Don’t let the process of corporate gift -giving cause you holiday stress.
It seems as though every day, more than once, someone is announcing the countdown to the holidays. While the growing anticipation is fun and exciting for many, the holidays can also cause surmounting anxiety- at home and at work. As if selecting and purchasing gifts for your friends and family isn’t stressful enough, most business owners have to factor in selecting and giving gifts to their clients and customers. And believe it or not, it can be fun to do. All that it takes is some thought sprinkled with a pinch of tradition.
It’s more fun to give than to receive
When deciding on your corporate gifts, it is suggested to give the same gift to all clients. Not only does it make for a smoother process leading up to the holidays, but it also shows that all clients are valued equally. Additionally, there can be no concern over favoritism.
Holiday Trends 2019
Wondering what is trending this holiday season? Delicious gourmet gifts, branded employee tech gifts and wine advent calendars just to name a few. Want to take it to the next level? Based upon the idea of team and employee engagement, Charm City Concierge suggests the ultimate gift: the gift of experience. Consider specialized team holiday luncheons, happy hours or wellness activities.
According to the National Research Center, Inc. (NRC), office parties can increase retention. “People are less likely to want to leave a company that shows appreciation and creates a welcoming work environment. Small celebrations provide a well-deserved break, especially as the holidays can be the busiest time of all. Employees return to their tasks happier. Happier employees create a happier company.”
Want to take the experience even higher? Art classes, wine tastings, live music and entertainment packages are available for teams and groups of all sizes. For an entire collection of holiday gift ideas that will suit any budget with style and charisma, view here.
Sprinkle it with tradition
To really show your clients that you appreciate them, it is suggested to deliver the gift in-person. If this is possible, it greatly reinforces the fact that you have taken the time out of your day (and the busy holiday season) to visit.
“Traditions are important in companies just as they are in families. And, nothing is more important than the annual traditions workplaces establish around the celebration of seasonal holidays. A holiday celebration builds positive morale which results in increased employee motivation.”
If you cannot deliver gifts personally, you need not fear of omitting a personal holiday touch. In lieu of sending pre-printed holiday cards, take a few moments to sign it yourself, with a sentence or two of a personalized message. Remember that in our fast-paced world, it is still important to feel individually acknowledged.
Before you say, “bah-humbug,” this holiday season, give Charm City Concierge a call. The holidays are approaching at a speedy rate and the expert team at Charm City Concierge is ready to help you take the stress out of corporate gift giving. Work Festive is our holiday campaign this year, so please take a few moments to watch our recent media spotlight that highlights our trendy holiday gifts and ideas here.