How to Choose the PERFECT Corporate Gift? A Guide for Busy Business Owners

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Imagine the positive impact you could make with a corporate gift that goes beyond the generic and truly resonates with the recipient. A rushed, impersonal choice can send the wrong message.

That’s why you need to choose your corporate gifts for clients and employees with finesse. According to a recent study, customers who receive a corporate gift are 83% more likely to do business with that company again. But what is considered a corporate gift and what’s the ideal one?

This guide offers actionable steps to help busy business owners like you select thoughtful, personalized gifts that strengthen relationships and leave a lasting impression.

The Perils of the Generic Corporate Gift and How to Avoid Them

In the world of corporate gifting, there are certain do’s and don’ts that you should be aware of. Especially the don’ts or the corporate gifting mistakes to avoid. Why is this important? Because generic corporate gifts can have negative consequences on your team and business.

A couple of these results may include a gift that’s tossed into a drawer, never to be remembered again or a gift that simply fails to make an impression, resulting in your business losing out on a valuable chance to connect and make an impact.

Choosing Corporate Gift Ideas for Clients and Employees

You can choose several corporate gift ideas for your clients or employees and even your remote employees. (Wondering how to show your appreciation for your remote team? Consider unique employee appreciation gifts for your remote workers.). However, you have to do it the right way. Luckily, finding the perfect gift doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Here’s how to ensure your gift hits the mark:

Know your audience (and a sneaky trick) 

Take the time to understand the recipient’s preferences. Consider dietary restrictions, interests, and company culture. But don’t just rely on memory! Check CRM notes for past interactions or social media profiles for clues about their hobbies. For example, you might just find out that someone has a special love for dark chocolate.

Consider the occasion 

A holiday chocolate gift, such as one for Christmas or Easter, might differ from a celebratory gift for a promotion. Tailor your choice to the specific event.

The power of personalization 

The bottom line is that a generic gift feels impersonal. Adding a custom touch shows you put extra thought into it. This is why you should consider giving personalized business gifts with messages, logos incorporated into the design, or handing over custom chocolate with a company logo. (P.S. The latter is usually the biggest hit, so it’s definitely worth considering).

Time-Saving Strategies for Busy Business Owners

You don’t have to navigate the corporate gifting world alone! Here are some ways to streamline the process:

Leverage technology 

Make technology work in your favor and use it for:

  • Pre-curated gift selections: Choose from pre-assembled chocolate gift boxes tailored to different occasions and budgets.
  • Easy customization: Personalized business gifts with logos, messages, and unique packaging can all be ordered directly on our platform. Browse our customization options or take a look at our ultimate guide for choosing a custom chocolate gift.
  • Automated delivery options: Schedule deliveries in advance and eliminate the stress of last-minute mailing.

Set a budget and stick to it 

Determine a realistic spending limit per recipient and avoid overspending or underspending. Both of these scenarios can be a headache to deal with. With overspending, you could create a feeling of obligation to return the favor, you could deal with tax issues, or you could be in breach of company policies for gift giving. On the other hand, if you underspend, you may cause offense or send the impression that you don’t really care too much about the gift or the recipient.

Plan in advance 

Another important piece of advice: Don’t wait until the last minute! Planning corporate gifts ahead of time allows for thoughtful selection and avoids rushed decisions.

The Totally Chocolate Advantage: Personalized Chocolate Gifts Made Easy

Totally Chocolate understands the challenges of corporate gifting for busy professionals. That’s why we offer a wide variety of delicious, high-quality chocolate gifts perfect for any occasion.

Wide variety of options 

From branded wrappers to large 1 lb and 2 lb chocolate bars with your company logo engraved on them, we have something for everyone.

Customization made simple

Personalize your gifts with company logos, messages, or a custom design and unique packaging. 

Quality and speed 

We use only the finest ingredients to craft our chocolates and ensure efficient delivery to meet your deadlines.

A Business Gift That Says It All: The Power of Lasting Impressions

By following these tips and leveraging the power of personalization offered by Totally Chocolate, you can choose the perfect corporate gift that strengthens relationships, boosts brand awareness, and leaves a lasting positive impression.

Ready to explore the possibilities? Browse our website for a wide selection of customizable chocolate gifts and find the perfect way to show you care.

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