Corporate Gift Buying Checklist - Decide What to Give

Written by
Kyle Sherman
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December 8, 2021 at 8:00:00 AM PST December 8, 2021 at 8:00:00 AM PSTth, December 8, 2021 at 8:00:00 AM PST

Personalized custom engraved gifts convey that festive feeling you want with a corporate holiday gift.

Here’s another installment of our Corporate Gift Buying Checklist. How do you choose that perfect corporate gift for your clients and your employees?

Decide What to Give

The biggest and most time-consuming challenge of any gift buying is knowing what to buy! You can consider singular presents for particular clients or employees, although it may be difficult to know their personal likes and dislikes. These types of gifts are best when you know the client or employee’s personal preferences, such as hobbies and interests. You can also consider one gift that you buy in bulk and customize for recipients with their names, dates or special messages.

Consider Cultural Differences

Keep in mind that every country and culture will have their own rules regarding corporate gift giving that may apply to your client list or staff – especially if you do business globally. As an example, a gift is never wrapped in white if you are in China, because the color white symbolizes death.

The “holiday season” also means different things to different cultures. For instance, here’s a list of dates for the various upcoming holidays:

September 15, 2021 – Yom Kippur (Jewish)

November 4, 2021 – Diwali (Hindu)

November 25, 2021 – Thanksgiving Day (Interfaith)

December 8, 2021 – Bodhi Day (Buddhist)

December 16, 2021 – Posadas Navidenas (Christian)

December 21, 2021 – Yule/Winter Solstice (Interfaith)

December 25, 2021 – Christmas Day (Christian) and the start of Hanukkah (Jewish)

December 26, 2021 – Kwanzaa (African American)

January 1, 2017 – New Year’s Day (Interfaith)

Planning in advance to find the most appropriate gift based on what you know about your clients and employees. They’ll appreciate it, and thank you for your thoughtfulness.

Personalize Plaques for Holiday Gifts at PlaqueMaker

Share favorite moments of your company’s history, design inspirational sayings or thank clients and employees for all the good things they do with our custom holiday gift plaques. We offer full-color and engraved styles. Our plaques may be printed with your message and full color logo or clip art.

Take a look at other installments of our Corporate Gift Buying Checklist here.