Clients are very important for businesses. They are basically the reason why businesses are set up in the first. Businesses would, therefore, go to amazing lengths to attract new clients and to retain existing ones. With the advancement in technology and increased awareness, clients find themselves in the enviable position of having a lot of options to choose from for their corporate and business needs. Businesses that fail to adjust to the ever-growing demands of the modern client find themselves with very few clients or none at all. In the event that a client settles for a business, then the business should strive to offer the best products and/or services. A thank you gesture at the end of the business transaction would also go a long way to cement your relationship with the client. Here are a few gift ideas that businesses can opt for as a way of expressing gratitude to their clients.
- A fruit basket.
In these times of fatal lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, cancers, and obesity, a fruit basket is one of the best gifts that you can get your corporate client. A gift of this nature shows that you care about your client’s health and well-being and this will go a long way to enhance your business relationship even further. Fruits are also not that expensive and a basket of fresh fruits will hardly blow your budget. You can personally head to the market and pick the fruits yourself or have your assistant do it. Pick the freshest fruits are arrange them neatly on the basket. When sending over the basket to your client, send a personal note of gratitude with the basket as well. You client will not only appreciate the healthy message in the fruits but the personal message in the note as well.
- A gift card.
This is another option for businesses to show their gratitude to their clients. The benefit of gifting your client a gift card is that they can buy whatever they want with it. Most people consider gift cards to be impersonal but the mere fact the receiver’s options are unlimited when it comes to the items he or she can acquire makes them great gift options. They are particularly great as gifts to new clients since you are not yet sure what your client likes and you wouldn’t want to offend them with inappropriate gifts. You can send gift cards electronically but the best option would be to deliver them by post or by hand since you can include a personal note with the package.
Every office needs stationery for their business operation. The funny thing though is that most businesses fail to budget for these essential items and this is what makes stationery items a great gift for your clients. Think of the most essential items that your client uses on a regular basis such as pens, note pads, and paper clippers and send them over to your client as a gift. Add a personal note with the delivery for a lasting impression.
- A book.
Books also serve as great gifts for your clients. If you come across a great book that you feel will benefit one of your clients, then get them a hard copy of that book as a gift. In this age of e-books, hardcopy books create a lasting impression. The books can be inspirational or business books that will help your clients in their businesses. Send the book over with a personal note where you state why you think that particular book is ideal for that client. Your client will definitely appreciate the gesture and this will build your relationship even further.
- A potted plant.
If you have that client who is in love with nature, then a potted plant would be a great gift. The plant you send them should, however, require very little maintenance so as not to burden your client with plant maintenance duties. Some of the plants that are ideal as corporate gifts include money trees, bamboo plants, and bonsai. Plants would enhance the ambiance in your client’s office and serve as office decoration.