Whether you start in September or wait until the last minute, what to gift employees, clients and prospects for the holidays can cause Q4 conundrums for HR departments, salespeople and leadership alike. I asked our Corporate Gifting Concierge Team to share data about popular corporate gift ideas that you may want to consider for your holiday gift giving. (We also can send creative corporate swag, if you prefer.)
With GiftNow Corporate Gifting, we can source a variety of gifts from leading brands, which opens up gifting to a broader set of options so that you can gift more meaningfully and memorably to your valued recipients.
Popular Corporate Gift Ideas Can Use a Thematic Approach
A lot of gift givers like to use themes, depending on the time of year or sentiment they desire to express with the gifts. Most often, we find 5-10 gifts that they can offer to their recipients, allowing the recipient to choose the gift they’re most interested in. Here’s some of the most popular corporate gifts, grouped by theme, with a few bonus ideas.
One of the most popular corporate gift items is something you might never even think of: an air fryer! In fact, on our list of corporate gifting items, people have selected 10 different types of air fryers. If you don’t own an air fryer, you’re missing out. When I started at GiftNow, I was given a choice of selecting a gift. What did I get? An air fryer. And the first two gifts I gifted with GiftNow (to my parents and my daughter) were also air fryers. It became the talk of the family trying out new recipes and sharing them.
Other popular cooking- and food-related items include a Walnut grained butcher box, a French press coffee pot and milk frother, sweet hot mambo sauce, a cast iron skillet, a pizza baking kit and a wedge cheese board.
Maybe you’re interested in something more related to health? Look no further! Popular items in this category include yoga mats, resistance band kits, workout clothing and a collapsible foot bath. After a strenuous yoga session or band workout, a luxurious footbath sounds appealing.
Another popular category is cosmetics and health care-related items. Some of the more popular items include an exfoliating cassis body cleanser, color changing oil diffuser, a cold therapy massage roller ball, honey & yogurt glow nourishing cleanser with magnolia, and a hydrate-and-nourish beard conditioner. (I wish someone would give me that as a gift!)
Customized or Exclusive Gifts
Utilizing the GiftNow platform also takes the risk out of gifting clothing (work-from-home “athleisure” wear, anyone?) or even shoes, as gift recipients can select to fit their size, color and tastes.
Two other fun popular gift-list items sure to please:
- Converse high tops (one can never own enough pairs!)
- Marvin Gaye – Number 1’s: A beloved vinyl exclusive from one of our suppliers. Turntable not included but we can source those, too.
Gift Cards Remain Popular
Of course, gift cards remain popular with general merchandise, golf, home improvement, home electronics, cosmetics and food delivery gift cards being among the most coveted.
Some of our clients ask that we also offer the ability for the recipient to donate the value of their gift to a favorite charity. Popular charities include The Red Cross, Toys for Tots, and Feeding America.
Popular Corporate Gift Ideas: A Myriad of Options
There are lots of options for business leaders to choose from when selecting just the right gift for their employees, prospects and customers. These are just some ideas to get you started. The beauty of it is that there are so many options to choose from and that the recipient can choose just the right gift – helping to reduce their stress levels.
And GiftNow makes it easy. Here’s how:
- Provide us with your budget and work with our concierge team to select up to 10 product and/or gift card options from leading retailers or your corporate swag.
- Provide us with the recipients’ email addresses or cell numbers.
- Create a customized message and pick a delivery time.
Shazam! We handle the rest. The recipients provide their shipping info and there are no inventory or logistics for you to manage as the products or gift cards ship directly from the retailer.
September is here and the holidays are right around the corner. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you take advantage of popular gift ideas, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Payne is the Vice President of Corporate Marketing for GiftNow