Promotional items you should know how to use before giving

Companies that spend part of their budgets on promotional items enjoy a lot of success. But what happens when you give a gift that you have no idea how to use? And what’s worse is, what if you give that gift and then the customer asks you how to use it but you don’t know how to? You don’t need that type of embarrassment in your life and the last thing you need is for your customers to think that you don’t know what you are talking about. The giving of the promotional gift has as much power as the gift itself. You want your gift to make the bigger impact and in order to do this, you need to educate yourself about your gifts before you start. Giving corporate gifts is an art, and you can start perfecting your art by knowing what you are giving.

Here are a 2 promotional gifts that you should learn to use before giving:

The Boomerang

Boomerangs are interesting promotional items
Boomerangs are interesting promotional items

 

They already look rather odd, but if you have watched enough movies you are likely to have seen the boomerang being used. It flies smoothly through the air, does a turn and flies all the way back to your hand. But that is not always the case. You have to know how to use it in order for it to work correctly. So…

Step 1: Focus on the wind direction

Step 2: Grip one side

Step 3: Release it with a spin to the side of the wind (not directly into the wind, throw it at a 45-degree angle). The spin is very important, think of it almost as throwing a rugby ball. It will turn midair on its own. Remember not to throw the boomerang aggressively, it is a calm but firm toss.

Step 4: Watch it cut through the air and prepare to catch it before it hits you.

With the boomerang, practice makes perfect. Give it a few tries before you attempt to show a customer and be sure there is wind. If you are able to accomplish the throw and catch, your clients will be impressed.

The Compass

Figure out how the compass works before you give it as a gift. Teaching your clients how to use compass might just impress them
Figure out how the compass works before you give it as a gift. Teaching your clients how to use compass might just impress them

It might seem as if it is very easy to use a compass successfully, you might still see people walking around completely confused with a  compass balancing on their outstretched palm, not exactly understanding what they are looking for or which direction they are going. Luckily we don’t depend on compasses as much anymore, but having the knowledge of how to use a compass is still pretty valuable. So…

Step 1: Hold the compass in the palm of your outstretched hand. It needs to be held flat so that the needle can turn.

Step 2: Orientate yourself by determining which direction you are facing. First, turn the degree dial until the arrow lines up with the magnetic arrow so that both are facing north. Once this is done, unless you are already facing north, you should be able to determine the direction you are facing.

Step 3: Work out your degrees by checking the degree marker. You can find this by looking at where the travel arrow is pointing. Once you have your bearings you will be able to use a map to navigate.

Those who are going to be receiving your promotional items will receive a lasting impression if you are able to show them how the gift actually works. At Gift Wrap, you can find a number of interesting promotional gifts all at affordable prices.

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You should be giving a gift basket as a corporate gift

The gift basket (or hamper) is the gift that keeps on giving. And when you are giving promotional items and promotional gifts in competition with other companies, you really want your gift to be the one that makes the biggest impression. There are many times that you are going  to be thinking about what you should be giving as a promotional gift, and if a gift basket has not yet come to mind, you had better read further to find out exactly what you can gain from giving gift baskets as promotional gifts.

Gift baskets can consist of a number of different but related items. They make great corporate gifts.
Gift baskets can consist of a number of different but related items. They make great corporate gifts.

What is so unique about gift baskets is that you can create your own theme for them and add specific items to your basket. Most gift baskets are inexpensive when compared to how much will be included in the basket. The corporate gift basket is a great promotional item for your most loyal clients and your hard working staff. While they can be given all year round, they are more commonly given during the holidays and for birthdays.

A few benefits of giving gift baskets as corporate gifts

  1. You can set yourself apart from all competition

When you are giving a gift basket you are setting yourself apart from all of your nearest competitors. Not many people are going to take the trouble to select a gift basket and arrange for it to be delivered. By giving gift baskets you are showing your clients that you really appreciate their support and that you are able to offer them something that is really different. Ask yourself this, how many companies do you know that are spending money on their clients? The answer is probably not that many, so know that a gift basket is going to provide you with an immensely memorable selling point.

Just one of the many promotional gift sets from Gift Wrap.
Just one of the many promotional gift sets from Gift Wrap.
  1. You can give your employees a boost in morale

A happy, motivated team of employees is most certainly a huge benefit for your business. One of the ways that you can boost their moral is by giving them a gift basket. Businesses should not only be focused on giving gifts to their customers, they should also be focused on giving gifts to their employee’s. Your employees work very hard for you, so giving them a gift to say thank you for their hard work, is one of the best ways to make an impression on your employees while at the same time give them a morale boost. Show your employees that you really appreciate the hard work that they do for you by giving them a gift basket.

Gift sets are the gifts that keep on giving
Gift sets are the gifts that keep on giving
  1. Keep your customers interested

You already know that a gift that has been branded is more likely to stay in the minds of your customers. Imagine the power that a gift basket full of promotional items can do! When you take the time to give a basket, you are guaranteed to be making a big impression.

Gift Wrap has a wide selection of all sorts of interesting gifts that you can use to make a meaningful impact. You can contact us today to find out more about the gifts that you can give as well as find out more about the gift baskets/hampers we have available.

