Small Business Diva

January 29, 2008

Corporate Gift Giving Made Easy

Filed under: Recommendations,Small Business,Time Management — smallbusinessdiva @ 11:47 am
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I was just reading this Fresh Fruit post on My New Shiny Shoes that talks about giving fruit as a gift (actually, it was the gorgeous pic of a tray of mangoes that caught my attention!)

The post got me thinking about what other gifts you can send to people, particularly gifts to customers, suppliers or business associates, and even more specifically, gifts that you are not able to deliver in person, such as when the recipient is interstate.

I often think of sending gifts to associates, sometimes just for the sake of it or because I know they’re going through a difficult situation, but it’s usually the thought of packaging and sending the gift that puts me off the idea. So, I’ve decided to make a list of my favourite ideas so next time I want to send such a gift, I don’t have to stop and think about it too much.

I love the idea of the fruit gift, and then there’s the delicious gifts offered by Rainbow Designs. Getting away from food, the Beauty Banquet has some tasty looking soaps that would make a lovely gift package and Kylie from Tilda Virtual Services suggests giving clients/associates a subscription to a relevant magazine.

The thing I love most about these choices is that in all cases, they handle the postage and delivery of the gift! If you’re buying for someone in another country, a quick search online will usually come up with a number of suggestions – a great way to save time as well as shipping costs.

Do you have any other ideas for corporate gifts suggestions? If so, please share them… I’ll add them to my list 🙂

Here’s to your business success…



  1. Oh yes that’s a great tip. Giving away corporate gifts can surely help to improve business relationships.

    Comment by CorporateGifts — January 29, 2008 @ 5:03 pm | Reply

  2. i would like to add that corporate gifting is not only a mere object of appreciation but a part of your company’s identity that will stay with them for a period of time and at the same time it is so simple to bring a childlike smile on anybody’s face by presenting a gift:), isnt it ?

    Comment by pooja — January 29, 2008 @ 8:08 pm | Reply

  3. Great ideas! Some of my favorites are: customized stressballs, environmentally-friendly tote bags (to reduce plastic bag usage), insulated coffee mugs, and nalgene-type water bottles. Putting your logo on promotional products that people will actually use is key.

    Comment by J Horton — January 29, 2008 @ 11:52 pm | Reply

  4. Thanks for the great ideas.

    I agree Pooja, it’s so easy to bring a smile to someebody’s face, that’s why I like to sometimes send a gift ‘just for the sake of it’, not just for birthdays and Christmas.

    Comment by smallbusinessdiva — January 30, 2008 @ 6:42 am | Reply

  5. I love the idea of giving plants or small trees as corporate gifts as it makes it seem very personal in some way.

    Comment by Michelle — February 1, 2008 @ 6:37 pm | Reply

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    Comment by san6581 — March 26, 2008 @ 5:21 pm | Reply

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