Imagine it’s the holiday season, and your company is gearing up to express gratitude to clients, partners, and employees. You want to make a lasting impression that reflects your brand’s values and appreciation.

How will they feel when opening the box? It’s the warm, small gestures that count. Plus, it is strategic.

To answer the question, ‘Why is corporate gifting important?’ Well, it is more than just giving a gift; you create an experience. That simple gesture drives connections, nurtures loyalty, and makes an impactful impression (your coffee mug almost always comes to the rescue when employees need an extra caffeine refill).

In this article we’ll examine why corporate gifting is essential for businesses that want to strengthen their relationships with their staff, clients, and potential customers. Next, we’ll tell you how to execute impactful gifting strategies effortlessly. Or, if you just came for some ideas, check out some of our best corporate gifts here.

Need to Skim? Key Takeaways

  • Strengthen bonds with clients and employees by commemorating milestones and showing appreciation through corporate gifts that truly resonate.
  • Personalized gifts for remote employees are a powerful way to express gratitude and reinforce their connection to the company, no matter where they are.
  • The Imprint Engine squad can help streamline your gifting strategies by giving you an all-in-one experience. From design to fulfillment, we’ve got you covered.

Table of Contents

  1. Build Relationships & Connections
  2. Connect With Global & Remote Teams
  3. Build a Brand Experience
  4. Creates More Opportunities for Employee Recognition
  5. Stay Top of Mind Amongst Clients & Partners
  6. How Imprint Engine Streamlines Your Gifting Strategies
  7. Create a Corporate Gifting Strategy That Makes an Impact

1. Build Relationships & Connections

Corporate gifting is more than just exchanging gifts; it’s about building lasting relationships and fostering a sense of community. For those in charge, it is a balancing act keeping both employees and clients happy (along with your other long list of todos). Gifts can speak volumes for celebrating milestones, expressing gratitude, or simply showing thoughtfulness in a small gesture.

For example, if you gift branded notebooks or stylish mugs with your company’s logo, it’s not just about the item itself but the sentiment behind it.

These gifts constantly convey a message of the strong bond between your company and its clients, and in the process – whether they are aware of it or not- help solidify business partnerships.

Additionally, giving branded merch to employees fosters a sense of pride and belonging to the company. It helps when the merchandise is high-quality, too.

If you’re looking for employee appreciation gift ideas, we’ve got you covered!

2. Connect With Global & Remote Teams

When was the last time you received a surprise out of the blue? Here’s a trick many don’t know when working with remote employees. Sending them customized gifts that acknowledge their hard work and importance to your company from time to time shows appreciation – despite the physical distance.

Imprint Engine comes into play, particularly in this area, because we make it easier for corporate gifts to be sent worldwide. With our seamless logistics and shipping solutions, you can effortlessly connect with your remote teams, no matter where they are located. Please think of us as your one-stop-shop gifting agency.

Besides gifting, there are many other ways to make virtual employees feel like they are a part of the team. For ideas to show your appreciation, check out this article.

3. Build a Brand Experience

See! The market is crowded, and it takes something special to get noticed. One way to stand out from the pack is by creating a memorable experience for the people you work with – clients, partners, and your employees.

Instead of just handing out random trinkets that never get used, think about creating a gift experience that genuinely reflects your brand and what it’s all about—something they won’t forget anytime soon and would gladly show their friends. Perhaps a sweet golf shirt?

Don’t forget that Imprint Engine can also come in here and help you create unique merchandise and promotional products for brands. Our design and product experts ensure each gift reflects your brand’s values and leaves a lasting impression on the recipient.

4. Creates More Opportunities for Employee Recognition

How much does praise boost your motivation? Appreciation goes a long way. While getting lost in the day-to-day tasks is easy, showing your employees you appreciate them is one crucial way to keep them happy and motivated. Corporate gifting lets you say “thank you” realistically, whether for a job well done, hitting a big goal, or just everyday effort.

Why is corporate gifting important? Corporate gifts are a meaningful way to thank employees for acknowledging great work, reaching milestones, or showing appreciation for daily efforts. All the while, it can also mean higher employee retention (yay!)

5. Stay Top of Mind Amongst Clients & Partners

A well-timed gift can keep your brand in people’s minds. Corporate gifting is a strategic tool to ascertain you’re remembered long after the handshake.

Sending meaningful items like threaded jackets or coffee mugs leaves a lasting impression and connects with recipients personally. Hello! They use these items every day (and the best part, your name is on it!)

It is the little things that count. Gifting is a great way to show consistency in how you show up when it is not only about a business deal. If you’re interested in learning more about creative corporate gift ideas you can read our related blog post.

How Imprint Engine Streamlines Your Gifting Strategies

At Imprint Engine, success starts with a long-term mindset. In our initial meetings, we explore your gifting objectives. How can we help you strengthen your relationships? What look are you going for?

Then, we designs develops and distributes corporate gifts from that initial meeting with you with efficiency and reliability. It is pretty neat to have a one-stop-shop for all your gifting needs.

Product Sourcing & Vendor Relationships

Imprint Engine has many relationships with vendors worldwide. That means access to sought-after, high-quality materials. We also prioritize working with those who supply sustainable and ethically sourced materials.

Every part of the Imprint Engine process and deliverable is quality and shows craftsmanship. Products are consistent with the promise of staying “on-brand.”

Artists & Designers

At the heart of every memorable gift lies thoughtful design and creative expression.

Imprint Engine boasts a team of talented artists and designers who transform your ideas into stunning visual concepts. Whether it’s crafting something original or refining existing designs, we bring your brand’s vision to life.

Inventory Managers

Efficient inventory management by Imprint Engine means your gifts are always ready when you need them, without the stress.

Imprint Engine has a dedicated team of inventory managers that oversees every aspect of stock control and warehousing, ensuring optimal inventory levels at all times.

With robust inventory tracking systems and streamlined processes, we minimize the risk of stockouts and delays, ensuring that your gifts are always ready to be dispatched at a moment’s notice.

Fulfillment & Shipping Experts

Timely delivery is key for making a lasting impression with your corporate gifts. Imprint Engine excels in fulfillment and shipping, leveraging advanced logistics solutions to deliver your gifts to recipients worldwide.

Whether you want domestic or international shipping, we ensure swift and reliable delivery, keeping you informed at every step of the process. With our expertise in shipping logistics, you can rest assured that your gifts will reach their destination on time, every time.

It’s important to note that this is just a taste of what the Imprint Engine can do. We offer a full range of services, from tech integration to top-notch customer support, to take your gifting strategies to the next level.

No matter your size, from a startup to a global company, we’re your partner for creating memorable gifting experiences.

Create a Corporate Gifting Strategy That Makes an Impact

Business gift planning takes thought, strategy, and a beautiful execution. Imprint Engine is your triple threat.

We care for everything, from designing, developing, distributing merch (and so much more). Ready to make lasting connections? Contact Imprint Engine today. Let’s get to building solid relationships and connections.