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What to Put in a Client Gift Basket

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What to Put in a Client Gift Basket

Custom Printing Apparel Byron Center MI

One way to show your clients how much they mean to you is by giving them a gift basket. But what exactly should you put in it? Fruitcake? Probably not. If you’re looking for a blog on what to put in a client gift basket to show your appreciation, this read is for you. 

Client Custom Shirts

As a business owner, your team probably has a few custom shirts or custom polos. But when it comes to your clients, you don’t want to give them the same thing you give your staff.

A client custom shirt is a much better option. Client clothing lets someone know you care about them and their continued support, but it doesn’t mean they work for your company. As a benefit, it works as a branding strategy though. While wearing a member-exclusive shirt, your client lets others know about your business.

An added step might be to have multiple tiers of custom client shirts. Something that’s extra special for your premium clients like a personalized jacket. This shows unique clients how much you value their partnership, and it also encourages others to take next steps with your company.

A Custom Water Bottle 

In a gift basket, a custom water bottle goes a long way. Sometimes quite literally. 

People always think they have enough water bottles but never do when in a pinch. Think about kids’ soccer practices or that business meeting someone's running late to or family trips in the summer. Having a water bottle that can handle the journey time and time again means something. Why not have your company logo on it so your clients take you with them? 

We’d like to say that every time someone takes a drink from your company water bottle they’ll think of your company, but that’s not the case. What is true is that a custom water bottle will help maintain good status with a client. Even if a client only thinks of your company 10% of the time they drink from it, that’s still at least once or twice daily (more depending on refills.) 

Custom Golf Balls 

We all know how popular golf is. 

A couple of golf balls in a client gift basket lets golfers know you’re thinking about them too. What works well with custom golf balls is not how someone plays the game with it, but when a client sees your company name and logo before they tee up. 

The brief moment of remembering where they got it adds to the bond they have with you. And if your clients aren’t golfers, don’t worry. Golf balls tend to stick around people’s desks and homes so a custom one still adds benefits. 

A Custom Hat

A lot like the custom shirt, a custom hat works as wearable advertisement and branding.

With custom hats, you don’t have to be as cautious as you do with company shirts. Hats rarely mean someone works somewhere but they often show how someone supports a place. Our tip here is to focus primarily on usability. Whether your clients wear the hat with personalized apparel, athletic apparel, or business apparel, you want it to fit the occasion. 

As your custom print shop, we’ll work with you to achieve that diversity so that your clients will love what they wear and love you for the gift. 

A Custom Stress Ball

Tossing a stress ball in your client gift baskets never hurts. It actually might help. 

Most people don’t go out of their way to buy a stress ball, but when one gets gifted to them they might use it all the time. Stress balls are great for more than just handling stress, they’re proven to also help fight things like arthritis, anxiety, and hand cramping. 

Whether it sits on your client’s desk for months or gets everyday use, a custom stress ball reminds your client how you're there through it all. 

A Custom Frisbee

Here at SportingU, we even offer custom printed frisbees

These are great toys to put in a gift basket for your client because if your clients have kids, a frisbee works as a shareable gift. This can mean a lot to your client too because it shows you pay attention to their home lives and that you care about them as people, not just profit opportunities. 

Custom Coasters

Coasters are always getting their use. Whether it’s for an outdoor party or a dinner event, having a collection of coasters is a must so why not give your clients a bundle of them in a gift basket

Like the other customizable items we offer, custom coasters work great to start conversations. If your client has guests over, coasters can make your company a part of the party without having to be there in person. 

And because word of mouth is still one of the most powerful sales techniques in our culture, you may have a new client from just one coaster-conversation. 

Candy and Snacks 

Of course, the final thing we recommend adding to your gift baskets is everyone's favorite sweet and salty treats.

With snacks and candy, you have a lot of options. Depending on the size of your company, you may also want to customize each gift basket to each client specifically. If you have notes about how someone is allergic to nuts, a client gift basket that doesn’t have any of those shows you pay attention. 

There are tons of options with food too. Here are just a few: 

  • Fruit Snacks
  • Granola Bars
  • Protein Bars
  • Chocolates
  • Bags of Chips
  • Popcorn 
  • Packs of Gum
  • Tic Tacs 

We hope you’ll find a good combination to suit whatever your client’s favorites may be! 

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If you’re wondering how SportingU can provide you with a custom print of something you need, feel free to reach out and contact us online or by phone at (616) 730-1614. As your Byron Center, MI custom print shop, we want you to have what you need to look your best.


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