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Helpful ideas for choosing the best business gifts for clients and customers

Consider the following tips when finding and buying the best corporate gifts for very important people.

You’re a businessman, an entrepreneur with lots of clients and business contacts. It’s common practice that you provide them with simple gifts whether there’s an occasion or not. But in the first place, do you have any idea what you can give them?

The peak season for gift-giving is just around the corner so you should be ready. It won’t hurt to make a list so you can already compute your budget for it and maybe, start shopping already.

So, it’s time to impress your clients, especially for the coming year-end holiday season. Since they are clients, it is a must to elicit a positive and lasting impression from them to make sure you and your service or brand will resonate (in short, they will remember you and your company) in their minds. Remember, your clients are not just anyone you know; corporate gifts are not like ordinary presents, they’re not just any token. These gifts should be special.

If finding suitable corporate gifts is a dilemma for you and your business each year, consider the following suggestions:


Don’t wait for the holidays — all other businesses choose this time to give and your present may just end up lost in a pile with several other gifts, not catching the recipient’s attention. Why not be different and send a gift in the middle of the year or during the lean season between July and September? Anytime is a great time to show clients your appreciation and gifts are so much more memorable when they come unexpectedly.


A dose of creativity will not just save you money, it will also make the task of gift giving fun and exciting. There is no need to break the bank or make the process of finding corporate gifts complicated. Do your homework and take note of the gift recipient’s lifestyle as well as their likes and dislikes. Aim to personalize and for sure, the gift receiver will better appreciate your gesture.


While it’s not advisable to spend too much on business gifts, it is also not good to go for the obviously cheap. Thus, when looking for gifts, be sure to select items that will give you value for money. Don’t settle for low-quality items that will inevitably just bring embarrassment to you and your brand. In the face of a limited budget, go back to your client research and think about what would be useful to them. A functional and practical everyday gadget need not be costly.

One last suggestion: just so you’d be guided, there is annual show where you can find the best business gifts, premiums, promotional ideas and merchandise incentives, or check out the latest trends when it comes to corporate gifts. Just be present at the Corporate Giveaways Annual Buyers’ Show 2019 on June 18-20 at the SMX Convention Center Manila and you’ll be surprised at the kind of show they have for gift buyers out there. Admission is absolutely free. For more information, visit

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