By Indi Rooney
Like it or not, the holidays are upon us and now is the perfect time to show your appreciation of coworkers, employees, clients or partners. You can even stay in front of potential customers with a small reminder that you’re thinking of them as we close out what is guaranteed to be one of the weirdest years of our lives.
We have a few golden tips for you as you plan your corporate holiday gifting:
• Personalization is a nice touch that makes even a small gift seem extra special. You don’t have to just slam your logo on an item and call it good. That can sometimes be tacky. Instead, include a handwritten note or festive holiday card with a real signature.
• Think about who will receive the gift. Make sure you are aware of any rules or policies that come with accepting gifts. Some industries are pretty buttoned up. There may be dollar amount limits or prohibited items you should avoid (such as alcohol).
• Set a budget and brainstorm accordingly. Be fun and creative, and don’t forget about shipping or delivery costs when you budget.
Now the best part! Here are some corporate gifting ideas to get you started:
Food baskets are awesome. During this time of COVID, you can even find items that are individually wrapped so whole offices can share the goodies safely. We recommend Harry & David’s iconic Royal Riviera® Pears or Cheryl’s Cookies festive buttercream frosted cookies.
Tech products are always popular work gifts as they can be useful both in and out of the office. Chic phone cases, extra power cords or power banks are great options. Verizon has a variety of phone accessories that will make even the grumpiest techie shiver with delight.
Believe it or not, there are people who love office supplies. And, as a gift giver, what’s not to like about discounted office supplies. At first, it may seem impersonal to gift basics such as staplers and paper clips, but it’s all in the choosing. Office Depot has some amazing, fun products including fancy paperclips in cool shapes and the iconic red Swingline® 747® Stapler.
No matter what you decide, NPP members save on thousands of items from excellent brands that you know and trust, including those mentioned above. We feel confident that you can flex your membership and choose the perfect gift for your gift giving needs.
Encourage your employees to sign up too for employee eligible deals (including the ones above). NPP membership is always free and there’s no obligation to purchase… but we think you’ll find plenty of stuff you like.
The team at NPP wishes you and your team the happiest of holidays! Good luck with your gift shopping!
About National Purchasing Partners (NPP)
NPP is a longstanding savings provider for businesses and their employees. By leveraging the purchasing power of more than 300,000 members, NPP provides top-tier discounts and special pricing to companies of all sizes. NPP is owned by non-profit hospitals and a substantial portion of our proceeds help support medical research at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) in Seattle, Washington.