The holiday season is a special time of year: a time for friends and family. As the holiday season approaches, people are busy making plans, stocking up for visitors and searching for the perfect present.
If you own your own business, you have another important job: finding a way to thank the clients and customers who make your endeavour possible, and profitable. If you want to enjoy a happy and financially successful new year, thanking your customers with the right holiday gifts is a great place to start. Here are 10 thoughtful ways to say thank you at this special time of year.
Brand your own wine bottles.
Adult beverages make great holiday gifts, and they are a staple of giving in the corporate world. If you want to say thank you, just pick a quality vintage, then top it off with your own custom-printed labels.
Offer a free month of service.
If you really want to say thank you to you most loyal customers, why not say it with free goods or services. The offer of a month, or even a week, of free service is a holiday gift that is sure to be remembered.
Spread the word with company-branded swag
From high-end pens and stationary sets to shirts and jackets, company swag always makes a great gift. This gift rewards your customers but it also serves as a valuable form of advertising.
Create custom gift baskets for your clients and customers.
Gift baskets are always appropriate for holiday giving, and a customized basket is even better. The more you know about your customers, the easier it will be to create truly customized gifts.
Make a donation in the customer’s name
For customers with a favourite charity, a donation in their name is always in appropriate holiday gift. You will feel good helping out a good cause, and your customers will appreciate your generosity.
Extend a party invitation
The holiday season is a time for celebration, so why not let your customers join in on the fun? If you are holding a holiday party, invite your customers to share in the festivities.
Give the gift of relaxation
Running a business is hard, but being a customer can be stressful as well. From massage gift certificates to spa days, the gift of relaxation will always be a welcome one.
Create memories with a custom family portrait
If you want to give a gift that will stand the test of time, book a family portrait sitting with a local photographer. Your customers will think of you every time they look at the wall.
Give them a night out
The gift of entertainment is always a good idea, so why not give your favorite customer a night on the town. Tickets to an upcoming event, or a gift card for a local theater, are great ways to say thank you.
Do something special for their kids
If your customers have kids, buying something special for them is a great way to say thank you. The more you know about your clients and their children, the better this gift will be.
The holiday season is the perfect time to thank the clients and customers who helped keep you in the black. Whether your business is brand new or decades old, thanking your customers is always the right thing to do. As the holiday season approaches, the 10 gift ideas listed above can help you say thank you in a classy and memorable way.