With the Holidays in full swing, it’s time begin thinking about your client gifts.
‘Do I have to give Holiday client gifts?’ You ask. If you want them to remain your clients, the answer is YES. Not giving Holiday gifts would be a missed opportunity. Even if it’s just a handwritten note, it’s an excellent touch point for reconnecting with past clients, expressing gratitude for active clients and it’s just good form, plain and simple.
To help you out, we’re sharing some fresh ideas for clients gifts. Visit our blog to see all of our ideas and view the full article.
1. Locally Baked Goods
You can’t go wrong with a delicious Holiday treat, bonus point if it’s from a beloved local bakery. It’s a great conversation starter and shows that you’re a neighborhood advocate. Be warned, however, this is a commitment because you will have to hand deliver these but it’s definitely worth it. As a rule of thumb, prioritize all of the clients you closed a deal within the last year as well as your most active buyers and current sellers. A gesture like this goes a long way and keeps you top of mind with your clients. There will always be some deals that are rockier than others but this is a great way to end the year on a good, sweet note.
2. Personalized Candles
Candles like these from Le Labo are a great option because they live in the home and will be around for a long time. The idea is that every time your client goes to light the candle, they think of you (aww). If you can’t find the time to hand write your notes and personally deliver gifts, this still offers a very personal touch. The packaging is sleek and beautiful and it looks as if you commissioned a candle just for your client. These candles aren’t exactly a bargain so think about the clients you really want to make an impression on.
3. Make a donation in your client’s name
What do you get the client who has everything? Instead of trying to impress them with the most expensive gift you can afford, try making a charitable donation in their name. Watsi is an absolutely wonderful organization that funds high impact, low-cost medical treatments all over the world and 100% of your donation go to the patient. You could also give a Kiva gift card and let your client choose where the donation goes to.
4. Cook’s Essential Cook Books
Nothing makes a new house feel like home more than sharing a home cooked meal with your family. For your clients who have recently moved and are still settling in, this cookbook set is a great gift for any time of the year and will help them make lasting memories in their new home. The set makes a beautiful display that will likely earn prime real estate in the kitchen, reminding your clients of their realtor every time they pass by.
5. Gift a Giftagram
If there’s no one-size-fits-all option for your gift list, you’ll love browsing the curated gifts on Giftagram. Their client gift section is full of dreamy, decadent gift boxes that you’ll be tempted to buy for yourself. The best part is that all you need to send the gift is your client’s phone number. Giftagram will facilitate the shipping and in most of the cases, the shipping is free!
We hope this gives you some ideas for your client gifting! Whether you opt for a pricey gift or a handwritten card, just keep it genuine and your gesture will be appreciated.