Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Corporate Business Gifts That Say WOW!

Your corporate business gift should have "WOW" written all over
it. Your business gift should stand out, it should be memorable
and most of all it should turn a few heads. It should amaze the

Let's face it, that traditional gift basket just doesn't cut it
anymore. Nor does that dusty bottle of wine or that heavy dull

Your company's employees, patrons and clients deserve more from
you. They need a business gift that goes beyond the 'normal
yawn' or 'that's nice!"

But creating or buying corporate business gifts that say WOW
takes a little bit of planning and time on the part of the giver.
However, like all things in life which take a little longer to
do, the rewards are worth it. The same applies here.

Maintaining high company morale is a sometimes forgotten aspect
of today's modern company or workplace. But creating a good
working atmosphere pays high dividends in more ways than one.
Savvy managers and bosses already know this and they also know
keeping everyone happy only adds to your productivity, no matter
what business you're pursuing.

However, like all gift-giving, it's not easy to find the perfect
corporate gift that will wow the receiver. Short of a Lear Jet,
here are some suggestions to increase the WOW factor in your next
corporate business gift.

1. WOW them with Personalization

Might sound a bit obvious but nothing is more desirable or
pleasant as seeing your own name on a well-thought-out gift. So
include a name plaque or engraving to show your real
appreciation. Remember, almost anything these days can be laser
engraved, so there's no reason not to personalize your gifts.

Moreover, whatever you give, make sure it relates to the person
receiving it. Relating the gift to an employee's interests and
hobbies is always more effective than a generic gift. Getting a
practical gift that you can actually use and benefit from will
greatly increase the wow factor.

2. WOW them with Uniqueness

Along the same lines, making your business gifts unique, one of a
kind, will obviously make them stand out. High quality
hand-crafted items and works of art can sometimes produce that
wow moment.

3. WOW them with Style

High style always wows the receiver. Make sure if you give
business related gifts they are stylish and in demand.
Fashionable gifts are always much more appreciated.

4. WOW them with Surprise

Everyone loves a surprise. So a surprise gift will always wow
them. Unexpected gifts can be the most fun; everyone expects the
Christmas Turkey Hamper but a half day surprise holiday will wow
them over to your side!

5. WOW them with High Tech

Truth be told, no one ever grows up. We are all still kids at
heart. We still like the latest toys, especially high tech toys
and gadgets that wow us.

So don't rule out giving the latest smart phone, PDAs that do
everything under the sun, LCD TVs that dazzle the eyes or
computer games that will have everyone jumping or looking on in

6. WOW them with Fun

All kids like to play and have fun. Corporate gifts don't have
to be dull and boring, instead spice them up by including the
element of fun. Have corporate sponsored games, parties or trips
to sporting events and concerts.

Think outside the workplace.

Cater to your workers' interests/hobbies and plan such things as
fine dining, hiking trips, wine tasting parties or trips to
Vegas. Whatever the majority of your clients and workers do to
have fun - within legal limits of course!

7. WOW them with Money

Money never loses its WOW factor! If all else fails or you just
plain forget, money always works. Bonuses and stock options have
been wowing them over for years. Probably always will, everyone
loves getting more money. Pay raises at the appropriate
gift-giving time will put a smile on everyone's face except your

8. WOW them with Emotion!

Remember, corporate business gifts are first and foremost just
gifts. The best gifts are the ones that surprises us and
literally makes us jump for joy. If we look a little deeper we
would probably discover gifts play a much more important role in
our lives.

Gifts fill an emotional need we all have, the need to feel
appreciated and wanted, whether it's from a loved one or from
the company we work for. Likewise, the reciprocal is also true,
the giver never forgets the feeling and joy of giving a gift.

Gifts work both ways.

Any company, boss, manager or worker can use corporate gift
giving to accomplish or fulfill these human needs. To make the
sometimes cold sterile workplace just a little more human. A
well-thought-out and heart-felt corporate business gift will show
the recipient just how much they are appreciated. And vice

Perhaps, underneath it all, whether we realize it or not, this is
the true corporate gift that really says WOW.

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Copyright (c) 2007 Titus Hoskins
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