Top 10 Holiday Gifts for 2017 For Employees, Clients and Service Providers
Nov 3, 2017
The Top 10 Corporate Gifts for Christmas 2017
Christmas is around the corner and I previously wrote an article, "8 Tips to Choosing the Right Christmas Gift for Employees and Customers" that gave a good description in things to consider when deciding on your Holiday gifts, including price point, packaging, distribution, etc.
In this follow-up, I want to discuss the top 10 categories for Christmas gifts--to help make your gift buying easier.
1: Power Banks: Promotional power banks have led the list for the past few years - and now wireless power banks with Qi-technology are going to be on top of your Christmas list. The new Samsung, iPhone 8 and X, and most other smartphones all have wireless technology built-in--so people will be wanting a charger to keep up with this new technology. No more wires and charging cables.
2: Bluetooth Speakers: If your budget is above $20 per recipient, then you should consider custom printed Bluetooth speakers--again reaching the new cordless phones that have been coming out over the past 2 years. Bluetooth speakers are a popular item for millennials, but fits a large target audience with great branding all year long.
3: Flying Drones: Drone prices have dropped quite a bit the past 8 months--making branded flying drones a cost-effective Holiday gift with a tremendous amount of impact -- and a high "WOW"factor.
4: Gift Sets: If your budget per recipient is $50 or higher, than a gift set may have a great deal of appeal. We have hundreds of boxed gift sets in the $50+ Category-- and we can do custom packaging--and even drop shipping on most of these kits..which can help save you time, stress and money.
5: Backpacks: Embroidered backpacks serve as walking billboards for your company-- as it can be seen hundreds of times per day--giving you a very low cost per impression. Although Millennials and Gen Y-ers are often the first thought when considering backpacks as gifts, the appeal is much broader than that in terms of target audience. Don't sacrifice features when ordering backpacks-- the better the quality and the more the functionality, the longer it will be used-- and the lower your cost per impression will be.
6: High End Hoodies: Logo hoodies have been huge sellers over the past 5-6 years, and the past few months, there has been a huge increase in the quality, styling and the number of features built into them. If you can go above $30 per hoodie, then you will be able to give one that will become the recipient's favorite. Performance fabrics seem to be the latest rage, and things to consider include moisture wicking, antimicrobial, UV protection and heat retention.
7: Stainless Steel Tumblers: Yeti and S'well started the switch from plastic insulated tumblers to high end stainless steel tumblers-- and the category has been extremely popular the past few years. Be sure to look for stainless on both the inside and the outside and copper lining for maximum temperature retention. Vacuum insulation is fine, but the added copper lining coating between the the 2 layers is what sets the higher end brands from the more budget-oriented ones. You can find copper-lined stainless steel tumblers with your branding for about 1/3 the cost of the better known brands--with styling and features just as good.
8: Virtual Reality Headsets: If you are involved in tech, healthcare or education, promotional virtual reality headsets have been a sales leader this year. Most are under $20 and they are the type of gift that will be talked about and shared on social media.
9: Fitness Trackers: For about $35-$50, you can reward employees and clients with a gift of health and wellness, with precision imprinted fitness tracker watches. Help your recipients get the new year off to a healthy start.
10:Bluetooth Headphones: As the new phones come out without the auxiliary ports, Bluetooth headphones and earbuds are fast becoming a must-have gift item. If you are targeting the 20-35 year old niche, then headphones may well become their favorite stocking stuffer this year!
At the end of the day, year-end gifts should be a fun way to thank your employees, customers and service providers--while keeping your name and company top of mind.
Let us know how we can help select the right Holiday gifts for your brand.