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Why you should be giving chocolate promotional items

“Chocolate makes everything better” – Zella Day

Chocolate are feel good promotional items
Chocolate are feel good promotional items

Chocolate is always appreciated. As promotional items, they are small bites of marketing genius while they are simple and affordable to give. Chocolate sweetens even the dullest day and when you are the company giving away chocolate as promotional gifts, you are going to be making a memorable impression on your market.

Why do people love chocolate?

It is not just the taste of this sweet treat that has people always looking forward to more, chocolate has a number of other characteristics that make it such a welcome gift. Aztec kings are thought to be among the first to have eaten chocolate and since it first touched a human pallet, chocolate has become something that not even the staunchest dieter can resist. Chocolate is one of the most popular treats and it is one of the few treats that is literally able to melt in your mouth.

Everybody likes to recieve a gift of chocolate and even if they don't eat it themselves they can always give it to someone who will
Everybody likes to recieve a gift of chocolate and even if they don’t eat it themselves they can always give it to someone who will

Some say that chocolate is the ultimate food, because of its composition. Chemically it is filled with opioids. Opioids are pain suppressors and give you a general feeling of wellness. It is certainly a feel-good food, and any promotional items that make your clients feel good are going to be a hit. Remember that when it comes to promotional gifts, the feeling that a person gets from receiving and using the gift, plays an important role when it comes to the conversions that you want to see.

The benefits of chocolate go beyond their marketing power, especially as they are able to play a positive role in the health of those who you give chocolate to. Here are just a few of the health benefits that come with eating chocolate (especially dark chocolate):

-        Chocolate is good for your skin

Throw away any stories you have heard about chocolate being the cause of bad skin conditions. Dark chocolate actually has the opposite effect on your skin and can prevent outbreaks from happening. Flavonoids can also protect the skin from the harmful UV sun rays.

-        Chocolate reduces the risk of having a stroke

According to Swedish studies, eating just 2 bars of chocolate a week can reduce your risk of having a stroke. The flavonoids in chocolate act as an antioxidant which can fight off strokes.

-        Chocolate makes the brain stronger

A study done by Johns Hopkins University has proven that dark chocolate can protect the cells within your brain and again plays a role in reducing your risk of having a stroke. The epicatechin in chocolate has also been found to reduce brain damage in mice after a stroke.

You can be creative with your chocolate gifts and have them branded
You can be creative with your chocolate gifts and have them branded

Why give chocolate as a gift?

Just because would suffice for most people but we want to give you a real answer, so why should you give chocolate as a promotional item? Most people like chocolate, so you won’t have to do a lot of research into your market before giving it, chocolate promotional items can be engraved with your company’s details and finally chocolates are exceptionally affordable so you can afford to give them away to lots of people.

Gift Wrap has a selection of promotional items for you to give. Contact us should you want to give chocolate as a gift to your clients and staff.

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The best executive promotional gifts to make a lasting impression

Not everyone who you will be giving gifts to are going to get the same gift. Those clients who are a little more supportive than the rest and who are considered to be the more executive types are going to receive gifts which are very impressive. Executive promotional gifts are a cut above the rest and should you have a board of executives working within your company, these gifts are great for saying thank you.

We often make  the mistake of thinking that we can only give promotional gifts to our clients but promotional items are not just reserved for the everyday shopper, they are also ideal for spoiling the executives within your company. The executive corporate gifts are those that are high quality and designed to be given specifically to either the most loyal clients, or the executive members of the staff. Whether they are the executives who are supporting your company, or the executives within your company, these people are always on the go and they are always going to welcome a promotional gift that is going to make their lives a whole lot easier. Here are the gifts that you should give to executives.

Executive promotional gifts come in all shapes and sizes
Executive promotional gifts come in all shapes and sizes
  • A charger

When someone lives a hectic lifestyle, they are always on their cell phones or typing away on their laptop. So what better gift to give to an executive then a special type of charger? One of the best types of chargers that you can give is the type that can be charged by the sun. A solar charger is affordable and incredibly useful. They have a USB output cable that will allow you to plug in your cell phone charger and your laptop cable. Allowing up to 8 hours of use, this is a fantastic promotional gift for executives.

  • A flat power bank

Power banks are useful and always a hit

Slim enough to fit into your wallet, this power bank  makes a wonderful executive promotional gift. Along with a cable this power bank is going to help your executive clients or members of your staff to charge their electronics when they are on the move. And the slim style of the device means that they can easily be stored away in your wallet or pocket.

  • A stylish USB laser pen

The executive is likely to hold many meetings and sometimes having a laser pointer can make the proceedings go a whole lot smoother. The USB pen is an incredibly popular gift, especially as it is a three in one gift. A pen, a USB drive and a laser pointer all in one. If you really want to make a lasting impression with promotional gifts, this is one of the best ones that you can give.

  • A digital photo frame key ring

With the ability to store up to 50 photos, the digital photo frame key ring allows you to load the photographs you would like to see onto your key ring and then hang your car keys onto it. It is a special gift to give and it is a wonderful option if you are looking for a special promotional gift.

Your executives deserve promotional gifts that are extra special. You can find all of these gifts at Gift Wrap, shop with us!

 

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