lunch or happy hour is a touch point that may be a breath of fresh air. Choose somewhere with your client’s convenience in mind and use the occasion to discuss both business and pleasure. In a season where they’re likely focused on everyone else’s needs around them, it may be nice to just relax and enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle.
Likely the least expensive- yet still thoughtful- gift is a simple holiday card. Some kind words about your working relationship and well wishes for the new year can go a long way. A generic card from a local store or a personally designed version with a photo of your team will both impress.
In the end, whether you’re gifting a box of cookies or simply a holiday card, you are sure to be memorable in the new year.