A “thank you” gift is a lovely way to say thank you for being included in a business deal and a great way to stay on people’s minds in a way that makes them think of you positively later down the road. A nice bottle of wine or a gift card are always great gifts, but is there any way to make Thank You gifts to work harder for you?
Sauces and Spice and Everything Nice!
Have you ever thought of creating your own dip, hot sauce, or a special blend of spices? Gifts like this are great because it has a greater chance to be used with their friends who will want to know where the product came from; these gifts are also great because something like a sauce has a greater chance of being used repeatedly which means they’ll be thinking of you for a much more extended period of time. These gifts can also make you seem more thoughtful, dedicated and resourceful. The first step is deciding on the type of gift, try an all-purpose seasoning; these are great because they have longer shelf lives and since it’s all-purpose, you’re increasing the chance that it will be used on many occasions. You can find a recipe easily these days on sites like Pinterest or even a simple google search. Next purchase some glass containers, usually these can be obtained rather inexpensively but still look great. Come up with a name that ties your personality to the product like “Susan’s Secret Spice” and creates a sleek label to adhere to the container. This will really create the wow factor you’re looking for.
If your clients like spending time outdoors, give them something they’ll see whenever they kick back with friends and family on the patio. Lawn gnomes, stained glass sculptures, and lawn ornaments are all great choices especially if there is space at the bottom to leave a short message. It can be as simple as “Congratulations on your new house” with your signature and date. If the house has a pool, a set of monogrammed pool towels are very thoughtful.
Something for the Animal Lover
Does your client have pets? Many people think of their pets as members of the family, they celebrate their birthdays and even include them in gift giving at the holidays. Remembering to get a gift for your clients’ pets can make as big an impact on an animal lover as a gift for children. You can find a special “Treat Container” at local pet stores, or on sites like Ebay and Etsy and fill the container with specially crafted morsels the pet will enjoy for weeks later. The client will remember you everytime they see the container you picked out for them!