Christmas gifts that keep on giving! How to create a lasting impact.

 Christmas gifts that keep on giving! How to create a lasting impact.

Sometimes there is nothing better than giving a hamper full of festive treats to say thank you to your customers. You will certainly make them feel appreciated and that warm feeling is likely to live on well beyond eating the last mince pie.

However, if you are looking for a promotional gift that will keep reminding people about your brand, then a practical gift that’s used throughout the year is an excellent choice.

According to research by the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA), product usefulness is the top priority when buying promotional products. And more than 90% of people who responded to their survey have at least one promotional item on their desk, with personalised pens, notebooks and mugs, being the most common items.

But practical doesn’t have to be boring. There is a huge choice of corporate gifts available which can create a lasting impact, so we’ve put together a few examples of Christmas gifts that will keep on giving!

·         Personalised Pens: OK so a pen might not be the most creative choice, but if you pick a good one, people will use it time and time again, giving your brand more exposure than most marketing campaigns. We have a huge range available, from colourful novelty pens to stylish Parker and Cross rollerballs – and everything in between.


·         Branded Notebooks: Even in this digital age, a notebook is one of the most common desk items, coming just after pens in the popularity stakes. There are some pretty passionate stationery lovers out there that will appreciate a notebook as a gift, particularly if you opt for a gorgeous set with matching sticky notes, or an executive organiser in a smart leather case.


·         Promotional Mugs: Many of us have a particular mug that we like to drink out of, and 60% of people even have an emotional attachment to their favourite mug (according to research by Heinz)! Mugs are kept longer than any other promotional item, so it can give your brand some serious staying power. If you want to give a little something extra, you could add a hot chocolate spoon and marshmallows to create the perfect winter warmer!


·         Electronics and technology: If you are looking for something a little bit special this Christmas, there are some amazing, affordable gadgets which will not only be very popular with your customers, they will be used time and time again. WIFI speakers, Bluetooth headphones, USB hubs, selfie sticks, tripods and action cameras are just some of the options available.


·         Tools and gadgets: Handy items such as good quality corkscrews, tool sets, torches and ice scrapers are likely to make that all important transition from the office into the home or car, giving an extra dimension to your branding. Plus, it’s a good opportunity to align the product with your business messages, highlighting benefits such as fixing, opening, creating clarity etc.


There are many other useful gift ideas, from bags and umbrellas to golf balls and clothing. So, if you are looking for something that’s going to make your customers happy and stand the test of time, please get in touch and we’ll help you pick a practical gift that’s the right choice for your business.