For some people, it’s hard to imagine a life without their business partners. These are people we spend a lot of time with who understand how hard you’re working. Of course, you know how much they put themselves into your projects as well. So, we can say that the feelings are mutual. And to show them that you recognize all the hard work they put in, you might think about getting them a special gift. But, what to give to them? Are there such things as gifts your business partners will never forget? As a matter of fact, yes, there are. And today, you’ll learn what these are.
Now, the history of giving gifts is a long one and you probably have a few ideas of your own. However, we focused on things that go beyond traditional gift cards and notes. You probably know your business partner and what he or she likes better than anyone else — other than perhaps their mother or spouse. Giving a great gift is a good way to strengthen your relationship so should be something truly unique. Something they probably would not have bought for themselves but something that will put a smle on their face and make them appreciate you.
Things to know about the process
Whether you’re a business partner with this person for years or just starting cooperation, there are some things regarding gift-giving that you should keep in mind. Luckily for you, we’re experts in this field, so we made a list of things to consider before you start shopping. Here are some questions that you’re probably asking yourself as well as the the answers to them.
- Should I wait for the holidays to send a gift? The short answer is no. Although this is a common practice, you can choose what occasion works for you. So, if holidays are too far away, closing a deal is more than enough reason to do it.
- Am I overdoing it? It depends. The thing is that you don’t have to give out an expensive gift. Usually, simple things that come from the heart will work the best.
- Does the gift need to have a personality? Yes, of course. You don’t want your present to be stuffed in a drawer, do you? Don’t be afraid to put some character into it. Think of your relationship and find something that reflects it.
- Is my gift memorable? To get an answer to this question, think about the business gifts you’ve gotten through the years. Most likely, you don’t remember many pens and mouse pads you got. Your best bet is to go with something created just for them. And if you can make it personal, even better.
Getting a mug as a present is a classic. We know that, and we understand that you might be skeptical about it. But hear us out. We’re not talking about any cheap mug with a logo imprinted on the side of it. Instead, think about getting a high-end example. A fun mug will make them smile every time they use it.
If you pick right, they’ll use it at all times. And when they drink from it, they’ll think of you and your partnership. We don’t have to explain why this is a good thing.
And the best thing about these is that you can get them on very short notice. Let’s say you want to give a gift to your partner because you’re moving into a perfect office space. So, while in the middle of packing and waiting for your movers to arrive, you can order a cup online, and it can be on your partner’s table before the relocation is over.
A personalized, high-quality mug can go a long way as a gift.
Food gift baskets
You can’t go wrong with a quality food basket. It’s a perfect present for any occasion. However, if you put some time into it and pick carefully, it can be one of those gifts your business partners will never forget.
A food basket lets you unleash all your creativity. You can mix and match different flavors or put in only the things you know they like. You have plenty of choices here. On our site alone, you can find hundreds of food baskets. Is he or she a lover of different types of meats and cheeses. We have them too. There is one your friend will love, for sure. But if not, our specialty is custom gift baskets. Just call us at 928-774-729 or email us and let’s see what we can do to create that ultimate gift.
On the other hand, if your partner doesn’t like snacks, you can always go for a coffee or tea gift basket. Everyone needs a pause from time to time. So, why wouldn’t you make these breaks more enjoyable for the people you care for?
If you want to make your partner’s breaks sweet, surprise them with a tropical bundt cake.
A sports fan? We have gifts for sports fans, too!
Mini Zen Garden
Mini zen gardens are great for a couple of reasons. They cost almost nothing, but they’re more than attractive to anyone. The thing is in how soothing these can be. It’s a perfect mental escape for anyone who has had a rough day. And when your partner realizes that, he or she will be grateful. That, we can promise you.
They’re compact, fit on the table, and they’re a nice decoration. But, how can you make these even more special? By making them yourself, of course. You don’t even have to know how to do it. Watch a couple of YouTube videos, or check out this “do-it-yourself page” and you’ll be well on your way.
If you follow through with this, your present will be thoughtful, unique, and personal. These are the three most important traits you want your present to have.
Non-food gift boxes
Some may consider this type of present going outside the norm. And that’s exactly what we like about it. We know many people in all kinds of businesses, and for some of them, this is the best path you can follow. Since you probably know your partner well, you should have an idea of what they will love.
Non-food gift boxes have plenty of benefits. For starters, they’ll last longer. So, they’ll make a more significant impact as a gift. It’s not inappropriate to get your partner a pair of funny socks. If they laugh every time they see them, they’ll know who made them laugh. On the other hand, a box full of spa products alongside a cuddly teddy bear can be a perfect gift for your female business partner.
And for a gift that is small, inexpensive, and really unique, check out our dressed teddy bears. One of them is sure to make that partner’s day special.
These are just a few of the many ideas of gifts you can choose to show your appreciation to your business partner. There are gifts for other occasions as well that you can use as a sutile way to show you care. How about remembering their birthday? When someone close to them passes, a sympathy gift chosen just for them will touch their heart. Make sure you remember them when they have a new baby.
Take the time to choose special gifts just for them and your business relationship will be much closer, stronger, and more profitable. And all it takes is a few minutes and a few dollars.